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Thinking Of Remodeling? Read This First!

by Sherrie Toth
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Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget

Whether you’re planning a minor update or a major remodel, it’s wise to consider how the money you invest will impact your home’s value.

We’ve taken a look at six popular home renovations and identified those that—on average—offer the best and worst returns on investment. So before you lift a hammer or hire a contractor, take a look at this list and see if your remodeling efforts will reward you when it comes time to sell.

 

 

RENOVATIONS THAT PAY OFF

These three common home improvement projects not only add function and style to your home, but they also offer a strong return on investment.

Minor Kitchen Remodel 

A minor kitchen remodel is one of the top investments you can make in your home. The key is to keep it modest in scale. Make an effort to keep your existing layout and paint or reface cabinets instead of replacing them. Update countertops with low-maintenance quartz and swap out old appliances for energy-efficient models. The average cost for a minor kitchen remodel is $22,500, and it’s likely to recoup more than 80% at resale. 

Wood Deck Addition 

A deck addition is a popular way to extend and enhance the use of your outdoor space. It’s the perfect spot for grilling, dining alfresco, and entertaining. In fact, 81% of surveyed homeowners said they have a greater desire to be home since completing a deck addition.For a 16 x 20-foot wood deck, you can expect to spend around $13,000. Fortunately, the money you invest offers an average return of 76%. 

Siding Replacement 

Everyone knows good curb appeal is important when selling your home. And while it may not be the most exciting way to spend your remodeling budget, new siding can make a big impression on buyers … and your selling price. Replacing 1,250 square feet of siding costs around $16,000 and will net you an average of 76% at resale. For an even greater impact, consider replacing a portion of your siding with manufactured stone veneer. A 300 square foot area will run you around $8,900, but you can expect to see a nearly 95% return when it comes time to sell. 

RENOVATIONS WITH WEAK RETURNS

These three popular remodeling projects are homeowner favorites. But don’t expect to see a high rate of return when it comes time to sell. Instead, consider them an investment in your current quality of life.

Major Kitchen Remodel 

For a major kitchen remodel, expect to spend between $66,000 (mid-range) and $130,000 (upscale). Unfortunately, you’ll only get back around 60% at resale. Of course, an outdated or non-functional kitchen could turn buyers off from your home completely … and keep you from enjoying it yourself! So if your kitchen needs a major remodel, choose carefully where to splurge and where to save.

In-ground Pool 

The average expense to install a standard 18 x 36-foot in-ground pool is $57,500, but the estimated return is only 43%. In addition to the installation cost, plan to spend money each year on maintenance, repairs, and insurance. However, 92% of surveyed homeowners said they “have a greater desire to be home” since installing a pool, and 83% have “an increased sense of enjoyment when they are at home.” For you and your family, the perks of a pool may be worth the price.

Master Suite Addition 

Master suite additions have become increasingly popular—both in homes that lack one as well as those with aging owners who can no longer accommodate stairs to an upper-level bedroom. But what’s the typical return at resale? With a median cost of $125,000, most sellers will only recoup around 52% of their investment. Nevertheless, in a survey of homeowners, the majority were satisfied with their decision to add a master suite, giving it a “Joy Score” of 10 out of 10.4

 

Analysis of Your Project

We’ve been talking averages. But the truth is, the actual return you can expect will vary depending on your particular home. If you have plans to remodel, call us or send us the details. We’d be happy to conduct a free analysis to determine how the renovations will impact the value of your home!

Joe & Sherrie Toth

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Fire Up The Grill In The Winter!

by Sherrie Toth

 
Outdoor Griilling in the Winter. Wintertime Grilling Tips !
When winter rears its chilly head, it’s assumed that outdoor activities should temporarily cease. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. I’m looking at you, grilling enthusiasts! There’s no need to bid your beloved Weber a farewell during the winter months. With ample forethought and adequate attire, your favorite pastime can carry on as usual. Whether you reside in Ohio, Maine, Montana, or Vermont, here are some savvy tips and tricks that’ll help optimize your wintertime grilling sessions. 

