As we all try to reduce our carbon footprint, we’re trying to be in our cars less and less, which means we’re looking to get what we need close to home.  At SummerHill, we build infill neighborhoods, a fancy way to say that our neighborhoods are close to everything you need. In a recent article for CNN Money, David Futrelle wrote about putting a pric...

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LOST buying a home?

Have you ever noticed how on the ABC network show LOST, things seem to be going well, when all of a sudden Hurley finds the metal spaceship underground and becomes obsessed, Kate has debilitating flashbacks of her previous life, and Sayid gets caught in a primitive leg trap hanging upside down from a tree; all these things are interesting and captivating, but none of ...

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As Americans, we’ve historically had a love affair with our lawns. Visions of pastoral bliss are conjured up with fantasies of the open plains, the Wild West, and the grand estates of English and French country sides. During the first half of the 20th Century, we were building homes with a majority of the outdoor landscape devoted to lawns. Plus we devoted a l...

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Green is heating up!

Green is HOT! Green is all the rage right now. Most builders are using Energy Star certified appliances and some builders (like yours truly), have Build it Green and USGBC certified communities. One way SummerHill is going green this year is by switching some of our communities from Copper plumbing to PEX. (more…)......

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Yesterday, I tweeted about this cool new memory chip from Apple that allows you to download photos from your camera to your computer wirelessly, yes, wirelessly.  Now I haven't tried it yet, but I would like to as I am inevitably searching for a the connection cable when I want to download photos at work to upload on our Facebook pages or even here for our blog. T...

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Back yards. Side yards. Patios.  What does your outdoor space look like?  How do you use it? Now and again we have buyers that really want a back yard.  As a homeowner, and an owner of a SummerHill townhome, I understand the allure of a back yard.  It is a place that you can hang out, yet I know that for us (my husband and me), our two little balconies ...

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