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Realtors Fighting For Affordable, Accessible Mortgages By Rhonda Marvin, President Cambridge Board of REALTORS

Rhonda Marvin

Congress is discussing changes to the Federal Housing Administration that could have a significant impact on home buyers, sellers, and the future of the real estate market here. Some of these proposed changes would raise the minimum down payment for FHA-insured mortgages to 5 percent, as well as allow FHA loan limits to revert to 115 percent of a county's median home price. Since its inception in 1934 FHA has provided safe, affordable mortgage financing to millions of home buyers. FHA plays a critical role in the nation's housing finance system. Realtors believe changes should not be made at consumers' expense by reducing the availability and increasing the cost of mortgage capital, especially when the market is still recovering. Many first-time home buyers rely on FHA-insured loans to purchase a home, which only require a 3.5% down payment in most cases. According to the National Association of Realtors, one-third of recent buyers purchased their homes with an FHA-insured mortgage. FHA is a leader in insuring safe, low down payment mortgages to responsible, qualified borrowers. Realtors oppose any increases to the down payment requirements, which would put home ownership out of reach for many families. The principal barrier to home ownership is accumulating the money needed for down payment and closing costs. Increased down payments will make it difficult for both first-time and repeat buyers. Twenty-one percent of recent buyers made less than a 3 percent down payment on their home purchase, according to NAR research. NAR estimates that it would take the average American family, living frugally and saving at the current national rate, nearly seven years for a 5 percent down payment on a $200,000 home and more than 10 years to save for 10 percent down. Realtors are also urging Congress to make the current FHA loan limits permanent. Current limits range from $271,050 to $729,750, based on 125 percent of the local area median home price. These limits are set to expire on September 30, 2011, and revert to formulas based on 115 percent of the area's median home price, but some public policy makers have proposed allowing those limits to fall even further. NAR estimates that reverting to lower loan limits will impact 612 counties in 40 states and the District of Columbia, with an average loan limit reduction of more than $50,000. Reducing the current loan limits would restrict availability of mortgage loans all over the country, as well as increase cost of capital to consumers. These proposals will have an even greater dramatic impact on liquidity and could halt the housing market recovery. FHA is the only government agency that operates entirely from self-generated income, costing taxpayers nothing. FHA serves the needs of millions of hardworking Americans and has taken critical steps in the housing finance system to ensure long-term financial soundness. It is imperative that we maintain the current down payment requirements and loan limits to safeguard home ownership. Sincerely,

Rhonda Marvin

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Lots of extras to treat yourself right. SENECA area, remodeled 4 BR home w/Jacuzzi & greenhouse. $186,000. #3128244.

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2 ac., 3 BR, handicapped accessible, garage, corner lot, dead end road, updates. $76,900. #3185354.

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2 ac. retreat. Everything you think of when you say perfect. Open floor plan, multi deck, country setting, peace & quiet, 3 BR. $89,500. #3125593.

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2 story, 4 BR, 2 BA, pretty oak woodwork, updated eat-in kitchen, garage workshop & storage bldg. SALT FORK area. $87,500. #3237356.

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3 BR home in Zanesville in need of TLC but still a great deal @ just $38,500. #3251475.

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Nearby or go to SENECA Lake. Camper w/sun porch, deck, all amenities in resort. $14,900. #3215448.

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LAKE 3 lots, adorable At SENECA LAKE, cottage w/2 BR, remodeled & large yard for parties. $54,900. #3204173.

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Must see, priced to sell. Just kick off your shoes in your SENECA home. 2-3 BR, 2 decks, firepit, storage building. $49,900. #3201663.

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SALT FORK area on 3.5 ac., vinyl siding, 3 BR, fpl., hardwood floors, garage & deck. $119,900. #3239571.

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2 BR ranch home w/new wood floor in LR, replaced bsmt foundation, new ceiling in BR. $19,900 #3214623

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RESTAURANT! Opportunity, 1 ac, Southgate Parkway. Plenty of parking, seating area & billboard to draw the customer’s eye. Just reduced! $595,500 #309767

BUSINESS! Buy these storefronts & get new sidewalk & street! Loft for extra income. $129,900 #307869

REDUCED! Large building (fits semi), airport close, ideal business location all on 6.7 ac. $79,500 #3188575

DOWNTOWN Brick ranch on busy corner lot, off street parking, bsmt access w/extra high ceiling. $279,900 #308871

BYESVILLE location w/storefront & lots of storage. Sprinkler system in place & parking available. $75,000 #309044

Spacious 2 story home w/3 BR, 2 BA already have tenants at $500/mo. Located at 431 Gomber Ave. $34,500 #3211331

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You don’t have to between town & country life. 3 BR home on 5.25 ac will provide both! Open floor plan. $164,900 Woodsfield #3224408

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Possession at closing, 3 BR on 3 lots, covered porch, patio, storage above garage. $49,900 #3208032

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Captures the eye in this 3 BR home w/large rooms & 1st fl laundry. Double lot w/ large yard. Quaker City. $53,000 #3128182

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When you can own for only $37,500. Northside 2 story, vinyl sided, 3 BR, 1.5 BA & fenced yard. #3191006

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LANDLORDS!

Already have your tenants at $431/mo. This 2 BR small home is off N 9th St in the alley. Makes nice privacy for occupants. $29,900 #3211317

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DEALS UNDER $40,000

Location for up & down duplex w/separate electric & 2 furnaces. Good investment. $39.250 #306039

CORNER!

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Is new, totally remodeled w/ everything new. 4 BR, 2 BA, 3 story, Fpl, beautiful woodwork. A true MUST see! $89,900 #3244150

INSIDE

Completely & beautifully remodeled! Close to amenities & interstate, 2 car garage w/bonus room. $99,900 #3224257

BYESVILLE!

Overlooking flat, backyard. Newer gutters on 2 story, 1st fl BR, 2 graveled parking spots. $54,900 #3223795

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Acres, private location, splitlevel, 2 ac, new kitchen, Fpl, 3 BR, FR, deck & garage, open floor plan REDUCED $127,900 #3212705

119 ac, 2 homes, pond, woods, outbuildings, pines… who could ask for more? $479,900 #308725

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5 ac, Birmingham Rd, EGSD $26,900 #3233246 Country Club Estates, developmental lots, 1 + ac, $16,900 + Cambridge city lot w/utilities in place. $6,000. #3230962 Byesville corner lot w/utilities ready. $12,900. #3132081 4.2 ac close to Cambridge $99,900. #309484 2 Cambridge lots $7,500. #3211752 Cambridge lot, alley access $24,500. #3221553 Highly visible commercial lot $69,900. #309092 6 ac, EGSD, new home site. $27,500. #3205823 Cambridge city lot w/garage & utilities. $19,900. #3239761

With 3 BR ranch w/all the work done except for the moving in. Covered deck & updates. $34,900 #3221038

CAMBRIDGE!

