Blog Entries in August

Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend

Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend

With Labor Day weekend approaching fast, you may be wondering what you and your family can do to celebrate some extra time off. If you’re planning on spending the long weekend with your family, we’ve put together a few fun activities the entire family will be sure to love.    Take A Roadtrip The three-day weekend is the perfect time to drive somewhere new. Get the kids

Things To Consider For New Empty Nesters

Things To Consider For New Empty Nesters

It’s that time of year when many homeowners around the nation find themselves facing a new chapter in their lives, we like to call it the empty nest. Though various circumstances can lead to an empty nest including college and new careers, homeowners who suddenly find themselves in a big, empty home often are faced with making the same decision: Should we stay in this house as it is, re

Reasons To Hold Off On Renovating Your Home

Reasons To Hold Off On Renovating Your Home

Being able to make improvements and customize your space is one of the best parts of being a homeowner. With that being said, most new homeowners are eager to jump into projects before they even move into their new home. In many ways, this can be great to avoid the mess that comes along with improvements, but for some people living in your home before you renovate might be a good idea. Here are so

Back To School: 10 Healthy Tips

Back To School: 10 Healthy Tips

Can you believe it is almost time for your children to start school again?    After a crazy year of uncertainty, children are headed back into school which may make you feel a little uneasy. Getting your kids back-to-school ready involves more than shopping for school supplies and new clothes. Caring for their health will ensure they are physically and mentally prepared to go back to

Is It Time For New Windows?

Is It Time For New Windows?

When was the last time you thought about replacing your windows?  If it has been a while, now might be the right time. Well-designed windows play a variety of important roles from improving your home’s curb appeal to increasing the amount of natural light in your home and improving energy efficiency. If your windows are run-down and damaged, they will not only be a security issue, but t

Ohio's Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winner

Ohio's Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winner

Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty Services hosts a scholarship program, open to all highschoolers in the area.  The Dream,  Innovate, Grow scholarship is inspired by the key beliefs and attributes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stouffer Realty Services has been built on.  The recipients who are chosen also embrace these ideals both personally and

Rental Friendly Renovations

Rental Friendly Renovations

Living in a rental comes with a lot of perks like maintenance-free living, but you might feel like your options are limited when it comes to decorating your new space.  Even though you might not be able to paint your walls or redo a kitchen, there are still plenty of ways to spruce up your apartment and make it your own.   Wallpaper For some people, the thought of being surrounded

How to Handle a Low Offer

How to Handle a Low Offer

It is a pretty amazing feeling for home sellers when the offers start coming in. However, that excitement can quickly be shrouded by a low-ball offer or an offer that is far lower than your asking price. But, once you get over the initial shock and that slightly insulting feeling, you’ve got to make a decision. Do you counter the offer and try to get to a price point that is more reasonab

How to Protect Your Home While it’s on the Market

How to Protect Your Home While it’s on the Market

When you’re trying to sell your home, you want prospective buyers to explore a bit during showings, right?  Buyers often open closets, cabinets, and other nooks and crannies when they’re touring through a home, sellers should take some precautions to protect their homes and personal belongings throughout the sales process.  Here are 6 ways that sellers can keep their homes, a

How to Avoid The Most Common Moving Mistakes

How to Avoid The Most Common Moving Mistakes

Moving into a new home requires a lot of planning and important decisions.  Sometimes these steps can be overlooked, losing you a lot of time and money in the relocation process. Lucky planning is an easy way to reduce stress and avoid mistakes.  Before your next move, sit down and take time to prepare and avoid these common mistakes.    1. Not Having a Moving Plan W