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10 Ways to Prepare your Home for Fall

10 Ways to Prepare your Home for Fall

The Autumn season in Vermont is a beautiful time of year.  We take out our favorite sweaters and enjoy the leaves changing colors. However, with these changes come colder weather and new list of home projects.  Wondering how you can transition your home for the Fall season?  Check out our list of tips and tricks below! 

1. Fertilize your Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn before winter will prevent damage and spring weeds.

2. Plant Blubs

The time is now to plant your spring bulbs!  Take your pick – tulips, lily, daffodil, and more!

3. Clean your Gutters

Prevent clogged gutters by removing debris, leaves, and nests.  Check for leaks too!  Leaving your gutters unattended can lead to water damage on your home.

4. Organize your Garage or Shed

A new season is the perfect time to clean and purge.  Organize your space by taking out the Fall décor and removing the accumulation from summer!

5. Bring in Your Outdoor Furniture

Time to pack away your summer furniture and close the pool.  Store chairs, tables, or pool accessories in your newly decluttered garage or shed!

6. Clean your Fireplace and Chimney

Did you know every 50 burns your fireplace & chimney should be inspected?  Hire a professional to sweep and ensure your fireplace is ready for the winter.   

7. Stock up on Firewood

Whether you cut the wood yourself, or purchase it at a store, it is time to stock up!  Use the wood for the cold, fall days or for a fun campfire with friends.

8. Test your Furnace or Boiler

Haven’t needed to heat your home in a while? Time to make sure your furnace or boiler are working properly before the cold weather hits.

9. Checks for Drafts

Drafts are an indicator that there could be spaces in your home not sealed properly.  Check your home and replace the weather stripping to prevent higher heating bills!

10. Check your Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Replace the batteries then test the alarms and detectors in your home to insure they work properly during the cold months ahead. You should check be checking them once a year, why not now?

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    Open House Sunday September 25th, 2022 from 1-3pm!

    This Sunday, September 25th, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate will be hosting an Open House!  Come check out this great property and see what it has to offer. We look forward to seeing you there!

    311 North Street, Burlington, VT 05401 

    Make your way to Burlington this Sunday to see our inviting, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath colonial in the Old North End!  This lovely home with vintage charm is perfect for family and friends.  On the first floor you'll find a formal dining room, sunny family room, and a cozy living space.  Enjoy hosting guests or cooking for family?  Make sure to see the spacious kitchen and covered porch - perfect for grilling!  Make your way upstairs to find the laundry room, two guest bedrooms, and an expansive primary room with a beautiful office space. Don't forget, this home is conveniently located near downtown Burlington and local parks, ideal for exploring the city!  Come on by the Open House and see your future Burlington home! 

     

    MLS# 4926816 / $475,000

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      Open House Sunday September 18th, 2022 from 1-3pm!

      This Sunday, September 18th, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate will be hosting an Open House!  Come check out this great property and see what it has to offer. We look forward to seeing you there!

      9 Fox Run Lane, South Burlington, VT 05403 

      9 Fox Run Lane

       

      Don't miss out on this wonderful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial in one of South Burlington's sought after neighborhoods! This sunny and spacious home has hardwood floors and a recently renovated kitchen with a center island, cabinets throughout, and stainless steel appliances.  Make sure to check out the expansive deck and gazebo in the back of the property or the 3 season sunroom and covered porch off the front! The second floor has plenty of room for you, your family, and guests!  The primary bedroom has it all, a walk-in closet and private en-suite bath.  In addition, you'll find 3 sunny guest bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room. Start thinking about all the room you'll have for activities when viewing the lower level. The basement includes a rec room, workshop and plenty of room for storage.  If it's a beautiful day, move those activities outside to the fenced in yard, there's extra parking for friends to join! With an abundance of space this opportunity awaits, stop on by! 

       

      MLS# 4927504 / $675,000

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