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633 Baldwin Hgts Cir - Open House, 9/23 1-3pm

by Sherrie Toth

Loving this new pool house listing at Apple Valley Lake Ohio!

ASK FOR OUR FLOOR PLANS!!!

633 Baldwin Heights Circle!! $569,900 5 bedroom, 4.5 baths, greatroom, screened in porch, walkout LL, 36 x 36 heated in ground pool, pool house wth kitchen, bar, laundry area and half bath.

This home sits on 3 wooded ravined lots with creek access. (A dock cannot be installed). Behind the home is a gorgeous creek with pooled water , view and sounds of a natural waterfall. 

Boat for a few hours with friends and family and come back to hours and hours of fun at the lake house!!

Xtra lot avail to the west for 10k for buyers 1st only. 

FULL LISTING DETAILS NOW HERE!

FLY OVER

Some photos taken today: 


Dining area with kitchen - floor to ceiling windows with view of ravine/creek

Great room with screened in porch to the left. 


Outside Kitchen, bar - includes 1/2 bath, laundry and outdoor shower. 

We now have floor plans! Send us an email!! [email protected]


 

Brian Ickes has always enjoyed doing maintenance and upgrades for people.  As someone who is more of a “behind-the-scene” type of person, Brian has found his place in owning and maintaining Apple Valley Storage and Plaza.

 

“My brother, who lives in West Virginia” saw me working on rental houses and said I needed to do something for myself.”  Awhile back, Brian’s brother found a commercial property for sale in the area and approached him about doing this in conjunction with his other work.  That was the moment that Brian knew he wanted to give owning his own business a shot. And what we know as Apple Valley Storage and Plaza was reborn.

 

Brian loves doing maintenance and upgrades for his tenants and storage customers-- he finds it much more comfortable than just sitting in an office behond a desk.  And as tenants of Brian’s, Joe and I can say that he truly does care of about his customers. In fact, by the time this article is published, Brian will have had the entire Plaza’s parking lot repaved.  It’s the little things and it makes us as tenants feel that Brian cares enough about our businesses to go above and beyond.

 

Alongside our, RE.MAX Consultant Group Toth and Team's office, Brian’s other tenants include Media Partnership, Antiques Salon, Indulgence Cafe and Dominos-- as well as the many happy customers he serves through the storage company.

 

Other than his tenants, Brian says his family has also been very supportive in his ventures.  Not only does he manage these current businesses, but he has also been a hull maintenance in the Navy aboard the USS Frederick LST 1184, he was a welder and a supervisor for the Union Tank Car Company and he currently works with Genuine Hardwoods in the procurement department and he does maintenance work for B&K Shamrock.  

 

Brian is a busy man. You can always find Brian cleaning, fixing and updating something at the plaza and storage area!  He does an excellent job putting in the work to ensure his customers are a priority.  And Joe and I iare personally very grateful for that.

To reach this amazing local business owner toinquire about future rental space, you can reach Brian at 740-397-1324:

22021 Coshocton Road Howard, Ohio 43028

 

Catch of the Month (March) - The Bad Apple Pub

by Sherrie Toth

    The Bad Apple Pub

There is nothing more inviting or reassuring of repeat business than an establishment that serves killer food and treats its customers like family.  Our March Local Catch, The Bad Apple Pub does exactly that and it does so consistently.

Steve and Niki McCurdy saw the Apple Valley area as an opportunity.  They saw potential and a place where their years of experience could flourish.  After jumping on the opportunity to come to this area, They took over the current location at 22001 Coshocton Rd in April of 2013, remodeled it and opened on July 9th, 2013.

The McCurdys have done just about every job imaginable in the restaurant industry; it’s basically all they’ve ever done-- and it shows because they do it well. But at the end of the day, getting to know all the different people they meet everyday is their favorite thing about their job. “The one thing we love more than any other is the relationships we develop with our crew and guests.  We have made lifelong friendships with the people who have worked with us and people we have served over the years. There’s nothing like watching some of our favorite people’s families grow.”

Apart from their “you’re like family” service, the McCurdy’s have what they call their “calling cards”-- items that sets their business apart from other bars/restaurants in the area.  One of those calling cards is their half pound specialty burgers which is crafted using locally purchased beef from Lanning’s Food and is one of nine of their burgers that all have unique, impressive flavor profiles. Yum!  Their second “calling card” is their wide variety of entertainment.  Whether it’s a band playing in the summer outside on their patio, a wine and painting night, pool leagues, dart leagues, The 4th of July Cruise-in or one of their hosted fundraisers, there is something that most will enjoy.  And finally, their amazing crew would be their third “calling card.”  “Our crew is an awesome group of people who ARE our family.  They are what we’re best known for.”