Pave A Path 
Ready your shovels, for there’s nothing that can stand between you and your grill. If your walkway is cloaked in snow, you’ll want to create a path that allows you to walk back and forth with ease. After all, you don’t want to compromise the safety of your meat by walking on an uneven pathway. 

Perform A Quality Check 
Winter’s extreme conditions pose threats to electronics and essentially anything outdoors. With that said, you’ll want to ensure that your grill's hoses haven’t yielded to the cold. If your grill is in running order, you can resume business as usual. 

No Snow, No Problem 
Perhaps the most crucial tip is to remove all snow that’s coated on your grill. It’s likely that snow has crept into the entrails of the grill as well, so it’s in your best interest to clean the inside as well. If snow melts on the grill, it’ll render your efforts useless. 

Invest In Additional Fuel  
For your grill to operate at peak efficiency during the winter, it has to work a little harder to emit heat. As a result, it burns more intensely, thus exhausting your fuel resources. With that in mind, it’s advised that you keep extra charcoal or propane on hand. 

Don’t Get Left In The Dark 
During winter, the days feel shorter, and the sun is gone in the blink of an eye. Fortunately, quality outdoor lighting can offset this shortcoming. Most grill aficionados invest in outdoor patio lanterns for an efficient grilling process. 

Close That Lid 
With the grill working exponentially harder to combat the cold, it’s savvy to keep the lid closed as often as possible. Though you may be tempted to check on the progress of your meal, it’ll only prolong the cooking. In short, keeping the lid shut helps reduce heat loss. 

Don’t Postpone Cleaning 
When food freezes, it becomes exceedingly difficult to clean. It’s for this reason why grill experts recommend having warm rags at the ready when the grilling is complete. 

Warm Attire Is What You Desire 
Standing out in the cold is no fun, but it is bearable with the appropriate clothing. Some recommended clothing items for wintertime grilling include heat-resistant gloves, coats, beanies, and sturdy shoes. Articles of clothing that are ill-advised include scarfs and snow gloves.

Guide To Preparing For Showings

by Sherrie Toth

Long but worth it!

 

The Ultimate Home Seller's Step-By-Step Guide To Preparing For Showings

When you're selling your house, it can be tempting to hope that buyers will see past the surface to the beautiful bone structure of your abode and realize what a lovely life they could make in it. But the truth is that most homes could use a little bit of a facelift before you invite people to walk through and hope they'll make an offer on it.

So what do you need to do, exactly, to get your house into perfect shape, and keep it that way throughout all the showings and events? Here's a complete general and room-by-room rundown of the steps you can take to make and keep your house not only picture-perfect -- but open-house perfect.
 

Getting started
There are a few steps you'll want to take throughout your house in order to get it ready for deep cleaning and make it presentable for showing.

Start by walking through each room and asking yourself what items you haven't used lately or that you can do without for a while. Minimizing the stuff in your house will make it much easier to keep everything clean throughout the selling process, so it's important to try to remove absolutely everything possible.

Don't forget about furniture! Removing furniture from a room can make it look more spacious. If you don't want to get rid of anything, rent a storage unit where you can stash your larger items until you're finished showing your house and are under contract (but preferably until closing, just in case).

When you've removed one-third to half the furniture in your house, rearrange what's left to create inviting pathways through each room. Visitors should be able to walk around everything without bumping into anything else, so if you can't quite get there, figure out what other furniture items can go and take them to storage.

You'll also want to store away about 99% of your personal items and knick-knacks, especially any prominent family photos. The idea is to invite buyers to imagine themselves living in your house, which is hard to do when your kids are staring at them from the walls. Your own sense of style is less important here than building a vision of a future life for any potential buyers, so be ruthless when it comes to rooting out all of the decor and items in your house that scream "you."

