Houstory Announces New Home History Package Deal for Washington, D.C. Historic Home Owners

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Washington D.C. historic home owners who wish to research, preserve and share their house’s history now have a convenient option. Houstory®, creator of The Home History Book archival journal – a luxury scrapbook designed to record a home’s genealogy – has partnered with a D.C. house history research company to offer a new home history package deal, just in time fo the holidays.

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Home History Book owners who want professional research assistance due to time constraints or convenience now have an option.

Houstory recently partnered with Washington, D.C. house history research company Kelsey & Associates to offer a new home history package deal for historic home owners in the nation’s capital.

Houstory is the creator of The Home History Book archival journal, a luxury scrapbook printed and bound in the United States that’s designed to record a home’s genealogy. While the journal is normally purchased blank, this new package deal allows customers to easily ‘add-on’ professional house history research service from the Houstory.com shopping cart. Research findings can then be used to fill in the “Our Home’s Beginning” section of the book.

“We understand house history research isn’t for everyone. It can take time and effort – specifically for older, historic homes,” said Dan Hiestand, Houstory marketing director. “While most of the journal is designed to tell the current homeowners’ story – it’s like a ‘baby book’ for the home – the ‘Beginning’ section showcases the home’s past. Most choose to conduct research themselves, but for homeowners who want professional assistance due to time constraints or convenience, they now have an option.”

Houstory is very pleased to work with Kelsey and Associates and company principal Paul Williams – who has an impressive track record of house history research in both D.C. and New York City, said Hiestand.

“I think this is a huge advantage for our D.C.-area clientele to affiliate with Paul,” said Hiestand. “He is professional, extremely thorough and knowledgeable. He’s also a lot of fun to work with, as is his entire team.”

Williams, who owns a Home History Book himself, said he believes the book is a good fit for his clients.

“It’s a beautiful coffee table book,” Williams said. “It’s definitely a display piece – and it should be. If you’ve gone to the effort of documenting your home’s past and current stories, you should share your findings with friends, family and guests. The Home History Book allows you to do that easily and elegantly.”

Hiestand said he expects the package deal to be popular, particularly with luxury real estate agents seeking new options for home staging and closing gifts, as well as historic bed and breakfast owners looking to share the story of their properties with guests. He added Houstory would be announcing new package deals in cities around the U.S. in the near future.

For more information, please visit the Houstory marketplace at http://www.houstory.com.

About the Home History Book™ archival journal
Houstory is the creator of the Home History Book, an archival quality journal that is meant to stay with your home so that its owners – both present and future – will know and be able to share its story. Whether you own a newer house or an historic home, it allows you to present your property's past and — even more importantly — helps you tell your family's current story in words and pictures so it lives on for future generations. Photos, important events, renovations, neighbors, guests ... all have a place in the Home History Book archival journal. For more information: http://www.homehistorybook.com

About Kelsey and Associates
Kelsey and Associates has been researching homes in Washington, D.C. since 1991, in addition to providing myriad historic preservation consultation services. Principal Paul Kelsey Williams is the author of more than a dozen local history books published by Arcadia Press and the History Press that have sold more than 40,000 copies to date. A selection of clients include the Historical Society of Washington, PBS Television, Home and Garden Television, CBS News, DC Historic Preservation Division, and countless home and business owners within the Washington, D.C. metro area, including Peter Bergen of CNN, the late Tim Russert of NBC News and the late Johnny Apple of the New York Times. For more information: http://www.washingtonhistory.com/


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