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663 Winesap Circle, Video Home Tour

by Sherrie Toth

Who doesnt like a fairly priced ranch at Apple Valley Lake. See full listing details HERE

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!

 

Ways to find your Happy Place After Summer

by Sherrie Toth

Toth and Team prides itself in helping you find your “Happy Place.” At Apple Valley!  By Urban Definition, “Happy Place” is:

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With summer weather winding down and fall weather slowly creeping in, it’s easy for us to naturally revert to “hustle bustle” mode (I'm already seeing holiday decorations!).  Summer is a time we tend to calm down and enjoy ourselves; when fall is in full effect, most of us put our blinders on and plug away.  

Before you know it, you’ve lost that “happy place” feeling and it might take until next summer to get it back again.

Toth and Team has compiled a list of ten ways to find your “happy place” even when summer has ended and life returns to its regularly scheduled program.

It’s always a good idea to take some time for “self care.”  You have to be the best version of you in order to give what is required of you in your everyday life.

  1. Be Active!- Relaxing comes in many forms.  And it has been proven that the more your body exercises, the more deep and genuine rest you get when you sleep.  It's all a cycle, really.  Get out there and be active.  Being active doesn't have to be strenuous; 30 minutes of gardening is just as “outdoors-y” as a jog around the block.  Do something you LOVE!

  2. Get outside!  Being outdoors is proven to help keep you grounded and elevate your mood.  We spend way too much time indoors connected to the outside world, but not enough time connecting WITH the outdoors.  Even if you just take a walk and enjoy the sights of the lake  and sounds, getting outside can benefit you.

  3. Just sit!  We are too busy these days.  And there's nothing wrong with having things to do, but if you can't sit down and just "exist" for even five minutes a day, then you might have to readjust your priorities.  Even if you have to lock yourself in the bathroom for a few minutes and breathe, then do that; it's a start.

  4. Take a bath!  No really, not because you smell! Take a hot bath and while you're at it, throw some Epsom salts in there.  Not only does a hot bath elevate your mood, calm you down, and produce better sleep, adding Epsom salt can magnify these benefits.  And, hey, you're getting some alone time to recharge and reset.

  5. Sift through the negatives and make adjustments!  Let's face it: our fast-paced lives that are ever-connected to social media are laden with unnecessary negativity.  The good thing about that is that YOU have the power and ability to control what comes into your life.  Sometimes it's as easy as sifting through your friends list and getting rid of the negativity; other times it's not so easy.  But maybe your friend's list is a great place to start.  Surround yourself with positivity it's contagious.

  6. Do something you love! The busier we get, the more we start to put our hobbies on the back burner.  But studies show that you will be happier and more relaxed if you leave some time during the week to do something you love.  Maybe that's sitting on a dock and appreciating the lake or watching the birds.  Maybe it's drawing or painting.  Maybe it's volunteering.  Whatever it may be, allow yourself the freedom to do that which you love.

  7. Be mindful when you do everyday activities.  An activity as simple and rote as doing the dishes can become more relaxing if you make yourself aware of each and every part of the process.  For example, the colors of the bubbles, the sound of the water, the shine of the dishes, the fresh sent of the soap and so on.  Being mindful can lead to a better, more relaxed you.

  8. Wake up and smell the coffee!  For us, coffee keeps us focused and on task during the day.  It's also what we do first thing in the morning.  That morning cup of Joe motivates us to get up and out of bed to get the day started.

  9. Make a list and start crossing things off.  Making a list of all the things you have to do can take the stress off of your brain.  It's also been said to keep a pen and paper by your bed so that if you're awake in the middle of the night, you can alleviate some of the stress of the ever-growing mental to-do list by writing it down.  It get's it out of your head and onto the paper so that you have more room for new "to-do" items :)  Studies show that when you make a list and start to cross items off that list, you feel a sense of accomplishment.

  10. Sit down and "unWINE."  After your Epsom bath, put your jammies on and sit down with a nice glass of your favorite wine-- bonus points if that wine is red.  The benefits of red wine have been linked to heart health and a world full of other positive effects.  But we get relaxed at the very idea of a quiet evening and a glass of red wine.  But do so responsibly; a little too much and you're not going to be happy the next day.


What other ways do you use to relax and take a breather?  Let us know!  And of course, if you need to find your “happy place,” Toth and Team knows just where to look! Need a quick fix? See a live feed of the lake www.avlakecam.com

Our Pick!! Top 5 Family-Friendly Homes For Sale at Apple Valley!

by Sherrie Toth


Quite often, we get the request for a family- friendly home.  A home that is big enough to accommodate parents, multiple children and maybe even a pet or two. Our most common requests when looking for a “family- friendly home” is that it is 2500 sq foot or more, has at least 4-5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a 2+ car garage. Most folks want a finished lower level for the kiddos be able to be, well kids.

Our team compiled OUR top 5, that are currently on the market. The price point is under 300k. All of these homes are NOT our listings; However, several did make the cut (of course!). Keep in mind that these homes have different prices because of varying finishes, location and multiple lots. You may call the listing broker or us for further information on any of them.

938 Country Club Dr – 5 br’s, 3 baths, 2600 sq ft, $143,500 listed by Nina Campbell at Town and Country

35 Woodridge Court  – 5 br’s,  3 baths, 3100 sq ft, $209,900, listed by Al Lindeman at RE/MAX Stars

500 Crestmonte Dr – 5 br’s, 4 baths, 3200 sq ft, $210,000, listed by Toth and Team at RE/MAX Consultant Group – at the lake

697 Valleywood Heights Dr – 4 br’s, 3 baths, 2981 Sq ft, 224,444, listed by Toth and Team at RE/MAX Consultant Group – at the lake

46 S Highland Court – 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2950 sq ft, 264,900. Listed by Al Lindeman at RE/MAX Stars.

As you know, our team specializes at Apple Valley! It is our passion and our niche. We have the ONLY office on the east side of Knox County, just outside of Apple Valley lake in the same plaza as Domino's. Stop by and say hello!

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