Get your Lake Sinclair home ready for winter, while the weather is still nice

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

The weather forecast is changing. Freezing temeratures are just around the corner.  The lows at Lake Sinclair are currently just dipping into the 50s, but it's that reminder that winter is just around and the corner and there are things you need to get done to keep your property taken care of at Lake Sinclair.  If it's a vacation/weekend home it's time to get those things done.  And out in the rural area where I live many homes still have wells.  And your well house needs several things:

Insulation

Wrapped pipes that exposed

A light bulb or spotlight

It's time to think about switching from the A/C to heat.  Usually in a vacant home I just set it on about 58, that is enough to keep things from freezing. 

And if you haven't had a chimney sweep, you should have that done before burning a fire.  And hopefully you have remembered to check your propane tank and make sure it's full and had your furnace checked out by a professional.

My foreclosure homes have all been winterized.  Wells turned off, pipes drained and open and anti-freeze in all toilet bowls and tanks.  They also have the power on with the heat on a low setting as well. Many of our vacant homes are winterized as well.

The tempatures are supposed to be back near 75 by the first of next week (yeah typidal southern weather) , which I will be thankful for as I'm really not so much a winter person.  I'm VERY happy at 95 with 90% humidity.  Heat doesn't bother me so much.  Cold on the other hand.... I don't like so much.  I usually get cold by Thanksgiving and thaw out sometime around Memorial Day.  But I am enjoying the beautiful colors of fall.  Finally looking out my back door is red, orange and yellow instead of just green.  Of course we are still having to mow the lawn. 

If you have a weekend home at Lake Sinclair and need someone to winterize for you, give me a call and I can recommend a few folks for you to call for the service

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Gilbert Real Estate Experts: Colby & Michele Myers
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I'm sure this is really useful information to most of the country, but we are a bit spoiled down here with temps in the 70's through the winters.  LOL. Hopefully the freezes stay away for much longer.  

Oct 05, 2015 03:07 PM #1
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Tammy. Luckily, in my area this is not a concern! Enjoy your day!

Oct 05, 2015 08:09 PM #2
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Tammy. Really important to get this winterizing done to avoid any issues later, someone will always wait too long and have a problem.

Oct 05, 2015 08:28 PM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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Great reminder to start winterizing.

My favorite temperature is in the high 70s, with a bit of a breeze and low humidity. I could live with that forever.

I can't stand being cold. The other day was in the 50s and rainy and my feet were already ice blocks.  YUCK.

Oct 05, 2015 09:05 PM #4
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Tammy, You and I have one thing in common for sure. I get cold in October and thaw out around Memorial day.

Oct 05, 2015 09:39 PM #5
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Tammie. Excellent advice here for everyone no matter where they live.

Oct 05, 2015 10:07 PM #6
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Tammy.   Does not seem like enough time to get all the winter prep done.  Hustling.  Make it a great day.  Mark

Oct 05, 2015 10:49 PM #7
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice. We just had to turn on the heat in Maryland.

Listing agents need to share advice and take action to winterize vacant properties.

Oct 05, 2015 11:27 PM #8
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Tammy, perfect timing for your post. Homeowners need to get prepared before it really gets cold. Way easier to do it now. 

Oct 06, 2015 01:36 AM #9
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