Spectacular Philly Events Happening this March

Celebrate March and welcome Spring this month by attending some of Philadelphia’s amazing events. With a robust lineup of events in the Philadelphia area, you won’t want to miss out on any of the entertainment! From the always popular Philadelphia Flower Show to home openers and performing arts, check out these must-do events this March!

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
March 3rd – 11th
This annual celebration is back at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcasing the largest indoor show of its kind. The theme of the show this year is Wonders of Water, which features and amazing entryway with a rope bridge, 25-foot waterfall and great entertainment. Don’t miss this year’s Flower Show and view the vibrant and colorful landscapes that have been created!

Philly Wine Week
March 22nd – 29th
Get ready for vino-filled opportunities this March by attending the ever-expanding Philly Wine Week. Enjoy tastings, dinner parties, and educational sessions. Philly’s Wine Week features hundreds of events in 50-plus restaurants and bars across the city over eight days!

The Best of Broadway at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
March 9th – 11th
This March, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will host three unforgettable nights of performances you don’t want to miss! Showcasing popular tunes from Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and more, you’ll want to reserve your tickets now. Performances from Debbie Gravitte, Susan Egan, and Christopher Seiber, who have performed a total of two dozen Broadway shows collectively, will light up the stage this month.

Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 11th
Grab your green clothes and spend the day celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day! Enjoy the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which marches down Broad Street all the way to Penn’s Landing. There will be marching bands, decorated floats, music, and dance groups to get the festivities going!

Philadelphia Union Home Opener
March 3rd
If you’re a big soccer fan, get ready to cheer on our home team, The Philadelphia Union, at their home opener game this March! Facing off against the New England Revolutions at Talen Energy Stadium, this opener will be an exciting and challenging game! For more information, click here.

Winter Blues Festival at Longwood Gardens
March 2nd – 29th (select dates)
The always beautiful Longwood Gardens is hosting a Winter Blues Festival this March. Enjoy a beautiful backdrop of hydrangeas and poppies, while talented blues artists play soulful music. Click here for more information!

Swan Lake at the Academy of Music
March 8th – 18th
Get your tickets and watch the legendary ballet, Swan Lake, at the Academy of Music. This timeless ballet features the traditional Tchaikovsky score and is a must-see for anyone who is a performing arts lover! For more information, click here.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this March. Make plans with your friends and family all month long and enjoy what Philadelphia and the region has to offer! If you’re looking to move into the South Philadelphia/Packer Park area, consider Siena Place, one of Judd Builders luxury new home communities!

How to Create the Perfect Guest Room

Just like any room in the house, you want to create the perfect space for your guests to relax and feel at home. Whether it’s a family member staying for the weekend or a close friend staying for an extended amount of time, you’ll want to make sure your guest is always comfortable. You can easily create the perfect atmosphere in your guest room, with décor and helpful amenities. Here are ten tips to help you create the perfect guest room.

Pile on the Pillows
People tend to be particular about their pillows, especially the pillows they use to sleep. Keep guests happy by having a bunch of pillow options for them. Mix in fluffy and flat pillows and throw them on the bed in a nice display. Not only will this make for a good experience for your guest, but layering the bed with pillows is on trend right now.

Fresh Linens
Before any guests visit, make sure to replace the bed linens with a fresh set. Also, keep an extra set of linens in the room or linen closet, in case your guest insists on changing them before they leave!

Hooks and Hangers
Make sure to have hangers readily available in your guest room closet for your guests. They will need space to hang their coat, and potentially clothing if they are staying for an extended period of time, while they’re visiting. Also, you could easily mount hooks on the back of the door so your guests have a designated spot to tuck away their purses or car keys.

Have a Mirror
Your guests will most likely use your guest bathroom. However, if the space allows, it is always nice to add a mirror to the bedroom for your guests to use. Whether they use it to put on jewelry or touch up their makeup, it will be much appreciated!

Fresh Flowers
Fresh flowers can easily add a bright and welcoming atmosphere to your guest room. If you decide to add a fresh arrangement of flowers to the guest room before your guest arrives, make sure to keep the arrangement simple. Opt for flowers that don’t have an overpowering smell or look. The simpler the better!

Leave a Sweet Treat
Like hotels, you could easily leave a sweet treat for your guests while they are staying with you. Before guests arrive, place a small box of chocolates, or another preferred sweet treat, on the bed. This tiny gesture will be a delightful surprise for your guests.