Apart from your personal items, you'll want to pack up and stash any books, clothes, appliances, equipment, or other things that you don't need or want immediately (or, realistically, for the next couple of months). It's fine to keep a few back -- nobody lives in a completely empty house -- but remember that less is more and do your best to streamline to less.

 

Details, details, details
Now that the house is more or less arranged the way you want it, it's time to start paying attention to some of those details.

Look at your walls and ask yourself if you need to add or remove anything. One strong piece of artwork in each room is a good goal -- two if the room is really big. Start by looking at those prime placement areas where you've removed some of your more personal items and ask yourself what might make a good replacement.

Where you aren't replacing art, repair any holes in the walls and paint over them. In fact, if you're going to give any rooms in your house a coat of paint, now is a great time to do that -- before the real deep cleaning starts.

One often overlooked way to spruce up a space is by adding a houseplant or two. So assess your houseplant situation: How many do you have, and do you need to remove or add any? Like artwork, one or two plants per room is probably a good balance; you don't want to create a jungle aesthetic unintentionally!

Make sure the houseplants that you do have look healthy, and are watered and dust-free. Remove dead leaves and keep them well-tended while you're showing the house.

Next, assess the lighting in your house. Are there dark areas in certain rooms? A well-placed floor or table lamp or two can take any room from gloomy to soft and relaxing, so think about where you could use a little light help and add it.

While you're looking at the lighting, check out the light switch plates and outlet covers in each room. If any are looking grubby or fingerprinted, spend a few minutes wiping them down.

Finally, think about how your house (and each room) smells as you walk through it. If you have pets and your nose might be sensitized to odors, then ask a friend to give you an honest opinion about how odiferous the place is. (And don't shoot the messenger if they tell you it needs work!) First address the source of the odor, if need be -- if you're a smoker, you'll need to take it outside until the house sells, and cats may require a more rigorous litterbox-cleaning schedule. Attempting to mask any smells with scented candles or plug-in air fresheners sometimes has the opposite effect. Open windows and use essential oil diffusers if need be.

Once you've tackled these general tasks, it's time to get down and dirty in each room and outside your house. Get ready!

 

The kitchen
If you haven't already decluttered the kitchen, start with the cabinets and work your way down. Box up and store any dishes and kitchen appliances that you don't need accessible -- you may be in for a few weeks of boring dinners or take-out, but it's all in the name of making your house stageworthy. Organize your pantry, your cabinets and other kitchen storage spaces, which should be quite a bit easier to do with fewer items to organize.

When the cabinets, pantry and drawers have all been addressed, it's time to tackle the countertops. Remove everything from your countertops and deep clean them, making sure you scrub the backsplash and pay attention to any tile grout (you may want to steam clean or bleach grout if you have tile countertops or floors).

Look at your pristine counters and assess them. Are there any corner dings or cracks that you could address or repair before selling? When you're putting everything back on the counter, wipe it down (or run it through the dishwasher) and continue to follow the "less is more" rule, storing as much as you can to maximize counter space.

Spend some time cleaning all of your appliances -- oven, stove, fridge, microwave. Replace any worn burner pans on your stove, and remove any personal items you've secured to your fridge door with tape or a magnet, like kids' drawings or phone number lists.

You can make your kitchen sink gleam with a little bit of a polish; you can use window cleaner or stainless steel polish on stainless steel sinks, and baking soda and bleach can work wonders on porcelain sinks. Detail clean your sink, too, by using an old toothbrush around the faucet handles and spout. Try to keep your sink empty as much as you can to minimize new spots and stains, and empty it and give it a little extra polish right before you leave the house for a showing.

Store your cleaning supplies (including mops and brooms) where they aren't in plain sight -- we know it's a pain to keep hauling them out, but everything will look nicer with the cleaning implements put away. And make sure you empty the trash in the kitchen every time you leave for a showing.

