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September
27

Soak up the Beautiful Homes in Russells Point Ohio

Russells Point is located in northwest Logan County, Ohio. A small village of approximately 1300, it is situated in a beautiful location on Indian Lake, a popular summer resort destination. Families can enjoy year round water based activities, recreational sports and waterfront dining. Russells Point real estate affords families opportunities to purchase a second home for vacation getaways or to live in a serene and scenic community year round which has lots to offer.

History

Originally a group of small lakes and wetlands, Indian Lake is a destination for leisure activities and recreation. Numerous islands dot Indian Lake including the 'Indian Isles' chain through the center of the lake. Wildlife areas and 30 miles of shoreline make this a can't miss destination near Russell's Point. An amusement park and dancehall was built for residents. Sandy Lake Amusement Park opened in 1924 which offered an arcade, a carousel, ferris wheel, funhouse and a boardwalk to Sandy Beach island. Bandstands were built for music with famous orchestras performing to packed crowds. A fire destroyed much of the wooden structures and fell into new ownership in 1935. Less crowds came as newer, bigger amusement parks were built at Cedar Point and Kings Island, within a two hour drive.

Community

Families who choose to purchase Russells Point real estate will find affordable homes in a resort style community. Approximately 1,300 people live in Russell's Point with 342 families residing in the village. Nearly thirty percent of households have children under the age of 18 with the median age being 38 years old. One quarter of residents are under the age of 18 years old making this community a great place to set down roots and get to know other young families moving to the area.

Schools

Children who live in the district have many options for schools to attend including Benjamin Logan, Bellefontaine and Indian Lake Local Schools. Students can thrive academically and in sports while attending any of these school districts with opportunities to take advanced classes, courses for special needs students and sports such as track, football, baseball and more on offer.  

Things to Do

Making a decision to purchase Russells Point homes is made easier with the number of activities available. Several fishing tournaments are held each year, ice fishing and snowmobiling prove popular activities in the winter and numerous islands for exploring the area. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources manages some of the green spaces and several walking trails are popular with locals and visitors. Jimmy Buffett weekend is the first week of February with an annual Boat Show the first weekend in March and on throughout the year. Nearby Mad River Mountain ski resort, Ohio Caverns, castles and nearby horse farms are open to the public.

Affordability and accessibility are two main reasons why families choose Russells Point homes. This destination is a small village with lots to offer anyone who decides to call it home.

 

 

For more information about our award winning real estate agents at Choice Properties, give us a call!

September
27

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers Looking for Indian Lake Homes for Sale

 

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers Looking for Indian Lake Homes for Sale

Indian Lake is a beautiful place to vacation and even more beautiful if you're looking to buy your first home. The area features numerous islands and inlets, expansive wildlife areas, and approximately 30 miles of shoreline with a walking/hiking trail. When you're considering buying your first home in central Ohio, you should definitely check out Indian Lake homes for sale.

Buying a home in Indian Lake shouldn't be a headache, especially when you have friendly agents here at Choice Properties that know the area and go out of their way to help you find the perfect home for your family. There are many factors to take into consideration in the home buying process, including mortgage rates, property taxes, assessment fees, plus home inspections, closing, and of course actually moving. To make things just a little bit easier for you as you look for Indian Lake homes for sale, we have come up with a few tips you can use to ease the process. 

Get Your Finances Organized

This includes taking a close look at your credit score and getting finance approval from a lender ahead of time. Find out how much financing your bank will approve and then shop wisely for a home that fits within your budget. Moreover, shop around with different lenders, get options and quotes before you decide to partner with a bank or lender. Remember, you'll be paying that mortgage for many years to come, and you want a lender you are comfortable with.

Save, Save, Save

Buying a home requires a down payment, and it is no different with Indian Lake homes for sale. Plus there can always be hidden fees and expenses. This is why it is important not to spend your entire budget just on the house, because there are many other expenses that will come up as you're moving in. You might need to replace or repair something. Maybe you decide to get some new furniture. Whatever the case may be, it is always wise to have some cushioning room in your budget.

Take Advantage Of The Open House

Open houses are fun! And you should absolutely take advantage of them when you are house hunting. After you've had the cookies and lemonade, use the opportunity to scope out the neighborhood on a deeper level. An open house will also afford you opportunities to pay attention to the home's overall condition. Are there any stains or smells? How old are the plumbing and heating systems? Ask all the questions you want to and don't hesitate to schedule more visits.

What's Behind The Walls?

We've all seen an episode of 'Property Brothers' where they tear down a wall, only to find structural damage to the home. There will be many things that you can't spot just by looking at the home, which is where the home inspection comes in. Keep in mind however, that not all home inspections test for everything, so make sure you know what's included. A home inspection only takes place after your offer is accepted, and if you're not happy with its results, you will have to decide whether to rescind the offer, or stay with it and pay for renovations. Having room in the budget will be an important part of the equation.

