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Tracy Basselman Featured Agent

Welles Bowen
1006 Dodd St.
Napoleon, OH 43545
Office: 419-592-7653
Cell: 419-966-6111
Fax: 419 592-7021
tracybasselman@wellesbowen.com
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My Pledge To You….

I will act on your behalf to see that you get the best price and terms on your Real Estate transaction. I will maintain constant contact with you so that you are well informed throughout the transaction. I promise you excellent service with a written guarantee!

Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • Working with Buyers and Sellers
  • Full time Realtor
  • Toledo Board of Realtors
  • Ohio Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Northwest Ohio Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. Regional MLS
  • Member, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
  • Specializing in residential real estate
  • Supporter of the Special Olympics
  • Free Consultation
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

Jonnie Wagner Featured Agent

Jonnie Wagner

Welles Bowen
131 E Airport Hwy.
Swanton, Ohio 43558
Office: 419-825-2299
Cell: 419-260-7653
Fax: 419-825-2209
jonniewagner@wellesbowen.com
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Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • Life Member Of the President’s Sale Club
  • Over 20 years of sales experience
  • Representing Buyers and Sellers
  • Complimentary Consultations & Market Analysis
  • Top Producer
  • Using the latest in technology to serve you best
  • Member of the Toledo Board of Realtors®
  • Member of the Ohio Association of Realtors®
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors®

Meet Realtor Terry Floro

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Office: 419-698-5370
Cell: 419-270-9667
Fax: 419 754-1408
VM: 419-754-1405 ext. 149
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Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • Licensed Realtor® since 1986
  • Member Toledo Board of Realtors®
  • Member Ohio Association of Realtors®
  • Member National Association of Realtors®
  • Life Member of TBR Million Dollar Club
  • Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Toledo Board
  • Member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (RELO)
  • Powerful marketing strategies
  • A Wife, Mother and Grandmother
  • Native of Ottawa County

 

Serving BUYERS & SELLERS with ALL their Real Estate Needs!

No home is too BIG or too SMALL – I sell them ALL! Working hard in all areas and specializing in Elmore, Genoa, Oak Harbor, Woodville, Toledo and surrounding communities.

 

Meet Kam Warner

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Office: (419)874 7958
Cell: 419-345-5170
Fax: (419)874-9682
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Professional and Personal Qualifications

    • Toledo Board of Realtors®
    • Ohio Association of Realtors®
    • National Association of Realtors®
    2012,2013, 2014 Toledo Board of Realtors President’s Club Member
    Voted 2011 Best Realtor of the Year by the Toledo City Paper
    • Consistent Top Producer for Welles Bowen Realtors
    • Award of Achievement, Ohio Association of Realtors 2013
    • Award of Distinction, Ohio Association of Realtors, 2014
    • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Bowling Green State University
    • Member of Ft. Meigs YMCA **Member Perrysburg Chamber of Commerce
    • Member of the Toledo Zoo • Specialize in residential real estate sales
    • Former career in Marketing and Public Relations
    • Perrysburg resident
    • Interests are rehabbing properties and spending quality time with my family
    • Free – without obligation or cost – consultation!

 

Serving Clients in Northwest Ohio

What are you waiting for?

Let’s get movin! Isn’t that one of the first phrases used upon deciding to venture into the real estate market? Whether you are ready to buy, sell or invest, I am here to help you realize your property goals. My proven background in marketing and my passion for real estate make me an excellent candidate to be your agent. My written guarantee to you is to communicate continuously throughout the real estate process so you are kept informed. I pride myself on turning many clients into extended family, as our relationship should be longstanding – not one that exists only for the duration of a transaction. To find out more about me and sales style opt to follow me on these social media sites that I actively participate – Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Featured Agent – Roula Manton

About Roula Manton
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Office:419-535-0011
Cell: 419-410-4208
Fax: 419 535-7571
VM: 419-539-2700 ext. 134
roulamanton@wellesbowen.com

Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • Lifetime Member TBR Million Dollar Club
  • Professional Designations, ABR, CRS
  • OAR President’s Sales Club
  • Licensed Realtor® for 29 years
  • Relocation Specialist
  • Member of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™
  • Specializing in Metro Toledo, Sylvania, Perrysburg, Maumee, Ottawa Hills
  • Native of Greece/Bilingual
  • Member of Greek Orthodox Cathedral
  • Member of International Institute
  • Member of Botanical Gardens
  • Member of the Toledo Board of Realtors®
  • Ohio Association od Realtors®
  • National Association of Realtors®
  • Member of the Toledo Zoo

 

My Mission

I will work for you Full-Time, as a Real Estate Professional, to assist you in purchasing a home or to sell your home for the highest price in the least amount of time, using my expertise to make this a smooth and pleasant transaction.