 

The living room
Clearing off surfaces is going to be the first order of business in the living room. If there are ashtrays on coffee tables, remove them while your house is on the market and find somewhere else to smoke; it might be a pain now, but it makes a big difference in how your house is perceived by buyers.

After you've cleared coffee tables and bookshelves of any mementoes or unnecessary items, clean and dust the tables and bookshelves, then do your best to keep those surfaces clean and dust-free. Kids' toys can be one of the biggest contributors to a messy living room, so confine them to bedrooms or invest in a toy chest or bin where you can quickly toss them and keep them out of the way.

Make sure any fireplaces or wood stoves are in good working order, and clean off and dust any mantles. Only replace items that aren't too personalized, and make sure that mantles aren't crowded with knick-knacks.

When you're finished, look around the living room. Does it seem inviting? Think about adding throw pillows and blankets to couches or chairs in order to make it feel a little bit more homey.

 

The dining room

Household items move like a magnet to the dining room table -- we all know this. So the first order of business is to clear off the dining room table, and then keep it clear throughout the showing process.

When the table is cleared, remove any extra leaves (if your table has leaves) and extra chairs. Keep four to six chairs at the table, but try not to leave any more than that. Then polish it up and add one centerpiece that will be the focal point of the room.

Make sure that any chandeliers are dusted and clean, with fresh light bulbs, and keep the dining room as pristine as you can while you're showing the house.

 

The bedrooms
Do you have a "special occasion" bedding set that doesn't get used very often? If not, you might consider investing in one -- talk to your real estate agent or stager before you do to get an idea of what's appropriate. If so, now's the time to haul it out and put it on the bed, so make sure that your nicest bedding set is on display in the bedroom.

Once it's on your bed, make the bed every day. This will help keep the sheets in place, and it'll be one less last-minute thing to worry about when you're running out the door before a showing.

Next, clear off all the surfaces in your room -- bedside tables, dressers and any other surfaces -- and clean them thoroughly. Make sure you've purged any personal items and keep any additions minimal and dust-free.

One tip: Don't just shove everything in your closets. Buyers look in there, too! And you want them to have a good impression of how everything fits so well in the closet instead of how everything is crammed in there. So organize your closets, discarding or storing anything that you won't need for a while, like out-of-season clothes and shoes, and keep it looking as tidy as you can.
 

The bathrooms
Once again, you'll want to clear off all of the surfaces in your bathroom, including the back of the toilet. Deep-clean your countertops and sink, and be judicious about what you put back on counters -- keep them as bare as you can stand.

If you haven't already removed and stored any unnecessary items that you won't miss, take the time to do that, making sure you're paying special attention to any drawers and cabinets. You can use your storage space to keep your day-to-day toiletry items if you're able to free some up, and then your counters will stay clear with less effort.

Display any coordinating towels that you happen to have, and go buy some if you don't have any. They should serve as accents to the room, so you don't need to match the towels to your paint, but the main colors in the bathroom should still tie together harmoniously. Make sure your shower, bath and hand towels are all the same color, and fold the towels neatly (in thirds) on the towel racks.

If you have a shower, bathtub or both, it's time to deep-clean those babies. Don't forget about the toilet -- invest in some of those bleach tabs and drop them into the commodes in your house, making sure to keep the lids down at all times. Replace any cracked caulking around your shower, tub or toilet, too, and if it looks like time to replace the shower curtain, do so.

Store any garbage cans and cleaning supplies under the sink so they're not out and obvious. Remove any other "extras" in the room, like magazine racks or fuzzy toilet covers, and either refill your soap dispenser or display a nice, fresh bar of soap in a dish for visitors.
 

The laundry area

The main surfaces to address in this room are the washer and dryer. Remove any stray clothing that's landed in the laundry room and tackle the washer and dryer, polishing the tops and sides. Keep those surfaces clear while you're doing laundry. If it's possible to store any soap or other laundry supplies so they're out of sight, stash them in cupboards or cabinets.

