Congratulations on finding your dream house among Beavercreek homes for sale. We're glad you got a loan, and everything is working out so you can buy your home. No doubt your real estate agent has talked to you about all the costs attendant to the loan you're getting for the house, including the down payment and now closing costs. Perhaps you have a general idea about what closing costs are. But how about going into these costs a little deeper so you'll know what to expect.
Here's what our REALTORS® have to say about closing costs.
When you choose a house from Beavercreek homes for sale, you're moving into a place with the feel of a small town but with all the perks of a bigger community. The Beavercreek area also has an air of spaciousness, where you don't feel crowded but can enjoy your home on a generous-sized lot, and surrounding it all, plenty of parks and older mature trees and shade. Plus, there are ample businesses, as well as lots of venues for dining and recreation. Sound enticing? Our REALTORS® think it is and want to share five of the coolest things we love about Beavercreek.
You've got an offer on your listing among Beavercreek homes for sale. But is it a good one? Fortunately, there are some ways you can tell if an offer on a house you're selling is the right one.
Let's explore what our REALTORS® advise when assessing how good an offer on your home might be.
No place is perfect, but some places come closer than others. Like Beavercreek. Word is getting out about the many pluses of living in the Beavercreek community and, of course, the great choice of houses from Beavercreek homes for sale. It's a growing community, for sure, for myriad reasons — and we'd suggest that this is a fantastic time to move here. But let's take a closer look at these reasons compiled by our REALTORS® on why Beavercreek is the right place for you.
When listing your home among Beavercreek homes for sale, you'll get all kinds of advice on setting your price. Be wary, because your well-intentioned friends and family may be passing on some really bad advice. In fact, the best thing you can do is to trust an experienced Realtor to help you set the right price to sell.
Our REALTORS® have some pointers for you on avoiding these pricing mistakes.
December usually offers many opportunities for the family or for singles and friends to get out and about town. For those contemplating settling or already settled in Beavercreek homes for sale, there's so much to do within a short distance. Our REALTORS® are happy to share some of their favorite Beavercreek activities for December.
House shopping for your family among Beavercreek homes for sale? Whether you have kids or are planning on starting a family, on top of everything else you need to be vigilant about, you'll need to look for a home and a neighborhood that are family-friendly. Those with infants and small children will, of course, have different needs than those with older kids, but it will be important to think about growing into a home with an older family if you're planning on staying put.
So many things to consider! Fortunately, our REALTORS® have put together a helpful list of things to look out for when you're house shopping with the kids in mind.
There's a lot to love about your Beavercreek neighborhood and nearby, and not the least are the numerous shops in close proximity where you can find just the right holiday gift for your loved ones. You no doubt knew when you were shopping among Beavercreek homes for sale that you'd enjoy exploring the area and getting to know the fantastic shops and stores. Our REALTORS®, who are well known for their knowledge of our Beavercreek area, are happy to share some of their best finds with you and your neighbors.
No one wants their home to smell bad. Unfortunately, Americans spend a small fortune annually trying to mask odors with fragrances, be it in the bathroom, kitchen, or elsewhere. We burn scented candles; we buy pricey scent dispensers, or we purchase expensive "patented process" odor elimination systems to do the heavier jobs.
But the good news for those shopping Beavercreek homes for sale or for those who already live in Beavercreek is that you can expel household odors naturally. Our REALTORS® can suggest several natural means for deodorizing your home, so let's get started.
If you recently moved to the Beavercreek area, you may not have had much time to explore your new neighborhood. We're delighted to tell you that among the other amenities to be found near Beavercreek homes for sale are some very fine local breweries. So if local ales and lagers are your thing, you've settled in the right place.
Our REALTORS® always have great advice for our clients on buying or selling a home, but they're also knowledgeable about the area. Here are a few suggestions on where to get started along the local ale and lager trail.
Is this your first time owning a home? Congratulations. It's an adventure, as our REALTORS® like to explain to our clients. As you settle into the house you chose from Beavercreek homes for sale, you're probably aware there's going to be some maintenance that is all part of home ownership. It's best to be prepared for all the tasks at hand, which will mean buying some gear to get you going.
Let's have a look at some of those chores you're likely to be tackling.
Whether you're looking at Beavercreek homes for sale or you already live close by, we just want you to know how much fun Halloween can be in the neighborhood. You don't have to drive very far to discover tons of spooky fun for all ages on our local Fright Night -- and because Halloween falls on a Monday this year, some events are taking place the weekend prior. Whether you opt for full regalia with a scary, heroic, or whimsical costume or just wear a mask and street clothes, you're guaranteed to enjoy our local frightful Halloween season.
So let's get started by having a look at what our REALTORS® are suggesting for your Halloween fun.
If the thought of a home appraisal makes you break out in hives when you're negotiating the sale of your home, join the club. You want the appraiser to confirm that your home is indeed worth what you're asking. If the appraisal doesn't match the asking price, the buyer and the seller may have trouble making a deal.
While preparing for a home appraisal can be a stressful undertaking, organizing your preparations can help ensure the home appraiser views your property favorably. Here are some tips for getting ready to have your home appraised when you list it among Beavercreek homes for sale.
Seems like there's "National Day of ..." for just about everything these days, so it's no surprise there's a day for everybody's favorite Italian dish — pasta! It's October 17, so if you're a pasta fan, why not celebrate on the 17th (that's a Monday, so you might want to step out the weekend prior) by getting out and about and sampling Beaverbrook's finest pasta eateries?
There's really no better way to get to know the environs around Beaverbrook homes for sale than by making a foray every month —trying out new restaurants, drinking establishments, cultural venues, or wherever.
Buying a house in the current marketplace offers significant challenges: high prices, rising mortgage rates, and a scarcity of homes on the market. Among the many concerns buyers may have is that once they've found a house they want, the sale could fall through. Fortunately, fewer than 4 percent of home sales collapse, according to the online real estate marketplace Trulia. But, it still happens.
If you've got a house in your sights among Beavercreek homes for sale, you need to be aware of what can precipitate a failed home sale. Happily, our REALTORS® are available to warn you of the pitfalls. Here are some.
Most of us can't imagine a day without our coffee. In fact, many of us have a huge challenge even starting the day without a stout cup of joe. So we can well understand why there should be a day set aside to honor America's favorite drink: National Coffee Day, scheduled for Sept. 29.
We always think the change of seasons is a good time for a thorough cleaning of the home. We're not talking the weekly once-over most of us are used to, but rather that once-a-year deep cleaning where you get out the cobwebs, the dust, the grime, and make your house sparkle. Perhaps you didn't know it, but there's actually a science to deep cleaning. There's a right way and some not-so-great ways to go about cleaning.
Almost everyone loves fried rice. This simple side dish has become somewhat westernized through the years, making use of rice that's a day or two old and then throwing in such added ingredients such as egg, tofu, pork, shrimp, vegetables, and sauces. It's easy to make, but we're also used to getting it as a side dish when we order Asian foods, either while dining in or in takeout.
Now we can make a really big deal of this rather humble dish by celebrating National Fried Rice Day on Sept. 20. As you're settling into that home you bought from Beavercreek homes for sale, you may want to take a break for some takeout Chinese, including some tasty fried rice, to celebrate National Fried Rice Day. How about trying one of these choice establishments to get your fried rice fix? They come highly recommended by our REALTORS®.
When you're ready to sell your house, probably the first thing you'll do is find a real estate agent. But how do you know you've found the right real estate agent? It starts with asking the right questions — but how do you know what questions to ask an agent about listing your home among Beavercreek homes for sale?
Our REALTORS® have some great advice for you, based on their years of experience and their knowledge of the Beavercreek area. So let's look at the questions you should ask the person you enlist to sell your home.
During late summer in Beavercreek, we cling to being outdoors, enjoying every precious moment before the chilly winds of fall blow. One of the best ways to savor the "outdoors" in an urban setting is to dine outside on a restaurant patio. What's not to like about breathing in the fresh air at one of your favorite restaurants, reveling in a night out with family and friends? After all, it's a thing we may have hesitated to do over the last couple of years.
So let's get outside and get going. Here are some great choices near that home you settled in from Beavercreek homes for sale.
