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By Joshua Frederick, Home Inspector in Defiance & all of Northwest Ohio
(Home Inspector for ASPEC Residential Services, LLC)
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Want to impress the family and house guests this Christmas season with the latest and greatest interior winter/holiday decor? Did I mention you can do it for free? Yep, that's right, absolutely free!  Follow these few easy steps to turn your wood floors into a magical snowscape!1. Don't ever look in the crawlspace or have it inspected..ever2. Neglect all exterior/interior crawlspace moisture management practices 3. Ensure the crawlspace has plenty of open foundation vents4. If there's a vapor barrier on the ground, remove it, as it traps moistureAmazing isn't it?  Once the "snow" starts, just keep feeding it humidity and moisture, just like a Chia pet for your floor!  For other budget-friendly holiday tips and clever ideas, be sure and visit my Pinterest page. 
By Joshua Frederick, Home Inspector in Defiance & all of Northwest Ohio
(Home Inspector for ASPEC Residential Services, LLC)
Comments 1
Another  satisfied customer.... How did you hear about us?Realtor(s): Curt/Beth Sigg http://nwres.net/aboutus.html# What did you like most about our services?"On time, efficient, well-written report, explained major defaults"What did you like least about our services?"N/A"Would you hire us again or recommend us to your friends/family?YesComments/Suggestions?"We knew about some of the big things that needed to be done to the home, but Josh was very thorough.  Thank you for helping us.  We did not get the house for the price we set, but because of the seller, not you. Thank you very much.  We will definitely use your services again." Feedback and customer satisfaction means everything to us and is the lifeblood of our business.  Thank you!   ASPEC Residential Services, LLC  - Northwest Oh...
By Joshua Frederick, Home Inspector in Defiance & all of Northwest Ohio
(Home Inspector for ASPEC Residential Services, LLC)
Comments 3
The ole' plumbing adage (by adding a few letters to the beginning of the title) is most certainly true and I'd like to touch on just how to help move it "down that hill".  Nothing like reading about sewage flow, no? Or you can just skip the reading, look at the pictures, leave a comment, and move on with your day :) The per-foot drop rate for wastewater and drainage pipes ideally is 1/4". In other words, the ideal number ratio to keep things movin' along properly.  And if the drain doesn't have enough slope, obviously the waste isn't going to flow properly. On the other hand, if there is too much or excessive slope, as shown in the picture (the green pipe), solids and liquids could start separating (a thumbs down installation). This installation may lead to "mounding" or collecting of s...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Homes Are Selling in Defiance Ohio I thought it would be interesting to see if more homes were selling in Defiance than what they were at this time last year.  Below is the market statistics to show what the real estate market is doing  and where I believe it may be heading. Current homes for sale in Defiance 175 201  from January 1, 2012 - October 11, 2012 Average price $93,658 Average Days on Market 137 166 from January 1, 2011- October 11, 2011 Average price $93,919 Average Days on Market 123 Price Trend Chart January 1, 2011 - October 11, 2012   As you can see, the number of homes sold this year in Defiance compared to last year at this time has increased by 35 homes or an increase of 21%.  Not much has changed in the average sale price or days on market in that time but it does sug...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
Comments 1
Is it possible? Is the housing inventory in Defiance low? Will we see a seller’s market in Defiance? Defiance and the N.W. Ohio are has experienced and abundant listings on the Real Estate market for quit a long time, this Spring the Defiance Real Estate market has changed!  Is a seller's market in our near future? Defiance listings that do exist are getting offers, if you are a seller in today’s market make sure you & your listed home are ready for a beauty pageant & a price war! You want your home to look better than everyone else’s and priced better than your competition… yes, it’s that simple, we can show you how!          Do you want to sell your Defiance area home?  Would you like a TEAM of 5 agents working for you?  Realty Five of Defiance wants your listing, inventory of listed ...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Open House in Defiance 24 Hours A Day - 7 Days a Week Save gas this weekend and don't have to wait until Sunday afternoon to see what the homes of Defiance look like on the inside.  Just sit back in your easy chair with your feet up and let the Defiance Open House come to you.  With our multiple pictures, video tours and descriptions you will have a good idea if there is a house out there for you.  If you find one you like then we can set up an appointment to give you a personalized tour. Our website has so much to offer you that it's like having an Open House in Defiance every day!   Here are some video tours for you to see right now.   Scott Realty Five of DefianceDefiance, Ohio"We choose to give."
