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March
30

Finding the perfect home can take some time but the market is growing and sale prices are still low. Doing research is key prior to  finding Indian Lake Ohio homes for sale which suit the family's needs. Follow these tips to find a home that's a good fit.

 

Take the Long View

Search for a home that will be in the family at least five to seven years (ideally). Time, effort and expense are considerations when moving including closing costs. Staying in a home longer helps avoid added expense and stress. The extra time put into the home, as well as any work completed within the home, can help add value long term and avoid any downturns in the real estate market.

 

Growth

Family's needs change over time whether it's additions (babies, returning older children). Seek out properties with potential for growth and provide room for expansion. Houses for sale in Indian Lake, Ohio are a perfect example of properties which offer lots of room to grow at an affordable price.

 

Flexibility

Homes with lots of options usually suit a family's needs better than ones which are less flexible. A home that is functional for years to come with an open floor plan style can be adapted to changes while a kitchen with a view of a living area is great for keeping an eye on young kids as well as entertaining family and friends.

 

Find a Suitable Type

To find the perfect home requires knowing what best suits one's personal style. Homes are not one size fits all. There are many styles including condos, houses, townhomes. A person who does not want the responsibility of upkeep for a home may want a townhome versus a single family residential house. Likewise, a family who would like a vacation style home in a resort community with amenities may prefer to search for houses for sale in Indian Lake, Ohio which has many great features of a small community with access to waterfront dining, activities year round and plenty of suitable properties for families of shapes and sizes.

 

Location

A home's location is one of the most important aspects of buying real estate. Families who desire a quiet neighborhood in which to raise kids may not be looking for homes near a busy street or in the middle of an urban city environment. While that may suit a single person or couple, once children arrive, many families seek the peace, tranquility and safety of a suburban neighborhood which offers community, friendly neighbors and access to great schools while still being near to an entertainment district and work. A home's location with a spectacular view also attracts friends and family to come visit which is many families choose houses for sale on a lake or by water.


Choice Properties has agents ready to help you find the perfect home by the lake.                                                                  Contact us today at 937-842-2244 to set up an appointment!

 

Get more advice on finding the perfect Indian Lake home for your budget.

Contact one of our agents today.

March
23

Living on the water may seem like a luxury, but more people than ever before are finding affordable properties with a wide range of budgets. Whether shopping for a smaller property or luxury accommodation, there are vacation homes on the water for all people with some considerations to keep in mind when shopping for that special home.

 

Emotional value

People shop for a home with their hearts set on a certain lifestyle. There is tranquility and peace which comes from choosing waterfront property. Whether it is oceanside, lakefront or something in between, there is something serene about owning a vacation home on the water. Once a person lives by the water, it can be hard to give that up because of all the amenities included such as water sports, activities, opportunities to connect with neighbors and many other benefits.

 

Bang for the buck

Vacation homes on the water retain their worth longer than property away from water. Valuation depends on the location and type of waterfront property (lake, canal, ocean). There is only a limited amount of land on which to build homes by the water which make these locations more desirable and valued more highly. Costs may be higher to maintain a luxury vacation home due to environmental and insurance factors, which vary depending on location. Florida waterfront property will be quite different from a home purchased by a lake in the Midwest. There are deals to be had on vacation homes on the water, with the right research and diligence in searching for the perfect property.

 

Structure

A property's foundation is an important factor when looking at waterfront property. Due to the various elements (which vary based on region) a home's foundation can shift or change over time. There are also important elements of the property's land to look for since this is something which won't change including water quality, swimming and boating conditions and docking for boats, to name a few.

 

Experienced Realtor

An experienced real estate agent with knowledge of waterfront properties, values and the market can help negotiate the best deal. Ask questions about the neighborhood, amenities, quality of life, dining and entertainment options and what the area is like during the time you plan to vacation in the home. Work with a realtor who specializes in vacation homes on the water which can save time and money when looking for that luxury home everyone can enjoy for years to come.

Choice Properties has agents who specialize in waterfront properties. Call today at 937-842-2244 to discuss your needs and to help you find the right waterfront vacation home of your dreams.

 

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March
15

Retirement is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy life. What better way to enjoy this time of life than to retire on the water. Many people choose to retire near water for the serenity, peace and quiet of a lifestyle which moves at a slower pace and is more low key. The natural beauty of water is that it affords many opportunities to do activities like boating, skiing, fishing, beaches and more.

