Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / by Jeanne Wild
7341 Wharton Rd, Novelty, Ohio 44072
Don't miss this stunning Tony Paskevich built home that has been thoughtfully renovated and redesigned from top to bottom, inside and out. Tucked away on a beautifully landscaped 5 acre lot, no expense has been spared in the rejuvenation of this incredible property. The recent renovation added square footage and opened up the floor-plan to create the ultimate upscale entertainers paradise, while maintaining a cozy, livable atmosphere that keeps guests and home owners comfortable all year round. From the new two story foyer with a gorgeous stone archway, to the custom woodwork and everything in between, there is an endless list of updates and special features! Highlights include spacious master suites on each floor, gourmet kitchen with a walk-in pantry, first floor media room with barn wood ceilings, enclosed porch with a cathedral cedar ceiling and two-sided fireplace, exercise room, and spa-like baths throughout. Outside enjoy the private lot ...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / by Jeanne Wild
509 Carlsfield Way, Hudson, Ohio 44023
Stunning 5 bed, 4.5 bath colonial tucked away on a private 1 acre lot with many updates in the Nordonia School District. Enter into the grand two story foyer with the light and bright dining room on your right and the inviting living room is on your left. Porcelain floors lead you down the hall into the open concept great room and kitchen, which was beautifully renovated (2013) with granite counters, flooring, updated cabinets w/ under mount lighting, stainless appliances, and eat-up island. Ideal for family and friends, the kitchen opens to the great room w/ a gas fireplace, surround sound, and casual dining area. Glass sliders lead you to the private deck and patio (2006), overlooking a picturesque yard complete with a pond and invisible fence! The main floor also includes an updated half bath, 1st floor laundry, access to the attached garage, and a 1st floor bedroom and bath, perfect for a guest suite or home office. Upstairs you w ...
Thursday, October 24, 2019 / by Jeanne Wild
When you have a home that will sit vacant over the cooler months, it is important to winterize your property to prevent it from deteriorating. Take precautions to avoid using unnecessary utilities, keep out animals and insects, and protect from water damage. The following suggestions will help you to plan and execute a successful winterization.
Utilities and Plumbing
1. Turn off the water at the exterior. Make sure that the water supply is turned off completely at the main supply point. If the furnace should fail on a very cold day, water in a pipe could freeze and burst the pipe.
2. Open all faucets and drain all waterlines. If you live in an area where freezing pipes can be a problem, drain the toilets, the water heater (turn off the gas or electric supply first) and the expansion tank.
Get an air compressor to blow the lines of excess water. (Anywhere between 15 – 80 psi would probably be fine–just don’t exceed 80 psi. The main thing you’ll nee ...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 / by Jeanne Wild
You have spent months preparing your home for sale. You’ve been working closely with your REALTOR®, contractor, and stager to ensure you’ve set yourself up for success when it comes time to list your home. Now fast forward…
Your home was listed, aggressively marketed, and you’ve received a great offer on the house! You and your REALTOR® start shopping for your new home and you’ve made plans to invest some of the money you’ll make off the sale. But then you get a phone call…it’s your REALTOR® letting you know that the buyer did their home inspection and they have a list of 8 pretty significant issues that they want fixed before closing. Now you must choose between correcting the issues or risk losing your buyer and starting over. This unhappy home inspection surprise happens more than you’d think, but it’s easily avoidable! So what do you do?
Consider a pre-listing inspection: ...
Thursday, September 26, 2019 / by Jeanne Wild
As more and more 'baby boomers' enter retirement age and begin thinking about their next chapter, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move, or simply adapt their home to fit their needs in retirement is a hot topic. But is it worth it to remodel or change floor plans?
Here's a common example to consider:
Let’s say you have a 4-bedroom colonial style home in a great school district. The neighborhood is amazing, and you are very comfortable there, but your kids are all grown up and the original benefits of the home no longer apply.
You’ve always wanted a huge master suite and are considering merging 3 of the smaller bedrooms on the second floor to achieve this dream.
In the short term, you are over the moon excited about your newly renovated oasis.
In the long term, when you go to sell your home down the road, you’ve now taken a 4-bedroom home in a great school district and turned it into a 2-bedroom home. Your pool of potential buyer ...