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Welcome Fall!
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Fall is fun! Back to school, pumpkin spice, leaf peeping, Halloween, and Thanksgiving! Don’t forget amidst all the fun to pay attention to your home with some simple maintenance activities.

Outdoors:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Turn off external faucets, valves, disconnect and put away hoses
  • Clean and store garden tools, (Prep snow blower!)

Avid gardeners here is info on how to prepare your garden, sortable by location and month!

Indoors:

  • Clean chimney and check carbon monoxide detectors
  • Replace filter in furnace
  • Check for drafts, install weather stripping around doors and windows

 

Budgeting for Home Maintenance: There are two formulas you can use to budget for annual home maintenance and repair. The 1 percent rules has you set aside 1% of the purchase price of your home for annual maintenance costs.  The Square Foot Rule has you set aside $1 per a square foot. Whichever method you use, be sure to save for expected, and unexpected home, home maintenance and repair costs.

Fall is also a great time to review your mortgage, too. We are always here to discuss your options with you and make sure your current mortgage fits your financial goals.

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