Paradise

There are fewer things more enjoyable than sitting on a deck listening to the water as it gently rolls into shore. Water is not only pleasing to the ear but the eyes as well. Birds and other wildlife flock to water for its natural resources which also provide hours of beauty in nature to enjoy. Taking advantage of opportunities to be in nature is one of the great features which compel people to retire on the water.

 

View

People who look to retire on the water do so for the amazing views of the water. Whether it is an ocean or a lake, waterfront homes provide an endless array of beautiful scenery to take in from the comfort of one's own home. There are also opportunities to walk on the beach, through a nearby park or take a stroll and find new vistas which can't be seen from one's own porch. A great water view is also relaxing which is a great reason to retire on the water.

 

Family

Nothing is better than being able to entertain family and loved ones in a home by the water. Some people prefer the company of only a handful of people when retired or, because they are quite busy in retirement, enjoy lots of people coming in and out of a home and sharing the beautiful views. When searching for waterfront retirement homes, notice what type of home, what size and location speak to you. Seek out properties which allow for space to do activities with loved ones but also provide a respite from the busyness of life.

 

Amenities

A person who looks to retire on the water has many options from which to choose. Living in an area where it is quiet can be peaceful but having access to entertainment, waterfront dining, boating and additional opportunities can also be exciting. Some want to live in the midst of the action and others choose a home on a quieter plot of land away from people. Fishing, kayaking, sailing and swimming are just some of the activities available to people who own property by the water.

It is easy to work with Choice Properties real estate agents to find the perfect retirement home on the water.                                 Call us today at 937-842-2244 for more information and to get started on your home search.

 

Get more advice on finding that perfect home for your retirement.

Contact one of our agents today.

March
10

One of the reasons people search for investment property in Ohio is to gain financial freedom. Financial independence is possible with an investment property if a person knows how to go about finding the right home and the ins and outs of putting money into an additional place. There are many benefits to purchasing such an investment in Ohio, especially Indian Lake, as prices are low and demand is going up for homes by the water. To increase cash flow, an investment property can be leased or rented out and eventually sold for profit. The appeal of injecting cash into a property which can build equity and profit later is possible. Follow these steps to   get started.

 

Establish a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)

An LLC is a private limited company which is a designated business structure. This is ideal for smaller businesses because it limits and shield's an entrepreneur's personal liability risk by the enterprise's liabilities. Any individual who uses an LLC does so to protect their rights as business owner against legal issues.

 

Find a Good, Reputable Real Estate Agent

A good real estate agent can find out immediately if a property will be a worthwhile investment. They will know the area and market values to help make the best choice. When a property is selected, cash will need to be available on hand for a 20% deposit. A good lender is key to help process the loans in a timely fashion. Choice Properties has excellent trained, qualified real estate agents available to help in the selection of an investment property in Indian Lake, Ohio and beyond.

 

Property Rehab

Homes are prone to wear and tear and investment properties are no exception. As years go by, a property will need upkeep as it may not be well taken care of by tenants. Damage is an inevitable part of owning a home so keeping a fund available for leaky roofs, new heating units and more is a consideration.

 

Contracts

Be selective when choosing renters for a property. Rent arrangements need to be covered in a contract. Failure to outline this in a written agreement may result in difficulties later if the need to evict a tenant arises or if other issues come up.

 

Patience

Patience is important when searching for investment property in Ohio. Indian Lake is an area with lots to offer but it will take time to locate the best property. It is time consuming to search for contractors and good renters. Taking time now will save a headache later so be patient, take time and do it right from the start.

 

Business First

Do not let renters get away with anything. After all, an investment is part of one's financial portfolio which can affect the quality of life. It is better to kick out a poor tenant for non payment or other issues than let the issue linger and risk losing money.

 

Choice Properties has agents ready to speak with you about investment properties in Indian Lake, Ohio.                                      Don't wait, call today at 937-842-2244 to discuss the options and get started!

 

Get more advice on steps it takes to own an investment property.

