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July 26, 2017

Golfers Living In Xenia Go For The Green

Great golf games are played by those living in Xenia. A true gem hidden right in the backyard of Xenia property owners, WGC Golf Course is second to none. With a rich history, 9-hole games have been played on the grounds since the 1920’s. Revamped into modern times the course has expanded to 18 holes providing a challenge for every skill level of golfer. Critically acclaimed, WGC Golf Course has consistently received top ratings as well as the title of Number One Golf Course In Dayton County. With vibrant greens, water features, and rolling hills beautiful landscapes add a scenic backdrop to games.

League Play On Xenia Property Is Second To None

Weekday leagues for both men and women provide great opportunities for friends to get together on a regular basis. A top notch junior program encourages area youngsters to learn and love the sport of golf. Workshops and camps complement the popular junior league providing room for individual growth.

The onsite pro shop is an excellent place for golfers living in Xenia to upgrade their equipment. Top brands fill the shelves and expert staff members are on hand to offer their input. Found at 944 Country Club drive, WGC Golf Course is conveniently close for most Dayton County residents. Call 937.372.1202 to schedule a tee time.

 

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July 26, 2017

Families From Xenia Homes Head Out To The Farm

Find fresh fruits and veggies rich in flavor just around the corner from Xenia homes. Stop off at Jackson’s Farm Market for produce right off the field. Seasonal products are expertly displayed in a colorful array. Friendly faces await customers as staff are ready and willing to offer suggestions and even recipes. The farm is open seven days a week and easily located at 2931 US Route 68 S. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m.

Basketfuls Of Berries Overflow On Xenia Property

Many fruits such as summer strawberries can be hand picked creating a wonderful outing for families living in Xenia homes. Little ones love to fill baskets full of berries and often help to turn their efforts into delicious pies and jams. Seasonal peaches from Jackson’s farm are just as readily raved about by locals. Nuts, honey and other goodies are usually found on the shelves as well.

Skip the crowd at the grocery store and shop in the fresh air instead. Make grocery time, family time at Jackson’s Farm Market. Simple moments spent together create the best memories so have the kids help with the cooking as well. For more information on what’s farm fresh, consumers can call 937.376.1778 before driving on out.

 

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July 19, 2017

Xenia Real Estate Has A Tale To Tell

The curtain rises on Xenia real estate and stories are brought to life. A delightful group of actors perfect their craft at the Xenia Area Theater. Entertainers taking the stage are serious at their craft and more than adept at transforming characters into believable beings. Productions are varied with past shows including classics like Little Women, The Great Gatsby, Our Town and Hamlet. More modern influences can be seen in Black Coffee, Greater Tuna, Safe Dates, and A Modern Christmas Carol

A great space for local artists to showcase their works is in the X-Act Gallery. Rotating exhibits on this piece of Xenia real estate ensure that there is always something fresh to enjoy. Artists in a variety of medias are highlighted. Gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m. The doors remain open during showtimes.

Young Actors And Artists Living In Xenia Are Inspired

Arts are an important part of every community, and those living in Xenia find the Xenia Area Theater a marvelous resource. Youngsters are encouraged to embrace the arts through educational programs often on the calendar. Theatre camps detail life as an actor from beginning auditions to the curtain call. Art camps focus on a variety of techniques. Attendees get exposure to drawing, painting, photography, sculpting and more. Seasonal theater and art camps are open to school aged children in grades three through twelve.

 

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July 14, 2017

Top 5 Patios in Dayton, OH

We have all been counting down to nice weather and we think that it is finally here. That's right people.. it's patio season! Dayton is full of little gems that have some awesome drinks, great food, and the perfect patio to enjoy it all on. Here are the Top 5 patios in Dayton (in our opinion):

Trolley Stop

Why? This little patio hideaway takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the Oregon District and puts you into your own little secluded world. It is great during the day and ever prettier at night. If you go here, get the Herbie Dip & Potato Chips

Where? 530 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402

Website: http://www.trolleystopdayton.com/

Dayton Beer Company

Why? DBC recently opened a newer location in Dayton and they made sure that it was ideal for patio lovers. It has a lot of seating and is dog friendly! If you go here, get a flight. They are always showcasing new and different beers so why not try them all!

Where? 41 Madison St, Dayton, OH 45402

Website: http://thedaytonbeerco.com/

El Mason

Why? That outdoor seating here feels like you have been transported to a columbian oasis. With plants and flowers surrounding you, it's hard not to forget where you are. If you go here, get the Manchego Puffs and accompany it with their award winning drink, the Spicy Cockatoo.