Drawer and Closet Space
If you use the guest room as storage when you don’t have visitors, remember to clear out some drawer and closet space before your guests arrive. They’ll need some space for their items during their stay and having drawer/closet space available upon their arrival will put them at ease.

Let Them Help Themselves
Hotels usually stock up their rooms with amenities like coffee or tea. You can do the same for your guests! If the guest room is big enough, place a small tea or coffee maker and some mugs on a tray. Let your guests help themselves whenever they desire, which will help them feel at home.

Provide Entertainment & WiFi Password
If you have the space in your room, add a small television on the wall. Your guests will appreciate the chance to wind down in a separate room after a long day filled with fun. Also, place a few books in the room if your guests prefer reading over television. Always make sure there are things to entertain them during their stay and give your guest the WiFi password as the get settled.

Make them Feel at Home
Instead of having your guests ask you for towels or blankets, provide them with a much-needed stash in the guest room. You can use a basket to hold the towels, robes, and extra blankets. Make sure to place it in a visible area, so they know what’s available to them right when the walk into the door!

For more tips and trick on creating the perfect guest room, click here! Your guests won’t want to leave, due to the wonderful guest room retreat you create for them!

Exciting March Events in the Flourtown Area

Call your friends and family and prepare to make plans this March! There are amazing events planned all month long. Don’t miss out on any of the fun this month in Flourtown and the surrounding area. From celebrating the Academy Awards to the extremely popular Philadelphia Flower Show, there’s bound to be an event that everyone will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this March!

Ambler Awards Weekend
March 2nd – March 4th
Do you love award shows? Celebrate the upcoming Academy Awards in Ambler from March 2nd to March 4th and enjoy fantastic shopping and dinner specials throughout the town! Also, don’t forget to go to the Ambler Theater on Sunday, March 4th for a party and viewing of the Academy Awards to finish off your fun-filled weekend!

Community Autism Network: “I CAN Paint Too!” – Painting with a Twist Fundraiser
March 3rd
Located on 6134 Germantown Avenue, this fundraising event will be sure to entertain creative types! Stop by the Soup Factory Studio, where the event will be held, and join the fun. Tickets are $35 dollars, which includes admission into the event and appetizers. Don’t forget to BYOB! And while you’re at it, invite your friends to join in on the festivities.

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
March 3rd – 11th
This annual celebration is back at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, showcasing the largest indoor show of its kind. The theme of the show this year is Wonders of Water, which features and amazing entryway with a rope bridge, 25-foot waterfall and great entertainment. Don’t miss this year’s Flower Show and view the vibrant and colorful landscapes that have been created! 

Chestnut Hill Brewing Company Presents Live Music
March 3rd and March 10th
On both Saturday’s in March, enjoy live musical guests that will keep you entertained all night! The event takes place from 7pm-10pm and features an array of different artists. The musical guest for the March 10th show hasn’t been announced yet, but on March 3rd enjoy the Americana/Bluegrass band River Bones! Located on 8221 Germantown Avenue, make sure you don’t miss out on this event!

Shirley Scott and Stanley Turrentine: Philly’s Jazz Organ Meets Pittsburgh Sax Titan
March 9th
Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz with a bunch of friends and family at the Woodmere Art Museum, located on 9201 Germantown Avenue. Make sure to get there before 4:30pm to get your tickets! There are no advance reservations, so it’s important that all parties are present to purchase tickets! Click here for more information!

Wednesday Night Trivia
March 14th, 21st, 28th
If you’re looking for a relaxed night of fun, try out Wednesday Night Trivia! Plan to go out with a group of friends or family and grab some food and drinks while answering trivia questions! The event takes place at Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, located at 8221 Germantown Avenue. You’ll definitely enjoy a night of good eats, trivia, and friendly competition! Click here for more information!

The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience
March 17th
This event is back by popular demand! Enjoy The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience on March 17th at the Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm! Located on 6026 Germantown Avenue, this event highlights and brings awareness to the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and the life of Harriet Tubman, one of 19th century’s most celebrated and important figures.

Corks & Cupcakes – Spring Edition
March 23rd
Nothing sounds better than a night filled with dessert, fun, and wine! Located on 7709 Germantown Avenue, enjoy the Spring Edition of Corks & Cupcakes, which takes place at the Event Studio from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Enjoy gourmet cupcakes paired with featured wines and get introduced to the “wine slushy.” Don’t miss out on this tasty event! For more information, click here.

