November is time for Gutters, Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s November 2019 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter
Happy Thanksgiving, sports fans, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. This month’s homeowner task list is the same as October, but the enewsletter for November has some great new articles. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Fall is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during November:
- Outdoor Tasks:
o Plant and fertilize. Fall is a great time to lay down some good fertilizer on the lawn, plant trees, bushes, and perennials; they will thank you for not planting them in the blaze of summer. Fall/winter planting allows the plants and their roots to dig in before next year.
o Rake leaves and mow/shred to use as mulch or dispose of them based on local guidelines. Many naturalists say to just leave the leaves on your lawn as a natural compost; most say the leaves will not damage your lawn, because it is going dormant for the Winter anyway.
o Clean gutters and downspouts after the raking season.
- Indoor Tasks:
o Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you set Daylight Savings Time clocks back in the Fall (that happened Sunday, November 3rd this year). It’s not too late to do this before the end of the year!
o Have furnace professionally inspected. If you are on a semi-annual HVAC maintenance plan, have your system serviced in the next couple of months.
If you have questions or need more details on these items, feel free to email, text, or call me. If you have any good recommendations to add to my monthly maintenance lists, please let me know.
Here is the Talking Real Estate enewsletter with always-on links to trends in national, regional, and Austin area real-estate market news. You will also see some handy articles about home buying & selling, home maintenance, taxes, and other topics. In this issue:
- Good Reasons to Buy During the Holidays
- A Better Alternative to Bagging Raked Leaves
- How to Choose New Kitchen Cabinets
- Staged Homes Sell Faster
I often get asked about current market conditions, whether now is a good time to buy or sell, or “what are home prices like in my area?” These questions are best answered with statistics because the real estate market is constantly in a state of flux. If you need more detailed information about your own neighborhood or home, just let me know. I'm just a call, text, message, or email away and happy to give you a free comparative market analysis of your home and neighborhood.
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