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A light, airy and super spacious 4 bedroom ranch home that is situated on 2 gorgeous treed Apple Valley lots in Highland Hills Subdivision, located on a low traffic street among quality homes and featuring a seasonal lake view.  There is more than 2,300 square feet of finished living space and featuring a vaulted ceiling living room with access to the a large deck and fenced in yard and the living room is open a large formal dining room.  The kitchen is spectacular sized and features a great room design that combines a huge kitchen with walls of cabinetry and extensive granite counters including a wrap around style eating bar that is ideal for bar stools.  You will love the convenience and location of the 1st floor laundry room because it is located between the kitchen and the garage area.  

The large master bedroom suite is large enough to comfortable hold king size furnishings and it has excellent wall space for big dressers plus your own private bath with tile flooring, granite sinks and a big walk-in closet.  The walkout lower level is enormous and it features a finished office den space and tremendous storage space.  The basement is so large you can ride bicycles indoors or roller skate inside.   The garage areas is exceptional and it has room for 3 cars plus a concrete drive.  The double lots measure a total of .88 of an acre of land and has some great trees.  The layout and design of this home is very desirable and the price is right at just $219,900.

Click here for more information on this 50 North Highland Court home for sale at The Apple Valley Lake in Howard, Ohio. 









Wide Panoramic View of the Apple Valley Lake

by Sam Miller

The boating activity on the Apple Valley Lake during the week is typically calm and peaceful making it great for those who love to relax and enjoy a little quiet time.  I took this photo from the edge of Sutton Beach which is located near the front entrance just off of Apple Valley Drive on Baldwin.  The location of Sutton Beach is less than 1 minute from the main entrance of Apple Valley on Coshocton Road.    

Panoramic Boating Photo taken on the Apple Valley Lake

You can view and compare all of our Apple Valley Lake homes for sale and we have also created a specialized link that features all of our available Apple Valley Lake lots for sale organized in price order for quick and easy viewing.

Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty

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 Home Sales Report

by Sam Miller

There have been 11 homes sales at the Apple Valley Lake during the first quarter of 2011.  The home sales ranged in price from $60,000 to $161,000.  During the first quarter there was a total of $1,326,000 in total combined home sales volume at the Apple Valley Lake with an average sales price of only $120,545.  To put things into perspective it is important to know there during the same 3 month period there were 52 Apple Valley Lake homes listed for sale and the average listing price of these 52 homes is $189,421.  This activity is fairly typical for the Apple Valley Lake because for most of the first quarter the lake is covered with ice.

The current available inventory of homes for sale at the Apple Valley Lake includes 96 homes that are listed in the Knox County Ohio MLS.  This is a very normal level of available homes in Apple Valley for this time of year.  April is generally the month that the housing market at the lake really takes off.  Last year in April there were 9 homes that sold in a single month which is nearly as many sales home sales as the entire first quarter of this year.

If you are in the market for an Apple Valley home you should know that our real estate team can help you.  We have an automated system that integrates our MLS into an html email link which enables you to receive all the newest Apple Valley homes and listing updates as they are entered into our Knox County MLS system.  This system delivers listings so fast that in many cases you will be notified before other competing real estate agents even know these homes are for sale.  If you are tired of missing out on the best deals and you aren't already working with a real estate agent just take a minute and create your FREE personalized home search profile and the Apple Valley Lake listings will be sent directly to your email inbox compliments of The Sam Miller Team. 

All sales information was provided by the Knox County Ohio MLS.

Apple Valley Lake Market Report

by Sam Miller

The first 6 months of 2010 have been busy at the Apple Valley Lake.  From January 1st, 2010 through June 30th, 2010 there have been 43 homes sell at the Apple Valley Lake through the Knox County MLS.  14 of these 43 homes that sold actually closed with a sales price of $100,000 or under.  This just goes to show that there are some exceptional values for those looking for a starter home and an affordable vacation property at the lake in Apple Valley Ohio.  

There were 17 homes out of the 43 that sold between $100,000 to $150,000 with an average sales price of $130,444.  There were only 4 Apple Valley lake front / Apple Valley water front homes that sold through the Knox County MLS during the first half of 2010 and the average sales price was $395,575.   

There are 115 Apple Valley homes available through the Knox County MLS as of today.  The average listing price for these homes is $219,924.  I created a custom real estate report relating to the available Apple Valley lake community homes organized by price range below:

  • 19 Homes that are priced between $65,000 to $100,000 
  • 30 Homes that are priced between $100,001 to $150,000
  • 31 Homes that are priced between $150,001 to $200,000
  • 9 Homes that are priced between $200,001 to $300,000
  • 11 Homes that are priced between $300,001 to $400,000
  • 5 Homes that are priced between $400,001 to $500,000
  • 5 Homes that are priced between $500,001 to $600,000
  • 4 Homes that are priced above $600,000

When I was reviewing my Apple Valley Lake real estate report I noticed that during the first 6 months of 2010 there had only been 3 home sales over $300,000.  This is very interesting because there are currently 25 homes on the market in this price range for sale TODAY.  If you assume that during the second half of 2010 this price range sees an increase in sales by 50% that still means there is an active supply that is equal to 18 months on the market and that doesn't take into account new listings that WILL come on the market.  

We are no longer in a real estate market where the 3 most important factors are "Location, Location, Location".  The new market requires the home to be priced competitively, well staged, accessible for showings and you need a marketing plan that will attract the "RIGHT" buyer for your home.  

If you are interested in talking Apple Valley real estate regardless if you are interested in an entry level vacation home or an Apple Valley lake front home, my team and I would love to be your Apple Valley Lake REALTOR.  

Sam Miller
REMAX Stars Realty
(740) 397-7800

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 Home

by Sam Miller

We just listed this absolutely amazing Apple Valley Lake Community ranch home for sale and this place goes way beyond the typical ranch home at Apple Valley.  It features tremendous upgrades, enhancements and lots of bonus features including 2 built in flat screens, a slate top bar, granite kitchen counters...this home is styled up and nicely upgraded and there is over 2300 square feet of quality finished living space.  $169,900  

Check out the trendy little 2 minute video we created below.

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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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2009 Apple Valley Lake, Ohio Committee Approvals

by Sam Miller

Throughout 2009 Apple Valley, Ohio has been a busy place.  I recently received my copy of The Cider Press, a publication printed for Apple Valley Lake residents.  I thought this information on what the committee has approved was very interesting and thought I'd share. 

August 7 - 31, 2009     Jaunary 1 - August 2009
0   Additions     7     Additions
4   Boathouses     13   Boathouses
2   Decks     3     Decks
0   Fences     3     Fences
0   Garages     7     Garages
3   Homes     17   Homes
2   Miscellaneous     14   Miscellaneous
0   Docks/Extensions/Seawalls     11   Docks/Extensions/Seawalls
11  TOTAL     69   TOTAL

TOTAL HOMES built in Apple Valley Lake to date: 2,501

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

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