Glass sliders to lg backyard. 4 BR, 2 BA ranch w/ Fpl, excellent condition, newer updates. $129,900 #3243711

Outside city limits but close to I70, food & groceries, 3 BR w/updates. $89,900 #3227233

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For hunting or recreational use. 3 garages, on almost 6 ac. Enjoy both the wildlife and the peacefulness. $49,900 #3229747

ASHWOOD!

Ranch, 1 ac, 2 BR, 2 BA, heated garage, bsmt could be finished for extra living area. $85,000 #3183177

Just like new, 3 BR located in town w/new kitchen, 2 new BA, all new windows, furnace & CA & so much more. $89,900 #3234186

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RANCH!

15 ac w/3 BR remolded home. 2.5 car garage, finished bsmt, deck & enclosed in Cedar exterior. $185,000 #3152221

VALUE

2 story, 4 car garage, great workshop area. 4-5 BR house w/ newer furnace & hot water heater. Conveniently located. $65,000 #3241385

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Lashley By The Lake This 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath vacation or year round home is all on one floor. Located on 3.4 acres of private wooded land with sights and sounds of nature in plain view. This home comes mostly furnished with furniture and appliances and has two sources of heat. #3213970

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ATTENTION BUYERS AND INVESTORS! 4 Bedroom home with updated electric, remodeled kitchen, CA, 1st floor master bedroom and laundry. Large spacious rooms. Zero down financing available for buyers who qualify. Immediate possession. Move in ready. $25,000 #3184273

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INDIAN LAKE HOME ON 4.83 ACRES! This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home has a 2 car detached garage, shed w/ electric. Close to Meadowbrook Schools. Located in a private setting. Many options to build on. Little to no money down financing available to those who qualify. #3213764

$??????. Bring your offers to the table on this 1999 built home on 1.74 acres. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath home. Master suite with large walk in closet & master bath, formal dining room, 1st floor laundry, and hot tub. Close to I-70. Immediate possession. #3222476

Move right into this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath ranch home with attached garage. 0.35 acres. Sunroom with hot tub. Family room in basement w/fireplace. Many updates including flooring in living room, bath and kitchen. SELLER VERY MOTIVATED. Possible owner financing. Call Amanda @ 740-2381260. #3206041

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REDUCED $52,640 This home is near the City Park and boasts a foyer entry with hardwood, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, 3 Bedrooms and Office. Subject to bank approval. #3189799

CHECK THIS OUT! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home spacious home with Wide Open Floor Plan, Family and Living Room, First Floor Laundry, Large Wood Deck On Front & Back. Also boasts a 32’ X 64’ - 3+ Car Garage Building W/Heat, Air, Full Bath. Bank owned Foreclosure Not a Short Sale $1,000 minimum EMD w/offer is required. Subject to bank addendum. #3238388 UNIQUE HOME - MUST SELL! 2003 Built home on 3.536 private acres. 5 bedrooms 3 full baths. Perfect location for a mini farm or hunting retreat. Home has beautiful views of the wildlife. Community shared stocked pond. Additional parcel with 3.73 acres with horse barn, storage trailer, and 2 story barn can be purchased. See listing #3233126. Call Amanda @ 740-238-1260 #3221257 37 ACRE FARM 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath home on 37.23 acres. Fenced in pastures, barn, pole barn, sheds for storage, and green house with water. Detached garage with attached carport. Beautiful land. Free gas. Tree farm started in one of the fields. #3241907 10001309

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SENECA LAKE - 5 ACRES 22740 BRIARHILL RD., SENECAVILLE Artist Haven awaits your imagination in this 4 BR, 3 BA home! Has amazing views from wrap around deck & has upstairs open balcony. A great home or second home at Seneca Lake. The garage is 1300 sq. ft. & is heated, has electric, water & w/additional living space enclosed in glass ... a really must see inside! 5 acres $299,000. #3109463.

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SENECA LAKE WATERFRONT 55381 JIM BALL RD., SENECAVILLE Deal of the Century! Walk to boat dock or enjoy the view from large deck. Full bsmt. w/garage & toy room. New septic & metal roof. 3 BR @ SENECA. $199,900. #3242610.

SENECA LAKE PROPERTY Ready for your RV & store your boat in this 16x32 building & just a short walk to boat dock (fees) $34,900. #3238601.

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0 DOWN FINANCING Like new home at an affordable price - may be cheaper than rent! 3 BR remodeled home w/ master BR w/sliders to deck area. Lots of personality, golden oak kitchen, 1 car garage w/man cave area. $87,900. #3230592. Call Jane today for details.

A REALLY SWEET DEAL! Buy the Sugar Shack & start working for yourself. Situated on 2.2 acres w/operating restaurant that could be open year round on busy State Route. $142,900. #3249930.

SALT FORK 10 ACRES - NEW LISTING Charming 15 room remodeled home w/finished basement equals over 6,000 sq. ft. 6 bedrooms & 6 baths. Inground pool, barn & fish stocked pond ... great for horses! Are you ready to entertain on a grand scale? Call Jane today, 740-705-0433. $284,900. #3251379.

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How To Eliminate Weeds On Interlock Pathways Inter-locking brick and cobblestone are attractive choices for driveways, patios, and connecting paths. Weed growth is a common problem around these pavers and, if left unchecked, can ruin the look if you don’t literally nip them in the bud.

