April 1, 2017

Moving To Dayton Ohio Then Consider Living in Greene County

When you are looking for move to the Dayton area, you should check out all the great communities all around the Greater Dayton area!  We have lived in Greene County Communities most of our life and love the easy access, good schools, parks, activities, nature, shops and restaurants!  So much to enjoy here in Greene County.

Communities in Greene County include:





Yellow Springs


March 15, 2017

Yellow Springs Tree Committee Offering Free Trees to Public

Yellow Springs Real Estate Agent

One of the great things about owning a home in Yellow Springs, Ohio, is that the community is committed to conservation of natural resources and preserving the beauty of the village and the surrounding area.  

One of the organizations that is making a difference in the village of Yellow Springs is the Yellow Springs Tree Committee.  The committee was formed to preserve the urban forests of the community by taking care of the existing trees and planting new ones throughout the village and parks.  In 2016, YSTC planted 46 trees in various locations around Yellow Springs, including Ellis Park, the Bike Trail, Bryan Center, Duncan Park, and Mill's Lawn School. 

The Yellow Springs Tree Committee is offering a free tree giveaway this spring.  The tree giveaway will be on April 29 and will be held at the Corner Cone in Yellow Springs.  The group is offering 50 dogwoods and 50 hornbeams free of charge.

If you would like to get involved with the tree committee activities, make a donation, or purchase a tribute tree, contact the Yellow Springs Tree Committee through their webpage.  

March 14, 2017

Weekend of Jazz

Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz

If you and your family are ever looking for fun activities in the Beavercreek area, Beavercreek City Schools host many different events throughout the year. Among these are the Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz.

Every year on the first weekend of March, they have multiple jazz musicians from all around perform.

This jazz festival was started in 2001 to teach and provide entertainment for grade school kids and their families. There have been many famous jazz musicians like Spyro Gyra, Sylvan Street, and many more perform at the event.

If you are ever looking to move to the Beavercreek area to enjoy this and many other great activities, feel free to give me, Ben Shurts REALTOR, a call at 937-654-5037.

March 13, 2017

Wright Patterson Air Force Base Receives Recognition As Best AF Base In The Nation

Wright Patterson Air Force Base Realtor

Among the 68 Air Force bases across the country, our own Wright Patterson AFB was recognized at the best in the nation recently!  It was really a tie for the title of "The Best Air Force Base in the Nation" with Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.  Congrats to the Greater Dayton area and all the men and women of our air force who work so hard for our country and community!

The recognition from the Military Times Group and Gannett Governmnet Media took into consideration many factors when determining the winner.  Those contributing factors are local school quality, housing costs, local economy, crime rates, local traffic, climate, on-base services, and several other factors.

As top realtors serving our airmen at Wright Patterson AFB, we are honored to assist our military with their PCS to and from the Greater Dayton area.  Our team has been trained to serve the needs of our Air Force personnel both active duty and civilian through the Military Relocation Professional designation training program.

If you are moving to or from Wright Patterson, Don & Cyndi Shurts and our team of agents are ready to serve!  Call us at 937-604-5194 or 937-241-2124.



March 8, 2017


Dayton Ohio Area Horse Park

For area riders that are interested in jumping or dressage with their horse, the Twin Towers HorsePark is offering open schooling days several weekends in 2017.  Twin Towers will have the cross country course open with water crossings as well as a stadium jump course and the dressage arena open.  Weekends for open schooling will be April 15 & 16, August 5 & 6, and October 21 & 22.  The cost per horse is $30/day.   This is a great opportunity to practice your skills to get ready for the upcoming horse show season.  Register online at Twin Towers Horse Park or on the day of the event. 

Twin Towers HorsePark, part of the Greene County Parks system, is an equestrian facility located between the communities of Fairborn and Yellow Springs in Bath Township.  The 102 acre park offers gently rolling terrain,  is open to the public and features a cross country jump course with water features, a grass arena and a dressage arena for shows and training purposes.  Pony Clubs and other organizations can rent the park to host their events.  There is plenty of trailer parking and also a barn with stalls if you are traveling a distance.  There is a picnic area and during events, a concession stand for dining convenience.  Twin Towers is not only used by equestrians in the community but also offers a model glider area and a dog training area, so many families come out during the year to enjoy the park.

If you are looking to purchase a horse property in the southwest Ohio area, give me a call, REMAX Realtor Cyndi Shurts, at 937-604-5194. 


March 6, 2017

Local Artists Being Sought in Bellbrook For Natural Art Festival

Local Artist Being Sought For Bellbrook Natural Art Festival

The Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District is seeking artists who specialize in art inspired by nature for their fifth annual Natural Art Fest to be held on Saturday, April 29th.   The festival directors are looking for artist in glass, paint, metal, pottery, photography, wood, jewelry-fiber, etc.  The artist work must be all made by hand and be original designs.  The deadline for artist to apply for the 2017 event is quickly approaching.  If you are interested contact Jamie Welton at the Park District at 937-848-3535.

The Natural Art Fest starts at 10 am on Saturday and concludes at 4 pm.  The event is free to the public and is held at the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Part District Headquarters at 2751 Washington Mill Rd.

