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E5-E7 Your weekly guide to
BUYING • SELLING • RENTING
Tips to make the fall season easier
E2 HOME DESIGN
HOME of the WEEK 5501 bay Hill Drive, Canfield See the ad on page E2 for information on the cover home.
Many benefits to open concept floor plan.
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A message from the President of the Warren Area Board of REALTORS®
tips to make the fall season easier
Your Weekly Guide To BUYING • SELLING • RENTING
by DArLeNe MiNK-croUSe Special to The Vindicator
in this issue
T IS HARD TO IMAGINE A SEASON prettier than the fall.
Real Estate Transactions
Real Estate Classiﬁeds
tips to make the fall season easier . . . . . . . . . . . . E2 Money raised for Wounded Warriors . . . . . . . . . . . E4 Many beneﬁts to open concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E3
ON THE COVER...
5501 BAY HILL DR • CANFIELD, OH 44406
Style, Quality and Elegance best describes this beautiful 4 bedroom home, nestled on almost 2 wooded, private acres. Formal LR and DR, and office off the dramatic, 2 story foyer. Gourmet chef’s kitchen includes granite counters, hardwood floor, eating area, center island/breakfast bar and pantry, leads to stunning sun room with cathedral ceiling. Spacious family room with 10’ brick gas fireplace connected to separate full bar room with French doors leading to patio for those perfect summer nights of entertaining. Large master suite and bath are truly unique; master bath has pillars around the built in luxurious tub, separate shower, walk in closet. 3 additional large bedrooms with plenty of closet space. First floor laundry, rec room, 4 car garages, shed. New Roof. Tour this spacious, yet cozy home today!!
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For a brief fleeting time the rich bright colors of a burning bush in your yard, or a hillside emblazoned with the foliage changing are satisfying and gorgeous, until you have to clean those leaves up. Fall also offers challenges to Realtor®, buyers, and sellers. The waning daylight makes showing and MINK-CROUSE seeing homes more difficult, and transitioning a home from open windows and manicured lawns to plowed and salted walkways makes keeping a house at its “showing best” a real challenge. First, be sure the outside is prepared for winter. If you have trees, managing those ever-dropping leaves is difficult. My husband sets the mower one notch higher and on “Mulch” to chop up the leaves; then comes back a few days later with the mower set lower and bags those leaves.The lawn looks better longer and he has far fewer bags of leaves waiting at the curbside. Next, open those draperies a little wider. It will let the sunlight in, as well as the sun’s heat. This makes showing the house just a little easier and can reduce the heating bill as these nights grow cooler. If you are selling your home, set out a doormat where buyers and agents enter, and if you are concerned about tracking in dirt from outside, put a little basket of surgical booties next to the door to cover their shoes. As winter sets in and less fresh air enters the house, be aware of that and be sure you don’t go “nose blind” to
odors like cat litter, or last night’s sauerkraut. However you do it, be aware that what seems natural or pleasant to you might trigger an unpleasant or even allergic reaction from a buyer. Don’t forget to reset the timers for lights around you home. Be sure to get those gutters cleaned as soon as possible after the leaves fall. Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause problems from the roof to the foundation. Ice dams caused by water freezing in the gutters actually cause roof leaks and much damage. Once they freeze and water sits next to your house because the drain lines can’t carry it away, it tries to get into your basement. A simple cleaning of the downspouts in November can save you many thousands of dollars in damage. Fall and Winter weather offer challenges, but they also offer opportunities. Remember that no casual looker goes out on a dank, wet, fall evening to
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see a home. No Looky Loo will trudge out in 6 inches of snow to just “look” at your home. If a buyer wants to see your home, they are much more likely to be a serious buyer than at a sunny June Sunday open house. Darlene Mink-Crouse is the 2018 President of the Warren Area Board of REALTORS®.
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Many benefits to open concept floor plans by MetroServices Special to The Vindicator
he way a home is designed can say a lot of things about it. In fact, many real estate professionals and contractors can determine when a home was built based on the design of its interior. For example, homes with sunken living rooms were likely built sometime in the 1960s and 1970s. Open concept living rooms are one trend that might one day make people nostalgic for the early 21st century. Many of todayâ€™s home buyers want homes with open concept floor plans, which can give homes a more spacious feel, perhaps even creating the illusion that a home is bigger than it really is. Home buyers who have never before enjoyed open concept floor plans can consider these benefits to these wildly popular layouts. Entertainment Many people who live in homes with Photo courtesy of MetroServices
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Tips to consider before showing a rental property by MetroServices Special to The Vindicator
Real estate can be a lucrative investment that provides income well into retirement.
Real estate investors who intend to rent their properties will have to periodically show the home to See RENTAL, Page E12
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Wounded Warriors benefit from CENTURY 21 Lakeside’s grand opening Special to The Vindicator
CENTURY 21 Lakeside Realty celebrated the grand opening of their new office located in Firestone Farms in Columbiana on Oct. 26. To make the event something that would benefit one of their favorite charities, they had several businesses sponsor the event. As a result, they raised $4000, which went to the Wounded Warrior Project. A $500 prize was also awarded to a local military veteran, who entered into the Military ID giveaway. George Berick, owner of C21 Lakeside, thanks all who participated including, Gold Sponsors: Hunter Stevens Land Title, Bass Inspections, Home Bridge Financial, and A Complete Environmental Inspection; Silver: Pillar to Post the Dave Hardy Team, and Title Professionals; Bronze: Chemical Bank, Ohio Title, Assurance Land Title, Home Shield Home Warranty, and Chase Bank. Special sponsors that donated large ticket items to the Chinese auction included Rapid Mortgage and Savko Construction. Businesses that donated to the bas-
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ket auction included Rachels’, Home Savings Bank, Stone Fruit, Jones Embroidery, Homestead Restaurant, Main Street Originals, Cross Country Mortgage, Farmers Bank, Marino’s, Valley Title, Huntington
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walls to divide rooms in open concept homes, parents don’t have to wonder what their curious kids are up to because they can see them at all times.
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open concept floor plans cite their convenience when entertaining as one of their biggest assets. In an open concept home, guests don’t have to be corralled into a single room in the home. Instead, hosts and their guests can roam freely from room to room because there are no walls dividing common areas. This can make gatherings feel less cramped than in homes with more traditional floor plans. Safety The safety of open concept floor plans may be most applicable to parents of young children. Open concept floor plans allow parents to keep an eye on their children while cooking dinner, working from home or tending to other chores around the house. Since there are no
Bank and Worona Home Inpsections. It wouldn’t have been a success without the help of all the agents from Century 21 Lakeside who pitched in to make it happen.
Flexibility Open concept floor plans give homeowners more flexibility. For example, homes with more traditional floor plans may have designated spaces for dining areas. These spaces don’t leave much room to work with and may not be valued by homeowners who don’t often host dinners at home. As a result, such rooms may just be wasted square footage. With an open concept floor plan, homeowners have the flexibility to make dining areas as big or small as they see fit and can even adjust the rooms on the fly on those occasions when people are coming over. Open concept floor plans continue to be popular among home buyers and might prove to be the most lasting home design trend of the early 21st century.
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