Great day for a Fireplace!

Real Estate Agent with Samsel & Associates 0790808

After a long day shoveling, battling icy roads, and shivering, today is a great day to curl up by the fireplace. Here are some beautiful homes with fireplaces for sale.

The Benefits of a Fireplace

Aside from ambience and coziness, fireplaces provide warmth, effectively reducing your heating bill. Fireplaces can be combined with a blower to help transfer heat from the fireplace to the room. Using a fireback of cast iron or stainless steel behind the fire can help reflect more heat into the room also.

Types of Fireplaces

Fireplaces may be made of brick or stone or may be manufactured with sheet metal. They can be fueled by wood, natural gas, biomass, or propane. 

The chimney may be made of brick or stone and the flue may be tile lined, metal lined, or unlined. Flues may also have a chase cover, a cap to keep small animals out of the chimney, and a spark arrestor to prevent sparks from coming out of the chimney and potentially landing on your roof. 

Safety Issues with Fireplaces

The biggest concern of many homeowners with fireplaces is the risk of Chimney Fires. Proper cleaning and maintenance can prevent chimney fires. Oxygen sensors and carbon monoxide sensors are essential for the conscientious homeowner.


If you're thinking of buying a home in Union County, there are 309 homes offered for sale with fireplaces. List prices range from $99,000 up to $2.25M. 


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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Wayne & Jean~ Terrific post about the benefits and safety concerns of fireplaces. It's a great feature, and one that needs to be maintained!

Jan 22, 2014 12:06 AM #1
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

What a great idea for a post.  Yes, today is definitely a fireplace day! - Debbie

Jan 22, 2014 12:46 AM #2
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Wayne and Jean- you two make it easy for buyers looking for homes for sale with fireplaces in New Jersey. Hopefully you'll get a break in the weather, if not stay warm in front of your fireplace. 

Jan 22, 2014 02:18 AM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Nice post Wayne and Jean Marie. I wish I was sitting close to one right now. Maybe later tonight. 

Jan 22, 2014 03:27 AM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Wayne & Jean  A fireplace would be nice today .Your post is very informative

Hope you are staying safe & warm


Jan 22, 2014 04:41 AM #5
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wayne & Jean, sure hope your weather warms up for the Super Bowl, tough for both teams to play in a blizzard!

Jan 23, 2014 06:58 AM #6
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Wayne and Jean, it is the perfect night to read your post on fireplaces.  Dallas has a temperature of about 20 degrees tonight!  That's extreme for Dallas.

Jan 23, 2014 02:19 PM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Those are some beautiful fireplaces for a nice relaxing evening after a day of shoveling snow.

Jan 23, 2014 07:58 PM #8
Randy Shamburger
Movement Mortgage - Greenville, SC
FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Expert

Excellent post, thanks for sharing.

Have a Big day,


Jan 23, 2014 10:18 PM #9
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
Experience the IHI Difference

The fireplace is a focal point in many homes. I like that you mentioned the need for maintenance and cleaning, too. Enjoy this very cold day. 

Jan 24, 2014 12:08 AM #10
Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

That fireplace in the last picture is my dream fireplace! Huge!

Jan 24, 2014 12:14 AM #11
Eric Galuppo
Real Estate Rev - More Leads Means More Revenue

Wow! What a huge fireplace! That’s a perfect place to stay at night and write a blog.

Jan 25, 2014 12:06 AM #12
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