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The lovely subdivision of Greenbriar offers a variety of cluster homes for those 55 and older. Among the many amenities to be enjoyed are a beautiful pool, clubhouse, and tennis courts, acres of nature conservancy, and miles of walking trails. The monthly maintenance fee includes landscaping and snow removal.
The Village condos in Seven Hills are conveniently located off Broadview Rd. on Village Dr. just (0 comments)
Cincinnati Agent Attacked at Open House...Some Common Sense Precautions! - 02/27/09 02:05 PM
Today I read an article about a Cincinnati agent who was attacked while closing up her model home around 6:00p.m. on super bowl Sunday. The attacker appeared at the front door with a ski mask on, and while she told him she was closed and shut the door, by the time she got to the garage door to lock it, he was there and attacked. She was able to fend him off and he ran off.She was lucky. I know we all have horror stories to tell and I personally know of an attempted rape of an agent with whom I (9 comments)
My Client Met With a Builder's Rep Without Me.. - 02/26/09 10:12 PM
You guessed it . It happened to me today. I have a lovely client that is kind, respectful of my family, respectful of my time, grateful for everything I have done for her, so appreciates my honesty and thinks me to be a sincere person. The perfect client.But today she e-mailed me about a new home she had seen. It was not clear in her e-mail if she had seen it on line or had actually been inside. But, she had actually been inside and met with the rep and talked about lots, extras, etc... She all but signed on the dotted (24 comments)
I have watched my daughter who is 14, play softball, since she was about 5 years and it is without a doubt my favorite pastime. She's become quite the pitcher and hitter over the years, often getting doubles and triples, and being the pitcher in the last inning of the championship game 2 years ago, which they won! I look forward to it every year and this year will be no different, though much more challenging as she is now in the 14-18 league and the competition is pretty stiff. But just like all city sports there are deadlines and (4 comments)
You've Purchased a Home Well Under the County Valuation...Can You Get Your Property Taxes Reduced? - 02/25/09 08:17 AM
With so many homes selling below the county valuation, many buyers are wondering if they can get their property taxes reduced. While I may not be able to answer that with a resounding yes, I can point you in the right direction to get the process started. If you do not agree with the assessment of your property taxes you do have the right to appeal that valuation with the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision. In Cuyahoga County, the auditor, the treasurer, and the president of the board of county commissioners each appoint members to the board of revision. There are (8 comments)
I've been blogging for about 4 months now and felt I just had to publicly thank some people: Vickie McCartney. Owensboro, KY..I don't remember exactly how I found Vickie, but I do know that when I picked up the phone to ask her some questions she spent 2 hours with me on the phone and here was the advice she gave me Reciprocate..When someone comments on your blog, take the time to comment on theirs. It's a way of building relationships and a great learning tool.Join groups that interest you and post to the 5 group maximumUse plenty of (15 comments)
Welcome to Central Bark Doggy Day Care-One of Broadview Heights's Newest Businesses - 02/24/09 05:59 AM
Today I had the pleasure of meeting Peggy Farrell-Kidd, the owner, together with her husband Bruce, of one of Broadview Heights Ohio's newest businesses:Central Bark Doggy Day CareConveniently located at 3001 Towpath Rd, off Broadview Rd. just south of Edgerton, I think it will be THE place to take your four legged best friends. Peggy will officially open her doors on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 and I wish her every success. It would appear that she has left no stone unturned when comes to the very best care for your beloved pet.Here's a typical day at Central Bark (may vary slightly) (10 comments)
Bye Bye Birdie Playing Soon at Walsh Jesuit High School's CenterStage Theatre! - 02/23/09 09:20 AM
Be sure to mark your calendars so that you can attend the CenterStage Theatre's performance of: Bye Bye Birdie Bye Bye Birdie is the musical that takes a hilarious look at the early Elvis rock era of the late 50's and the teenage craze associated with it has been a favorite among theatre goers for many years. According to David Banks, the director, "We will bring our own special creativity to this show and promise to give the audience a tremendous theatrical experience."I have only seen a few shows at Walsh, most recently the fall production of The Matchmaker and (2 comments)
Fabulous Friday Fish Frys at Assumption Church in Broadview Heights Ohio! - 02/22/09 08:58 PM
If you've never been to a Lenten Friday Fish Fry at Assumption Church in Broadview Heights, Ohio (9183 Broadview Road) make it a point to come to at least one, and bring a bunch of your friends..you won't be disappointed!Our fish frys have often received coverage by the local t.v. stations. The dates are as follows and all are from 4:00p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 Mar. 7 Mar. 14 Mar.21 Mar.28 Apr. 4 I have been a member of Assumption Church since 1990 and have both worked at and enjoyed the fish frys for many years so I know first (4 comments)
One of The Best Upgrades We Ever Made To Our Home! - 02/21/09 03:06 PM
A few years ago during a bad winter in Cleveland I noticed about 1 foot of solid ice in the valley of our roof that leads to the gutter behind my garage. The back of the garage converges with the ceiling of my dining room. Having seen many homes suffer damage from these ice dams, I was naturally concerned so I said to my husband, "Honey we just have to do something about this ice. If we don't I'm sure we will get water down the back of our garage wall or worse, down our dining room wall, and that would be (10 comments)
Brecksville Ohio and Surrounding Communities Bank Owned Homes - 02/21/09 10:19 AM
Below you will find a table of bank owned homes in Brecksville, Broadview Heights, North Royalton, Independence, Seven Hills, Parma, Parma Heights, and Seven Hills, Ohio. It is important to note that these are strictly bank owned homes and that there are many more in foreclosure proceedings and various stages of short sales. All information obtained from NEOHREX and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.If you may be facing foreclosure, read my article on the help that is available here.
