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5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Summer Vacation

Categories: Blog, Home Ownership, Social Media | Posted: April 26, 2018

5 Tips to Prepare for a Vacation

Spring is here one day and gone the next, but we all know summer will be here soon! As you plan your summer vacations, don’t forget to prepare your home for the vacation, too. We found numerous tips and reminders, but here are our 5 tips to prepare your home for summer vacation;



  • Use Timers – Lights can be set to come on in the evening mimicking your usual routine.
  • Have a Trusted Neighbor Keep an Eye Out – Make sure to let a trusted neighbor know when you will be gone, so they can alert you to anything out of the ordinary. EXTRA TIP – have the neighbor park in your driveway while you are away.
  • Put a Hold on Your Mail – Nothing says “I’m on vacation” like a full mailbox!
  • Avoid Social Media – It can be hard, we know, but the bad guys are savvy these days. It doesn’t take much effort to see who is on vacation through social media.
  • Water & Thermostats – Consider shutting off the water supply to the house, but do not shut off water to sprinkler systems. Consider turning down the thermostat on water heaters shortly before you leave.


Ivey Homes is a leading new home builder in Evans, Grovetown and Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC, with home pricing ranging from the low $100,000’s to Custom. For more information about living in or building a new home in Columbia County, Richmond County or Aiken County, visit! Connect with us on our Facebook page and Text: IVEY to: 77848 for convenient updates.


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Categories: Blog, Social Media | Posted: September 25, 2017

Everybody has them. Everybody has had good ones and bad ones. You might know them well or barely at all. We are referring to neighbors. In 1978, Jimmy Carter proclaimed the 4th Sunday every year to be National Good Neighbor Day, later changed to September 28th in 2003. This day is meant to shine a light on just how important it can be to not only have good neighbors but be a good neighbor and to get people to meet their neighbors.


Helpful do’s and don’ts when engaging with neighbors include:

  • Introducing yourself. Many people are embarrassed that they don’t know their neighbors’ names. It’s never too late to introduce or reintroduce yourself.
  • Smiling. Say hello with a smile: a smile can ease a nervous neighbor and help make a connection.
  • Positive gestures: Never underestimate the power of small positive gestures like smiling, waving or simply saying hello.
  • Let them know you’re a good neighbor and here to help – from lending a hammer to watching their home when they’re out of town. Drop off a card with your name and contact information.
  • Respect boundaries and privacy. Be considerate and ask your neighbors if they have time to chat before launching into a story. And always make sure you’ve been invited to that BBQ before stopping by.
  • Don’t Stay Inside. Get acquainted with your neighbors. Try spending time in the front yard or on the front stoop. You may be surprised who strikes up a conversation.

The Ivey Team celebrated by delivering The Sweet Suite Shop Bakeshop cupcakes to the other businesses in their office complex! There were plenty of smiles throughout the day as everyone enjoyed their “sugar high!” To have good neighbors we must be good neighbors!

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Ivey Homes is a leading new home builder in Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC, with home pricing ranging from the low $100,000’s to Custom. For more information about living in or building a new home in Columbia County, Richmond County or Augusta, visit! Drop us a line with feedback or questions. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, too!