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America's Scariest Homes and Hotels

Halloween 2014
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 28, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna
With Halloween right around the corner there’s no doubt that candy, costumes and creepy dwellings come to mind.  Whether or not you believe in spirits and apparitions, take a moment to check out some places dubbed as America’s Scariest homes and hotels! Here's a famous hotel that makes the list: The infamous Chelsea Hotel in New York City is one of the area's spookiest landmarks.  Built in 1884, the hotel has been home to many notable writers, musicians and artists over the years. Even thoug... read more

Teal Pumpkin Project

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 23, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna
Looking forward to having trick-or-treaters come to your home this Halloween?  If you haven’t purchased your Halloween goodies yet you may want to become part of a large initiative that is being carried out by the Food Allergy Resource & Education organization (FARE).  This new Halloween tradition is the Teal Pumpkin Project.   What is the Teal Pumpkin Project? The Teal Pumpkin Project is a campaign that encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies by providing non-... read more

Fall Open House Extravaganza

October, 25th
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 23, 2014 in  Buyers
This coming Saturday, October 25th, marks the Fall Open House Extravaganza hosted by Coldwell Banker Home Connection - Albert Lea.  Each Fall and Spring the Albert Lea office hosts an extravaganza which allows buyers to tour a variety of homes they may have interest in over the course of a single day!  This year we have 11 homes that will be open to tour and the sellers are very eager to get them sold!  A Realtor will also be on&nb... read more

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 21, 2014 in  Home Maintenance
Fall is typically a great time to tackle home improvement projects as weather is generally dryer and temperatures are more favorable.  Before you start your interior and exterior projects, take a look at what you, as a homeowner, can handle.  As always, consult with a professional if you are in need of some assistance. Here is a fall maintenance checklist you may wish to consider. -Rake leaves and aerate the lawn. -Have forced-air heating system inspected by a professional before needing to tur... read more

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Fire Prevention Month 2014
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 10, 2014 in  Home Maintenance
The month of October marks Fire Prevention month.  Yesterday marked the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed 17,400 buildings and burned more than 2000 acres.  Fire prevention week has been planned around this tragic event since 1922.   This year’s Fire Prevention campaign is Smoke Alarms Save Lives.  If there is one thing to know about smoke alarms it is that they should be in every home. The problem with smoke... read more
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