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Today is 11-12-2013 and the first snowfall has already arrived at the Apple Valley Lake!  Our first snow came a little sooner this season than I expected and with the warmer temperatures that are headed our way, I expect this snow will melt away be the weekend.  I can remember many years when our first snow hasn't arrived until after Christmas which is why the snow today is a little surprising.

Apple Valley Lake First Snowfall of the Season, Photo by Apple Valley Lake REALTOR Sam Miller

November 15th is the projected day when they will start lowering the Apple Valley Lake level from full pool.  The lake lowering process can take a couple of weeks to reach the desired lake level.  If you have never watched the lake get lowered before you may want to click on this video link and watch the water forcefully drain out of the Apple Valley Lake.   

Apple Valley Lake Tour by Boat and Airplane

by Sam Miller


Apple Valley Lake Video Image of Boat and Sunset by Sam Miller

The Apple Valley Lake in Knox County Ohio is truly one of the most beautiful private lakes in Ohio.  Apple Valley is a 3700 acre lake development that includes a 511 acre spring fed lake.  If you enjoy boating, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, wake boarding and fishing you are going to love the sun and fun at the Apple Valley Lake.  

We have included a short video below that takes you on a quick one minute lake tour of Apple Valley that was shot entirely from a boat and airplane.  We thought this would give you a slightly different perspective of the Apple Valley Lake and just a few of our community amenities in Apple Valley.  

Apple Valley Lake Real Estate For Sale

Lake Homes


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Be sure to bookmark and watch for more of our ongoing Apple Valley Lake video tours which will continue to highlight even more of the amenities at the Apple Valley Lake.

Apple Valley Lake Home Sales

by Sam Miller


Apple Valley Lake Panoramic Photo by Sam Miller

We had one of those Winters that seemed like it would never end which placed a slight damper on home sales at the Apple Valley Lake early in the year.  From January 1st, 2011 through May 12th, 2011 there have been 15 homes sell for a combined value of $2,052,501 at the Apple Valley Lake.  In 2010 and during the exact time period there were already 25 home sales sold for a combined value of $3,902,850.  This means that there are not only fewer home sales at the Apple Valley Lake so far in 2011 compared to 2010 but the average sales price is down from $156,114 in 2010 to $136,833 in 2011.

The home sales numbers above don't show it but there is a tremendous amount of buyer activity taking place at the Apple Valley Lake and the demand is very high.  The primary reason the home sales numbers for 2011 are below 2010 is because many of the home buyers for Apple Valley Lake homes already own a home that they need to sell firm.  In years past buyers were more willing to buy a replacement home without having to sell their current home but due to the shift in the overall economy buyers are either not as comfortable with this approach or their bank won't float them the interim financing.  Either way it has slowed home sales but based on our website views, virtual tour traffic and the number of showings we can certainly tell that home buyer interest is super strong at the Apple Valley Lake.  

The reduction in Apple Valley Lake home sales pricing is partially due to an existing bottle neck effect that is taking place with home sale contingent type transactions.  There are a large number of home sales on the brink but until those buyers finalize and close the sale of their existing home the home they are wanting to purchase remains in limbo.  The Sam Miller Team has alternative methods that in many cases can overcome the bottle neck effect of the home sale contingency buyer.  We utilize contingency release purchase agreement addendums which allow us to continue to show homes even when they are under contract with a home sale contingency buyer.  From time to time we also offer home trades and guaranteed sales so that our buyers and sellers can move forward with their purchase and sale.  We also have a local lender who offers equity loans, bridge loans and interim financing to qualified buyers so they can more forward with their purchase prior to selling their home.  

If you are interested in learning more about buying, selling or discussing the possibility of trading in your Apple Valley Lake home give us a call at (740) 397-7800 or send us an email at   

Apple Valley Lake Real Estate Report

by Sam Miller

This morning I was researching the number of available homes at the Apple Valley Lake for a client and I determined that there are 99 available homes currently for sale at the lake.  