 

Joann Amos Brings You This Timely Article

Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway?

By: Oliver Marks

Is your front entryway ready for Halloween visitors? Keep everything fun and accident-free with these seven safety tips.

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween — as long as it’s just a trick.

To help you avoid any real-life scares — such as falls, fires, and traffic accidents — around your property this All Hallows Eve, play it safe while you’re setting up your Halloween lightsand decorations.

Here are seven simple precautions recommended by John Pettibone, curator of Hammond Castle, a Gloucester, Mass., mansion that draws thousands to its renowned 20-room haunted house every Halloween season.

1. Light the Scene

Providing plenty of illumination ensures that your visitors can see where they’re walking, helping to avoid missteps and falls. Pettibone suggests using the highest wattage bulbs youroutdoor lighting fixtures can safely take (check the label on the socket), and adding landscape lights every few feet along your front walk.

“We use the solar-powered kind because there’s no wiring needed,” he says. “Just push them into the ground, let them soak up the sun during the day, and they’ll light up the walk after dark.”

2. Secure the Footing

Clear your walk, steps, and stoop of any obstructions that could trip youngsters focused more on tricks and treats than watching where they’re going. That means moving potted mums and jack o’lanterns out of the way, and hammering down any nail heads protruding out of your steps.

If you have a concrete stoop, which can get slippery when wet, apply friction tape ($16 for a 60-foot roll of 1-inch-wide tape) to ensure stable footing, says Pettibone. He also stocks up on chemical ice melt ($20 for a 50-lb. bag) just in case of an early freeze.

3. Tighten the Railings

If your porch railings are wobbly or broken, family members and friends may know not to lean too heavily on them, but Halloween visitors won’t. So hire a contractor or handyman to fix the problem. It’ll make your home safer for guests all year round. Because more strangers come to your front door this night than the rest of the year combined, now is the time to take care of it.

4. Eliminate Fire Hazards

Don’t put real candles into your carved pumpkins or paper lanterns. “That’s a fire waiting to happen,” says Pettibone. Instead, pick up a bulk pack of LED-bulb faux candles, which emit a yellowish, flickering, battery-powered light that looks amazingly similar to the real thing — without the danger.

5. Secure your Property

To prevent burglaries and Halloween pranks — especially on mischief night the previous evening — make sure to keep all windows and doors (other than your main door) locked shut.

You might have an electrician add motion-sensor lights around your property, so anyone who walks down your driveway or around into the backyard will be discouraged from intruding any farther.

6. Set the Scene

In addition to spooky items like cotton cobwebs and half-buried skeletons, consider a few safety-related scene-setters. Pettibone suggests propping open the screen or storm door so it doesn’t get in the way when there’s a big group of kids congregated on your stoop. “We use yellow caution tape to tie open the door,” he says. “You can order it online and it works well with the Halloween theme.” A 1,000-ft. roll of 3-inch-wide caution tape is about $8.

You’ll also want a working doorbell, so if yours is broken, either hire an electrician or handyman to fix it — or install a wireless doorbell in its place.

7. Enhance Street Safety

Four times as many child pedestrians get killed on Halloween night than a normal night. So limit the danger as much as you can by clearing parked cars off the curb to allow better visibility and placing a reflective “watch for children sign” at the edge of the road. For for high-traffic roads in Halloween-intensive neighborhoods, consider posting an adult in the street with a hand-held traffic control light to help maintain safety.