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March
1

CHOICE PROPERTIES

408 E. MAIN STREET

RUSSELLS POINT, OH

937-842-2244

"YOUR CHOICE FOR BETTER SERVICE"

OPEN HOUSES

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

 

10:00-12:00            9500 BEECHWOOD, BELLE CENTER

 

11:00 – 1:00           241 CHASE 1-4-U HARBOURSIDE ON THE LAGOON, RUSSELLS POINT

 

12:00-1:00              8651 SR 368, #76C LAKERIDGE,  HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              6935 SUNFISH DR, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              9546 E. LAKESHORE, HUNTSVILLE – SHAWNEE ISLAND

 

12:00-2:00              14251 OAKWOOD AVE, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              9052 HICKORY LANE, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              11599 COOPER, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              10920 CO. RD. 286, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              49 FUN DRIVE, FANTASY ISLAND, RUSSELLS POINT

 

12:00-2:00              129 CHASE 10-1-U, HARBOURSIDE, RUSSELLS POINT

 

12:00-2:00              11328 NORTHLAKE DR, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              8907 PARK ST, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00 - 4:00            9443 HERON WAY, BELLE CENTER

 

12:00 - 4:00            9627 HERON WAY, BELLE CENTER    

 

1:00-2:00                 8651 ST RT 368, #84D & #85D LAKERIDGE, HUNTSVILLE

 

1:00-3:00                 #14 ARTIST ISLAND, RUSSELLS POINT

 

1:00-3:00                 241 CHASE F-2-U, HARBOURSIDE, RUSSELLS POINT

 

1:00-3:00                 10192 CHEROKEE, HUNTSVILLE

 

1:00-3:00                 11193 PARKER DR, BELLE CENTER

 

1:00-3:00                 11494 HORSEHOE CHANNEL, LAKEVIEW

 

1:30-3:00                 #61 BEATLEY'S HOLIDAY HARBOR, RUSSELLS POINT

 

1:00-3:00                 305 W. MAIN, RUSSELLS POINT

 

2:00-4:00                 9813 LAKE BREEZE, O'CONNOR'S LANDING, BELLE CENTER

 

2:00-4:00                 8590 ST RT 368, HUNTSVILLE

 

2:30-4:00                 9569 W. LAKESHORE DR, HUNTSVILLE

 

2:30-4:00                 11064 NEWLAND DR, LAKEVIEW

 

2:30-4:00                 9050 SYCAMORE, LAKEVIEW

 

2:30-4:00                 11337 WILDERNESS WAY, BELLE CENTER

 

2:30 – 4:30              #24 SUNNY COVE, RUSSELLS POINT

 

3:00-5:00                 131 BURKHARDT, RUSSELLS POINT

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

 

11:00-1:00              241 CHASE A-4-U, HARBOURSIDE ON THE LAGOON, RUSSELLS POINT

 

12:00-4:00              9443 HERON WAY & 9627 HERON WAY, BELLE CENTER

 

12:00-2:00              10271 CO RD 286 E-6, HUNTSVILLE (ISLANDER BOATEL)

 

12:00-2:00              8980 TECUMSEH COVE CT, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              8886 ST RT 368, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              9813 LAKE BREEZE, BELLE CENTER

 

12:00-2:00              9887 FOREST AVE, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              10380 SEMINOLE SHORE DR, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              13452 SEMINOLE PATH, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              9080 OAK, LAKEVIEW

 

12:00-2:00              7736 EDGEWATER, HUNTSVILLE

 

12:00-2:00              11635 FRANKLIN DR, LAKEVIEW

 

1:00-3:00                 14187 BASSWOOD, ISLAND VIEW, LAKEVIEW

 

1:00-3:00                 13548 SEMINOLE PATH, LAKEVEIW

 

1:00-3:00                 11193 PARKER DR, BELLE CENTER

 

1:00-3:00                 11638 CHANNELVIEW, LAKEVIEW

 

1:30-3:00                 #61 BEATLEY'S HOLIDAY HARBOR, RUSSELLS POINT

 

2:00-4:00                 10264 ST RT 286, HUNTSVILLE

 

2:30-4:00                 9327 SASSAFRAS, LAKEVIEW

 

2:30-4:00                 8125 TR 292 (BLUE HERON COVE), HUNTSVILLE

 

2:30-4:00                 9291 WILLOW VIEW, BELLE CENTER

 

2:30-4:00                 9169 BREEZY WAY, BELLE CENTER

 

2:30-4:00                 11541 CIRCLE DR., LAKEVIEW

 

2:30-4:00                 9050 SYCAMORE, LAKEVIEW

 

2:30-4:30                 210 S. OAK, LAKEVIEW

 

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