#AskAllise - Fall means Football

With Fall right around the corner, I asked Allise to help us homeowners (and future homeowners) out with the best tips for getting your house ready for Fall & football season, we live in the South after all!

Fall and Winter are the best times to buy! You will get the best price for houses during the months of October-February. So now is the time to buy, buy, buy!!

  • When buying a house make sure you have the correct gas hook up, especially if you like to cookout with a gas grill or stove. Love the front porch gas lanterns?!? Again...you need to check what you have to work with! Some houses have gas, but do not have the correct size pipes. Could cost you all your Fantasy Football earnings. 
  • Parking is always something to consider when buying a house and if you already purchased a house think about how to improve it. It will always increase the value of your home to add any additional parking. As Atlanta continues to grow, so will the value. Some garages and parking spots in big cities like NYC and Chicago can go for well over $50,000...just the garage or parking space!!! Your friends will thank you when they come over to watch the big game too!!
  • Yeah marble is great, but do you really want to worry about your crockpot making a stain or chipping the side counter with a bottle of wine?!? Can you tell I have marble?? LOL. It is beautiful, but the stress is enough for my next house or kitchen renovation to go with something a little more durable. I'm a huge fan of silestone, but granite is a safe bet too. Butcher block is questionable. Also, I have seen something new recently that's called neolith...it's beautiful, looks like marble, but more durable. 

Now that Allise has covered what amenities you will need in your new place, it’s time to host a tailgate for all those big games this season!

For me, I love to bring a healthy option to any potluck, Friendsgiving, or tailgate I attend. That way I know I’ll have at least one safe bet! Here are just a few of my favorites: 

  • Kale Caesar Salad - I’m biased, but this is my favorite salad EVER! You need 3-4 ingredients and can whip up this crowd pleaser in under 20 minutes!  
  • Pumpkin Mac ‘N Cheese - This dish is SUPER easy to make and leaves those who love your standard Mac ‘N Cheese, pleasantly surprised! 
  • Gluten-Free Banana Pudding - If you’re from the South, you know there has to be at least one dessert. This Banana Pudding is the bomb.com, seriously! Plus, it’s gluten free (so no calories...kidding). It’s a labor of love, but well worth the wait! Bring this to the next football viewing party, and you’ll score big with your friends! 

Now that you have the expert tips on how to get your house ready for Fall aka football season and the food you’ll need to have in it, it’s time to get that Paperless Post invite ready! 

If you're in the market to buy a home, Allise is ready to help you find the right one for you! Feel free to send her an email with any questions you may have. 

In the meantime, be sure comment below with any and all housing Q's, or #AskAllise on Twitter! Until next month! 

Kel & Allise

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