September is Time for Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs + Austin Housing Market Continues Undeterred: Chuck Farr’s September 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Posted by Chuck Farr on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 5:26pm.

September is Time for Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs + Austin Housing Market Continues Undeterred: Chuck Farr’s September 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers/sellers, and real-estate investors. The Austin area housing market continues bouncing back in the era of COVID-19 (check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter for details!). Fall is here--and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during September:

  •       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 shred to use as mulch or dispose of them based on local guidelines.

o   Clean gutters and downspouts after the raking season.

  •       Indoor Tasks:

o   Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you set clocks back in the Fall (early November 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.

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:

  •       Austin-Area Housing Market Remains Undeterred Amid Ongoing Pandemic (latest ABOR report)
  •       Who Pays for Utility Disruptions?
  •       The Renewed Appeal of Suburbia
  •       Mortgage Guidance for the Self-Employed
  •       The Dish on Fine China

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 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.

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