You're ready to sell your home, so you've been weighing just how much you should put into repairs and upgrades so you can get a good price. Perhaps you're unsure which kinds of upgrades are likely to pay off when you're bargaining with a potential buyer. Here's where knowing something about ROI, or return on investment, can help boost the sale price of Beavercreek homes for sale, including yours.
Read on for some good advice from our REALTORS®.
You've likely heard about ROI. You know it's got to do with how much you invest in a renovation and how much you can ask for it when you're selling your home. But does investing in a renovation mean you can recoup the outlay when you're ready to sell? Mmm, not necessarily.
Here's the formula. The contractor charges you between $1500 and $3500 for the installation of insulation in a 2000-sq. ft. attic. This is, by the way, one of the best improvements you can make for selling your home, but we'll get to why in a moment. Anyway, the price will depend on whether you are leaving old insulation in place or yanking it all out before you install the new. It also depends on how accessible your attic is, and other factors. Let's say your cost is $3000. Your real estate agent says you can increase the selling price by $3500, with $500 as your investment gain.
Subtract the cost from gains. Then divide that $500 gain by the original cost. That/s $500 divided by $3500, which equals a 14 percent return on investment. Hey, congratulations. You made money.
Well, maybe. Unfortunately, the money we put into renovations doesn't necessarily come back in full when we sell our home. Here's a bummer of a stat: homeowners generally recoup only 64 percent of their outlay for a renovation. So says Remodeling Magazine.
The fact is, renovation ROIs can be great or not so much. So the key is knowing which ones are best to invest in. In general, lower-cost renovations tend to pay off better. Here's a list of ROI recommendations:
Here are some additional projects that will help you sell your home.
Got questions on ROI you'd like to discuss? Contact Wright-Patt Realty today.
Hurray for tasty fajitas: one of the best Mexican-inspired dishes you can prepare in your new home from Beavercreek homes for sale. Don't have time to prepare fajitas, despite the fact they're relatively simple to make? Never fear. Why not make it a point to find the best fajitas in your new neighborhood, and why not celebrate your find on August 18, National Fajita Day?
In Ohio, we make the most of summer — entertaining, vacationing, enjoying the warm weather in general, but also doing all those projects that require our attention. Even before you bought your house from Beavercreek homes for sale, you probably were making a list of must-dos, and no doubt you've been working on them ever since. But it's wise to start with those home improvement fixes that can actually save you money. Let's have a look at some of the recommendations from our REALTORS®.
If you're looking at Beavercreek homes for sale for a place to hang your hat, good for you. Beavercreek has so much to offer in the way of local schools, dining, entertainment, recreation, and more. And it probably doesn't come as a surprise to you that Beavercreek offers some very fine outdoor settings. Just drive around and check out the many parks for walking, cycling, and enjoying nature.
More homeowners are discovering the beauty of living life organically. Not only are they taking care to cook and eat foods that are not overly processed and doused with synthetic chemicals, but they're also paying attention to what they wear and bring into their homes, avoiding volatile organic compounds and other hazardous substances whenever possible. So it's only natural that they would follow up with organic gardening and lawn care.
Perhaps you're ready to dispense with harsh chemicals when it comes to caring for your lawn. After all, you fell in love with the dream home you found with Beavercreek homes for sale, and you'd like to create a healthful haven indoors and outside for you and your family.
Whether you're just shopping for Beavercreek homes for sale or Xenia homes for sale, or you've recently moved into one, you're going to want to know more about the neighborhood. Our REALTORS® are thrilled to make recommendations about what to see and where to go in Greene County. One of our favorite excursions is to local historical sites.
Let's take a look at some of the best places to get to know local history.
Have you thought about transforming your outdoor space into a living space? No need to add on another room; extend where you live and enjoy eating, drinking, and just being in the outdoor area of your property.
If you've already done so, maybe it's time for an upgrade, as our long Ohio winters can take a toll on our home's exterior areas. It may be high time for a redo of your patio or outdoor dining area/kitchen. What's more, if you're thinking of listing your home among Beavercreek homes for sale, an upgrade will help boost your home's value.
If you've been shopping Beavercreek homes for sale, then you probably know there are some fabulous properties available in this town. But you may also be wondering what it's like to live in Beavercreek. We don't blame you. You want everything to be just right for your family in the town you choose.
It's fun to dream about the kind of home you want to buy someday. Who doesn't like trawling through the real estate listings, making notes about those that match your idea of the ideal home, and wondering, could we afford this? That's fine as long as you're just entertaining yourself, but once you're serious about home ownership, this is not the first step to take. If you're really ready to take the plunge, put the shopping among Beavercreek homes for sale on hold and head over to your mortgage lender.
Buying a first home is a momentous occasion. But as you're probably aware, the buying process is not just about trawling through the real estate listings and scheduling tours of homes. Before you ever set foot in a home you might like to buy, you need to think about financing. That's right: It's the unglamorous but essential part of buying a home. In simple terms, how are you going to pay for it?
Far too many prospective home buyers march forth in Lalaland, convincing themselves that they'll slap down a minimal down payment and figure out the financials later down the line. Those who take this tack can be in for some unpleasant surprises. We strongly suggest you square away how you will pay for that house you love among Beavercreek homes for sale before you even start shopping.
Here's some valuable information on down payments, and more, compiled by our REALTORS®.
Is biking an essential recreational activity for you and your family? If that's the case, look no further than Beavercreek homes for sale for your next home, complete with abundant biking trails nearby.
We don't blame you for counting biking among the essentials you'd like to enjoy in close proximity to your new home. Cycling is fun, it's good exercise, and it's a great way to get around and see your neighborhood, without increasing your carbon footprint. Cycling has also never been more popular, so bikes abound in the marketplace — including the popular e-bike, designed for those who like a little boost when going uphill.
To help you out, our REALTORS® put their heads together and compiled a list of some of the best cycling venues in our area. So hop on your bike and let's ride!
If you're poised to list your home among Beavercreek homes for sale or Centerville homes for sale, your real estate agent has probably given you the lowdown on appraisals. Just to reprise what you probably were told: 1. If you really need to know how much your home is worth, you may have to order your own appraisal; and 2. A potential buyer may need to order an appraisal on your home to see if it's worth what you're asking for it. They can then seek a loan for the amount that you're asking if the appraisal figure agrees with it.
Regardless of whether this is your appraisal or your potential buyer's, you will need to get ready and put your best foot forward. What kinds of things will be looked at for an appraisal? This isn't exactly a staging, but it has aspects of that process. For now, the appraisal prep step is more like a general sprucing up. So let's roll up our sleeves and get busy.
Have you just moved into a home or are you thinking of buying one from Beavercreek homes for sale or Centerville homes for sale? Maybe you've already started exploring to see what's available nearby: these neighborhoods have a lot to offer in the way of entertainment, dining, and other amenities.
Spring is the time of renewal in nature, so why not take on some renewing home improvement projects with the change of season? Maybe you've just moved into the home you chose from Beavercreek homes for sale, or you've been in your home a while, and are thinking about what to do to attract buyers when you list it. Whatever the reason, make the most of our nice spring weather and get going on some easy home improvement projects.
Getting involved in the arts venues in your new neighborhood is just one of the paths to adventure near Beavercreek homes for sale. Whether you're artistic and eager to get hands-on instruction, you're looking to participate in local shows, or you just enjoy gazing at and possibly acquiring works from local craftsmen and artists, your Beavercreek neighborhood has plenty to offer. Read on and see what our REALTORS® have rounded up for your interest in the arts.
If the landscape around the house you bought from Beavercreek homes for sale is lacking, then you have an excellent opportunity to bring it to vibrant life this year. While planting shrubs, trees, and perennials in the fall is preferable, so they can develop a good root system during the cold months, spring can still be a good time to plant. So how to get started?
Have you and your dog been getting all the exercise you need over the winter? Now that spring is on the wing in our part of the world, it'll soon be the perfect time to resume or even to lengthen those dog walks. If you've been confining your walks to the neighborhood, you can boost adventure time by visiting some new walking and other dog-centered venues. Happily, the home you acquired from Beavercreek homes for sale has plenty of those nearby and even several in the region you can drive to.
It's a momentous occasion when you're ready to become a first-time buyer of a home. But hold on just a minute before you make that offer on that house you love from Beavercreek homes for sale. Our REALTORS® have some important tips to share that could help the process of buying your first home go a lot smoother.
