All Things Fall Leaves KC!

Kansas City, it’s time for fall foliage! We’ve got your ultimate guide to fall leaves, from where the best Instagram-worthy photos are to what to do with all of those leaves in your yard.

Peak time for fall colors has arrived!! Here are just a few of the best places to snap a photo:

Looking for a mini-fall getaway? Midwest Living has 30 great fall getaways.

Getting to see fall leaves is always a favorite fall activity; however, knowing what to do with all of those leaves in your yard is another story. We asked Zaarly expert Caleb Kangas what to do with all of those leaves.

“It is best for the lawn to continue to mow and mulch the leaves on a weekly basis,” Caleb Kangas owner of Dynamic Earth Lawn & Landscape on Zaarly, said. “This allows the most nutrients to return back to the soil and helps to hold moisture in as we enter the drier season of late fall. After all the leaves have fallen, it is good to do a final mulching of your leaves. If there is still a thin layer of leaves on the ground, you can bag them on the final time. This is only necessary when there are so many leaves that they will block sunlight from coming in contact with the grass and then, in turn, kill the grass.”

And, of course, you can always make a big pile and jump right in!

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Debbie Chase

http://DebbieChase.reecenichols.com
ReeceNichols
ReeceNichols – Kansas City North

816-468-8555

debbiechase@reecenichols.com

Licensed in MO and WA

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Interested in listing your home, but worried the cost of repairs would price you out of the market? ReeceNichols has partnered with Zaarly to provide you the best local servicemen to fix any home issue.

Zaarly offers you a curated and moderated home services marketplace with the best of the best local companies. Complete with recommendations and a money-back guarantee, the service listings on Zaarly cover every aspect of your home maintenance.

Let me know if you’re interested – I can provide you with a $50 voucher to jumpstart your home selling journey!

Debbie
Chase
http://DebbieChase.reecenichols.com
ReeceNichols
ReeceNichols – Kansas City North

816-468-8555

debbiechase@reecenichols.com
Licensed in MO and WA

6 Steps Closer to Your Dreams

Are you setting goals and dreams big dreams this Wednesday?

Pastor Rick Warren has some amazing advice to help guide your Pursuit og God’s best!

“You will never realize God’s dream for your life until you come to the stage of decision-making and step out in faith.

Whether it’s about your career, marriage, finances, health, or children, there is a simple, workable plan for making biblical decisions that will keep you on track toward pursuing God’s dream for your life.

1. Pray for guidance. Before you do anything else, get God’s perspective on the issue. “A man is a fool to trust himself! But those who use God’s wisdom are safe” (Proverbs 28:26 TLB).

2. Get the facts. There is no contradiction between faith and fact. Find out everything you can before you make a decision. Proverbs 13:16 says, “All who are prudent act with knowledge” (NIV).

3. Ask for advice. Talk to somebody who’s made a similar decision and friends who know your weaknesses. “The more good advice you get, the more likely you are to win” (Proverbs 24:6b GNT).

4. Calculate the cost. Every decision has a price tag; it will cost you time, money, energy, reputation, talents, and resources. Proverbs 20:25 says, “It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows” (NIV). When people pressure you to make a decision, it’s OK to say, “I’ll get back to you.” It’s more important to make a wise decision than a quick decision.

5. Prepare for problems. In faith, expect the best. Expect God to work in your life. But also prepare for the problems that are part of every decision. Solomon said in Proverbs 22:3, “A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences” (TLB).

6. Face your fears. Perfectionism paralyzes potential. God has always used imperfect people in imperfect situations to get his will done. Ecclesiastes 11:4 says, “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” You have to trust God and start moving in spite of your problems, fears, and doubts.”

If one of your Big Dreams includes buying  and or selling a home, in or around Kansas City, Missouri, I would love to be your team-mate and partner through the process!

Text, call, or email me today! Also, feel free to check out available homes on my website!

Debbie
Chase
http://DebbieChase.reecenichols.com
ReeceNichols
ReeceNichols – Kansas City North

816-468-8555

debbiechase@reecenichols.com
Licensed in MO and WA

Reference: God’s Dream for Your Life: A 19-Day Devotional by Rick Warren

Share the Dream

We all have hopes and dreams for the future. 

As Friday ends this work week, and you find your way to some down and recoop time, I hope you think about your dreams for the future. Without fear of failing or disappoinment. Really take time and dream big and ask big! 

God can handle the BIG dreams! 

Find someone to share your dream with and pray with you for it. 

Three benefits of telling others about your dream:

1. It gets you started. Once you’ve announced it, you’re accountable to try and get moving.

2. It attracts other people’s support.The moment I stated my dream, other people wanted to get in on it. A dream from God will attract people that you don’t even know yet to help you.

3. It releases God’s power. Because of your faith, you step out of the boat and start walking on water. God will hold you up!

Rick Warren

*Note for the Bigger Picture: When thinking through your dream, ask yourself who else it will impact. Is this something that only benefits you? If so how can you alter it, even just a little, to include blessing others? 

“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”

Acts of the Apostles 20:24 NLT

References:

God’s Dream for Your Life: Rick Warren

http://bible.com/116/act.20.24.NLT

Seasons Change: Prep Time!


Despite its gorgeous weather and foliage, fall can bring its own set of challenges to home ownership. Focus your efforts on these three areas to keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the season.

CLEAR YOUR GUTTERS

Preserve your gutters to avoid expensive repairs in the future.

CHECK FOR DRAFTS
No one wants to discover in the dead of the winter that their home sneaks in cold air. Use these tips to canvas your home for any air leaks.

MAINTAIN YOUR HUMIDIFER
Although it may seem daunting, cleaning your humidifier is not as difficult as it seems.

Need more tips? My website’s News & Advice section is chock-full with tips and tricks.

Debbie
Chase
http://DebbieChase.reecenichols.com

ReeceNichols
ReeceNichols – Kansas City North

816-468-8555

debbiechase@reecenichols.com

Licensed in MO and WA

Monday Myth Buster: Real Estate Agents

Myth: Having a real estate agent is unnecessary and yields little to no benefit.

With the Internet and social media, searching for homes has been made easier than ever! However, booking showings, buyer/seller negotiations, writing up offers, ensuring understanding and the best deal, fulfilling your needs and expectations, can be tedious, exhausting, overwhelming, and frustrating; if you don’t know what to look for and have the skill set to navigate through the tumultuous moments.

With all the factors involved in buying a home, having a qualified and knowledgeable Advocate is crucial!

I would love to be YOUR advocate, tour guide, and team-mate through the home-buying process!!!

My years of experience and dedication will ensure smooth sailing, from searching to SOLD!

Call me today!

Unlocking the Home of Your Dreams,

Debbie Chase

http://DebbieChase.reecenichols.com

ReeceNichols – Kansas City North

816-468-8555

debbiechase@reecenichols.com

Licensed in MO and WA

Monday Myth Buster: Student Loans

MYTH: Student loans make it IMPOSSIBLE to qualify for a mortgage.

When it comes to student loans, you are NOT alone!

According the usatoday.com, in 2015, 61% of graduates, receiving a bachelors degree, had student loans to repay. The average amount due: $27,639.

It is true that your student loan amount factors in to pre qualification. However, mortgage companies consider the monthly amount to be payed, not the total loan amount, when determining ability to repay.

Got questions? I’ve got answers!

Call me today!

Unlocking the Home of Your Dreams,

Debbie Chase

http://DebbieChase.reecenichols.com

ReeceNichols – Kansas City North

816-468-8555

debbiechase@reecenichols.com

Licensed in MO and WA