From the food to the service, the Bad Apple Pub is part of what makes Apple Valley so special and centered around bringing people together.  Even their logo was designed by local artists, Mo and Kelly Dallas who approached the McCurdys with the idea after they heard they were looking to open at their current location.  So if you haven’t already, stop in and grab a drink a craft beer and one of their burgers and become part of the family!  

 

Stop by or give them call for take out!  740-392-3326! Their address is 22001 Coshocton Road Howard, Ohio 43028!  Located easily by GPS!

Check out the website HERE

 

Did you see our February Catch of the Month! See it HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catch of the Month (Feb) - Howard Hilton

by Sherrie Toth

 

Howard Hilton

 

If you’re looking for a fun place to relax and enjoy the best burger around on a  pretzel bun, some delicious fries, or a beer, look no further than Joe and Sherrie's February local Catch Of The Month, the Howard Hilton. " The Hilton" is located at 23379 Coshocton Rd. I'm telling you, this little hidden gem will surely exceed your expectations. Its only a mile or so just east of Apple Valley Lake.

Back in 2010, Larry and Chris Wolford received an offer to lease “Hut’s Place” -- an offer they could not pass up.  Up until that point, Larry had always wanted to own a bar/restaurant, so when this opportunity came, he jumped on it. Life took a few twists and turns and what started as a leasing opportunity with partners ended up as a chance to purchase the place outright and with that came the new name the “Howard Hilton.”  As of August 2017, Larry has been the sole owner and he and his wife are enjoying serving up food and drinks to the regulars and those who are just passing through.

 

People can easily find the Howard Hilton, but they find it hard to leave.  And one contributing factor to that is the fact customers find it a comfortable place with a great atmosphere.  The bar is “nothing fancy,” according to the owners but people just love the place, the warm friendly people and the amazing food.  When asked what their secret is, Chris said, “Respect,”  Oh, and awesome burgers!  Speaking of “awesome burgers,” they are always fresh and never frozen.  Pair that with some of their fresh-cut fries and you would have to force us to leave too!  Other popular items on the menu include the Cod, fried bologna served on the famous Pretzel Bun and the “Fish Bowl” drinks.  The owners truly do take pride in their food and drinks.  But food and drinks is not the only thing that sets the Howard Hilton apart.  Customers also have the opportunity to participate in the ever popular “Queen of Hearts” drawing (which reached $173,000 last August) and an annual Spring Golf outing the third Sunday in July.

 

Apart from the amazing menu, Chris and Larry added a T-Bar, High Top Tables, two concrete patios and seven flat screen TVs-- all to ensure the customers “enjoy their time at the Howard Hilton.”  Admittedly, the couple says their favorite service to provide their customers is simply “making sure they are happy.”  

 

Joe and I just personally can’t say enough about this place. The service is always on point and the food always exceeds our expectations. We love to belly up to the bar and enjoy Taco Tuesdays and other evenings that we slip in for some great conversation, perfect service and the BEST burgers in town. Larry and Chris will go out of their way to say hello and check on us as well as their other guests. The staff is talented at what they do, fun and take good care of their patrons.

** Don't forget to seek out Marie and ask her what her tap of the month is or what it's going to be next!

 

Howard Hilton's Facebook page for daily specials HERE

Want to call  in an order for pick up? You can! 740-599-2337

 

If you haven't seen it, check out our January Catch of the month! 

 

** Photos by Tori Toth & Marie Puluso

 

 

2016 Home and Garden Shows

by Sherrie Toth

Home and Garden Shows, 2016


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Spring is around the corner and that means we can watch that beautiful Apple Valley Lake fill up and dream of the beauty of Summer.  

 

One of the perks of cruising Apple Valley lake during the warmer months is looking at all the gorgeous homes that outline its perimeter.  Knowing that folks are scanning your backyard gives you all the more reason to spruce it up and give it that “curb appeal” so-to-speak.  Besides Pinterest and all those other fantastic information- spewing websites, one of the best places to visit is one of Ohio’s Home and Garden shows.  Here, at these shows, you will find ways to make your home look its best. You might also be interested in innovative things such as green technology to enhance the efficiency of your Lake Home.

Many home and garden shows have come and gone! In fact, some are going on NOW! Check out this list and mark one of the dates on your calendar!

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Central Ohio- Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show

    Dates- February 20-28, 2016

    Find us on- Twitter and Facebook

 

North Central - Ohio Building Industry Association

     Dates- April 8th- 10th, 2016

    Located at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory

 

Central Ohio- Home and Garden Show and Holiday Fest

    Dates- September 9-11, 2016

    Find us on- Twitter and Facebook

 

Southwest Ohio- Cincinnati Home and Garden Show

    Dates- March 2-6, 2016

    Find us on- Twitter and Facebook

 

Akron/Canton- Home and Flower Show

    Dates- February 26-28, 2016

    Find us on- Facebook

 

There you have it!  If you find any more that we have not listed, comment the information below.  Also, comment what you are looking for at these shows and anything new and interesting you may find after you attend.



