laurie scalf: Awesome Deal in Bellbrook - 05/12/11 03:15 AM
 
This Lovely Home is within walking distance from Sugarcreek Reserve and Downtown Bellbrook!
 
 
 
 
 
Comes complete with lots of upgrades!
 
*New flooring throughout.
*Beautiful bamboo flooring in the living room, dining room and hallway.
*The kitchen and family room have New Cork Flooring.
*The hall bath is updated with tile.
*All the windows have been replaced with new insulated windows and in the front of the home, windows have been expanded to full length to let in an abundance of natural light.
*The kitchen has lots of cupboards, countertops and even 2 pantries.
*The garage … (2 comments)

laurie scalf: Does the room look small to you? - 07/26/10 07:10 AM
 
If you are putting your home on the market, you want it to be appealing to potential buyers. Staging a small space can be a challenge. These tips will help.
 
The last thing you want to do is make a small room seem even smaller with the “wrong” furniture, arrangements and accessories.
 
A small space does not have to lack style! With the right accessories, furniture and colors your small space can leave buyers with a “big” impression.
 
1. Furniture – Make sure the furniture is the right scale for the room. An over-stuffed sofa in a … (2 comments)

laurie scalf: Getting your home ready to Sell - 05/10/10 07:31 AM
GETTING YOUR HOME READY TO SELL  
Outside
Make a good first impression, whether buyers are driving by or finding you on the internet or on the MLS listing. Whatever impression you make will be a lasting one and may determine if the potential buyer will want to come inside and investigate further the possibility of buying your house.
Curb Appeal -When a buyer gets a list of homes for sale from their agent or online and drives by to take a look, with one quick glance the buyer decides if he wants to go inside to consider your … (3 comments)

laurie scalf: 8 Most Expensive Mistakes Sellers Make - 05/05/10 12:51 AM
8 Most Expensive Mistakes Sellers Make
I have seen many of these mistakes in my experience and want to send a word of caution to you. These mistakes are Common and Costly!
1. Putting your house on the market before it’s ready. When you put your home on the market, you should have already completed the cleaning, painting, curb appeal, carpet or other small improvements to your home. Don’t do these things AFTER you put it on the market. This only creates chaos.
2. Not knowing your numbers before you list. Don’t wait until after you have listed your home to … (10 comments)

laurie scalf: I have moved to the RE/MAX at the Greene - 01/31/10 10:25 PM
 
I have moved to the Greene. RE/MAX Victory at 51 Plum Street in the Greene. You can find my new office right above Caribou Coffee!
 
Please feel free to stop in and see me and I’ll buy you a cup of  Jo!
 
I am excited about the move and of course I love being a RE/MAX agent, so you can expect the same great service by yours truly. We have great tools for marketing your home at RE/MAX, as well as many years of experience in making sure you are taken care of through every detail of your … (0 comments)

laurie scalf: Facts about the $6,500 Expanded Tax Credit for Repeat Buyers - 11/24/09 11:49 PM
 
 
 
To qualify for the new $6,500 Move-up/Repeat Buyer Tax Credit, you must meet the following criteria:
 
* Repeat buyers must have owned and resided in their primary residence for 5 years out of the past 8 years. This does not have to be the last 5 years, but any 5 years out of the past 8 years.
 
* You do not have to buy a home that is more expensive than your current home.
 
* You must be in contract for your new home by April 30, 2010 and close by June 30, 2010.
 
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laurie scalf: Things to consider when Buying your First Home - 10/27/09 01:04 AM
 
Things to consider when Buying your First Home
 
 
 
Your Budget and Financial Picture. Buying a home can be a good financial investment and will likely be your largest asset in the future. There are also great tax benefits to enjoy while you own your home. Use this calculator to see how much you can afford www.lauriehomesales.com  
 
2. Get professionals. Ask family and friends about professionals that they know and trust.
 
You will need a knowledgeable REALTOR agent. A real estate professional will really help you with the entire process. They know the area market … (1 comments)

laurie scalf: Is it Time to Buy your First Home? - 10/26/09 12:37 AM
 
Is it Time to Buy your First Home?
 

There are many factors that should be considered when making the decision to buy a home or continue to rent.
 