When left too long, pathway weeds soon take over and the eventual removal becomes far more difficult and far more costly. Since this growth begins in the spaces between the interlock bricks, it is largely inaccessible. If some of the roots are left behind when pulling out the weeds, these weeds will simply grow back. Alternative solutions Herbicides are under scrutiny in most municipalities and as a result homeowners have developed many home-made remedies to deal with these weeds. Some examples include

pouring bleach, vinegar, or boiling water on the weeds that are growing in between the paving stones. These remedies are unproven and in some cases are highly dangerous if splashed on your skin or in your eyes. "Fortunately, horticulture scientists have produced a selective herbicide that is both effective at killing weeds, but keeps the environment in mind,” says Reinie Drygala, Lawncare Products Manager for Clear Choice, a leading name in innovative garden products. "Our researchers from leading universities have tested, proven and produced a breakthrough in weed control technology.” When shopping for herbicides, compare the label on a Clear Choice bottle to competitive products using the same active ingredients. The Clear Choice formulation contains up to 85 percent less active ingredients. Utilizing microtechnology, the Clear Choice formula contains extremely small particle droplets so that the formulation can easily penetrate into the weed. The result is that the active ingredients are used more efficiently. "This breakthrough in technology reduces the amount of active ingredient required to kill the majority of broadleaf weeds,” Drygala explained. "It is effective on at least 60 varieties, including dandelions, clover and plantain while being friendly to your lawn.” 1000130000 The Daily Jeffersonian - Real Estate Monthly - August 2011

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Roberta Lepi, (740) 891-1068 Connie Crum, (740) 581-0089 Lori Dickens, (740) 255-0182 Marcy Frederick, (740) 584-7331 Paul Frederick, (740) 680-3261 Gary Lyons, (740) 432-7585 Nikki Morris, (740) 680-0190 Candy Reardon, (740) 584-7214 Randy Pollock, (740) 432-4974

9439 East 77 Dr. - $119,900

400 Buckeye Dr. - $349,900

11286 Cadiz Rd. - $97,750

2 BR, 1 BA bungalow w/gas hot water heat, 24x26 garage w/upstairs & 1.7 beautiful acres.

Quality brick one owner home offers 4 BR, 3 full BA, open kitchen to great rm. w/formal dining rm.

Charming country home close to town. 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, 1 car detached garage and barn.

Marcy Frederick, 584-7331

Marcy Frederick, 584-7331

Lori Dickens, 255-0182

18645 Sugartree Rd. - $89,500

428 - 430 N. 5th St. - $43,500

1209 Greenacre Dr. - $199,900

Nice 3 BR country home on paved road with full bsmt., C/A, new roof & bar in family room.

Income producer! Updated duplex has spacious rooms, 2 BR each unit & separate utilities.

Quality 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA w/lg. screened in porch & private yard. Lg. family rm. & 1st floor laundry.

Randy Pollock, 801-1252

Candy Reardon, 584-7214

Marcy Frederick, 584-7331

21523 Cherry Ln. - $159,900

232 High Ave. - $35,000

1017 Blaine Ave. - $39,900

Prime location at Seneca Lake. 1 BR cabin on private ground with 2 decks & dock included.

Lots of potential for this 2 or 3 BR home on large level lot with alley access. Make an offer!

Just a short walk to City Park for this 2 or 3 BR with 1 1/2 BA, spacious kit. & dining room.

Marcy Frederick, 584-7331

Connie Crum, 581-0089

Candy Reardon, 584-7214

5293 High Hill Rd. - $109,000

1112 Greenbriar Dr. - $36,000

Level lots, high traffic area between Byesville & Cambridge. Ideal for starter home or business.

4 BR ranch w/lots of extra living area. Finished bsmt., storage shed, tree house & more on paved rd.

Great building lots, 1.36 acres in Colonial Heights Subdivision between Cambridge & New Concord.

Randy Pollock, 801-1252

Gary Lyons, 432-7585

Paul Frederick, 680-3261

60645 Southgate Rd. - $13,000

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Roberta Lepi, (740) 891-1068 Connie Crum, (740) 581-0089 Lori Dickens, (740) 255-0182 Marcy Frederick, (740) 584-7331 Paul Frederick, (740) 680-3261 Gary Lyons, (740) 432-7585 Nikki Morris, (740) 680-0190 Candy Reardon, (740) 584-7214 Randy Pollock, (740) 432-4974

60687 Southgate Rd. - $15,000

700 Madison Ave. - $75,000

11225 Cadiz Rd. - $150,000

Commercial or residential bldg. in high traffic area. Three lg. rooms, one bath, level lot.

Newer doublewide located on a quiet street with 3 BR, 2 BA, covered patio, fenced yard & 2 car gar.

Could be converted to office space, great location close to interstate & priced to sell.

Randy Pollock, 801-1252

Lori Dickens, 255-0182

Candy Reardon, 584-7214

117 Main St. - $94,900

519 N. 7th St. - $150,000

51175 Hennen Ln. - $159,900

Prepare to be impressed with this spacious 2/3 BR home w/gorgeous woodwork & trim. Move in ready

Beautiful 3 sty. home features all original hardwood floors & woodwork, 6 BR & 4 1/2 BA.

Great price for this newer built 4 BR home on 5 acres w/lg. front porch & oversized 2 car garage.

Candy Reardon, 584-7214

Marcy Frederick, 584-7331

Lori Dickens, 255-0182

1407 Beatty Ave. - $45,900

2357 Royal Rd. - $8,000

1207 Greenacre Dr. - $129,000

Very clean home w/3 BR, 2 BA, nice size rooms w/a small yard to mow. Investors dream home.

Only 2 miles from Seneca Lake. Enjoy your own campsite in Buffalo Hills Resorts.

3 BR, 2 BA ranch w/lg. enclosed porch, fenced yard & 2 car att. garage. Convenient location.

Candy Reardon, 584-7214

Paul Frederick, 680-3261

Marcy Frederick, 584-7331

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146 Hawthorn Dr. - $369,900

60476 Patch Rd. - $239,900

Beautiful executive ranch offers 5 BR, 3 full BA, finished walkout bsmt. & 2.5 car garage.

200x100 commercial bldg. located close to I-70 on 2 acres w/20x20 door openings & heated office

