The Coshocton County Beacon May 17, 2017 - Page 20

20 THE BEACON www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com MAY 17 , 2017

Spring Showcase of Homes

By Jen Jones
COSHOCTON - Searching for a new home can be an intimidating and time-consuming task . You are full of dreams of a new home , but there are so many things to think about that you can feel overwhelmed . Jon Cotterman , owner of Cotterman Inspections , offers several tips on things you need to check when you go looking for a new home .
The location of the home is one of the first things you should consider when looking at a house . Consider the school district and how close you are to your work and stores . Once you have found a home in a great location , be sure to check these items on the house .
• Foundation . This is especially important if the house is on a hill . Look over the foundation and check for cracks in the basement walls . You also need to make sure all of the walls are straight and there is no buckling .
• Water Heater . Check the age of the
OPEN HOUSE
25943 C . R . 10 , Fresno 43842 May 20th , 2017 • 10AM - Noon Come view this beautiful cape cod home on 2.2 acres ! 3 bedrooms & 3 full baths . First floor master bedroom , bath & laundry . Finished walkout basement .
$ 185,000
Sheila Shingleton , Realtor ®
Cell : 740-610-5032 • Office : 740-622-7653 ( SOLD ) sheilashingleton16 @ gmail . com

Tips for house hunting

water heater . They tend to last 10-15 years . You also need to see how far the water heater is from the bathroom . The farther it is away , the longer you will have to wait for hot water and the more energy you will use to heat your water as you bathe .
• Water Pressure . When you are in the kitchen , turn on the faucet and then go flush the toilet . If the flow of water slows down , the home does not have good water pressure . This means you may not be able to wash dishes or do laundry easily when someone is taking a shower . Iron pipes will gradually corrode and close in , reducing water pressure .
• Electrical System . While a detailed electrical system inspection should be done by a home inspector , you can look to see if the house has fuses or a breaker box . Updated homes have breaker boxes . It is possible , though , for a home to have a breaker box and still have old wiring . A simple tester that can be purchased for around $ 5 will tell you if the outlets are properly grounded or if the outlets were
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“ We Always Have Time For You ”
Lori Frank , Broker
535 Main Street , Coshocton • 740-622-7653 www . carolgoffrealestate . com • 14 Offices to Serve You
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305 W RUSSELL AVE , WEST LAFAYETTE
OPEN HOUSE
SAT ., MAY 20 TH 11:30AM-12:30PM Spacious updated 3 bedroom home in West Lafayette . 3 bedrooms , 1.5 baths , kitchen with breakfast nook and a combined living / dining room with original decorative wood floors . The first floor bedroom and laundry room make this a must see home .
RICE AUCTION-REALTY LTD updated without using new wiring . The outlets need to be grounded or the surge protectors won ’ t do as they are supposed to and you could lose appliances when a surge does occur .
• Roof . Ask the homeowner when the roof was replaced . You should see shingles that are lying flat and not bubbling . Roofs usually last about 25 years .
• Furnace . Again , ask the homeowner how old the furnace is . Furnaces that have plastic pipe are high efficiency units . You can also check the age of the furnace by writing the serial number down and checking the manufacturer ’ s website .
• Age of Appliances .
• Bathrooms . Make sure the bathrooms are vented to the outside to allow moisture to leave the house .
• Insulation . Check the attic for insulation . It is recommended that attics have 12 – 18 ” of insulation because most of your heat in the winter escapes through the roof and in the summer , heat will seep into your home the same way .
$ 99,900
PRESENTED BY PEDDICORD RICE AUCTION REALTY , LTD .

740.622.3111

316 North 3rd St ., Coshocton www . peddicordrice . com
OPEN HOUSE
Sat ., May 20 th , 2017 NOON - 2PM Roscoe Village - 616 Hill St .
Very affordable two story home in Roscoe Village . Newer kitchen , newer appliances , new windows , siding , roof , 2-3 bedroom , 1.5 bath . Original woodwork , full basement .
$
70,500
Kelly Shrimplin Realtor 740.502.6692
• Windows . Are they replacement windows ? Do they open and close properly ? Single pane windows are not energy efficient at all . If the windows are dual pane , check for condensation between the panes as this indicates the window has lost its seal . ( This will only be apparent on extremely hot or cold days when the temperature of the house is drastically different than outside .)
• Doors . Do they close tightly and open without rubbing on the floor ? Do they have weather stripping ? Do they have dead bolts ?
• Floors . Are the floors even ? Are they vinyl , tile or carpet ? While this isn ’ t a safety issue , you need to think about the cost of replacing the floors if you don ’ t like the type of floor installed .
• Gutters / downspouts . When you are walking around outside , make sure there are gutters and downspouts on the house . Also check that the yard slopes away from the house as water is a house ’ s worst enemy . SEE TIPS ON PAGE 23
MLS # 3882031
www . oldetownrealtyoh . com 224 N . 4th St . Coshocton
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53440 TWP . RD . 159 , W . LAFAYETTE OPEN HOUSE SAT ., MAY 20 TH • 1:00-2:00PM
Fantastic views from this large 5 BR Colonial home on 5 acres . The 2 car attached garage , 1 car detached garage and inviting enclosed summer porch off the kitchen add value to this fine home .
RICE AUCTION-REALTY LTD
$ 219,900
PRESENTED BY PEDDICORD RICE AUCTION REALTY , LTD .