Get in on the fun this March and clear your calendars! These events are a must-see, so call your friends and make your plans! You won’t be disappointed! And if you’re looking to move to the Flourtown area check out our amazing clubhouse community, The Reserve at Creekside.

Fun Friday Nights: How to Have Fun While Staying In

You don’t always have to go out to have a good time! That’s right, you can just as easily stay in on Friday night and have all the fun in the world. Plan to invite your friends and neighbors over and try out some of these fun at-home activities that will keep you entertained all night long.

Game Night
This classic is still one of the best ways to have fun while staying in. Invite your friends or your neighbors over for a rowdy night of card and board games that are sure to create lasting memories. Also, if you want to go big for game night add a theme and decorate accordingly.

Movie Night
Having a movie night is always a surefire way to have an awesome Friday night. A movie night is always easy to pull off and it can be very relaxing after a long week of working. However, you can also take movie night to a grander scale by having a big screen in your backyard. Pick a nice night to sit outside and project a movie onto a sheet. Not only is this different and fun from an original movie night, but you can also enjoy the outdoors.

Neflix Night
Similar to movie night, you can easily have a wonderful night in by hosting a get together and watching the latest Netflix series or a show that you and your friends have missed out on. Are you trying to catch up on a series? Gather with your friends and binge as much of the season as you can. At the end, not only have you spent quality time with your company, but you’ll have endless theories to chat about after the binging is over. If you don’t have Netflix don’t worry, just stick with the classic movie night and you’ll be sure to have a good time!

Girls Night: Spa Night/Bake Off
Forget girls night out. Instead have a girls night in and have a spa night or bake off. You don’t have to stick with the classic game night to have a fun time with your ladies. Relax and unwind from a stressful week of work and treat each other to a spa treatment. Paint your nails or give yourself a facial, whatever you decide to do make sure it’s relaxing and fun. However, if spa night is not for you, you have other options to choose from. Have a bake off and try out all the recipes that you’ve been dying to try. The options are endless, so plan the perfect girls night in for you and your favorite ladies.

Guys Night: Sporting Events/Competition
If girls can have a girls night in, why can’t guys do the same? Don’t limit yourselves to game night or movie night, get creative and think about what you and your guys would enjoy. Does a flag football game sound fun or would you rather grill and chill with your buddies? Whatever you decide to do just remember to have fun with it!

Dress Up Your Front Entrance

Your entrance is the first thing you see before you walk into your house. Make it stand out like the rest of your home design by “dressing it up” and adding your personal style to it. There are many quick and easy ways to achieve this! Just follow some of the tips below and your front entrance will definitely make a statement!

Door Decor
You don’t have to stick to the traditional wooden door anymore! Grab some paint and add a pop of color to change your front entrance. Just make sure to choose your color carefully! Match the color to the exterior of the house, but don’t be afraid to be bold. Also, get symbolic with your color and paint it a specific color for a symbolic meaning. Paint your door red for luck, yellow for positivity, blue for calmness, and purple for open-mindedness. If you aren’t keen on the idea of painting a door, you can go another route and still be successful with your chosen door decor! There are many different types of doors to choose from so pick one that speaks volume to your unique personality. The biggest trend right now is to have a statement door, like a farmhouse or custom-built door.

Pleasant Planters
Adding planters to your front entrance is an easy way to dress up your front entrance. Placing two planters on both sides of the door creates a sense of balance and elegance. The best thing about this option is that there are endless possibilities! From different types of planters to different flowers you’ll be able to personalize you planters to your desire. Check out some of these pleasant planters for inspiration! Don’t forget to mix it up throughout the year with seasonal plants as well! Just because the weather gets colder doesn’t mean that your front entrance décor has to suffer!

Decorative Doormats
Like planters, adding doormats is an easy way to dress up your front entrance and they help keep dirt and mud out of the house. Find a cute and welcoming doormat that compliments your door color and planters. Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with patterns or color. Try to stay away from generic doormats and you’ll be sure to have a dynamic front entrance. Or if you’re up for it, you can make your own with an easy do-it-yourself doormat!

Accent Your Address
Most people overlook their address as a decorative element to their front entrance, but this is a unique way to make your front entrance stand out from the rest. Visit Pinterest for a multitude of ideas and get creative. You can get essential supplies from Home Depot or Michael’s. Whatever you do make sure to have fun with it and cater the overall design to you personal style.

