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August
8

Fajitas are a tasty dish that come sizzling to you right at the table. Here are the Beavercreek restaurants where you can find them.

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

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August
1

The best home improvement projects will help save money down the road. Here's where you should start.

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®.

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July
25

Pack a lunch and hit the outdoors with these local spots perfect for picnicking.

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.

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July
18

Always wanted an organic lawn but don't know where to start? Here's the easiest way to make your lawn eco-friendly.

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.

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July
11

Have you ever wondered how Greene County became such a great place to live? Here are the spots where you can explore our local history.

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.

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July
5

Your outdoor living spaces are some of the most important during the summer. Here's how you can upgrade them and so you can relax all summer long.

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.

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June
27

Beavercreek may just be the perfect place to call home. Here's what you can expect about the community.

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.

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June
20

If you're a first-time buyer, it's easy to fall into some traps. Here's how you can achieve a smooth buying experience.

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.

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June
13

Ready to jump into homeownership? You'll want to set aside some money first. Here's how much you'll need.

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®.

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June
6

Make the most of summer weather and visit these Beavercreek bike trails.

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!

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May
23

If you're selling your home, it's important that you ace the appraisal. Here's how to prep right.

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.

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May
16

If you're looking for a delightful and decadent evening out, you don't want to pass up these Beavercreek area restaurants.

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. 

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May
9

These home improvement projects are simple and will make a big impact on your home. Here's what you should finish off this spring.

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.

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May
2

Beavercreek is full of great local art that will inspire you. Here are the places you should visit.

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.

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April
25

Want to impress the neighborhood with your gardening this year? Here's how you can get a head start.

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?

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April
18

Your pooch needs plenty of exercise to stay happy, and with the weather warming up, it's the perfect time to visit these Beavercreek parks and trails.

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.

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April
11

Buying your first home is a major milestone, so you want to make sure the process goes smoothly. Here are tips to help your get started.

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.

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April
4

Golf is a sport that takes skill and concentration to master. Here's where you can improve your game in Beavercreek.

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.

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March
28

Looking for a reason to stay in Beavercreek? Here are some of the top attractions you won't find anywhere else.

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.

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March
21

Staying on top of all your projects can be a challenge. Here's how you can structure your home improvement tasks effectively.

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.

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March
14

St. Patty's Day is a great excuse to give your local pubs and bars some business. Here are the places in Beavercreek to stop by.

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.

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February
14

Installing new flooring can be one of your biggest design projects. Here's how you can choose the right floor for your home.

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.

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February
8

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Here's where you can find the best chocolate and candy gifts in Beavercreek.

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.

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February
1

Enhancing your cooking can be as simple as picking the right ingredients. Here's how you can choose the best produce to cook with this winter.

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.

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January
24

If you want to get out of the house this winter, then visit these scenic Beavercreek spots and snap some photos!

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.

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January
17

It's a new year, and with it comes new goals and resolutions with your home. Here are some tasks you should definitely tackle this year.

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.

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January
10

Veganuary is a celebration of all things healthy. Here are the Beavercreek restaurants where you can try some vegan dishes.

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.

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January
3

Looking for a change of pace in 2022? Shake up your design and decor with the colors of the year.

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.

  1. Very Peri
    The Pantone company, which created the Pantone Matching System for reproducing consistent colors, has released its pick for the coming year: Very Peri. Rather than picking from its current library, Pantone developed a new color, a vibrant shade of periwinkle. It has been described as blending soothing blues with exciting red shades. The company is promoting the color as "warm and joyful" and says it was designed to symbolize the world's transition out of the worst conditions of the pandemic.

    Very Peri pairs wells with lush green tones, mauve, and terra cotta in bedrooms or living rooms. Juxtapose it with pink or bright yellow for kids' rooms. You can also bring it into your color scheme through furniture, accent pieces, or painted accents.

  2. Laurel Leaf
    The dusty green of Laurel Leaf, designated color of the year from Better Homes & Gardens, calls to mind the soothing green of eucalyptus leaves. The trend to bring nature into our homes started some years ago, but it hasn't waned, and Laurel Leaf reflects that ongoing desire to surround ourselves with the natural world. 

    The warm undertones of Laurel Leaf (the first-ever paint color of the year from BH&G) go well with light wood hues, beiges, and creamy whites. Try it in a bedroom to give a calming atmosphere, or in the dining room, as a quiet backdrop of restrained color that's easy on the senses.

  3. Art and Craft 
    Dunn-Edward's' color of the year, Art and Craft, is a "soft, sophisticated brown" redolent of walnut wood, and providing a peaceful effect. Get down to earth with Art and Craft in your home and feel calmer and more stable. As Dunn-Edwards explains, this color expresses a current interior design trend that evokes back-to-nature tones for interiors.

    Described as "moody and complex," Art and Craft gives off a bohemian aesthetic of the '70s but also puts us in mind of the simpler, sustainable ethos of the cottagecore trend. Use it in dining rooms, bedrooms, and the living room. Make it come alive when set off with jewel tones such as sapphire, ruby, and emerald.

  4. October Mist
    Benjamin Moore's October Mist is another green, but this one is soft, silky, and botanical — think the pale green of flower stems. It's the foundation for BM's 2022 color trends palette, with 14 nature-inspired tones, including tinted off-whites, earth tones, and "refreshed" primary colors.

    Work with a monochromatic palette by warming up gentle October Mist with the richer, darker Gloucester Sage. Reach for a crisper look by offsetting October Mist with icy blue-green Quiet Moments or inky blue-black Mysterious.

  5. Evergreen Fog
    Sherwin-Williams has chosen a mid-tone gray-green as its 2022 color of the year, a shift away from jewel tones and neutrals that have been front and center in color trends. Evergreen Fog gives a quiet, organic look to entryways, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

Got questions about selling your home or buying in the Beavercreek neighborhood? Our REALTORS® have the answers. Contact Wright-Patt Realty today.

December
27

American classic dishes are sure to hit the spot this winter, especially when you dine in at these Beavercreek restaurants.

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.

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December
20

Homemade crafts are more meaningful and often higher quality than what you can find in the store. Here are some to make this holiday season.

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

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December
13

Looking for holiday fun for you and your family? Try out these Beavercreek local events.

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.

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December
6

It's easy to throw everything and the kitchen sink on your fireplace for the holidays. But with these tips, you can have a careful and effectively decorated mantel.

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.

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November
22

If you still have some holiday shopping left to finish, stop by these Greene County craft fairs and local businesses.

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.

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November
15

Planning for holiday festivities with friends and family?  Brush up on your hosting skills by avoiding these mistakes.

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.

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November
8

Nothing hits the spot in fall like a steamy, delicious soup. Here are Beavercreek spots where you can find the perfect bowl.

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.

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November
1

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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October
25

Fall might be the most beautiful time of the year because of the leaves. Here are Beavercreek trails where you can enjoy the changing of colors.

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.

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October
11

Fall weather is some of the best for getting out of the house. Here are some things you can do with the family.

