Fall is in full swing in Georgia! This weekend, explore one of many fall-themed festivals and events happening just a short drive from home! Head to the mountains for the popular Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee! Explore a variety of booths featuring unique arts and crafts, educational demonstrations, live entertainment, and much more. Don’t miss the new attraction this year, Wolves of the World – it’s the only traveling wolf pack in the world! Take a trip back in time at the Pioneer Village, which features a real mercantile, one-room schoolhouse, and log home. You can also see how families used to mill corn, quilt, blacksmith, and even make moonshine! Today, enjoy live performances by Pam Tillis and Jim Wood & The Georgia Mountain Fair Band. Admission is… Read More
There are tons of fun events going on Gwinnett County this weekend. Gather with your family, friends and neighbors to visit one of these family-friendly festivals happening close to home! Gwinnett County Fair Don’t miss Gwinnett’s largest fall event, the Gwinnett County Fair! The fair runs from September 14-24 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville. Enjoy tons of rides, delicious fair treats, live concerts, pageants, and a “circus thrill show!” This weekend, the fair is open from 11 am-11 pm on Saturday and 1 pm to 10 pm on Sunday. Admission is $10 for ages 12-64, and $5 for seniors and kids. Children 5 and under are free! For more information, visit the Gwinnett Fair website. JapanFest The 31st annual JapanFest is back in Gwinnett! This family-friendly event, dubbed the largest festival of its type in the Southeast, celebrates all… Read More
Fall temperatures have finally arrived in Georgia – stay warm this season without breaking the bank by following these smart tips to save on home heating costs! Windows, especially single-pane windows, can be responsible for as much as 25% of heat loss in a home. Cover large windows and sliding glass doors with clear transparent film, which can be found inexpensively at home improvement stores. Keep any shades and curtains closed as much as possible to act as an additional barrier against heat loss. (If your windows are south-facing, however, consider leaving the shades open to let sunlight naturally heat your home.) Your attic is likely insulated, but how about the attic door? In addition, check that there are no warps in the door that may let cool air leak through. Consider installing a latch and bolt system to keep the attic door… Read More
According to the US Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for 56 percent of energy use in the average American home! Here are some tips to ensure that your heating bills don’t rise as fast as temperatures are dropping this winter. Turn on your ceiling fans. It might seem counterintuitive, but ceiling fans can help regulate the temperature in your home. Set the fan to a low speed and let it spin clockwise – the warm air close to the ceiling will mix with cooler air and heat the whole room. Keep your drapes open during the day and closed at night. The afternoon sunlight will help warm your home. On frigid nights, your drapes or blinds will keep all that good heat from escaping. Get a programmable thermostat if you don’t already have one. Maintain a low temperature when… Read More
We moved into our home in the Heritage at Jefferson over the summer. In that time, we have fallen in love with the neighborhood, community, schools, and sports, but most of all, our house! We are living our dream!!! RHG Homes helped us find the perfect floor plan and made the process seamless. Our inspector said it was one of the best build homes he’d seen in a long time. That speaks for itself!!! I’ve never been more pleased. - Kellie C.