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Claustrophobia? No Problem- 27 Acres!

by Victoria Luhring
Feature Home - Your own Oasis in the Country! Inactive
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Address:   5146 St. Rt. 224    City/ST:   Ottawa, OH   Zip Code:   45875  
Location:   5146 St. Rt. 224   Property Type:   Single Family Home   New or Resale:   Resale   
Square Footage:   4534   Bedrooms:   4   Bathrooms:   5 full, 1 half  
MLS#   4642769  
Inactive at this time. Claustrophobia? You will absolutely love this home in Ottawa. With 27 acres of land and over 4500 sq. ft. of living space, you will have no problem fitting in. This home could be used as a Bed and Breakfast with a pool house suite and two additional bedrooms with private bathrooms. You will love the peaceful, scenic, comfortable sanctuary this home provides. This home was built with quality materials and is low maintenance. With many updates such as a newer roof, 4 newer A/C units, newer electric, newer carpet, newer appliances, and fresh paint, you will have nothing to do! Enter the home through a warm and inviting hardwood foyer. The gourmet kitchen looks great against groceries and has tile floors and tile countertops. The eat-in kitchen also has a dual level island, a built-in desk, french doors, raised panel cabinets, and pull-outs. Dine in style in this soaring 2-story dining room with a 2-story fireplace. The dining room also has a spiral staircase that leads to a loft. The large living room has hardwood floors, beams, barn-style paneling, a bay window, and french doors. This living room also has a bar and a fireplace. The master bedroom suite is huge with his/her closets, crown molding, and a large sitting area. Relax and stay in the luxurious master bathroom with its abundance of space, tile flooring, dual sink vanity, and a dressing counter. This home has 4 total bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Some of the amenities in the bedrooms include crown molding and chair railing. Many of the bathrooms are tiled. This home also has a finished basement with a huge arched bar, living area with a large stone fireplace, tanning room, full tile bathroom, and tile sauna. Outside of this stunning home you will find your oasis. With a 48 x 28 in-ground pool, hot tub, and brick patio, you will love spending your hot summer days outside. This home also has a pool house with a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and large tiled area. Saddle set? This property has 27 acres, 4 of them are wooded. This property also has a pole barn, 5-6 fenced pastures, a riding arena, and many other barns. You will love the wildlife. This home has a 6-car garage. Rest assured with a built-in alarm system and intercom. To see this postcard setting, call Victoria at 419-460-5587 right away!
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Home Energy Saving Tips

by Victoria Luhring

Here are some helpful tips for saving energy in your home.


  1. Try lowering the thermostat and dressing warmer. Just lowering the thermostat 1 or 2 degrees can make a change in your energy consumption.
  2. Lower your thermostat at night and whenever you are not in the house. Also, try closing off and not heating rooms that you don’t use.
  3. Make sure your refrigerator is set between 37 and 40 degrees F. Also, keep your refrigerator stocked because it is much easier to keep a stocked refrigerator cool than an empty one.
  4. Try lowering the temperature on your electric water heater to 120 degrees F. Also, try turning it off when you are leaving for an extended amount of time.
  5. Consider buying a new refrigerator if yours is over 10 years old. New refrigerators use much less energy than older refrigerators.
  6. Try air drying your clothes instead of using a dryer. Also, wash with cold or warm water but rinse with cold water.
  7. Only wash full loads of dishes and let them air dry.
  8. Turn off computers, lights, and other electronic devices when you leave the house. This will make a big difference.
  9. Try using a microwave or toaster oven to cook smaller items.
  10. Try taking shorter showers and install a low-flow shower head.

    11.)  Plug your Television Sets into a Power cord and simply turn the switch to off when not using.  This will save you up to $50.00 a month.  And surprisingly the newer the T.V. the more effective this is.  You appliances still draw electric when they are plugged in. 

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Top Scams on Homeowners and How to Watch Out For Them

by Victoria Luhring

Homeowners are the targets of many scams. Here is a list of 10 homeowner scams:


  1. Bogus Health and Fitness Claims
  2. Misleading Prize Offers
  3. Unscrupulous Moving Practices
  4. Identity Theft
  5. Unwanted Office Supplies or Bogus Directory Scams
  6. Work at Home Scams/ Bogus Employment Services
  7. Overpayment Schemes
  8. Door-to-door Sales Schemes
  9. Lottery and Sweepstakes Fraud
  10. Unscrupulous Used Vehicles Sales Practices
  11. Phone calls to lower your credit card interest.