Paul Frederick, 680-3261

Marcy Frederick, 584-7331

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Improving Energy Efficiency Top Wish List When Remodeling Home Homeowners concerned about high energy bills have put energy conservation home improvements at the top of their must-do list this year. They are looking for green living upgrades that save money without sacrificing space or style. Because heating costs are typically one of the highest and most variable home expenses, homeowners are considering energy-efficient zone heating options when embarking on home renovation projects. Craig Shankster, President of Morso USA, has seen an increase in fireplace makeovers in the last few years, "Finding and eliminating wasteful drafts has lead many homeowners to install efficient wood stoves and inserts that transform inefficient open fireplaces into high performing heating zones." Homes without chimneys or fireplaces can install a Morso 5660 fireplace insert with an innovative zero-clearance enclosure. This is an excellent zone heating option for those in the process of a renovation or new build looking to outfit their homes with the advanced technology of a fireplace insert and class A chimney. Since buying a wood stove is much like buying furniture, you will find a wide-choice of models that match every lifestyle and design interest, including antique, traditional, classic or modern. While evaluating the right size, heating capacity and look of your future wood stove, we recommend that you also consider these three eco-wise tips: 1. Only evaluate approved wood stoves equipped with a non-catalytic combustion system that exceeds EPA standards and are currently tax credit qualified. 2. Look for an eco-friendly seal and a recycled ingredients label that lists the many ways that a stove manufacturer has gone the extra mile to produce the highest quality and most energy efficient wood stove, possible. 3. Similar to grocery shopping, seek out the equivalent of an "Organic Section" in your local fireplace hearth store to compare the quality standards, eco-wise content, and warranties. Additionally, if living by green principles is important to you -- and it should be -- properly burning local wood in a high efficiency wood stove is an environmentally-sound action. Given that the use of sustainablyharvested, properly processed and seasoned wood for energy displaces the use of fossil fuels, the result is a net reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. To learn more about the renewable benefits of local wood energy, watch the Morso educational videos that demonstrate how to fully realize the renewable benefits of local wood energy without beginner missteps or old-school methods. There are five free videos that teach how to choose, install, operate, maintain, and fuel your wood stove that are available on http://www.morsona.com, Facebook, and YouTube. Today is a great time to invest in a wood stove so you can actually keep some green cash in your pocket. The Federal Bio-Mass Tax Credit extension provides a 10 percent tax credit up to $300 for the purchase of a new biomass heating appliance in 2011.This tax credit helps homeowners save on energy costs by utilizing renewable biomass fuels such as wood. To find out more about wood stove options, visit www.morsona.com or call 866-883-9619. The Daily Jeffersonian - Real Estate Monthly - August 2011

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There’s extra storage in this well-maintained 1500sq. ft. home in Old Washington and only a short drive to the high school. Has BR, 2 BA, distinguished dining room with wood floors, casual living room. In town with 5 acres and close to schools, must see property! $122,500. Rick Folkert 740-680-1146. #3248627.

NICE 3 BEDROOM/ 2 BATH HOME ranch home in Caldwell. Home offers very spacious rooms, nice hardwood floors in some of the rooms, great room with fireplace, partially finished walk-out basement and a one car basement garage. With a little TLC this could be a great family home! $89,900. Shirley Casey 740-584-7090. #3249913.

SENSATIONAL SUMMERS START HERE with the lake only a short drive from this 3-bedroom/3-bath home on 7.58 acres. Offering a gracious living room, family room with gas fireplace, dining room, kitchen with laminate floors, pantry, and appliances included. $182,500. Barbara Bates 740-584-3551. #3202591

Make the next big step in this 1256sq. ft. home in Edgeworth Addition and only a short walk to city. This open floor plan delivers 3BR, 2BA, living room with carpeting, spacious media room with entertainment center, surround sound, dining room, kitchen with appliances included. $154,900. Barbara Bates 740-584-3551. #3237613

GROW YOUR OWN GREENS In the existing garden at this 2BR. 2BA. 1000 sq. ft. home on 1.09 acres. Great features include a classic living room with built-in bookcases, wood floors, entertainment center. In the country, but close to town. Priced to sell fast! Lot’s of new updates. $89,900. Rick Folkert 740680-1146. #3185550.

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PRIVATE! PRIVATE! PRIVATE! If you are looking for total privacy, you will want to checkout this home. Here is a home in Franklin Local SD with 15 private acres featuring 2BR., 1BA., spacious living room, dining room, nice kitchen, full unfinished walk-out basement and a nice private deck. This home is very well cared for and comes with a one year Home Warranty. $129,900 Shirley Casey 740-584-7090. #3236626.

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GREAT COUNTRY SETTING JUST MINUTES FROM TOWN! Very private location for this 3 BR, 2.5BA home in RHSD. This beautiful Cape Cod home is like new and ready for new owners! Just some of the features of this home is a charming front porch, nice living room with cast iron wood stove, first floor master bedroom with bath, full unfinished walk-out basement, deck and 9 private acres. There is even room for your horses! $169,900. Shirley Casey 740-584-7090. #3247475

WEED OUT YOUR WORRIES The landscaping is delightful at this lowmaintenance 1-story home close to Seneca Lake. Great features include 3BR, 2BA, master suite with separate shower, chic gathering room with laminate floors, entertainment center, surround sound, remarkable kitchen with laminate countertops. Newer roof, windows, siding drywall and more! $159,500. Rick Folkert 740-680-1146. #3240445.

MAKE IT YOURS Step up to home ownership at this bungalow home in Cambridge. Features include 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, dining room and kitchen with nice cabinets. Beautiful entrance foyer, large deck and 2 car garage. $79,000. Linda Atkinson 740-584-4579. #309721

INVESTMENT PROPERTY CLOSE TO TOWN WITH LONG TERM TENANT A professional office is on the 1st floor with plenty of office space, a conference room and a kitchen. The upstairs has a separate entrance with 2BR, living room and kitchen. There are separate utilities with 2 furnaces. Also includes a detached garage. $59,900. Linda Atkinson 740-584-4579. #3179767

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ICE CREAM ON A HOT DAY while relaxing on the patio to this ranch style 3 BR 3 bath home.You can entertain your friends and family all summer long in the very spacious great room with cathedral ceilings. Great home with so much more to offer all year long. $285,000. Monica Fry 740-680-0093 #3246289.

WANT A LAKE VIEW HOME? Look no farther than this 3 BR 3 bath lake house. The cozy living room featuring a gorgeous glass panel fireplace and sliding glass through-out. Master BR with fire place and glass sliding door leading to deck where you get a great lake view. $319, 000. Monica Fry 740-680-0093. #3195008.

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL! great home for the money. Only needs a little sprucing up to make it your own and at a deal this good, who would want to pass it up? Gorgeous stone fire place and plenty of kitchen space. Set for a short sale at only $89,900, so don’t delay call today! Monica Fry 740-680-0093. #3246618.

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NEED TO DOWNSIZE? This 2 story, 2BR home is just what you’re looking for. Cozy home at an amazing price. Move in ready with a gorgeous modern updated bath with dual sinks. Many updates throughout and a separate dining area. Priced so low it’s a steal! $44,900. Monica Fry 740-680-0093. #3248295.

ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT Golfers will enjoy living near the course in this well maintained 2 story home close to Seneca Lake. Offers 4BR, 2.5 BA, captivating living room with carpeting, fireplace, tasteful dining room, master suite with whirlpool tub, streamlined kitchen with double sinks, 1st floor laundry. $197,500 Monica Fry 740-680-0093. #3218256.

