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Many birds actually stick around all year long. Here's how you can give them a helping hand during the colder months.

One positive outgrowth of our efforts to quash the pandemic by staying at home has been the explosion of beneficial pastimes such as birdwatching and feeding wild birds. Our avian friends have a tough time these days, with pressures on their survival from development and other environmental factors, so it's a great thing to help them along by feeding them, especially in fall and winter. Learn how you can make the new home you acquired from Beavercreek homes for sale command central in your neighborhood for wild bird care and feeding.

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Just because it's hot out doesn't mean you need to suffer! These Beavercreek ice cream stores have you covered.

New to the neighborhood? As you're settling into the dream home you chose from Beavercreek homes for sale or Xenia homes for sale, you're likely exploring the local businesses. What's more important in the summertime than cooling off with ice cream? Once you've got things put away, we've got some recommendations for your first family outing to the local ice cream store.

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Barista Day is coming up, so be sure to start your day off right by visiting these local businesses!

March 1 has been designated as Barista Day to help celebrate these coffee artists who help us stay well caffeinated and fueled throughout the day. Our REALTORS® recommend grabbing a coffee at one of these local shops around Beavercreek and thanking your barista while you're there:

  • Coffee Hub – 81 E. Main St., Xenia, OH 45385  
    Wherever your coffee preferences lie, chances are excellent you'll find what you're looking for on the Coffee Hub menu. Choose from drip coffee, several types of pour-over, Americano, or latte at the cafe after stopping by some Xenia homes for sale. And if you prefer your coffee cold, you can choose a house-made cold brew, iced Americano, or iced latte. Save room for breakfast or a treat like a peanut butter and jelly or Nutella waffle, a Coffee Hub's Best Darn Apple Fritter, or the customer favorite Giant Cinnamon Roll. Hours are 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

  • EPIC Coffee Shoppe – Castle Hills Shopping Plaza, 22 W. Stroop Rd., Kettering, OH 45429   
    EPIC Coffee Shoppe, located near Kettering homes for sale, is an attractive café that has become an atmospheric destination for coffee lovers. Get your day going with your choice of drinks like the Red Eye (an espresso shot topped with daily brew) or the Royale (espresso over ice cream and raspberry-topped). French pastries are also available, so indulge in one to complete your café experience. Hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

  • Lefty's Eats & Espresso – 2 W. Main St., Fairborn, OH 45324
    The name of Lefty's Eats & Espresso, located near Fairborn homes for sale, says it all since the café serves up plenty of delicious coffee drinks as well as an extensive menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and more. Choose from favorites such as an espresso shot, Americana, latte, or cappuccino and make time for something to eat. If you're going for breakfast, try the Cajun Chicken Scrambled (three scrambled eggs topped with a Cajun-seasoned chicken breast, tomatoes, and a jack/cheddar blend cheese). Or go later in the day to enjoy dishes like crab and shrimp pasta or a Cubano sandwich to go along with your coffee. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Boosalis Baking and Café – Cross Pointe Shopping Center, 175 E. Alex Bell Rd. #280, Centerville, OH 45459
    Boosalis Baking and Cafe may be well known for their baked goods, but they also serve freshly brewed gourmet coffee that's the perfect accompaniment to any of their treats. Their food is made from scratch every day with 100% natural ingredients, so order a salad, sandwich, or French-inspired pastry that's made with European-grade butter. Your choices include a variety of scones — including white chocolate cherry and cranberry orange — each made with pure cream and honey and mixed by hand to make its texture tender. Hours for the café, convenient to Centerville homes for sale, are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Contact Wright-Patt Realty to tour more beautiful properties like Beavercreek homes for sale, and find out about our thriving local shops and businesses that you'll want to visit. 


Winter Weather Hiking - Beavercreek, OH | Wright-Patt Realty

Oh, the weather outside isn't too frightful. In fact, our REALTORS ® love the winter season around Beavercreek. The white snow peacefully blankets our favorite green spaces, inviting us to see a new side to our most traveled trails. Are you looking to get a breath of fresh air in this winter wonderland? Then lace up your boots and enjoy the winter weather on a hike at one of these trails around Beavercreek.

