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934 Kingsway Circle - 3D WALK THROUGH

by Sherrie Toth

Virtually walk though this beautiful custom Farm house type home!

934 Kingsway Circle

Click the photo below for the 3D tour. 


Video tour of 934 Kingsway Circle - Apple Valley Lake Ohio!

by Sherrie Toth

 Introducing 934 Kingsway Circle at Apple Valley Lake

3D TOUR HERE - Video tour below. 

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Apple Valley Lake, Ohio Amenities

by Sherrie Toth

Welcome to Apple Valley Lake!!

Take a quick tour around the lake and enjoy!

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Have you seen the LIVE lake cam? www.avlakecam.com

 

Contact our team for a "real" tour of the amenities and homes! 

Toth and Team

844-411-LAKE

 

 

 

Why Lake Living? Lets "Dive In" !!

by Sherrie Toth

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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! 

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

 

140 Green Valley Dr - 3D Walk through

by Sherrie Toth

3D walk though-140 Green Valley Dr- Apple Valley Lake, Ohio

Apple Valley Lake Ohio - Lake view Home   - Click picture below, then click FULL SCREEN in bottom right corner. 

Embracing Winter, Beat The Blues

by Sherrie Toth

Embracing Winter, Beat The Blues

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The holidays are over.  The days are shorter. Our boats are wrapped in “Saran wrap” and the Lake Living Lifestyle we know and love is only a memory.  And while we’ve had a rather mild winter, it seems that Spring and Summer aren’t even in our line of sight yet.  Coming to the realization that we are in the dead of winter can bring about some undesirable effects such as:

 

  • Fatigue

  • Boredom

  • Weight Gain

  • Excessive sleep

  • Not enough sleep

  • Loss of interest in being around people

  • Loss of interest in activities that would normally be interesting

If you can identify with the majority of the items on this list, don’t reach for the phone and call your doctor just yet; you’re not alone.

While all of the aforementioned items are associated with depression, they too, are clear signs of what is referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) or the winter blues.  S.A.D. affects about 10-20% of Americans-- the majority of the affected being from the more northern regions of the United States.  Although the symptoms are less than pleasurable, they tend to dissipate once the Spring and Summer months arrive.


How does this happen?  

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It is suggested that because our days are shorter, we have less exposure to sunlight; this has been linked by scientists as causing a biochemical imbalance in the brain.  For whatever reason, (one that is being studied currently) our brains are very sensitive to bright light--specifically sunlight.  When we have less of it (as in the winter months) it can have adverse effects.  Even digging deeper, the less light we are exposed to, our brain waves change.  The more they change, the less likely we are to enter into deep sleep at  night- which we all know--can cause major cranky days.

How do I treat this?

  1. Phototherapy- Phototherapy or light treatment is the use of extremely bright lights to treat those with mild depression.  This particular treatment comes in the form of boxes which are prescribed for a set amount of time and/or a certain time of day.  Possible side effects include headaches and eyestrain.

  2. Tanning- You've probably heard that regular tanning has been prescribed in the past to treat depression in the winter months.  This should only be a treatment if it’s something YOU want to do.  Tanning beds haven’t been proven to provide the right type of light-replacement to our bodies and they pose a cancer risk.  An alternative, doctors suggest, is vitamin D supplements.

  3. Vitamin D supplements- Vitamin D in our bodies is actually a byproduct of exposure to natural sunlight.  It is also found in certain types of fish, egg yolk, fortified Dairy (red cap milk), and fortified grains.  Deficiency in this vitamin hasn’t necessarily been a proven cause of depression, but Doctors have more reasons to believe it does than not.  If you’re feeling a little blue, taking a vitamin D supplement certainly won’t hurt you.

  4. Exercise- Get your heart pumping!  Exercising helps produce those “feel-good” endorphins in your brain.  Plus, going to a gym or some other workout facility might help you meet other people like you!  Once you go once or twice, you might start to feel that blueness fading away.

  5. Eating right- And, no-- I don’t mean “diet.”  We don’t even say the D word.  Eating right is simply putting into your body the nutrients necessary to be healthy and thrive.  If you’re constantly feeding your brain sugar and all sorts of other junk, your brain is going to feel like junk.  Eat to live-- don’t live to eat.