  • There are 14 Homes that are priced under $100,000 with an average listing price of $85,821.  For those of you who have heard rumors that you can't find an affordable home in Apple Valley we have another 14 reasons why that just isn't true.  To put this into perspective a base 30 year mortgage at 5% interest based on a $85,821 loan amount is only $460.21 per month.
  • There are 28 homes that are priced between $100,000 to $150,000 with an average listing price of $127,253.  A sample base monthly house payment for a $127,253 loan at 5% interest for a 30 year term is $683.12.
  • There are 26 homes that are priced from $150,000 to $200,000 with an average listing price of $168,994.  A sample base monthly house payment for a $168,994 loan at 5% interest for a 30 year term is $907.20.
  • There are 8 homes that are priced above $200,000 to $250,000 with an average listing price of $227,332.  A sample base monthly house payment for a $227,332 loan at 5% interest for a 30 year term is $1,220.37.
  • There are 5 homes that are priced above $250,000 to $300,000 with an average listing price of $287,010.  This price range is typically where you could potentially start to find the entry level water front and lake front homes.  Currently two of the homes in this price range have water frontage. 
  • There are 9 homes available in the Apple Valley that are priced above $300,000 to $400,000 with an average listing price of $356,777.  All 9 of those homes feature either water frontage or lake frontage.  This particular price range is VERY hot during the summer months.  Roughly half the homes that sell in this price range and above are purchased as a vacation home or summer home.
  • There are 9 Apple Valley lakefront homes available at the that are priced above $400,000 with an average listing price of $555,188.  The lowest priced home in this price range is $419,000 and currently the highest Apple Valley home is listed for $795,000.
If you are interested in receiving an updated list of available Apple Valley homes sent directly by e-mail as new Apple Valley homes come on the market be sure to register for our Apple Valley Automated Listing Search.
All information listed above was derived from the Knox County MLS on May 25th, 2010 by REALTOR Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty (740) 397-7800. 
Apple Valley Lake Beach

Apple Valley Lake 4 Bedroom Home

by Sam Miller

Super spacious split level located at 3219 Apple Valley Drive in Highland Hills Subdivision at the Apple Valley Lake, featuring 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths, an inviting covered wrap around front porch, inside you will find a vaulted ceiling living room with an adjoining dining area, attractive oak cabinetry filled kitchen that includes all the major appliances, 2nd floor laundry conveniently located near the bedrooms, huge lower level family room highlighted by a fireplace plus there is a 4th bedroom and half bath downstairs, 2 car garage, relaxing rear deck and a hillside yard, natural gas forced air heating and central air, easy care vinyl siding, this home is larger than it looks and it is priced really right at just $137,500.  

View The Virtual Tour of this Apple Valley Lake Resort Home

Apple Valley Lake Home For Sale at 3219 Apple Valley Drive by Sam Miller

Apple Valley Lake Construction Report

by Sam Miller

The Apple Valley Architectural Control Committee published the most recent September construction and home improvement report.  The following details are a detailed summary of both the monthly and year to date permit approvals.  This information can also be found in the latest Apple Valley Cider Press publication that is printed for Apple Valley Lake residents and property owners.  


September 1 - 30, 2009     Jaunary 1 - September 2009
4   Additions     11     Additions
3   Boathouses     16   Boathouses
1   Deck     4     Decks
2   Fences     5     Fences
0   Garages     1     Garages
4   Homes     21   Homes
3   Miscellaneous     17   Miscellaneous
0   Docks/Extensions/Seawalls     11   Docks/Extensions/Seawalls
17  TOTAL     86   TOTAL


TOTAL HOMES built in Apple Valley Lake to date: 2,505

* This information was taken from the Architectural Control Committee Report in The Cider Press.

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Apple Valley Ohio Home For Sale

by Sam Miller

One of the nicest homes on Courtland Drive at the Apple Valley Lake.

Apple Valley Lake Home

This home is ideally located on one of the most gorgeous and desirable streets in all of Apple Valley.  The setting is a gorgeous treed location with a peaceful hillside view and within walking distance of the Apple Valley golf course and club house.  The back yard has wonderful mature trees and a yard barn with covered porch that's ideal for a child's playhouse.  Treated wood decking just off the dining area is ideal for cookouts and entertaining.  