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Featured Agent Denise Eversole Rowe

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Office: (419)874 7958
Cell: 419-705-4857
Fax: 419 874-9682
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Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • 17 Years combined experience in new construction and existing home sales.
  • High Energy / Highly Motivated
  • Full Time / Full Service Realtor
  • Full Service Guarantee!
  • Continuing education classes in new construction
  • Toledo Board of Realtors®
  • Ohio Association of Realtors®
  • National Association of Realtors®
  • Member of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™
  • Member of the Multiple Listing Service

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My Pledge To You….

I will act on your behalf to see that you get the best price and terms on your Real Estate transaction. I will maintain constant contact with you so that you are well informed throughout the transaction. I promise you excellent service with a written guarantee!

 

Meet Our Agent Diane Kelley

About Diane Kelley
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Office: 419-335-5170
Cell: 419-346-2361
Fax:419 335-5237
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Professional and Personal Qualifications

  • Toledo Board of Realtors®
  • Ohio Association of Realtors®
  • National Association of Realtors®
  • Northwest Ohio Real Estate Information Systems Inc. Regional MLS
  • Member of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™
  • Specializing in Residential and New Construction Sales
  • Free Consultation
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

 

Serving Clients In Northwest Ohio

When it’s time to make a move, open the door to me! My buyers and sellers depend on professional and enthusiastic representation. I provide comprehensive real estate service that begins before the sale and after the closing. The use of a skilled professional will minimize your risks and increase your opportunities. My efforts are backed by the strength of Welles Bowen, one of the oldest and most established Real Estate Companies.

 

Ginny Meeker Brings You – Best Money-Saving DIY Projects (and Tips for Doing Them Right)

Best Money-Saving DIY Projects (and Tips for Doing Them Right)

By: John Riha Published: April 21, 2014

When you factor in return on investment, you’d be nuts not to DIY.

 You’re going to save money with DIY home improvement projects. Sure, everybody knows that.
But did you know how much? Cut professionals out of the equation and you can save half the cost of a project — or more. On a minor bathroom refresh, that could be up to $10,000.

What’s more, you get a great return on your investment. Meaning, the financial value you get out of a DIY project is much more than what you put in.

Of course there are projects where pro installation is going to be much faster and safer, and worth the price of a hiring a contractor. Major exterior improvements, such as replacingroofing and siding, are prime candidates.

And granted, there are tasks where a pro is invaluable. Personally, I have years of DIY experience, but I still won’t touch electrical work with a 10-foot insulated pole.

Nevertheless, going DIY is the ultimate money-saving tool. You’ll also get tons of satisfaction and enjoyment from creating a better home environment, and from learning home improvement skills that’ll last a lifetime.

Here’s a rundown of some top money-saving projects, using cost and return-on-investment figures from “Remodeling” magazine’s annual “Cost vs Value Report.”

But before we get to that, let’s swat aside some concerns. Or go straight to the projects.

What If You Don’t Have the Skills?

Sorry, not buying it. How-to tutorials are everywhere. Check out YouTube for video instructions on everything from taking out a toilet to tiling your shower stall. In addition:

  • Most major manufacturers have tutorials on their websites. If you’re looking to install a particular product, check out the horse’s mouth for videos and PDF instructions.
  • Big box home improvement centers run clinics on installing tile, building decks, paint finishes, and more — free. Spend an hour or so at a clinic to learn direct from professionals.
  • Yes, physical books still exist. Buy new, or head down to your local library for free how-to books you can keep for weeks. (Yes, they still have overdue fines!)

What If You Don’t Have the Time?

That’s the trade-off. Your time (and labor) is going to stand in for cash out of your pocket. If you truly don’t have the time, then DIY probably isn’t for you.

The next best move is to BIY your project — buy-it-yourself. With a BIY project, you do the research, shopping, and purchasing of materials and save the contractor’s markup. You need to work closely with your professional to make sure you agree on what stuff you’ll be buying, and what is still the contractor’s responsibility.

Related: Save 20% When You BIY Instead of DIY

The Best Money-Saving Projects With Great ROI

Deck Addition

A 12-foot-by-16-foot wood deck addition is a straightforward project, especially if you keep the design simple (rectangular) and use concrete piers instead of poured concrete footings (check your local codes). Even a set of simple stairs can be tricky, so take your time with measurements. If you botch your first attempt, know you’re in good company, and try again.