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.

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October
4

Pumpkins just shout fall fun. Here are some of the best (and most inventive ways) you can use pumpkins this fall.

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.

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September
27

Winter weather can be wonderful, but it can also be frightful for your home. Here's how you can prep for harsh cold weather.

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®.

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September
20

For some of us, coffee is as necessary as water. Here are Beavercreek locales you can find the perfect cup.

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.

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September
13

Not all advice was created equal. Here are tips you should definitely avoid.

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.

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September
7

Itching to get out of the house? Here are some great activities to do this month in Beavercreek.

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.

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August
30

Even if you don't have a lot of room, you can find ways to store things effectively. Here's how.

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.

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August
16

Break out of your comfort zone and try something new! Here are some international restaurants you have to try.

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.

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August
9

Interior design can be tricky without the right guidance. Here are some tips for exploring your own style.

As you search for your new home among Beavercreek homes for saleno 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.

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August
2

Want to call Beavercreek your home? Here are some of the top reasons why that's a great idea.

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.

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July
26

If your breakfast bar hasn't changed recently, there's a lot you can do to transform it. Here are some tips to get started.

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.

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July
19

Beavercreek is full of fun things to do this summer, you just need to experience them! Here's what you should try with friends and family.

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.

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July
12

Hummingbirds are amazing to watch, but they are often elusive. Here's how you can attract them.

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?

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July
5

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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June
28

Your window sills are the perfect spaces for small design expressions. Here are ideas to get you started.

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.

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June
21

Whether it's a special occasion or not, Beavercreek has a variety of bakeries for you to explore for a sweet treat.

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.

  1. RachelBakes & Co. 2231 N. Fairfield Rd. Beavercreek 45431
    Need a cake? RachelBakes and Co. can fulfill all your cake needs, no matter the occasion. Birthdays, weddings, retirement, holidays, graduation, whatever — RachelBakes has got you covered. Prefer some fancy cupcakes or creative cookies? No problem. RachelBakes' creations are inspired and artistic, a veritable feast for the eyes, but they're delicious too. 

  2. Elé Cake Co. 1279 North Fairfield Rd. Beavercreek 45432
    Strictly speaking, Elé Cake Co. is a wine bar and bistro, but it also has a fine selection of baked goods to tempt you after you've had your meal. Go for Tequila Lime Chicken Sliders for an appetizer, then Bibb Lettuce and Pear Salad with an entree like Brown Butter Sea Scallops. Don't forget to order a nice wine or cocktail. Then you're ready for dessert: warm apple tart; creme brulee of the day (ask what favor they're serving); chocolate mousse cake; lemon tart; or Elé dessert cake. Can't decide? Try the Elé Dessert Flight. You can also order whole pies (check out the German Chocolate pie), party trays of sweet treats, brownies, and much more.

  3. Purely Sweet Bakery. 3375 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek 45432
    At Purely Sweet Bakery, craftsmanship is the watchword. Need a clever cookie for Father's Day or Dad's birthday? Now about a cookie in the shape of a tie, with green and white striped icing? Plus, this bakery makes the rounds in their Treat Truck, be it at the local Farmer's Market or at your family birthday party. Some fabulous desserts to try out: a six pack of cinnamon rolls; apple pie slab bars; cookie packs; and more. Purely Sweet also has granola and keto options. Plus, check out the care that goes into the paleo granola baking process on their Facebook video.
  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

Need to know more about your Beavercreek neighborhood? Our REALTORS® can help. Contact us today.

June
14

It can be a challenge juggling all those family photos you have. Here are some display ideas that will give them new life.

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:

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May
24

The minimalist lifestyle takes a lot of dedication, but maybe you can incorporate some practices into your home decor. Here's how.

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.

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May
17

It's Burger Month, which makes it the perfect time to explore the great sandwiches Beavercreek restaurants have to offer.

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.

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May
10

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.

  1. Clean up the exterior.
    It might sound obvious, but you want to go beyond mowing and edging for your spring cleanup. Cut back broken or damaged shrubbery and tree limbs. Rescue paving stones that are covered with mud. Clear out weedy-looking plants or dried stalks from last year's perennial garden. Replant flower beds or go for planters and containers. Add mulch in flower beds to give a finished look. Do the rain gutters need to be cleaned and repaired? How about the windows and screens? Fine-tuning the cleanup will help your house stand out.

  2. Focus on the front porch.
    Now that your home's exterior is clean and in good repair, it's time to focus on the focal point — the front door and the porch. Start by assessing whether a new front door color is in order. If so, you might want to go for something eye-catching and bold, but make sure it complements and doesn't clash with the home's other exterior colors. You can find plenty of good advice online about choosing the right front door color. If you go for a bold new color — say a bright, light blue with a slight slant to the green spectrum — carry that color out in other accents on the front porch, including planters, furniture, or metal stools.

  3. Get creative with container gardening.
    Containers make gardening easy, but you should put some thought into what you plant in them. Certain plants will require large ones; others will be better displayed in medium or small sizes. Mix and match container styles, or carry your color theme through with metal, resin, or clay planters. Containers are a great way to display colorful annuals; when they've done their thing, you can mulch them and replace them with the latest trending annual. You may even want to grow a colorful Meyer lemon tree in a container. The nice thing about containers is you can bring them in for winter.

  4. Cozy up to a firepit.
    There's nothing like building a fire on a cool evening in your very own firepit. Turn off the TV or the computer and enjoy your backyard getaway in a cozy spot (make sure there are no overhead trees!) where you can glance up at the stars. Want to make your own firepit? You can easily do so, perhaps with large stones or cast-concrete curved block. While you may want the simplicity of a wood-burning firepit, you might also opt for gas power.

  5. Spruce up your mailbox.
    Your faded old mailbox can be a palette for your creativity. Go on, give it a whirl. Paint it blue or red, or try out your artistic skills by painting flowers, fave superheroes (the kids will love you), or just a cool design. If your mailbox needs steadying or other repairs, it's not that hard.

Our REALTORS® have tons of tips for getting your house ready to sell. Contact us today.

May
3

A vintage item can add a lot of character to a room. Here are Beavercreek stores for finding stunning antiques.

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.

  • Cape House Collectibles - 3781 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432
    This small Beavercreek antique shop is situated in an old Cape Cod-style house, Cape House Collectibles an ever-changing floor filled with glassware, antiques, candles, and jewelry. You truly never know what you'll find when you stop by. The store is open from Thursday through Saturday from 12 PM to 5 PM; however, they also welcome appointments outside of regular hours. The shop is just a short drive from some beautiful Beavercreek homes for sale.

  • This Old Couch - 3930 Dayton Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH 45432
    Looking for vintage repurposed, handcrafted home goods and gifts? Then you have to check out This Old Couch. Their wide selection features antiques, pottery, pillows, and even vintage books. The owners of This Old Couch search for new inventory all over the world, so you're always going to find something interesting. The shop is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM.

