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We’re Proud to Be Best of Omaha


We are very grateful to have been recognized in the “Best of Omaha” competition for three years running. We’re hoping to make it four in 2018. 


Did you know that Charleston Homes has won first place in Best of Omaha for the last three years? We’re so grateful for that accomplishment, especially because it means that you took the time to vote for us and tell others to do the same.


Voting for the 2018 competition has just ended, so our fingers are crossed for four in a row!
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 We’re shooting for four in a row in 2018!



We’ve got model homes right now in Gretna and Arbor View that are ready for showings. If you’re interested in taking a look at any of them, we’d love to show you what we have to offer.


If you have any questions for us at all, don’t hesitate to reach out and give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.


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How to Prepare Your Home for Fall and Winter


Colder weather is setting in with fall and winter just around the corner. At this time of year, there are a few key ways you need to be maintaining your home in preparation. 


With fall arriving soon and winter on the horizon, it’s time to talk about the ways you can prepare your home for the later seasons of the year. Taking care of your home during fall and winter months is an important part of year-round maintenance.

First of all, caulking and sealing your driveway is very important—especially before winter. When this is done, a penetrating sealer is applied to the garage floor and driveway in order to prevent road salts or brine from seeping into your concrete. Winter weather means that salt and brine will collect on your tires from the road—a driveway that isn’t sealed properly will absorb these materials and eventually sustain both cosmetic and practical damage.

Caulking the control joints, especially on homes facing north or east, is going to allow you to keep moisture from collecting beneath the slab of your driveway. If too much water collects and freezes beneath your driveway, it can result in a process called frost heave.

Frost heave occurs when an increasing amount of ice grows to the point where the above layers of ground, in this case concrete, are lifted. This can cause the driveway to crack and even become unlevel next to the garage floor.

There are also things you can do to maintain your yard in the fall and winter months. September is a great time to apply a fall fertilizer as well as an overseeding of the yard. Rye, a fescue/bluegrass mix, or just straight bluegrass are all great options for most yards.

Right up against buildings, such as along the foundation of the garage, you may notice dirt settlement. To fix this, you could either pull back the sod, apply dirt, and relay, or you could simply cover it up by reseeding over the top of the problem areas.
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 Taking care of your home during fall and winter months is an important part of year-round maintenance.



Insects will also become an issue during the cooler months. Be sure to spray for any insects trying to find their way inside your home. You could either seek professional help or purchase an over-the-counter spray yourself. Spiders are the pest that people primarily look out for. One of the best places to spray is between the foundation and siding, since that is where spiders and other pests will often find their way in.

If you have access to a pressure washer, clean the siding of any spiderwebs. You can also achieve this with a regular garden hose. Remember to be especially careful when doing this on vinyl siding, since the layers could peel and disconnect. After your house is clean and dry will be the best time to do a perimeter spray for insects. You can treat your lawn to repel bugs, as well.

Additionally, make sure that all the proper areas on and around your home are tightly sealed. This will prevent larger pests like rodents from entering your home. Make sure patio doors, garage doors, and other similar features are properly sealed.

If your house is equipped with wooden fences or decks, consider sealing these as well. Gently power washing your deck before you apply any stain can help to restore the natural vibrancy of the wood. If you don’t own a power washer, you can also use a deck wash from any local hardware store in conjunction with your garden hose.

Fireplace vents are another place to check before fall and winter months arrive. Check for bird nests here and in exhaust and fresh-air intake pipes. It is important to remove any nests from areas like these. You could use a leaf blower or garden hose to help remove the smaller pieces from the vent.

Finally, clean the coils of your air conditioning unit. Rinsing out any possible debris will help them to stay in better condition.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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How to Adjust the Controls on Your Sprinklers


Today I’m joined by John Brosh of Turfbuilder Irrigation Inc, to talk about a new control panel setup for your sprinkler system.

Today I’m joined by John Brosh, owner of Turfbuilder Irrigation Inc., and I wanted to go over a few questions that some homeowners have asked me about their sprinkler systems.


This year, there’s a new sprinkler control system that we wanted to go over with you. According to John, everything on the controller is pretty basic and easy to use. This control system comes with an automatic system that will run the sprinkler on the schedule that you set. Setting that schedule is easy and can be done from the same dial.


You’re able to set your start times and which days you want to water your lawn. We always recommend that you water your lawn in the morning so that it can dry throughout the day. You can also set the start times and how long you want each zone to run.

Because there are two types of sprinklers in your system, a rotor and a stationary head, you’re going to want to run each zone a little differently and for a different period of time.


 In order to adjust the rotors in your yard, all you need is a small screwdriver.



The other feature of this control panel that we wanted to show you is the manual station. You can manually start your sprinkler system during the off-season or when you need to cool down your soil during hotter summer days. The last feature of the system is an off-option, for days when there’s rain in the forecast and an extra watering isn’t needed.


While these are the basic controls, there are some add-ons that Turfbuilder Irrigation can provide you for a fee. These additional features include Wi-Fi and rain sensors.


In order to adjust the rotors in your yard, all you need is a small screwdriver. Each rotor has two stopping points: one on the left and one on the right. To find your left-handed stopping point, you turn the entire head until you have it where you need it.


Once you have it set, then you take a flathead screwdriver and turn the knob on the top of the rotor clockwise. The more you turn it, the bigger your radius will get. You can also use a screwdriver to adjust the spray pattern as well.


If you have any additional questions for John, you can reach him and Turfbuilder Irrigation at (402) 592-7100.

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in our area, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to working with you.


Know anyone who's interested in building a home? 
If you have any friends, family, or co-workers who are looking to own their first or second home - would you forward this message to them? We'll be happy to show them our eight new construction home plans along with the benefits of owning a Charleston Home so they can make a decision that's right for them.