Golfer's Day, set for April 10, may not mean much to non-golfers, but it's a good excuse to learn more about this venerable sport while expanding your explorations of your Beavercreek neighborhood. Where better to start your golf adventures than at Beavercreek Golf Club, conveniently located near Beavercreek homes for sale? If you're a seasoned golfer, you're in for some fun times; if you're a novice, you won't need to go far to learn some skills.
As you settle into the home you bought from Beavercreek homes for sale, you may be wondering what's to do in the neighborhood. You probably checked out the scene when you were evaluating neighborhoods to live in, but since then you've likely been busy moving, with all that entails, and haven't had time to get out on the town. In case you're not sure where to go, we've got a few recommendations for where to start your explorations. So take a break one afternoon and see what's going on in your Beavercreek neighborhood.
Ready for a remodel but don't know where to start? We feel your pain. In fact, our real estate staff works with home shoppers and sellers to improve their properties among Beavercreek homes for sale, and we are often asked for advice on the topic. So read on and let our REALTORS® share some of their suggestions for getting a handle on home improvement projects.
You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day near Beavercreek homes for sale. Come one, come all and raise a glass in honor of Ireland's patron saint — a monk who was probably responsible for the Christianization of the ancient Picts and Anglo Saxons of the Celtic countries. These days celebration of the venerable saint has less to do with religion and more to do with just kicking up your heels, Irish or not. In the last couple of decades, the March 17 celebration has taken wing and expanded to welcome anyone who enjoys embracing all things Irish.
Choosing the right flooring for your home will set the tone for each room. Our REALTORS® understand that when you buy a home, you may want to make a few changes that will make your new home your own. Changing or upgrading the flooring is sometimes the first step a new homeowner will take simply because it is easier to install while the home is still empty. If you want to transform your home you found among Beavercreek homes for sale, the following are the top five flooring trends for 2022.
Sometimes finding the right Valentine's Day gift can be a challenge. You want something meaningful, but you also need to find the time to shop around. Luckily, Valentine's Day is practically synonymous with sweets and chocolates. Candy and other sweet treats aren't the most original gift ideas, but nobody is going to complain when they're receiving delectable, hand-crafted candy. If you still need to find a gift this month, Our REALTORS® love these one-stop shops for finding delicious Valentine's sweet treats.
American consumers are living in an unprecedented time when you can get just about anything you can think of to eat anytime. But is that a good thing? Maybe for certain segments of the food industry, but maybe not for those of us who value freshness and peak nutrients in our food.
One way to get to know your new Beavercreek neighborhood might be visiting local attractions and taking pictures, either to post on social media or to curate your own photography for display. You may not have realized it when you were shopping for Beavercreek homes for sale, but your area has some diverse and photo-worthy outdoor venues. Take the family out for fun and adventures, or just take yourself, and explore new places to walk, run, shop, dine, or get in tune with the outdoors.
Our REALTORS® are thrilled to share some of the top places to go in and around Beavercreek to snap some images.
People make New Year's resolutions about all manner of things, from losing weight to paying off credit cards to learning how to speak Mandarin (if you're not already a Mandarin speaker). There's something about that magical Jan. 1 date that invites us to resolve to do some special things differently as a new year beckons.
Well, how about home improvement resolutions? You've settled into your dream home from Beavercreek homes for sale, so could anything be more worthy of your time, attention, and hard work? The good news is the resolutions don't have to be expensive to implement. You can even do more than one. Resolve, for instance, to clean out the attic. That may be a big chore. But you might also resolve to do something simple, like changing your furnace filter every month.
Opting for a vegan lifestyle can be a challenge. Although veganism is growing worldwide, it can still be difficult to find vegan fare in restaurants. That means avoiding foods cooked in meat-based broths, or foods served with dairy products or even honey.
Every year, color experts and paint companies announce their top picks for the color of the year. These colors are based on trends from fashion, pop culture, technology, and design. Why should you be interested in colors of the year? These colors aren't just the same old tired shades of yesteryear. Say you want a white: colors of the year whites will astonish with nuances of white that you never dreamed possible. Same with greens, blues, browns, and more.
Get ready to paint in the house you moved into from Beavercreek homes for sale, once you check out the fabulous colors below.
If you're thinking about buying a house from Beavercreek homes for sale, you may count your proximity to nice venues for dining as an important selling point. If you already live in Beavercreek, maybe you aren't yet familiar with all the cozy places for having a meal and a drink. Fortunately, our REALTORS® are on top of things and are happy to share with you their tips for enjoying the winter season by going out for a nice drink and some comfort food at a nearby restaurant. Read on.
You don't have to blow the budget to decorate your home for the holidays. If you've been out cruising Beavercreek homes for sale, maybe you've noticed some of the delightful holiday ornaments and wreaths on display. And guess what? Some of these are actually made by hand. This also goes for decorations inside the home, such as pine cone baskets, paper projects, a Christmas gingerbread house, and so much more. Our REALTORS® have compiled some groovy projects to get you in the holiday spirit.
Holiday Crafts to Make at Home
Winter can be fun for the family or your Yuletide visitors, if you're willing to get out and about and make the most of holiday entertainment, workshops, and just cool things to do close to Beavercreek homes for sale. So have a look at this list put together by our REALTORS®. We're betting there's more than one venue you'll enjoy.
Lucky you: you've got a fireplace mantel, and with it, an opportunity to create a jazzy focal point in the living room of the home you chose from Beavercreek homes for sale. But you're having trouble getting started. Overly busy fireplace mantels make you cringe, while mantels too sparsely decorated seem anemic and unimaginative.
There are all sorts of reasons to shop locally. It's a convenient drive from the Beavercreek homes for sale and Xenia homes for sale where you're considering buying a new home. It reduces your carbon footprint by cutting down on driving. You're supporting local businesses and investing in your community. Plus, if you shop at local shows and shops, you're likely to find unique items not available elsewhere and possibly at a good price.
So many of us are tentatively thinking about hosting holiday parties and get-togethers again. Trouble is, we've been cooped up for a while and forgotten the protocol. Never fear. Our REALTORS® are right on target for holiday etiquette and present these tips to help you get back in the swing.
It's cooling down in Ohio, so with lower temperatures and all the attendant features of fall — swirling leaves, gusting winds, and chilly precip — it's time for soup. Sure, you can take the time, buy the ingredients, and make your own, but why not get to know your new Beavercreek neighborhood by making the rounds at local restaurants and ordering soup?
Maybe you're getting ready to do some holiday decorating in the home you chose from Beavercreek homes for sale. Instead of tearing yourself away from your chores to cook, get out of the house and sample the local soup offerings, either takeout or dine in.
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.
You just can't beat Ohio for enjoyable fall weather. New England may get most of the props for fall color, but as our REALTORS® in the Beavercreek area are thrilled to tell you, you don't have to go that far to enjoy fall color and a bracing walk. Whether you've just moved into the house you bought from Beavercreek homes for sale or Xenia homes for sale, or you're listing your home and need a bit of a break while you pack up your house in preparation for your next move, a walk in one of our beautiful Greene County parks is just what you need to get the blood circulating and to clear your head.
The pandemic may have put a damper on fall get-togethers last year, but this year organizers of fall fun in the area that includes Springboro homes for sale are making up for lost time. Fall festivals and pumpkin patches offer great venues for family get-togethers, with hayrides, haunted houses, scary (or not) face painting, pumpkin patch photos, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, and more.
Our REALTORS® suggest you take some time off from the moving-in chores and get everyone together for some cool-season attractions. Here are some places and events worth getting out on the town for in the Springboro area.
If it's October, then you know it's pumpkin season. Everywhere we turn, there are pumpkin foods, decor, and crafts — in shops, on front porches, at the kids' schools, and of course, in the house you found from Beavercreek homes for sale. No doubt your family can't wait to see what kind of pumpkin wizardry you'll come up with this year, so let's not disappoint them. Here are several novel projects our REALTORS® have sourced from bloggers, designers, decorators, and artisans to bring out the best in those lovely pumpkins, gigantic or mini, you're bringing home this year.
Fall weather is currently pretty mild, which means right now is the perfect time to start winter-proofing your home. Milder weather gives you the chance to get the work done before harsh winter temperatures roll in. Beavercreek homes for sale see some beautiful winters, but that doesn't mean winters are harmless. So, where should you focus your time? Here are the top winter-proofing tasks that should be on your checklist according to our REALTORS®.
