There has never been a more critical time for our homes to look and show their best and photos are such a big part of that experience. Consider that the first impression a buyer will have of your home will happen while they are sitting in front of their computer screen or handheld device. The latest housing market statistics recently reported have confirmed that over 90% of the those looking for a home begin their search online. The video below offers a few simple tips that you can use to improve that first impression and elevate your home from average photos to an emotionally compelling online experience.
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The Knox County Ohio Courthouse Clock Tower is one of the many gorgeous attractions that is located in Mount Vernon, Ohio on historic East High Street. If you ever have a free afternoon you might consider taking a walk from the Mount Vernon Public Square and head east on High Street through the historical district. Be sure to bring your camera because you won't believe your eyes because this street is filled with amazing architecture including homes that were built in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This photo was taken by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800. Knox County Ohio Real Estate.
One of the biggest challenges for most homeowners is determining a competitive listing price for their home. This online real estate consumer video "Pricing Your Home To Sell" is a quick and easy way to learn how to determine market value, how to set your asking price, the role of your real estate agent, the value of improvements and how to avoid the most common pricing mistakes.
This real estate consumer video is an excellent guide for Knox County Ohio homeowners who are serious about moving. You can instantly stream this video for FREE by providing nothing more than your name and email address. This video service is provided by The Sam Miller Team of REMAX Stars Realty.
Below is a list of items that might come in really handy during a storm, tornado or hurricane
- Bottled Water
- Disposable Plates, Utensils & Cups
- Fuel for portable stove or grill
- Manual Can Opener
- Battery-operated Radio & Clock Flashlights
- Ice Chest & Ice Non-perishable Foods
- First Aid Supplies
- Matches or Lighter
- Fuel for Cars & Generators
- Charcoal & Lighter Fluid (of course, this should only be used outside)
- Generator or Power Inverter
- Be sure that emergency equipment is working properly
- Store enough supplies to last 2 weeks
- Have materials on hand to secure your home
On the edge of Mount Vernon, Ohio on Yauger Road you will find the Wolf Run Dog Park. This is a really nice fenced dog park and Wolf Run is a great place for your dog to run and play freely. We have taken our dog Chase to Wolf Run and he loves the wide open space so that he can run and he especially likes the lower and outer edge of the fenced area because there are trees and a nice wooded area. If you are unfamiliar with exactly where Wolf Run Dog Park is located less than a mile from the corner / intersection of Yauger Road and Upper Gilchrist Road which is right by the Mount Vernon Ohio UEC Movie Theatre on the east side of Mount Vernon. This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller.
Bring your camera because you are in for a real photo opprtunity when you visit the Honey Run Park in Howard, Ohio. One of the major highlights of this country park is the gorgeous 25 foot tall waterfall that cascades over beautiful stones. You can hike from the Honey Run waterfall all the way to the Kokosing River experiencing gorgeous wooded areas, sandstone cliffs and large boulders. If you would like to visit the Honey Run Park the street address is 10855 Hazel Dell Road, Howard, Ohio. From the intersection of Route 62 and Coshocton Road / US 36, Honey Run Park is 2.37 miles (just a couple of minutes).
According to the Knox County Parks District, "the Honey Run Waterfall site contains a rare plant community (disjunct, boreal habitat) and unique views of the Blackhand sandstone, formed some 350 million years ago. Towering hemlocks, partridge berry, witch hazel and rue anemone grace this natural area".
This community feature is part of our ongoing series titled "365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller".
The Apple iPad is an amazing tech tool especially for those of us who are on the go most of our days. I am a real estate professional and I personally spend 90% of my time outside of my office so for me to remain highly productive I must leverage technology. A couple of things that I must have is a device that offers "Instant on with the push of a button with no lengthy boot times and my technology has got to be lightweight and truly portable. What I am going to show you in this video will exceed both of these requirements and I have a feeling your brain will start spinning with ideas and potential uses once you watch the video and it sinks in.
If you already have an Apple iPad you are 80% there already and you just need to pick up an Apple Camera Connection Kit which costs less than $30 and a Visioneer Mobility portable scanner which includes the SD camera card and costs under $200. Watch this short video and you will see how slick these tech tools work together. I showed my office this in action and I blew their minds because we had heard over and over that we couldn't scan into an iPad and as you can see from this video that we can get our scans into our iPad quickly and very easily.
If you picked up an idea from this blog I would love for you to "Like" it, share it and tweet it . Thank You!!! Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800 KnoxCountyOhio.com
Home sales in Knox County Ohio are on the rise and last month the Knox County Board of REALTORS MLS system reported a 5% increase in homes sales inside the county. What is equally interesting is that there were 46 new listings added in January and a total of 311 homes listed within the county per the local MLS. This is a positive sign and many experts believe we are headed towards a more stable housing market. The FEDS recent announcement to not raise the FED rate adds to the good news for real estate and most businesses associated with the housing market.
January 2012 was one of the most active Januarys for our real estate team since 2007. Showing activity on our personal listings was way up over the showing activity in January 2011. Not only did we receive more physical property showings on our listings but our virtual home showings from our KnoxCountyOhio.com website was up a significant amount. Our KnoxCountyOhio.com real estate website experienced listing page views and traffic numbers that matched our 2nd single biggest month ever and the record months are usually recorded during the peak home selling season in the summer months. The reason I am sharing this with you is because it confirms a trend that our local market activity is on the rise and I believe their is a high probability this trend will continue throughout 2012.
Thinking of purchasing a home? Home pricing is down and mortgage interest rates are at a 50 year low.
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Home sales in Knox County Ohio started 2011 off with a slightly slower pace due to the unseasonal winter weather and snow conditions that lasted until April. The good news is that once the spring housing market arrived home sales jumped right back on track. 2011 was the year where we experienced some of the lowest 30 year mortgage interest rates that we have seen in more than 50 years. With the low interest rates came low monthly payments for those who qualified for a home loan and this spun the economic wheels and helped stimulate the Knox County Ohio housing market.
2011 was the year of the "1st Time Home Buyer" in Knox County Ohio. Our team and I experienced so many transactions in 2011 where we were helping a first time home buyer purchase and we were able to help them obtain a lower monthly payment on a home of their own than they were previously paying for rent in an apartment. Monthly payments today are still approaching a record low and there are still zero down payment and low down payment loans available today. If you have given any serious thought about buying a home now may be a good time for you because the asking prices of most homes are down and when you combine lower prices with record low interest rates you have the perfect combination for long term financing saves and the making of a great investment.
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