Do you plan to stay in the area for at least 3 to 4 years? In most real estate markets it doesn’t make sense to buy a home that you will own for less than that. With the transaction costs of buying and selling you could lose money. If you stay less than 2 years, even if you make money, you will have to pay capital gains tax … (1 comments)

laurie scalf: 4 Bedroom Home in Kettering - 09/30/09 04:35 AM
 
SOLD!!!! 1009 Mendota Court, Kettering OH   $110,000
 
Directions - Wilmington Pike just north of Forrer to East on Mendota Ct.
 
 
You have to see this 4 bedroom, 2 Full Bath Home! 1184 square feet per county record! The eat-in Kitchen has built in china cabinets and there is a separate utility room. There is a lot of storage space in this home, including a pantry, linen closets, a hall coat closet and a walk-in closet on the 2nd floor. There are 2 bedrooms and a full bath downstairs and the same upstairs! The rear yard is fenced … (0 comments)

laurie scalf: 6.38 Acres in Xenia, Ohio - 07/15/09 03:26 AM
 

 
154,900 for 6.38 Acres!!!! Unbelievable!!!
 
2291 US 68 South, Xenia
 
 
This home has been completely REMODELED! All new drywall, woodwork, carpet, paint, flooring and counter tops and is ready for a new owner to MOVE RIGHT IN! All the lighting and fans have been updated. Newer Doors, windows, wiring, plumbing, you name it, it's done for you. Even the Septic and Leech bed are new. There is a 4 stall barn for horses or other animals, that has an attached area with overhead doors to park your cars, plus a shed and a pole barn … (0 comments)

laurie scalf: Over 6 Acres in Xenia! Want horses? - 06/10/09 11:53 PM

This home has been completely REMODELED!   $154,900
*All new drywall, woodwork, carpet, paint, flooring and counter tops
*Ready for a new owner to MOVE RIGHT IN!
*All the lighting and fans have been updated.
*Newer Doors, windows, wiring, plumbing, you name it, it's done for you.
*The Septic and Leech bed are new.
*There is a 4 stall barn for horses or other animals, that has an attached area with overhead doors to park your cars, plus a shed and a pole barn on 6.3 Acres of beautiful land!
*Come take a look at this nicely updated home and farm.
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laurie scalf: Newly Updated Home next to Park - 05/14/09 12:22 AM
1453 Wedgewood Drive                  $120,900
Fairborn, OH 45324

As you pull up to this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home you will notice the quiet street and charm just a few houses down from the park! Step inside to an open floor plan. The eat-in kitchen area and the bright Florida room leads to the fenced in backyard!
 
This home is priced to sell and ready to just Move in
 
Call 937-470-7879 to set up a private showing.
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laurie scalf: Beavercreek Schools Riverside Taxes! - 03/13/09 10:19 AM
Country in the City! Close to WPAFB, Beavercreek Very Convenient Location!
 

 
Lots of Land with .42 ACRES and a New Shed on a concrete pad. You have to see this beautifully updated ranch with 1334 Sq. Ft on the main floor plus nearly double your space with the FINISHED BASEMENT!
*The home has a brand new eat-in kitchen with beautiful Cherry wood cabinets, all new plumbing and electrical and tile flooring.
*New French doors lead to the 11' x 27' Enclosed Patio. The living room boasts nice hardwood floors and a bay window and is open to the … (0 comments)

laurie scalf: Newer Home available City of Dayton, Fairborn Schools! - 03/11/09 12:36 AM
ONE OWNER HOME IN THE CITY OF DAYTON OFF OF UNION SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD! $180,000
 

ATTENTION City of Dayton Employees! This Spacious one owner home located in the City of Dayton with Fairborn Schools is now available. The floor plan is unique to the neighborhood. On the main floor you'll find a nice size living room with an open staircase and a half bath. In the back, the light and open Great Room opens to the kitchen with an island and pantry, a dining area and a family room area! Upstairs there are 4 Bedrooms, all with walk-in closets. The … (0 comments)

laurie scalf: Beautiful Home In Beavercreek - 03/11/09 12:25 AM

 
$285,000
Are you being transferred to Wright Patterson Air Force Base? Beautiful, well maintained two story home in Stone Falls. Built in 2002, home has 5 bedrooms and 4 baths and sits on a corner lot with no rear neighbors. On the main floor, the 2 story foyer boasts beautiful hardwood floors leading to formal dining room & living room. Lots of windows for great light! Enjoy the large kitchen that is open to the Breakfast Nook and 23' x 15' Family Room w/gas fireplace. There is also a nice guest suite on the 1st floor w/full bath. Upstairs … (0 comments)

laurie scalf: The real estate market - trends - 07/23/08 08:24 AM
Below are some numbers that I found to be pretty interesting. The housing market has been consistent over time with appreciation and continues to be a great investment.
Similar to other long-term investments, real estate will have it's ups and downs, but over time will increase in value.
 