  1. Creekside Reserve — 761 Factory Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45434
    If you've toured any of our Beavercreek homes for sale, then you've probably seen the Little Beaver Creek and Beaver Creek waters flowing downstream. They converge right outside of the aptly named Creekside Reserve. This is known as one of the most beautiful outdoor areas, not only in Beavercreek, but in all of Ohio. The hiking trails will take you through meadows and forests, placing you right alongside the serene Little Beaver Creek.

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Lower Your Heating Bill - Homeownership - Wright-Patt Realty

Wouldn't it be nice to keep the temperature of your home more comfortable this winter and save money on your heating bill in the process? Whether through home improvement projects or simple, smart tips for saving energy around the house, there are plenty of ways to save money on heating during the coldest months. As a bonus, some of the best tips for reducing your heating bill will also help you eliminate drafts and make it easier to keep your home at just the right temperature. Our REALTORS® are here to help you get started with five tips for reducing your heating bill.

  1. Have Your Furnace Serviced Every Year
    Besides the fact that you definitely want your furnace to be working at its best when the cold weather comes, having your furnace serviced annually helps save on heating bills. An experienced pro can check for any issues with your heating system, make sure it's working at maximum efficiency, and help ensure that you have a cozy, comfortable winter. After your furnace is serviced, don't forget to replace the filter every month or as often as is recommended by the manufacturer.

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Under Cabinet Lighting Selection - Wright-Patt Realty

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of any kitchen design, which is why our REALTORS® are always quick to recommend good under cabinet lighting. Installing under cabinet lighting fixtures are a great way to add a touch of elegance to your kitchen. Not only does it make for a great decorative element, but it also helps to make food prep safer and more efficient. Best of all, it's affordable and easy to install. 

Different types of lighting provide various degrees of aesthetics and energy efficiency, so it's important to learn about the different varieties available on the market before choosing the option best for your home. These are the four most popular types of under cabinet lighting:

  • LED Lighting
    LED lighting is the most popular form of under cabinet lighting, but it's also the most expensive. On the plus side, it's also the most energy-efficient, produces less heat, and lasts two to three times longer than other lighting options. LED bulbs produce millions of colors, which creates a pleasing ambiance. They also have dimming capabilities that provide homeowners control over the appropriate level of brightness. We love how some of these Beavercreek homes for sale have incorporated dimmable LED lighting underneath the kitchen cabinets.

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Coffee Shops for Espresso - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

Espresso Day is observed on Monday, November 23, so choose a favorite local coffee shop and get a boost with this rich, powerful coffee drink.
Our REALTORS® suggest trying the following five coffee shops in or near Beavercreek for your next shot of espresso.  

  • Coffee Hub – 3375 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432
    Coffee Hub has served up coffee in the area since 2017, letting you order your brew inside, outside, to go, or through their app if you'd like to save some time. You'll find the shop near Beavercreek homes for sale, and it's known for crafting specialty espresso drinks as well as cold brew and drip coffee. If you're in the mood for tea, you can choose from homemade chai, hot, and iced options. And while you're at it, order a pastry – such as a huge cinnamon roll that takes up the entire plate – to accompany your espresso.

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Wright-Patt AFB History - Wright-Patt Realty

Happy birthday, US Air Force! The Air Force was officially born on September 18, 1947, when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act, which restructured some parts of the military and officially established the US Air Force as a separate branch of the military. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which is such an important part of our community, was also officially established in 1947, although as you'll soon see, the aeronautical pursuits here began much earlier. Our REALTORS® have the details, in our history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

  • Where the Wright Brothers Once Again Took Flight
    The history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base begins long before the base was officially established, when Orville and Wilbur Wright returned to Ohio following their work at Kittyhawk. The Wright brothers continued their aeronautical work at Huffman Prairie Flying Field, which is now part of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, from 1904 to 1905. They used the field to perfect their Wright Flyer, before turning their attention to training pilots at Huffman Prairie Flying Field from 1910 through 1916. Today, you can still find a marker at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on the spot where the Wright Brothers' hangar was located.