  • Southern Charm - 1209 E Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45429
    At this 3,500 square foot antique store, you never know what you're going to find. From beautiful antiques to chic furniture, you'll need some time to make your way through everything Southern Charm has to offer. With new items arriving every day, it's always worth stopping by to check out the inventory. The store is open Monday through Saturday until 6 PM. Best of all, there are some classic Kettering homes for sale just a short drive away.

  • Alley Cat Chic - 2305 Smithville Rd, Kettering, OH 45420
    This creative shop combines vintage furniture and antiques with the latest home decor, so there is truly something for every generation. Alley Cat Chic has several dealers on-site, all offering truly unique products. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and the store even hosts chalk painting classes. The shop is open Monday through Saturday.

Our local businesses are one of the best parts about living in the Beavercreek area. For more information, contact Wright-Patt Realty today.

April
26

The foyer is one of the first things your guests see, so it's important to decorate it right. Here's how you can give it a makeover.

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.

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April
19

Find the perfect flowers and plants with these local Beavercreek garden centers.

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:

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April
12

Spring is here, and that means it's time to clean. Use our tips for jumpstarting your spring cleaning.

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.

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April
5

National Beer Day is coming up fast. Here's where you can find a great brew around Beavercreek.

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.

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March
22

We've all learned the importance of having access to the outdoors. Beavercreek has numerous trails for you to enjoy this coming spring.

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.

  1. Beavercreek Wetlands Reserve Creekside Bike Trail, 1153 North Fairfield Road, Beavercreek 45432
    The Beavercreek Wetlands Association encompasses a complex of trails, a creek, meadows, wetlands, and more. Enjoy more than 3.5 miles of gravel trails, plus 1.5 miles of bikeway, flat and hard-surfaced, as you ride the Creekside Bike Trail. Many species of wildlife can be found here, including birds and small mammals. In spring, see a wide variety of wildflowers, plus species of trees that are typical of our region, such as sycamore, ash, honey locust, and box elder.

  2. Beavercreek Wetlands Nature Reserve, 2095 Dayton Xenia Rd., Dayton 45434
    The 76-acre Beavercreek Wetlands Nature Reserve is north of Phillips Park and Rotary Park. The trail through the floodplain woodlands, marsh, wet prairies, scrub shrub wetlands and woodland pools is only a 1.76-mile loop, but it packs in a rich experience of the wetlands habitat and bird species. No facilities, but do come with binoculars and a camera to observe the avian visitors.

  3. Russ Nature Center, 2380 Kemp Creek Road, Beavercreek 45431
    Russ Nature Center offers four miles of trails, winding through woods and meadows. Need a place to unwind? It's a perfect setting for taking a break from all your stresses, or just taking a quiet walk with a friend or a loved one. The kids can expend energy in the Lovely Nature Playscape, a wooded playground featuring natural climbing structures. Learn about indigenous trees as you walk along the tree trail. Your family can also learn about beekeeping by visiting an apiary located in the park.

  4. Sweet Arrow Reserve, 789 Little Sugarcreek Road, Dayton, 45440
    Sweet Arrow Reserve
    consists of nearly 263 acres of prairies, meadows, and woodlands. Visitors can hike seven different trail loops, ranging from a half mile to 1.5 miles in length. Highlights of the hike include two famous historic trees, a white ash and a hollowed-out sycamore.

  5. Narrows Reserve, 2575 Indian Ripple Rd., Xenia 45385
    Enjoy six miles of trails as they wind along the Little Miami River when you visit the Narrows Reserve  in Greene County. Get to know woods and meadows as you walk along. Launch a canoe or kayak in the river. Visit the Raptor Aviary and get to know some of the indigenous raptors in our area. The nature center is currently closed but keep checking back for when it reopens. Also, learn how to care for bees and harvest honey from an apiary managed by the Greene County Beekeepers Association.

Need help getting acquainted with the Beavercreek and Dayton areas? Contact Wright-Patt Realty today so we can get started.

March
15

Want to take some time to get creative? Here are some great craft ideas to do in your home.

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.

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March
8

Celebrate Meatball Day and get some great comfort food from these Beavercreek restaurants.

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.

  • Marion's Piazza – 1320 N. Fairfield Rd., Beavercreek, OH
    Marion's Piazza has been a popular spot to get delicious thin-crust pizza and other Italian favorites for over 50 years as ownership has remained in the same family. The restaurant has earned many honors, including being named the best Dayton-area pizza in over 37 local newspaper and magazine surveys. It's even been named the top independent pizza restaurant in the nation by Pizza Today magazine. So what are you waiting for? You can get your fill of meatballs with the restaurant's meatball sub, which also includes spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese, and onions, or try the spaghetti with meatballs. If you'd rather have a pizza, order one with your choice of toppings, or go for the Marion's Deluxe with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, order the ham and sauerkraut pizza.

  • Cassano's – 3915 Indian Ripple Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45440
    Cassano's began by selling the family's pizza in the back of their small grocery store in 1953 and has since expanded to several area locations. Their signature dough is so in-demand that Cassano's operates a Dough King website that sells its own dough and uses other recipes to fulfill orders. Visit the restaurant to order the meatball sub or spaghetti with meatballs. Or enjoy a personal-sized pizza or several larger sizes to share with a group. The Super Deluxe — loaded with pepperoni, sausage, ham, mushrooms, onions, red and green peppers, banana peppers, and extra cheese — is a customer favorite, and if you're ordering for a party, consider choosing a few 30-inch pies.

  • Jimmy's Italian Kitchen – 3002 Woodman Dr., Kettering, OH 45420
    You can enjoy everything from a gourmet pizza to a lunchtime sub to Italian favorites like linguine with clam sauce at Jimmy's Italian Kitchen. Choose a pizza with a traditional or a thicker Sicilian crust. Then add toppings of your choice, such as bacon, ham, meatballs, anchovies, broccoli, pineapple, and more. Several gourmet pizza options are also offered, including a Meat Lover's Pizza covered in meatballs, pepperoni, sausage, ham, and bacon, or a Veggie Lover's Pizza with tomatoes, onions, spinach, green peppers, black olives, and mushrooms.

  • The Flying Pizza – 2640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Beavercreek/Fairborn, OH 45324
    Located across from Wright State University, The Flying Pizza serves up hand-tossed Neapolitan as well as Sicilian square pizza. All ingredients used are fresh, and their dough and sauce are made on the premises. Order pizza by the slice with your choice of cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and mushroom, or try a larger-sized pie with a wider range of toppings. Customer favorites include Pete's Favorite with pepperoni, sliced meatballs, and mushrooms, and the Meat-Za, topped with sliced meatballs, pepperoni, and sausage.

Contact Wright-Patt Realty if you'd like to see Beavercreek homes for sale or sell your home in the area. Our experienced agents know the area well and are happy to help!

March
1

If you're planning some home improvements, don't neglect the bedroom. Give it an upgrade with these tips.

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.

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February
22

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. 

February
15

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.

