Posts made in November, 2009


New Homeowner Gift Ideas


Posted By on Nov 8, 2009

If you have bought a home recently or are in the process of buying a home, you will soon find out that you need some things you may never have needed before.  I love the ideas at This Old House for the new home owner.  There are some inexpensive but practical ideas like the book – How Your House Works – “A visual guide to understanding and  maintaining your home” for an affordable $22.00, some great hand tool suggestions, a handy tool tote, along with some more costly power tools.  Home maintenance is an important part of your life after you have moved into your new home.  It is a rewarding process that can keep your home as new and stunning as when you first moved in.  Happy shopping!

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Hombuyer Tax Credit Extended


Posted By on Nov 8, 2009

The home buyer tax credit has been extended.  You only have an additional six months to take advantage of this credit.  At Schiavi Home Builders that means you will need to be ordering your new home as soon as possible to insure you will take delivery before the deadline.  Our calendar is filling up fast for next year, so there isn’t any time to waste.  If you still have questions about the tax credit or you would like to learn more about the changes that were incorporated into the extension you can watch this video produced by the National Home Builders Association.  Click HERE for the video.

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The Charm of Copper


Posted By on Nov 7, 2009

Do you like the appeal of copper trim on a home? It sure fits within our New England tradition, yet you don’t see it much anymore. That’s because the price has become cost inhibitive to the everyday buyer. York Manufacturing in Sanford, ME has a new product called Soleil, made from Everlam, that combines the beauty of copper with the price of aluminum. They make an array of trim products that are cost affordable and can give your home the charm you’ve been seeking. To check out their products you can download their catalog here. It might just be what you’ve been looking for.

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