Finally, keep it all in perspective. When you look at Indian Lake homes for sale, remember that buying a home is like choosing a life partner. You have to be able to live with what you see, and there is only so much you can change. Let us help you find something that's perfect for you and your family.

 

 


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contact your friends at Choice Properties Real Estate today to view the best properties in the area!

September
14

Experience the Best of Indian Lake

For people who have never been to Indian Lake, there are many reasons to come and check out all the popular destination has to offer year-round. Summer is a great time to visit but it is a region worth visiting anytime for its natural beauty, lakes and entertainment options. Learn more about Indian Lake and its opportunities just waiting to be explored.

Boating and Watersports

The lake is 5,800 acres located right at the heart of the community. With unlimited horsepower boating, five ramps and boat docks for rent, there are opportunities galore to enjoy the open water. State ramps are located in Chippewa Park, Lakeview and Blackhawk Marina. Skiing and tubing round out some popular ways to enjoy Indian Lake State Park.

Fishing and Hunting

Many fish are located in the lake which make fishing a great experience. Largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, bluegill and more are plentiful in the water, especially in the large wetlands known as the 'game preserve.' The wetlands provide opportune space to find game fish, furbearers, waterfowl and turtles. Hunting is permitted in designated areas only. A license is required for the state of Ohio for fishing or hunting.

Camping

Indian Lake provides over 4,000 campsites for enthusiasts to enjoy. Nearly 500 family campsites are available within Indian Lake State Park which are suitable for tents or trailers on the northwest section of the lakeshore. Electrical hookups are available at many sites while pet-friendly camping sites are a popular option with individuals and families. Boat and bike rentals are available along with a nature center and Naturalist Program.

Dining and Entertainment

A visit to Indian Lake would not be complete without a visit to the drinking and eating establishments dotted along the lakefront. Check out some of the best Indian Lake has to offer:

Froggy's at Indian Lake: a resort featuring a swim-up pool bar, live entertainment on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, boat docking, pub and food options

Tilton Hilton: literally tilted at 35 degrees, this place has some amazing beverages and is known for its great cheeseburgers.

Indian Head Road House: offers a full bar with wine and 20 beers on tap plus craft beers. Traditional bar fare is offered including succulent prime rib.

No visit to Indian Lake is complete without first stopping by for a bite to eat then heading off to check out all that the nature areas have to offer. When coming for a visit, be sure to stay long enough to check out local attractions such as caves and shopping just a short distance away from Indian Lake. You'll be sure to want to come back time and again to see all it has to offer.

 

Choice Properties has expert agents ready to share their knowledge with you about Indian Lake and all its offerings. Call us to find out how we can help you locate the property of your dreams.

September
6

Enjoy Premium Rushsylvania Real Estate

Rushsylvania is a village of approximately 516 people located in Logan County, Ohio.

Families will enjoy a quiet, small town atmosphere with close proximity to larger cities such as Bellefontaine and beautiful Indian Lake for water based sports and activities. Rushsylvania homes are an affordable option for families seeking great real estate in a quiet town.

History

Logan County in western Ohio has great natural beauty and cultural attractions. Home to the first known villages started by Native Americans, they dotted the landscape throughout the region in the 1760s-1770s. Farming and other businesses were part of the local economy.

Geography

Natural caves and parks are dotted across the region. Two castles are open for tours located in the Mad River Valley near West Liberty, Ohio. Nearby Indian Lake provides a vacation destination for travelers and opportunities to enjoy various activities such as hiking, camping and more.

Community

One of the many benefits of seeking Rushsylvania real estate is affordability and a small town feel where everybody knows one another. Among the businesses in Rushsylvania is a long time staple in the community, Michael Angelo's Pizza. The pizzeria is owned by and employs winners of national and worldwide pizza-making competitions making this a great place to dine in for family and friends. The most recent census shows approximately 500 people reside in Rushsylvania with 146 families. Nearly 40% of families in the village have children under age 18 with the median age being 37 years old including 27 percent of residents under age 18. Families who seek Rushsylvania homes will enjoy connecting with other young families and building connections with the community.

Schools

Benjamin Logan School District is located within a short distance from Rushsylvania. Students within this school district will enjoy a highly rated and robust educational system which focuses on students first. Parents are encouraged to attend local board meetings, get involved in PTO and

take an active role in the educational affairs of students in the community. For this reason, parents and families are able to stay informed and involved in student affairs, get to know the principals, teachers and curriculum and help co-design the student's educational opportunities.

Things to Do

Whether choosing Rushsylvania homes to reside or raise a family, there are many activities to enjoy. Bellefontaine is approximately 15 minutes away with access to dining, shopping and entertainment for all ages. Indian Lake with resorts and waterside dining and activities is less than half an hour away. Within a thirty minute drive are the beautiful Ohio Caverns located near Dayton, Ohio near West Liberty. A popular tourist destination, it is the largest of all cave systems in Ohio with many crystal formations.

Residents who purchase Rushsylvania real estate will enjoy a small village with a quality of life that includes access to resort quality activities on the water, beaches, shopping and entertainment for the whole family.

 

 

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