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Downsizing Considerations - Wright-Patt Realty

People change, lifestyles change, and needs change. And when that happens, you may need to change your home too. Our REALTORS® have helped people find all kinds of homes, no matter what their needs are. For some people, those changes mean they start looking for a bigger home. For others, downsizing is the answer. If you've been wondering if downsizing is right for you, here are some things to consider to help make your decision.

  • You need to decrease your monthly expenses.
    If you're thinking about downsizing because of retirement or changes in your financial situation, you need to consider the monthly cost to continue living in your home. When your monthly income goes down, your current housing costs will take up a larger percentage of your budget. If you don't have a house payment, there are still taxes, insurance, condo or HOA fees, and maintenance to consider. With a smaller space, you can often lower maintenance costs, property taxes, and utility bills. For people in markets where housing and the cost of living are very high, downsizing can be a necessity. 

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Final Walk-Through-Wright-Patt Realty

All the excitement of buying the perfect home after a long and hectic search can be one of the best feelings in the world. In the excitement of the final steps, however, things can be forgotten. We make a point of reminding those about to close on a Beavercreek home for sale to make sure and schedule a final walkthrough about a week before the closing.

This final step helps to ensure that the house you're getting is exactly as promised. This includes making sure agreed-upon items are left behind, such as appliances, and checking that all required repairs have been made. You'll also have a final chance to check for things like infestations and water damage, which may not have been apparent if the previous owners were still living in the house when you toured it. Seven things you will want to examine are:

  1. Exterior. Make sure all the gutters are in good condition, and there isn't any damage from bad weather since originally inspected. Look for missing flowers, trees, and shrubs. Some people actually take these things with them.

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Fishing Areas Around Beavercreek - Wright-Patt Realty

National Go Fishing Day is coming up on June 18th, and if you ever needed an extra excuse to cast a line in the Beavercreek area, this is it! You'll find some truly extraordinary fishing opportunities nearby, and our REALTORS® have a few ideas if you're looking for a place to do some fishing near Beavercreek, Ohio this summer. 

  1. Dominick Lofino Park - 640 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek, OH
    Just a short drive from numerous Beavercreek homes for sale, this quiet park is a perfect place for a family fishing trip. The seven-acre lake at Dominick Lofino Park offers an abundance of bass and panfish, with ample access including a fishing platform and a trail along the shore. The park also offers a playground and picnic area and hosts an annual kids' fishing derby every spring, which is free to enter and offers a great opportunity to introduce the next generation to the sport of fishing.  

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This Old Couch Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

Although Beavercreek is Dayton's second largest suburb, our city retains its small-town charm by embracing local businesses—one of which is This Old Couch, a staple of the Beavercreek community. This store is more than simply a fantastic place to shop for elegant home décor. This Old Couch is a landmark of the community and preserves Beavercreek's past in more ways than one.

Our REALTORS® adore every moment spent strolling through rooms full of home goods, refinished furniture, and vintage antique treasures. If you have yet to visit This Old Couch, you're missing out on one of Beavercreek's best businesses.

This Old Couch: A Community Staple

There's no better feeling than stumbling across a beautiful vintage or antique item that will fit perfectly into your home. Every time a piece of home décor or furniture is upcycled or refinished, it's given a second chance at life within a loving home. Such is the idea behind This Old Couch—breathe life into yesterday's forgotten treasures.

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