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Winter's Song

by Victoria Luhring Realty Blog

                   

Victoria said…..   

 

Winter’s song

 

For those of us who grew up in Ohio accustomed to winter’s cold winds and snowstorms, the way Mother Nature decorates our world each December for the holiday season comes as no surprise. We may even be saddened if a mild winter denies us the burst of icy precipitation we anticipate during the weeks before Christmas, withholding winter’s frigid winds until January or February. The weather comes with the season. Something we expect, it is part of an unchanging, annually repeated connection to the past.

If the weather was music, we’d call it winter’s song. It’s a melody we’ve known since we were kids outside sledding and ice skating and building snowmen. There’s something genuine and wholesome about the rhythm and notes of that song. As adults we continue to hum that tune, paying it forward. We quietly strive to ensure that our own children or grandchildren appreciate the season’s sense of home and hearth and the spirit of giving and caring for others that is integral to December’s days. Those traditions are an important part of our memories of long ago Christmases.

I know it can be a hectic, often frustratingly busy time of the year, so I think we all benefit from pulling out those childhood memories in December. We need to examine them and acknowledge that much of their value comes from our shared memories of holiday traditions. But, with today’s frenetic lifestyles, how do we refresh those ideas of the simplicity of the holidays?

The way I do it is to think of a Christmas poem I read one year. It reached out to touch on my own memories from when I was a child growing up surrounded by the holiday’s mystery and the feelings it can create that last a lifetime. The poem’s first stanza reaches out to my past and, most likely, to yours:

 

“Christmas never changes

only pajama feet can find

the joy of that special early morning

on stairways down to hearth sides

and stockings full of memories,”

 

Some things don’t change. As sure as we tied ribbons around presents

 and put tinsel on the tree then and still do now, recollections of our earliest childhood Christmases 

stay with us. Subconsciously, they play a role in how we plan our holiday celebrations and perhaps how we decorate our homes inside and out. We may not realize why we like strings of colored Christmas lights more or less than smaller white lights or why we look forward so much to big family holiday dinners.

Like a Currier and Ives lithograph, the poem depicts a holiday scene of excited children rushing downstairs on Christmas morning to open presents under the tree and discover what Santa left in their stocking on the mantel. And whether kids grow up in an old farmhouse far out in the country with cold drafts around the windows or in a new home in the city, those pajamas with feet were a great way to keep warm, right? I believe that familiar childhood scene shines a spotlight on the feeling that the holiday season is a constant, unchanging reminder of what’s most important, of our faith and of family and friends and of taking a moment to cherish their places in our lives.

Have a wonderful holiday season.  

   

 

 

Victoria Luhring, LuxuryHomesInToledo.com

Victoria’s Luxury Home Team

Danberry Realtors, 3555 Briarfield Blvd.,

Maumee, OH 43537  419.460.5587

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Beautiful Maumee Home is Waiting for You and Your Family

by Victoria Luhring Realty Blog

Entertain in Style! This gorgeous home at 3439 Deer Creek in the Homestead at the Quarry is listed at $439,900. This 4400-square-foot, six bedroom, five bath home has brand new carpeting on the first and Maumee home for salesecond floors and brand new Travertine tile in the entryway and hallway, kitchen, formal dining room, and two bathrooms.

The home boasts a spectacular two-story foyer and a formal dining room with a double tray ceiling, chair rail, and oversized windows. In the heart of the home, the two-story great room will be the centerpiece of any party. Gather around the stone hearth gas fireplace while music plays over the whole house sound system. A wall of windows gives this room great natural light.

The eat-in kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, an island with snack bar seating, and pendant and recessed lighting. Have lunch with the family in the dinette or head outside to enjoy your meal on the upper deck.

A first floor guest room is the perfect retreat for overnight visitors. A full bath is located nearby, and is smartly finished with granite countertops, tile floors, and a tub/shower combo.

Upstairs, the master suite is a personal sanctuary for rest and relaxation. Cozy up in front of the gas fireplace on cold evenings, and enjoy the beauty of the pan ceiling, ceiling fan, and huge walk-in master closet with center storage island. The master bath has a jetted soaking tub, shower, his and her sinks, and a seated vanity.

Three other spacious bedrooms are also on the second floor. One has its own private bath with granite vanity and tub/shower combo. One other full-bath with granite vanity and tub/shower combo can be shared by the other two bedrooms. A second floor utility room makes laundry time a breeze, complete with a folding counter, rods for hanging clothes, and a utility sink.

A finished walkout basement provides the perfect finishing touch to this home. The basement includes a recreation area, play area, sitting area, a bedroom, and a full bath. The lower level concrete patio is accessible through a door in the rec room area, and there is also access to the 3.5 car side load garage from the basement as well.

Find more details about this amazing home here:  http://www.luxuryhomesintoledo.com/Property/3439-Deer-Creek-Dr-Maumee-Ohio

Located in the excellent rated Anthony Wayne School District, this home is the perfect place to raise your family. For more information or to schedule a showing, contact Victoria at the Danberry Company at 419-460-5587 (mobile); email her at [email protected]; or visit the website
www.luxuryhomesintoledo.com.

