Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day and Autumn Home Sales

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It's Labor Day, which means the cultural end of summer. Kids are back in school, and here in Chattanooga at least the heat and sunshine of summer has given was (temporarily, I'm sure) to grey chilly fall-like weather thanks to Hurricane Isaac reaching up from the Gulf to the Smokey Mountains. All of this means it's time to start thinking about putting seasonal touches on your home, whether you are planning to sell or settling in. Here are a few links with great suggestions to get your house ready for fall.

How To Sell a Home In Autumn has great tips for both weatherizing your place and prettying it up for potential buyers. Whether you are checking your HVAC, servicing your fireplace, or changing out the throw pillows for ones in red and orange, this list will have your home ready for crisp nights and fallen leaves in no time.

Southern Living always has great decor and entertaining ideas, and they don't disappoint with this full video compilation of 100 Fall Decorating Ideas in just two minutes.

Because summer is not yet over, and fall is not yet quite here, it would be remiss not to include Garden and Gun's fabulous recent article on Late Southern Pie. As they put it, "When summer starts to merge with fall in the South, we all begin craving comforting, cooler-weather types of dishes." Indeed. Go forth and bake. If you are staging your home for a promising house showing or open house, the smell of fresh baking could be just the push over the edge your potential buyers might need to become definite buyers.
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After a long hot summer and before the cold wet of winter, your lawn needs a little TLC to keep it healthy and beautiful next spring. HGTV has a great video guide to help you take good care of your yard.

Spring cleaning might get more lip service, but fall cleaning is just as important. While there is still time to air the house out and weatherize it, follow some of this great advice from Organized Home to not only freshen up the interior, but seal the exterior from the elements. Both of these can save you time, money, and trouble in the long run, helping to prevent costly damage to your home and keep you and your family healthier and more comfortable.

Enjoy your Labor Day, with all the best from the Randy Durham Team!

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