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Follow this fall lawn maintenance calendar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:45
This fall lawn maintenance calendar will lead to a barefoot-worthy lawn and ensure great curb appeal.
If you do a little fall maintenance, next summer's grass will be barefoot-worthy and ensure great curb appeal.   

The best time to patch bare or thin spots is when the hot, dry days of summer have given way to cooler temps.
Follow these simple steps:
• Remove any dead grass.
• Break up the soil with a garden trowel.
• Add an inch of compost and work it into the soil.
Builders showcase remodeling projects PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:37
MAUMEE - The Home Builders Association of Greater Toledo will host a Home Renovation Showcase on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission to the showcase is free.
"After years of success with the Parade of Homes and House & Home Show, we felt it was time to add a new event and spotlight our remodeling contractors," said Bill Brennan, the HBA's executive vice president.
"We hope the public will embrace this new event as it continues to grow year after year."
The Home Renovation Showcase features five projects this year; a whole home remodel including a new kitchen and living room, a master bathroom makeover, a complete home addition, a basement bar and a backyard oasis.
Cozy up to energy savings with insulation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:40
With temperatures dropping, odds are your energy bills will be doing just the opposite. In fact, heating (and cooling) account for approximately 54 percent of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, according to the Department of Energy, representing the largest energy expense for most homeowners.
One of the most effective ways to manage a home's climate, comfort and energy costs is by ensuring that it is properly insulated.
"Insufficient insulation, particularly in basements and attics, can allow heat to escape, resulting in higher energy bills and a less comfortable indoor environment," said Don Kosanka, product program director for Owens Corning.
Home sales continue to rise in Ohio PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:29
The number of homes sold across Ohio increased 16.9 percent in August, as the market posted year-over-year gains in activity for the 26th consecutive month, according to the Ohio Association of Realtors.
"The Ohio housing market, with each passing month, continues to build a solid foundation for a sustainable and growing marketplace," said OAR President Thomas J. Williams. "Attaining an unprecedented 26 straight months of year-over-year gains in sales activity - our longest stretch of uninterrupted growth in 16 years of tracking Ohio home sales - is a clear indicator of robust consumer confidence and a renewed appreciation that, long-term, housing is a sound investment."
Parade of Homes steps off Friday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:29
The Fall Parade of Homes, which includes homes in Perrysburg and Northwood, runs Friday through Sept. 29.
Wood County homes on the tour are MS Builders LLC, Birchwood Hollow Villas, 8404 Birchwood Lane, Northwood, and  Buckeye Real Estate Group, Woodmont, 26732 Basswood Dr.; McCarthy Builders, Emerald Lakes, 26243 Turnbridge Dr.; and Slaske Building Co., Hull Prairie Farms, 2420 Goldenrod Lane, all in Perrysburg.
Hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at parade homes. Discount tickets are available at The Andersons stores.
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