Autumn may be famous for ushering in pumpkin spice lattes, but our REALTORS® want to remind you that here in Ohio, fall also means more than 50 varieties of locally grown apples. Homebuyers shopping for Mansfield homes for sale may be interested to know that there are many opportunities nearby for them to take the kids to pick their own, like Apple Hill Orchards. But what are you going to do with all those apples? Here are a few kid-friendly ideas:
Can you believe summer is almost over? The first day of school is right around the corner, and while it will be a relief for some, it may be a frightening experience or a dreaded event for others. Our REALTORS® know that a new home can also mean a new school and would like to offer a few ideas to make the experience more positive.
Our REALTORS® know that the Fourth of July is one of Ohio's biggest holidays, and starting this year, there will be new ways to celebrate at home. Beginning on July 1, 2022, Ohio's new fireworks law goes into effect, allowing adult residents to use consumer fireworks on certain holidays throughout the year. If you've just finished shopping for Mansfield or Ashland homes for sale and want to celebrate the Fourth of July in your new yard, it's important to practice good safety habits for consumer fireworks use.
Waking up to see what the Easter Bunny left is almost as exciting as looking for Santa's gifts. But Easter festivities don't need to be limited to eating the ears off a chocolate rabbit. Our REALTORS® have some great suggestions for family time before the big day.
What better time to have fun with your kids than a St. Patrick's Day celebration at home. Our REALTORS® share five family-friendly activities to help you observe St Patrick's Day with family.
Remember when Valentine's Day meant a class party with lots of homemade cookies and a carton of milk? Times have changed and most schools don't allow such activities anymore, but that doesn't mean kids of today need to miss out. Our own kitchens are great party venues. Our REALTORS® would like to share a few tips with you to help bring those parties home! For easier clean-up after the fact, line the counters with waxed paper before you begin.
It's not so easy to travel across borders right now. But that doesn't mean you can't take a trip that's out of this world without ever leaving the comfort of your back yard. If you're getting a little stir crazy, our REALTORS® suggest you set your sights on the night sky to see the show the masters of the universe are putting on. One glance at the heavens is all it takes to get hooked on a hobby that can educate and entertain for decades to come.
The holidays are often associated with days and nights spent enjoying the company of friends and family. With COVID-19 having been the highlight of 2020, large holiday gatherings are being discouraged. But that doesn't mean that you and your quarantine partners can't enjoy the holiday season. From making a Christmas card to baking your favorite Christmas cookies, there are many crafts and activities that will bring the cheery spirit, keep your little ones entertained, and allow them to show their creativity. Here are our REALTORS® suggestions for crafts and activities that you can do with your kids over Christmas break at home.
As you've spent most of the summer at home, have you been looking for extra projects to keep the family busy? Maybe you've listed your house among Mansfield homes for sale and have been getting your home shipshape for potential buyers, but you've still got time on your hands. Has the urge to feed your backyard birds flitted across your mind? Helping them out — especially as the weather gets colder — is a fine thing to do.
But it's not enough to toss out pieces of dried bread. Bread has no nutritional value for birds and can be harmful by filling them up so they don't eat the foods they need. If you're going to feed the birds, invest in good quality seed.
Here are some additional tips for helping your local feathered friends get the nutritional boost they need.
Our REALTORS® often hear buyers say one of the best things about getting your own home is customizing and decorating it any way you like. That includes decorating for your favorite holiday. A jack-o'-lantern on the porch or as a part of other Halloween decorations in your yard is a fun way to express your creativity. It's also the perfect fall decoration for Mansfield homes for sale. They're festive without going overboard, and once they're cut, they don't last long. Whether you're looking to make a classic simple design, or go next level and carve the best one on the block, these five tips can help.
School has started once again. Whether they're attending online or in person, most children are excited to connect with their teachers and friends and begin learning new things. Since schools are facing unprecedented challenges right now, it's more important than ever to extend learning beyond the classroom.
Looking for some inspiration? You're in luck!
When they're not busy helping buyers find their dream homes, many of our REALTORS® spend their time looking for creative ways to engage their kids. They recently shared some of the fun (and safe!) science experiments they're trying at home.
National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26, so why not get outside for some exercise and spend some quality time with your dog? The Mansfield OH area has several designated dog parks as well as many multi-use parks that are perfect spots for walking your dog.
Our REALTORS® recommend the following five places in or near Mansfield where you can spend the day enjoying the outdoors and taking your dog for a walk:
Do you feel like getting out of the house and spending a few days enjoying the amazing Ohio summer? Our REALTORS® sure do! After a long winter and an even longer spring spent indoors, we're ready to get out and explore the great outdoors! Here are a few of our favorite places to pitch a tent and spend the night camping around Mansfield.
Have you ever imagined having a home where you can sit around a cozy fire and chat with friends and family? You're not alone! Backyard space is one of the most sought after features in Mansfield homes for sale. And Ohio has just the right weather to make having a fire pit an enjoyable activity during most of the year.
Building your own fire pit is a great way to personalize your backyard space and it's a project that's within almost everyone's DIY skills. These tips can help you get started.
One of the things our REALTORS® love most about the summer months is the opportunity to visit our area farmers markets and pick up delicious, fresh produce and other locally made items. There are plenty of great farmers markets in the Mansfield area. Here are a few of our favorites.
Does our recent warming trend inspire you to start a garden? Spring is advancing, but it's not too late to raise vegetables or flowers on your Mansfield area property if you start right away.
Whether you're embarking on your first vegetable garden on your new property, or you're landscaping with flowers to make your home stand out from other Mansfield homes for sale, a garden pro can help. So can our agents with other valuable tips for improving your home and landscape.
The arrival of winter doesn't mean the end of all the outdoor fun in Mansfield, Ohio! Quite the opposite, in fact. Our REALTORS® are always excited to welcome the snow for all the opportunities it brings, and these are some of our favorite spots for winter fun in the Mansfield area!
There's no doubt that autumn ranks among the most exciting times of year around Mansfield, with Halloween and harvest-themed events that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you're looking for the scariest haunted houses in the area or the perfect place to take the kids, you'll find it close to home in Mansfield. Our REALTORS® are here to help you scare up some fun with local fall events in the Mansfield area.
Haunting at the Harvest – 4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas, OH 44843
Lucas homes for sale make it easy to visit the historic Malabar Farms State Park, where you can experience the spooky fun of Haunting at the Harvest. Bring the whole family for a haunted hay ride and a hike through the park. There will be a special Halloween movie showing at the barn and plenty of family fun at the Visitor's Center.