Seasonal Decor
You don’t have to be limited to dressing up your front entrance once or twice a year. Have fun with it and decorate for every season! Add carved pumpkin and small haystacks for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Or add tinsel with small ornaments and Christmas lights for the holidays like this! Get creative with your decor and have fun while doing it. This can be a fun activity to look forward to and do with friends or family.

Great Restaurants in Your Area to Try Out for Valentines Day

Nothing is more romantic than spending the night with your valentine over dinner. Dining out has become one of the most popular things to do on the special day. Don’t miss your chance to make your partner swoon. Check out some of these amazing restaurants located near Judd Builders communities and get your reservations before it’s too late!

Siena Place:

Urban Farmer: Located at 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the historic Logan Square Philadelphia, Urban Farmer is a hip steakhouse that is sure to turn up the romance this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy delicious food made from locally sourced ingredients, while spending time with your significant other. However, make sure to make reservations ahead of time!

Twenty Manning Grill: Located at 261 S 20th St. Philadelphia in the Rittenhouse Square area, Twenty Manning Grill has a great reputation that keeps their guests coming back regularly. Enjoy the amazing food served in a relaxed setting and make this restaurant your “go to spot” for date night.

 

The Reserve at Creekside:

Trattoria Moma: Located at 7131 Germantown Ave in Flourtown, Trattoria Moma is the perfect place for you and your sweetheart to have dinner. This traditional Italian restaurant uses the best local ingredients to capture the flavors of northern and southern Italian food. The quality and hospitality at this restaurant will keep you coming back!

Paris Bistro Jazz Café: Located at 8229 Germantown Ave in Flourtown, Paris Bistro Jazz Café is a low-key restaurant to take your partner. Inspired by the 1930’s, this bistro reminds many of their guests of the prohibition era speakeasies. Enjoy a wide range of menu items in an intimate setting while jazz music plays.

 

Renaissance at Morgan Creek/Poet’s Walk:

Spinnerstown Hotel: Located 2195 Spinnerstown Rd in Quakertown, Spinnerstown Hotel is truly one-of-a-kind. With two different dining areas to choose from, you and your loved one can enjoy the rustic, yet formal dining areas while you enjoy the local cuisine. The best part about Spinnerstown Hotel is that their menu is constantly under development to consistently make new dishes for their guests!

Zoubi: Located 5-7 West Mechanic Street in New Hope, PA, Zoubi is New Hope’s best-kept secret. This restaurant might be a further drive, but it’s totally worth it! The inventive and extremely delicious American Cuisine will satisfy your taste buds and the fresco setting will definitely set a romantic mood.

 

Whispering Pines/Brookshire:

Bolete Restaurant: Located at 1740 Seidersville Rd in Bethlehem, Bolete Restaurant handcrafts all of their dishes and believes that the integrity of their ingredients is what defines the food. This romantic setting will definitely impress your significant other while you savor the night dining out. Also, the chef changes the menus daily, making this the perfect place to come back to!

The Vineyard Restaurant: Located at 605 Fiot Street in Bethlehem, PA, savor the dishes that The Vineyard Restaurant has to offer. With meals made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients, you won’t be disappointed by this choice! Also, if you have any special dietary needs, The Vineyard Restaurant is able to accommodate.

 

Meadow View Farms:

Judy’s On Cherry: Located at 30 South 4th St. in Reading, PA, Judy’s On Cherry offers an intimate setting for you and your partner to enjoy your night out. This Mediterranean-inspired fine dining restaurant was once a farmer’s market, but now it offers some of the best cuisine in the Reading area. Also, if you have any dietary needs, Judy’s On Cherry has you covered! And if your looking for another place to eat, check out the sister restaurant, The Speckled Hen.

Stokesay Castle: Located at 141 Stokesay Castle Lane Reading, PA, Stokesay Castle is the ultimate romantic setting for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Enjoy the contemporary American cuisine made with organic, fresh, and locally-sourced ingredients. The Stokesay Castle is always reinventing their menu so there is something new for you to try. However, if you decide to dine here make sure to follow the business casual dress code!

