Zimmerman Real Estate Blog


While we all know that moving entails certain costs, some of us sometimes find themselves in a situation where the spending has gotten out of hand.

The thing is, moving doesn’t have to cost that much. Here are some tips on how to cut costs when moving.

Recycle packing materials

Instead of buying brand new boxes and packing materials, you can just do some recycling. Sure, boxes and packing materials don’t cost much, but they are still a few dollars more expensive than just combing your home for old boxes or asking family and friends for them.

If you don’t have old boxes, then you can always go to neighborhood stores and buy their used ones at reduced prices. Some shops may even just give them away.

Dispose of unnecessary stuff

Are you

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Fall Decor
Staging your home is a clever way to make a faster sale any time of the year. This is especially true during the holiday season. A few carefully-placed decorations can help prospective buyers imagine themselves celebrating the holiday festivities and making their own memories in the house.

There are a lot of options to give your home staging a little holiday spirit and maximize your house’s potential. If you’re short on time or want a little help, consult home and garden magazines or even online interior design services for some additional support. Home staging may not make or break any home sale, but it always helps the process so you want to make sure to maximize every chance you have. Here are a few tips to get you started!

Try to limit your use

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When looking for the perfect home, you most likely have an idea of what you want. However, that may not necessarily be what you need so it is best that you open up yourself to the various possibilities. There are a number of things that predict the type of home that will suit you. Your traits, habits, and family are all important considerations to make. As human beings, we tend to forget some of these factors, which end in making bad decisions. If you want a home that you will actually want to live in, go at it with an open mind and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Why Should You Consider All Possible Options When Picking Your Home?

Whether you are new to this or not, you may not know everything. That is exactly why you shouldn’t pick a home based

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2018 OAR President's Sales Club Award Winners

2018 OAR President's Sales Club Award




Congratulations to our 9 Zimmerman Realty agents who earned the 2018 OAR President's Sales Club Award for closing over $1,000,000 in property in a 12 month period. This level of accomplishment is only achieved by just over ten percent of Ohio's real estate professionals.

These Zimmerman Realty, Ltd. agents achieved this award for 2018; Julie Schrader, Jeananne Blymyer, Kyle Springs, Darlene Shick, Libby Zimmerman, Kris Suerdick, Doug Zimmerman, Hannah Smith, and Amber Chivington. 

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 Check out the "open water views" of Indian Lake from this beautifully renovated home!

Look at this 3132 SF two story home with 6-car garage capacity on a cul-de-sac lot, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1056 SF owner's suite with Trex deck balcony, plus a deeded boat dock nearby. Other amenities include GLFP, hardwood floors, first floor laundry and den plus an newly remodeled kitchen featuring large breakfast bar, granite countertops, new cabinetry, wet bar, and stainless steel appliance package. Quality improvements include floorcoverings, 6-panel solid doors, crown molding, first floor powder room, dual zone HVAC, new wrap-around water-side deck, security system, maintenance-free stone and vinyl exterior, some stained glass windows. Owner's suite has

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    Homeowners and real estate investors alike share at least one goal: to see their properties appreciate in value.

    Yet the run-up in the U.S. housing market in some parts of the country has raised concerns about valuations and whether it still makes sense to buy, said Steve Hovland, director of research for HomeUnion, a real estate investment management firm. The U.S. economy is also in its eighth year of economic expansion, the third-longest expansion in the country's history. That's prompting questions about whether a pullback is on the horizon.

    Singling out locations that provide strong investment returns as well as low risk may help mitigate the chances of losing money on a property. The company used

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  • The average house sold in May went under contract in just 37 days.
  • Homes are selling faster than ever because supply is tight and demand is high.
  • Denver led the nation in fastest home sales.
Diana Olick | @DianaOlick Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 | 11:35 AM ETCNBC.com  

The competition for housing is heating up along with the summer temperatures and continuing to set new records. 

The average house sold in May went under contract in just 37 days, that's the fastest reading since Redfin, a real estate brokerage, began tracking the market seven years ago. The previous record, set in April, was 40 days.

Homes are selling faster than ever because supply is tight and demand is

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JR Memorial

Spend the day on Indian Lake cruising for the cure at the 6th annual fundraiser that hosts an amazing cast of Buckeye Greats to include Matt Wilhelm, Tom Cousineau, Anthony Schlegel, Jake Ballard, Butch Smith, Justin Zwick, Dustin Fox, and JJ Sullinger! You just may win a cabin for 2 on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer for attending! Event will have great music, food, and auctions all day long!


1:00pm: Cranberry Resort
2:30pm: Acheson’s
4pm: Mimi’s at the Lake: Silent Auction starts, live music featuring Buckeye Cruise favorite AJ Angelo
6:30pm: The OSU Alumni Band will be joining us to get everyone singing Buckeye tunes followed by Player

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Citizens Federal Savings & Loan Association 2018 Summer Movie Series in Mary Rutan Park in Bellefontaine!

Summer Movie Series

June 1st at 9:00 pm- SING

June 15th at 9:00 pm- THE SANDLOT

June 29th at 9:00 pm- BEE MOVIE

July 13th at 9:00 pm- YOGI BEAR

July 27th at 8:45 pm- TROLLS

August 10th at 8:30 pm- PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE



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