Now that you're settling in the dream house you chose from Beavercreek homes for sale, it's time to get to know the neighborhood. What better way to explore your new surroundings than by checking out the best coffee locations in the area? You'll not only get to rate the java mojo in the various shops, but you may also create a new network of friends that will enrich your experience in your new locale.
Here are some of our most-favored coffee joints to sample.
Don't you just love the way those renovation shows on cable TV get us all revved up to knock out walls, rewire electricity, or replace our old wooden floors with something "easy to clean"? The slick stars of the home reno world sure make it look easy. Unfortunately, they also encourage fledgling DIY-ers to tackle more than they should. Sure, you may have beginner or middling skills that will get better with time, but unless you're a near pro, don't touch that wall. Or electrical wires. Or floor.
Aping the examples of the TV renovators is just one kind of home improvement pitfall to avoid. Sometimes, the worst advice issues forth from friends and family, and unless you're well-grounded in the skills you need to improve the home you'll be listing among Beavercreek homes for sale, you could damage your home, and then require someone to fix your mistakes.
As you tour Beavercreek homes for sale and Oakwood homes for sale this fall in search of your dream home, you may also be wondering what's going on in the neighborhood. You'll be pleased to find lots of exciting activities for you and the family, all within easy driving distance. These venues are a great way to get to know more about your new locale, as well as to possibly meet some of your neighbors. You'll also find exploring the local events calendar a fine way to get the family out of the house, away from the electronic screen, and into local adventures.
Can we ever have enough storage space? Most of us somehow make do, but if you're thinking of listing your home with Beavercreek homes for sale you may want to show potential buyers that you've come up with some solutions for a shortage of storage space that will satisfy their concerns.
If there were a storage space genie, you'd likely be wishing for a basement, attic, huge walk-in closets, and deep kitchen cabinets with space that goes into another dimension. It's terrific if you've got the means to make some of these changes, particularly if you plan to stay in your home for a while. Otherwise, maybe you could use some storage advice.
Fortunately, our REALTORS® have come up with some clever fixes for maximizing storage without going through a major renovation.
One of the many benefits of buying a dream home from Beavercreek homes for sale is that you're within easy driving distance of several excellent restaurants that feature food from around the world. You'll have the advantage of ordering different fare every week, just as you're winding down from the day at work or from getting your new home in order. Take a trip around the globe just by sampling the delicious fare in your neighborhood.
As you search for your new home among Beavercreek homes for sale, no doubt you imagine the possibilities with each house you tour. While touring, most of us wish we had a tad more interior design skills under our belt; it would sure help when trying to picture design changes that could make the home speak more to our own design style.
But just what is your interior design style? Fortunately, there are ways to discover it without getting a degree or hiring a professional to guide you. Our REALTORS® have some great tips for helping home shoppers discover their inner interior designer.
Considering making one of these Beavercreek homes for sale your forever home? We'll help make your decision a lot easier. Our REALTORS® are experts at finding a home that's the perfect fit for you and your family, but when it comes to Beavercreek, the city speaks for itself! With so much to do and see, we hardly have to explain what makes this area such a great place to live in. Here are some of the top reasons you should plan a move to Beavercreek.
A breakfast bar is a great place to have a special moment with your family or to gather with friends for drinks or for brunch. It's a versatile space that can be used for a quick snack, a cup of coffee, dessert, or so many other occasions. You can also use it to pay bills, do homework, read a newspaper, work the crossword puzzle, play cards, and do some remote work. So many uses — but sad to say, many homeowners overlook the possibilities when it comes to jazzing it up. Given the right kind of an overhaul, it could be a place where you'd want to spend more time.
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Our REALTORS® have some great ideas on how you can enjoy Beavercreek and the surrounding area. Whether you want something calm and relaxing or something a bit more active, there's plenty to do in the city. If you're looking at Beavercreek homes for sale, take some time to experience how great the community is with one of these fun activities.
One of the greatest delights of gardening can be attracting butterflies and birds to your property. And there's no greater thrill for backyard bird enthusiasts than finding they've also attracted hummingbirds among their avian visitors. These delightful aeronauts with their zipping, hovering, diving, and buzzing can amuse for hours. But now that you're settling into the dream home you chose from Beavercreek homes for sale, how do you attract hummingbirds to your property?
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.
Window sills are not usually thought of as a space you can do much with. At most, a window sill might be where you place a potted plant so it can get sunlight, or a space for the tchotchkes you don't know what to do with. But with a little creativity, you can turn your window sills into interesting spaces that will spark up your home. Keep these tips from our REALTORS
® in mind as you shop among Beavercreek homes for sale. You just might find a home with ample window sills and put some of these ideas to work.
When shopping for a new home, it's important to scope out the amenities in your prospective new neighborhood. You'll want to check for a dentist and doctors, pharmacy, supermarket, library, and hardware store for all the necessities, but what about the fun stuff? And what could be more fun than having a fabulous bakery or two to go to for croissants in the morning or a box of party cupcakes for a birthday celebration? If you're in the market for a home from Beavercreek homes for sale, we think you'll appreciate all the tasty offerings from Beavercreek bakeries that we've been trying out for you. Read on and enjoy.
Coffee Hub Beavercreek, 3375 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, 45432
Nothing goes with coffee like delicious baked goods, but most of us are cautious about overdoing it in the bakery department. Not saying consumption of the Coffee Hub's conscientiously crafted vegan and gluten-free baked goods will necessarily lead to weight loss, but you can be sure of getting some great-tasting treats without the guilt and some of the ingredients that might not agree with you when you sample Coffee Hub's cookies, brownies, donuts, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, and coffee cake. Homemade quiche and bagels are also on the menu.
Cake, Hope and Love. 1490 N. Fairfield Rd Suite B, Beavercreek 45432
Looking for a custom cake? Order from Cake, Hope and Love. Here you won't find cakes sitting around in a cooler; all are unique and created for your special occasion, be it a birthday, wedding, or graduation. Need cupcakes, cookies, or other carefully crafted items? Cake, Hope and Love has it all.
We love our family photos and are constantly looking for new, creative ways to show them off in our homes. The benefits of decorating a space with family photos are two-fold: you're constantly reminded of your loved ones and you can also add some beautiful decor to your living space. Family photo displays come in all shapes, sizes, patterns, and styles. We were so inspired by the way the owners of some of these Beavercreek homes for sale were displaying their family photos, so we decided to create a list of tips to help you create a unique display for your home. Below are some unique design patterns you can try:
You've heard the saying "less is more," and nowhere is that truer than in the home. Look around your house and give it an honest assessment. Do you sometimes feel a bit cluttered by all the stuff you've accumulated? You paid good money for all these goods, and you loved them at the time, so what a pity if they're not on display properly.
It may be time to free yourself of such thinking though. Whether you're picturing yourself in a new home from Beavercreek homes for sale, or you're just wanting to feel a little freer and lighter in your current home, it might be time to declutter and try going minimalist.
The goal of minimalism is to be neat, organized, and clutter-free. You can look around your home and breathe without the weight of all those things bearing down. Instead of filling every space with something, you make a friend of lighting and what artists call negative space, as if you're painting a landscape picture in your home.
Maybe you can't imagine how you can let go of your treasured but oh-so-cluttering possessions. Here are some tips that can help.
While enjoying the new dream home you chose from Beavercreek homes for sale or Xenia homes for sale, you are probably also getting to know your new neighborhood. Restaurants, cinemas, shopping — you'll want to know where everything is. Foremost among the venues you'll want to explore our local burger spots. And no time is this more appropriate than in May, which is National Hamburger Month.
These days it's easy to find recommendations online for the best of everything, including burger joints. Our REALTORS® also have many recommendations for some great burger venues, plus any other types of restaurants you might enjoy. Enjoy them in May — or anytime.
Spring has arrived in Ohio, inspiring homeowners to roll up their sleeves and get their houses in order. For most of us, that means taking a good look at our home's exterior and deciding what needs to be done in the way of repairs or to boost curb appeal. If you're thinking of listing your home among Beavercreek homes for sale, then you for sure want to spruce up the exterior.
