Skip down to page content.

Knox County Ohio Real Estate Information Archive

Sam Miller


Displaying blog entries 1-2 of 2

How to Add Light to Your Knox County OH Home

by Sam Miller

We’ve all rolled our clocks back an hour and are beginning to adjust to the earlier onset of evening.  In the winter months our homes can seem darker than usual, but there are ways to use the natural light that is available in your home to brighten things up.  Money Magazine has published a list of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for adding light to any home – among the topics covered are:


  • Skylights (pick ones that open and choose carefully where to put them)
  • Big windows (install them to showcase your best views, but don’t forget to add small windows above or below them that open)
  • Window height (put windows high on the wall, but not tight to the ceiling)
  • Window grouping (group several windows together, but don’t separate them with fat supports)
  • Window shades (install shades in windows that face east, west, and south; avoid using UV-inhibiting coating)

Following these tips for adding light to your home will help to increase your home’s value.  To receive a complimentary comparative home value analysis, click here.  For more information about Knox County OH real estate, please visit or call me at 740-397-7800. 

Home Fire Safety in Knox County OH

by Sam Miller

With the recent news coverage of the devastating fires in California, home fire safety is a most timely topic.  Although we may not be at great risk for wildfires here in Ohio, an important part of responsible homeownership is being prepared to both prevent a fire in your home and to rescue yourself and your family should there be a fire in your home.


This printable Fire Safety Checklist, provided by, is a great resource for determining what fire hazards may lurk in your home, how to make them less hazardous, and what to do in the event of a fire.  The Today Show also provided some useful tips to ensure you would know what to do if you had to evacuate your home in the event of fire.  These tips include:


Make copies of your documents.  Either put them in a waterproof and fire-proof safe, or give the copies to a trusted friend or relative.  Make electronic copies, as well.  Remember that valuables left in a safe deposit box at a bank could also be destroyed in the case of a widespread natural disaster.

Get your insurance information in order.  If disaster strikes, make your claim right away, and be sure to take pictures of the damage.

Prepare an emergency kit.  Don’t wait until it’s too late.  Gather essential items such as a battery operated radio, bottled water, food, medication, blanket, first-aid kit, etc.

Come up with a family plan.  Again, do it now!  Make sure everyone knows where the important documents are, and agree on a meeting place in case you become separated.


Many of these items are tips we hear over and over again, but they never really seem useful until a disaster strikes close to home.  By the time that happens, of course, it is generally too late to put the tips to use.  Preparedness now can save time and, possibly, lives later.


If you are thinking of becoming a homeowner in Knox County OH, please call me today at 740-397-7800 or visit  You may also begin searching Knox County OH real estate here!

Displaying blog entries 1-2 of 2