The end of Summer nears and the rush to move is on!

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions"

The end of summer in Michigan means school is getting ready to start and is only weeks away.  This always produces a panic for those that have been trying to sell and for those that are trying to buy.

Schools of choice become a factor.  The gas prices have created another requirement for driving distance to work and commutes to the grocery store...so location of the new home has also become a more important factor.

The size of the yard, the toy storage has been an issue too...but some folks are looking at selling some of those gas guzzling toys.

So thercanoe tripe seems to be a bit of a lull in the yard storage issue.

The end of summer means those maintenance issues that have been put off have to be addressed before the cold weather is back....what a thought that is..where did I hide the snow shovel?

Caulk around the windows, door weather stripping, sealing the deck, checking shingles and the list goes on.

Fall issues are being planned right now....trimming up the shrubs for winter cutting back some of tlast trip to the zoo?he trees from the roof...all have to be done.  Who wants to think about that stuff...well it isn't all that far off and we will all think about these issues.  After all we live in Michigan wonderland.

Now is the time to think about the other projects too like adding insulation to lower your heat bill.  This winter everyone will have a higher heat bills according to the estimates on supply and demand.

What are you thinking about for your summers end?

 

Comments (5)

Sharon Young
Ivy League Mortgage Philadelphia, Pa - Southampton, PA

Gary .. I live in Bonita Springs Fl ... the summer NEVER ends! ;-)

Aug 23, 2008 01:18 PM
Ann-Marie Clements
Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Saint John, NB
Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa

I live in Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick, where the daytime is now in the high 70's and the evening hours are in the low 50's.  BRRRRRR.... 

                   ;>)

Aug 23, 2008 01:27 PM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Ok Sharon....remember we can express mail snowballs!  Thanks for the comments Sharon.

Aug 23, 2008 01:49 PM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Ann-Marie, you are already seeing a decline in temperatures....but just think we all think it is very beautiful there and the water is pristine.  Thanks for the comments Ann-Marie.

Aug 23, 2008 01:51 PM
Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Gary,
Great list, btw, Don't tell me, I have an appointment tomorrow to know the teacher of my daugther, my daugther is 3 years old and a half and she will start learning something at school. She will start at end of august.
oohh well :)
Ray Saenz

 

Aug 24, 2008 05:27 PM