Things to do in Perrysburg, Ohio – January, 2016

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Things to do in Perrysburg, Ohio – January, 2016 – Just because the weather is getting colder does not mean that you should stay indoors all day.  Check out these fun and interesting things to do in Perrysburg, Ohio during the month of January.

Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition in Toledo

Location: Imagination Station

Date: January 1 – 3, 5 – 10

Admission: $12.50 – $20.50

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the show at the Imagination Station in Toledo, now’s your chance to explore the scientific way to de-bunk the most popular myths!

 

ZUMBA!

Location: Mercy Weight Management

Date: January 6

Admission: $5

Kick of your New Year’s Resolutions with a trip to Mercy Weight Management for one of the best Zumba classes in the area!

 

Salsa Thursday!

Location: Blue Iguana

Date: January 7

Admission: Free

Spend your Thursday evening learning how to dance the Salsa. The night will fly by as you salsa to the beat of the music!
The Jill Jack Birthday Bash in Ann Arbor

Location: The Ark

Date: January 9

Admission: $20

Gather a group of girl friends and head out to the Ark for a musical evening filled with beautiful sounds and an even better performance.

 

5th Annual S.O.A.P. up Detroit Auto Show in Romulus

Location: Romulus Athletic Center

Date: January 9

Admission: $10

Whether you’re into cars or not, you don’t want to miss the Detroit Auto Show. This year’s event will be one for the books, as the proceeds will benefit S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution).

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Things To Do In Perrysburg, Ohio – June 2015

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Things To Do In Perrysburg, Ohio – June 2015 – May is almost over and summer is just around the corner – how will you make the most of this beautiful weather? There are tons of fun events for everyone going on in Perrysburg this summer, so gather up some friends and family and explore all that this city has to offer. Start with these 5 events going on in June.

 

FARMERS MARKET

Date: June 4, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Downtown Perrysburg, Louisiana Avenue at Front Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Description: Get Fresh at the Perrysburg Farmers Market with over 50 vendors offering a variety of items including local fruit and vegetables, plants, cut flowers, prepared foods, unique crafts and gifts for the garden.  Open rain or shine.  Thursdays, May 7th through October 8th, 2015.

Outdoor Music at the Market concert series from June 4th through August 27th, 2015 at the Commodore Schoolyard, 140 E. Indiana Ave.  Bring a chair or blanket!  Rain Location:  Commodore Building/Juliet Beck Auditorium.
MUSIC AT THE MARKET

Date: June 4, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Commodore Schoolyard, 140 E. Indiana Ave. Louisiana Avenue at Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Description: Outdoor Concert Series from June 4th through August 27th, 2015.  Bring a chair or blanket! Featured Musical Performer: North Coast Big Band; Rain Location: Commodore Building / Juliet Beck Auditorium

 

FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN

Date: June 5, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Commodore Schoolyard, 140 E. Indiana Avenue Perrysburg, OH 43551
Description: Historic Perrysburg’s Cruise In, presented by O~Deer Diner,  is on Fridays from May 8th through October 9th, 2015.   All car makes and models welcome.  Free registration, driver’s pool, prizes, music, 50/50 raffle and more!  Register at the event or at O~Deer Diner, 416 Louisiana Ave.

FIBER577 FIBER ART SHOW

Date: June 6, 2015
Time: Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00pm
Location: 577 Foundation, 577 E. River Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551
Description: fiber577 is an annual two-day art exhibit that highlights fine art from a wide variety of contemporary fiber artists.  Now in its eighth year, the annual fiber577 art show is held on the beautiful grounds of The 577 Foundation.

 

MUSTER ON THE MAUMEE

Date: June 20 – 21, 2015
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 am

Location: Fort Meigs, 29100 West River Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551
Description: Ten centuries of soldiers! See the evolution of the common soldier. Soldiers, artisans, and civilians give demonstrations throughout the weekend. Period military camps are open for visiting. Weapon demonstrations take place each day and try your hand at the “Pike College”!

