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Master Homeowner Tips: Being a Good Neighbor

It’s easy to be a good neighbor if you love where you live.

Maintain your domain.

Take a walk across the street and look at your property. Is it an advertisement for home repair services? Aside from old cars on blocks, avoid leaving toys in the yard, mow your lawn regularly, and fix any broken fence gate that goes clink-clank in the night. These little nuisances won’t make you friends.

Don’t blare the tunes.

Everyone loves a good party, but watch the volume when you crank up the music. If you plan on having a bash, let your neighbors know, so if they want, they can choose to have a quiet evening at home another night.

Keep an eye on Fido.

If your dog spends time in the backyard, be mindful if he’s a barker (as a rule, don’t let a barking dog woof it up for more than two minutes). If your yard isn’t fully fenced in, make sure your pooch doesn’t take his bathroom breaks on your neighbor’s lawn.

Make yourself helpful.

If you know your next-door neighbor is taking off to Japan, offer to collect her packages or mail until she gets back. If you’re sweeping your sidewalk, keep going and sweep hers, too.

Don’t drive like a maniac.

Keep it light on the gas pedal. Always be mindful of children, bikers, and runners. Think about safety.

Smile and say hello.

Make a habit of taking a stroll after dinner. Offer a smile. Strike up a conversation. Tell someone you like their garden. Or just give a small wave. Send out some good vibes and you’ll definitely get some in return.

If you ever decide to build a fence, confer with your neighbor first, and purchase one that’s attractive on both sides.

If you’d like to learn more about being a good neighbor, check out our Master Homeowner Class, Neighborhood Relations.

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Take a Tour of Habitat for Humanity in Charleston

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Habitat for Humanity is working to end substandard housing throughout Kanawha and Putnam counties. By empowering you and working with future homeowners, together we’re changing lives. We have built 169 homes with the help of people just like you.

We want to share our story, so come take a tour.
A HabiTour is our way of sharing our mission, vision and facts about the programs we offer with you.

It will be held at Habitat for Humanity’s community center at 815 Court Street in Charleston.

To register for our free August 23rd lunch tour – CLICK HERE!

Each person that registers will get a free lunch, and anyone is welcome to attend. It’s only an hour. The program starts at noon SHARP and ends at 1:00 pm. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

We’re just .01 miles from downtown Charleston – so join us for lunch and take a tour.

Free Lunch!

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Habitat for Humanity is offering you a free lunch!

Lunch & Learn is an opportunity for you to learn more about what Habitat for Humanity is doing in Putnam County. We want to tell you about the ReStore in Teays Valley, and give you more information about the people we are partnering with to help build homes.  Come and have a delicious lunch from Barnyard BBQ of Hurricane – ON US! Everyone is welcome to attend.

It’s only an hour.  The program starts at 12:00 noon SHARP and ends at 1:00 pm. It’s happening on September 27, 2017 at the Putnam Chamber of Commerce located at 971 WV Route 34 in Hurricane.

To register for our free September 27th lunch — CLICK HERE.


Click HERE to make a secure, online financial contribution.