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6 Things to Do in Geneva IL This Week!

by The Rullo Team

Looking for something fun to do in GENEVA? There are several fun events coming up this week for you and your family to enjoy! Whether its music, a movie, or a car show, these summertime events offer something for everyone! 


July 27th

Mr. Myers Concert: 7:00 pm at Island Park (2 IL-25). Dance the evening away to great reggae music at a free concert by the band Mr. Myers. Bring something comfy to sit on and enjoy food from Firehouse Pizza & Grill and Dairy Queen.


July 28th

Geneva Classic Car Show: 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Kane County Courthouse (100 South Third Street). Enjoy music from the 1950s while admiring beautiful classic cars. Event attendees can vote for their favorite rides.

 

July 29th

Miller and the Other Sinners: 8:00 pm at EvenFlow (302 West State Street). Jam out to blues music this Friday night with David Michael Miller and his band. The concert is at EvenFlow Music & Spirits, the premier live music venue in the Fox Valley. There is a cover charge of $5.

 

July 31st

Harry Potter Event: 12:00 to 5:00 pm at Geneva Public Library (127 James Street). Harry Potter fans of all ages will love this themed event celebrating the release of the new book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling. This free family event will feature trivia and other fun activities.


August 2nd

National Night Out: 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Sunset Pool (710 Western Avenue) and Mill Creek Pool (39W125 South Mill Creek Drive). Splash around in the pool during National Night Out. Enjoy FREE pool admission at either community pool!

 

August 4th

Movies in the Park: 8:30 pm at Island Park. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the 1980s family classic The Goonies under the stars! The flick will begin at 8:30 pm or at dusk. There will be concessions available for purchase. 

 



Come Down to the Kane County Fair!

by The Rullo Team

County fairs are a great summertime tradition and there are none better than our beloved Kane County Fair and Festival! Celebrate our great Fox River Valley community and the surrounding area at the fair Wednesday, July 20th, through Sunday, July 24th. That’s 5 days filled with family fun and amusement!

 

Head on down to the Kane County Fairgrounds located at 525 South Randall Road in St. Charles for all the festivities. There is something for everyone on the Midway! Enjoy free music concerts daily at the Miller Lite Sound Stage. Dine on some classic festival food. Take a spin on some of the amusement rides or win prizes playing carnival games. Check out all of the amazing local vendors and exhibits. Children will love the Kiddy Land, petting zoo, obstacle course, and much more! For additional excitement, head over to the Grandstand to watch several different special events such as the demolition derby and bull riding!

 

 

Admission to the fair varies per day. On Wednesday and Thursday, regular admission costs $5.00 with children under 3 free. Tickets are $10.00 for regular admission over the weekend. Children under 3 are free, and children between the ages of 3 and 12 cost $5.00. For more information on ticketing as well as the fair’s schedule, CLICK HERE!

 

We cannot wait to see you this week at the 2016 Kane County Fair!!


Congrats! You’ve decided to sell your house in the FOX VALLEY  area! After all the years of love in your home, though, you want to make sure that you get the most for it. All homes go through wear and tear that mightnot be noticeable to you over the years but will surely stand out to potential home buyers. In order to make the best sale for you and your family, you need to decide what repairs and upgrades should be done before listing your home on the market. It is important to go through each room with a critical eye and see what fixes are necessary.  

Selling your home and negotiating the sale can be a daunting process but you do not need to go through it alone! A great Real Estate Team to assist you along the way. When deciding what fixes should be made, your real estate agent can provide you with crucial help. They will know what changes are absolutely necessary before placing your home on the market and what can be negotiated in the final deal.  

There are several simple things you can do that won’t cost an arm and a leg and will help your home look its best! We have great suggestions on ways that you can maximize your sale. Here are the Top 9 Home Repairs or Upgrades to Make Before Selling Your Fox River Valley Home!

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint – The fastest and cheapest way to make your home look inviting to potential home buyers is adding a fresh coat of paint.Go through your home to see which rooms really need it. It is not necessary to repaint every room home. For the ones in need of some sprucing, choose light, neutral colors that will appeal to everyone. Also, make sure to remove all wallpaper! Wallpaper can be a great accent to any room but everyone’s tastes are different. By removing the wallpaper and using light paint colors, the new owners have total flexibility in how they want to make the home their own.

Fill in Nail Holes and Cracks – This one may seem obvious but you should fill in all nail holes and cracks. This simple fix will help any room appear new and will avoid buyers feeling like they have a lot of work that needs to be completed. Spackle the holes and cracks, sand it, and add a fresh coat of paint.

 Provide Adequate Lighting – Lighting throughout your home can have it looking its best. Make sure that all of the rooms in your home have adequate lighting. Replace any outdated light fixtures. Ensure that all lights and switches probably work. If needed, fix any potential electrical issues that might kill the sale. Along with lighting, natural light is very important. Use light drapes on the windows that allow for maximum sunlight to come in and really make the room shine!

Hardwood Floors – Hardwood floors are attractive to potential buyers. These floors can also take a beating over the years. You do not need to spend a ton of money replacing the floors though! Make the floors look brand new refinishing or polishing them! 

 Kitchen – The kitchen is truly one of the most important rooms in the home and is something that buyers definitely make decisions based off of. Full kitchen remodels are expensive and not necessary when selling your home. It is important, however, to make some simple fixes to make the kitchen look its best. Be sure to refresh the paint and replace any outdated or broken fixtures. If necessary, refinish or paint the cabinets. Granite and marble countertops can help sell your home. If there is money in your budget, replace the countertops to automatically make your home more attractive. Before showing your home, make sure that your kitchen is clean and uncluttered.

Bathrooms – Like the kitchen, the bathrooms in a house can make or break a deal. You want it to look brand new! The first step is a deep cleaning. Scrub the grout and replace any missing tiles. Fix or replace any plumbing issues. Ensure that the lighting in the bathroom is bright.

Maintain Appliances – Make sure that all appliances currently in the home are functional. Appliances are an added bonus for home buyers, but no one wants the stress of knowing they are going to have to be soon 

replaced. Provide any warranties for the appliances to your real estate agent. By having functional appliances, you are showing pride in your home.

Functionality – Along with functional appliances, make sure that everything else in your home is in working order. Replace broken doorknobs and locks. Have a creaky door? Remove the squeak by applying WD-40 or a natural oil to the hinges. If your home has a garage, make sure that the garage door is properly working.

Exterior – Now that the interior of your home is looking its best, it’s time to tackle the outside! After all, the exterior of your home is the first thing that buyers will see. You want your home to look like you take pride in it! We often get storms in Illinois that can cause wear and tear on the outside of the home. Repaint or replace broken siding. Refinish porches, patios, and fences. Keep the landscaping clean and attractive. You want the buyers to be excited to see the rest of your home as soon as they arrive.

For more helpful Home Selling Tips, give The Rullo Team a call at (630) 513-1771 or check out or website at http://www.therulloteam.com/.

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