 

Things To Do in Perrysburg, Ohio – May 2015

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Things To Do in Perrysburg, Ohio – May 2015 – Spring is finally here and it’s time to get outside and explore all the great things that Perrysburg, OH. has to offer; there’s something for everyone to do this Spring! Check out these 5 great events in Perrysburg, OH. happening in May 2015.

FARMERS MARKET

Date: 05.07.15
Time: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:  Downtown Perrysburg – Louisiana Avenue at Front Street Perrysburg, OH 43551

Get Fresh at the Perrysburg Farmers Market with over 50 vendors offering a variety of items including local fruit and vegetables, plants, cut flowers, prepared foods, unique crafts and gifts for the garden.  Open rain or shine.  Thursdays, May 7th through October 8th, 2015.

FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE IN

Date: 05.08.15
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:  Commodore Schoolyard – 140 E. Indiana Ave. Perrysburg, OH 43551

Historic Perrysburg’s Cruise In, presented by O~Deer Diner,  is on Fridays from May 1st through October 9th, 2015.   All car makes and models welcome.  Free registration, driver’s pool, prizes, music, 50/50 raffle and more!  Register at the event or at O~Deer Diner, 416 Louisiana Ave.

FORT MEIGS FIBER ARTS SPINNING CLASS

Date: 05.09.15
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location:  Fort Meigs – 29100 West River Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551

Spinning fibers into yarn is an ancient trade. Now you can learn how to spin in this new workshop taught by Susan Cayton, one of Fort Meigs’ long-time volunteers.

Participants will learn how to prepare fibers, use a wooden drop spindle, and try several different makes of spinning wheels. All will have the opportunity to create a piece of their own and take it home! Cost is $40 dollars per person, $35 for OHC members, and includes all required materials and supplies. Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Workshop size is limited to the first 10 people registered.  Pre-registration is required.

DRUMS AT THE RAPIDS: MINIATURE WAR GAMING CONFERENCE

Date: May 15 – 16, 2015
Location:  Fort Meigs – 29100 West River Rd. Perrysburg , OH 43551

Fight epic battles on a small scale Friday and Saturday in the Visitor Center when we host HMGSGL’s wargaming conference. Many time periods will be represented from Roman wars to WWII. Warfare on the land, sea, and air will be re-created on tabletop battlefields. Admission to participate is $12 per day or $18 for both days which includes admission to the site. Regular site admission applies for those who wish to watch but not participate. Co-sponsored by the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, Great Lakes Chapter.

 

FORT MEIGS MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION

Date: 05.25.15
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location:  Fort Meigs – 29100 West River Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551

Join the staff and volunteers of Fort Meigs in honoring our nation’s fallen heroes. War of 1812 soldiers and civilians reenact camp life throughout the day. A special wreath laying ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. at the Fort Meigs Monument. The ceremony ends with a wreath laying and musket salute at the Pennsylvania Monument. Site hours 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

For more information on these events and to check out other events in Perrysburg, OH. this Spring, check out Visit Perrysburg here.

Ohio State Fair Musical Guests

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Ohio State Fair Musical Guests

The Ohio State Fair season is just around the corner!

The full concert lineup will run from July 29-August 9 this year and will include big acts such as Reba McEntire, Meghan Trainor, Patti Labelle, and Jake Owen.

Other acts will include Alabama, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Blackstreet, Dru Hill, Chris Tomlin, Great White, Deep Purple, plus more!

Ticket prices range from $20-$60 and if purchased in advance, will include standard fair admission.