Get Going on These 2021 Landscaping Projects

  1. Create a raised bed.
    If you didn't plant a vegetable garden last year, get set for spring planting with a raised bed. Choose a manufactured or a homemade frame with dimensions of about 4 feet by 6 feet. The frame sides should be about 6 inches deep. If your yard is clear of snow and ice, you can mark off the area for the raised bed with string or spray paint.  Be sure to choose a sunny location. Double dig to a depth of 2 feet, returning soil to the bed but adding compost. You can create rows for seeds or seedlings later. Cover the bed with mulch and wait for the right planting times.

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February
8

Beavercreek offers some lovely locations for getting married. Here are some of our top picks for small wedding venues in Beavercreek.

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

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February
1

Best Pet for Your Home - Wright-Patt Realty

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 Young Professional
    The Young Professional is in her 20s or 30s. Her work hours are unpredictable; sometimes she comes home at five, and other times she works late. Her free time is active, but also flexible. She goes on runs and hikes and frequents cafes and bars.

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January
25

Dining Room Staging - Home Sellers - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Try a Home Office
    Why work at the dining table when you can claim your unused dining room as your office. Whether your work from home, need a place to manage finances, or just need a quiet place for the weekend, this is a great spot to set up a desk and shelving, display the family activities calendar, and create storage for office files and mail. Most dining rooms don't have doors, but if you don't mind the idea, you can create a really nice open office or study.

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January
18

Cheese Shops Around Beavercreek - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Murray's Cheese – 3165 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, OH 45434
    With multiple locations near Beavercreek homes for sale and beyond, Murray's Cheese is sure to have what you need to celebrate Cheese Lovers Day this year. Murray's Cheese has long been known for offering one of the best selections of deli items that you'll find anywhere, making this is a great place to shop if you're looking for something special that's not available at every deli.

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January
11

Fireplace Tips for First-Time Owners - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  1. Professionally Clean & Service the Fireplace
    Chimney fires are a leading cause of home loss. Professional chimney sweeps will remove the creosote that causes chimney fires. This byproduct of combustion sticks to the chimney walls and requires special tools and training to remove effectively. Further, make sure that the fireplace is well-maintained. Promptly repair any damaged flues, doors, or other components that could pose a hazard to the home.

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January
4

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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December
29

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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December
21

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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December
14

House Closing Delays - Wright-Patt Realty

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 saleSometimes, 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.

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December
7

Christmas Tree Farms - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

November
16

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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November
9

Home in Retirement - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

Your Home in Retirement

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.

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November
2

Restaurants for Thanksgiving - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  1. Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant - 5220 Cornerstone N. Blvd., Centerville, OH 45440
    Cooper's Hawk is always a popular location on Thanksgiving. Space is limited, so we recommend making reservations early if possible. They traditionally serve a wonderful prix fixe meal with roasted turkey, stuffing, green beans, and butternut squash soup as options on the menu. After dinner, cruise by one of these nearby Centerville homes for sale.

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October
26

Beavercreek Area Restaurants for Dessert - Wright-Patt Realty

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®.

  • Chantilly Cream Dessert Shop - 407 W. Main St., Fairborn, OH 45324
    Just the name Chantilly Cream Dessert Shop is enough to make you drool. For more than 25 years, Chantilly Cream has been turning out homemade European-style tortes, cobblers, cakes, pies, and tarts. Each day, a selection of specialty desserts are sold by the slice so you can satisfy that craving for sweets. Can't live by dessert alone? Pick up some of their $20 Wednesday comfort-food dinners to go after a day of viewing Fairborn homes for sale. Chantilly Cream opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Sunday, with extended hours on Wednesday until 6:30 p.m.

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October
19

RV Home Away From Home - Wright-Patt Realty

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:

  • What type of RV? There are four basic types to choose from, and they vary widely in price.
  • Should you buy used or new?
  • Will you feel comfortable operating the RV?
  • Are you prepared for the cost outlay with RVing? It may be cheaper than owning a house, but it will still cost you.

Our REALTORS® have some advice for would-be RVers. Read on.

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October
12

Fall Family Fun - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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. 

  • Lucas Bros. Fall Fest 2020: 3229 Ferry Rd., Bellbrook, OH 45305
    Lucas Bros. Fall Fest is a fun, family-friendly event that runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 25th through November 1st. Some of the activities you'll find here include a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, farm animal interactions, and a free straw maze. If you have some time to spare, plan to take a hayride through the woods, and get lost in the almost 5-acre corn maze. 

    This picturesque farm is a short drive from Kettering, Springboro, and the surrounding Dayton area. It's also not far from some of the best Bellbrook homes for sale.

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October
5

DIY or Pro - Home Remodeling - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

Things to Take into Consideration Before Going DIY or Professional

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.

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September
21

Fall Apples - Wright-Patt Realty

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

  1. Peifer Orchards - 450 US 68 N., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
    Family-owned Peifer Orchards started in 1994 with 200 apple trees kept as a hobby. Flash-forward to 2020, where the now-3,000-tree orchard supplies a full-service farm market just minutes from Yellow Springs homes for sale. Along with apples, peaches, berries, and other fresh produce, Peifer Orchards offers fresh-pressed apple cider, jams and preserves, local honey, and Ohio maple syrup. Have fun picking your own apples each weekend through the end of October. Visit the website for the current crop report. Peifer Orchards is open daily from June through December.

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September
14

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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August
31

Listing Timing - Sell a Home - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

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August
24

Consignment Shopping - Beavercreek - Wright-Patt Realty

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:

  • This Old Couch – 3930 Dayton Xenia Rd., Beavercreek OH 45432
    If you're looking for vintage and antique items, This Old Couch, located near Beavercreek homes for sale, is worth a visit.  The shop carries furniture for every room in a variety of styles, including mid-century modern, farmhouse, and rustic coastal. And if you'd like to work on your own piece of vintage furniture, This Old Couch has a recycled and reclaimed room where you'll find treasures such as knobs, windows, and doors to give your products a unique touch.

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August
17

Fitness Facilities - Gyms Around Beavercreek - Wright-Patt Realty

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®

  1. 24-7 Gym and Fitness - 3253 Seajay Drive, Beavercreek, OH 45430
    24-7 Gym and Fitness is a convenient gym in Beavercreek that offers no contract, no cancellation fee, free Wi-Fi, 24-7 gym access, free workout plans, and one free personal training session. You'll also find some of the best personal trainers inhouse who will create a workout plan to help you meet your physical fitness goals.

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July
27

Moving Day Countdown - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

Start Your 30 Day Count Down

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.

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July
20

AC Maintenance - Homeowners - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

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July
13

Ice Cream Shops - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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:

  • Jubie's Creamery - 471 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, OH 45324 
    Treat yourself to premium ice cream or soft custard at Jubie's Creamery, located near Fairborn homes for sale. They're made in small batches and come in flavors like red velvet cake, salty caramel crunch, and funfetti cake batter. If you'd like to try something other than a cup or cone, you can create your own sundae, cookie sammie, parfait, blast, or premium shake. And if you're looking for a non-dairy option, you'll find several at Jubie's, including German chocolate.

