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Apple Valley Lake Photos and Video

by Sam Miller

I am in the process of building a really nice video featuring Apple Valley and I need your help.  I am looking for any photo or video you have of Apple Valley that I can use in my online video.  If you have any photos, video recordings of boating, jet skiing, water skiing, fishing, swimming or just having fun around Apple Valley I would love to use them with your permission. The finished project will be featured on and also on 

If you are interested in sharing your Apple Valley photos or videos please e-mail your photos to or you can mail your photos of video tapes, video CD or DVD's to:

Sam Miller, 710 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

Thanks for your continued support and I look forward to making this presentation video something that you will be proud of and something you, your family and friends will enjoy.


Sam Miller

Apple Valley To Raise The Lake Water Level in February

by Sam Miller

It is getting near the time of the year when Apple Valley will begin raising the water level by closing the valve on the dam.  The planned date to close the dam is February 15th but this date is subject to change if the lake is still frozen at this time.  We are often asked how long it takes for the lake to be entirely full and the answer is that it depends on the amount of snow that is on the ground when they close the dam and also the amount of rain we get in the spring.  I love this time of year because once they start raising the water level I get the itch to do some boating...  Spring is just around the corner.

2007-2008 Apple Valley Property Owners Annual Dues Update

by Sam Miller

Apple Valley Property Owners...I have great news for you.  The annual property assessment per lot will only cost you $177 for the entire year.  The AVPOA assessment  is for April 1st, 2007 through March 31st, 2008.  I am impressed with how Apple Valley has been able to keep this cost so low.  If you are currently using a 2006 photo ID card remember that your card will expire  on April 1st, 2007.  If you don't get your invoice for your Apple Valley annual dues you should contact the Apple Valley Property Owners Office by calling (740) 397-3311.

The Apple Valley Lake located in Howard Ohio offers so many amenities such as boating, fishing, swimming, jet skiing, wake boarding, golfing 3 beaches, club houses and many other fun activities.  There are Apple Valley lakefront homes, Apple Valley lakeview homes, homes that are located on the Apple Valley golf course and others that have a view of the golf course and there are Apple Valley cabins and retirement style homes.  The bottom line is that there is something for everyone in Apple Valley.

As a REALTOR selling homes and building lots in Apple Valley for more than 20 years I am often asked about which school district services Apple Valley.  The answer that surprises everyone is that Apple Valley is serviced by two entirely different school districts depending on where your home is located.  The majority of Apple Valley is located in East Knox School District but many are not aware that the North side of Apple Valley is located in Brown Township and this area of Apple Valley is located in the Mount Vernon School District. 

If you have ever considered living in Apple Valley but didn't buy at the lake because you wanted to keep your children in Mount Vernon Schools you will be happy to know that you do have more options than you were probably unaware of.  The Apple Valley lake community is a great place to live.

Apple Valley Ohio Real Estate Update

by Sam Miller

I want to begin with what I call the state of the market for the Apple Valley Lake Community.  The real estate market has been active with strong buying and selling activity already taking place early in the year.  This activity is impressive considering Apple Valley is known to be a seasonal market which is generally a bit slower during the winter months.  We have been very fortunate that the weather here in Apple Valley has been very mild even in January of this year.  The real cold just settled in in February but it hasn't discouraged Apple Valley home and Apple Valley lot buyers.  The current market trends for Apple Valley look very positive for 2007. 

The following statistics are for home and lot sales for January 2007 in Apple Valley:

There were 8 Apple Valley homes that sold in January with an average sales price of $137,466.  There were also 6 Apple Valley lots that sold during the same period. 

Currently there are 101 homes for sale in Apple Valley throughout the community.  Of those 101 homes there are 14 waterfront homes for sale with the lowest asking price of $374,900 and the highest listing price of $695,000.  The average listing price for a waterfront home in Apple Valley is currently $465,506.  There are 10 Apple Valley lakeview homes for sale with an average listing price of $173,995. 

As of today there are 168 Apple Valley lots that are for sale within the lake resort.  Of those 168 lots only 10 of those are waterfront properties.  The average waterfront lot in Apple Valley is listed for $179,860 and the highest priced waterfront lot in Apple Valley is listed for $289,900.  There are currently 6 lakeview lots for sale with an average listing price of $32,883.

In January 20 homes were listed for sale in Apple Valley and some of those 20 homes only 2 of them were new construction.  The new home market in Apple Valley currently makes up less than 13% of the total number of homes for sale.  Watch for an even stronger Apple Valley housing market in the months to come.

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