    

Winterizing a Vacant Home

by Housecall

By Housecall

Top Tips for Winterizing a Vacant Home

For a home to remain in good shape throughout the winter it needs regular care and attention. When a home is occupied, many of the things that are necessary to keep it in good working order happen by default. But when the home is vacant, it is up to the owner or the property manager to prepare it for freezing temperatures and other winter risks.

The worst risk comes from bursting pipes, which can lead to water damage that can significantly impact the value of the home. Left alone, water can ruin everything it touches – walls, floors, electrical systems, etc. It can even damage the foundation. Other risks exist as well, such as pest infiltration, that can leave nasty surprises for the homeowner.

Taken together, the dangers of failing to winterize a home are too severe to ignore. Any real estate agent who has been involved with selling bank owned properties or vacant short sales can certainly tell you the necessity of knowing how to winterize a vacant home! In order to get an informed opinion on the subject we reached out to a well known real estate agent in Westborough, Mass., Bill Gassett, who has been selling homes for nearly 30 years. Gassett runs a popular real estate blog known as Maximum Real Estate Exposure that offers numerous tips to buyers and sellers. Below he shares all of his tips for getting your place winterized.

When readying a vacant home for winter weather, there are several things you can do to prepare before freezing temperatures and other winter risks arrive. These include:

Bring in a plumber.

Hiring a professional plumber to winterize the pipes and water system in the home is extremely important if you want to avoid the incredibly expensive water damage that can occur from freezing pipes. The plumber can examine the entire system, inside and out, and then prepare it for freezing temperatures. The plumber will drain all areas where water is stored, like water heaters and hot tubs, and will use an air compressor to expel water from the pipes throughout the house. With the water removed, you do not have to keep the house heated to prevent freezing. The pipes are protected and you save money in utility costs.

Drain outdoor garden hoses.

Water hoses must be disconnected from the home and drained of water to prevent damage to both the hoses and the spigots where they attach to the house. Left undrained, the water inside will freeze and burst not only the hose, but often the spigot as well. If winter watering must be done to keep landscape plants alive, make sure the person who does the watering drains the hoses and disconnects them from the house after each use.

Close up all openings to the house.

To prevent animals and insects from entering the home for shelter, you will need to close up all openings throughout the house. These include dryer vents and the chimney.

Have the gutters cleaned and repaired if necessary.

Gutters must be free of debris and attached properly to the house to funnel water away from the roof, siding and foundation. When debris accumulates, the gutter may stop working properly. If enough water collects and a freeze hits, the weight of the ice can pull the gutter away from the home, damaging the siding and leading to potential ice hazards where water collects at the base of the house. If you live in a cold weather climate then you understand just how bad ice damning was last year. Knowing how to prevent ice dams is something every homeowner should have a grasp of. Ice dams can cause serious damage to a home including mold behind ceilings and walls that you may not be able to detect! Have the gutters cleaned periodically until all leaves have dropped from the trees, and make sure they are in good repair.

Remove anything touching the side of the house, such as leaves and firewood.

Water and insects can accumulate in firewood and debris, causing damage to the siding and leading to potential infestations. Keeping everything away from the house creates a safe barrier and prevents water damage. This includes shrubbery and other landscaping. Keep a minimum of a couple of feet to allow the home to breath.

Have trees trimmed over the home.                                         

Remove any tree branches that may touch the house or hang too closely. Tree branches increase the leaves that accumulate in the gutter and can also break and fall on the house in a snow or ice storm. If you are negligent about keeping branches over your home it could lead to insurance denying your claim.

Use moth balls to keep insects out of the house.

Moth balls may smell unpleasant, but they are effective at keeping insects away. Use them anywhere you think insects may be a problem.

Talk to the gas company about disconnecting the gas supply.

A gas explosion can cause even more damage than frozen pipes. Let the gas company know the home is vacant and ask them to disconnect the gas supply to the home. Obviously if you are not living in the home this becomes important because if a gas leak were to form it would be too late for you to do anything about it. This is one of the major reasons why nearly all bank owned properties get winterized.

Make the home appear occupied at a glance.