Valentines Gifts for the Kids

Spread the cheer this Valentine’s day throughout the whole family and celebrate with your kids. Even though the day should be about you and your significant other, let the kids join the fun and give them a small Valentine’s Day gift. Watch their faces light up as they open up the little surprise and realize how much you love them! Here are six easy Valentine’s gifts that your kids are sure to love.

Candy & Snacks
Every kid loves candy. This idea is a gift your kids will definitely enjoy. Go to any local store you frequent and pick up some bags of your child’s favorite candy or snack. While your at it, pick up a small basket that you can put the candy in (go for a heart shaped basket for the occasion). Once you’re home and you know your kid isn’t around, set up the basket with all the wonderful goodies you bought and hide it. When the day arrives, place the basket where your child will see it and watch how his or her face lights up as they realize how much you love them.

The Latest Toy They’ve Been Eyeing
If your child has been eyeing up a toy recently, now is the perfect time to get it. Show them you care and pay attention to them by getting the toy they’ve been yearning for or didn’t get for Christmas. However, if the toy they want is on the expensive side, don’t feel like you’re obligated to get it. Try to find a different toy or try out one of the other gift ideas on the list!

Clothes
Clothes are always a great idea for a present. Your kids are constantly growing so they’ll need new clothes when they grow out of them. Buy your kid a cute outfit that they can wear on the holiday. This gift might be practical, but it’s still enjoyable, especially for older kids who are really into what they wear.

Fun Crafts
This is the perfect idea for a Valentine’s gift if your child loves to get creative. Finding fun crafts that your child will enjoy will keep them entertained for hours. Go to the closest arts and crafts store and pick out some supplies for projects you know your child will love. Then, when you get home wrap it up and hide it until Valentine’s Day. Your artsy kid will be overjoyed when they see they have a new project to unleash their creativity!

Homemade Treats
To kids, homemade treats are just like candy. They’ll love to see a basket full of their favorite homemade goodies on Valentine’s Day. From cookies to cupcakes, your kids will be ecstatic to see their favorite Valentine’s Day themed goodies. The best part about this gift is the thought and time you put into it. If you kids are young they might not realized how much effort you put into this gift, but if you have any older kids they’ll appreciate the time you took out of you day to put a smile on their face.

Books
If you have a bookworm on your hands, consider buying a book or two for a Valentine’s gift. Not only is this an easy gift to get, but it also provides some educational value as well. You can never go wrong with a book!

Perfect Valentines Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to put some thought into what kind of gift you will give to your significant other! From traditional gift ideas to out-of-the-box gifts, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of the awesome gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2018! 

For Him:

  • If you’re looking to go the sentimental route and get a meaningful gift for your guy, look no further! Get him custom cuff links to go with his suit. Every guy likes to look sharp for special occasions, so these custom cuff links will be perfect.
  • You can’t go wrong with buying a watch for your man this Valentine’s Day. This traditional gift idea is perfect for any man. There are a variety of different brands and watches to choose from, so do some research before you buy!
  • With a wide variety of monthly box subscriptions now available, you can find the perfect box subscription for your significant other! You know your man better than we do, so do some research and find different subscriptions that match his hobbies. You can finds subscriptions from monthly menswear to grooming kits. Check out some of these box subscriptions and see if there’s a perfect one for your man!
  • If your man is into tech, it’s best to buy a gift any tech guy would love. From speakers to gaming systems the options are endless! Before you make any purchases, make sure you know exactly what your guy wants. Ask questions nonchalantly so you don’t ruin the surprise, but you’ll definitely want to do you research before you make any purchases!

For Her:

  • Monthly box subscriptions aren’t just perfect for men. They are perfect for women too! Due to the increasing popularity and variety of monthly box subscriptions, you can find the perfect one for you significant other. If you’re lady likes trying different beauty products, get her a Birchbox subscription . Or if you have an avid reader on your hand, get her a monthly subscription to any of these amazing monthly book subscriptions! The possibilities are endless, do your research to find the perfect monthly subscription for your lady!
  • Jewelry is always a great option for a Valentine’s Day gift. From classic diamond necklaces to customized bracelets or necklaces, you can’t go wrong. Check out this sentimental necklace customized with important dates throughout your life together!
  • If you don’t have a way with words, you can easily let the experts do it for you! Express your love by buying books, particularly books written by the most romantic writers in history, and let your lady know how you feel. This romantic gesture will make her heart melt and the best part about this gift is that it will last forever. Any book or literature lover will love a gift like this. Check out this book set! Not only does it include love letters, sonnets, poems, and songs, but it is beautifully packaged as well!
  • You can never go wrong with flowers and chocolate. Both of these items have been a staple Valentine’s Day gift for years, so why break the tradition? However, if you do go the traditional route make sure to get a smaller present to show that you aren’t being cliché. Gifts like candles, mugs, or a small jewelry set will go perfect with flowers and chocolates.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Don’t miss your chance to get your significant other a stellar gift that they’ll cherish for years and don’t forget to show each other just how much you love one another! And most importantly don’t forget to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Get to Know Judd Builders