CAN’T WAIT FOR RETIREMENT? Get a jump start with this cute and cozy bungalow. Stone fireplace in living room with insert. Enclosed back porch over looking the charming patio and landscaping. Redwood paneling and ceiling throughout. This really is a great buy and for such a low price of $62,500! Monica Fry 740-680-0093. #3229843.

BRING YOUR SUNGLASSES You will be dazzled by the sun cheery sunroom. Featuring both casual and formal living and dining areas this spacious house can still feel cozy. The master suite includes a walk in closet great for storage. It looks far more expensive than $225,000. Monica Fry 740-680-0093. #3234116.

SUMMER IS GREAT the price of this home is even better. 4 BR 3 bath beautiful hilltop view features sliding glass doors leading to the deck, cute breakfast nook with plenty of kitchen cabinets. Finished walk out basement and a 40x48 pole barn! Call today before its gone! $279,000. Monica Fry 740-680-0093. #3243015.

LOVELY TO LOOK AT but better to live in. This 3 BR 3 Bath 2 car garage gorgeous Cypress log home offers a custom island kitchen with corian counter tops, screen in back porch, a garden tub for the master bath with separate showers and so much more! Don’t believe me? Call today and see for yourself! $299,000. Monica Fry 740-680-0093. #3232009.

5778 Glenn Hwy 61172 Southgate Rd. Birmingham Rd. 506 Cumberland St.

DRIVE BY THESE HOMES REFLECTS CARING OWNER! Very well maintained 3BR, 2.5BA home on 1.4 acres with loads of living space. Home features huge living and family rooms, eat in kitchen and more. Also has a front porch, composite back deck, and a large 2+ car detached garage. You won’t be disappointed with this property. $109,900. Monica Fry 740-680-0093. #3241579.

IT’S YOUR LUCKY DAY! You stumbling across this ad was no coincidence. This gorgeous Victorian home is just what you need! Tastefully decorated, gleaming wood work and spacious rooms will be filled with laughter and good fortune for years to come. So why wait? Need more convincing? $54,900! Monica Fry 740-680-0093. #3160287.

1020 North St. 908 Beatty Ave. 519 Walnut St. 55401 Calais Rd. 138 Mill St.

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Office: (740) 435-0003 • Toll Free: (877) 435-0003 Each office independently owned and operated.

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$159,900 with a unique nautical landscape this Sunset Drive waterfront cottage is the ideal Seneca Lake retreat. Entering the cottage from the porch you are greeted by an open floor. A large, family friendly deck with lake views can be found on the waterfront side of the cottage and the boat dock is located conveniently just downs the path. Tom Sulsberger 740-260-6279 #3212882.

Good things come in this small package. An almost new 2 bedroom home in Old Washington features lots of updates including new insulation, drywall, wiring, flooring, new kitchen and bath, new furnace, new concrete driveway, porch and sidewalks. #3214441. Tom Sulsberger 740-260-6279.

home with two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dinning room and sun room on the first floor. Basement has large family room with built in bar. Two car garage on large lot very close to the YMCA. $159,900. Tom Sulsberger 740-260-6279. #3216072.

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$134,900 Home features a side by side living room and family room, 3BR., 3BA. walk up finished attic, and full basement with laundry area. Deck overlooking large partially fenced backyard. $49,900. Tom Sulsberger 740-260-6279. #308849.

Dock your boat at your nearby dock and proceed to the large screened in front porch. Entering the 3BR. 2BA. home you are greeted by an open floor plan that includes the kitchen, dining area and family room. An attached garage and maintenance free vinyl siding add value. $249,900. Tom Sulsberger 740-260-6279. #3206860.

country setting is the ideal location for this 4 bedroom 2 baths North Eighth Street home. This property has been meticulously maintain both inside and out and is in move in condition. . A two car attached garage has an added alcove perfect for your riding mover, four wheeler or Harley. $134,900. Tom Sulsberger 740-260-6279. #3169046.

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best describes this 4 bedroom traditional “Craftsman” home. The large front porch leads to the foyer and living room which have hard wood floors, built-in glass enclosed bookcases flanking the brick fireplace, a beautiful staircase with built-in bench, and glass French doors leading to the dining room. The laundry area is located in the basement as is a one car garage. $54,900. Tom Sulsberger 740-260-6279. #3142327.

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on Liberty Road is home to this 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick faced home. Eat in kitchen leads to deck overlooking an above ground pool. Full walk out basement includes a two car garage. Close to Salt Folk, Hospital and schools. $109,900. Tom Sulsberger 740-260-6279. #3241468 10001297


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for this one story 2 bedroom 1 bath home with much curb appeal. It’s been recently updated with freshly painted interior, new flooring throughout, new central air, new windows and screen doors,and new back deck. There’s a full walkout basement with workshop area, large shed for added storage and all situated on .38 of an acre. Priced to sell at $79,900. #3251821

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SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING is this 3-4 br. 2 full bath ranch home with new kitchen, remodeled baths, hardwood floors throughout. There’s an eat in kitchen, formal dining room, oversized living room, full partially finished walkout basement with 2 car garage, large patio, covered porch and all situated on 2 acres at the edge of town. Priced at $144,900. #3247105

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MOVE IN AND REMODEL TO YOUR LIKING here’s this 2br 1 ¼ bath ranch home with an eat in kitchen, 1st fl. Laundry, 1 car garage, full basement partially finished and situated on a corner level lot in town. Home has a paved drive, and city convenience, and private back patio. This home is just awaiting that special handyman and is priced to sell at $77,500. #3228199

Lake Area

RECENTLY REDUCED 3BR. 2 ½ BATHS RANCH HOME with a 2 car garage, paved parking, 1 acre lot and situated between Cambridge and Byesville. This lovely home has a newer roof, recently painted exterior and hardwood floors. There’s an eat in kitchen, formal dining room, walkout partially finished basement. Get all this for only $95,000. Call Today 740-584-3713. #3229839

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is this recently built 5br. 2 ½ bath 2 story home with many great features. There’s an eat in kitchen, formal dining room, living room with stone fireplace, and full walkout basement. The large wraparound porch where you can see for miles from this hill top view, is just gorgeous and come see all the hardwood floors, beautiful kitchen and much more. All situated on 5 acres. Call today to view 740-584-3713 Only $269,900. #3216362

WANT PRIVACY? Look no further, here’s this 3br. 2 full bath DW on a block foundation and has a private covered porch, eat in kitchen with breakfast bar area, spacious open living room, master with full bath and completely surrounded by 25 beautiful acres. There’s lots of road frontage, partially wooded lot and wildlife galore. Get all this for only $129,900. #3245902

