Spring is definitely in the air, and everyone’s thoughts turn to getting outside and fixing up those things around the house that bugged you all winter — that’s when you start thinking about “should we wait any longer?”

Did you choose, or plan to choose, beautiful laminate floors for your new home? We thought perhaps a good reminder of how to care for your laminate floors would be helpful because a flooring upgrade is a major investment.

Laminate floors are among the easiest to keep clean and, with proper care, their beauty will endure for decades. The tips below are intended to help you care for and prevent damage to your laminate floor.

Glynn County has a new homebuilder. Lamar Smith Signature Homes recently broke ground at Covington Pointe, a West Glynn community adjacent to the new Sterling Elementary and Jane Macon Middle Schools. Lamar Smith Signature Homes is a leader in redefining the affordable home in Coastal Georgia and is proud to join the homebuilding community of Glynn County.

With over 20 years experience in the development and residential building industry, Lamar Smith Signature Homes has garnered awards ranging from Savannah’s Best Home Value and Best Master Suite to Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah. Their leadership team of Lamar Smith, Jeff Kramer, and Ashley Durrence consistently provide the vision, experience, and expertise to create the homes and planned communities that today’s buyers want.

The LAKES at COTTONVALE – One of Chatham County’s most popular communities for price, location, and style can now be your new home address! We have 3 new homes under construction that will be ready for an early summer move in.

At Cottonvale, your neighbors care about curb appeal as much as you do, so you know your community will hold its value. Located off the Highway 17 corridor and across from the Berwick Marketplace, you’ll find that Cottonvale puts you in the heart of West Chatham County.

Congratulations! You built or bought your beautiful new home. You have moved in, unpacked, and decorated. But the outside? Does your landscaping leave you wondering what to do? Well, now is the time to start dreaming and planning – Spring is just around the corner!

What is at the top of your list?

Effingham County's Best Address!

Monday February 13, 2012

A terrific Effingham County address is waiting, but not for long! The new phase of home sites are selling quickly at the Lost Plantation Golf Community. Buyers must hurry in to find the best location near work and play, not to mention incredible values. A wonderful future awaits, so stop waiting and make the move of a lifetime today. For all the details on home sites and floor plans at prices starting in the $160,000’s, click on the Community drop down list on our home page and then on Lost Plantation.

Buying Your First Home

Saturday February 11, 2012

Finding the right first home starts with a price range and a short list of desirable neighborhoods. But there are many other factors you’ll need to consider before investing in what may be your biggest asset.

Before You Start:

Grab your current household budget so you can consider your financial situation and your ability to make mortgage payments.

Why Buy a Home?

Saturday February 04, 2012

Realty Times for Real Estate News & Advice

You’ve probably heard it all over media outlets. “Affordability is at an all-time high.” “Interest rates are below 4.0 percent!” The question remains, however, why buy a home? What do these proclamations actually mean for you?

Let’s look at these claims. Affordability is at an all-time high. This is calculated by a ratio of median household income to median home prices for any given area.

Military Buyers' Home Search Stops Here!

Wednesday February 01, 2012

We honor and welcome our military community around Savannah! Our strategic location on the southern Atlantic Coast has made us a prime setting for military forts and bases since our country’s beginning. Our historic Fort Pulaski and Fort McAllister stand testament to the military’s long presence around Savannah. Our Rice Creek community in Port Wentworth is popular with our military families, but we wanted to establish additional communities to provide more location choices and varied price ranges.

Top 5 Home Finance Blogs

Tuesday January 24, 2012

If you’re getting ready to buy your first home, get your financial house in order first. To approve you for a loan, banks want to see credit scores, bank statements, credit history and more, so it helps to have a clean path for a lender to navigate.

Whether you are drowning in debt or just not sure if you are ready, the following blogs will help you get on the right track toward home ownership – or at least provide some humorous or insightful input while you navigate your own journey.