You bought your first home — now learn to take care of it

Kaneville model home at Reston Ponds, Sycamore

Many of today’s buyers are first-timers who will face the challenges of a home’s upkeep for the very first time. The sales staff at Shodeen Residential recently recommended a great beginner’s guide to home maintenance, published by MSN Real Estate.

MSN suggests 14 handy tasks, ranging from a monthly check of the furnace filter to annual caulking of windows and trim. By following these simple suggestions, home owners can save thousands of dollars in home repairs down the road.

At Shodeen’s new Reston Ponds community in Sycamore, first-timers (and repeat buyers, too) can take advantage of grand opening prices starting in the low $200s, low interest rates, and variety of homesites with breathtaking views.

Reston Ponds is set on 193 acres and boosts 15 acres of land donated to parks and open space, a gazebo; water fountain, biking trail, and five perfectly manicured ponds. The landscaped stone entrance monuments, curved streets, cul-de-sac and pond home sites are quite a first impression, as is the on-site school, which is part of the award winning Sycamore School District # 427.

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