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July
6

Camping - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Frontier Campground - 9580 Collett Rd, Waynesville, OH 45068
    Got an RV in the driveway that you want to break in for the season? The Frontier Campground is open for business and ready for you to pull in. You can also set yourself up in one of the many cabins they offer. You can drop a line into Spring Valley Wildlife Lake, enjoy a bike ride down the Little Miami Scenic Trail, and much more while you are there.

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June
22

Antique Shopping - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

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June
15

House Hunting - Red Flags - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  1. A Glut of "For Sale" Signs in the Neighborhood
    If you see numerous homes for sale in the same neighborhood, it's often a sign that there are problems brewing. A new landfill could be under construction. Or, there could be any number of reasons that everyone is eager to move out of the neighborhood. A few homes for sale is a sign of a healthy community; too many homes is a sign that a community is dying, and it's best to stay away.

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June
8

Easier Kitchen Renovation - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Update the backsplash
    The backsplash is a focal point of your kitchen and a good place to spend your money since it can drastically change the look of the room. It's a popular project and a place buyers would expect to see an update. If you don't want a full redo, consider painting over or stenciling existing tile or going with a peel and stick option which would be less work than cutting and grouting traditional tile. Any way you do it, it's still cheaper than bigger projects like cabinets and countertops.

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May
26

House Features - Sell a Home - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

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May
18

Summer Home Maintenance - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Prep Your Kitchen and Bathrooms
    As the new season approaches, it's time to give your kitchen and bathroom a fresh start. Keeping an eye on tile surrounds and sinks can help prevent costly water damage and repairs. Clean appliances, unclog your drains and replace any leaky faucets.

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May
11

Create a Relaxing Home - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

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May
4

Online Listing Importance - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

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April
27

Sunday Drives Around Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Miami & Erie Canal Scenic Byway
    A 50-mile stretch running north to south, the Miami & Erie Canal Scenic Byway can be enjoyed starting in Piqua and heading north to Delphos. One of the highlights of this jaunt is passing by Lake Loramie State Park, a perfect place to pull over and rest for lunch. We love this route because it offers an opportunity to explore fantastic off-the-beaten-path places like the city of St. Marys. Because the route was constructed parallel to the Miami & Erie Canal, there are plenty of opportunities for boaters, nature-lovers, and fishermen to enjoy the waterways surrounding the byway.

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April
20

Roof Replacement - Wright-Patt Realty

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:

  1. Your roof is near the end of its lifespan.
    With proper installation, care, and maintenance, a roof can last for decades. However, even under the best of circumstances, it can't last forever. Your roof's longevity depends partially on the material that it's made from. Asphalt shingles, for example, last about 20 to 25 years if it's the only layer of roofing material. If it was installed over an existing layer of shingles, it should be replaced at least every 20 years.

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April
13

Restaurants for Takeout - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  1. Crossroads BBQ & More — 1156 Kauffman Ave., Fairborn, OH 45324
    Who doesn't love a good barbeque? Instead of breaking out the grill and dealing with the cleanup, let Crossroads BBQ & More bring the barbeque to you! Quality ingredients and homemade recipes combine to deliver the best pizza in the area straight to your door. For those who want to skip on a slice, Crossroads BBQ & More also whips up subs, calzones, pasta dishes, salads, appetizers, snacks, and desserts. Pick a pie up to go and scope out a few Fairborn homes for sale while you're at it.

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April
6

Deep Cleaning Tips - Wright-Patt Realty

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. 

  1. Launder your living room. If your throw pillows have removable covers, remove and clean them according to the directions on the label. Remove the couch cushions and vacuum up any dust or crumbs that may have fallen between the cushions. Inspect all upholstery for stains. The University of Missouri Extension office has a guide to stain removal for all washable fabrics. Spot clean rugs and carpets. You may also wish to rent a carpet cleaner.

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March
30

Home Office Space - Wright-Patt Realty

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. 

  1. Invest in a Great Office Chair
    If you only purchase one item for your home office space, make it a high-quality office chair. You want an office chair that you're comfortable sitting and working in for hours at a time. A superb office chair provides ample support to your back and core and encourages an ergonomically correct sitting position. It should also roll with ease so that you can quickly access your supplies and work materials. When you're not working, roll the office chair away and use it for additional seating.

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March
16

Boost Curb Appeal - Sell a Home - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Give Your Front Door a Facelift
    A vibrant front door can add some brightness and revive your house. It makes your home eye-catching and memorable to buyers looking at multiple properties. To transform your entry, apply a fresh coat of paint color that complements the exterior, like a pop of red or yellow for a gray or blue house.

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March
9

Spring Break Bucket List - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  1. Explore a Museum: Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, 2380 Memorial Road, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
    The Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, where the Wright brothers tested their early flying machines, is a true slice of Ohio history close to Fairborn homes for sale. Located on the grounds of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Interpretive Center details the work of the Wright brothers, starting with the building of the first practical airplane during the "flying seasons" of 1904 and 1905. The Interpretive Center is a great place to learn about the history of the Wright Brothers in Ohio, and all of the great work that has taken place at Wright-Patterson AFB ever since.

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March
2

Running Trails - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Russ Nature Preserve - 2380 Kemp Road, Beavercreek, OH 45431
    Offering access to four miles of trails that meander through picturesque meadows and woods, Russ Nature Preserve is one of the top outdoor destinations in Greene County. The land was gifted to the county by Fritz and Dolores Russ in 2008 and has become a local favorite running spot near these Beavercreek homes for sale. In addition to running and hiking trails over gently rolling terrain, the preserve offers a rustic, all-natural playscape for kids, and is home to an apiary operated by the Greene County Beekeepers Association.

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February
24

Decorating Tips - Sell a Home - Wright-Patt Realty

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

  • The Lowdown on Blue
    Social scientists have studied the psychological effect of color on mood and well-being for decades, and blue has consistently been connected with relaxation and calm. Researchers at Cyprus International University have found a connection between the color blue and increased intellectual activity. Blue also has cultural connotations of luxury and status. A touch of Classic Blue can inspire buyers to view your house as an oasis of calm or a personal palace.

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February
17

Visiting the Air Force Museum - Fairborn, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

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February
10

Home Warranty - Buy a House - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

What is a Home Warranty, Anyway?

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.

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February
3

Florists - Washington Township, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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:

  • Far Hills Florist, 278 N. Main St., Centerville, OH
    Far Hills Florist, a family-owned business, has a long history in the area since opening in 1964. The shop's designs are influenced by large and wild English garden or small and contained French compact floral styles. For Valentine's Day, browse in Far Hills' "Love and Romance" section of arrangements or use them as inspiration to design your own. If you'd like to truly create your own Valentine's Day arrangement, consider taking one of the florist's floral design classes.