OPEN HOUSES: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27

by Victoria Luhring Realty Blog

14544 Wood Creek in Perrysburg from 12-2

Interior Features

 

  • 4,341 square feet of living space, plus an additional finished basement with a large open area and additional finished storage alcove with built in storage bench and shelving.
  • Newly painted throughout (2013)
  • Decorative window and door trim
  • Custom window treatments
  • Integrated sound system
  • Raised ceiling height on both first and second floor
  • Large rooms
  • First floor laundry with ample storage and utility sink

 

 

Take a Virtual Tour Here:  http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1371037.html

Learn more about this Perrysburg home for sale:  http://www.luxuryhomesintoledo.com/Property/14544-Wood-Creek-Ct-Perrysburg-Ohio

 

 3439 Deer Creek in Maumee from 1 - 3

HIGHLIGHTS AND FEATURES

 

 

  • Open Floor Plan with Two Story Great Room
  • Brand new carpeting throughout
  • Newly installed Travertine tile in Entryway, Kitchen, Dining Room, and 2 Bathrooms
  • Catwalk Railing & Gas Fireplace in Great Room
  • Master Bedroom with Pan Ceiling, Ceiling Fan, Gas Fireplace, and Large Walk In Closet with Center Storage Island
  • Master Bath with His and Her Vanities, Seated Vanity Area, and Soaking Tub
  • Five Full Bathrooms
  • Second Floor Laundry
  • First Floor Guest Bedroom & Bath
  • Granite Countertops in Kitchen & Multiple Bathrooms
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Fenced Yard with Mature Landscaping
  • Built in Sound System & Central Vacuum
  • Spacious Upper Deck & Lower Concrete Patio
  • Walkout Finished Basement with Bedroom, Full Bathroom, Playroom, Recreation Room  & Garage Access
  • 3.5 Car Attached Garage

 

Take a Virtual Tour Here:  http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1324010.html

 

Learn More about this Maumee home for sale:  http://www.luxuryhomesintoledo.com/Property/3439-Deer-Creek-Dr-Maumee-Ohio

OPEN HOUSE: Unbelievable Home in the Anthony Wayne School District (October 20, 1-3 PM)

by Victoria Luhring Realty Blog

OPEN THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1 - 3 PM
4351 PINE RIDGE, MONCLOVA, OH  43542

Luxury at every turn is an understatement - this home has it all!  Located in the Excellent Rated Anthony Wayne Schools, all that could possibly be needed in this home is you and your family!  Call Victoria (419) 460-5587 to schedule a showing today!

Take a Virtual Tour!!

  • Gracious 2-Story Foyer with Catwalk Above
  • Central Staircase with Iron Spindle & Wood Railings
  • Custom Cabinetry Throughout, with Den, Great Room and Master Bedroom Built-Ins
  • Soaring Cathedral Ceiling in the Great Room
  • Two-way Gas Fireplace
  • Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Adjacent Sitting Area
  • Granite Countertops Throughout
  • Decorative Ceilings in Multiple Rooms
  • First Floor Master Suite with Claw Tub, His & Her Vanities, and Built In Storage
  • Five Spacious Upper Level Bedrooms with Adjoining Baths
  • Fully Finished Walk Out Basement with Wet Bar
  • Stadium Seating Home Theater with 120” Screen and Surround Sound
  • Two Story Patio with Built in Fire Pit
  • 5KVA Automatic Natural Gas Backup Generator
  • 4.5 Car, Side Load Garage with Side Patio and Entryway
  • Complete Audio/Video System Throughout Home Including Rear Patio Area
  • Secluded Ravine Lot Which Backs Up to Swan Creek Preserve

    Check out the rest of the features here:  
    http://www.luxuryhomesintoledo.com/Property/4351-Pine-Ridge-Circle-Monclova-Ohio

 

Things to do Around Toledo This Weekend!

by Victoria Luhring Realty Blog

Here's some Fall fun to take part in this Weekend:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly House Corn Maze

http://whitehousecornmaze.com/

 

Mask-erade Tea Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. @ Wood County Historical Center & Museum

This fun, Halloween-themed tea will look at the history behind the masquerade and the making of masks. Light refreshments before the pro-gram. Make reservations by calling 419-352-0967. www.woodcountyhistory.org

 

Family Haunted Bike Ride Saturday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. @ Oak Openings Preserve Especially designed for families with children 12 and under. Come dressed in your “bike safe costume” and join in the fun of this family bike event that covers 3-5 miles of haunt-ed trail all with Oak Openings Preserve. https://register.mvadventurers.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=4

 

Tombstone Bicycle Tour Saturday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. @ Secor Metropark This bicycle tour takes riders from Secor Metropark to Oak Openings Metropark and back. https://register.mvadventurers.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=4 |
 


