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Officially Winter!

by The Rullo Team





Now that the temps have become positively frigid, here are a few tips to keep in mind as winter tightens it’s grip:

  1. Protect your pipes: Running a trickle of water will help prevent your pipes from freezing. Also keeping the thermostat at the same temperature day and night but will help keep your pipes becoming frozen and bursting. Your heating bill may be a bit higher, but you will avoid costly plumbing repairs and a huge mess!
  2. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire may be holiday tradition, but you can never be too careful with your fireplace! Always maintain your fireplace properly so that you can enjoy it safely and be sure all embers are extinguished before going to bed.
  3. Salting your sidewalks is a great way to keep them free of ice, but if you have pets try to purchase pet friendly ice melters. Salt gets in your pets tender paws causing irritation, so wiping their paws will also help keep them irritation free.

When the temps are truly dangerous, treat yourself to a day indoors (if you can!) watch a movie, do a jigsaw puzzle or maybe count the days till Spring!!

Happy Holidays from The Rullo Team!!


If you are interested in more information about the benefits of home ownership in the Fox Valley Area please contact a real estate professional with the Rullo Team.


Christmas Gifts for Fox River Valley Families!

by The Rullo Team

Christmas is fast approaching! Have you gotten gifts for everyone on your list? Well, have no fear! There is still time to find the perfect gifts for everyone in your family. The best do not have to travel far to find them. The Fox River Valley is filled with great Christmas gifts that all will love!

Here are our recommendations for gifts for Fox River Valley families.

Give someone a night on the town at the amazing Arcada Theatre (105 East Main Street, St. Charles). The theatre is offering a "Night Out Bundle" that includes a gift certificate, concert poster of choice, drink vouchers, arcada pins, popcorn, and more for only $149! Or, buy your loved one tickets to their favorite performer coming to town!

Treat someone to some delicious, locally made beverages. For the craft beer lover on your list, buy tour tickets to the Penrose Brewing Company (509 Stevens Street, Geneva). The $10 ticket includes a weekend brewery tour, tastings, and pint glass! You can also pick up some spirits from Fox River Distilling Company (214 Dearborn Court #110, Geneva).



It might be winter right now in the Fox River Valley, but there are great golf spots once the snow melts. Have a loved one hit the links in the spring by purchasing golf gifts or lessons from Pottawatomie Golf Course (845 North Second Avenue, St. Charles) or Mill Creek Golf Club (39W525 Herrington Drive, Geneva).

The 40-mile Fox River Trail is one of the treasures of the Fox River Valley. Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles are awesome bike towns! Get a brand new bike, gear, or gift certificate from Mill Race Cyclery (11 East State Street, Geneva) or Bicycle Heaven (124 West State Street, Geneva).

Still need great gift ideas for other people on your list? There are so many incredible restaurants and stores offering the perfect presents for anyone in the Fox River Valley. For a list of the best spots around to find gifts, check out Batavia MainStreet, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown St. Charles.

Shop local this holiday season!

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