October 2017
Lyon Real Estate
Lyon Real Estate's 7th Annual Coat Drive

As the weather cools, there is a greater necessity for warm clothing amongst those in need within our neighborhoods. Several years back, we decided to do what we could to make a difference and launched our very first Coat Drive. To elevate our efforts, we partner with the Lyon Cares Foundation, which provides grants to local nonprofits that make their communities a better place. In the year 2017, Lyon Cares will give grants totaling $150,000. Click on the picture below to learn more.


Autumn Home Upkeep

Just like spring, the fall comes with its own set of home care suggestions, but rather than deep cleaning, homeowners should be storing, prepping, and organizing for the cooler months.

The Yard

  • Fall is the best time to aerate, reseed and/or fertilize the lawn. Aerating will allow oxygen, water and fertilizer to easily reach the roots while fertilizing provides extra nutrients over the dormant winter months.
  • Don't forget to add spring color by planting tulip, lily, and daffodil bulbs.
  • Trim back tree branches and limbs that may grow close to you or your neighbor's home, as well as power lines.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts and inspect the roof for missing, loose, or cracked shingles.

The Garage

  • Clean and store garden tools, as well as the lawn mower. Empty out unused fuel from gas-powered equipment because sediment can build up and clog the fuel lines.
  • Cover and store outdoor furniture.
  • Test and prepare generators for loss of power due to winter storms.

The Home

  • Check the fireplace and chimney. Most chimney sweeps recommend an annual sweeping, but depending on how often you use the fireplace, you might be able to wait on a full sweep. But if you will be using the fireplace often, call a chimney sweep for an inspection.
  • Stock up on wood; it's recommended to keep firewood at least 30 feet from the house and covered.
  • Replace the air filter in the furnace and clean ducts to ensure the system's efficiency. Call in an HVAC contractor to test the heating output and give the system a tune-up.
  • Caulk windows and doors to prevent heat from escaping.
  • Change the direction of the ceiling fan. Fans should run clockwise in the winter in order to help circulate the warm air.
  • Daylight savings time is the ideal benchmark for changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as inspecting any fire extinguishers. This year we turn the clocks back November 5.
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3181 Stanford Lane
3181 Stanford Lane, El Dorado Hills CA

Nicely updated 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on large lot in desirable El Dorado Hills Community. Private entry with lovely decking and mature oak tree. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and gas cook top. Oversized laundry room with area for removing shoes and storage. Master suite with updated bath and outside access. Family room with fire place and formal living or dining rooms.

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Selling our home (and buying a new one) was a very important decision for us. Bryan Finkel guided us every step of the way and made us very comfortable throughout. He was extremely professional at all times, and answered all our concerns patiently, no matter how small they were. His marketing proposal (advertisements, open house, etc) proved to be highly successful and we had multiple good offers in our hands in just a few days. Bryan also proved to be an expert in negotiating a great final contract. His guidance was of great help all the way till the close (appraisal, inspection, etc). Bryan was always approachable and dependable, any time of the day! We have used Bryan Finkel's help on three separate occasions (including this sale), and definitely will go with him in the future too if the need arise.
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