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Know How to Stop a Fire Before It Happens

Home Fire Safety Tips

Homes are a huge investment, and like any big investment, you want to protect it. Although it's unpleasant to think about disasters happening, the best prevention is to talk about possibilities and how to make sure they won't occur. The week of October 9th is the National Fire Protection Agency's (NFPA) fire prevention week, which makes it an ideal time to talk about ways to prevent a fire from happening in your home. This year's theme is, "Don't Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,"and smoke alarms are the perfect place to implement your household's fire safety plan.

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Huber Heights:  "America's Largest Community of Brick Homes"

Buy House Huber Heights

Huber Heights is a true Ohio gem. Although historically the city had a distinct industrial edge, the current vibe is more geared toward family living. Known as "America's Largest Community of Brick Homes," people are drawn to Huber Height's smaller-city feel, strong community, and multitude of amenities. With its prime location in the Dayton metro area and its own thriving business center, it's ideal for those who want to be part of a solid economy, yet still have the ability to live in a more neighborhood-oriented area. When you buy a home in Huber Heights, you will have access to great schools, ample jobs and excellent retail and dining opportunities along with several top-notch attractions.

Huber Heights, Ohio is a wonderful place to live, and our team at Wright-Patt Realty is excited to introduce you to the area.

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Sell House Faster Fall Curb Appeal
Add Curb Appeal with These Easy DIY Projects

With its crisp autumn air and colorful fall foliage, fall is the perfect time to sell a house. After months of oppressive summer heat, the crisp fall air provides a welcome relief for buyers as they search for homes. In addition, the lovely fall foliage can make your home look more attractive.

Fall is a prime time for adding curb appeal to your home. The cool weather makes it pleasant to work on outdoor projects. Help your home stand out this fall with these easy DIY projects from our team of real estate agents at Wright-Patt Realty, Inc.

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Buying a House on a Buget
Shopping for a home is always a matter of balancing priorities and that starts with setting a budget that truly represents your purchasing power. If you're a first-time home-buyer looking for a deal or just someone with a firm budget in mind, you're not alone. Affordability is a major priority for many home shoppers, and you can absolutely find a home you'll love that also fits comfortably into your budget – as long as you're willing to roll up your sleeves and put in the necessary effort. Trust us, it's worth it.

Our team at Wright-Patt Realty will share our best tips for finding a budget-friendly home that you'll be proud to call your own.

Buying on a Budget: Money-Saving Tips for First-Time Home Shoppers

  • Prepare to Compromise – You don't necessarily have to sacrifice quality to shop on a budget, but it's important set your priorities ahead of time so that you'll know where you'll be comfortable making a compromise. If you want to live in a popular neighborhood, you may have to purchase "less" house than you would otherwise in order to make the numbers work. If square-footage and yard space are priorities, shopping in small towns will allow you to get more for your money.
  • Look for Superficial Flaws – No home is perfect, and identifying the right imperfections can save you a ton of money. Superficial flaws usually relate to appearance, and these types of flaws can often be addressed DIY or contracted out for minimal cost. If a home is in great structural shape with updated electrical and plumbing systems, then a few (easily repaired) aesthetic flaws can actually save you quite a bit of money. If a home looks great but has serious, underlying flaws, then the opposite is true.
  • Lighten Up on Location – Locking in on a specific neighborhood or town can make it tough to find the best combination of appeal and affordability, so it's better to cast a wide net. Living in less populated nearby suburbs is a great way to stay close to your favorite city, while saving significantly on home costs. And if you enjoy small-town life, you can often save a ton by shopping in towns that are off the beaten path.
  • Offer Away – One of the biggest challenges in shopping for affordable homes is that there will always be other shoppers who have the same priorities, so you'll often have competition for the best budget homes. That's why it's smart to make offers on a number of homes that match your needs, so that you'll have options even if someone outbids you for your first choice.
  • Be Ready to Pounce – Sometimes, a home costs less for reasons that have little to do with its location or condition. Or a home that does need some work is fresh on the market, and priced to move as quickly as possible. It helps tremendously to have your finances in order before you start getting serious about making offers, so that you can capitalize quickly if you find an especially good deal.

Contact Wright-Patt Realty, Inc.

Our final tip: Rely on your real estate agent! The right agent can make all the difference in finding a home that fits your budget, and your timeline. Contact our team at Wright-Patt Realty for everything you need to find the right home in and around the Wright-Patterson Afb real estate area.