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January
27

Sell a Home - Closet Organization - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Do Some Ruthless Decluttering
    It's time to let go of all those things you've been holding on to "just in case." Organizing experts recommend a goal of reducing stored belongings by half. Anything that doesn't make the cut can be donated or sold for cash to boost your moving fund.

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January
20

Breakfast Restaurants - Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  1. The Blue Berry Café — 72 Bellbrook Plz., Bellbrook, OH 45305
    Of course, the first place you need to visit on National Blueberry Pancake Day is The Blue Berry Café. They ask that all customers call ahead at least 30 minutes before they arrive to guarantee a cozy seat — since it's National Blueberry Pancake Day, consider reserving your spot a bit earlier! Dive into an order of "Big As Your Plate" blueberry pancakes and enjoy the best blueberries in town! Before you leave, peruse their retail store called The Blue Tique and pickup some blueberry-based keepsakes to display in one of the Bellbrook homes for sale you that fall in love with.

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January
13

Real Estate Agent Help - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Selling - Staging Experts
    When selling a home, you want an open palette, not an empty one. When competing against other Beavercreek homes for saleyou don't want to bunch of empty rooms in your pictures. For example, it's not easy to tell two bedrooms apart without beds or decor. Your agent can help you with smart and strategic staging advice, showing you not just where to arrange items but also where to source needed additions at a great value. 

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January
6

Game Stores Around Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

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December
30

Loan Pre-Approval Timing - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

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December
16

Beavercreek Salons & Spas - Wright-Patt Realty

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.  

  • 937 Salon and Spa, 1835 E Stroop Rd, Kettering
    This women-owned salon and spa is the perfect place to treat yourself before a night on the town. The clean, mod interior and community-oriented atmosphere gives you a taste of the contemporary and down-home at the same time. With a full range of hairstyling services, waxing, nail care, facials and more, you can cover all your beauty bases at 937 Salon and Spa.

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December
9

Holiday Home Sale - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  1. Post Video Tours and High-Quality Photos
    When temperatures are low, people are less likely to spend a weekend touring homes and more likely to turn to online listings. An enticing video tour and beautiful photos designed to highlight your home's best features will create a desire to see it in person. It's generally worth the investment to hire a professional. If possible, use exterior photos taken in spring or summer.

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December
2

Woodland Lights - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

Celebrate the Holidays at Woodland Lights

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.

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November
25

Millennial Buyers - Selling a Home - Wright-Patt Realty

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. 

  1. A Nice-Sized Yard
    If you're thinking about a home addition that creeps into yard space, you might want to reconsider. Surprisingly enough, the number one feature millennials want in a home is a nice-sized yard. Having enough room to add a garden and plenty of space for future kids to play were some of the reasons cited in research surveys. Millennials in general value the lifestyle that having outdoor space affords them. They also realize that you can always update the interior of a home, but you're stuck with your yard for life.

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November
11

VA Loans 101 - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

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November
4

Beavercreek Bakeries Thanksgiving Pies - Wright-Patt Realty

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. 

Best Thanksgiving Sweet Treats

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.

  1. The Cake Shop - 2231 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH 45431
    A short drive from the heart of Beavercreek, The Cake Shop provides a simple name for a simple service—sweet, delicious treats. Choose from a large variety of baked goods that can be designed specifically for your occasion. This is a great place to find a perfectly themed dessert.

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October
28

Bridge Loans - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

What is a Bridge Loan?

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.

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October
21

Homeowners Insurance Tips - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

Home Insurance 101

  • 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.

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November
18

Giving Tuesday - Wright-Patt Realty

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. 

  • Ellie's Rainy Day Fund: P.O. Box #340013 Beavercreek, OH 45434
    The mission of Ellie's Rainy Day Fund is to preserve the bond between families and their sick pets. They do this by helping pet owners with the financial support they need to care for their medically-challenged furry friends. Not only is this a worthy cause, but you can feel great about donating to this charity. One-hundred percent of the donations they receive go toward supporting their mission instead of being used to cover overhead costs.
     

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October
7

Beavercreek Pumpkin Patches - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  • Katie's Pumpkin Barn - 2128 New Germany Trebein Road, Xenia, OH 45385
    The family team behind Katie's Pumpkin Barn started out 22 years ago selling pumpkins from their driveway not far from Xenia homes for sale. Today mom Laurie works the field while daughter Katie handles the barn. Try your hand solving the puzzle of the all-ages corn maze added this year. Whenever possible, the farm animals will be outside the barn for feeding and photo opportunities. Katie's is open 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily until the end of October.

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September
30

Disclosure Must for Homesellers - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

The Importance Of Full Disclosure

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.

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September
16

Coffee Shops Around Beavercreek - Wright-Patt Realty

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!

  1. EPIC Coffee Shoppe - 22 W. Stroop Road, Kettering 45429
    When the name of your business is EPIC Coffee Shoppe, you better deliver. EPIC's many satisfied customers happily testify that both product and service are first-rate. With its extensive menu of artisan coffee drinks, fresh baked goods, and ice cream, EPIC is a perfect place for the whole family to start or end a day of viewing Kettering homes for sale. Hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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September
9

Fall Maintenance-Wright-Patt Realty

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:

  • Take Summer Photos
    Add summer photos to the listing to show prospective buyers how the landscape looks when grass, flowers, and trees are at their best and brightest.

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September
3

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival - Wright-Patt Realty

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!

A Beavercreek Tradition

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. 

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August
26

Boost Credit Score - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  1. Dispute Errors
    Errors are exceedingly common on credit reports. Approximately 25% of credit reports in America contain errors including missed payments, incorrect addresses, open accounts that are in reality closed, and debts that are incorrectly recorded. You should always dispute errors and ensure that any incorrect information is removed from your report. The prevalence of errors on credit reports highlights the importance of keeping your financial records organized. You will need these records to dispute any errors you discover. Once your dispute is submitted, it can take around 30 days for an error to be removed from your credit report and slightly longer for it to improve your credit score.

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August
19

Steak Restaurants Around Beavercreek - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  1. 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.    

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August
12

Factors Impacting Home Sale - Wright-Patt

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.

  1. Roof. An aging or failing roof will strike fear in the hearts of buyers. Everyone knows that water damage can cause big headaches and thousands of dollars of damage. It can even mean that there is water damage, mold, or rot that can't be easily seen or detected. Replacing a roof is considered home maintenance so neglecting it can have an effect on how buyers perceive your home.

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August
5

 

Golf Courses Around Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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.

  1. Beavercreek Golf Club — 2800 New Germany Trebein Road, Beavercreek, OH 45431
    The premier public golf course located very close to Beavercreek homes for sale is one of the best places to play according to Golf Digest. Don't just take their word for it—book a tee time at the Beavercreek Golf Club and check out the course for yourself. Challenging for aspiring pros yet relaxing for those who love starting their day with a quick round, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better golfing experience in Ohio.