  6. Medication- S.A.D. has been proven to fade quickly and most medications take one-two months to fully kick in anyway.  If you’ve tried everything on this list and even more and you still don’t feel better, you might consider talking to your doctor.snowyoga-w.jpg

  7. 7. Yoga and meditation- Yoga and meditation might look passive on the outside..but on the inside, it has many uplifting benefits. These ancients practices have been known and proven to assist with state of mind while improving balance, tone, flexibility and more!

  8. Also check out our Blog, Winter can be an Adventure for other ideas of what to do in the winter at Apple Valley Lake.

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Get out of the blues and look for a lake home! Call the Apple Valley Lake Team, Toth and Team, to help with that! 844-411-LAKE (5253) www.AppleValleyLakeOhio.com

Email us at [email protected]

 

**Disclaimer: This information in this post are for informational purposes only.  I am not a doctor and am not certified to give prescriptive advice.  If you or anyone you know suffers from depression that lasts longer than a week or two, please call your doctor.

 

 



 

Winter Can Be An Adventure At The Lake

by Sherrie Toth

When you think of purchasing a home on Apple Valley Lake,  you immediately envision yourself enjoying your home on a nice, warm, slightly breezy summer day.  You can picture the boats on the lake, hear the children playing in the water, the birds are chirping, and you’re on your dock sipping a Mai Tai just soaking up the rays.  

 

But just as you begin to take another sip of that delicious Mai Tai, your alarm goes off and you wake up to the realization that it’s January in Central Ohio.  You can’t ride the boat, you can’t soak up the rays, the children are at school, and you’re wondering when these Canadian geese will finally go south for the winter.

 

While Apple Valley Lake summers are gorgeous and packed with fun, our winters can be too.

 

So if you’ve been contemplating flying south with those darned geese because you’re locked up in the house, you might want to reconsider because Apple Valley Lake and its surrounding areas have a slew of clubs and events to pick from while we are anxiously counting down the days until we can take those boats out of storage.

 

Friday Night Skate

Check the cider press or call Floral Valley (740) 397-1027 for  details and dates.

 

Apple Valley Garden Club

The next meeting is January 20th.  Contact Robin Rapp (740) 485-0046

 

Bird Watching

This can be done from the comfort of your own home! Make it your goal to spot one of Knox County’s many bald eagles!

 

Apple Valley Singles’ Club

Contact Mary McMasters for more information (740) 397-4936

 

Cards, Games, and Euchre

Contact Judy Reed (419) 262-8829

 

Swimming Lessons in the Valley

See the January edition of the Cider Press for enrollment form (page 10).

 

Apple Blossoms Children’s Play Group

Call Kate Fuller for details (614) 330-0129

 

Public Euchre Party (Danville)

Starts March 29th at St. Luke Community Center

 

Adopt Your Street

A “Green” way to give back all year long.  See the Cider Press Page 19 for enrollment form.

 

More!

See page 31 of the Cider Press for a whole calendar full of fun activities and events.


When the kids were young, we used to play board games, cook together, read, tell stories, ice fish.. it was precious family time - creating memories..  So, regardless of the time of year, Apple Valley Lake has so much to offer you, your family and friends. .

 

Looking for a lake home that you can enjoy ALL year round? Get your adventure started today with the Apple Valley Lake Team!

 

RE/MAX Consultant Group -at the lake

Joe and Sherrie Toth

844-411-LAKE (5253)

Contact us via email [email protected]




 

Why it's smart to buy a home during the Holidays

by Jaymi Naciri

Spring is the start of the hot real estate season for a few obvious reasons, nice weather and the desire to move during the summer when kids are out of school at the top of the list. But embarking on a home search during the holidays can be advantageous to buyers. Thinking about taking the plunge? Here are a few reasons you should be looking for a new home now.

The potential for a great deal

There's an assumption that anyone selling over the holidays, and thereby taking time away from family get-togethers and Christmas shopping and is selling because they have to, not because they want to. That assumption tends to be true. And it can payoff for buyers.

"Sellers tend to avoid the end of the year due to the short days, wintry weather and conventional wisdom that says buyers are otherwise occupied, says Tim Deihl, associate broker at Gibson Sotheby's International Realty in Boston," said Bankrate. "But those who do choose to sell at year-end are often under pressure and highly motivated to cut a deal. And that's why the year-end might be a smart time to buy: Determined house-hunters can take advantage of sellers' urgency."

