Road Closed

Per the Maumee Police Department,
The 100 block of West Broadway, between Conant Street and Allen Street, in front of St Joseph’s Church and school, will be closed  on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, for the installation of an air conditioning/heating unit on the roof of the new building using a crane.

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Winter Events

November 27th – Santa’s Arrival at The Shops at Fallen Timbers

November 28th – Holiday Hustle and Parade starting on Ford St. at 6:30pm

December 5th and 12th – Breakfast with Santa at Granite City

December 6th – Member’s Holiday Open House at The Walcott House

December 12th – Toledo Jingle Bell Run

December 15th – International Cat Show at the Lucas County Rec. Center

December 22nd – Last Day of School for Christmas Break for Maumee Schools

December 27th – 30th – Maumee Bay Winter Carnival

January 4th- First Day back to School for Maumee Schools

February 28th- CommUNITY Film Festival

510 W. John, Maumee

SOLD

510 W. John

Hard to find downtown Maumee ranch! Worry free brick exterior with vinyl windows. Shining hardwood floors. Full basement provides lots of storage and potential additional living space. Get cozy in front of the fireplace in the family room with cove ceilings. Good cupboard space in the eat-in kitchen with new flooring. Large bedrooms with good closet space will accommodate your furniture. Updated tiled bathroom. Huge 2.5 car garage. Well landscaped fenced yard with patio. Stainless steel kitchen appliances, washer and dryer included. Greet neighbors from charming front porch. Meticulously maintained!

www.510johnst.danberry.com

Maumee High School play – Zoinks! A Zombie Comedy

This weekend, November 20th – 22nd in the Performing Arts Center at Maumee High School, Zoinks! A Zombie Comedy will be performed live by students.

Tickets will be priced at $5.00 per student, $10.00 per adult, and senior citizens with a Golden Panther Card are welcomed free of charge. A dessert reception for senior citizens who make a reservation is offered before the November 20th performance from 6:15pm – 7pm. The reception is also free and participants will need to R.S.V.P by the 18th.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7pm.

Sunday’s performance begins at 2:30pm.

Be Prepared to Sell

Getting your home ready for a sale can be more than painting and decluttering. Here are a few more things that you could be doing to make your home more appealing to sellers.

1. Get your carpets cleaned. 

Years of spills and high traffic do a number on your carpet. Add in some pets and your carpet is less than appealing to potential buyers. Getting your carpets cleaned will give your home a fresh look and a neutral smell. If you happen to have wood floors underneath your carpeting you should consider taking the carpet out completely. Many buyers prefer wood floors and would like to see the condition of the wood.

2. Freshen up your first impressions.

Replace your house numbers. Try a new more modern font or paint your current numbers in a bright welcoming color. Buy a new mailbox if your current one has seen better days and maybe add some flowers or other subtle landscaping around it. It’s also important to make sure your entry way is tidy. Don’t leave shoes or mail or extra keys laying around. You don’t want to welcome buyers into your home with clutter.

3. Update your kitchen.

A quick inexpensive way to give your kitchen an update is to get new knobs and pulls for your cabinets and drawers. The new finishes will give an appeal to your kitchen that buyers will appreciate.

4. Organize your closets.

Having a neatly organized closet gives the illusion of more space. Try taking half of the items in your closet out and arrange the remains contents in an attractive orderly fashion.

5. Give your deck a makeover.

If you have a deck or patio, you should make it look as inviting as possible. Add some fashionable pillows and cushions to your patio furniture, and some potted plants or flowers. If it’s winter be sure to keep these areas shoveled so you can show them off.

Selling your Tenant – Occupied Property.

Deciding to sell your tenant-occupied property, a house that someone else calls home, is much different from selling your personal home. No matter what type of tenant you have, it pays to know your landlord rights as well as your renters’.

If your tenant is on a month-to-month lease

Look up the laws of your state to see how much notice you need to give your tenant to vacate. Most states usually have a 30- or 60-day notice requirement.

Send a letter to your tenant letting he/she know when their tenancy ends.

Give them a specific move – out day and ask that your tenants please remove all their stuff by that day and leave the keys on the kitchen counter.

You could wait until your tenant has moved out to show the place. Or, if your lease allows, you can show the property with your tenant still in it. The best way to do this is to talk to your tenant about the situation beforehand and hope that they are on board to be helpful and then be sure to give them 24 hour notice  before so that the tenant has the time to prepare the home for showing.

If your tenant is on a fixed-term lease

Unless your lease has an early termination clause that allows you to end the lease in a certain amount of days after closing, your tenant will get to live out the lease period, assuming the tenant has not violated the terms of the lease. If your tenant failed to pay rent or violated any other lease terms, you can terminate the lease early. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until the lease is up to sell the property. Try giving a break on rent if your tenant cooperates, meaning he not only agrees to showings, but also keeps the place uncluttered and tidy before prospective buyers come to look at the property.

Sell to an investor

Another great option if you want to sell immediately but your tenant still has a ways to go on the lease, you could market the property to investors who are happy to have a tenant already in. This might be a tougher sale because you’d be limiting your market, but the new owner would need to honor the tenant’s current lease.

Pay your tenant to leave

If you really want to sell the place without the hassle of dealing with a tenant, you could pay your tenant to leave. So how much should you offer?

Search to see what rents are going for in your area. If typical rents are higher than you’ve been charging, offer them an amount to cover the difference in price for the number of months left on the lease. You might want to consider offering to pay moving costs as well. If your tenant won’t budge, throw in some extra money to help pay the security deposit on a new place. In the end, if your tenant doesn’t want to accept the cash you offer, you might just have to wait.

Sell the property to your tenant

If your tenant really doesn’t want to leave, ask whether he wants to buy the property. If he can’t get a mortgage, consider seller financing. With seller financing you’ll be the seller and the lender, letting your tenant make payments to you.

Maumee Uptown Business Association’s Holiday Open House

Several local Maumee Businesses will be participating in the Maumee Uptown Business Association’s Holiday Open House on Sunday November, 8th. The Event takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and ends with a free screening of the movie Elf at the Maumee Indoor Theater. Many businesses will be offering discounts and giveaways to help you jump start your holiday shopping while kids are offered treats and games. To name a few, there will be a coloring contest at Sunshine Studios, free ice cream at Jacky’s Depot and Santa will be available to take any Christmas requests at Georgette’s Grounds. Come join in the fun and get a few deals on early gifts!

Snow Emergencies

As we enter in to the snowy winter season it is important to know the details of our three levels of snow emergencies.

LEVEL ONE –

Hazardous roadways with blowing and drifting snow. Icy roads.

LEVEL TWO –

Extreme blowing and drifting snow and ice on the roads. No one should be out on the roads unless absolutely necessary. Citizens should contact employers before heading to work to see if you are still required to report to work.

LEVEL THREE –

All roads closed to public. Emergency vehicle traffic only. An employee may request that all essential employees report to work. All other traffic may be subject to arrest.