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Nov 24. 2022

Countertop and Tile Care

Best Practices for Countertops and Tile Maintenance Countertops and tiles: your home's unsung hero, adding more character than perhaps any other feature. And with proper care and maintenance, your countertops and tiles will reward you with years of faithful, glowing service. But what does that "proper care and maintenance" look like? Let's get into it! The BAsics When it comes to countertops and tiles, cleaning is pretty universal. At a minimum, ...

Oct 03. 2022

Weatherizing Your Holt Home

Preparing Your Home for Fall and Winter   Fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest are truly delightful. That clean, crisp air, the foliage slowly changing color, the first snow...but before you get too cozy, it's time to take the right homeowner maintenance steps to weatherize your home. From gutter cleaning to weatherstripping, to thermostat adjustments and more, here are the basics on how to prepare your Holt home for the fall and winter ...

Jun 30. 2022

The Homeowner's Guide to Floor Care

Maintaining Your Floor's Appearance and Integrity One of the most satisfying aspects of owning a newly constructed home is those fresh, unblemished floors. But even homes containing the most-high quality and durable flooring can start to see the wear of daily life over time. Luckily, you can easily preserve your floor's appearance and integrity for years to come with proper and regular care. Let's break down some of the best methods for ...

Jun 29. 2022

Maintaining Your Drywall & Paint

Maintaining Your Drywall & Paint There's something so special about that first year in a brand-new Holt home. That crisp smell, those shiny new floors, the ultra-soft carpets, and, of course, those freshly painted walls…wait… is that a crack?   Fret not. Just when you're finally starting to relax into your new surroundings, so is your home, and it'll show in a process called “settling”. Cracks and flaws in drywall and paint are par for the ...

Feb 22. 2022

Why Work with a Preferred Lender?

You may have heard that working with a preferred lender has its perks. And, you're right! There's a reason that builders select longstanding loan partners. Put simply: an experienced, reliable lender is the key to a smooth home-buying experience. Our preferred lenders Flagstar and US Bank are industry leaders with specialized knowledge in new construction homes. They understand the buying process, know our team well, and deliver on time, making ...

Jan 07. 2022

Keeping Plants Healthy Through PNW Winters

Beautiful plants are one of the best ways to make your house feel more like home. A well-cared-for collection of plants is a great addition to décor any time of the year - but you're not alone if your happy houseplants seem a little less happy during the winter. While our summers are plant heaven, our winters mean a lot less sun and a lot more dry heat. That is why we have reached out to Potted in Portland, an incredible local business, and our ...