Favorite Time of Year

We’re going to wrap up our special “The Fall Market” – with a question. Why is fall – the favorite season of so many people?

And i’m especially talking about people who are homeowners. Just go ahead and ask a few friends – chances are someone will say yes – fall is their favorite season of all.

So let’s look at why that is.

First of all, it’s the weather. Those hazy, humid HOT days of summer – slowly transition into cool, crisp, beautiful days. And you may have noticed – that when that humidity goes away, the light changes too….artists and photographers can tell you about the effect – outside, the colors are brighter, the focus appears sharper – and the sun is lower in the sky, giving you that beautiful shade of autumn.

For homeowners and home sellers – that represents a great time of year to photograph your house. Especially if you have fall foliage to frame it. The online photos will absolutely POP with fall colors.

Next on the list of why the fall season is possibly the best – sports! Nothing like watching football, or the end of the baseball season, either in person or on the flat screen….fall is sports – in the lives of many sports fans.

But when you’re not watching sports? Two words: Yard work. I know yard work isn’t that much fun, but some of do enjoy it. Especially when it’s not as hot, and not as humid. Mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, trimming the brush, well, if you have to do it, might as well do it during one of the most beautiful times of year.

And once you have your house and gardens looking beautiful – you’ll be all ready for guests! That’s one of the best parts of the fall…it’s the start of the holidays, when we all open our doors to friends and family….and as the temperatures drop, a great time for a roaring fire of a chilly night.

Speaking of the holidays, Thanksgiving is the ultimate holiday for celebrating home ownership. From the first time the guests arrive, to that fantastic dinner, to the football afterwards – thanksgiving, hearth and home – they’re all connected.

I could keep going – from Jack O’lanterns at Halloween to Pumpkin-spiced lattes, oh wait a minute – I think I meant PS everything – lattes, candles, pretzels, donuts, popcorn…..wow.

It’s just plain fun. And totally beautiful. And here we go – fall officially starts Thursday. So get ready….to get outside. Because as the great American writer Danielle Hawthorne wrote more than 170 years ago:

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”

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