October is time for Gutters, Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s October 2019 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter
Hello again, sports fans, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. I’m running a little late for the October issue, but here we go. 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 October:
- 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 (Sunday, November 3rd this 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:
- Buying a Condo Just Got Easier
- Should You Buy a “Haunted” House?
- Super Sleuth Your Next Home
- Five Improvements that Scream Cheap
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.
View your current Talking Real Estate enewsletter to see what's happening in your local market now.