If You Hire If You DIY
Cost $9,539 Cost $1,650
What You Get Back When You Sell* $8,334 What You Get Back When You Sell* $8,334
Return on Investment

87.4%

Return on Investment

505%

*Source: “Remodeling” magazine “Cost vs Value Report

You can probably build a 12-foot-by-16-foot DIY deck in 3-4 days over two weekends. If you’re using poured footings instead of precast piers, you’ll need to wait 2-3 days for the concrete to cure. Having a buddy definitely helps move things along, but might cost you extra for pizza and beer.

Minor Bathroom Facelift

A typical guest bathroom is about 5 feet by 7 feet, so let’s bring that up-to-date by installing a new tub, toilet, ceramic tile floor and shower surround, updating the shower valve, and adding a new vanity, sink, and counter. Spruce it all up with moisture-proof vinyl wallpaper.

You’ll do everything but the plumbing connections, so add $380 for a pro plumber (4 hours at $95/hour).

Installing ceramic tile is one of the more challenging — and rewarding — DIY projects. Study those tutorials first, and get the right tools. Rent an electric tile saw for $50-$75/day; but note that you can buy an acceptable tile saw at a home improvement center for less than $100.

If You Hire If You DIY
Cost $16,128 Cost $6,880
What You Get Back When You Sell* $11,668 What You Get Back When You Sell* $11,688
Return on Investment

72.5%

Return on Investment

170%

*Source: “Remodeling” magazine “Cost vs Value Report

Plan for 6-8 days of work, spread over however long you can stand to be without your bathroom. You’ll need the better part of two days for the tile alone, and a day to let the tile adhesive set.

Entry Door Replacement

No other project gives as much return as a new steel entry replacement door. Not only is it a cost-effective project with one of the highest returns in the Cost vs Value Report, but you get the added benefit of sprucing up your curb appeal.

Know your door parts (jambs, threshold, stops) before digging in. You’ll be putting in a pre-hung door that includes jambs, so the old stuff has to come out. If you can, preserve the old casing (trim) that goes around the door. Otherwise, plan to buy new casing.

If You Hire If You DIY
Cost $1,162 Cost $250
What You Get Back When You Sell* $1,122 What You Get Back When You Sell* $1,122
Return on Investment

96.6%

Return on Investment

450%

*Source: “Remodeling” magazine “Cost vs Value Report

This is a good one to have a buddy or spouse lend a hand. It’ll take 6-8 hours if it’s your first time. Remember the three-legged mantra of door installation: Plumb, level, square.

Related: Choosing an Exterior Door

Garage Door Replacement

Tired of looking at that big blank billboard every time you pull into your driveway? Change out your old garage door for a spiffy new steel model and the whole neighborhood will thank you. Save some cash by keeping the same motorized opener.

If You Hire If You DIY
Cost $1,534 Cost $850
What You Get Back When You Sell* $1,283 What You Get Back When You Sell* $1,283
Return on Investment

87.3%

Return on Investment

151%

*Source: “Remodeling” magazine “Cost vs Value Report

A steel garage door comes in four panels that are relatively lightweight but awkward — get a friend to lend a hand and you’ll have this project done in a day.

Vinyl Window Replacement

If you want to replace four or more windows, or a second-story window, then hire the work out. Being up on a ladder with an object as bulky as a window is no place for a non-professional. Pros bring scaffolding, which takes time to set up but ultimately makes the work faster and safer.

Replacing one, two, or maybe three first-story windows is a good DIY job. Anything more and the pros will get the job done with better efficiency in terms of time and hassle.

If You Hire If You DIY
Cost (per window) $998 Cost (per window) $250
What You Get Back When You Sell* $786 What You Get Back When You Sell* $786
Return on Investment

78.7%

Return on Investment

314%

*Source: “Remodeling” magazine “Cost vs Value Report

If you’ve measured your rough opening correctly and bought the right window, then one window should take you 3-4 hours. You’ll get faster with subsequent windows.

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Sharlene Dickinson Shared This Article – To-Dos: Your September Home Checklist

 

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Curling up with popcorn and a movie, simmering a big pot of soup or chili on the stove, and getting the house and yard in shape after the lazy days of summer — in September, the comforts of home beckon. From feeding the birds to having the chimney cleaned, see if any of these to-dos make your list this month.

 

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