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How long should selling your home take?

by Victoria Luhring

As a real estate professional in the Toledo area, I have sold many homes in this tough market. Often, sellers get distressed over the amount of time it takes to sell their home. The important thing is not to get upset or distressed over your home not selling, but to try to understand why it is not selling. There are many reasons for a home not selling right away. Here are some common reasons:

  1. The right price. This is probably the most important reason why a home won’t sell. Many buyers who go out to see homes have an idea in their mind of how much money they want to spend and how much/ what kind of house they expect to get with that money. If a house is overpriced, a buyer will often see that right away and immediately dismiss the home. It is important to consider the houses in the same price range as your house because they may or not be in a better condition than your house.
  2. Curb appeal is very important. Most of the time, the picture on the MLS is the front photo of a house. Buyers choosing houses to see from the MLS will sometimes immediately dismiss houses with poor curb appeal. It is important to have a good front photo taken that displays your home’s charm and appeal accurately.
  3. Market demand. An over abundance of Homes for sale in your price range means it is a “Buyer’s market.” This means the buyer has many choices to choose from; therefore the chances of your home selling are less. This is completely beyond your control, yet it is still an important reason for a home not selling.
  4. Economic reasons. Fluctuating interest rates can affect how long it takes your home to sell. Also local company layoffs can affect the market because there would be less people looking for houses. A poor economy can often affect whether or not a home will sell.

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How to Repair Your Credit

by Victoria Luhring

Here are some steps for repairing your credit and buying the home of your dreams.


  1. Make a budget. Calculate your income and your expenses make a budget for your household.
  2. Look at your credit report and be aware of your score.
  3. Talk to your creditors. Do this as soon as you realize you are getting behind in your payments. You can work with them to reduce your payments before you get too far behind.
  4. Always get any agreement in writing. Make sure you get a letter when you negotiate lower interest rates and payments.
  5. Stop using credit cards. Only buy what you know you have money in the bank for.
  6. Gradually cut off credit accounts. All of a sudden cutting off all credit accounts makes others think you are financially unstable.
  7. Try a secured credit card. This means you supply money up front as collateral. For instance, if you deposit $400 in the bank, you will have a $400 limit on your secured credit card. This is a safe way to build your credit.
  8. Join a credit union rather than a bank. They are more likely to give you a loan than a bank is.
  9. Always make payments on time. Payment history is the number one thing that determines your credit score.
  10. If at all possible, always avoid bankruptcy. Bankruptcy shows up on your credit for 10 years.

2491 Mission Hill, Perrysburg, Ohio

by Victoria Luhring
Feature Home - Away from the turmoil of traffic! $524,900 
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Address:   2491 Mission Hill Dr.    City/ST:   Perrysburg, OH   Zip Code:   43551  
Location:   2491 Mission Hill   Property Type:   Single Family Home   New or Resale:   Resale   
Square Footage:   3977   Bedrooms:   4   Bathrooms:   3 full, 1 half  
MLS#   4642921  
Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac, you will love this custom home in the Sanctuary in Perrysburg. This home has a great open floor plan with large rooms, perfect for entertaining. You will find fresh paint and lots of casement windows throughout this charming home. The towering 2-story foyer leads you to the rest of the home. Recipe for success: efficient style plus inviting warmth in this large gourmet kitchen. The kitchen also has granite countertops, tile floors, a double oven, and lots of cabinets. The window over the sink overlooks the back yard, the perfect way to keep an eye on the kids! The kitchen is also open to the beautiful family room with crown molding and a fireplace. This home also has a living room with crown molding. Need an office? This home also has a den with judges paneling and crown molding. Hardwood steps lead you upstairs. You will love the large open hallway with built-in shelves. The main suite provides a soothing oasis of special conveniences and comforts at day's end. This huge master bedroom has a tray ceiling, rope lighting, and a ceiling fan. Relax in this luxurious master bathroom with a garden tub, built-in sound system, tile floors, a separate shower, and a dual sink vanity. This home has four bedrooms plus a bonus room with vaulted ceilings. This home also has 3.5 total bathrooms including a jack-n-jill bathroom. One of the bedrooms is large with vaulted ceilings, crown molding, and double doors. Another bedroom is also large with a window seat and two closets. This home also has a guest bedroom with a private bathroom. This home also has a first floor laundry room with tile, a sink, and storage. The large finished basement will be the perfect spot for entertaining with its built-in surround system and custom bar. Outside of this amazing home, you will love entertaining others in the large, private, wooded back yard with a beautiful deck. This home has a three car garage with a private stairway to the basement. You will absolutely love the quiet neighborhood with a wooded walk path and a pond. To see this wonderful home, call Victoria at 419-460-5587 today!
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3555 Briarfield
Maumee OH 43537
Cell : 419-460-5587