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May is time for Termites, Tax Protests, Homestead & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s  May 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, investors, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Spring is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property owners. Here are a few items to consider during May:

  •       Consider having your property inspected for termites and other wood-destroying insects if you have not done so in a year or two; perhaps set up an annual plan with a pest control pro. March and April are the annual termite swarming season, but May is not too late. Termites work slowly, but they can be
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April is time for Termites, Tax Protests, Homestead & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s  April 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter   Hello again to all of you home owners, tenants, investors, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Spring is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property owners. Here are a few items to consider during April:   ·  Consider having your property inspected for termites and other wood-destroying insects if you have not done so in a year or two; perhaps set up an annual plan with a pest control pro. March and April are the annual termite swarming season. ·  It’s property tax assessed-value protest time.…
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March is Time for Self Care, Distancing, Termites, Homestead Exemptions, and Powering Through: Chuck Farr’s March 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

 

Hello again, everyone. Life is quite different this month as we all find our own ways to get through the shutdowns and isolation of the Wuhan COVID-19 pandemic together. More difficult times are ahead, but we will get through this in the weeks and months ahead with vigilance and common sense and caring. In the meantime, life goes on for most of us. Go on we must, and we will do so with courage and understanding. This intro email is a little longer than usual (sorry!), but you can click into this month’s Talking Real Estate enewsletter now if you want to see that instead (give it a few moments to

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February is Time for Property Tax Exemptions, Big Jobs, Gutters, & HVACs: Your February 2020 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter from Chuck Farr

 

Hello again, homeowners, tenants, investors, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. If you bought a home last year and started living there on January 1, 2020 (or if you bought in 2017 or 2018 and did not already do this!), don’t forget to file your homestead exemption (and while you are at it, your over-65 and/or disability exemption) at your local county tax office in the next month or three to save money on property taxes. And before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Winter is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas, especially for existing property

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November is time for Gutters, Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s November 2019 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Happy Thanksgiving, sports fans, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. This month’s homeowner task list is the same as October, but the enewsletter for November has some great new articles. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Fall is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during November:

  •       Outdoor Tasks:

o   Plant and fertilize. Fall is a great time to lay down some good fertilizer on the lawn, plant trees, bushes, and perennials; they will thank you for not planting them in the blaze of summer.

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October is time for Gutters, Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s October 2019 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Hello again, sports fans, homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. I’m running a little late for the October issue, but here we go. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Fall is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during October:

  •       Outdoor Tasks:

o   Plant and fertilize. Fall is a great time to lay down some good fertilizer on the lawn, plant trees, bushes, and perennials; they will thank you for not planting them in the blaze of summer. Fall/winter planting allows the plants and their roots to dig in

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September is time for Leaves, Lawns, Gardens & HVACs: Chuck Farr’s September 2019 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Fall is just around the corner and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during September:

  •       Outdoor Tasks:

o   Plant and fertilize. Fall is a great time to lay down some good fertilizer on the lawn, plant trees, bushes, and perennials; they will thank you for not planting them in the blaze of summer. Fall/winter planting allows the plants and their roots to dig in before next year.

o   Rake leaves and shred to

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August is time for Lawn & Garden Survival and HEAT Management: Chuck Farr’s August 2019 “Talking Real Estate” eNewsletter

Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Summer has gone triple digit and dry--and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during August. This is a repeat of the July list, so skip to the enewsletter now if this is a retread:

  •       Set your mower on the highest setting so you do not cut the grass too short and expose it to drought and weeds.
  •       Make sure your foliage gets plenty of water during hot summer days. Water early in the day, but not necessarily
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Hello again to all of you homeowners, tenants, prospective buyers, and real-estate investors. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Summer is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during July. I got some great new ideas on increasing heating efficiency from a June newsletter reader and added a few below:

  •       Set your mower on the highest setting so you do not cut the grass too short and expose it to drought and weeds.
  •       Make sure your foliage gets plenty of water during hot summer days. Water early in the day, but not necessarily every day. Plants prefer a good soaking a few times a week rather than a light, daily drizzle.
  •       Reverse the setting on
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Hello again to all of you home owners, prospective buyers, and real-estate moguls. Before you check the “Talking Real Estate” monthly enewsletter, Summer is here and has its own home maintenance checklist in Central Texas. Here are a few items to consider during June:

  •       Set your mower on the highest setting so you do not cut the grass too short and expose it to drought and weeds.
  •       Make sure your foliage gets plenty of water during hot summer days. Water early in the day, but not necessarily every day. Plants prefer a good soaking a few times a week rather than a light, daily drizzle.
  •       Reverse the setting on your ceiling fans to counterclockwise. This pushes the air down, creating a nice breeze.
  •       Whether you have central
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