September 2018

Found 8 blog entries for September 2018.

Did you know that when the leaves start changing color in the fall is the most crucial time of the year for your lawn? Although spring lawn care gets all the attention, fall lawn care is most important for your grass. So, here are four step to take right now to ensure your lawn looks amazing next spring. 

1. Aerate

Performing this step gives new grass room to spread without competition from spring weeds. Aeration tools pull up plugs of grass and soil, breaking up compacted turf. This means water, oxygen and nutrients can easier reach roots while giving seeds room to grow. The activity level of your yard is something to consider when determining how often to aerate. Do you have kids that play on your grass when the weather is nice? Or is your

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Barb Adelaine from BankStar. Listen to Barb explain the difference between adjustable, fixed, and balloon rates.  You can reach Barb at 605.696.8562 or barb.adelaine@bankstar.com.  Her office is located at 1301 6th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.ebankstar.com 

 

 

The Difference Between Fixed, Adjustable, and Balloon Rates

- Hey, everybody, good mornin'. Shane here, from the Brookings Home Team, powered by Century 21, and I've got Barb here from Bank Star this morning. And this gorgeous

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Everyone would like to add value to their home. As summer winds down and autumn prepares to enter the Midwest, it is also the perfect time to plant trees. Adding trees to your property will increase your home value by providing shaded areas and greenery to your landscaping. They not only improve the visual aspect of your property, trees can also grow to provide shade to your house to lower your cooling bills during the summer months. To get a jump on the growing process, give your trees the best start by planting them at the right time. 

The Brookings area is located in Zone 4 of the United States Department of Agriculture's Plant Hardiness Zone Map. This map is generally used to determine ideal locations for certain plants and trees. It is based

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Danielle Engels from Dakotaland FCU. Today, she talked about the Closing Disclosure given to buyers at the end of the closing process.  You can reach Danielle at 605.697.5922 or daniellee@dakotalandfcu.com  Her office is located at 2423 6th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.DakotalandFCU.com

 

What is the Closing Document?

 

- Hey, good morning everybody. How ya doing? Thanks for tuning in. This is Shane Andersen with the Brookings Home Team, powered by Century 21. I got Dani here from--

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Living in the state of South Dakota, winter sometimes feels like it lasts forever. While it is a familiar time of year, you can never be too prepared for the cold season to sweep in quickly. Before the leaves start falling and the cold rolls in, here are 4 steps to take now that will have you prepared for the inevitable snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.

1. Call the Snow Plow Now

If you're in need of assistance to keep your driveway and walkways clear of the snow, you should pick up the phone today and call the snow plow contractor. Once you're on their schedule, you won't be stuck looking for help while your car is buried in the drift in your driveway. 

 

2. Service Your Furnace

Once the temperatures drop, you're going to want to stay

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Mark Waterman from Great Western Bank and discussed why opening another line of credit during the purchase of a home might cause problems with your mortgage.   You can reach him at 605.627.0602 or Mark.Waterman@GreatWesternBank.com  His office is located at 1302 6th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.GreatWesternBank.com.

 

 

Opening a Line of Credit in the Midst of Buying a Home 

 

- Hey, good morning everybody. Shane here from the Brookings Home Team which is says right about here. Powered

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Every year, I encourage people to line up at the pumps and let me fill their tanks with gas. I'll even wash their windows and run their payments in for them. I don't do this just because I'm a nice guy - but, of course, I am a nice guy. But really, I do this for a cause. Did I mention there are prizes? I'll get to those in a little bit, but first...

The 7th Annual Gas Out Cancer event took place on Saturday, August 30th, between 5-7 pm. That day, I - along with other great people and volunteers - ran around pumping gas for the fine citizens of Brookings and anyone else who brings their vehicle to Schoon's Pump 'N Pak on 2103 Main Street South in Brookings. Gas was 21 cents off per gallon for the customers. My great sponsors helped me donate that

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Stacy Himley from Guaranteed Rate.  In this episode, Stacy discussed income verification, and why it's important. You can reach Stacy at 605.605.690.2305 or Stacy.Himley@rate.com  Her office is located at 101 S. Reid St. Suite 307, Sioux Falls SD or on the web at www.Rate.com/StacyHimley

 

 

The Importance of Income Verification 

 

- Exactly. Alright. Yes, like Stacy said, take two. We're gonna try this one more time. Hopefully our signal will hold out strong, and not cut everything out again. But good

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