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Falling for Fall

Categories: Lifestyle Homes | Posted: September 12, 2016

With this heat its hard to imagine that Fall is only 10 days away! But, we sure are excited for it to be here.  The cool Fall weather is the perfect time to get all those little things done around the house you’ve just been putting off.

Here are some of the things we think are great to do this time of year:

  1.  Clean out the gutters:  Before the leaves fall you want to make sure your gutters are cleaned out to avoid any clogs.  Your gutters protect your homes exterior and wall from thousands of gallons of water each year.  Any backups could potentially cause a leak.
  2. Cover your faucets:  I know its not freezing yet, but if you wait until those freezing cold days there will be no covers left at the hardware store.  Covering your faucets will help prevent frozen or possibly even busted pipes.
  3. Check your detectors! Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can save your life but only if they are working properly.  Fall is a great time to change out the batteries and make sure they are functioning.
  4. Schedule a furnace checkup.  Once the cold weather hits HVAC companies will likely be slammed with service calls.  Checking for any problems now could save a lot of money and a real cold night.
  5. Clean up outside.  For some this could be cleaning out the garage for others cutting dead branches off trees.  All things that tend to be avoided in the summer due to high temperatures.

While these are certainly not all of the things that can be done they are definitely some of our favorites.  Let us know if you have any favorite fall home improvement tips we didn’t mention.

How to Beat This Mississippi Heat!!

Categories: Lifestyle Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: July 18, 2016

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I think we all know what this is like right about now!  With the temperatures rising this week we wanted to let everyone know our favorite ways to stay cool!

 

1. First and foremost, we LOVE staying in one of our energy efficient homes!  Not only do they save you money on utilities, but they keep you nice and cool when it is just to hot to be outside.

 

2. Drink more water

We all know hydration is important all year, but in this heat it is crucial that you drink enough water.  The CDC gives us a great example of why this is important.

When your body temperature gets hotter than normal — 98.6 degrees — your brain sends out a distress signal that causes you to sweat, which cools you down. Think of it this way — your body, like an air conditioner, has an internal thermostat that helps control its temperature. Whenever your body heats up from physical activity or the hot weather outside, your internal air conditioner turns on and you begin to sweat. And remember, now that your air conditioner is using its coolant (your sweat), it is important to refill the tank — by drinking lots of H2O.

3. Try to keep excessive sweating minimized

A few tricks are to put on antiperspirant at night and wearing breathable clothes.  Wearing cotton or sweat wicking materials in the summer will pull sweat away from your skin and let in more air.  It is also helpful to wear light colors and loose fitting clothing.

Did you know that there are more sweat glands per inch in our feet than anywhere else on our bodies?   With 250,000 sweat glands wearing shoes that accommodate the heat is important too.

4. Avoid cooking

Yes you read that right.  Cooking can heat up the house and yourself standing over a hot oven or grill.  Eating cold foods in the summer really can help to keep you cool.  Raw foods such as salads, fruits, and vegetables are great options.  Not only are they super healthy, but they are easier for your body to process.  When your body has to digest a hamburger for example it takes a lot more energy and heats up your body.

If you do want to cook. Try cooking several meals at once so that you do not have to do it later in the week.

5. Switch up your exercise routine

Try to get your workout in early in the morning or late in the evening so it’s not in the hottest part of the day.  Swimming is also a great alternative.  Not only does it keep you cool, but you get a tan in the process.

We would love to hear your favorite ways of keeping cool this summer!

Creekside

Categories: Creekside, Oxford | Posted: September 28, 2015

We are very excited to announce that Creekside condos in Oxford are underway!  The first two buildings have sold out and the first slab has not even been poured!

We have been hard at work the past couple of weeks getting dirt moved and everything ready to start on the actual buildings.  These condos will be similar to the sold out Brighton Village condos.

Creekside is located on South Lamar just Phillips Grocery on the right side of the road (coming from The Square).

For more information on these condos please  contact our agents with Kessinger Real Estate:

Meagan Hill: 901-848-4377   meagan@kessingerrealestate.com

Matt McGraw 662-801-5170  matt@kessingerrealestate.com

Creekside Site Plan – Marketing

Energy Efficient Lifestyle Homes

Categories: Energy Efficient, Lifestyle Homes, Uncategorized | Posted: May 28, 2015

Here at Lifestyle Homes we pride ourselves on building energy efficient homes to keep your cost down! Check out our website to see some of the things we do to make your home energy efficient.