Lower prices

Experts say that homes listed over the holidays may have a lower sales price. If you're looking for a deal, braving weather conditions and skipping out during a football game to see a listing might make sense.

Less competition

A smaller buyer pool during this time of year means less competition for homes that are on the market. That can give you great negotiating power beyond the listed sales price. And, it can take some pressure off what is already a high-stress situation.

"Less competition from other buyers during the holiday season might mean you'll be able to negotiate a favorable price for a home you want to purchase," said Bankrate.

Added CBS News: "Holiday home sellers often have to adjust their price downward or make other concessions if they want to sell. Keep this in mind as you search for homes. Bargains may be available, and listed prices may be more open to negotiation."


 

Lower interest rate

Rates going up at the end of the year can make mortgages more expensive and also spell doom for those who are already at the top of what they can qualify for. Getting preapproved now to lock in a lower rate can save you even more on your new home.

Faster closings

The time of the year may also play in your favor if you want to close on your home quickly.

"Generally, all parties involved have incentive to complete transactions toward the end of the year," said CBS News. "Lenders want to close their books, real estate agents want to receive their commissions before the year closes, sellers want to move on to their new home and settle in for the holidays—and just like the sellers, you want to settle in as well. Since all parties are motivated and there are fewer transactions taking place during this time, it should be easier to put everything in place for a smooth and rapid closing."

If you're not able to close before the end of the year, rest assured that the real estate market doesn't spring to life as soon as January hits. You should be able to have a clear path to homeownership for a few months before the spring thaw hits and the hot buying season begins.

More money for Christmas presents

If you're selling an existing home and walking away with money, you'll have more to spend on others—especially if you factor in the delayed first house payment on your new place.

Better deals on real estate-related items

Slow seasons for movers may get you a better deal. Be sure also to compare and contrast cable/satellite companies and utilities to see where the best deals are. Many companies have special offers for new customers and might also have specials running during the winter.

A no-sweat move

Nothing is worse than packing, moving, unpacking, painting, breaking down 700 boxes, and making 12 dozen trips to the trash in unbearable heat. And when you're working that hard, anything over 80 degrees can be unbearable!

Old Apple Valley Lake pictures provided to Toth and Team

by Sherrie Toth

The following photos of Apple Valley Lake Ohio were provided to our team by Anne Smith. She says they are pictures ranging from approximately 1975 to 1985. One of the two homes shown was her families lake house on Lakeview Heights Dr (no longer in the family).  We can't get over how few trees there are!!

 

Joe and I have contacted both current owners of these homes and have provided these pictures.

 

 

Thank you Anne for these wonderful snapshots in time...

If YOU have some great old photos of Apple Valley Lake Ohio and would like us to post them on our blog, please email Joe and Sherrie at [email protected] or call us at 844-411-LAKE (5253)

 

 

 

Outdoor Fireplaces

by HGTV

We love nothing more than the ambiance of an outdoor fireplace. Here is a great read from HGTV

Outdoor fireplaces are great gathering places for friends and family, and they can be a valuable addition to any backyard, deck or outdoor living space. Ultimately, the outdoor fireplace that's right for your home's exterior space will be one that reflects your personality and your goals for fireside fun.

The first consideration when deciding on an outdoor fireplace design is whether your outdoor fireplace will be portable or permanent. Portable outdoor fireplaces obviously provide for virtually unlimited choice in terms of placement in your backyard or on your deck, and they now come in a number of different designs and finishes to suit just about any style of outdoor living space.

On the other hand, a permanent outdoor fireplace can add a real hint of luxury to your backyard or deck. Built-in or permanent outdoor fireplaces tend to require more extensive construction and are therefore generally more expensive than freestanding outdoor fireplaces.

Common materials for freestanding or built-in outdoor fireplaces are stone, stucco, tile and brick. You'll have plenty of designs to choose from, and matching your backyard or deck's overall design shouldn't be a problem. Outdoor fireplaces should always be located away from any potentially flammable items like trees or shrubs, and you should always use a spark guard and flame-resistant fire mat when your fireplace is in use. Also, be sure to check with your local fire department regarding their outdoor fire codes before installing your outdoor fireplace.

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