Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Autumn Home Improvement II

blog fireplaceInspect Furnace, Fireplaces, and Clean the Chimney
A furnace inspection provides a much needed piece of mind. Make sure your inspection includes carbon monoxide detection. The inspections and annual cleaning should include changing filters. These small checkups will help to avoid unexpected problems during the coldest winter months.

Increase your House’s Insulation                                                                                                                Even if you can’t afford to insulate the whole house, adding another insulating layer in your attic provides
significant energy savings. New siding also has an added benefit of adding another layer of external insulation.

Install Smart Thermostats
These thermostats can be programmed to lower and raise the heat in your home depending on what you are
doing. For example, it might lower the temperature before bed, and then raise it an hour before you wake up in
the morning. It can be programmed to lower when you go to work, and even to stay on all the time if you’re home.  They cost around $50 and are well worth the investment.

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Better than expected

"Since the family lives out of town, we are grateful to John for making the sale of our mother's house very managable for us. John listened to our needs and met them all. He was considerate, knowledable, coordinated all the details , and , communicated with us throughout the whole process. Having you take care of the house went better than expected from out of town."

- Anne Baker 2517 Borglum


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"After trying to sell our house on our own, it was a relief to list it under an experienced realtor. John sold our house much quicker than we could have imagined."

- 3009 Barry St


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"The experience of buying a home was very good, the help was very much appreciated."

- David and Michelle 2088 Jaclyn


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"John is a great realtor. He is knowledgable, trustworthy, and professional. We look forward to doing business with him again."

- Investors


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"My unreal optimism mixed with John's realism make us a good pair."

- Investor


Helping Hand

"John was the best, he worked hard and we appreciate him for everything he did for us."

- Cathy Claflin Melvin Ct.


Love my new home

"I worked with RE/MAX to buy a house. They were very professional and unbelievably helpful. John DeVries helped me find my house and it's amazing how much he helped me. It didn't matter what my schedule was, he kept working hard and showing me houses until we found the right home. I am so happy with it and love it already. Thanks RE/MAX and John"

- Caleb Byron Rd.