The garage

This is one of the most important spaces to store anything you don't need, including recreational equipment and tools, so start by giving your garage another sweep to remove anything that isn't essential while you're showing the house.

If there are cabinets or other storage spaces in the garage, organize them, and clear off any workspace surfaces. Sweep the floor -- and count yourself lucky that there's at least one place in the house that doesn't require a full deep clean (although you could consider power-washing the garage floor if you happen to have a power washer handy).

The exterior

Speaking of power washers, you'd be surprised how effective they are at removing grime, pollen and dust from a house's exterior. Consider power-washing your exterior and any fences to free them of cobwebs and dirt.

If the house needs a paint job, now's the time to address it. But first, assess your needs -- sometimes you really do need a full coat everywhere, but oftentimes you can just spruce up the trim and the whole place looks neater and cleaner. While you're at it, restain any wood decks or fences that need it.

Washing windows is a pain, and nobody loves to do it. But it makes such a difference in the light quality at your house that it's a step you really shouldn't neglect. Wash all your windows inside and out; overcast days tend to be better for minimizing streaks.

Bring your broom outside and sweep all your porches, decks and walkways, removing old leaves and whatever else has been lurking in the corners. If you haven't already removed as many additional items and furniture as possible, do so before you work on rearranging any outdoor furniture so it looks inviting, using it to create lounging or eating spaces. You can also consider adding a few extras, like outdoor pillows or ottomans.

Don't forget about your yard! Go over it with a fine-toothed comb (or rake) for any weeds, and look in any planting areas for weeds, too. Remove them along with any dead plants that you find. If you have bushes, prune them so that they don't block your windows and look healthy and vibrant. And if you have mulch in a planting area, replace it to help your plants pop.

You might find that a planter or two of flowers is all you need to do for some serious curb appeal -- along with making sure that you're mowing and fertilizing your lawn regularly, of course.

Does this seem like a lot of work? Well, it is -- but when you make your house look its very best, then potential buyers will bring their very best offer to the table so they can be the ones to own it next.
 

 

Pantone Color of 2018 is announced!

by Sherrie Toth
The results are in! Are you sitting down? The Pantone Color of the Year is…



According to the experts, ultra violet (18-3838) is often associated with mindfulness, which definitely sounds like a good thing to go home to. Now, don’t feel pressured to go out and paint your whole house purple. I found a great article that has some suggestions on how to incorporate ultra violet into your decor.
 
Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute declares a particular color "Color of the Year". Twice a year the company hosts, in a European capital, a secret meeting of representatives from various nations' color standards groups. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a color for the following year; The results of the meeting are published in Pantone View, which fashion designers, florists, and many other consumer-oriented companies purchase to help guide their designs and planning for future products.

Please let us know if you have any questions about paint colors - or anything else real-estate related. We are ALWAYS happy to help.


Joe & Sherrie

 
 
Joe and Sherrie Toth - RE/MAX Consultant Group - at the lake
selling a lifestyle
 
e | [email protected] 
[email protected]
p | (844) 411-5253
f | (800) 707-3176
w | www.AppleValleyLakeOhio.com 
www.KnoxCountyLiving.com

22021 Coshocton Rd Suite A Howard, Ohio 43028

 
 

Holiday Leftover Tips

by Sherrie Toth

Did you host Thanksgiving at Apple Valley this year?  Regardless of where you spent your Holiday, November and December are synonymous with family and food. Lots and lots of food.  The day after a big holiday celebration is most likely being spent looking at the insurmountable leftovers taking up space in your kitchen as opposed to the beautiful view on the lake. What on earth do you do with these left overs?  It’s impossible to avoid them, so you pack them away in every free square inch of your refrigerator and the one outside in the garage only to probably toss them a few weeks later.  You had good intentions, right?