Where? 903 E Dixie Dr, Dayton, OH 45449

Website: http://www.elmeson.net/

Blue Note

Why? This new hot spot was built in an old bank in downtown Miamisburg. The Patio looks over the city square and the jazz music coming from inside will keep you entertained for hours. If you go here, try out their PB&J Martini or signature Old Fashion. 

Where? 23 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg, OH 45342

Website: http://bluenotebistro.com/

Dublin Pub

Why? "Dub Pub" has a large ground floor patio as well as an upstairs patio giving you twice the patio options! If you are lucky enough to snag one of the couches upstairs, you won't want to leave. If you go here, get some cheese fries and some Irish whiskey to wash them down.

Where? 300 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410

Website: http://www.dubpub.com/home.html

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June 12, 2017

5 Places To Take Your Kids This Summer

The summer is one of the best times to be a kid. As a parent.. it means keeping them entertained. Here are 5 places that you can take your kiddos this summer that will not only peak their interest but it will also be educational. Who says you can't learn when you're on summer break!

  1. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery - Here your kids can learn about all different things through science, exhibits, and interactive displays.
  2. National Museum of the United States Air Force - Here you will see the history of the U.S. Air Force through the showcase of the planes that were flown.
  3. SunWatch Indian Village - Here you will experience a day in the life of a Native American village nestled in right next to the Great Miami.
  4. Carillon Historical Park - Here you will learn about Dayton's industrial innovations and contributions to the world.
  5. Cox Arboretum - Here you will enjoy all kinds of different flowers, a beautiful butterfly house, and the ponds and streams that are full of fish and turtles to watch. 

Check out some of these great places around Dayton, you might even learn a thing or two yourself!

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June 6, 2017

Realtor Spotlight: Miranda Peterson

Miranda Peterson is our Realtor Spotlight this month! She has been in the real estate business for over 10 years making her a huge asset to the Loxley Martin team. With her expertise, passion for people, and love for her job, you can't go wrong with Miranda by your side in the buying or selling of your home!

Why did you choose to work for Loxley Martin?

Because I wanted to be part of something greater. Adam is a great person who has taken his vision of what it means to be a great agent to a client and to have a successful business built on dedication, honesty, and professionalism and made it into the reality of LoxleyMartin. LM  has been built to be about our clients. Yes, this our job and we are blessed to be able to provide for our families, but we are not driven by a dollar sign. We represent our clients to the best of our ability with their best interests at heart.

What is your favorite part about working in real estate?

I absolutely love getting to meet new people and to help them achieve their goals! And I love homes. I have always been in the housing business, it's just my thing!

How did you get into the profession? 

My parents have been in the Real Estate business for 30 years. They have done flipping, rentals, renovations, etc. I started working on renovations and helping my parents manage when I was 16!

What would you tell first time homebuyers? 

Never feel like you cant ask questions! No question is a dumb question! You are making a huge decision for yourself and/or your family. You have worked hard to pursuit your dream of buying a home and have every right to ask questions that help make your home purchasing experience a good one!

What would you tell people about the Dayton housing market right now? 

The market is unlike anything I have ever seen before. Now is the time to sell and/or buy if you have been thinking about it.

What are your hobbies when you are not selling homes? 

I cherish every free moment that i get! I live spending time with my beautiful daughter Presley and my pretty stinkin' amazing Husband, Jake. We love to take walks, have tea parties, and  dance offs with our sweet girl. We also love serving as leaders in our church and are there as often as we can be!

What is your family like? 

I love building puzzles! I secretly love to say "secretly" a lot! I could totally eat quesadillas everyday! And I am already counting down until Christmas!!!

If you are looking for someone who knows the industry and city inside and out and truly wants to help, then call Miranda!

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May 29, 2017

Festivals Around Dayton | June

Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer around Dayton. Pools open, school is letting out, and the festivals and festivities start. It is hard to keep all of the different activities and events straight so we have attempted to compile a list to help!

  • Valley Vineyards Beer & Wine Festival - June 2
  • Troy Strawberry Festival - June 3
  •  Young's Dairy Farmstead Cheese Festival - June 5
  • Miamisburg's Taste of Summer - June 7
  • Springfield's Summer Arts Festival - June 9
  • Yellow Springs Street Fair - June 10
  • Lebanon Country Music Festival - June 10
  • Dayton Jazz Festival - June 11
  • Celtic Fest Ohio - June 16
  • Jungle Jim's International Beer Festival - June 16
  • Bark in the Burg - June 24
  • Dayton Air Show - June 24
  • Sliders, Sides, & Subs Festival - June 24

If we have missed any, please feel free to add it in the comments so others can see! We hope you all are excited to kick off the June fest season. 