IN YOUR BACK YARD of this 1 bedroom 1 bath newer log cabin. This home has nicely landscaped yard, full walkout basement, 1st fl. Laundry, eat in kitchen and private covered porch, and is surrounded by 7 acres of woods. This lovely home has hardwood floors, open cathedral ceilings, and is priced to sell at only $92,500. #3233518

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is this oversized home with much potential, there’s a mother in law suite, 2 car garage, enclosed sunporch, small pond, above ground pool and large private deck. This home has a master suite with garden tub and living and family rooms, 1st fl. Laundry, 3-4br, 3 baths and all situated on 5 private acres that’s only minutes to Lake. Asking only $169,900. #3185741

on this newer construction 3br. 2 bath ranch home with a 2 car garage with bonus room above, large level corner lot, and situated in a great subdivision. This home has open cathedral ceilings in living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room, breakfast nook area, covered porch and private back deck, partially finished basement and is ready for occupancy. Asking only $209,900. 3217117

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COME SEE THE FLAT 5 ACRE PARCEL! that comes with this well maintained and recently updated brick ranch home. There’s 3 br. 2 full baths, full basement, Florida room of the remodeled kitchen, formal dining room, oversized living room and a large pole building for all your storage needs. Asking $169,900. #3240296

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Real Estate Partners 927 Wheeling Ave. • Suite 206 • Cambridge, Ohio 43725

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Danny Lowe Dave Milligan 740-732-7000 740-584-9052

ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES! Solid Cambridge 1.5 story home that is in need of your updating. 3BR 1 Bath on a full basement with covered porch and a privacy fence. Priced in the $40’s. Call Danny Lowe at 740 732 7000 or Dave Milligan at 740 584-9052 #3226223

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Priced for less than 20K this 2 story home in Cumberland is an ideal starter home or investment property. 2 BR 1Bath with a covered and enclosed porches. Call Danny Lowe at 740 732 7000 #3223567

Enjoy a round of Golf in your back yard. This split level home is one of only a few homes that adjoin Wildfire Golf Course. This 3BR 2.5 bath home has large open rooms and is only 3 miles north of New Concord. Call Danny Lowe at 740 732 7000 #3242387

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60220 Claysville Road within 5 miles of Cambridge in the EMSD. County Water, Electric and natural gas available to the site. This home site has road frontage on Claysville Road as well as access via a private road off of Claysville Road. Call Danny Lowe at 740 732 7000 #3222332

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1/4 mile of I-77. 2342 SF 1st level Retail, 1240 SF 2nd Level Office space. Great traffic flow across from McDonald’s in Caldwell. Call Danny Lowe 740 732 7000. #3245375

All the taps are paid on this 120 x 132 foot site on a secluded portion of Chestnut Street. Priced at $15,900. Call Danny Lowe 740 732 7000. #3245242

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ROSEMONT BECKETT AVE. 3 BR home, newer carpet, wood floors, DR, sunroom, covered porch & fenced yard. 2-car det. garage and full bsmt. $79,900. #3205133

Vinyl privacy fence, wrap around porch, nice landscaping, rear patio and 2-car att. gar. 4 BR home has full bsmt., fpl. in fam. room and very nice DR. $199,900. #3195948

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Fenced yard and rear deck are great for enjoying family cookouts and gettogethers, 3 BR home has eat-in kit., full basement and 1-car garage. $56,000. Kim Wilson, 680-2040.

LASHLEY RD. CHERRY HILL RD.

Make this your own. Add your own style to the interior of this Cape Cod on 20 acres. Newly surveyed, some remodeling completed, $99,000. #3194208

COUNTRY CIRCLE

Oak wainscoting, brick fpl, 4 BR, family rm, LR, nice landscaping and 2-car gar. Located between Norwich & Zanesville. $188,700. #3158478

WHEELING AVE. 3 BR home in East Cambridge location in commercial area, could be used as offices, or rental. Parking in rear, home needs some TLC. Priced to sell. $29,900. Kim 680-2040. #3208497

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WHEELING AVE. 3 BR home in East Cambridge, located in commercial area, could be used as offices, or rental. Parking in rear, home needs some TLC. $29,900. Kim Wilson, 680-2040.

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COBBLEPOND 3 fireplaces in this exquisite home! Formal living rm., family rm., spacious patio w/ wooded view and 3 BR w/walkout bsmt. 2-car att. gar. $364,900. #3116206

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BAIRD AVE. Partially fenced, large level yard, covered porch and additional lots available! 2 BR home w/central air. Great investment opportunity! $34,900. #3207448

2530 RIX MILLS 8+ acres, woods, stream and amazing views! Home has 4 lrg BR, 2 BA, oversized 26x30 garage and 10’ ceilings. Nice décor, 1st fl. master suite and new pool! $259,000. #3217478

View Seneca Lake from this 3 BR, 2½ BA home w/ large open kitchen comes with appliances, Jacuzzi tub in master BR. Private property, boat dock & swimming area! 2 det. garages. One could be converted to cabin with heat & water available. $169,900. Kim Wilson, 680-2040. RARY!

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107 THOMPSON AVE 111 THOMPSON AVE Check out this 6 BR with 2 full bath home that is currently used as a rentalproperty, Features 2128 sq feet of living space and a full basement Only $106,200 #3242498

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This home features 2236 Sq feet of living space, 5 BR and 2 baths, central air conditioning, vinyl siding and a 2 car garage with an enclosed front porch for $126,900 #3242564

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’97 MH has 2 BR, 2 full BA, shingled roof, nice kitchen & air conditioned. Home is on rented lot and does not have to be moved. $22,900 JoAnn Mason 4322228. #3222769

3-4 BR home comes w/3+ acres, fpl in LR, 2 full baths & full fin bsmt. 2-car det garage! Public water, central air & deck. Peggy Parry 680-2060 $109,900. #3225757

Beautiful design, gorgeous kit, 2 master suites, cherry flooring, 3 fireplaces, open staircase, vaulted ceilings and much more. 5 BR total w/3 full & 2 half baths. $489,000. #3222335

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Only min. to High School campus is this nice 3 BR home w/2 BA, 2-car gar, paved drive, central air & public utilities. $110,908. Peggy Parry 680-2060

4 BR, 2 ½ BA home on corner lot just off Edgeworth, has oak kit, updated baths, 2 fireplaces & is tastefully decorated. Full finished basement. $147,700. #3221608

