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Time for the 167th annual Logan County Fair!

When: July 10th-16th

Midway Logan County Fair

The 167th annual Logan County Fair held in Bellefontaine, Ohio runs from July 10th through the 16th at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Lots of fun activities for all ages and a great family tradition in the community. You can find all the info and a copy of the fair guide at Logan County Fair.org

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Reader Question: My husband and I will be selling our third home soon. In all of our past buying and selling transactions, we have experienced some degree of angst somewhere in the process. After three purchases and two sales, we want everything to go smoothly from start to finish this time. We are looking for a real estate agent who ensures the entire process goes well. Is it unrealistic for us to hold this expectation?

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Monty’s Answer: The realm of service businesses extends to every facet of our lives, from medicine to public utilities and everything in between. We depend on others for help with most everything we do. We humans,

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9406 Willow Isle Rd, Lakeview

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 24th 1:00 - 3:00 PM

9406 Willow Isle open house


7400 County Road 153, Zanesfield

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, June 25th 1:00 - 4:00 PM

7400 CR 153 open house


9526 SR 368 Unit 10, Huntsville

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, June 25th 2:00 - 4:00 PM

9526 SR 368 open house




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21 Staging tips for selling your home fast

  Houzz/Kate Jackson Design

 (Houzz/Kate Jackson Design)

If you are planning to put your house on the market this summer, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price. Set the stage for success with these 21 tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results -- fast.

Traditional Exterior design by Dc Metro Design-buildCase Design/Remodeling, Inc.

1. Boost curb appeal. This is something you always hear, and with very good reason. Many people thinking of touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, often deciding on the spot if it is even worth a look inside. Make sure your home is ready to lure in onlookers with these

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7025 Twp Rd 95, Huntsville, OH 43324

Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home near Indian Lake. Kitchen features large Island with quartz counter top. Full basement for a rec room or even more storage. Outside features include a two car attached garage and two car detached garage. Asphalt drive, large back yard with gazebo. Mature trees and meticulous landscaping.

Find all the details HERE! 

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How To Get Approved For Your First Mortgage 


          Mortgage lenders tightened their fists after the recession, but it’s still possible for young buyers to get approved for a mortgage. What you need to know.

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       As the U.S. economy continues to rebuild slowly from the recession eight years ago, lots of people are looking to buy homes after years of renting or staying put in a previous house. As a result, the real estate market is competitive in many parts of the country, requiring buyers to put in aggressive offers and, in some places, compete with deep-pocketed investors paying cash.
What this means is that—now more than ever—you need to be qualified for a mortgage before you shop for real estate.
      Plan ahead - get

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Tips On Knowing How Much Mortgage You Can Afford


There is a rule of thumb that says that if you have the capacity to repay the mortgage, you can afford a single-family house that costs up to two and one-half times your annual gross income. (Annual gross income is the amount you make before taxes are deducted.)

Like other rules of thumb, this is a general idea of how large a mortgage you can afford. But, because it is so simple, it doesn’t consider all the information that will help you feel comfortable with your mortgage payments.

If you are buying a house with someone else (spouse, parent, adult child, partner/companion, brother or sister or other relative), you should consider your co-purchaser’s earnings and existing debts as well.

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Tips for Preparing to Sell Your Home

Preparing to sell

When it comes time to prepare a home for sale, there are a number of quick and affordable fixes that can help seal the deal, while some so-called improvements may sink a sale.

When it's time to put your home on the market, there are some definite do's and don'ts.


Give your home a fresh coat of paint. Freshly painted walls are one of the top selling features for potential buyers.

Make minor repairs. Many homeowners see even minor repairs as worry and work.

Kennel pets during showings. Many potential buyers will not purchase a home occupied by a pet.

Consider replacing a roof. Many potential buyers view this as a big ticket item. The fact that your home has a new roof will be a selling

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2017 Summer Movies in the Park

Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer? Look no further!

Thanks to Citizen's Federal Savings & Loan and other local sponsors, there are FREE Summer Movies at Mary Rutan Park (August 19th showing of Little Giants is at Southview Park) in Bellefontaine, OH. 

June 2nd: Secret Life of Pets

June 16th: Honey I Shrunk the Kids

July 7th: Monster Trucks

July 21st: Disney's BFG

August 4th: CARS

August 19th: Little Giants *at Southview Park*

2017 Summer Movie Series




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