Check out these dates below:

Reba

Wednesday July 29

7pm

$40, $50, $60

Patti Labelle

Friday July 31

7pm

$32

Jake Own with Josh Dorr

Saturday August 1

7pm

$30

All Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir Concert

Sunday August 2

1pm

FREE

Meghan Trainor

Sunday Sunday 2

7:30pm

$32

Chris Tomlin

Monday August 3

7pm

$23

“Let’s Hang On” – Frankie Valli Tribute

Tuesday August 4

1pm

FREE

Alabama

Tuesday August 4

7:30pm

$38

Deep Purple with Nazareth

Wednesday August 5

7pm

$30

Hairapalooza with Great White, Vixen, & Lynch Mob

Thursday August 6

7pm

$20

Blackstreet & Dru Hill

Friday August 7

8pm

$28

Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick

Saturday August 8

7pm

$28

How will you be spending your time at the Ohio State Fair? Let us know in the comments below!

Should You Buy A Fixer Upper?

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Should You Buy A Fixer Upper? – When you’re thinking of moving into a new home, you are often faced with two choices – purchase a move-in ready home, or a fixer upper. Asking yourself which option is best for you is the first step, You need to weigh your pros and cons before determining which choice is right for you. Here are ways to determine whether or not a fixer upper is right for you, and what to look for if you determine that is it a good option.

Financial Situation

You need to determine your current financial situation to figure out whether or not a fixer upper is right for you. If you can’t necessarily afford a move-in ready home at the moment, but still need to find a place to live, a fixer upper will be a better, and less expensive option.

Make it Your Own

If you’re looking for your “perfect” home, a fixer upper might be an ideal situation for you. You will have the opportunity to add your own personal touches to the home to make it exactly the style you want it to be. It will give you more freedom than moving into a move-in ready home will.

Location

Buying a home is an investment, so you always want to be considering the location it is in. A fixer upper is a great way to purchase a home in decent condition, in a neighborhood that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.

Arrange for a Home Inspection

Before you officially buy the fixer upper home, you will want to make sure that the home is thoroughly inspected by a professional. Something like bad wiring and drainage problems could end up being more costly to you in the long run.

Personal Appraisal

Do an honest personal appraisal of the work you are capable of doing on your home. If the home requires more work than you can handle or you don’t have enough experience for the work load, it might be better for you to pass on the home. After all, hiring professionals may be more costly to you in the long run.

To learn more about whether or not a fixer upper is the right option for you and your family, visit here.

 

How To: Buy Luxury Real Estate

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How To: Buy Luxury Real Estate – Sales of luxury homes have been steadily rising across the country. Are you one of the many looking for a high-end home? From a modern high-rise in the city to an old-fashioned English style manor house, the luxury real estate market is incredibly wide and diverse. This means that purchasing a luxury home requires more planning, thought and strategy to ensure that your new property is perfect for your needs. But where do you start? We’ve outlined our top tips for buyers looking to purchase high-end real estate below. Keep them in mind when you’re searching for your new home and you’ll find the perfect place in no time!

Here are our tips for buying luxury real estate:

  • Refine your search process. Many sellers in the luxury real estate market prefer to remain unlisted in order to protect their privacy. This can make searching for a new home time consuming if you’re only looking online. Instead of relying on the big search engines, use your realtor, their connections, and your own personal connections to supplement your online searching.
  • Finance early. The loan process for high-end homes typically takes longer than smaller mortgages. Even if you have everything in order, your loan could take 45-60 days to go through. Since many sellers often only show their homes to qualified buyers, it’s wise to obtain financial approval early on in your search.
  • Visit the property in person. Photos can only do so much, and many large homes aren’t photogenic based on their front elevation photos. See the home in person to get a better view of the place, or at least view it on Google Earth for a more accurate representation.
  • Find an agent who specializes in local real estate. A good real estate agent who is knowledgeable about your chosen area is an invaluable source of information about your new potential neighborhood
  • Keep thorough records. There is a higher level of scrutiny in the high-end real estate market today, so make sure that everyone involved in the search and purchase keeps detailed records to show an accurate record of your finances.

With these tips in mind, the search for your luxury home will go smoothly and effectively. Contact us for more advice or with any questions on purchasing luxury real estate.