Projects can reach from general cleanup to repairing damage from the winter, to taking on some decorative projects that will improve curb appeal. Have a look at the suggestions below and get started on your exterior outdoor projects.
One of the best things about antique shopping is you never know what you're going to find. Some people enjoy hunting for classic, vintage items, while others simply enjoy the sentimental value of old things. Either way, antique home decor can really give your home a classic look.
Antique shopping is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a weekend afternoon, and it's so easy to get lost for hours in a good antique store. When it comes to antiquing in Beavercreek, our REALTORS® love exploring these local Beavercreek shops.
Our local businesses are one of the best parts about living in the Beavercreek area. For more information, contact Wright-Patt Realty today.
Are you thinking of listing your home among Beavercreek homes for sale? Or are you just looking for ways to give your house a new look here and there without investing in a major renovation? One of the best and most effective things you can do is to spruce up your foyer. An updated foyer can have a positive impact on visitors — or prospective buyers — as they enter your home.
What is a foyer? Simply put, it's the space that connects the entrance to the rest of the house. But it might also be the hallway, entryway, the vestibule, or the entrance hall. Regardless of what you call it, it's where you make that important first impression on your guests. Here are some tips from our REALTORS® for remaking your foyer and turning it into a welcoming space you'll be proud of.
Spring is finally upon us, and many of us already busy preparing ourselves for gardening season. Our REALTORS® love gardening, and we believe it's a great way to get fresh air, spend time with family, and improve your home's curb appeal. If you're struggling to get started with your planting this year, these local Beavercreek nurseries can help you jumpstart your garden:
Did you recently move into your dream home among Beavercreek homes for sale? If you're like other homeowners in the neighborhood, you're probably looking forward to spring. What better way to say hello to spring than with a little spring cleaning?
Spring cleaning is a great way to feel lighter as you unburden your home of things you really don't need anymore. But getting rid of things is not the only way to launch into spring cleaning. Read on for some tips to help you enjoy your home this spring and all the seasons to come.
The best local breweries around Beavercreek are rolling out the red carpet for National Beer Day, and you are the guest of honor! National Beer Day takes place every year on April 7, making this the perfect time to explore all that local craft breweries have to offer. Each carefully crafted brew brings something unique to the table, and each brewery has its own personality. Our REALTORS® have all the delicious details on where you can celebrate National Beer Day or enjoy a great brew anytime around Beavercreek.
Southern Ohio Brewing – 818 Factory Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45434
When you're in the mood for a great brew near Beavercreek homes for sale, you're sure to find something special at Southern Ohio Brewing. This local brewery brews a diverse selection of beer styles, with influences from around the world. You will often find food trucks waiting outside when you visit, perfect for grabbing some great food to pair with your brews from one of the area's best craft breweries.
If you're looking at Beavercreek homes for sale, be sure to look beyond the property boundaries and check out the fabulous nearby natural world. These days, we've all learned the desirability of having access to outdoor venues where we can walk, run, bike, or take Rover for an outing. It's the wise homeowner who chooses to live in an area rich with outdoor resources.
Beavercreek has a number of tree-filled parks for residents to enjoy. Residents will not only have miles of trails where they can improve health and fitness, but will also have plentiful green space for picnics and play. Our REALTORS® recommend you check out these trails.
Need help getting acquainted with the Beavercreek and Dayton areas? Contact Wright-Patt Realty today so we can get started.
March is National Craft Month, so what better time than this to take the plunge and go all artsy and crafty? It might be dabbling with paper, scissors, and glue just for fun, or you may have a genuine interest in developing your skills to the point where your crafts are good enough to sell. Maybe you'd just like to learn enough to guide your kids and their adventures into crafting.
Not really interested in dedicating the time or energy, not to mention the workspace, that crafting requires? Then at the least, take yourself to some of your local craft malls or farmer's markets and bring home some locally handmade goods to decorate your house before it's listed among Beavercreek homes for sale. Whatever you do, make the most of March in your home as National Craft Month.
Meatball Day isn't one of the big national holidays, but that doesn't mean you should avoid it! Celebrated on March 9, this holiday cherishes all things subs, spaghetti, or pizza. Our REALTORS® recommend you head out to these local Beavercreek Italian restaurants for a great meal.
Planning a redo? Too often the bedroom is the last place in our homes to get our attention. If you're thinking about some upgrades in your house before listing it among Beavercreek homes for sale, we've got some tips on sprucing up the sleeping space. The good news is that whatever you do, it doesn't have to cost a lot to get a sensational fresh look. You'll be amazed at what a difference a few pillows, a little bit of paint, and some other touch-ups can make, without breaking your budget.
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:
Garden and landscaping projects at this time of year may be the last thing on your mind, especially as intermittent storms come and go, but there are things you can start doing now to get your grounds ready for when warmer weather arrives. Beavercreek homes for sale are prime properties for adding the latest landscaping trends, so let's get going right now in your landscape and try out some of these pre-spring 2021 projects.
On average, a couple spends 22 hours working with their selected wedding venue. Our REALTORS® know that the right venue can make a significant difference in the flow and atmosphere of your wedding festivities. They also know you'd have difficulty finding a better place to get married than in Beavercreek. Here are some of the top venues for small weddings located in and around Beavercreek homes for sale.
Pets bring unconditional love and joy into any household and are wonderful additions to any family. Choosing the right pet for your home is dependent on several factors: work-life balance, household, and preferred leisure activities. Our REALTORS® can help you decide which pets are best for these Beavercreek homes for sale.
The formal dining room might have been a must-have in the not-so-distant past, but it's rapidly losing its meaning in today's households. Maybe you never (or nearly never) use your dining room because you have a casual dining space in your kitchen or living room, yet you have the bones of a house with space devoted to a formal dining room. Don't be afraid to break with tradition and set that square footage to work for you. Here are our REALTORS® favorite ideas of what to do with your underutilized or empty dining room.
Whether you enjoy it on a sandwich, on a beautifully arranged charcuterie board, or on its own, there are few culinary experiences that can top the perfect piece of cheese. But did you know that there's a day dedicated to enjoying all of your favorite cheeses? Cheese Lovers Day takes place every year on January 20, presenting the perfect opportunity to visit some of your favorite cheese shops and delis located around Beavercreek. Ready to celebrate? Our REALTORS® have all the delicious details on where to pick up your supplies for Cheese Lovers Day in the Beavercreek area.
A fireplace can bring comfort and warmth into your home. It can also bring tragedy and devastation if you are not careful with this fabulous feature. Our REALTORS® wish you and your family many memorable gatherings and happy holidays around the hearth which is why we strongly recommend adhering to these six fireplace safety tips.
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.
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.
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.
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:
A fast and easy path to closing is the dream scenario for buyers and sellers alike. Our REALTORS® can help you avoid oversights that lead to delays when you're looking at Beavercreek homes for sale. Sometimes, though, transaction delays can occur through no fault of your own. A lot happens behind the scenes during the buying process, and wires can get crossed even when you do everything right.
When the unexpected strikes, there are often steps you can take to get things back on track. Other times, you may need to roll with the punches and assess how your plans are affected by an ambiguous situation. Whatever the case, your real estate agent is your strongest ally. Your agent's job is to be there for you every step of the way and advocate for your interests, so you can get the best deal on the home you want.
Thanksgiving is in the rearview and our REALTORS® are thankful that we can finally put up our Christmas trees. An artificial tree is a convenient decoration to have on hand but there's just nothing like picking, cutting, and displaying a real Christmas tree in your home. If you're struggling to find the perfect tree, we recommend visiting these Christmas tree farms around Beavercreek.
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.
No matter your age, it's never too early to begin thinking about retirement. Retiring from the workforce is a high priority for many men and women, but there's no single way to achieve this milestone. Some individuals pay into an IRA or 401k, while others invest in diverse assets with the hopes of cashing out when they're ready to retire. Our REALTORS® understand how important your retirement plans are and want to help you consider every possible option that will help you achieve this goal. As you think about retirement, we encourage you to consider where your home factors into your retirement plans.
Whether you're considering buying your first home, purchasing a new home for your growing family, or downsizing as your needs change, it's wise to consider all of the potential benefits or drawbacks of owning a piece of real estate. In most cases, owning a home has substantially more benefits than drawbacks, especially when you're housing a family with evolving lifestyle needs. Although a 30-year mortgage may be easily affordable as a working professional, some homeowners have concerns about keeping up with these payments when they move into retirement.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's not too early to start firming up your holiday plans. If you'd rather skip the work and simply spend the holiday enjoying a flavorful meal with your family, you might want to consider getting your Thanksgiving dinner from a local restaurant this year.
