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7 Home Care Tips February 2018 in the Greater Athens Area

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You can keep your home in top shape with simple tasks throughout the year.

(Information via Keller Williams)

This month, be sure to:

  1. 1. Clean the vent duct for your clothes dryer. Fires created by clogged dryer vents are one of the most common causes of house fires.
  2. 2. Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
  3. 3. Make sure you and your family members know the location of all gas shut-off valves.
  4. 4. Examine your thermostat. Clean the heat sensor, contact points, and contacts; check your thermometer’s accuracy and replace if necessary.
  5. 5. Pull out your refrigerator and clean behind the unit. Be sure to clean off the coils.
  6. 6. Replace or clean furnace filters.
  7. 7. Check your fire extinguishers. Refill or replace as needed.
  8. Thinking about buying or selling your next dream home? We’d be happy to help with the process! Give us a call today, or submit a request for contact. We’ll provide you with a customized purchase or sale plan for your home in the greater Athens area,

5 Hints to Help Beat the Winter “Blahs” in the Greater Athens Area

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BEAT THE WINTER “BLAHS”

(Information via Keller Williams)

Five Quick Tips to Help You Beat the Winter Blahs
Are the short days and cold weather getting you down? Here are some fun ideas to help you beat the season.

Running IconGet Outside and Play
Bundle up and get outside for some exercise, especially on sunny days. Sunlight is a natural mood-enhancer and exercise stimulates and warms the body.

Visit A Spa, Or Set One Up At Home
That bitter cold doesn’t just make people blue; it also wreaks havoc on their skin. Combat both with a pampering trip to a day spa, or set one up at home.

Paintbrush Icon Give a Room a Bright New Look
If your house is contributing to your blahs, supercharge a room or two with summery decorative elements. Throwing a fresh coat of yellow paint on the walls, or adding bunches of fresh tulips, candles or accessories from favorite vacations won’t just warm the room; it’ll warm you, too.

Add Splashes of Color to Your Wardrobe
Pep up the wardrobe, too. Add an orange scarf for healing and peaceful feelings, a lime green jacket to balance your mood, or a red blouse for energy.

Trash IconGet Rid of Clutter
Take advantage of all the time spent indoors, organize closets, clean out the refrigerator, and purge old files. Most people report that having a handle on their household clutter increases, their peace of mind and happiness.

Stay warm out there! And if you or anyone you know needs professional real estate advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

 

Purchasing Real Estate in College Towns

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Thinking of moving near campus in the greater Athens area?

There is excitement in the air, as our Dawgs have advanced to the championship game! Most of us agree that living in the greater Athens area is one of the best decisions that we have made! Living in a college town often includes attractions, special events, unique small businesses and more! But did you know that your real estate values could also benefit from living in or near a college town?

According to U.S. News and World Report, there may be several benefits to living in or around a college town. Some of the benefits they mention include your home being in demand, added security, and being close to everything!

Purchasing or selling a home is many times one of the largest financial decisions that a person will make. When purchasing a home in the greater Athens area, it’s good to know that being in a community with a thriving campus atmosphere could also benefit your quality of life and home values. Interested in learning more about our local real estate market? Submit a request for contact, or simply give us a call today! We’d be happy to create a customized report just for you.

5 Tips for Christmas Tree Safety

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Christmas Tree Safety in the Greater Athens Area

(Information and photo via Keller Williams)

 

It’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit when you bring out the ornaments and decorate your tree. Keep in mind however that both real and artificial trees can pose a hazard in your home if they are not properly cared for. Here are a few tips and reminders on how to keep your tree and your family safe

  1. If you are using a natural tree, make a fresh cut across the tree’s base before setting it in the stand and immediately place in water. Keep the tree’s water container full at all times, checking the water level daily.
  2. Place the Christmas tree well away from the heat registers, space heaters, fireplaces, wood stoves, televisions, computer monitors and other heat sources.
  3. Check all Christmas tree lights, other electric decorations and electrical appliances for wear (frayed cords, for example). Use only UL approved electrical decorations and extension cords.
  4. Unplug tree lights and decorations when out of the room or sleeping.
  5. Place the Christmas tree clear of doors to keep the emergency escape route clear of trees, packages and furniture.

Happy Decorating!

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