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July
22

Mortgage Process for Self-Employed Homebuyers - Wright-Patt

Applying for a mortgage means your financial situation is under close scrutiny and that applies even more so when you're self-employed. But that certainly doesn't mean that you can't get a mortgage or that you'll never be able to buy Beavercreek homes for sale. Many self-employed people successfully buy houses every year. But you may encounter a few more stumbling blocks along the way. So what can you do to make the process go as smoothly as possible? These tips can help.

  1. Keep good records and have the right documentation available. Lenders need to assess your ability to pay back the loan before you get approved. It can be a little more difficult to prove you have that ability when you're self-employed. You don't have the paper trail of pay stubs and W-2s other borrowers can rely on. You will need to produce more verification of your consistent income. In general, lenders will want at least two years of tax returns, a 1099 form, and a profit and loss statement if you are a business owner. You will also need monthly or quarterly statements from your bank and investment accounts.

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July
15

Horse Boarding Around Beavercreek - Wright-Patt Realty

July 15th is National I Love Horses Day, and our REALTORS® are never surprised to learn how many local residents also own horses. 

If you're a horse owner who's been exploring Beavercreek homes for sale, you know that finding your dream home isn't enough. Before you're ready to relocate, you'll also need to find accommodations for your equine friends. Luckily, there are several excellent local stables where you can feel great about boarding your horse. 

  1. Sycamore Creek Stables - Beavercreek, OH
    Located not far from Colonel Glenn Highway and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, 25-acre Sycamore Creek Stables has been a popular boarding spot since 1971. This self-care facility allows you to stable, board, and pasture your horse for a reasonable monthly rate. They also offer a locked tack building and trailer parking. If you're looking for a family atmosphere without any drama, Sycamore Creek Stables is a great choice. 

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July
8

Add On or Move On - Wright-Patt Realty

It's not always easy to know when it's time for a change. It could be one single "aha moment," or it could creep up on you over the course of months, or even years. Either way, when the realization hits you that your house no longer suits your needs, our REALTORS® are here to help. 

For many homeowners, the issue is simple, but also not-so-simple: You've outgrown your home. Maybe your kids have gotten too big for their shared bedrooms, or maybe your home office is slowly taking over the whole house. When that time comes, you can either add on or move on. Before you decide to put up your Beavercreek home for sale, it's best to weigh that choice carefully. 

Move or Improve

In many cases, it's sound advice to be as unemotional as possible when making big real estate decisions. But when it comes to deciding whether to move on to a new home or add onto your current one, it's hard to take feelings out of the equation. Sure, there are financial considerations too—we'll get to those in a second—but it's also important to listen to what your gut tells you. 

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July
1

Green County Fairs and Festivals - Wright-Patt Realty

Summer in Greene County is a wonderful time to explore local communities and enjoy some of the biggest local events of the year. From fantastic 4th of July celebrations to the legendary Greene County Fair and the flavorful Kickin' Chicken Wings Fest, there's truly something for every resident and visitor to enjoy.

Whether you're new to the area or a long-time resident, these events are the ideal chance to see what makes life in Greene County so special. Our REALTORS® are ready for summer fun, and we've got the details on three great events coming to Greene County this summer.

Family-Friendly Festivities Around Greene County

  • City of Beavercreek 4th of July Parade & Fireworks – Rotary Park, 2260 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek | 6 - 10:30 p.m. July 4
    You won't have to travel far from Beavercreek homes for sale to enjoy a memorable, family-friendly 4th of July celebration. The City of Beavercreek 4th of July Parade & Fireworks bookend a full day of fun in the city. Start your evening by taking in the parade which starts at 6 p.m., featuring appearances from local non-profit organizations, businesses, clubs, and neighborhood groups. Once the parade is complete, head over to Rotary Park, where you'll find a full evening of family fun. The party at the park features live entertainment throughout the evening, great food, and a children's play area packed with entertaining activities. Close out the evening with a truly spectacular fireworks show at 10 p.m.—the perfect way to cap off a day of patriotic fun in Beavercreek.

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June
25

Downsizing Considerations - Wright-Patt Realty

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

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

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June
17

Final Walk-Through-Wright-Patt Realty

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

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

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

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June
10

Fishing Areas Around Beavercreek - Wright-Patt Realty

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

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

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June
3

This Old Couch Beavercreek, OH - Wright-Patt Realty

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

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

This Old Couch: A Community Staple

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

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May
27

Energy Efficiency-Wright-Patt Realty

Beavercreek homes for sale are consistently some of the most sought-after in Ohio. A fast-moving real estate market creates a lot of opportunities for home sellers. Still, sellers must find ways to differentiate their property if they want to get the best price during their sale. Our REALTORS® can help you use real estate trends to your advantage to make more money when you sell. Our knowledge of the area will equip you to stand out from the start.

In Beavercreek and beyond, more buyers are looking for one thing: energy efficiency. The benefits of energy efficiency are especially appealing to first-time homeowners. Many first-time buyers are especially sensitive to the costs of homeownership. They recognize that if they can save a few hundred dollars per year on energy costs, it will boost their budget.

Likewise, more people are taking an interest in reducing their carbon footprint and helping the environment. After all, the natural world is just as important here in Ohio as it is anywhere else! The big question for sellers is this: What's the best way to increase efficiency? Just like any other home renovation, you don't want to break the bank—but you do want to make a difference.

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May
20

 

Beavercreek Area Bike Trails-Wright-Patt Realty

The pleasant weather of spring provides the perfect excuse to explore all of the outdoor attractions around the Beavercreek area, including the area's many parks, trails, and scenic spots. So why not explore on two wheels, and enjoy a great workout in the process?

May is National Bike Month, an annual event encouraging everyone to enjoy the fun and healthy lifestyle that comes with regular bike rides. Riding a bike is an excellent way for residents and visitors of all ages to explore all the natural beauty that the Beavercreek area has to offer, and you'll find no shortage of local trails where you can enjoy a ride.

Our REALTORS® have the details on some of the best trails in the Beavercreek area where you can celebrate National Bike Month this year.

Beavercreek Area Bike Trails

  1. Dayton-Kettering Connector – Riverscape MetroPark to Hempstead Station Road
    Travel through a number of scenic local communities, passing both Kettering homes for sale and Oakwood homes for sale, as you explore the Dayton-Kettering Connector Trail. Clocking in at 7.1 miles, the Dayton-Kettering Connector features sections of paved trails along with shared roadways. Part of the trail follows the same route as a local, historic rail line, which carried goods and people from nearby communities to Dayton. In addition to seeing the sights, this is a great trail if you like to use your bike to commute between local communities.

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May
13

 

Home Inspection Issues-Wright-Patt Realty

After spending weeks, months, or even longer looking at Beavercreek homes for sale, you've finally found the perfect one. Congratulations!

Once your offer is accepted, the next step is to schedule a home inspection. While most inspections go off without a hitch, there are times when something unexpected pops up. If this happens to you, don't panic. Here's what you need to do next.

  • Have the Right Mindset
    Suddenly finding out there's a major problem with your dream home can make you feel like your dreams have been dashed. Do your best to stay calm and remember that a less-than-stellar home inspection is sometimes a blessing in disguise.