While the Covid-19 pandemic may lead to limited seating, many area restaurants are also offering take out specials this year. Our REALTORS® pulled together a list of local restaurants that traditionally serve dinner on Thanksgiving.
Doesn't it seem like many holidays are just an excuse to enjoy food? Get straight to the point on Wednesday, October 14 by celebrating Dessert Day. Stop in for a sugar rush at one of these great shops and bakeries around Beavercreek recommended by our REALTORS®.
Many people are avoiding air travel these days and are accessing vacation destinations by driving. Camping in parks has ramped up in popularity, and for a growing segment of vacationers, that has meant buying or renting a recreational vehicle. But before you go out and plop your money down, there are some things to think about:
Our REALTORS® have some advice for would-be RVers. Read on.
Halloween is almost here, and that means it's time for some fall-themed family fun. This includes carving pumpkins, going on hayrides, and finding the area's best corn mazes!
We love the holiday season in the Beavercreek area! Our REALTORS® always enjoy exploring local festivals and area pumpkin patches so they can share their best finds with new residents. Here are a few that they recommend visiting this year.
Doing home improvements yourself can help you save a lot of money and increase your home's value. Homeowners with Beavercreek homes for sale often ask our REALTORS® which types of jobs they should do to help them get more for their property. The answer? It depends. Unless you're a contractor, plumber, or electrician, some improvements should be performed by professionals.
Significant improvements can be costly. One of the main reasons homeowners consider doing projects themselves is budget. Putting your own time and energy into them can be well worth it, but it can also decrease the value of your home or even be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. Sure, YouTube videos and DIY articles can help, but some things should be left to professionals, such as electrical work, HVAC, and major plumbing projects.
Feel that crispness in the autumn air? That's a sign that apples, everyone's favorite fall treat, are at their peak. Our REALTORS® find the best Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and other delicious apple varieties to purchase at these delightful orchards around Beavercreek homes for sale.
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.
At Wright-Patt Realty, our REALTORS® are working hard to help sellers make the most of today's unique real estate opportunities. Buyers are eager to see more Beavercreek homes for sale, but many sellers haven't jumped back into the action just yet.
Good news: If you've been thinking about selling your home, now's the best time to go for it.
In March, buyers and sellers alike were worried that COVID-19 would lead to a bumpy housing market. Luckily, those predictions have been avoided. The housing market is strong and there are plenty of great reasons why you should take action without delay. Let's take a closer look at six of the biggest ones.
National Secondhand Wardrobe Day encourages you to score some deals on August 25 and continue to visit consignment and other secondhand shops throughout the year. They're a great way to clean out your closets and trade in your unwanted items as well as shop for ones that are new to you. You'll be saving money as well as being environmentally friendly. In addition to consignment clothing stores, you'll also find shops that sell furniture and home décor on consignment, making it easy to furnish your home as well as your wardrobe for a fraction of the price you'd pay for new items.
Our REALTORS® suggest heading out to one or more of the following consignment shops:
The last few months for many people have meant forgoing usual gym workouts. But with safety precautions in place, these gyms around Beavercreek homes for sale are open for business once again. Check out these five workout destinations recommended by our REALTORS®.
Help reduce the stress of moving by planning each step. Whether you are a first-time homeowner or buying one of the larger Beavercreek homes for sale to accommodate your expanding family, moving is a large task. With your move-in day marked on your calendar, start taking steps to make the process easier for you and your family.
When you get a notice from our REALTORS® on your exact move-in day, begin the organization process of your current living space. At this point, you must make the decision if you're going to do the move yourself, rent a moving truck, or hire movers. Regardless of your choice, you need to begin to prepare for your move.
When you've made the decision to sell your home, our REALTORS® can help you get it ready for the market and will no doubt provide suggestions on any repairs, improvements, etc. that need to be made. One of the most important tasks will be ensuring your appliances are in great working condition. An old or faulty HVAC system can grind the sales process to a screeching halt, so you want to make sure that it is in optimal condition and ready for your home's sale.
Here are signs that your home's air conditioning system needs maintenance, repair, or replacement.
National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July, which falls on July 19 this year. It's the perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite flavor or discover a new one as you look for Beavercreek homes for sale this summer.
Check out the following five Beavercreek area destinations where you can cool off with a delicious cone:
There is a lot to be said for fresh air and sunshine. If you are feeling a bit couped up and ready to break out of quarantine, our REALTORS® recommend packing the family up and heading for the hills. There are plenty of fabulous campgrounds within a short drive from Beavercreek where the whole family can stretch their legs and relax.
If you've been looking at Beavercreek homes for sale, you've surely been thinking about all the things you can do to make your new house feel like home. For most people, this means buying some new furniture and home decor.
To create a truly unique look and feel, there are few better options than curating a collection of interesting items from local antique stores. In fact, many of our REALTORS® enjoy searching for antiques on their days off so they can add a creative touch to their own homes.
Visit some of these nearby antique shops and you're bound to find at least a few things you just can't resist.
A new home is filled with potential. There's potential for a bright and financially rewarding future, but there's also potential to find yourself stuck in a money pit. When you are househunting in Beavercreek, there are five red flags that our REALTORS® tell prospective homebuyers to keep their eyes open for when looking for a home.
It's no secret that buyers love an amazing kitchen makeover. This room really leaves an impression on buyers and updated kitchens are a feature they look for in Beavercreek homes for sale.
A full kitchen renovation can be a big, expensive job, so it's no surprise homeowners look for alternatives that can still deliver that wow factor. These tips can help get the look you want for your kitchen without all the headaches of a full tear-out and remodel.
Current events and topics in the news have always influenced home trends and the desires of buyers. Thus, it's no surprise that COVID-19 is a topic that many clients are discussing with our REALTORS®. For sellers eager to sell their homes, highlighting the following features can help the home stand out and shine in the evolving real estate market.
Home Offices are Back in Style
The home office never really went away, but there was a period where it was more of a luxury than a need. That has changed significantly over the past few months as an increasing number of employers move employees to work remotely. It is expected that this is just the start of an emerging trend and a permanent shift toward a growing number of remote positions. As such, homes that can boast a quiet, comfortable, dedicated home office are top choices for buyers.
With longer days on the horizon and more time at home lately, it's time to get your home in shape and ready for the onslaught of summer heat. Summer is a time for relaxing, which can make it difficult to motivate yourself to complete those projects you've been putting off for months. That's why our REALTORS® have created this list of tasks you can complete in the spring.
If there's one thing that COVID-19 has taught us, it's that our home really is our sanctuary. Over the past several weeks, many of us have spent our time cleaning, decluttering, and working on small projects around the house.
As things start to open up and we return to a "new normal," being able to come back to the safety of our homes at the end of each day will likely become even more important. In fact, several of our REALTORS® have started working on projects to help turn their homes into relaxing havens that they can retreat to after a long day of helping buyers find the best Beavercreek homes for sale.
Need some inspiration? Here are a few of their favorite tips.
Online listings have been a crucial element of the real estate marketing mix for years and have taken on even more importance during this most unusual spring selling season. While COVID-19 precautions have many shoppers under shelter-in-place orders, that certainly hasn't stopped buyers from wanting to shop for homes or sellers from wanting to find the right buyer. As our REALTORS® can tell you first-hand, the sales process has simply moved more online, with online listings and virtual tours taking center stage. For sellers, understanding why online listings are so important is one of the keys to getting your home sold.
Most Buyers Start Their Home Search Online
While they've taken on added importance recently, online listings have long been a huge key to successfully selling a home. Most buyers start their search for a home with extensive online research, learning about communities, scouting neighborhoods, and most importantly searching for online listings. Buyers tend to be very engaged in the process, looking at listings at home or on their phone whenever they get a free moment. An online listing gives a buyer the opportunity to fall in love with a home, whether they live across the street or across the country.
Who doesn't love a relaxing weekend drive? Whether you've got a car packed full with family or you're taking your motorcycle on the open road, cruising around the Beavercreek area is the perfect way to get some fresh air and discover the hidden gems around town. Here are a few drives near Dayton that our REALTORS® think you'll enjoy on a sunny, Sunday afternoon.