It is better for potential buyers and discouraging to unwanted visitors if the home appears occupied. You can setup lights on timers and have the landscaping tended to periodically to keep things looking nice. If snow is an issue you can also have the driveway cleared. We provide a list of many tips on how to sell a home in the winter. This advice applies to both occupied and non-occupied homes. Keep in mind that if your home is on the market you are going to need to get it un-winterized with fairly short notice when the buyer schedules a home inspection. Buyers will want to be able to check the heating and plumbing systems and will not be able to do so if the home is winterized.

Hire a landscaper to perform a fall cleanup.

As the weather gets colder, plants will die and you will be left with a disheveled looking yard and landscape. It is beneficial for the sales process if you have someone come in and cleanup around the home after the first freeze or two, when most of the vegetation has died off. The landscaper can cut back any dead growth, rake up leaves and prepare plants for the winter.

Check on the home periodically.

An unoccupied home, even when the lights come on and the driveway is plowed, can be appealing to burglars and to squatters. It can also be a destination for kids in the neighborhood to come hang out for fun. The only people you want visiting are potential buyers, so you should maintain a schedule of visiting the home periodically to make sure it is being left alone and to discourage unwanted visitors.

Use of all these tips and your experience with winterizing a home should be a breeze!

DRONE: 5 Fairway Court Golf Course Front!

by Sherrie Toth

Super cool perspective of our 5 Fairway Court Condo on the beautiful Hiawatha Golf Course in Mt Vernon, Ohio! Also see our 5 Fairway Court Full listing

 

 

 

NEW listing! 92 Greenfield Court

by Sherrie Toth


FOR "SAIL" by the Apple Valley Lake Team- Toth and Team: Darling lake home located on a quiet cul-de-sac just a few minutes from Davis Beach, golfing and the marina. 2-3 bedroom, 2 full baths. This property is settled on 2 wooded and landscaped lots with the potential to buy a 3rd that would give you over an acre to spread out on. A later added 4 season room addition with a lower level under it for storage, possible bedroom or more common area for family and friends. - Vaulted ceilings, wood burning stove, loft bedroom, open floor plan, skylights - all give it that peaceful "relax at the lake" feeling. This property has a 1 car garage with a workshop in the back - very nice flower beds, and park- like setting. Major appliances stay, 1st floor laundry - You're ready to move in and start enjoying! This home was built and enjoyed by family and friends for years. Great for full or part- time lake living! - Video tour coming soon! Call Toth and Team for this home or any home in Apple Valley! 844-411-LAKE (5253) 

Lakefront Living!

by Sherrie Toth

 

The ambiance of living in a lakefront home is like none other.  You're not restricted to the confines of a white picket fence; rather, you're met with the beauty and openness of the water.

 

Waking up to the sparkling Apple Valley lake, the beautiful morning chorus of the birds, the smell of fresh-cut grass is something that must be experienced first hand.

 

Have you ever vacationed at a spot such as the Outer Banks or another oceanfront place?  How relaxing is it?  How beautiful is it?  Living on Apple Valley Lake, you don't have to pack up your things and go home, because it IS home.

 

Visit our Lakefront listings today and Toth and Team will help you call Apple Valley your home!

 

Our Mission

by Sherrie Toth

RE/MAX Consultant Group - Toth & Team
740-390-0735 – 844-411-5253
www.AppleValleyLakeOhio.com
www.applevalleylakeliving.com
[email protected]

Mission Statement:

With passion and compassion, our customers will receive sincere real estate counsel and tailored service. We will provide creative and imaginative marketing that reveals truly the best of the property. Our priority: earn our clients' business for life.

Vision:

Toth & Team with RE/MAX Consultant Group is a residential real estate team that believes in teamwork, self-improvement, change, innovation, professionalism and always setting the next bar in marketing. We believe in producing results for our clients while maintaining the highest level of integrity. We believe in seeking out skillful and passionate service providers that are the best in the industry and love what they do!  We believe in serving as role models in the real estate community and having fun while we do it! We believe in treating everyone that we cross paths with kindly and with respect. Each of us promises that if we ever stop loving what we do, we will recognize it's time to change.

Core Values:

• Integrity: We conduct business with the highest level of ethics and trust.
• Financial Stewardship: We take our role as a financial steward of our client's asset very seriously
• Team: We look for ways to build and maintain team spirit.  We work together with an intense focus on common goals, recognizing we can always achieve more through collaboration. 
• Community: We envision ourselves as valuable citizens in our community.  We encourage our team to engage in volunteer activities and community improvement efforts close to their hearts.
• Personal Growth and Learning: We will seek ways to stay up to date on real estate information and technology and always try to improve our professional weaknesses.
• Professionalism: We are dedicated, considerate and responsive, always maintaining the highest standards of conduct, quality and performance
• Passion: We approach everything we do with energy, enthusiasm and a sincere desire to exceed expectations.

 

 


 

 

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Howard OH 43028
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