6 Reasons Why December is a Good Month to Buy a Home

            Most people cringe at the thought of buying a home in December. Only the Grinch would want to pack up and moving during the holiday season! But hold on Cindy Lou Hoo, there are several reasons December can be a great time to buy. 1. Sellers are highly motivated. People who […]

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5 Most Expensive Homes Sold In Frankfort in November

Out of 42 homes sold in November, these were the 5 most expensive…

5. Discher Estates: Sold for $363,000       discher estates frankfort

4. Silver Lake: Sold for $367,500                 silver lake home in frankfort ky

3. Rural Area: Sold for $405,000                 rural home in frankfort ky

2. Two Creeks: Sold for $410,000                 two creeks home in frankfort

1. Two Creeks: Sold for $415,000                Two Creeks Neighborhood

                                                

*Data researched using Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS®*

6 Ways to Teach Your Children Gratitude

This has been an unprecedented year for most Americans. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, some may be finding a lot to be grateful for– for example, the end of the election process, or remaining healthy through the pandemic– while others may have had a different experience and may be struggling with feeling gratitude. Sometimes […]

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16 Tips for Relocating to a New Town

            Moving is always hard work but moving to a new town can be exceptionally hard, even when you are excited about your next chapter in life. As your real estate agent, I can refer you to an agent in your new town to help you find your new home, […]

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Home Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter

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The cold season has already arrived in many parts of the country. Here in Frankfort, we’ve had those random over 70° days, but I think that is now behind us!

It’s important to prepare your home for the colder weather coming. Taking a little bit of time to winterize your home can save you a lot of time – and money – later on. Check out these tips for preparing your home for the fall and winter.

1. Check window and door weather stripping for damage.

2. Disconnect water hoses and turn off outdoor water supply lines and irrigation system.

3. Wrap exterior water pipes or hose bibs with heating tape.

4. Clean your gutters.

5. Check your roof for damage or leaks.

6. Fill cracks in your driveway and foundation.

7. Check attic insulation for pest damage.

8. Have your furnace serviced.  See my previous blog on HVAC systems for recommendations on companies.

9. Check your chimney for obstructions and make sure your damper is working.

10. Clean and store your lawnmower.

11. Aerate and fertilize your lawn. Check your local Southern States for some great assistance in this area!

12. Change the air filters in your HVAC system.

13. Change smoke detector batteries.

14. Clean and store outdoor furniture.

15. Have landscaping pruned and put fresh mulch down.

16. Bring potted plants inside.

17. Change your ceiling fan direction.

18. Clean humidifiers before using.

19. Check the condition of your pool cover.