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Why Lake Living? Lets "Dive In" !!

by Sherrie Toth



If you’ve never experienced the Lake LIving Lifestyle, then make this the year that you take that dive!  There are several reasons why living at the lake is one of the best decisions you will make-- especially if it’s Apple Valley Lake. Feel free to comment at the end of this post if you have any additional benefits to living at the lake!

Living at the lake never leaves you bored.   Even during the long, somber winter months.  There are always activities in which to participate. At any time, check out the Cider Press for ideas. You should always have something to do or someone with whom to connect.


Living at the lake is relaxing. Let’s face it; life is stressful.  We are juggling jobs and sports and bills and kids and whatever else it is that we juggle.  What a better way to relax and ease your mind than to sit in a chair on a dock or at a beach and take in the sights and sounds of the lake?  Just closing your eyes and feeling the breeze on your face, the warm sun, the sounds of the waves against the dock and the chirping of birds.  Ahhhh. So refreshing!


Living at the Lake allows you more privacy. Unlike the more urban/ suburban developments, Lake Living makes it possible for you to live in more seclusion.  Sure, you have neighbors, but they’re not all in your business. Unless, of course, you want them to be.



Traffic moves slower.  Let’s be honest. No one really enjoys cars and other motor vehicles racing up and down the streets; especially if you have children or pets.  It’s noisy, annoying and poses a real safety concern.  Here at Apple Valley, as a community, we had the speed limit lowered to 25 miles per hour.  This really helped us feel that much safer.


Living at the lake allows you to be the spot where everyone wants to go!  The spring and summer months bring many reasons to celebrate.  Anything from birthdays, to Memorial Day to the Fourth of July, there is basically a time and purpose for spending time with family and friends at the lake.  Dust off that barbecue and get the towels ready,  because living at the lake is a lifelong celebration.

Have you been thinking about buying a lake home? Contact our team to get you started! 

email: [email protected]

844-411-LAKE (5253)

What are some of YOUR favorite reasons to live at the lake?  Feel free to add in the comments below.  


Spring Clean at the Lake!

by Sherrie Toth

Well, it is the middle of May here in beautiful Apple Valley Lake and we are JUST finally starting to experience some Spring-like weather.  This means that we can open doors and windows and let the breeze infiltrate our lake home once more.

This also means that most of us have a few spots in our homes that need a thorough Spring cleaning.  And with the Apple Valley Garage Sales coming up (May 27-28), you won’t have to throw EVERYTHING away and you can make a couple of extra dollars.

In case you’re having trouble getting started, we’ve compiled a list of ten things you can do to effectively Spring Clean your lake home or at least get you started.


  1. Get rid of junk you DON’T NEED-  And this tip is two fold: There’s trash and there’s treasure.  If it’s trash, GET RID OF IT.  If it’s a possible treasure to someone else, set it aside to sell it at a garage sale or an online site like Ebay.  If it’s ruined or broken and can’t be fixed, toss it.  Possible treasures to someone else might be old magazines (especially National Geographic), clothes, books, jewelry, memorabilia, old or unused electronics ( and some other sites like and Will actually pay you for your old electronics). Other items like old toys, games, and simple little nick nacks are wanted as well.  DON’T FORGET ABOUT UNWANTED TOOLS!
  2. Wash your baseboards-  Imagine all that gunk that has accumulated on the baseboards: old mop water, shoe scuffs, spilled drinks, food etc.  This is like getting a pedicure-- most people won’t see it or notice, but you will and it will feel great.  Magic erasers are probably the best to use on baseboards. And get this, you can buy them for a fraction of the cost at the dollar tree right down the street in Mt. Vernon.

  3. Clean the kitchen cupboards- This can be as simple as what you did for the baseboards.  So stock up on those Magic Erasers.

  4. Wash the windows- And don’t just do the insides.  Make sure you get the outside as well.  If you have tall windows that you can’t reach or you just don’t care to even get into a project like this, Toth and Team recommends Mint Condition (419) 957-4663.

  5. Dust Dust Dust!- Dust all surfaces that you can. Remove items and get all the nooks and crannies.  Don’t forget about the top of your fan blades.  Those things can collect some major dust.  A simple trick we learned a while back was to take a pillow case and actually insert the fan blade into the case and rub the dust off that way.  You’ll save yourself an extra step by not having to clean up a table or floor full of fan dust. The pillow case makes it convenient by acting as a little dust catcher.

  6. Clean out Pantry and Fridge- That’s right! Make that stuff sparkle.  But in order to do that, you need to remove all items and toss the ones that are past their expiry date.  If you get confused by the “use by and best by” directives, check out this link for more details: the difference between use by and best by.

  7. Hand scrub the floors- Ok. You don’t have to be that crazy. But seriously; clean those floors better and more thoroughly than you have during the winter months.

  8. Wash the dishwasher-  You heard me!  Run a load without the dishes.  But first, clean out the drain and make sure there’s no excess food in there.

  9. Clean out the microwave- Add some lemon juice to a microwave safe bowl of water and cook for 2-3 minutes.  When it’s done, you should be able to wipe it clean with a rag.  And no harsh chemicals!

  10. Have Fun- Cleaning doesn’t have to be boring or just plain drudgery.  Slap on some tunes and enjoy making your Lake Home look its best.


Now that the house is all clean, is it time to sell? If so, call us for a no obligation consultation. 844-411-LAKE (5253)

or email us at: [email protected]

Do you have any tips or tricks?  We’d like to hear about them.  Put them in the comment section below!


48 Gideon Court - New at Apple Valley Lake

by Sherrie Toth

Welcome to the lake! 

Super lovely Schlabach CAPE COD home on two lots at Apple Valley. Located directly across the street from the LAKE with WATER views. COVERED front porch for coffee and conversation. Open living, dining and kitchen for gatherings. Oak kitchen with BREAKFAST BAR. Dining with slider out to the back yard PATIO. 1st floor owner's suite with a huge 11 x 7 walk in closet. Owners LUXURY bath with jetted tub, double sinks and WATER CLOSET with shower. Off the owners suite and dining is a DEN with double glass doors. Could also serve nicely as an infant room.

Large 1st floor laundry with sink and plenty of cabinets. 1 of the 2 half baths is on the 1st floor for guests. 2nd level has 3 LARGE bedrooms and 2 more FULL BATHS. One bedroom has its own PRIVATE BATH and two bedrooms share a Jack n Jill bath. Lower level has a LARGE 26 X 13 finished room that could be a bunk bedroom, theater room or 2nd family room. Another finished 27X21 family room at this level as well. 23x14 unfinished room with the utilities-great for storage. Fantastic home with over 4000 sq ft offered at a fair price of $264,444. 


 too new to show on our featured properties page as of 5/13. Call for further info and pictures. 844-411-LAKE (5253)






Toth and Team

The Apple Valley Lake Team

844-411-LAKE (5253)

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RE/MAX Consultant Group - at the lake
22021 Coshocton Road Suite A
Howard OH 43028
Sherrie’s Mobile: 740-390-0735
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