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For many people, homeownership is the pinnacle of the American dream. It is a great source of pride and security that comes with plenty of significant advantages. Indeed, buying a home – or any real estate property, for that matter – is an attractive long-term investment that appreciates over time.

However, because of the well-accepted notion that owning a home is a sage move, many homebuyers rush into it without going in-depth on the benefits and possible risks that come with it. Generally, homeowners have the freedom to enjoy the use of their properties as they deem fit. But as with most things, these rights have limitations bound by acknowledged rules and laws.

As a homeowner and titleholder, you have individual rights that go along with your

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If you have moved from one house to another in the past, you’d know how stressful the entire experience can be. You’d be bombarded with a lot of tasks months before the actual moving day, and you’ll have to make drastic adjustments with your schedule just to accommodate all of these. If you’re a full-time employee or a parent, this stress can heighten. Fortunately, there are techniques on how you can finally have a stress-free move. Here’s how you can do it:

  1.          Prepare your budget ahead of time.

Regardless of the distance and cost of your home, your move won’t be possible if you don’t have the budget for it. You’ll see yourself looking for options just to pay for expensive moving costs – and this can be very stressful. A simple way to

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We all know that we’re in for a lot of stress whenever we relocate to a new home. However, moving doesn’t have to be that stressful. The days leading to the move may consist of seemingly endless tasks, but as long as you have a checklist of things you need to do or remember, moving will become a lot easier for you.

Your relocation budget

Moving to a new house means expenses, and you have to be ready for all of them. So before finalizing any of your moving plans, make sure you have the budget for purchasing packing materials, paying the moving company, and other expenses that may come up while relocating.

Names of moving companies to hire

Your checklist must have the names of at least three moving companies. Do some research about their

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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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