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No Tricks ... Just Treats During October! Gene's 10/14/2015 Newsletter


Witches!  Zombies!  Ghosts! Haunted Houses! October is the time when spirits lurk at each and every corner ...

October's the time for playing in fall leaves, chillin' in front of bonfires, and bundling-up with warmer jackets for football games played in crisp fall weather. October's also a great time to bundle-up your home for the cold winter months ahead too.

To help you accomplish all these things and more, I've included some great articles I found for your enjoyment and use.

Hope you get all the treats you deserve and enjoy every minute of your October ...



              Colder weather means you'll be 
wanting to use your fireplace soon ...

Using Your Fireplace Safely ...

One of the joys of the fall and winter season is curling up in front of a warm fireplace. Proper fireplace use and maintenance, along with a commitment to safety, will keep the enjoyment from turning into tragedy.   (MORE ...)

How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home This Fall ...

This fall, ensure your home shows off the best of the season. Curb appeal is essential for a beautiful first impression of your home — and can take just minutes a day to keep up. From the walkways and lawn to your front door, you’ll love how these curb appeal projects can be broken into smaller projects. If you want to show your love for fall, try these curb appeal tricks and see how your home comes alive. (MORE ...)

2015 Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms, Hayrides & Halloween Venues in Will County ...

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean that Fall has arrived and Halloween is just around the corner. And that means pumpkin farms, corn mazes, haunted houses, scarecrows, spooky ghosts, witches, and goblins of all shapes and sizes have cropped up everywhere.

For those living in/near Will County, in Illinois ... that means families and friends will be looking to get out and enjoy all that Fall has to offer. (MORE ...)

That New Car Could Limit Mortgage Options ...
Could that shiny new car you just financed with a big dealer loan or lease put a damper on your ability to refinance your mortgage or move to a different house?   (MORE ...)

Caramel Apple Muffins Recipe ...

Love apples? Love caramel? Go crazy when they're mixed together? You'll LOVE these muffins then. They're great at any time of the day!

Click on the pic to the right for the Recipe ...

  • It's always wise to update your Credit Report, at minimum, once a year and to review your mortgage and credit. Let me help you accomplish that more easily. Contact me soon ... at your convenience. 
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