Convenient to park, school & more, is this 4 BR 1½ BA home, remodeled with central air & appliances. Move in condition. $64,500 Dave Parry 584-8553. #3225484

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Lots of storage & closet space! 3 BR home has Living rm, family rm, finished walkout bsmt, pool, deck and storage bldg. 2 full baths & 2-car gar. $165,000 Coleen Tiffner 6800681. #3213994

901 WHEELING AVE Looking for a business opportunity. Check out this building with 2 office spaces on the main floor and 3 flors of aprtments. Current owner started the remodeling and is selling as-is. Side parking lot is included with the building. High traffic location on Wheeling Ave. Call Peggy Parry 6802060. #3219903

RIDGEVIEW

3 BR, 2 BA home has large level yard, living room, finished lower level w/family rm, full bath and wood burner. Newer roof, carpet, paint & lighting. $126,700. 3215278

804 JEFFERSON AVE Owner wants an offer on this 2 story 3BR home in Cambridge. Priced just right for that new rental or make this home your own! Close to downtown. Call Dave Parry for more information 584-8553 10001283

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63340 JULIANNA LN.

3 BR, 1 bath home in East Cambridge features all new electric and plumbing, large living room, nice dining room with hardwood flooring, 1 fireplace, centrla air, newer windows upstairs, new storm windows, blown in insulation, 1 car detached garage, newer vinyl siding and roof, land just shy of an acre of land. Kim Wilson, 680-2040.

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22622 CALDWELL RD., QUAKER CITY

12 acres with cherry, pear and apple trees, and lots of raspberries. This home features 3 BR and 2 full baths, an oak kit. w/fam. room attached, full size dining rm. w/yellow pine woodwork, full size all steel suspension bsmt. that could be easily finished, new hot water tank, central air, 2700 gal. holding tank, 2 - 2.5 car garages w/drains, new 30 year roof in 2011, mosty dry walled and so much more!!! Kim Wilson, 680-2040.

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Completely remodeled inside & out! 4 BR 2½ BA home is in convenient location & has cherry hardwood flooring, full fin bsmt w/complete in-law suite including 2nd laundry. Off street parking, nice deck. $127,500 Lori Durant 704-5511. #3232809

View Seneca Lake from this 3 BR, 2½ BA home w/large open kitchen comes with appliances, Jacuzzi tub in master BR. Private property, boat dock & swimming area! 2 det garages. One could be converted to cabin with heat & water available. $169,900 Kim Wilson 6802040. #3228444

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with 2 units available, 2 story with 1 parking space and off street parking for the other. Walking distance to downtown. Long term tenant on one side, second unit is vacant but recently updated. Ready for a new tenant. Dave Parry. $33,900. #3221106

Investment property! 2 BR, full bsmt, extra lot and is walking distance to downtown Cambridge, currently leased. $24,900 Kim Wilson 680-2040

61419 SUMMIT RD.

Immaculate 3 bedroom home in a nice neighborhood. New carpet in this bi-level home with 2½ baths. Just outside of New Concord. $164,900. #3237725

Grannys Knob Rd. Nice private country wooded setting for this 3 BR home with an oak kitchen, wood burning fireplace and a6 acres. Also features a 24x32 pole barn with concrete floor and electric. $159,900. #3238472

512 N. 10th ST. Beautifully updated 4 BR home has great curb appeal w/wrap around porch, new roof & fenced in yard. Great woodwork & wood flooring, family rm., living room, office, and a lovely foyer! Walk up attic for extra storage. $94,700. Theresa White. #3226945

1205 PORTLAND Short walk to the park is this spacious home in Edgeworth Add. Featuring 3 BR, 2 full baths, 1 car att. garage, a finished attic, updated roof, siding and windows and a highefficiency furnace. Call Kim Wilson, 680-0204. #3247504.

S. 12th

This fixer upper is walking distance to downtown Cambridge. 3 BR, 1 bath home has income producing potential as well! $8,000 Kim Wilson 680-2040

1254 BLOOMFIELD RD.

Beautiful setting for this 3 bdrm home with 1.5 baths. Close proximity to Cambridge. Easy commute to Zanesville, Coshocton, etc. Large family room with doors leading to side and rear deck. Large first floor master suite. 2nd floor has 2 very cute bedrooms along with a spacious loft, walk-in closet and half bath. 1 car garage with extra storage space. $119,000. Lori Durant. #3235701 10001284

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204 WEST MAIN ST., New Concord - Beautiful beyond belief! Bigger than it appears on from the outside. 4 Bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2 laundry areas, 2 living rooms, nice kitchen with a formal dining room. Antique builtins throughout. Mixture of the old with modern and new! Vessels sinks, satin nickel fixtures, 2 panel doors, gleeming cherry hardwood floors. Also, new windows, doors, siding, roof, HVAC, hot water tank, insulation, drywall. Plenty of off street parking in great New Concord location. All for the reduced price of $127,500. Call Lori for details 704-5511

815 LOCUST, ZANESVILLE - Great northend location for this adorable 3 (possible 4 bdrm) home. Many updates including windows, furnace with cental air, B-Dried basement with lifetime warranty. 1.5 baths. New carpet, paint, hot water tank and more. She’ll fall in love with the wrought iron fenced in yard with lots of mature trees for shade. He’ll fall in love with the 3 car garage with electric and a wood burner for winter heat. Don’t wait! Call Lori at 704-5511

1254 BLOOMFIELD, NEW CONCORD Great location in East Muskingum Schools. Close to New Concord, Cambridge, Zanesville and Coshocton. This property is listed with 1.176 acres but has an additional 17.314 acres available. Partially fenced, perfect for animals! Home has had lots of updating. Features 3 bedrooms (possible 4th) and 1.5 baths. Woodburner. First floor master suite adjoining the huge family rooms. Deck, patio area with hot tub. Beautiful setting! Don’t wait! Call Lori at 704-5511

