• Preparing Your Home for the Fall Preparing Your Home for the Fall

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    Preparing Your Home for the Fall

    Unfortunately, the summer season is over.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to change.  This is the perfect time to complete the housework that you have been putting off until now.  Not only is it the perfect time to wrap up the loose ends from the summer, it is also time to be preparing your home for the fall and upcoming winter season.

    Proper fall home preparation is especially important if you are looking at putting your home up for sale.  Here are some important tips in preparing your home for the fall.

    Indoor

    Make sure to check all doors and windows for air leaks.  Improperly sealed doors and windows can really drive up your energy consumption and heating bills as the temperatures drop.  Make sure to replace all worn weather stripping or add more weather stripping to close gaps.  For doors, look at adding a door stop to the bottom of the door for a better seal.

    It is also a good idea to have your heating system checked and cleaned. A properly running furnace is not only for safety, it will also ensure lower energy bills this fall.  Make sure to book early to avoid this busy season and lengthy wait times.

    Unfortunately, the summer season is over.  The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to change.  This is the perfect time to complete the housework that you have been putting off until now.  Not only is it the perfect time to wrap up the loose ends from the summer, it is also time to be preparing your home for the fall and upcoming winter season.

    Proper fall home preparation is especially important if you are looking at putting your home up for sale.  Here are some important tips in preparing your home for the fall.

    Indoor

    Make sure to check all doors and windows for air leaks.  Improperly sealed doors and windows can really drive up your energy consumption and heating bills as the temperatures drop.  Make sure to replace all worn weather stripping or add more weather stripping to close gaps.  For doors, look at adding a door stop to the bottom of the door for a better seal.

    It is also a good idea to have your heating system checked and cleaned. A properly running furnace is not only for safety, it will also ensure lower energy bills this fall.  Make sure to book early to avoid this busy season and lengthy wait times.

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  • Beautify Your Front Yard Beautify Your Front Yard

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    Beautify Your Front Yard

    The front of your home is the first thing that potential home buyers will see and first impression is key. Below are some easy tips on how to beautify your front yard.

     

    Trimming and Pruning

    The first step to beautify your front yard is ensuring that you’re taking proper care of the plants, trees and flowers that you already have planted in it. So get out the hedge trimmer and pruning scissors at the start of spring and every few months until winter to make sure that everything is looking neat. Oh, and don’t forget to weed your flower beds.

    Creating an inviting path to the front door

    The second step to beautify your front yard is creating an inviting front walk path to your door. This can be something as simple as planting flowers or shrubs or placing solar lights along an existing path to create a beautify look in the evening. Replace dying plants in your yard and tend to areas where grass may be sparse. These things often stand out and are among the first things that someone looking at your home will spot. On that note, be sure to remove and replace as necessary.

    Lawn Maintenance

    The third step to beautify your front yard is maintaining your lawn. If your lawn is browning and worn, it can affect one’s overall impression. It is essential to put down fertilizer at least twice a year, and it is also recommended to regularly aerate your lawn to ensure...

    The front of your home is the first thing that potential home buyers will see and first impression is key. Below are some easy tips on how to beautify your front yard.

     

    Trimming and Pruning

    The first step to beautify your front yard is ensuring that you’re taking proper care of the plants, trees and flowers that you already have planted in it. So get out the hedge trimmer and pruning scissors at the start of spring and every few months until winter to make sure that everything is looking neat. Oh, and don’t forget to weed your flower beds.

    Creating an inviting path to the front door

    The second step to beautify your front yard is creating an inviting front walk path to your door. This can be something as simple as planting flowers or shrubs or placing solar lights along an existing path to create a beautify look in the evening. Replace dying plants in your yard and tend to areas where grass may be sparse. These things often stand out and are among the first things that someone looking at your home will spot. On that note, be sure to remove and replace as necessary.

    Lawn Maintenance

    The third step to beautify your front yard is maintaining your lawn. If your lawn is browning and worn, it can affect one’s overall impression. It is essential to put down fertilizer at least twice a year, and it is also recommended to regularly aerate your lawn to ensure...

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  • The Importance of Maintenance and Upkeep of Your Home The Importance of Maintenance and Upkeep of Your Home

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    The Importance of Maintenance and Upkeep of Your Home

    One of the most valuable assets that you own or will own one day is your home. However, with our hectic lifestyle, it is easy to overlook the maintenance and upkeep of your home. As a homeowner, you are expected to spend anywhere between 1% - 4% of your home’s value on maintenance and upkeep of your home yearly.

     

    There are a number of benefits to performing regular maintenance and upkeep of your home to avoid potential disastrous situations.

     

    1. Money & Headaches

    Regular maintenance can avoid something breaking down later on which most probably will incur even more costs. Take for example, if you do not perform periodic maintenance of your heating and cooling system, eventually it will break down and replacing it is not cheap!

     

    2. Time, Time, Time

     Not just cost, unexpected breakdowns usually take more time to be fixed. You may be saving a few hours here and there by foregoing the regular maintenance and upkeep of your home but once it catches up with you, it can lead to more time to be spent fixing the problem and a boatload of frustration.

     

    3. Value of Your Home

     Your home value is dependent on the current condition of the home. You may think that you are...

    One of the most valuable assets that you own or will own one day is your home. However, with our hectic lifestyle, it is easy to overlook the maintenance and upkeep of your home. As a homeowner, you are expected to spend anywhere between 1% - 4% of your home’s value on maintenance and upkeep of your home yearly.

     

    There are a number of benefits to performing regular maintenance and upkeep of your home to avoid potential disastrous situations.

     

    1. Money & Headaches

    Regular maintenance can avoid something breaking down later on which most probably will incur even more costs. Take for example, if you do not perform periodic maintenance of your heating and cooling system, eventually it will break down and replacing it is not cheap!

     

    2. Time, Time, Time

     Not just cost, unexpected breakdowns usually take more time to be fixed. You may be saving a few hours here and there by foregoing the regular maintenance and upkeep of your home but once it catches up with you, it can lead to more time to be spent fixing the problem and a boatload of frustration.

     

    3. Value of Your Home

     Your home value is dependent on the current condition of the home. You may think that you are...

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