Mortgage fraud can be the result of identity theft. Here are some helpful tips for avoiding identity theft:


  1. Never leave receipts in random places such as bank machines, gas stations, or trashcans.
  2. Always sign your credit cards. Never give your credit to someone else to use. Report lost cards immediately. Keep an eye on your monthly statements to see if anything shows up that shouldn’t.
  3. Shred important documents, such as pre-approved credit card applications, bills, and credit card receipts.
  4. Avoid keeping written record of any of your credit card information. This is an easy way for someone else to get a hold of them. 
  5. Never give others personal information, such as your social security or pin number, over the phone, unless you initiated the call.
  6. Always get your mail immediately. Don’t leave it in the mailbox for long. Never leave mail lying around.

Furnishing Your House on a Budge

by Victoria Luhring

Here are some steps and tips to furnishing your house on a budget:


  1. Look for auctions! You can find these in newspapers or free shopper papers. You can find anything from small knick knacks to major appliances. This is a great way to find just about anything for a reasonable, cheap price.
  2. Also try looking at classified ad listings. You can find many low cost items here. Most of the time you can find “bigger” items such as furniture and appliances in the classified sections of the newspapers.
  3. Yard sales and garage sales are also great places to find deals on furniture and other household items. Check your local newspapers for information on garage sales. Sometimes, you can find entire neighborhoods that are having garage sales.
  4. Antique stores are also great places to find items. Some people are afraid to try antique stores because they think they are too expensive. But really, you can find some great deals. Also, don’t be afraid to bargain with the salesperson. This is how business is done!
  5. Keep an eye out for vintage buildings. During renovation, fixtures and other items may often be sold for a cheap price.
  6. Try a fresh coat of paint. This is often a great way to spruce up a room. Also, you can find in-store specials on paint.

Tips for Negotiating the Purchase of Your Dream Home

by Victoria Luhring
  1. To start off, offer close to the asking price. This is a good idea because you will not offend the seller by bringing an offer too low. The seller may either accept the offer or counter for a slightly higher offer.
  2. Don’t fall in love. It’s important to not love the house so much that you end up paying way more than you can afford due to a bidding war. Prepare yourself to walk away when the counter offers are not coming down enough. There are other fish in the sea!
  3. In a slow market, it is a good idea to offer as much as you can afford. Sellers are usually unmotivated in a slow market so give them your best offer so that they don’t get offended and refuse to work with you.
  4. Try some bargaining tactics. If the seller seems highly motivated, use some terms such as repairs to bargain with them. If this happens, the seller may accept a lower offer if you say that you will make some of the repairs.
  5. If you do fall in love with a home that you feel is overpriced, offer a low amount but be prepared to go higher. You may find yourself with a desperate seller that will just counter a little higher than your offer, and you could get the house for less than you imagined you could.
  6. Research the neighborhood. Check out what other, similar houses have sold for. Also consider how long the house has been on the market. If the house has been on the market for a while, you may want to bid low because the seller may just accept it.
  7. Keep in mind that a lot of sellers are advised not to accept the first offer, so don’t be too firm! Be prepared to accept more than your original offer.
  8. Don’t get caught up in the emotion! Be prepared to walk away from the deal if you have to. This is a good way to make sure that you don’t pay too much for your home.
  9. Always do your negotiating in writing and NEVER accept verbal offers.

The negotiation process can get very tricky sometimes. Make sure that you are prepared. If this seems overwhelming, don’t worry. A real estate agent is the best person to help you negotiate. They’ve done it many times on either side of the table and they sometimes can guess what the seller is thinking. They will be able to give you advice on what to do during the entire process. But don’t feel like you have to listen to everything your real estate agent says. In the end it is 100% your decision!


If you need any help finding a home, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I would be happy to help you negotiate!

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Victoria's Luxury Home Team
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3555 Briarfield
Maumee OH 43537
Cell : 419-460-5587