Open House Sunday August 30th at 728 East Carisbrook
Beginning at 12:00 pm and ending at 2:00 pm
Open to the public
“STARTING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2015, THE CITY OF MAUMEE WILL BE PROVIDING ITS FALL CHIPPABLE YARD WASTE MATERIAL COLLECTION. THIS COLLECTION IS FOR CHIPPABLE MATERIAL ONLY. NO YARD WASTE BAGS OR NON-CHIPPABLE MATERIAL (LEAVES, GRASS, GARDEN WASTE, WEEDS, ETC) WILL BE COLLECTED AS PART OF THIS PROGRAM. THE CHIPPABLE MATERIAL MUST BE BUNDLED AND TIED IN FOUR FOOT (4’) LENGTHS, NO MORE THAN TWO FEET (2’) IN DIAMETER AND WEIGH NO MORE THAN FORTY (40) POUNDS. THE FOLLOWING IS THE WEEK THE MATERIAL WILL BE COLLECTED. THE MATERIAL SHOULD BE PUT OUT TO THE STREET.”
SOLD – 214 W Dudley Street – SOLD
Lovingly maintained downtown Maumee charmer with perfect curb appeal! Historic character including built-ins, hardwood floors, window seats and china cabinets. Private, fenced yard has brick patio. Sunroom provides calm retreat. Bookshelf and fireplace in living room. Built-in breakfast booth in kitchen. Full basement features family room with fireplace. All appliances and home warranty included!
Dogwood Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center and The American Red Cross are hosting a human and canine blood drive Saturday, August 29 from 9am – 3pm. All those who donate will be entered to win an owner-pet mini photo session with Rikki Renee Photography.
Schedule your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code DOGWOOD or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and time request. You must bring an application for your pet that can be downloaded at www.toledopetemergency.com. Only a small amount of blood will be drawn from your dog at the time to determine blood type and their actual donation will be scheduled for a later date. Dogwood Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center is located at 115 Chesterfield Ln., Maumee.
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301 E Indiana Ave
Be the envy of friends in new kitchen with soft-close drawers, under cabinet lighting, subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. 2.5 car garage with staircase to 2nd floor storage/mancave! New roof, windows, furnace, central air, water heater, paint and flooring. Two tile remodeled baths. Brick fireplace in huge family room that opens to large deck. Master with walk-in! Can’t be beat!
1. Your home is priced too high.
Price is what sells a home. To determine what price to list your home for, a Realtor will compare your home to others that are selling in the area near yours. The condition of the home, as well as the location are both key factors in figuring the price. Everyone wants to get as much money they can out of the sale of their home. Unfortunately, many home owners will sell for less than the price they would like to, but a fair market price will bring in buyers and sell the property.
2. Dated Decor
We’ve all seen homes that are absolutely beautiful until you walk in to a room haunted with the ghosts of decorations past. Updating your decor to a more stylish and neutral look will help buyers to see themselves in your home. It could be as easy as removing a little wallpaper and slapping on a fresh coat of paint and will definitely help sell your home.
3. The Condition of the Home
If a home looks like it is in need of some serious TLC, then, that investment will ultimately come out of the offering price. I recommend to all of my sellers, that they have the home inspected and invest some repairs to the home. Doing this increases the value of your home by a larger amount than you spent and gives the home a more move-in ready feel that buyers are attracted to. It’s also important to make sure your home is smelling fresh. Buyers will be deterred by the smell of your dog that you have grown immune to. A little air freshener goes a long way.
4. Bad Location
Homes that sit closely to unappealing facilities like power plants, waste-treatment centers or even busy freeways often don’t move quickly on the market unless the seller is willing to take a major hit on the price. A beautiful would-be million dollar home will likely not sell for even close to that if it’s sitting next to a landfill. You know what they say, it’s all about location, location, location.
5. Luxury living in a modest neighborhood
This is another location issue, but, instead of an ugly neighbor, it’s a small one. The smaller, less expensive homes around your well manicured mansion will be considered comparable when it comes down to pricing and appraisal. This changes the value of your property significantly. When you have a luxury home surrounded by less valuable properties, that property becomes less valuable.
I read an excellent article in Realtor Mag about housing trends for 2015 and what more and more buyers are looking for in their new home. Check this out…
This time of the year, we hear from just about every sector of the economy what’s expected to be popular in the coming year. Foodies with their fingers on the pulse of the restaurant industry and hot TV chefs will tell us to say goodbye to beet-and-goat cheese salad and hello roasted cauliflower, and there’s no end to the gadgets touted as the next big thing.
In real estate, however, trends typically come slowly, often well after they appear in commercial spaces and fashion. And though they may entice buyers and sellers, remind them that trends are just that—a change in direction that may captivate, go mainstream, then disappear (though some will gain momentum and remain as classics). Which way they’ll go is hard to predict, but here are 21 trends that experts expect to draw great appeal this year:
1. Coral shades. A blast of a new color is often the easiest change for sellers to make, offering the biggest bang for their buck. Sherwin-Williams says Coral Reef (#6606) is 2015’s color of the year because it reflects the country’s optimism about the future. “We have a brighter outlook now that we’re out of the recession. But this isn’t a bravado color; it’s more youthful, yet still sophisticated,” says Jackie Jordan, the company’s director of color marketing. She suggests using it outside or on an accent wall. Pair it with crisp white, gray, or similar saturations of lilac, green, and violet.
2. Open spaces go mainstream. An open floor plan may feel like old hat, but it’s becoming a wish beyond the young hipster demographic, so you’ll increasingly see this layout in traditional condo buildings and single-family suburban homes in 2015. The reason? After the kitchen became the home’s hub, the next step was to remove all walls for greater togetherness. Design experts at Nurzia Construction Corp. recommend going a step further and adding windows to better meld indoors and outdoors.
3. Off-the-shelf plans. Buyers who don’t want to spend time or money for a custom house have another option. House plan companies offer myriad blueprints to modify for site, code, budget, and climate conditions, says James Roche, whose Houseplans.com firm has 40,000 choices. There are lots of companies to consider, but the best bets are ones that are updating layouts for today’s wish lists—open-plan living, multiple master suites, greater energy efficiency, and smaller footprints for downsizers (in fact, Roche says, their plans’ average now is 2,300 square feet, versus 3,500 a few years ago). Many builders will accept these outsiders’ plans, though they may charge to adapt them.
4. Freestanding tubs. Freestanding tubs may conjure images of Victorian-era opulence, but the newest iteration from companies like Kohler shows a cool sculptural hand. One caveat: Some may find it hard to climb in and out. These tubs complement other bathroom trends: open wall niches and single wash basins, since two people rarely use the room simultaneously.
5. Quartzite. While granite still appeals, quartzite is becoming the new hot contender, thanks to its reputation as a natural stone that’s virtually indestructible. It also more closely resembles the most luxe classic—marble—without the drawbacks of staining easily. Quartzite is moving ahead of last year’s favorite, quartz, which is also tough but is manmade…… read the entire article here.
540 Pinella Point
Sweeping lake views and privacy on a cul-de-sac! Easy main floor living with upstairs for guests. Gourmet kitchen with granite, tile backsplash, island and pantry. Lakeside deck, dock and covered deck off house. Enjoy coffee on screened porch. Master w/two walk-ins and updated bath. Family/media room and 1st floor den. Entertain in great room w/wet bar and fireplace. Newer roof, driveway and HVAC!