If you are looking for more ways to save energy this summer we have put together a list of our favorite ways.

  • Do not leave doors open.
  • Turn off all of your lights and unplug electronics when they are not being used.  If you get a power strip you can turn off several items at one time!
  • Program your programable thermostat.
  • Close the blinds and shades.  Not only does it keep the sun from heating the house, but keeps you from needing sunglasses inside.
  • Change your light bulbs to energy efficient bulbs.  You will save money and not have to replace them as often.
  • Change your air filters often.  A dirty filter will make your system work harder increasing cost.  Your allergies might even get better with a new filter.
  • Turn your air conditioner up or off when you leave the house for the day.
  • Decide what you want to eat Before you open the refrigerator.  We let out so much cold air when we stand there with the door open deciding what to eat.  Also, let food cool before putting it in the fridge.
  • Use different methods of cooking.  An outside grill or the microwave are great options for the warm months because they do not heat the house.
  • Hang dry your laundry.  Using the drying uses more energy and heats the house.  You can’t beat free energy and non-shrunken clothes!
  • Take a cooler and shorter shower.
  • Have your air conditioner serviced and cleaned to maintain proper functioning and keep your system working for years.
  • Enjoy the weather!  The more time you spend outside the less energy you will use inside.
  • Make sure your air vents are not blocked by drapes or furniture.
  • Use ceiling fans when in a room. Just the air movement can help you feel cooler. They don’t cool the room though, just you, so be sure to turn them off when you leave.
  • Use the dishwasher (only when it is full).  Did you know the dishwasher uses less water than washing dishes by hand.

We hope you find our tips helpful!

 

New Lots Available Soon In The Brambles!

Categories: Brambles, Lifestyle Homes, Where We Build | Posted: September 15, 2014

We are very excited to announce that there will soon be 18 NEW LOTS in the Brambles, Southaven, MS.

These new lots are currently being developed and will soon be available to build your new home! Homes will start in the 160’s.

The Brambles community is located in the Desoto Central School district and just minutes from shopping!

For more information on the Brambles and our other communities please visit our website! We would love to give you more information and build your new home

New intersections in Oxford, MS!

Categories: Oxford | Posted: August 13, 2014

With Oxford constantly growing and the University of Mississippi continually growing each year, several changes took place over the summer. There is currently construction on Highway 6 at the Jackson Ave. light, and construction just ended at Highway 6 and Old Taylor.

 

There is a new roundabout we all need to figure out how to operate when traveling on Old Taylor Rd. It is unlike the one on Lamar, as it has two lanes instead of one! I have attached a video simulation on how it works.

Old Taylor

These changes were made to help the flow of traffic not only on game days, but for students headed to class as well.

 

We are so excited for school to be starting back and for football season to start! Everyone watch these videos and drive safe when heading to Oxford.

 

HOTTY TODDY!

 

Video for Old Taylor

Old Taylor Intersection

Video for Jackson Ave.

Jackson Avenue

Also, here is the link to the city if you would like more information about the new roads.

 

Homes in Mississippi’s safest cities!

Categories: Lifestyle Homes, Where We Build | Posted: July 22, 2014

We are so proud to say that two of the cities we build in made the list of safest places in Mississippi! At Lifestyle Homes, LLC. we love being able to not only provide a great quality home for you and your family, but also a safe place to live.

 

Our two cities that made the list are Southaven, MS (#9) and Oxford, MS (#4).

In Southaven we have Cherry Tree Park, The Brambles, and Villages of Brambles. These communities are in Desoto Central School district and are minutes from shopping and dining,

 

You are only a short distance from Memphis, TN, but have the comfort of living in one of the safest towns in Mississippi.

 

Oxford is our second city to make the list. Our communities in Oxford are Provence Park and Rosemont. University Construction, LLC. also, has Brighton Village condos.

 

All of our communities in Oxford have easy access to the Squares fine dinning and shopping.

 

Oxford gives you the experience of a safe small town in the heart of Mississippi!

 

Follow the link below to see the other safest cities in Mississippi and find out how these statistics were found.

