Kreiser New Homes Blog

Kreiser Construction builds Quality, Affordable, On-Time New Homes in Lebanon County. Through our blog we hope to educate, encourage and motivate you as you search for a new home, purchase a new home and pay off your new home mortgage. In addition, we'll let you know of happenings in and around Lebanon County.
Dec
10

Home Safety Tip: Smoke Alarms

Home Safety Tip: Smoke Alarms
Diagram of where to put smoke alarms. The top ...
I've developed a bad habit.  I use to be quite faithful in checking the batteries on my home smoke detectors/alarms, choosing to change them when the time changed in the spring and the fall. I began to get lazy a couple of years ago when the spring clocks were moved several weeks earlier and the fall clocks were moved a couple of weeks later. Add to this the fact that I justified that I they ...
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Nov
19

8 Ways to Maximize Your Dining Room

8 Ways to Maximize Your Dining Room

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Thanksgiving is now less than a week away.  Excited!  Turkey, Family and Football and not necessarily in that order. Are you the guest or the host?  If you're the host for this year's large family gathering you are no doubt thinking about how you are going to fit extra people in your house.  As the extended family grows and as the kids get older so does the feeling of being cra...
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Oct
17

Lawn Care: Tips for a Green Lawn

Lawn Care: Tips for a Green Lawn
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A Green Lawn.  I think it's in my blood passed down from my dad and maybe his dad ...  the desire for a luscious, think green lawn that I can enjoy as well as my neighbors.  In fact, I watch my 18 year old son take the iniative to cut the lawn without being asked simply because he loves the "look". With the continued push to bann chemical use on your lawn it can seem like quite the ...
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Jan
14

Are you Paying More for Home Insurance?

Are you Paying More for Home Insurance?
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Did you pay more for insurance in 2012?  If you did, you're not alone. According to a survey completed by Bankrate , 37% of respondents paid more for home, health, auto, or life insurance this past year as compared to 2011.  As I read the report, the thing that struck me the most was a statement made by J. Robert Hunter, director of insurance for the Consumer Federation of America. ...
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Jan
09

Saving Money on Your Car

Saving Money on Your Car
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You may be wondering why I'm sharing about saving money on a new car but I think it's imperative to helping you purchase your new home as a first-time home buyer. Several days ago I asked the question: Is Your Car Killing Your Home Ownership Dream? I truly believe that for many people this is truly the case.ยท I just finished reading Marc Frons ' NY Times Blog entitled, What I Learned the Hard Way ...
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Jan
05

Is Your Car Killing Your Home Ownership Dream?

Is Your Car Killing Your Home Ownership Dream?
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Recently I sat down with a young couple at their request.  They wanted to speak about their finances.  Things were feeling tight and the uncertainty of their job situations was increasing their stress.  You could easily see it in their eyes.  As well, you could see it in their serious, quiet demeanor. After laying out their expenses, placing the numbers in an Excel Spreadsheet ...
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