If Buying a Home

There are a few things to keep in mind when buying a home to keep you in good terms with real estate agents.  Agents work on commission therefore they are very motivated to do a good job for you.  Be considerate, be on time for appointments.  They are very busy and are not only working for you, they will have other clients.  If not, it’s not a good sign.  Make sure to find an agent that you trust!  Interview agents until you find the one you are most comfortable with.  Let them know that you are in the interviewing stage.  Do not call a listing agent if you are working with a buying agent.  Let your agent do this, they know what to say and have had much more practice and training.  At this point you are serious about buying or you wouldn’t have sought out an agent.  Get preapproved to help the process and bring your checkbook if you are going to a house you are serious about!  And lastly, good luck with everything.

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Find The Realtor / Real Estate Agent For You

There are many different personalities and characters out there.  The same goes for those in real estate.  When looking for someone to help sell your home or help you find the right home it is important to trust them.  There will be a lot of information given to them and they will be with you until the end of your buying or selling experience.  They are there to make it as smooth as possible for you.  There are many homes that realtors know of that are not advertised, they will find these for you if they fit your interests.  The realtor is there to be the cushion between clients.  They are experienced negotiators.  They are also an extra set of eyes that can help point out potential problems with a house that is on the top of your list.  To find the right realtor for you make sure to get referrals and check references.  Make sure that you will see all properties with them and not only ones that will make them the most money.  Interview the agents that you are most interested in.  Always be sure to use common sense and be skeptical.  You will find the right agent for you!

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Beautiful Trail in Wilmington

Luther Warren Peace Path (1.2 mi, paved, 10 feet wide)

Enjoy a wooded canopy as you walk this beautiful trail, the first to be built in the City (in 1999).  The “Peace Path” as it is known locally crosses two bridges including a covered bridge built by Eagle Scout Jonah Hein and named after local naturalist Dr. Nathan Hale.  The second bridge was named after E.E. McKibben, a long-time trail advocate who was instrumental in building this trail.  It was resurfaced with the addition of handrails as the Eagle Scout service project of Micah Hein.  The Luther Warren Peace Path is almost completely level and accommodating to wheelchair, scooter or stroller users.

Things to Love

We have recently had a client move to Arcanum and some of the things they found that they love about it are the three parks and community swimming pool.  The Arcanum Community Park and Ivester Community Park provide ball diamonds, tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball, playgrounds, family picnic areas with shelters, grills, and public restrooms.  Veterans Memorial Park honors the brave heroes of our community and Arcanum Community Pool provides an up-to-date swimming facility.  The culmination of these parks provides for a variety of outdoor facilities.

Go Enjoy the Weather!

There are many beautiful parks in Brookville to be enjoyed!

Gateway Park, which is located on the corner of Upper Lewisburg Salem Road and Arlington Road.  Here, there are picnic tables to enjoy nature or visit the Veterans and First Responders Memorial.

Ward Park can be accessed from Wolf Creek Street or at the end of Oak Street.  There is a small basketball court and playground.

Westbrook Park located Westbrook Road has picnic tables, playground and soccer fields.

Powell Park is located on Mulberry Street, just past the Post Office, it has a beautiful gazebo surrounded by flowers to enjoy.  It also is located along our Bike Path and has a Little Library box on site with available books to read, borrow or to leave a book inside.

Gruening Park is located downtown on Market Street.  It offers a table and benches and makes for a great spot for some quiet time.