Making a Home in Belle Center Ohio

Belle Center is located in Logan County, Ohio. It has the distinction of being a Tree City, USA due to the city’s efforts in tree planting and tree care. Belle Center real estate is some of the most sought after in the Indian Lake region for its natural beauty and serene qualities. History During the 1840’s, settlers moved into the area to develop a new town. The Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad began to plan a railroad line through the area. Belle Center experienced growth as a result of the rail line bringing economic development with businesses such as hotels, blacksmiths shops, restaurants, markets and an ‘Opera House.” An ice cream stand, a bank, grocery store and other businesses are now part of the town’s landscape.
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5 Health Benefits of Ohio Lakefront Living

Ohio lakefront living is beneficial in so many ways. Relaxation and peace are not the only reasons being by water increases overall health. Ohio has many beautiful spots to choose from when selecting the optimal lakefront property. Learn more about why waterfront homes provide so much for people who enjoy the serenity of living by a lake.
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Going Green: 6 Tips for Planting Your Spring Garden

Spring fever has come with the arrival of some warmer days and longer hours of daylight. This is the time people start to dream about rejuvenating the outdoor garden and picturing beautiful landscapes. Mulch, weeds and other things can get in the way of the dream garden. Learn more about how to choose the right plants to boost the appeal of a home garden that everyone can enjoy. Plant a Spring Garden in Indian Lake Dirt Matters A soil test is the best way to see what is going on underneath the dirt in the yard. The local agricultural extension office can provide helpful information such as what will grow and how to improve the soil quality. Some of the follow are tips to help get started: Add organic matter to the soil Start a compost pile or add bags of composted manure If soil is drained, plants that tolerate wetness are recommended or a dry creek bed can be installed to prevent standing water
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Understanding Escrow for New Ohio Home Buyers

      Many steps are included in the process of buying a home which can feel overwhelming. A good realtor can support individuals who are going through the steps of seeking to understand the process before getting pre-approval and making offers.   Impound Account An account that is set up by the mortgage lender to pay certain property-related expenses on a person’s behalf is called an escrow (impound) account. This is used for expenses like property taxes and homeowner’s insurance. Many mortgage lenders require an escrow account to insure the property is not at risk. Fees vary from year to year and generally are rolled into monthly mortgage payments.   How Escrow Works Escrow accounts come into play with several home buying expenses like home buyer’s earnest money. If an offer is accepted then an earnest money check is deposited into the real estate broker’s escrow account. The account is used for earnest monies only and other funds may not be mixed in with earnest money depo
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5 Things to Consider Before Refinancing your Home

    A refinance could cut the monthly mortgage payment but whether it is the right move or not depends on some factors. Learn more about some things to consider prior to refinancing a home mortgage that could save time and money.   Refinancing Costs Money A free finance does not exist as there are closing costs associated with any closing no matter what house a person buys. Anywhere from 2 to 5 percent of the loan amount will be added on and need to be paid upfront. Some options can also include: Cover the closing costs using a no-closing cost refinance which can come with a slightly higher interest rate Look at closing costs and how those will be covered prior to calculating how long it will take to make monthly payments to repay the closing costs If the closing costs will only be covered in four years and the plan is to stay two years in a home, refinancing may not make sense   Savings Refinancing makes sense when the interest rate on a mortgage is more than 100 basis points abo
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Getting the Most Out of Your Living Room Space

  A small living room can be a challenge to decorate but there are ways to maximize wasted spots, tricky corners or areas that seem difficult to use. Learn some tips on how to get the most out of a living room space, no matter the shape or size of your new home.   Up and Over The space above a doorway in the living room is often overlooked but it can be an important, even fun, place to utilize. When looking at this underappreciated spot, think of it as a handy place for storage. Think about using narrow shelving units above and down the sides of a doorway to maximize wall space.   Maximize Slim Alcoves Clever storage choices are the way to go to ensure no space goes unused in a living room. Thinking creatively and outside the box can expand the space in a room while keeping clutter to a minimum. For instance, full-height cabinets may not work in a shallow spot so try a single row of closed base units that slightly extend into the room and use narrow shelving to display the rest.  
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Quick and Easy Solutions to Fixing a Clogged Sink

  Getting a clog in the bathroom sink drain is a pain but it does not signal the end of the world. Attempting to clear the clog without paying for an expensive fix-it expert can not only save money but build skills. There are a number of options for do-it-yourself cleaning solutions. Learn some tips to get started.   Troubleshoot the Issue How to clear a clog depends on a few factors which include: How severe the clog is in the sink How far down the pipe it goes When assessing the clog, it’s best to go with the easiest solution then work up through the other options. Avoid chemical drain cleaners which may be caustic and damage the plumbing. Since many people opt for environmentally friendly options, there are plenty to choose from on the mark.   Quick-and-Easy The first method a person can consider is plunging the drain. A plunger (usually a household staple) pushes the clog through the pipes. Other methods may only be able to get out part of the clog. A Zip-it, a drain-clearing
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