Buying a Home on a Single Income? 3 Budgeting Tips That Will Make Things Easier

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Are you thinking about buying that perfect new home? Whether you’re buying for yourself or a new home for a family, there will be many costs involved. Let’s take a look at 3 budgeting tips that will help make home ownership on a single income easier.

Get A Full Picture Of Home Ownership Costs
Buying a home is never as simple as paying a mortgage payment each month. So, as with most budgets the first place to start is a full consideration of everything involved.

On top of your mortgage, what other monthly costs will come up? Consider utilities like electricity, phone, cable, water and others. You’ll be responsible for property taxes, so find out how much other local…

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9681 Heidi Court, Huntsville, OH 43324

Beautiful home at Indian Lake!


Unforgettable open water view, 6 bedroom, 4 bath home, on a cul-de-sac on Seminole Island. Featuring
cathedral ceilings, second story waterfront deck, 2 story gas fireplace, open staircase, kitchen features a
huge island an enclosed lake room with full open water view, also includes a fenced yard, 2 car garage.
Also 135' waterfront, covered boat dock and lift, jet ski lifts and a pier. All new concrete sidewalk poured
along waterside edge of property.

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Here is a list of all our OPEN HOUSES being held at Indian Lake over the 4th of July weekend!


10841 County Road 286, Huntsville

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, July 1st 10:00 AM - Noon


10827 Front, Lakeview

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, July 1st NOON - 2:00 PM


9798 Lake Breeze, Belle Center

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, July 1st 2:00 - 4:00 PM


8312 SR 366 #27, Russells Point

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 2nd NOON- 2:00 PM


7478 Mingo Way, Russells Point

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 2nd NOON- 2:00 PM


335 W. Main St, Russells Point

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 2nd NOON - 2:00 PM


9526 SR 368 Unit 10, Huntsville

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 2nd 2:00 - 4:00 PM



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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

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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


9526 SR 368 Unit 10, Huntsville

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




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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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8651 SR 368 Unit 20 B, Huntsville, OH 43324

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 17th 1:00-3:00 PM

8651 SR 368 open house


9270 Buckeye Dr, Huntsville, OH 43324

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, June 18th 12:00-2:00 PM

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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.

Approved Mortgage


       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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