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Simple Fall Maintenance Tips

Categories: Home Owner Tips, New Homes in Raleigh | Posted: October 4, 2019


Fall is officially here and the temperatures have started to finally cool off for the seasons ahead. This time of year often brings up the topics of home maintenance and making sure your home is ready for colder days ahead. If this is your first year owning a home, you may not be sure where to start. The first simple fall home maintenance tip starts on the interior of your home. Mattamy Homes, a premier homebuilder for new homes in Raleigh, shares the top tips to get your home ready for the colder months ahead.

Before you turn on the heat for the first time when cooler weather rolls in, be sure to check all of your safety devices to ensure the work properly. Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors and your smoke detectors to make sure they are running properly.

It is also a good idea to replace the batteries to these devices at the same time. Another easy tip that many people don’t think about is to make sure your fire extinguisher is not expired.

The second in-home fall maintenance tip is to schedule a furnace maintenance call. Once the cold season strikes, your local HVAC service is going to be busy making house calls. Prevent being on a waiting list by getting a head start early and having someone come out and make sure your furnace is running properly. Typically, you can also get better deals in the late summer when you catch any issue opposed to the prime season in the colder months.

On the outside of your home, take a look around your home and check for any cracks in your homes foundation and seal them if necessary. Also close up any cracks in your foundation near windows or doors, because those can also let in critters like mice once the cold kicks in.

Do a check of your roof as well and make sure there aren’t any problems before the cold of winter rolls in. Any loose shingles shouOKld be replaced and you should also do a check of your gutters while you are on the roof to make sure they are clean and not filled with leaves or debris.

Lastly, before the cold weather hits this fall do yourself a favor and replace your door and window screens with storm windows. As an added benefit, add weather stripping to doors and windows to help keep cool air from seeping inside.


These simple easy fall maintenance tips will ensure you stay warm in your home when cold weather strikes.



Mattamy Homes, formerly Royal Oaks Building Group, is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Mattamy Homes building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.


Fall in Love Sales Event: Southern Acres

Categories: New Homes in Fuquay-Varina, New Homes in Raleigh | Posted: September 27, 2019

The Fall season is officially upon us this week, which means if you are looking for new homes in the Raleigh, the time is now to act during the Fall in Love Sales Event! If you are beginning to look for a new home in Raleigh or have your sights to move on the horizon, Mattamy Homes, formerly Royal Oaks Homes, has a wonderful new home community for you to put on your to-do list to visit! For a limited time, if you purchase a new quick move-in home in Southern Acres, you can enjoy $0 in closing costs!

Southern Acres in Fuquay-Varina, is a beautiful single family home community that offers its homeowners large homesites and a variety of floorplans. Experience traditional southern hospitality daily living in this peaceful community that has so much to offer its residents.

Southern Acres is an incredibly desired location due to the fact that it is a short commute to anywhere in the Triangle.  It is also just minutes away from all of the shopping, recreation and dining that you could ask for!

Southern Acres is located close to interstate 540, the Raleigh-Durham airport, local universities, hospitals, RTP, and Fort Bragg.

If you have kids that are of school age, you will be happy to learn that this fall you would be located near North Harnett Primary and Angier Elementary school, Fuquay-Varina and Harnett Central Middle Schools, and Harnett Central High School.

The homes in this community offer Royal Oaks’ highly-desired Smart Home Package. Imagine being able to live in your home and have the continence of an Amazon Alexa Dot, Lutron Light Switches and Outlets, Ring Video Doorbell, Ecobee Thermostat and August Smart Lock all already setup and connected throughout your home, making traveling or even day to day trips to and from your home so much easier, and controlled from your smart phone!

Southern Acres offers beautiful homes from the $250’s and a variety of floor plans that would fit any buyer in the market for a new home. Inventory is selling quickly in this highly desired location, so be sure to contact Mattamy Homes today to learn more about this fantastic sales event before it is over!


Mattamy Homes, formerly Royal Oaks Homes, is a new home builder in Raleigh, North Carolina. For additional information about Royal Oaks building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.


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