740.622.3111

316 North 3rd St ., Coshocton www . peddicordrice . com
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22179 VALLEY VIEW DR , W . LAFAYETTE
OPEN HOUSE SAT ., MAY 20 TH • 2:30-3:30PM Well maintained ranch style home w / 3 Bedrooms & 2 Full Baths upstairs and 1 Bedroom and half bath down . The screened in porch and level yard complete this home .
RICE AUCTION-REALTY LTD
$ 129,900
PRESENTED BY PEDDICORD RICE AUCTION REALTY , LTD .

740.622.3111

316 North 3rd St ., Coshocton www . peddicordrice . com
OPEN HOUSE 1628 Pleasant Valley Dr . Coshocton May 21 st , 2017 • 12PM - 2PM 3 Bedrooms , 2 Full Bathrooms , All Appliances Stay , 2,040 sq . ft . Sun Room , Full Finished Walkout Basement , Attached One Car Garage , One Carport . $ 138,900
Niza Rodriguez , SRS - Realtor ® Seller Representative Specialist Cell : 614-365-1455 • Office : 740-622-7653 ( SOLD ) Text PNWN72 to 844-498-8687 to view this virtual tour
“ We Always Have Time For You ”
Lori Frank , Broker
535 Main Street , Coshocton • 740-622-7653 www . carolgoffrealestate . com • 14 Offices to Serve You
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20 THE BEACON www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com MAY 17, 2017 Spring Showcase of Homes Tips for house hunting 305 W RUSSELL AVE, WEST LAFAYETTE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE SAT., MAY 20 TH 11:30 AM -12:30 PM Spacious updated 3 bedroom home in West Lafayette. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen with breakfast nook and a combined living / dining room with original decorative wood floors. The first floor bedroom and laundry room make this a must see home. 25943 C.R. 10, Fresno 43842 May 20th, 2017 • 10AM - Noon Come view this beautiful cape cod home on 2.2 acres! 3 bed- rooms & 3 full baths. First floor master bedroom, bath & laundry. Finished walkout basement. $185,000 Sheila Shingleton, Realtor® Cell: 740-610-5032 • Office: 740-622-7653 (SOLD) sheilashingleton16@gmail.com Lori Frank, Broker $99,900 “We Always Have Time For You” RICE AUCTION-REALTY LTD 535 Main Street, Coshocton • 740-622-7653 53440 TWP. RD. 159, W. LAFAYETTE OPEN HOUSE LTD 316 North 3rd St., Coshocton www.peddicordrice.com www.peddicordrice.com Well maintained ranch style home w/ 3 Bedrooms & 2 Full Baths upstairs and 1 Bedroom and half bath down. The screened in porch and level yard complete this home. RICE 740.622.3111 316 North 3rd St., Coshocton SAT., MAY 20 TH • 2:30-3:30 PM $219,900 PRESENTED BY PEDDICORD RICE AUCTION REALTY, LTD. OPEN HOUSE Sat., May 20 th , 2017 NOON - 2PM MLS#3882031 Roscoe Village - 616 Hill St. Very affordable two story home in Roscoe Village. Newer kitchen, newer appliances, new windows, siding, roof, 2-3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Original woodwork, full basement. $ 70,500 740.622.3111 22179 VALLEY VIEW DR, W. LAFAYETTE OPEN HOUSE SAT., MAY 20 TH • 1:00-2:00 PM Fantastic views from this large 5 BR Colonial home on 5 acres. The 2 car attached garage, 1 car detached garage and inviting enclosed summer porch off the kitchen add value to this fine home. • Windows. Are they replacement windows? Do they open and close prop- erly? Single pane windows are not energy efficient at all. If the windows are dual pane, check for condensation between the panes as this indicates the window has lost its seal. (This will only be apparent on extremely hot or cold days when the temperature of the house is drastically different than outside.) • Doors. Do they close tightly and open without rubbing on the floor? Do they have weather stripping? Do they have dead bolts? • Floors. Are the floors even? Are they vinyl, tile or carpet? While this isn’t a safe- ty issue, you need to think about the cost of replacing the floors if you don’t like the type of floor installed. • Gutters/downspouts. When you are walking around outside, make sure there are gutters and downspouts on the house. Also check that the yard slopes away from the house as water is a house’s worst enemy. SEE TIPS ON PAGE 23 PRESENTED BY PEDDICORD RICE AUCTION REALTY, LTD. www.carolgoffrealestate.com • 14 Offices to Serve You AUCTION-REALTY updated without using new wiring. The outlets need to be grounded or the surge protectors won’t do as they are supposed to and you could lose appliances when a surge does occur. • Roof. Ask the homeowner when the roof was replaced. You should see shingles that are lying flat and not bubbling. Roofs usually last about 25 years. • Furnace. Again, ask the homeowner how old the furnace is. Furnaces that have plastic pipe are high efficiency units. You can also check the age of the furnace by writing the serial number down and checking the manufacturer’s website. • Age of Appliances. • Bathrooms. Make sure the bathrooms are vented to the outside to allow moisture to leave the house. • Insulation. Check the attic for insula- tion. 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