Fall on the Farm & Scout Day Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Sauder Village This special day will be filled with activities such as shelling corn, apple packing and cider pressing. Children can help dig potatoes, make pumpkin leather, churn butter and make a pie crust. Other popular hands-on activities include making a corn husk doll, decorating a pumpkin, and participating in an old-time spell down. www.saudervillage.org


Family Fall Festival Sunday, October 13, Noon-4 p.m. @ Wolcott House Museum Complex Bring the family to the grounds of the Wolcott House Museum Complex and enjoy an afternoon of family time together. Listen to live music and enjoy a story at the log house. Youngsters can play old-fashioned games and make a craft to take home, plus so much more. Cost: free Time: 12pm-4pm rain or shine. www.wolcotthouse.org

 

Sunday, October 13

Grand Rapids Applebutter Festival
http://www.applebutterfest.org/

 

Remember...if you're in the market for a new home, be sure to check out some of these properties. 

http://www.luxuryhomesintoledo.com/Properties

 

Maumee Home for Sale - Open House on Sunday, July 28

by Victoria Luhring Realty Blog

3249 Pepper Ridge Dr., Maumee, Ohio


This beautiful Maumee home for sale will be open on Sunday, July 28 from 12pm-2pm.  This home has many wonderful features, including:

  • 4 Bedroomsmaumee home for sale
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Partial Bath
  • 3026 Square Feet
  • 2.5 Car Garage
  • Anthony Wayne School District

This is a perfect family home!  Come by and visit our open house on Sunday, or call us today to schedule an appointment (419) 460-5587.

For more information and photos, you can visit this Maumee home's page.

 

 


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Maumee Home for Lease - $1200 per month

by Victoria Luhring Realty Blog

This wonderful Maumee home is for lease.  Here are the details:maumee home for lease

  • $1200 down and $1200 per month
  • 2 year lease minimum
  • Newly renovated
  • 1.5 story home near Wayne Trail Elementary and Maumee High School
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 full bath, 1 half bath
  • 1900 Square Feet

The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a breakfast bar.  There is a large master bedroom upstairs with a sitting room and plenty of storage.  The floors are hardwood and recently refinished.  The bathroom is also newly remodeled with beautiful tile work.  Maumee home for rentThere is a nice breezeway between the garage and house, which is the perfect place to relax or entertain.  There is an open basement that can be used as a rec room or additional storage, it has been completely waterproofed.

If you are interested, contact Ann Garcia at (419) 356-9334 or via email at [email protected].  Hurry, this home won't last long!

Address:
818 Johnson, Maumee, OH
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Tale of a Home Sold Quickly

by Victoria Luhring Realty Blog

This beautiful four bedroom Sylvania home was put on the market on a Friday this summer.  By Monday, sylvania home for salethere were two offers, one was accepted.  An accident or fluke?  No, this transaction was in the hands of a well trained, high functioning team who are real estate pros.

A good realtor can help sellers get moving fast.  We know the market well and that means we can help our sellers have all the information and support they need to get things moving smoothly and quickly.

If you are looking to sell your home quickly, we can help.  Call us today at (419) 460-5587 or click here to fill out our web form.

If you would like to read more information about selling your home, we have several articles online to serve as a resource for you. Visit our Toledo Ohio Home Selling Resource page today.

Open Houses for Sunday, June 16, 2013

by Victoria Luhring Realty Blog

3916 Hollyhock Ln., Maumee, Ohio

OPEN SUNDAY JUNE 16, 2013 FROM 1:30 P.M to 4:30 P.M.Maumee Ohio Real Estate

 

This beautiful Maumee, Ohio home features:

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Partial Bath
  • 3.5 Car Garage
  • Anthony Wayne School District

For more information about this Maumee home for sale or our other properties, visit our featured listings page.

 

 

9954 N Blue Prairie Dr, Whitehouse, Ohio

OPEN SUNDAY JUNE 16, 2013 FROM 12:00 TO 2:00 P.M.

 

This beautiful Whitehouse home features:

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 1 Partial Bath
  • 5 Car Garage
  • Anthony Wayne School District

For more information about this Whitehouse home for sale or our other properties, visit our featured listings page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toledo Home Sales Statistics 2013

by Victoria Luhring Realty Blog

If you are buying or selling a home in the Toledo area, it is important to know recent home sales statistics.  Below is a table of stats for various areas in Toledo:

Toledo home sale statistics

 

If you are looking for a home in one of these areas, here are some helpful links:

Homes for Sale in the Anthony Wayne School District

Homes for Sale in the Maumee School District

Homes for Sale in the Ottawa Hills School District

Homes for Sale in the Perrysburg School District

Homes for Sale in the Springfield School District

Homes for Sale in the Sylvania School District

Homes for Sale in the Toledo School District

 

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Contact Information

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Victoria's Luxury Home Team
The Danberry Co. Realtors
3555 Briarfield
Maumee OH 43537
Cell : 419-460-5587

    

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