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Here is the Defiance High School Basketball Schedule for the remainder of 2011-2012 Boys Varsity Basketball Jan. 13 Ottawa-Glandorf ......H 6:00 Jan. 14 Wauseon High School ...... A 6:00 Jan. 20 Wapakoneta High School ...... A 6:00 Jan. 21 Fairview High School ......A 6:00 Jan. 24 Archbold High School ......H 6:00 Jan. 27 St. Mary's Memorial H.S. ......H 6:00 Jan. 28 Patrick Henry High School ......A 6:00 Feb. 3 Van Wert High School ......A 6:00 Feb. 10 Shawnee Local Schools ......A 6:00 Feb. 11 Lima Senior High School ......A 6:00 Feb. 17 Kenton High School ......H 6:00 Feb. 18 Rossford High School ......H 6:00 Feb 24 Elida High School ...... H 6:00 Girls Varsity Basketball Jan. 14 E.L. Bowsher High School ...... A 2:30Jan. 17 Bryan High School ...... H 6:00 Jan. 19 Wapakoneta High Sch...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Why is Realty Five of Defiance a Team Real Estate Agency? Have you ever seen the television show Survivor?  The concept is actually quite simple.  Place a  dozen or so people in a deserted place, with limited resources and have them eliminate each other one by one until there is one survivor left to claim the prize. Many sales organizations, not just real estate, are designed in much the same way as the game of survivor.  They are designed to create competition within the organization to make them work harder to make them more successful.  In the show Survivor, the group of people are seperated into two teams.  Each team is then put through a series of contests against the other team and if they lose they are made to vote off one of their own teammates.   Sales organizations don't neces...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
Comments 2
  2012 A New Year of Opportunites First and foremost I want to take a moment to tell you all Happy New Year and may it truly be the best year of your life up to this point.  I also want to thank all those who have helped us make 2011 the best year Realty Five of Defiance has had.  We are so thankful for those of you who have supported us and have been our cheerleaders.  Without your enthusiastic support for us we could not have accomplished so much.  Thank you!!! 2011 saw many challenges in real estate.  The real estate market in the Defiance Ohio area did however, seem to make a slight turn from  the path it was taking in 2010 and the first part of 2011.  In 2010 the number of homes sold in the area designated by the Multiple Listing Service as areas Defiance, Ohio was 209 at an avera...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Realty Five of Defiance has now gone Mobile and you don't even have to download an app.  If you are wanting to search homes that are for sale all you have to do is go to www.realtyfive.com and you will automatically be connected to a mobile friendly site to search all listings. One of the greatest tools of this new mobile site is the ability to look up any house for sale by a local Realtor and get all the information about it. Try it out yourself!  I'm sure you'll agree it's a great new tool in the home buying and selling process!   Scott
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Realty Five of Defiance has now gone Mobile! If you have been someone who has spent any time on our website this past week, I'm sure you've noticed that we've been going through some changes in how home searches are done. As a company we've always tried to use the latest technology in order to give our customers the best possible service and we believe this latest upgrade has truly helped to make the home buying and selling experience even better. The most exciting aspect of our new home search tool is the addition of our site becoming Mobile friendly.  If you have a mobile phone that has internet browsing capabilities you can now go to www.realtyfive.com and easily navigate our site to search homes. You don't even have to download any apps to get this to work.  You simply have to go to...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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NEW Lisitng in Defiance, Ohio located in the charming sub division of Pine Ridge... Wouldn't your Christmas, Easter & Birthday dinners be delightful in this family friendly kitchen dining room combination at 100 W. Pinewood, Defiance? It is ready to show and available to purchase! Pride in ownership is evident here and it shows! This home has been so well cared for and updated from 2008 to present. Comfort, style & function… it has it all~ Attractive landscaping & a flagstone stone patio greet you at the friendly front door inviting you inside this 3 bed room ranch home! Once inside you will agree with me when I tell you, it is bigger than it appears from the road, come on in and take a look around! It will be easy to make yourself at home here; the current owners have completed many up...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Are you looking at a better return on your hard earned investments? There are currently 21 homes in Defiance, Ohio that are currently for sale for under $40,000. Some of these are homes that were foreclosed upon, some are heading for foreclosure and others are just available because someone needs to sell them. With this many homes available, the opportunities for someone who is tired of seeing their 401K or their stocks continue to lose value are limitless. Have you thought of the return you could have on owning a property as a rental? The Defiance real estate market is currently demonstrating a strong home rental market which leads directly to great returns on rental homes. For instance, if you were to purchase a 3 bedroom home for $30,000 you could potentially rent it out for anywhere...