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There Can Only Be One

Why only one? Nobody ever said the line, “There can only be one.”  than Christopher Lambert in the 1986 fantasy action adventure movie, Highlander.   I can still hear that accent every time I say or even play it over in my head.   “There can only be one” captures the importance of choosing just one Realtor…
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April 12, 2019 0

Housing Hide and Seek

If you’ve been looking for a house to buy or rent lately, you already know we have a shortage of available homes to purchase.  Today, I want to give you my theory of why we have the shortage in the first place. I believe the shortage is a combination of three primary reasons. First, during…
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April 3, 2019 0

No April Fools Joke. Interest Rates Take a Dive

I know that it was April Fools day yesterday but this is no joke. The 30-year interest rate dropped this week back down to around 4.0% and some lenders are saying lower. Real estate is a funny business.  Take our current market conditions as an example.  Right now in most of America, the number of…
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April 2, 2019 0

The City of Defiance / Schools

Pictured below is the Defiance Community Auditorium, which is used throughout the year for plays, musicals, dance recitals, awards, and more. This space seats hundreds and is connected to the old Middle School. The Defiance Public School System has recently built an Elementary School with the addition of a new Senior High and Middle School building…
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June 12, 2018 1

Downtown Defiance Farmer’s Market

Great things are happening in the community! Yesterday was the start of the new downtown Farmer’s Market here in Defiance. The market offers fresh flowers, local produce, cheeses, breads, pastries, soaps, honey and more! Live music is also offered. Yesterday’s musician was Emily Gallant but the market will feature a different local artist each week.…
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June 8, 2018 0

The Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant

The Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant is located on the Auglaize River in Defiance. The original was built in 1912 until it was shut down in 1962. The plant sat vacant until the 1980s when it was bought by the Power Dam Corporation. It was later purchased again by the city of Bryan. The plant has several…
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June 5, 2018 1

Defiance, Napoleon, and Paulding Courthouses

Usually located in the center of town, we think these County Courthouses add a lot of charm to our northwestern Ohio bubble. The Paulding County Courthouse is located in downtown Paulding in the public square. It was completed in 1888 and designed by Edward O. Fallis. This is the third courthouse to serve the Paulding community.…
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June 4, 2018 1

The City of Defiance / Pontiac Park and the Public Library

    The City of Defiance is located along the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers in northwest Ohio. The Public Library and the scenic Pontiac Park look across from each other on the Maumee River. Pontiac Park is a nice spot for relaxation with lots of beautiful flowers and benches that overlook the river. The park…
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June 1, 2018 4

Can you save money on property taxes?

Most counties in the United States have some sort of property tax they levy against property owners that is used to finance the different priorities in those counties.  They may help pay for emergency services, schools, government salaries, road maintenance and any number of other items. It’s important that as property owners we all chip…
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November 13, 2017 0

Home Energy Checklist

No matter who you are, saving money on energy costs is a big deal.  Below is a great list we were able to get from the U.S. Department of Energy. This checklist outlines actions that conserve energy within homes. Today Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You’ll save…
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November 10, 2017 0