The interior of this home is tastefully decorated and has a very well cared for feeling.  Traditional layout with 3 oversized bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a sun filled living room, formal dining room, attractive eat-in oak style kitchen with a breakfast nook, big master bedroom suite that has it’s own private bath and all the bedroom are all larger sized.  Tremendous storage space is available in the basement and this area could easily become future living space.  The 2-car garage is nicely oversized and is extra deep making it perfect for a motorcycle, bicycle and lawn mower storage.

You will be extremely impressed with the size, the location and the condition of this home especially when you realize it is priced at only $144,900. 

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Apple Valley Lake Home Sales Report

by Sam Miller


With the first half of 2009 behind us, the Apple Valley Lake real estate market continues to increase each month.  According to the Knox County Ohio MLS, during the first 6 months of 2009 there were 46 residential homes sold.  The lowest priced home in Apple Valley sold this year, sold for $27,000. The highest priced Apple Valley lakefront home sold for $505,000.  The average Apple Valley lake community home sold for $145,410 and the combined sales volume for all 46 homes sold during the first 6 months totaled $6,688,866.

Apple Valley Lake Davis Beach by Sam Miller

To date,  Apple Valley home sales are 82.14% of the 2008 home sales for the exact same time period.  Last year during the first 6 months, 56 homes successfully sold.  This year 46 homes sold in Apple Valley equating to a 17.86% reduction in the number of homes successfully sold.  

According to the Knox County MLS, there are currently 104 homes listed for sale within the Apple Valley Lake Community.  The average list price for an Apple Valley Ohio home is $182,329 and the grand total for all available homes listed in the Knox County Ohio MLS is $18,962,227.  The lowest priced active residential home listed in Apple Valley is priced at only $48,000. The highest priced active home on the Apple Valley waterfront listed in the Knox County MLS is $895,000. 

Typically, the months of June, July and August are peak months for Apple Valley real estate.  This is due to summer activies such as boating, swimming, jet skiing, fishing and the fantastic beaches.  Nothing is better than having a home on the lake!  As the summer continues we look to see the market in the Apple Valley Community improve.


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Apple Valley Lakefront

by Sam Miller

Apple Valley waterfront home at 4009 Apple Valley Drive and conveniently located near the Apple Valley lake entrance on the east side of the lake.  Panoramic lakeview, covered boat dock, extensive decking and patio and a two story style vaulted ceiling great room.  This is an impressive waterfront property that features solid resale potential based on it's location, surrounding homes and the future available living space in the unfinished walkout lower level.  If you have dreamed of living on the Apple Valley Lake you need to see this home especially since it is priced at only $375,000.

Apple Valley Lakefront

Photos below are of a nearby boat launch and a great fishing spot.

Apple Valley Lake Boat Launch 

Apple Valley Lakefront Homes and Apple Valley Lake Community Homes For Sale

Apple Valley Lakefront Lots and Apple Valley Building Sites For Sale

Contact Sam Miller of RE/MAX Stars Realty.  (740) 397-7800 or 1-800-282-9096

Apple Valley Lake April Home Sales Report

by Sam Miller

Apple Valley Lake and the Apple Valley Ohio Lake Community home sales market report for April 2009.  The Knox County Ohio MLS reported that there were 10 residential home sales at the Apple Valley Lake Community in April with $184,547 being the average sales price for the month.  The lowest priced home sold for $50,476 which was a bank repossession and the highest priced home sold for $505,000.  The 3 cheapest Apple Valley homes that sold in April were bank owned listings.  The total dollar volume for sold and closed homes in Apple Valley for the month of April was $1,845,476.

There are currently 104 Apple Valley homes listed for sale in the Knox County MLS.  The average listing price for an Apple Valley Ohio home is $172,973 and the grand total for all available homes listed in the Knox County Ohio MLS is $17,989,289.

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Apple Valley Lake Photo By Sam Miller


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