The Compass Realtors Blog

Get in the Holiday Spirit with These Community Events

The leftovers are dwindling, but we're still thankful for another great year at Compass Realtors! We're excited about getting in the holiday spirit, and there are plenty of events happening around town to help get your jingle on! Here's where Christmas is kicking off in the community.

Small Business Saturday/Light Up Jeffersonville

If you're an avid supporter of local businesses, this is your day! Get out to Jeffersonville Main Street and kick off your holiday shopping in the charming and lovely locally-owned shops and restaurants. Stick around for Light Up Jeffersonville and the holiday parade to follow!

Craft and Gift Show

While you're checking out the shops, stop in to the 300 Spring Craft and Gift Show today, Novemeber 26 3-8:00 pm. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list.

Christmas Cookie Stroll

The holidays aren't complete without cookies. Lots of cookies. Check out the Jeffersonville Cookie Stroll on December 3, 11:00am-4:00pm. Tickets are $5 and there are only 350 tickets available, so get yours now!

4th Street Live Holiday Village

The Holiday Village at Fourth Street Live opens on November 29th. Visit the Holiday Village for a fun and festive holiday experience including over 15 various artisans, boutiques, and more!


5 Don't-Miss Details When Buying a New Home

Buying a home is an exciting time. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement when viewing a potential new home and forget to notice the details that may be deal-breakers (or at least things that should be addressed in the inspection). Keep an eye out for these common issues that could spell trouble for your new home down the road.

1. Look for signs of roof damage. As soon as you arrive, check out the roof. Does it look new, stable, and in good repair? Are there missing shingles or obvious sagging areas? A new roof will save you money on insurance rates and is better equipped to stand up to severe weather in the long run.

2. Look past the paint job. Everyone has different preferences for their home decor. If a room is painted a color that makes you cringe, look past it and focus on the structural aspects of the home. Look for aging appliances, loose wires, missing fixtures, and structural damage. You can always change the color of the walls, but these issues will cause you headaches long after that garish yellow is gone.

3. Consider the climate. When viewing a house, if it looks old and drafty, it probably is. Old homes have their charm, but they can also come with tons of heating and cooling issues. HVAC systems are expensive to repair and replace, so get all the information you can about the current system and heating/cooling costs.

4. Determine your must-haves. This is a good one to decide ahead of time, before you even set foot in the potential home. Are you willing to replace old windows? Don’t want to deal with...

Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Hope you didn’t get too acclimated to the summer-like temps last week, because Fall finally arrived! These mild temperatures mean now is a great time to get your home ready for Winter. Compass Realtors is proud to help our clients find their dream homes. We also want to help you keep your home safe and secure. Here’s how to make sure your home is in tip-top shape to withstand the plummeting temps.

Repair/Caulk Windows & Doors

Keep your energy bills low by repairing or re-caulking drafty windows and doors. This is the most common source of lost heat in your home.

Reverse Ceiling Fans

This simple tip is one of the most overlooked parts of winterizing your home. Reverse your ceiling fans to keep air moving upwards, and you’ll notice a difference in the warmth of your home.

Service HVAC
Get your HVAC inspected and serviced now before the cold sets in. Not only will you find any problems ahead of time, but it’ll save you money on repairs in the long run.

Clean Out Gutters
Clean the leaves and debris out of your gutters before the ice and snow makes this task way more difficult.

Safety Checkup
While not specific to fall or winter, it’s a good idea to do a safety check each time the season changes. Check your smoke detectors, alarm systems, fire extinguishers, and carbon monoxide detectors now to...