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Great Home in Wingfield Springs

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Welcome home to this beautiful Spanish Springs home that has had only one owner! This home has been taken care of and is ready for a new owner. Wonderful well kept neighborhood in Wingfield Springs with a open floor plan. This home has mature landscaping and a patio in the back yard to enjoy the outdoors. The entry to the home features Stack stone and a covered patio in the front. The kitchen comes with the refrigerator,built in microwave a pantry & a breakfast bar. Call today for your private viewing.

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Open House Saturday 11-5-16, Time 12:00-2:00

Very Motivated Seller! Investor Alert! Bring all offers. Come see this 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 2 kitchen home. Located at the end of a cul-da-sac, next to a park. Large 3rd acre lot features 2 car detached garage/workshop. Property could be utilized as rental units or live in one side and rent the other. This may be the home you need with in-law quarters.

Open House Saturday November 5th, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Come see it today!

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House Fire Prevention In Colder Weather

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Diagram of where to put smoke alarms. The top caption reads “PLACE ONE SMOKE ALARM ON EVERY FLOOR AND SLEEPING ROOM”. The top diagram is labeled “MULTI-STORY” with an attic, basement, two bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen. The bottom diagram is labeled “SINGLE LEVEL” and has similar rooms. Suggestions for smoke alarms are diagramed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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English: Residential smoke detector (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Devastating house fires can happen in an instant, and many begin due to human error. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that cooking tops the list of residential building fire causes (50 percent), followed by heating equipment (12.5 percent) and electrical malfunction (6.3 percent).

Make your fall and winter seasons merry, bright and fire-free with these essential fire safety tips.

1.Schedule a chimney inspection at least once a year. Creosote, or condensed smoke, builds up on the flue and can catch fire. An annual cleaning and inspection can help prevent chimney fires.

2. Keep flammable items at least three feet from heat sources. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, 56 percent of fatal home heating fires ignite from items being placed too close to heating equipment. Make sure everything is a safe distance from heat sources, including the furnace, space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves.

3. Check smoke detectors frequently. Approximately 60 percent of house fire deaths happen in structures with no working smoke alarms. Test your home’s smoke alarms monthly and replace batteries each year.

4. Have a family escape plan and practice it regularly. All household members need to know all exit strategies in case a fire breaks out, as well as where to meet once they’re safely outside. Have a semiannual drill and practice at different times of the day.

5. Cook safely. Never leave the room when boiling, frying or baking, keep pot holders and dish towels away from the flame, and immediately turn off appliances when not in use.

6. Be mindful of holiday decorations. If you choose to decorate with strings of lights, always check their condition first. Throw out those with exposed electrical wiring, and be sure to read over the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Investor Alert!

Whether you are an investor looking for a project, someone who is in need of a large home with two kitchens or an In Laws quarters or just want a lot of room, take a look at my new listing.

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Create A Home Maintenance Checklist

What do you need to do every month and what can you tackle twice a year? Put it on the list.

Your vehicle requires routine maintenance to run smoothly, and the same goes for your house. Without service reminders, however, it can be easy to forget to tend to all the systems that keep your house fully functioning. Fortunately, you can create a simple annual maintenance checklist to properly care for your home and prevent potential issues from becoming major problems.

Start by making a list of each task you’ll need to complete over the coming year. Make sure your yearly home inspection includes all major systems (HVAC, electrical and plumbing), the interior and exterior of your home, water and septic tanks, doors and windows, and the attic or basement if applicable.

When that’s done, organize the list according to how often each item needs to be checked or maintained and set reminders accordingly. Your home maintenance checklist might start to look similar to this:

Monthly

Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Change air filters in the heating and air conditioning system.
Clean range hood filters to avoid possible grease fires.
Trim back any shrubbery or plant growth around the outdoor HVAC unit by at least 18 inches.

Quarterly

Check and wipe down sliding doors and window tracks.
Replace batteries in smoke detectors.
Test garage door and grease tracks as needed.

Semiannually

Clear gutters of spring and fall foliage.
Power wash windows and siding.
Schedule seasonal service of the HVAC system before summer and winter.

Annually

Inspect and insulate pipes to protect them from freezing.
Trim trees and shrubs away from the home’s exterior.
Touch up exterior paint and check for wood rot or water damage.
Check grouting in kitchen and bathroom and repair if necessary.
A home maintenance checklist will make it easier for you to manage the upkeep of your house. It can also help you catch minor issues before they become costly home repairs.

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Need School Supplies?

Back-to-school season can mean a fresh start, whether you have school-age kids or not. Enter to win a $500 gift card to your choice of Target or Amazon and treat your family to an end-of summer wardrobe or supply stockpile.

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English: This is a row of Cash Registers at a Target store in the US (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Make a Statement With Your Front Door

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New Orleans: Doorway, 19th century house on Esplanade Avenue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Your front door is one of the first things guests notice when visiting your home. In addition to providing security and protection, your front door can make a bold statement and reflect your personal style.

But whether or not your current front door matches your home’s interior and your taste, if you feel a draft, see any cracks or hear squeaky joints or scraping sounds, it may be time to replace it. Consider your options with some of the most common front door materials and features.

Materials

  • Wood: Though beautiful, solid wood doors are expensive and sensitive to the elements. Some modern wood doors come with steel cores to minimize warping and reduce cost.
  • Fiberglass: A durable and cost-effective option is a fiberglass composite door. Their foam cores
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    Red Door, Stow New Parish Church, Stow, Scottish Borders, Scotland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    are good insulators, and they can withstand harsh climates.

  • Steel: Strong but subject to dents, steel doors are the least expensive of the three. They have shorter life spans and aren’t well-suited for extreme climates, but depending on their core, they can be energy efficient.

Styles
There are multiple styles to choose from, including:

  • Solid panel doors
  • Arched door
  • Double doors
  • Decorative doors with glass inserts
  • Frosted glass doors with ornamental wrought iron overlaid for added security

You could even complement your front door with sidelights or a transom window while also letting in more outside light.

Colors
The color of your front door should depend mostly on the exterior style and colors of your house, your personal taste and the type of door chosen. If your house is mostly neutral in color, don’t be afraid to go bold with your front door.

Use these tips to help make your front door an inviting entrance that not only offers protection from the elements but also reflects your personal style.