Bellbrook is a wonderful community in the southwest corner of Greene County.  The bedroom community has kept is small town feel while embracing development and new home construction.  The Sugarcreek-Bellbrook Schools are some of the finest in the greater Dayton area.  Local parks offer miles of walking trails in woods, prairies, and along streams.

Homes for sale in Bellbrook Ohio range from the low $100,000s to luxury properties beginning in the $500,000 range and higher.   Search for Bellbrook Homes for sale at our website which is updated with the latest housing information every 5 minutes.

If you haven't explore all the wonderful parks in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Twp area, you are missing out on some of the most beautiful settings in our area.  Mark you calendar for a hike in Bellbrook this spring and stop by the Natural Ar Fest.

March 1, 2017

Mike's Nashville Hot Open in Centerville

Yesterday, my husband and I had opportunity to try Mike's Nashville Hot in Centerville, Ohio.  The restaurant is located at 6230 Far Hills Ave in the Shops of North Village.  

Mike's Nashville Hot

Mikes is casual dining, think 5 Guys or Smashburger but for chicken.  We both ordered the tenders plate which was really good.  At Nashville Hot, you choose the spice level of the breading on your chicken and choose your sides.  I picked the hash brown casserole and was not disappointed.  Nashville Hot also serves salads if you want a healthier choice.

In short, we enjoyed our dining experience and will definitely go back!  If you go, tell them the Shurts Realty from RE/MAX VICTORY sent you!

March 1, 2017

Tips from a new girl in town...

My story take me back about 18 months.  I was actually born in Cincinnati Ohio and lived my first 5-6 years in Cleveland. My mother had 4 children in succession and then we moved to Florida!  Dayton realtor Deanne Parker

After that I've been a lifelong Floridian and so has my fiance'.  I've always had a love for the snow and cold weather, which I know sounds crazy!  Trust me you can get enough of the heat down south. 

So one day after I lived a lifetime in Florida, my fiance' receives a great job offer in Dayton Ohio!  We have always enjoyed adventure and so here we are.  Eighteen months ago my fiance' moved and I followed 6 months later on Valentines Day.

I've never looked back.  I love this area! 

Dayton area parks

I'd like to share with you a little tip each week on all the fun around here! First, there are so many wonderful Dayton area parks!!   And you can wear a sweatshirt!  There are hills, trails and rivers that run!   If you haven't checked out the area, you really owe it to yourself.  What a treasure!  So we walk these beautiful trails and commune with nature in all it's glory.  

This is just one wonder we discovered.  I hope you take the time to enjoy these marvelous walks...next time I'll tell you about Driving Country Roads!  

Great fun for the new girl!

Call me for all your real estate needs.

Deanne Parker, REALTOR


Feb. 25, 2017

Beautiful Bellbrook Home For Sale on 5 acres

Spectacular homes are not found everywhere and don't always come on the market when you are looking to buy a home.  This custom built ranch home with basement is located in Sugar Creek Township, just outside of Bellbrook, Ohio on five acres.  

The detailed Craftsman style is wonderful, inside and out.  The curb appeal of the stone work  and wood detailing of the exterior make it a house you want to stop on the road for a longer look.  The appeal of the natural stone is brought into the house and notice in the entry way as you see the 2 store fireplace as the focal point of the great room.

But there is much more to see....the large open kitchen invites you in to cook or conversation.  The other feature that is just wonderful is all of the windows!  Sunshine coming in and the view onto the property which included a gigantic stamped concrete patio, inground pool with pool house with bath and kitchenette, and a large pole barn completes the property.  

The master bedroom is on the west side of the home and features a sitting area, walk-in closet, double-sided fireplace (that can also be enjoyed from the luxury bath!)  The master suite also has it's own entrance into a section of the patio that features a firepit.

The lower level of the home is finished with recreation room with bar, day-light windows, bedroom with bath, media room, playroom, exercise room, and large storage room.

If you would like to tour this amazing property in Sugarcreek Township, just give Bellbrook real estate agents Don & Cyndi Shurts a call at 937-604-5194.  They would be happy to give you a private tour.  You can view more photo here on the site, by following this link for 541 McBee Rd, Bellbrook, OH. 

Feb. 22, 2017

New Agricultural Community Ready to Build near Lebanon Ohio

One of the hottest trends in real estate are agrihoods.  Instead of a typical neighborhood with an HOA covenant, residents in the agrihood development pay into a CSA (community supported agriculture) and receive their weekly portion of seasonal produce and pasture raised meat from the community farm.


Aberlin Springs is a new agricultural community located 2 miles off I 71 on Snook Rd in Union Township.  The development sits on roughly 140 acres and is centered around Finn Meadows Farm.  As well as having access to the farm, owners will also have the ability to use the Wellness Center.

Pendragon Homes is the current developer of the project with plan to build 140 homesites on the land.  Right now, there are 2 levels of homes being built.  Manor homes which are on larger lots beginning in the $400's and Cottage homes which start in the $300's.

 If you have any interest in this type of agriculture living, please give us at call at 937-604-5194!