AB Homes Blog for Homeowners


Homeowner Responsibilities Series: Maintaining Your Home

It’s the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure their purchase is maintained regularly from year to year. There are simple tasks that you may already be handling, such as changing air filters, testing your circuit breaker and replacing smoke detector batteries. In addition, it’s a good rule of thumb to conduct a walk-through of the inside and outside of your home annually to make sure certain features are in optimal shape. Here’s a quick run-down of things to inspect ...
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Homeowner Responsibilities Series: How Home Warranties Work

Buying a home is one of the most important investments you will make on many levels. Beyond the shelter it provides, this is where you and your family will mark milestones, establish traditions, make memories and celebrate life for years to come. At the same time, your home is both a financial and personal commitment, so it’s important that you protect it with a home warranty.
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Hurricane As Seen From Space

Hurricane Season is Here. Is Your Home Prepared?

Hurricane season began June 1. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a range of 9 to 15 named storms, of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes. You’ve heard the saying, “Hope for the best, plan for the worst”? That’s good advice, as we think back to the catastrophic winds and flooding ...
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Six Signs of a Quality New Home Builder

Building a home is a complex undertaking—and a big ticket item. Choosing a builder to make your dream home a reality is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Think of the process in terms of basketball. The role of a professional custom-home builder can be compared to that of a skilled, committed coach. The builder will be responsible for ...
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Build a New Home versus Resale Homes. Which is Best?

Let’s just say, while there are wonderful advantages to living in beautifully designed older homes, energy efficiency isn’t always at the top of the list. This prompted us to think about the differences and, in some cases, similarities between new vs. resale homes. Here’s where our conversation led us ...
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Gifts from the Heart

Since starting AB Homes, we’ve hosted a charitable giving program that really makes us smile. For every home we build, our company donates $1,000 to the charity that touches that homeowner’s heart. In fact, that’s what we call our program, Gifts from the Heart.
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Give Me Land, Lots of Land and the Starry Skies Above

One of the things we enjoy most about our jobs is traveling the back roads, scouting for just the right properties to suit the needs of our clients. Constructing custom-built new homes in the wide-open spaces of Suffolk, Isle of Wight County and nearby areas is our specialty.
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