Thursday, May 22, 2014

Home Improvement Remodel Projects

The following infographic from HomeZada is a simple six step guide to help homeowners manage any remodel or home improvement project. Take a look at the infographic and you'll discover helpful tips to help you find inspiration for you remodel projects, tackling the design phase, researching products, setting your budget, completing the project, and keeping up with the maintenance.

Home Improvement: Remodel Projects, A Guide to Having Successful Projects
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Investors Realty Model Home Grand Opening

GRAND OPENING: Saturday, May 31st FROM 2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM

You're Invited!

This is a Grand Opening of our newest model home where you'll get to see things like:

  • The awesome layout and unbeatable standard features
  • See all the exterior custom choices, to get a gauge of what you would want
  • Also talk with neighbors about their great experience, to build your confidence for owning a Garrison home!

For address and directions simply follow this link to fill out the form to confirm your RSVP. We'll send you an email with a link you can use for directions.

Need more information? Contact Jill Sussman at 302-399-9129 or by

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Solar Plunge!

UPDATE - Solar Plunge! Mark your calendars for SATURDAY 31 MAY 2:00 PM.
SOUTHERN MEADOW 1ST ANNUAL SOLAR PLUNGE.  Sign up sheet is in the clubhouse now. Seems like winter is never-ending I know, but warm weather IS ON THE WAY. Come on over to the Solar Plunge and join in the fun or relax in a lawn chair and visit with your neighbors.  GAMES, FUN – We’ll have a RUBBER DUCKIE race across the shallow end of the pool. Players swish and coax their yellow rubber duck across the pool – should be lots of fun. Also a toy parachute jumper challenge – jumper must land in the recovery zone!!!  Please bring a beverage of your choice to wash down the grilled hot dogs and potato chips.

Call or email Sharon.  Don’t be square, see ya there!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

National BBQ Month

April showers may bring May flowers, Mother's Day, and Memorial Day, but did you know that May is also national BBQ month? Evenings and weekends  you'll soon begin to smell the characteristic scent of charcoal grills, BBQ sauce, and burgers. With a whole month dedicated to grilling, make sure to stock up on your grilling essentials and join in with your neighbors celebrating national BBQ month! The following infographic was brought to you by Ghergich&Co. in partnership with Fix.

May is National BBQ Month
by Ghergich.
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Monday, May 12, 2014

Master Gardener Class & Dinner

Master Gardener Event

Date: Wednesday May 14th
Time: Starts at 1pm
Location: The Southern Meadows Clubhouse

Registration ends on the 14th so you still have the next few days to register and take advantage of our Master Gardner!

Our Master Gardener's name is Wendy and she will help you learn the techniques necessary to create your own personal garden. You'd be surprised at some of the space saving garden techniques available to you! After the class join us at Roma's Restaurant where we have reserved a private dining room. Dinner is on us!

During this even you'll not only learn all you need to know about gardening. You'll have the opportunity to converse with residents, 'test drive' the community, as well as view and spend the night at our brand new Dogwood model.

To register and find out more about this even follow this link to our website.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day

Mothers Day is this Sunday May 11th, if someone close to you is a mother make sure to make the day special for them. The infographic below from Bridesign has many facts and statistics that should help to show you why we celebrate mothers day, and convince you to make not only this one day of the year special, but every day.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

National Public Gardens Day

Friday May 9th is National Public Gardens Day 2014 at Mt. Cuba Center. Whether you go because you want to take part in celebrating America's public garden heritage, or you need a day out of the house to smell the flowers, this is the perfect day and place. You can take a look at their gardens, eat a picnic lunch in the sunshine, take a nice stroll while viewing the nature around you, or participate in staff-led excursions. There are no reservations required and you can take home a free native plant to add a little life and color to your home.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

NAHB Remodelers Reveals the Most Popular Features to Improve the Performance of Your Home

NAHB April 30, 2014 - According to a new National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers survey, high-performing, Low-emissive (Low-E) windows are the most common green building products used by residential remodelers. To kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May, NAHB released the survey results, which highlight the most common building features that home owners are using to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
“The improved availability and affordability of high-performing building products means energy-efficient features are being incorporated into more home improvement projects,” said NAHB Remodelers Chair Paul Sullivan, CAPS, CGR, CGP, of Waterville Valley, N.H. “Remodeling can not only improve the overall layout and features of a home, but depending on the upgrades you choose, you can also save money on utilities, improve indoor air quality and strengthen the long-term value of your home.”
The most popular green building features in the survey of residential remodelers in the first quarter of 2014 are:
• High performance windows including Low-E and Argon gas windows
• High efficiency HVAC systems
• Programmable thermostats
• ENERGY STAR appliances
Other popular features include ceiling fans, moisture control products such as bathroom fans, water conserving fixtures and high performance insulation.
The usage of technology to improve a home’s performance has increased dramatically during recent years. Seventy percent of remodelers said they used programmable thermostats, an increase from 42 percent in 2011. Sixty-two percent of remodelers used ceiling fans in their remodels, compared to 37 percent in 2011.
Over the next five years, the percentage of remodelers who expect to be doing more than 60 percent of their projects green will double, according to the McGraw Hill Construction green building study in conjunction with NAHB.
“The lower operating and maintenance costs of energy-efficient homes are a compelling reason for more home owners to incorporate green features in their remodeling designs,” said Sullivan. “A professional remodeler can help maximize the benefits of including these features in a remodel. The survey results provide useful examples of ways to increase a home’s efficiency, decrease costs and take advantage of the other benefits that high performance green homes offer.”

For more information about remodeling during National Home Remodeling Month in May and year-round,