As you're preparing your home for sale, you'll need to make sure it's in good condition for potential buyers. Your roof will be inspected before the sale, so if it has problems, it's easier to detect them in advance and decide what to do about them. In some cases, repairs won't be effective enough and your roof might need replacing this summer. This could make your home much more attractive to potential home buyers, since they're unlikely to want to buy a home with roofing issues compared to other Beavercreek homes for sale.
Our REALTORS® suggest looking for these five signs your roof might need replacing this summer before you put your home on the market:
Today is the perfect day to leave meal planning to the professionals! Our REALTORS® knows that cooking for the family isn't always in the cards after a full day of work. Support local restaurants around the Beavercreek area and check an item off of your to-do list by ordering curbside pickup or delivery from these five tasty eateries.
Some homeowners relish house cleaning. It can be invigorating and a good way to clear your head. Other homeowners prefer to ignore the dust bunnies and pretend the oven is self-cleaning. But every homeowner could use a system to determine what areas need cleaning and how often they need care. Washing dishes or vacuuming seem fairly easy, but there are some cleaning chores that should be done regularly, if not as often. If your home is to stand out among the Beavercreek homes for sale, open your calendar and find a spot for the following chores on your schedule soon.
Not only does a home office help you separate your work life from your home life, but it creates an environment that encourages creativity and productivity. A fantastic home office doesn't have to be an entire room or even the main area of a room.
Follow these tips to create a home office space anywhere in your home. Our REALTORS® share what to consider when carving out home office space.
First impressions matter. Isn't that why you dress well for interviews and meetings? When you're getting ready to put your home on the market, it's important to make it as visually appealing as possible. Improving your home's facade not only makes your house easier to sell but it also influences the impression people have of you. With a weekend wide-open, you can add impressive appeal to your home's exterior and have it turning heads for the right reasons without breaking the bank. Here are five weekend projects that will make your house stand out among Beavercreek homes for sale.
Are you ready to say goodbye to winter, and hello to the beauty of spring in Ohio? Our REALTORS® are right there with you! Now is the perfect time to start planning for a fun spring break, and perhaps knock a few items off of your bucket list in the process. Enjoy the wonders of nature, get in touch with aviation history, and savor a delicious treat along the way. It's all on our list of five things for your spring break bucket list in the Beavercreek area.
Spring is in the air, and it's time to hit the trails! Whether it's a leisurely jog or training for your next 5K, our REALTORS® are excited about all the opportunities the Beavercreek area offers. Now that warm weather is on the way, be sure to check out these great running trails in and around Beavercreek, Ohio.
Pantone is a global authority on color, helping to standardize the use of color in fashion, digital, print, and package design. Each year, Pantone selects a color that represents prevailing design trends and announces its choice as Pantone Color of the Year. The color for the year 2020 is Classic Blue, shade just shy of royal blue. It balances boldness and stability for a shade that is timeless in its power. While being on-trend can be risky for home sellers, our REALTORS® recommend judicious use of home decor trends. Using Classic Blue in your home can make your house stand out among the Beavercreek homes for sale.
Our fascination with flying dates back to the ancient Greeks, who immortalized this desire in the myth of Icarus and his waxed wings. Dreams became reality in 1903, when the Wright Brothers made their historic flight at Kitty Hawk.
In addition to its commercial applications, aviation is a vital part of our country's defense system in the Air Force branch of the Armed Forces. Get an up-close look at its fascinating history, heritage, and traditions with a visit to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, just minutes from Fairborn homes for sale.
After closing day on Beavercreek homes for sale, new homeowners have lots of choices to make. Whether to get a home warranty is probably low on the list – but it's one of the first things you'll have to think about.
Our REALTORS® have heard from many satisfied customers that before the month was over, they ended up with half a dozen home warranty offers. Yes, the right one can save you money, but it's vital to make an informed decision.
So, in honor of Home Warranty Day on February 10, we're here to answer all your questions.
If you've never heard of a home warranty, you're not alone. Although they're easily confused with homeowners insurance, they're not the same thing.
Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for florists as customers search for the perfect bouquet to please and impress their sweethearts. Fortunately, the Washington Township, OH area has several area florists that are popular with residents. Whether you're looking for traditional red roses or a more unique presentation, you'll be able to find a florist who meets your needs.
Our REALTORS® recommend checking out the following flower shops if you're looking for Valentine's Day flowers in the Washington Township area:
If you're selling your home in Beavercreek, accept the fact that the space is no longer your own. Potential buyers will be examining every nook and cranny, including closets. Will they like what they see?
According to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders, storage space is one of the top features buyers consider in making a decision to purchase. Stand out above other Beavercreek homes for sale with these helpful organization tips.
Some call them hotcakes, others call them flapjacks — we just call them delicious! January 28th is National Blueberry Pancake Day and our REALTORS® are hungry for a syrupy stack of delicious fruity flapjacks. If you've got a hunger for hearty hotcakes, order a buttery batch from one of these Beavercreek breakfast spots.
Your realtor is more than a simple salesperson. Real estate agents can act as your concierge across the entire home selling and buying processes. Don't cause unneeded stress by trying to navigate all the small details of buying or selling a home alone. Instead, let our REALTORS® help guide you through the complex and rewarding home purchase or sale process.
Discover how your real estate agent can come to the rescue.
Do you love gaming and want to connect with others who share your passions? Whether you're into tabletop games, role-playing, video games, or simply meeting other gamers, you can find everything you seek at local small businesses close to Beavercreek homes for sale. Build a deeper connection with your favorite games and meet some new, like-minded friends in the process. Our REALTORS® know that gamers will rejoice when they visit these 4 top gaming destinations located near Beavercreek.
Dragon's Guildhall - 3899 Indian Ripple Road, Suite E, Beavercreek, OH 45440
If you love board games, card games, or tabletop RPGs, then you'll feel right at home in the spacious halls of the Dragon's Guildhall, located in Beavercreek. The Dragon's Guildhall is the place to be if you're shopping for gear for your favorite games and also has plenty of tables where you can bring your friends to game in the store.
There are regular tournaments for popular card games like Magic: The Gathering, all run by a friendly, helpful staff that is always ready to help you enjoy the best games both new and old. Are you new to tabletop gaming, or interested in learning a game you haven't played before? No problem! The Dragon's Guildhall offers learn-to-play sessions, where you can pick up the basics on a variety of the most popular games.
If you're getting ready to become a homeowner, you've probably already discovered that there are a lot of important steps along the way. Getting pre-approval for a home loan is one of the most important steps, and if you're thinking about buying a home in 2020, our REALTORS® are here to help.
One of the most common questions we get asked is, "When should I get pre-approved?" There are a few factors to consider when answering that question, but one thing is for sure: Before you start looking at Beavercreek homes for sale, it's important to have a pre-approval letter in hand.
What is Pre-Approval?
Pre-approval is an important step before buying a home because it essentially proves that you have the financial means to do so. When you obtain pre-approval it says to homebuyers that you're ready and able to buy. It also lets you know just how much home you can afford, which makes it easier to find the right house for you.
Wow, it's hard to believe the year's coming to an end, but it's an ideal excuse to indulge in some self-care, right? Our REALTORS® know all the hottest spots for pampering and primping in and around Beavercreek. When taking a break from showing Beavercreek homes for sale, we love hitting these spas and salons, whether we're getting gussied up for a night out or to taking some well-earned downtime.
Does conventional wisdom about slow home sales during the winter holidays make you fearful of putting your house on the market? Over the 12-month period from September 2018 through August 2019, 20 percent of home sale closings occurred between December and February.
What the winter buyer pool lacks in quantity, it makes up for in motivation. Make the holidays merry and bright with these helpful tips for marketing Beavercreek homes for sale.
Every year around the end of November, Dayton's Countryside Park is transformed into a wonderland of lights, holiday scenes, and family-friendly attractions. The Woodland Lights holiday festival is always one of the year's most anticipated events in Washington Township, with visitors coming from far and wide to see the spectacular sights.
For local families, the holidays just wouldn't be the same without a trip to the festival. Our REALTORS® are ready to celebrate the season, and we've got all the details on what to expect from Woodland Lights this year.