You can’t possibly cook less.  That’s no fun and that isn’t the holiday spirit!  So here are some tips to alleviate being left with the task of getting rid of all those leftovers.

Purchase To Go Containers-.  This might sound too obvious, but if the containers are available, your guests are more likely to take some leftovers with them before they leave.  There are many cost-savvy options to lessen the hit on your wallet, too such as purchasing these items from discount stores or finding the store brand as opposed to the name brand.  Have these containers sitting out and ready to be taken.  Your guests will be much more prone to utilizing these if they know what they’re for and that they don’t have to return them.  When you’re cleaning up after the meal, pack up some of those containers to make it even easier to just grab and go.

Plan Meals for the Week- Holiday food is extremely versatile; that smoked ham doesn’t have to be eaten as it was intended the next day.  It would be just as scrumptious to grind it up and make ham salad or dice it up and make a ham and cheese omelet for breakfast.  You can do this with a lot of the left overs.  Having a plan for the week will take away some of the stress that comes along with what do with the amount of food that is likely to be left over.


Utilize Your Freezer- I get it: You’re tired and you don’t have the energy to make a big ordeal out of putting the food away.  BUT!  A lot of that food can be put in the freezer and used at a later date-- it sure beats throwing them away when you can’t use them in time. This might take a little effort and planning, but if you prepare yourself ahead of time, it should be no problem to pack that food up!





Did you know there are still great homes at the lake “FOR SAIL” We also have buyers that are looking through the holidays! Toth and Team is proud to serve you in any way we can.

Happy Holidays!

Fall Back!

by Sherrie Toth

In case you were wondering, it’s that time again.  On November 4th, we will change our clocks back.

 

A good way to remember; “Fall behind and spring ahead.”  As a rule of thumb, now would be a great time to change batteries in your smoke detectors and change the filters in your furnace.  

Ever wonder about the history of the time change? Here it is in detail!

 

Dont have the space for a pool table? Now you do!

by Sherrie Toth

If you’ve ever wanted to have a pool table at the lake house but had nowhere to put it, check this out:



It’s called the Fusion Table and I can only imagine how popular my dinner parties would be if I owned one. You could be sitting around the table with friends and family enjoying a delicious meal one minute and challenging your guests to a game of pool the next - how cool is that? I love items that have multiple functions - might have to put this on my Christmas list.
 



What do you think? Would you want one of these in your dining room?

 
 
Joe and Sherrie Toth - RE/MAX Consultant Group - at the lake
selling a lifestyle
 
e | [email protected] 
[email protected]
p | (844) 411-5253
f | (800) 707-3176
w | www.AppleValleyLakeOhio.com 
www.KnoxCountyLiving.com


22021 Coshocton Rd Suite A - In the white plaza

Howard, Ohio 43028


 

 

Winterizing Your Lake Home

by Sherrie and Joe Toth
Have you started getting your lake home ready for Ohio winter yet? I know, I can’t believe it’s almost here either!
 
A large outdoor cabin with a wrapped deck at Big Bear Mountain Resort in California

One of the easiest - and cheapest - things you can do to prepare for the cooler temperatures is to buy a $2 protector for your outdoor faucet. This will keep cold air from getting into your pipes and flooding your basement with frozen water, which can cost up to $15,000 to fix. Don’t you love finding a cheap solution to prevent a really expensive problem?

This article has some other great tips for winterizing your lake home, and if you need any other ideas on how to protect your investment, feel free to ask.

Joe & Sherrie
 
 
Joe and Sherrie Toth - RE/MAX Consultant Group - at the lake
selling a lifestyle
 
e | [email protected] 
[email protected]
p | (844) 411-5253
f | (800) 707-3176
w | www.AppleValleyLakeOhio.com 
www.KnoxCountyLiving.com

22021 Coshocton Rd Suite A Howard, Ohio 43028

7 Tips When Considering a Lakefront Home!

by Sherrie Toth

7 Tips When Considering a Lakefront Home:

You’re ready to make the dive, eh?  Purchasing a Lakefront home is the next item on your bucket list and as you get ready to venture into this endeavor, you will have some things to think about first.  A purchase of this magnitude will require much more than a simple Internet search for:” Lakefront properties near me”. While there are several aspects to consider when purchasing a lakefront home, Toth and Team has whittled that list down to seven points.