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Are you looking to rent a home in Defiance Ohio? If you are you are like many who call us each and every week. It appears that there is quite a bit of demand right now for home rentals in our area so I thought I'd try and give a little help if you're looking for a home. As a company, Realty Five of Defiance doesn't manage or have any rentals. However, we often have clients of ours who have some and are available for rent. Currently, I know of two homes for rent in Defiance. One is a nice one level 3 bedroom home close to Bronson Park and the other one is a super cute 2 bedroom on Hopkins St. with a full basement that will be available soon. I do know that other real estate agents in our area also know of different homes that are available or they may have some themselves so you can alwa...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Our Real Estate brokerage is almost 2 years old and yes we are counting our blessings in Defiance, Ohio! Realty Five of Defiance will soon reach our 2 year mark as a real estate brokerage in the N.W. Ohio area... are we excited? You betcha we are!!! We at Realty Five are pretty sure people and our fellow Realtor's thought we were a little nuts by trying to open and operate a new brokerage in today's economy & be Thankfully successful with in the first 2 years of business... maybe being a little nuts is what it takes to have a big dream, a big goal and turn it into a big reality!                                                         At Realty Five of Defiance we choose to give back to the communities we live, work and play in... 5% of our gross commissions are given to our buyer and se...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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It's summertime and I love it... bring on the sunshine, cool waters of a lake, pond or pool and I'm a happy camper! Add a Holiday week end to the mix and we have a couple day's of family fun... Our back yard pond full of kids of all ages including the 4 babies that joined our family makes paying the mortgage payment just a little bit easier during the summer months! Give me a call if you are interested in purchasing a home that includes water in and/or around Defiance Ohio, Realty Five of Defiance has several of them!!! Enjoy your summer, Karol "We choose to give" www.realtyfive.com  
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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To Sell A Home, You Have To Think Like A Buyer   Selling a property takes planning and a strategy. 1) 90% of homebuyers used the internet as a source to find a home. 2) 88% of homebuyers used an agent as a source to find a home. 3) 57% of homebuyers used yard signs as a source to find a home. 4) Less than 10% of homebuyers used newspapers as a source to find a home. 5) Less than 1% used television as a source to find a home. (Statistics provided by National Association of Realtors Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers 2010) The Big Three: Internet, Agents and Signs Buyers look to the internet for pictures, video and information more than any other source to find a home to purchase. That's why we: 1. Help you stage your home to help it look it's best. 2. Pay for a cleaning service to help pr...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Realty Five of Defiance: A Team Brokerage Realty Five of Defiance is a Team Brokerage where we all work together to better serve our clients. When you choose our company to represent you in the purchase or sale of a home you literally choose the Whole Company! This is unlike the typical real estate brokerage where it is made up of several independent real estate agents who work alone under the banner of the real estate company's name. When you hire an agent there you only hire one agent. 1 Agent vs. 3 Agents: What's the Big Deal? Having a team work for you makes a world of a difference. As a team, we are able to supplement each other's skills and abilities to offer our clients better service than any single agent in our market can. Have you ever tried to call a real estate agent and wer...
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
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Just love to receive notes like this:   ScottThank you again for the wonderful work your team did for us!  The tips Karol gave us for "dressing" the house for showings truly made a difference. The video and photos you did presented our house in a very appealing way.  Add in Dawn's expertise and your TEAM got our house sold!   And in a very timely manner -- especially in this economy! On top of what you did for US, your company also does for OTHERS with your Giving Back program.   We are thrilled to know that "The House of Ruth" will benefit from the sale. We are truly thankful for everything you did for us.Cheri This is why we do what we do.
By Scott Williams, Defiance, OH
(Realty Five of Defiance)
Comments 2
What buyers Do NOT want to see! What Defiance area buyers DO NOT want to see! Well, for starters they do not want to see your house & the way you live in it... sound strange? They want to see them selves living in your listed home! You may be asking "How in the world can I do that?" Let us tell you the ways... 1) If you are listing your home you are going to be moving right? Pack up your personal items, safely pack your family photos... save them for display at your new house! Buyer's WILL look at your wedding photos rather than your crown molding in the living room! 2) De-clutter, then go back and de-clutter again! Minimize your accessories and minimize your furniture, it will make your rooms appear larger! 3) Neutralize your colors... neutral paint and floor covering leaves the buyer ...

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