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May 18, 2017

Make Your Yard Bee Friendly

Did you ever see The Bee Movie? Remember how important bees were to our lives? Well.. sadly they are dying and at record rates. This is not exactly good news. According to Alexandria Zissu " One out of every three mouthfuls of food in the American diet is, in some way, a product of honeybee pollination—from fruit to nuts to coffee beans. And because bees are dying at a rapid rate (42 percent of bee colonies collapsed in the United States alone in 2015), our food supply is at serious risk."

Bee Friendly Yard

One way you can help is by making your yard bee friendly. 

  • Plant a variety of plants that flower at different times so there is always a snack available for the bees. Native plants will attract native bees and exotic plans will attract honeybees. Be aware that some of the pretty flowers that we like to look at are actually sterile and provide to use to the bees. They especially like flowers that are blue, violet, purple, white, and yellow. Plant these colors in clumps about 4 ft in diameter so that they are easy for the bees to find.
  • Make a bee bath. Bees need fresh water but they are not able to land in a bird bath without crashing, they need an island to land on. Take a shallow bowl and fill it with rocks. Fill with water but leave the top of the rock stick out to serve as landing pads. Put this on the base level of your garden and the bees (and even butterflies) will stop by for a drink. 
  • Make your bees a house to provide cover as well as a place for young bees to be raised. You can either make your own bee house or you can buy one from a variety of vendors. 

It is easy to make a big difference, and your yard will look beautiful for it! Help save the bees. 

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April 13, 2017

Realtor Spotlight: Claire Eggert

This month we are highlighting Claire Eggert! She is one of the real estate agents at Loxley Martin and a good one at that. If you are looking for someone who is full of personality, has your best interest in mind, and will make sure to get you what you want, she is your girl!

Why did you choose to work for Loxley Martin?

I started as an independent agent and it wasn’t taking me where I was hoping it would.  I decided to give the team dynamic a try and it has proven to be one of the best decisions of my life.

What is your favorite part about working in real estate?

I love helping people buy homes when they never thought they’d have the means to (not a high enough credit score, not enough money, too much debt, etc).  Seeing how excited people get during their final walkthrough helps me to thrive and remember why I wanted to get into this business.

What would you tell first time homebuyers?

Find a Realtor you can trust before you start looking around.  That way, if your Realtor gives you suggestions for mortgage lenders, home inspectors or anyone else for that matter, you can be assured that he/she is looking out for your best interested rather than their own.  Choose to work with someone you can form a bond with and communicate well, as you will both need to be responsive throughout the purchasing process.

What would you tell people about the Dayton housing market right now?

  The market is HOT and moving so very quickly.  If you aren’t pre-approved for a loan or financially ready to make the purchase before you begin looking at houses, you will end up disappointed.  Many homes are being sold for over asking price, and some to buyers who haven’t even seen the home yet because they don’t want to miss out.  If you’re in the market to buy, make sure you and your Realtor are diligent about looking at homes as soon as they come on the market to avoid losing your possible dream home.

What are your hobbies when you are not selling homes?

I enjoy exercising and couponing in my spare time.  (It saves ridiculous amounts of money!)

What is your family like?

I have a fiancé and a 6 year old daughter.  The joy I feel by caring for them financially and emotionally gets me through the Real Estate “off season”.  There are certain times of the year where everything just slows down almost to a snail’s pace, but my family keeps me motivated and always pushing to find those who need my assistance.

If you are ready to sell your current home and get into the one you have been dreaming about, give Claire a call!

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March 21, 2017

5 Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Home

It is officially spring, and you know what that means? Time to get your clean on. Since we all like to hibernate in the winter, the house can get a little.. gross. Grab you mops, your rags, and your kids if you have them, because it is time to get your house guest-ready once again!

Here are a few spring cleaning tips that you might find helpful:

  1. One of the best ways to clean your fridge is with a combination of salt and soda water. The salt adds as abrasive texture to the bubbly water which helps scrub the dirt right off.
  2. It is common to wash the inside of your windows, but don't forget to also wash the outsides. Doing this on a cloudy say will help ensure that the sun doesn't dry the cleaning solution before you have a chance to wipe if off. 
  3. Smell the burn when you turn on your oven? First chip off any burnt pieces that you can and spray ammonia on the stuff that you can't. Then sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the oven and drip on some white vinegar. It will bubble up and then you can wipe it all away.
  4. Organize your closet.  A good rule of thumb is if you haven't worn it in a year, then you don't need it. Swap out your heavy winter sweaters for your fun Spring attire.
  5. Your patio furniture has been out of commission for awhile and will need a goo wipe down. All you need is some warm water and dish soap to get your lounging equipment ready to roll. 

Bonus Tip: Turn cleaning into a game and get your kids to help out. 

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