    Most problems aren't actually deal-breakers, and they can give you some pretty powerful leverage when it comes to re-negotiating your contract. Approach the issue with a strategic mindset and focus on making one decision at a time.

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May
6

Mother's Day in Beavercreek-Wright-Patt Realty

Mother's Day is an excellent opportunity to show the important women in your life just how much you care. While most Moms will tell you they don't want a gift, there are lots of ways to spoil her on her special day. Use these recommendations from our REALTORS® to help inspire you to plan the perfect Mother's Day. 

  1. Chocolates from Signature Confections: 3565 Kemp Road, Beavercreek
    When you want to "wow" someone special, you can't go wrong with the gourmet chocolates at Signature Confections. They're both aesthetically pleasing and inarguably delicious. Choose an assortment of dark, milk, and white chocolate treats and make sure to pick up a few of their uniquely flavored chocolate bars. 

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April
29

Early Mortgage Payoff-Wright-Patt Realty

If you find yourself in a position where paying off your mortgage is both feasible and reasonable for you and your family then congratulations are in order.  If you've reached the point of paying off your mortgage, then you've made the most of your finances along the journey thus far and are looking to make the most of them moving forward.  

Our REALTORS® know what it's like to buy a home as well as own a home outright and have helped countless homeowners just like you make crucial decisions for their home purchases. But is paying off your mortgage early always the right way to go?

The Power of Compounding Interest

Most people are familiar with interest simply in the form of a debt instrument. Your mortgage, car payment, or even student loans all have that dreaded word "interest" tied to them, which makes paying off a major debt even more rewarding. While interest is your enemy in loan situations, it can actually be your best ally on the investment end.

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April
22

Beavercreek Bookstores-Wright-Patt Realty

Do you love curling up with a good book and immersing yourself in an amazing story? Then join our REALTORS® as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! We invite you to share in our love of reading on April 27th by discovering your new favorite book at one of the fantastic independent bookstores located around Beavercreek, Kettering, and Dayton. Whether you're looking for a page-turning thriller or a heartwarming tale, there is a world of wonder waiting for you on the shelves of these cherished independent bookstores.

  1. Books & Co. – 4453 Walnut St., Beavercreek, OH 45440
    There is no such thing as "too many books," which is why Books & Co. has taken the opportunity to expand its offering of novels and gifts. Stop by on Independent Bookstore Day and check out their reorganized store. Want to share your love of reading with the whole family? Every Saturday, Books & Co. hosts a storytime for kids that features books, songs, and crafts. Independent Bookstore Day is the perfect time to instill a passion for reading in your young one, while supporting your local community full of wonderful Beavercreek homes for sale.

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April
8

 

 

Paint to Sell-Wright-Patt Realty

When our clients ask us how they should prepare their Beavercreek homes for sale, the first thing we suggest is that they paint their homes. Dollar for dollar, nothing goes further than a fresh coat of paint inside and out. Used well, it will create compelling appeal from the street, and inside, a fresh, clean, and pleasing impression. 

Is Paint Necessary? 

Ask yourself if you have any of these conditions in your home:

  • Nails used on the wall
  • Markings that won't come off
  • Places where the drywall needs patching
  • Dingy appearance
  • Bright and bold accent wall colors
  • People smoke inside
  • A discolored ceiling
  • Peeling or chipped paint anywhere on the exterior
  • Dated color scheme on the exterior

If you do, chances are the house needs painting. 

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April
1

National Gardening Day-Wright-Patt Realty

Gardening is an eco-friendly way to combine physical activity with emotional satisfaction. Kick off the season by celebrating National Gardening Day on Sunday, April 14 with a visit to a local nursery or garden center.

Our REALTORS® have assembled a list of the top garden centers in and around Beavercreek. Stop by and get some ideas or just let the plants and products trigger your own imagination! 

  • Berns Garden Center - 3776 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek
    Berns Garden Center is literally a homegrown business. Namesakes Al and Cherie Berns founded the company in 1956 when they purchased a house with one acre of land and a greenhouse. While Berns is still family-owned, it expanded in 2011 with the opening of the Beavercreek location. The center carries a full selection of annuals, perennials, and houseplants that would complement any of the great Beavercreek homes for sale. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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March
25

Spring Home Bidding-Wright-Patt Realty

After viewing many great Beavercreek homes for sale, you've finally found the one that is perfect for your family. Now that you're ready to make an offer, our REALTORS® want to help make this process as easy and successful as possible for you. Buying a home is a huge milestone, and while we share in your excitement, we also want our buyers to be prepared for potential hurdles that may slow the process — particularly an obstacle that many home buyers refer to as a "bidding war."

Contrary to the phrase, competition between buyers is actually a civil event that often occurs when a property's features, location, and price appeals to a large number of potential buyers. Thankfully, our agents have successfully represented many homeowners during the springtime when buyer competition is often higher. We've gathered five effective strategies that you can use when bidding on a home in Beavercreek this spring.

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March
18

Kettering Recreation Complex-Wright-Patt Realty

No matter your athletic interests, age, fitness level, or schedule, there are a ton of great ways to enjoy a workout or participate in your favorite recreational activities in the Kettering area. The Kettering Recreation Complex offers extensive fitness facilities, an aquatic center, ice skating, a track, gymnasium, nursery, senior center, and so much more. It's also a popular gathering place for the community, with extended hours that make it easy to plan visits that fit your schedule.

Our REALTORS® know the Kettering community, and we've got the inside scoop on how residents of all ages can enjoy the facilities at the Kettering Recreation Complex.

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March
11

Spring Maintenance-Wright-Patt Realty

Spring cleaning rises to an entirely new level when you're preparing to sell your home. You will need to do more than wash the windows, clean the carpets, and sweep out the garage to attract bids from buyers perusing the listings of Beavercreek homes for sale. There's plenty of work to do and there is no time to waste. If you want your home to appeal to buyers, then the following are some things you need to take care of.

Interior Spaces

You'll want to fix any leaky faucets, repair any damaged appliances, and clean the furnace. You should also replace batteries in smoke detectors, inspect/replace fire extinguishers, and repair any damaged or malfunctioning electrical outlets. While some sellers choose to replace old appliances and upgrade dated lighting fixtures before listing, a better option is to leave these on the table as negotiating chips. Doing so allows prospective buyers to choose the appliances and fixtures that match their vision for the home.    

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March
4

Recreation for Kids-Wright-Patt Realty

If your family includes children of different ages, it's difficult to find entertainment that satisfies all of them. Families in Huber Heights and Washington Township love the convenient access to a wide range of activities appealing to everyone. Our REALTORS® recommend two of the more popular facilities for family fun.

Get Air Huber Heights

Jumping on a trampoline creates a sense of freedom that puts a smile on anyone's face. The Main Court at Get Air Huber Heights , located at 6020 Chambersburg Road, includes thousands of square feet of side-by-side trampolines so everyon