A home is more than just a house. It is where you and your family live, grow, and create lasting memories. Judd Builders understands this and we make it our priority to instill that in all of our home designs. We want to ensure that all of our home buyers are happy and have their own home to enjoy and build memories in for many years to come.

Judd’s Origin
As a division of the DePaul Group, Judd Builders was founded in the late 1950’s and began building custom homes in and around the Philadelphia area. With over 50 years of experience, Judd Builders has earned an honorable reputation as a skilled community planner focused on the concerns of home buyers, as well as sensitivity to contemporary environmental issues. We continue to build with those standards in mind, and are committed to reliable high quality workmanship, ensuring each and every home buyer gets the quality they expect and the home they deserve.

Judd’s Strong Commitment to Quality Workmanship
Run by people who care, Judd Builders is a reliable, stable, and financially diversified building company who puts home buyers first. Here at Judd Builders, you and your home buying experience takes precedence. We offer you the security of knowing you can place your trust in us to build your dream home. Our award-winning home designs are built with the best materials and a high level of fit and finish. We plan our communities in the most desirable and sought-after locations so that you can enjoy an amazing community life. And, that’s not all. Our designs reflect the needs of today’s demanding buyers. With our virtually maintenance-free exteriors, offered in a wide range of styles, you can have the home of your dreams and you won’t have to worry about spending too much time on upkeep. When you purchase a home from Judd Builders, you’ll enjoy the benefits of over 50 years of experience and expert planning. Here at Judd, we are committed to delivering the quality that makes a house a home for you and your family.

What’s To Come
Judd Builders continues its mission as a quality home builder with a strong commitment to quality workmanship and concern for the important environmental issues our society is facing. Most importantly, Judd remains focused on the concerns of home buyers ensuring that they receive the home of their dreams. Discover our communities and live a life of luxury and create lifelong memories with us, Judd Builders by your side.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer all of your questions!

Settling Into A New Home: What to Do

Settling into a new home can be a daunting task. There are so many things to take care of that it seems like you can’t keep track of everything. However, this is supposed to be a fun time for you and your family. So here is a list of things you need to do when settling into you new home to make the move less stressful.

Fill Out A Change of Address Form
Once you move in it’s important to fill out a change of address form. This can easily be done at the local post office or online. However, don’t forget to notify your bank and any financial companies about the change. Contact them directly to let them know that you have moved.

Transfer Utilities and Services
Just like filling out a change of address form, you’ll want to transfer all of your utilities and services to your new address. Most utility services will either let you change your existing services or sign up. Check with our sales consultants about specific utility companies required at your new community.

Get To Know Your New Home
Let’s face it, you already know the layout of your new home, but do you know where the circuit breaker and water shutoffs are? Make sure to locate your homes main circuit breaker and make sure it’s clearly labeled. When something goes awry later down the road you’ll be happy you know exactly what to do.

Map Out The Area
Just like your new home, you’ll want to map out the surrounding community as well. Find out where the closest gas station, hospital, and grocery store is. This is for your convenience and it will help you adjust to the new community quickly and comfortably.

Help Children and Pets Adjust to Your New Home
If you have any children or pets, adjusting to the new environment can be hard for them. Help children settle into your new home by setting up their room first. Also, take them to the closest park to meet the neighborhood kids. If you have any pets, let them explore the new area on their own.

Meet Your Neighbors
Meeting your neighbors is key when you move into your new home. Don’t spend all your time settling into your new home. Get out and walk around the neighborhood and introduce yourselves to your neighbors. Establish a good relationship with them and they’ll be sure to keep a lookout on your home while you’re on vacation.

Relax and Enjoy
Don’t forget to relax and enjoy your new space! The hardest part of the home-buying process is over. Relax and take your time while settling into your new home, but don’t forget to enjoy being a new homeowner either!