Trails of Colerain Township

- March 2, 2021 by Rebecca Molitoris- 

Whether you are a seasoned walker, a newbie, or use a wheelchair to get around, some of the best places to see the changing leaves are the Trails of Colerain Township. There are seven different trails for you to enjoy. Most are handicapped accessible and also suitable for bicycling, skating, roller blading, or skateboarding with pedestrians taking priority.

There are also ways to get off the beaten (or blacktopped) path by following one of the nature trails into beautifully wooded areas. Each trail is well marked and easy to follow. Below is a list of the Colerain Trails including their location, length of trail and any extra amenities found there:

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Low Closing Costs vs. Higher Interest Rate

- December 16, 2020 by Rob Hoffman- 

Many times a lender will advertise very low or no closing costs but is this really a good deal? The answer as with many financial questions is “it depends”. Each person’s financial situation and goals are unique but here are some guidelines to help you make the financial decision that is in your best interest.

Low closing costs usually come with a interest rate that is slightly higher than the market rate for that type of loan. The reason is the lender will have to pay the costs to originate a loan that the borrower is not paying. The lender recoups these costs by charging a slightly higher interest rate.

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Drive Thru Holiday Lights 2020

- December 10, 2020 by Ruth Clippinger- 

Light Up Middletown  - Middletown, Ohio

Located at Smith Park (500 Tytus Avenue) this drive-thru display is celebrating 21 years of holiday cheer. 

It is open every night from November 26th (Thanksgiving) to December 31st (New Year’s Eve) from 6:00-10:00 p.m. 

Cash donations are accepted to help benefit Middletown City Parks.

Christmas Glow at Land of Illusion - Middletown, Ohio

This display offers a 2 mile presentation of “Christmas Around the World.” There is an admission fee of $7.00 per person.

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How to Avoid Overspending this Holiday Season

- December 1, 2020 by Marie Rossiter- 

Let’s face it. 2020 has been a long and rough year. Still, it feels like the holiday season has snuck up on many of us. Yet, it’s almost time to deck the halls, put together those shopping lists and celebrate enjoy some holiday feasts.

With all the excitement of finally having something to celebrate this year, it can be easily to lose track of how much money we’re spending on all the holiday hoopla. With all of 2020’s uncertainly and with millions of people who have lost jobs due to COVID-19, money is on many people’s minds during this festive time.

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Home Design Trends Part 1:  Lighting

- December 1, 2020 by Marie Rossiter- 

Whether you’re building a new home or looking to redesign your current house, there are many decisions to factor into the process. With so many choices, it can be easy to get lost in the bigger projects and details. Large, looming decisions such architecture, furniture options, wall coverings, floor materials take front and center.

However, one of the most transformative elements to any room is something often overlooked: the lighting. Sure, light fixtures have an important functional purpose in our homes. They illuminate the space so we can see when it is dark. Yet, a home’s lighting fixtures can really elevate your home’s sense of style. And, it can even add value to your home.

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Winterizing Your Home

- January 6, 2020 by Doris Gibbons, Gibbons Insurance Agency- 

Before you start making your interior cozy, take these steps to make sure the outside of your home is prepared to withstand the brunt of the winter cold, snow and ice.

Clean your gutters. Much like the spring cleaning you do inside, plan on fall cleaning outside. Remove leaves and debris from roofs, gutters and around your home to prevent water and ice build-up and mold growth. While you’re outside, check for other signs of wear to the exterior...

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Why Build New in a Hot Market?

- February 17, 2020 by Taunya Hughett, Red One Realty- 

It had been a long day for my clients and myself. We viewed five homes together that afternoon. They were a young couple with two school age children needing to purchase a home around $300k. Of the homes we saw, three needed new carpet, had older mechanical systems, older roofs and one had a choppy floor plan. My clients got...

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