Here is The Current Median Sales Price of U.S. Homes (found on Realtor.org)
WEST -                    $341,300
MIDWEST -              $165,300
SOUTH-                   $185,000
NORTHEAST-            $276,800
 
National Trends in the US on Average Home Value
1990                        $95,500
1995                        $112,900
2000                        $139,000
2005                        $219,600
2007                        $222,600
 
Purchasing a home is a good investment
because it builds equity over … (0 comments)

laurie scalf: Off to a successful Closing! - 07/07/08 06:51 AM
Steps to a Successful Closing
You have finally found that perfect home, signed a purchase agreement, had your inspections and received approval on your mortgage. Congratulations! You are almost there! The only thing that awaits you now is the closing - where you officially receive your property and you have some documents to sign.
Here is an overview of what will be taking place once the closing date has been set:
      •·   A survey of the home's property will be conducted.
The title will be researched to verify the seller actually owns the property and that there are no claims on … (0 comments)

laurie scalf: Dayton Area Information - Web links - 07/07/08 06:47 AM
I have put together some web site links to area information on Schools, parks, organization,etc. I hope you find them helpful.
 
Area Information
Beavercreek     http://www.ci.beavercreek.oh.us/
Belbrook          http://cityofbellbrook.org/
Centerville        http://www.ci.centerville.oh.us/
Dayton             http://www.ci.dayton.oh.us/
Fairborn           http://ci.fairborn.oh.us/
Kettering          http://www.ci.kettering.oh.us/
Miamisburg      http://www.ci.miamisburg.oh.us/
Oakwood         http://www.ci.oakwood.oh.us/
Springboro       http://www.ci.springboro.oh.us
Yellow Springshttp://www.yellowsprings.com/
 
 
Schools
Ohio Department of Education
http://www.ode.state.oh.us
Ohio School Report Cards
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEPrimary.aspx?page=2&TopicRelationID=394
Ohio School District Map
http://www.puc.state.oh.us/pucogis/statemap/sdist_e.pdf
Beavercreek Schools                http://www.beavercreek.k12.oh.us/beavercreek/site/default.asp
Bellbrook Schools (Sugarcreek) http://www.sugarcreek.k12.oh.us/sugarcreek/site/default.asp
Dayton City Schools     http://www.dps.k12.oh.us/cms
Fairborn Schools          http://www.fairborn.k12.oh.us/
Kettering Schools         http://www.kettering.k12.oh.us/
Miamisburg Schools     http://www.miamisburgcityschools.org/
Oakwood Schools        http://www.oakwoodschools.org
Springboro Schools      http://www.springboro.k12.oh.us/
Yellow Springs Schools            http://www.yellow-springs.k12.oh.us/
 
Local Organizations
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce … (1 comments)

laurie scalf: Home Viewing Checklist - - 07/07/08 06:37 AM
Home Viewing Checklist
Touring homes is exciting! "I love it" may be the words you mutter when you first step into a home, but does this mean you've found "the one"?
Or could it mean your emotions got the best of you when you walked into the kitchen and saw the perfectly restored cabinets and countertops you've always wanted?
When you tour homes
•·        When it comes time to tour homes it's important to keep your emotions in check and take a clear-headed, critical eye approach.
•·        Remember, you can change superficial elements like paint and wallpaper. Rooms can look completely … (0 comments)

laurie scalf: The better your credit score, the more loan options - 07/07/08 06:33 AM
What is all this about Credit Scores??
In short, the better your credit score, the more loan options you will have to choose from.
•·        know your score
•·        take steps to maintain good credit .
What Determines you Credit Score?
•·        Your history of how you handle credit obligations (credit cards, car payments, etc.)
•·        Your income-to-debt ratio (a comparison of how much money you make to your expenses).
•·        Compiled information -Credit bureaus compile a record of debts from credit card companies, banks, department stores and other firms. This information appears on your credit report, so it shows whether … (0 comments)

 
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