 

  1. Find a local agent who is a true waterfront/ area specialist.  We cannot stress this enough, hence why it’s number one on the list.  You wouldn’t go to your dentist to perform brain surgery and you wouldn’t hire any agent to help you with your search.  And it doesn’t stop at simply being a Lakefront Specialist-- you also want your agent to be a local specialist.  You want an agent who also lives in the area and knows the ins and outs.  Toth and Team is proud to say that not only are we experts in lake living, but we are also proud owners of a lakefront property on the very lake in which we specialize. We have been second lakefront owners and full time lakefront owners. We know both lifestyles.   

  2. Have a chat with other residents.  Along the lines of getting expert advice, why not talk to others who live there?  Do they enjoy living in the community?  How long have they been there? What are the greatest challenges? What are the benefits?

  3. What will be your waterfront responsibilities?  Your agent will be able to give advice or direct you with this one.  If you’re new to waterfront properties, you might want to do research on what your new responsibilities will be.  Consider the fact that your backyard is your new front yard-- it is visible for all to see now with boaters driving by.

  4. Look into loans early.  Start the prequalification process early.  Purchasing a Lake Home is typically a very large purchase and available to those who are extremely qualified.  You will want to start this process early because it can take a lot longer than the normal home loan process. Another note to consider is, a second home requires more money down.

  5. Lake Location. Are you happy to be located anywhere on the lake or do you desire a specific area?  Depending on where your property is located (East, West, North, South) you could experience more day time sun (sunrise) or more evening sun (sunset)-- all of which are YOUR preference.  Do you want to reside on the main lake or would you prefer a more quaint, quiet cove?

  6. Boat restrictions: Make sure you understand the restrictions at the lake. For instance, did you just purchase a 22ft Mastercraft? This boat would not be approved for Apple Valley Lake. Our team is well informed and educated on the dos, don’ts, cans and can'ts

  7. Picking the right real estate professional. Understand that lakefront at most lakes is highly desired. We know our “niche” market well. At the time you are looking, we can update you what is happening and what we predict will happen on the waterfront. -Many times we know about homes before they list in the MLS!  Many homes in 2017 on the lakefront, sold within days and even hours.

Do you have questions?  Maybe you’re not ready to jump right in, but you just want to talk.  That’s what we’re here for.  Let’s chat over a cup of coffee!  Contact us  and we can help!

 

Fall Landscaping

by Sherrie Toth

When summer ends, some people cover their patio furniture and stash their gardening tools away until the first sign of spring in the next year. More and more people, however, are embracing the great outdoors outside their homes with a number of interesting landscape trends.

Fire features are big, with everything from new twists on fire pits (like the glass gas fire pit, below) to outdoor fireplaces controlled with your smartphone in your backyard or by you dock at the lake. 



Plan a fall garden with as much fervor as you’d plan your spring garden, focusing on plantings like boxwoods and maples that reach peak bloom during fall and winter.

And when you can’t stand the cold any longer, you can bring the green inside with whole walls made out of green plants and tropical gardens nurtured inside year-round.

Fall is a still a great time to sell or buy a lake home. Contact us and we can let you know what the lake home market is doing. 

 

Joe and Sherrie Toth - RE/MAX Consultant Group - at the lake
selling a lifestyle
 
e | [email protected] 
[email protected]
p | (844) 411-5253
f | (800) 707-3176
w | www.AppleValleyLakeOhio.com 
www.KnoxCountyLiving.com

22021 Coshocton Rd Suite A Howard, Ohio 43028


 

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