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How To Survive Summer Heat Summer heat waves are an unfortunate part of what many people consider their favorite time of year. Sunny summer days can quickly be spoiled when the mercury rises to heights no one finds comfortable. For those without air conditioning, heat waves can not only be uncomfortable, but they also may be deadly. In 2010, the city of Moscow was hit hard when 11,000 of its residents died due to a remarkable heat wave. Referred to as the Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010, this deadly stretch of heat included 62 consecutive days with above average high The installation of a ceiling fan temperatures. Such a can help individuals without conditioning survive a heat wave is unbearable air summer heat wave. for anyone, let alone those who don’t have air conditioning. Should a particularly daunting heat wave arrive this summer, consider the following suggestions to beat the heat. * Stay downstairs. Cold air descends, so the upper floors of a home will be significantly warmer than downstairs during a heat wave. Whenever possible, stay downstairs if the temperature is hot. If need be, sleep on an air mattress or sleeping bag to ensure a better night’s sleep. * Watch what you eat. Diets that are heavy in protein have become the "in” dietary fad among those looking to improve their health. One of the reasons such a diet is effective is because protein boosts metabolism. However, in so doing protein is also increasing metabolic heat and warming the body as a result. During a heat wave, this rise in body temperature can be dangerous. While it’s safe to consume protein during a heat wave, don’t overdo it. * Circulate air throughout the home. Though it might feel like that old box fan is simply blowing hot air all over the place, when combined with open doors at night it’s actually functioning like a Page 30

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crude exhaust system, pushing hot air outdoors and drawing cooler evening air in. Safety concerns understandably make many people wary of leaving their front doors wide open. If possible, install a screen door and keep the front door open until bedtime. In the meantime, open the windows to allow the cool air in during the evening and overnight. Once the sun rises in the morning, close the windows, the blinds and doors to trap the cool air indoors. Once the air inside is warmer than the air outside, open any windows, blinds and doors. * Install a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans are remarkably effective at battling hot, stuffy rooms. Ceiling fans quietly and effectively circulate air, making a room much more comfortable to be in during periods of extreme heat. * Remain hydrated. Remaining hydrated is essential during a heat wave. Men and women should drink more water than usual, and recognize that thirst is often the first indicator of dehydration. Individuals who sweat profusely should consider eating small amounts of food as they consume water. This helps replace the electrolytes lost by sweating. Men and women should also know that alcoholic and caffeinated beverages promote dehydration and should therefore be avoided during a heat wave. * Go to the movies. Don’t discount the benefit of seeing a movie during a heat wave. Though the theater might be packed with likeminded theatergoers, a midday movie in an air conditioned theater might still be more comfortable than sitting at home in a house with no air conditioning. * Turn off the lights and other appliances unless they’re being used. Incandescent light bulbs and appliances generate excess heat. If the computer isn’t being used, turn it off and keep the lights off until it’s absolutely necessary that they be on. * Embrace cold dinners. A cold dinner like homemade sandwiches and salads don’t require the use of an oven to enjoy. Keeping the oven off can help keep the interior temperature down.

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and caged). Therefore, extermination methods will be needed. Poisoning: This method can be very effective. The mouse takes poisoned bait back to the nest and eats it or shares it with other mice. Eventually the poison will

take effect. However, in homes with pets or children, this may not be the best method. Also, a homeowner cannot control where the mouse will die. There may be an odor present while the mouse decomposes. Glue traps: Glue traps are some of the most common found in stores. The mouse travels onto the trap after a piece of bait and gets stuck on the extremely sticky board. These can be effective. However, a mouse that is only partially stuck on the board may gnaw off a foot to get free. Snap traps: The old-fashioned mousetrap is springloaded and will activate when the mouse trips the switch. Some mice know how to outsmart these traps. Live traps: For homeowners who don’t want to kill the mouse, live traps have a door that will close after the mouse is inside. The mouse can be relocated far away from the house. Keep in mind that mice tend to be wiley. They can learn to recognize traps and avoid them. Moving the traps regularly can help with trapping. Also, use gloves when handling the traps because mice can be put off by strange scents. Cleaning After Mice Because of the contaminants that are in the home from mice, it is recommended that most surfaces be cleaned with bleach. Carpets should be shampooed and vacuumed thoroughly. Items that can’t be cleaned, such as books, should be stored outside to air out. After the mouse is eradicated, check the home for entry points. Cover them up with metal grating to prevent future access. Also, examine habits around the house and revolve to clean up crumbs, spilled food, etc. so that the home won’t be attractive to other mice. 1000140300

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Protect Your Patio From Wear and Tear Patios are typically the go-to spot for warm weather outdoor meals. Whether hosting friends or simply enjoying a relaxing meal under the evening sky, homeowners tend to spend as much time as possible on the patio once the weather warms up. Because it's such a high-traffic area, the patio should be protected from wear and tear. Wear and tear on the patio can result from Mother Nature or be a byproduct of all those spring and summer evenings spent relaxing outdoors. Fortunately, there are a handful of ways homeowners can keep their patios looking pristine through the summer party season. * Stain the concrete. Staining concrete protects it from natural elements, which can cause the color of a patio to peel or flake. Concrete stain penetrates deep and infuses the concrete with a permanent color that's less likely to fall victim to the elements. Stains are generally solid-color stains or acid stains. Solid-color stains, as their name suggests, provide a more even and solid look, while acid stains provide a more marble-like appearance. While neither are likely to fade or peel quickly, over time an additional coat or stain might need to be applied to counter natural factors like sunlight. * Cover the furniture. Patio furniture can vary significantly in price and quality. Homeowners who picked up a few plastic chairs at the nearby grocery store might not feel furniture covers are worth the investment. For those with more expensive patio furniture, durable furniture covers that can withstand year-round weather are a sound investment. Waterproof and heat-resistant fabric is ideal, as the furniture will be vulnerable to spring rains, summer showers and high temperatures during the summer party season. Covers should also fit snugly around the furniture to provide optimal protection. * Consider retractable awnings. Retractable awnings might cost a little money, but they can also pay homeowners back over the long haul. First and foremost, retractable awnings protect patio from sunlight and ultraviolet rays in hot weather. A retractable awning can also protect friends and family members should an unexpected summer shower appear or keep them safe from sunburns during summer afternoons when the UV index is high. When placed near a window, retractable awnings can lower energy bills. Such awnings can keep sunlight and ultraviolet rays from entering the home. This lowers the temperature indoors, which reduces reliance on air conditioning units to maintain a comfortable temperature. These awnings can also extend the life of furniture, which tends to fade when placed inside windows that get heavy sun exposure. * Plant trees. An eco-friendly way to maintain and add to a patio's aesthetic appeal is to plant trees around the patio. Trees can protect the patio from sunlight and ultraviolet radiation while providing some shade for friends and family members who want to spend some quality time outdoors on hot afternoons. In addition, trees can create a serene setting to a patio, adding to its relaxing nature. 10001281

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Real Estate Monthly - August 2011 - The Daily Jeffersonian


Cambridge August 2011 Real Estate Guide  

Dix Communications, Cambridge Real Estate Guide, published by The Daily & Sunday Jeffersonian for the month of August 2011

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