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Fairborn Garden Centers

Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal at These Garden Centers

Whether you're preparing to sell or simply want to love the landscape that you come home to every day, the Spring season is the time to get your garden ready in the Beavercreek area. Understanding which plants thrive in our area is the first step, and knowing where to find the best garden centers in Fairborn, Ohio will help you find what you need to add some outstanding curb appeal to your home this year. Our REALTORS® have the details on what grows well in our area, and where to find the best garden centers.

Our Area Is Part of Planting Zone 6A

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Listing Your Home During the Holidays is a Good Idea

Sell Home Holidays
Want to sell your home? While many people wait until spring or summer to sell a home, there are great arguments for listing it during the holidays.

At first, listing your home between Thanksgiving and New Year's might seem like a wacky idea.  However, when you take a closer look, it's easy to see there are plenty of good reasons to sell a home at this time of year.  In the long run, it can help you get the job done faster and secure the sale price you want.

How can that be? Let's review some of the biggest reasons:

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Local Fairborn Family Fun Begins October 20  

Fairborn Ohio Fall Festival
For many living in Fairborn, Ohio, October marks the official kick-off to leaf peeping, high school football, and plenty of fall festivals and events.  One of the year's most exciting events is right around the corner... the Fairborn Halloween Festival and Zombie Walk.

If you like to get into the spirit of Halloween, this is one event you don't want to miss! Our real estate agents have all the details you need to get the most out of one of Fairborn's favorite annual traditions.

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Fairborn Corn Festival
By the time August rolls around, the sweet corn is just about ready to pick in Ohio. So if you like corn on the cob, it's a great time to be alive. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Ohio's favorite crop, but our real estate agents have a clear favorite – the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival in Fairborn, Ohio.

The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival is an annual tradition, now in its 36th year. Timed to coincide with the Faiborn, Ohio area's ample sweet corn harvest, this event is a perfect opportunity to taste some of the best sweet corn in the country, but it's also much, much more. The festival is a fun, family-friendly event that offers a wide range of crafts, games, activities and, of course, food. Here's a sampling of what you can expect this year:

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Winning Fairborn Dream Home
The real estate market is blazing hot these days, and vying for a new home in a competitive real estate market can be complicated. If you're looking for a new home in Fairborn, these five tips from our real estate agents can help you find your dream home and quickly seal the deal.

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Celebrating the Fourth in Fairborn: Where to Find Fireworks Around Fairborn, Ohio 

Watching Fairborn Ohio Fireworks

Can you believe that the Fourth of July is already around the corner? Independence Day is always an important celebration in our corner of Ohio, and a great opportunity for the communities around Fairborn, Ohio to come together for fun, family-friendly special events. There are a ton of great firework displays around Fairborn and our real estate agents are here to help you find the best places to see the action.

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It's All About Location, Location, Location in Fairborn, Ohio

Finding the Right Fairborn Neighborhood for You

When you're buying a house, your long-term happiness with the purchase depends just as much on choosing the right neighborhood as it does on the home itself. Just as with shopping for a home, the best way to shop for the right neighborhood is to roll your sleeves up, do some research and have a bit of fun in the process. Fairborn, Ohio is filled with a diverse collection of vibrant neighborhoods, and our real estate agents have put together some of our best tips for finding a Fairborn neighborhood that you'll love to call your own.

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Sell Your Fairborn Home Checklist
If you're planning on selling your home this year, chances are you're feeling a little overwhelmed. Selling a house is a big task with a lot of steps, but we're here to take some of the stress out of the process. Here is a simple 10-point guide to putting your Fairborn home on the market this year.

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You'll Love Living in Fairborn

Living in Fairborn Ohio

It's fair to say that Fairborn, Ohio is one of the best places in the country to buy a home and put down some roots. Centrally located between Dayton and Springfield, the city's 33,000 residents enjoy a lifestyle that is right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. 

Located nearby is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. One of the nation's most popular and important duty stations, the airmen who staff the base do their part to keep America's skies free and clear of foreign invaders. For soldiers looking to settle down, the US Department of Veterans Affairs does their part to ensure active duty personnel, veterans, and surviving spouses have access to home loans that can make their dreams of owning real estate a reality.

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