Dates: Weekends November 22 – December 1, Daily December 6 – December 23
Location: Countryside Park – 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton, OH 45459
Experience an Enchanting Local Tradition
Whether you're still shopping for Washington Township homes for sale or you're already a long-time resident, events like Woodland Lights provide a perfect chance to build a deeper connection with the community. The month-long Woodland Lights festival has been a local tradition for many years and only seems to get better with each holiday season. Every year, thousands of people visit Countryside Park to get in the holiday spirit.
If you're thinking about selling your home soon, you'll definitely want to keep the millennial homebuyer in mind. Although this generation wasn't a major player in the real estate market in past years, research shows that there's been an uptick in millennials buying their first homes.
Our REALTORS® have recently helped many millennials find the perfect Beavercreek homes for sale. What we've noticed is that the features that are important to these homebuyers are different than what other generations were looking for. Before you make any changes or upgrades to your home, take a look at these five desirable features, and three you really should skip.
For many Americans, saving 20% for a down payment on a home, much less a down payment at all, can be a struggle. Fortunately, as an active or former member of the United States military, you have certain privileges when it comes to getting a home loan. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sponsors one of the most coveted mortgage products for military members in the form of the VA loan.
Our REALTORS® have worked with countless active military members, veterans, and their families to help find solutions for them to realize the dream of homeownership. Here's everything you need to know about VA loans.
No Down Payment
Probably one of the most attractive attributes of VA loans is the fact that no down payment is required. Most conventional loans require a 5% down payment with 20% needed to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). Most Americans have a hard enough time cobbling together 5% down, and many won't reach the 20% threshold until they've paid as much in equity. Fortunately for veterans, there is no down payment required for a VA loan, meaning you can finance 100% of the purchase price of your home.
Thanksgiving brings some immediate thoughts to mind: home, family, and food. And while that special meal may top this list of traditions you'll be thankful for, not everyone has the time or skill to do it all. We highly recommend outsourcing at least part of your list, or in this case at least dessert. Discover five Beavercreek bakeries for your Thanksgiving dessert needs, and let our REALTORS® help with the home.
Discover the best options to find the perfect take-home dessert in your Beavercreek neighborhood. As an honorable mention, we've included cake in our dessert quest to ensure you have a wide variety of sweet, sweet choices.
Buying a new home when you own another one with a mortgage can be a complicated situation. Most lenders won't qualify you for a new loan until you have sold your current home. Unless you're comfortable with moving into a temporary living situation, you'll need a bridge loan. Our REALTORS® are happy to explain what bridge loans are, how they work, and why they're an attractive option for homeowners who are in fixed situations.
It's all in the name. A bridge loan is a type of financing that is meant to bridge the gap between closing on a new home and selling an existing home. Also called "gap financing" or a "wrap," bridge loans enable individuals to address current needs before securing a mortgage or long-term loan. Bridge loans are usually short-term and can be arranged with little documentation. If you urgently need to buy a new home but are still saddled with your current one, you can facilitate the purchase with a bridge loan. In this case, your existing property becomes the collateral for the loan.
Buying a house is a major investment, and as a homebuyer, it's important to do everything you can to protect the investment you make in your property. Homeowners insurance is one of the biggest keys to protecting your investment, and most lenders require you to purchase insurance if you have a mortgage. Even without a mortgage, insurance is important for every homeowner. Our REALTORS® are here to help you protect your home, with our guide to making sense of homeowners insurance.
Why Mortgage Lenders Require Homeowners Insurance
Whether you're shopping for Beavercreek homes for sale or homes in another location, your mortgage lender is likely to require you to purchase homeowners insurance. Lenders require insurance because it protects their investment in your home. If something goes wrong with the property, the lender wants to know any costs will be covered. With the right insurance policy, you'll be able to cover repairs of the most common issues that can damage your home. In addition to covering damage to the home itself, many home insurance policies provide coverage to repair or replace personal belongings in the home.
The holidays are right around the corner! With all the hustle and bustle, sometimes it's easy to forget what the season is really all about. After the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, our REALTORS® love taking a break from all the commercialism by taking part in Giving Tuesday.
This global movement was created to encourage giving back to the nonprofit organizations that work so hard to help those in need. If you've been looking at Beavercreek homes for sale, now is a great time to get to know more about your community. Whether you decide to donate, volunteer, or just make yourself more aware of the resources available to local residents, this round-up of our favorite area charities will help you get started.
Poor Linus wouldn't have to wait so long for the Great Pumpkin if he moved into one of the beautiful Beavercreek homes for sale. Find the perfect jack-o-lantern or holiday table centerpiece at these great pumpkin patches around Beavercreek.
When you're selling your home, you're probably overwhelmed with just how much work goes into it between listing and closing. However, one area that our REALTORS® insist that you shouldn't neglect is your seller disclosure form. There are few things that can scuttle a sale quicker than a missing or inaccurate disclosure form, and failure to disclose everything required by law can come back to haunt you even if you complete the sale.
When adding your property to the inventory of Beavercreek homes for sale, you should take the first available opportunity to prepare your disclosure form. Virtually every home has something that must be disclosed to potential buyers. This not only ensures fair negotiation of the price but also provides transparency on the motivations behind the sale. The form protects not only the interests of the buyer but also the seller. The form will need to be signed by the buyer so they will not have grounds to pursue legal action based on any pre-existing condition of the property that is disclosed.
If America had a national beverage, it would be coffee. Hot or cold, regular or decaf, flavored or straight, coffee can be adapted to suit just about anyone's taste. In honor of National Coffee Day on Sunday, September 29, our REALTORS® have scouted out the best coffee shops in the Beavercreek area. You just may discover your new go-to spot!
It isn't only the color of the leaves that changes when fall's chilly fingers spread across the region. If you plan to promote your property as the best of the best among Beavercreek homes for sale this autumn, you'll need to change your maintenance plan to match the season. As the weather cools down and the leaves start to fall, the following are steps that will help your property stand out:
Summer is drawing to a close in Greene County, but that doesn't mean all the fun is over for the year. In fact, our REALTORS® are still looking forward to one of our favorite events of the year—the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival.
This annual tradition has become a treasured local event, and we can't wait to see what this year's festival brings. Here's what you can expect from the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival in 2019!
The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival has been going strong for more than 30 years and has become the event that many Ohioans look forward to all summer long. And since parts of the 2018 Popcorn Festival were unexpectedly canceled due to stormy weather, the 2019 iteration of the event is more hotly anticipated than ever!
Taking place the weekend after Labor Day (September 7th and 8th, 2019), the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival offers two full days packed with live entertainment, games, vendors, activities for the whole family, and lots of food and drink. And it probably goes without saying that if you like popcorn, you'll love this festival.
Your credit score is the magic key that opens the door to the best interest rates and loan options. It's a number you'll want to raise as high as possible before you start looking at Beavercreek homes for sale. It takes time to raise your score into the right range and the following five steps you can move your score going in the right direction.
There's nothing better than enjoying a fabulous steak on the patio during the summer. Well, maybe it's a bit better when someone else does the cooking for you. In honor of National Filet Mignon Day, treat yourself to a night on the town this August 13th. Consider this your cordial invitation to join our REALTORS® and other steak aficionados at the best steak houses in the region.
Black Rock Bar & Grill - 2745 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek, OH 45431
Black Rock Bar and Grill deserves all the awards and accolades bestowed upon it. While they do all the prep work, they leave the cooking up to you. To be honest, there is something inherently satisfying about searing a steak to personalized perfection on one of their 755-degree black rocks that make this a stand out attraction in the region. It is fun for the whole family and this area favorite is busy building up a national brand that you are sure to hear more about in the future.
Our REALTORS® know today's buyers want a move-in ready home. That means major repairs or updates can be a deal-breaker or cause your home to sell for less than it should. If your home is in need of updates to any of these things, before you sell is the time to do it.
Fore! August is National Golf Month, and our REALTORS® are ready to get out onto the greens for a few rounds of golf. The sport of golf dates back to the 15th century in Scotland, but it's popularity in the United States led to the founding of National Golf Month in 1993. The Professional Golfer's Association of America believes that men and women of all ages and skill levels can have an exciting time from the range to the putting green. We invite you to grab your clubs, book a tee time, and enjoy 18 holes at one of these great golf courses around Beavercreek.