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Sam Miller


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During the last 10 years the Knox County Ohio housing market has followed a consistent trend relating to monthly sales.  During the winter months the Knox County Ohio housing market reports fewer home sales and at a lower average sales price than during the peak real estate months which traditionally run from April through August.    

Knox County Ohio Median Sales Price on December 1st, 2014

The graphic above represents a common pricing trend that shows that the Knox County Ohio housing market peaks during the summer months.  The reality is that our community consistently buys more higher priced homes during the summer months and before school starts each year.  The graph represents a common market trend which relates to families buying and selling homes during the summer before school starts but there is a hidden factor you may not have considered.  

During the sunshine months the number of expensive waterfront homes that sell at the Apple Valley Lake greatly influence the median sales price.  When the boating season is over and the lake market cools off we simply don't sell as many of those more expensive waterfront homes which brings our median price of SOLD homes back to where it would normally be prior to the influence of those higher priced homes.  If we were to show a report and exclude the waterfront homes the median SOLD price of a home in Knox County Ohio would be roughly $115,000 during the same 6 month period.  

You can view and compare all of our available Knox County Ohio homes for sale and we have organized them in price order for quick and easy viewing.

The State of Ohio requires that most homeowners of single family homes and of 1-4 unit apartments are required to complete an "Ohio Residential Property Disclosure Form".   However, there are many property owners who are legally exempt from completing this form.  This video features Ohio Real Estate Expert, Peg Ritenour, of the Ohio REALTOR Association.  Peg does an amazing job of explaining who is exempt from this required disclosure and she clears up some of the confusion relating to bank owned sales, deed in lieu of foreclosure sales, estate sales, trusts, guardian sales, court ordered sales, new construction, co-owner sales, sales to ex-spouses, inherited sales and sales to tenants who have lived in the property.  Most people who are involved in the real estate process including buyers, sellers, bankers, mortgage loan officers, appraisers, REALTORS and real estate professionals will benefit from the information that is shared in this video.

If you would like a sample copy of the Ohio Residential Property Disclosure Form feel free to contact us at 740-397-7800 and we can provide you with a printed or a digital copy of the disclosure form.

I hope you find this video helpful and thank you for visiting us at


Sam Miller 

iPhone 6 Plus Photo


I picked up the iPhone 6+ and have been testing out the newly enhanced features over the last week.  The new camera is a serious upgrade relating to both the hardware and software application.  The camera is super easy to use and they have added some great features relating to the camera and video.  The camera is so good that I predict that most people who upgrade to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ will use it as their daily camera unless they are professional photographers.  

I took this sunset photo tonight and as you can see the #iPhone6Plus does amazing job.  I shot some interior photos and it does very well in moderate to low light settings.  However, don't think for a minute that this new smart phone will replace our trusty Canon DSLR because there are a handful of things this new iPhone 6+ simply can't do.  It can't shoot wide angle which is very important for interior real estate photos especially when shooting the bedrooms and bath rooms.  The new camera is going to be VERY popular for those who are passionate about posting to their social networks. 

Sunset Photo Taken From The Edge of Mount Vernon Ohio

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Mount Vernon Ohio Sunset Photo Taken on Gilchrist Road by Sam Miller

I took this sunet photo from the edge of Mount Vernon, Ohio on Gilchrist Road near Coshocton Road.  This area is within 3 minutes of town yet retains a very rural feeling with farms and country property with picturesque views.  If you enjoy photography this is a really nice area to capture some great shots.  #MountVernonOhio

Located within a few minutes of Kenyon College and in a gorgeous hillside setting in Gambier, Ohio you will find this impressive country setting with mature woods, a picturesque ravine, flowing stream, fields and more.  You can view additional listing details and see beautiful photos of this property by clicking on 20992 Newcastle Road in Gambier, Ohio.

Acreage in Gambier Ohio and Kenyon College Area

Contact The Sam Miller Team of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800

Mount Vernon Ohio Luxury Ranch Condo for $184,900

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This is a super stylish and the upgrades in this beautiful ranch condo will impress you!!!  It is located within 2 minutes of the area's most popular restaurants, grocery stores and major shopping.  If you are in the market for an extra nice and super clean ranch condo be sure to visit 138 Colonial Woods Drive in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  Immediate possession available and priced to sell at only $184,900.

View all of our other available Mount Vernon Ohio Condominiums that are for sale.

 Sam Miller Team of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800  Knox County Ohio Real Estate

The real estate activity in Mount Vernon, Ohio is experiencing a positive shift in buyer activity.  As many of you already know the winter weather in Central Ohio was one of the most challenging in over 20 years with a few weeks of extremely cold temperatures approaching 20 below zero.  This is VERY rare for Central Ohio and this winter there truthfully were times when it was so cold that buyers didn't want to come out and look at homes...they simply stayed home until the weather warmed up.  

The report below gives you a detailed view of the Mount Vernon, Ohio housing market highlighting active listings, pending home sales, expired listings and off markets as reported to the Knox County MLS.  This information is very helpful for my real estate team, my lenders, the appraisers I work with and it is VERY helpful to the buyers and sellers who are working with The Sam Miller Team because it helps them better understand the current housing market in Knox County Ohio.   

Mount Vernon Ohio Home Sales Report by Sam Miller


Take a close look at the far right column and you will see some detailed statistics titled "Absorbtion Rate which is the current number of inventory in months.  This information is color coded and you can tell which price ranges specifically favor a seller and which price ranges favor buyers.  The way we can determine this is based on the estimated months supply of inventory based on how many homes have been selling on average each month.

If you are in the market for a Mount Vernon Ohio home for sale be sure to click on this link and take a closer look at all of our available Mount Vernon Ohio real estate listings organized by price.


Sam Miller 

Our First Snow of 2013 in Knox County Ohio

by Sam Miller

We have SNOW in Central Ohio!  I have to admit that when I looked outside early this morning I didn't expect to see the ground covered with snow.  I have lived in Central Ohio for more than 40 years and I can remember many years when we didn't have snow until after Christmas so waking up to snow today is not a typical day for Mid November in Central Ohio.  Be sure to take a few photos and remember that many auto accidents happen during the first snow of the year as people begin to adjust their driving habits and stopping distance.  Have fun and be safe today!

1st Snow in Central Ohio

Preparing Your Home To Sell Video

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Mount Vernon Ohio Fire Sky Sunset

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Mount Vernon Ohio Sunset Photo by Knox County Ohio Realtor Sam Miller

When you think of gorgeous sunsets you might not think of Knox County Ohio as being a premier location for capturing those "Kodak Moments".  Each year I make it a point to capture hundreds of sunrise and sunset photos throughout Knox County Ohio.  What makes Knox County so amazing is that we have such a unique community with a blend of farm land, mature woods, valleys, lakes, creeks, historic landmarks and rolling land.  I took this photo from the east side of Mount Vernon, Ohio on Edgewood Road over looking Mount Vernon Avenue and the Mount Vernon Memorial Park.

If you are a fan of beautiful sunrises and sunsets and would enjoy living in a beautiful small town in Central Ohio that offers a relaxed lifestyle why not take a closer look at Knox County Ohio.  Knox County Ohio has less than 60,000 residents and features Mount Vernon, Centerburg, Danville, Fredericktown, Gambier, Howard and the Apple Valley Lake Community

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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty
710 South Main Street
Mount Vernon OH 43050
Fax: 740-399-3604