 

http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/10-safest-places-mississippi/

CALLING ALL REAL ESTATE AGENTS!!

Categories: Lifestyle Homes, Realtors Corner | Posted: July 2, 2014

REALTORS!!  Welcome to our new website where we have a section just for you our real estate agents! We want to make it as easy as possible for you to sell one of our homes.  With that being said I would like to introduce you to our new Realtor’s Corner of our site.

 

We have added most of the forms you need when you sell a Lifestyle Home! On this section we have our contracts, addendums, and even selection sheets as PDF downloads!

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Let me walk you through the sign up process. It is really easy, and you have all you need to sell our homes at the tip of your fingers.

 

You will first need to visit our new site and click on the Realtor’s corner or click on the picture below.

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Once you are here, all you have to do is fill in the sign up sheet, and you are ready to go! How easy is that??

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Should you find that there are any documents you need not available on the site, please let us know!  You can call us, or just shoot us a message on the contact us page.

 

We are so happy to be working with you, and we hope that this feature will make your relationship with Lifestyle Homes even better.

 

 

New Construction in Villages of Brambles in Southaven, MS!

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: June 11, 2014

We have completely redesigned the Villages of Brambles in Southaven, MS to offer only our 2 most popular floor plans!  We are excited to announce that our active adult community for 55+ will now be even greater.  With a starting price of only $129,900 and the convenience you simply can not beat it.

Models open daily from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Construction has begun on a new building come check us out! 

VOB 1518-2

Villages of Brambles plan 1518-2 is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with the option of adding the 3rd bedroom upstairs.

Villages of Brambles plan 1106-1 is 2 bedrooms 2 baths.

Villages of Brambles plan 1106-1 is 2 bedrooms 2 baths.


Convenience…

Located off Getwell Road  just south of Church Road in the Brambles subdivision

  • only 5 minutes from I-55
  • Baptist Desoto Hospital and Doctors’ offices are 10 minutes away
  • many churches are in the area
  • shopping is just minutes away
  • Grocery store is only 5 minutes away
  • Walgreens and CVS are both just a minutes away
  • only minutes to Casinos, downtown Memphis, or hunting and fishing

Standard Features

  • security system
  • 9 ft minimum ceilings downstairs, some vaulted ceilings
  • appliances (stove, dishwasher, disposal, and microwave vent-a-hood)
  • salon bath in master with whirlpool tub and walk-in shower
  • fireplace with gas logs
  • cabinets – like club house cabinets (select colors)
  • choice of flooring (from builders selections)
  • paint (same as club house)
  • brick exterior with vinyl siding
  • rear loading double garage
  • gas water heater
  • club house with 2 exercise rooms, complete kitchen, and banquet room
  • covered breezeways
  • privacy fenced patio areas
  • pull-down attic
  • ceiling fans in the den and the master bedroom
  • termite contract included in the HOA dues
  • Homes Owner Association with protective covenants
  • professionally maintained lawns included in HOA dues

Southaven offers the Forever Young program with many different activities for senior adults.  Please visit the Forever Young website for more information about the program.

 

Some of our agents enjoyed visiting the Forever Young luncheon in April!

Some of our agents enjoyed visiting the Forever Young luncheon in April!

 

Please visit our contact us page to receive more information on Villages of Brambles or any of our other developments.

 

Welcome to the new Lifestyle Homes, LLC website!

Categories: Lifestyle Homes | Posted: May 22, 2014

Lifestyle Homes, LLC is a new homebuilder serving the North Mississippi area since 1995. We want to welcome you to our new website! We are so excited for our new look and hope you are too!

Our new site has many features that our old site did not such as: interactive plat maps, a mortgage calculator, realtor’s corner, warranty information, and much more!

Should you have a question about any of our homes, developments, or a new home in general you can reach us on the contact page. Don’t forget to keep checking back as we continue to add plans to our site and have new available homes.

We are also excited to be able to share information from our website to social media! If you see something you like share it to Facebook, email it to a friend, or even post it on your favorite Pinterest board!!

We will be using this blog to keep you updated on what is going on with Lifestyle Homes, LLC and all of our developments. We also will be posting infographics from time to time. Be on the lookout for all that Lifestyle Homes, LLC has going on!

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