If you would like to buy or sell a home in Broadview Heights, or in the surrounding communities, (7 comments)
Briarwood Golf Club in Beautiful Broadview Heights Ohio - 02/20/09 01:37 PM
Some time ago I ran into friends while they were having lunch. They told me of the wonderful experience they had just had with John Knezevich, the owner of Briarwood Golf Club.They called John about having their son's First Communion party at Briarwood. They went on and on about how thrilled they were when John actually answered his phone, and how accommodating he was to their needs. They mentioned that he would allow them to bring in a cake, unlike so many other places they had called, who were very rigid in their rules.So I met with John and found him (4 comments)
Pilgrim Inn in Brecksville Ohio to be Replaced by a Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation Facility - 02/20/09 11:22 AM
For many years the Pilgrim Inn was a landmark in the heart of Brecksville, but has been defunct for quite some time. As it happens, it is located on the same grounds as our beautiful office of ReMax Trinity.In November, Brecksville residents voted for a rezoning of the property that would allow a skilled nursing/rehabilitation facility to be built in place of the Pilgrim Inn. If this were to happen, it would be so wonderful for those who have been lifelong residents of Brecksville and surrounding communities to be able to go here for rehab. This will give those folks an (0 comments)
Below are market statistics for ACTIVE, CONTINGENT (1/1/09-2/18/09), PENDING (1/1/09-2/18/09) and CLOSED (1/1/09-2/18/09/) properties, along with the average prices where applicable in the following communities of Broadview Heights Ohio. Please note that the closed transactions may have gone under contract in November or December. MacIntosh Farms New Hampton Country Lakes Wiltshire
All information obtained from NEOHREX and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Please contact Barb Szabo for more information on your area. I'd be happy to talk with you. (2 comments)
Assumption Church of Broadview Heights Ohio Helps the Poorest of the Poor in Thomazeau Haiti - 02/18/09 08:18 AM
For many years now the wonderful parishioners of Asumption Parish in Broadview Heights, Ohio have shown their generosity to the poorest of the poor in Thomazeau, Haiti.Teams of volunteers were formed to go to Haiti to help these starving people by providing electricity, water, and food. Last year, $20.00 paid for food for 1 child for 1 year. Think about that....food for one year. This year it will take $30 as the price of rice has risen.Many of these children are without shoes as well so Assumption Church is collecting shoes of all kinds, (except high heels) for the poor people of (4 comments)
Brecksville Ohio's Fabulous Recreation and Community Center. - 02/17/09 04:49 PM
Step with me inside the state of the art recreation and community center in Brecksville Ohio. You're in for a treat! This fabulous building is 48,000 square feet and includes: jogging track stage basketball and volleyball courts fitness area walking track locker rooms saunas whirlpool day care kids game room kitchen community room indoor pool outdoor pool The field house is 10,650 square feet with: glass backboards wood flooring elevated track 2 half size courts for volleyball and basketball The 25 yard Natatorium features a one meter diving board with a series of glass doors that overlook the outdoor pool. The (4 comments)
Brecksville Ohio's Mayor Hruby to Deliver State of the City Address - 02/17/09 05:23 AM
Brecksville residents, mark your calendars for Mayor Hruby's State of the City Address to be held onWednesday, February 25th, 2009at 6:00p.m. for a social hour and at7:00 p.m.for the addressThe event is being sponsored byThe Brecksville Chamber of Commerceand will begin with the presentation of the Chamber's annual Citizen of the Year Award andThe Business of the Year Award This will be followed by Mayor Hruby's addresswhich will includea question and answer session. On Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 the Mayor will also host a "Conversation with the Mayor". This is a chance for residents, especially older and physically challenged residents (0 comments)
Barb Szabo Quoted in Local Paper! - 02/15/09 12:44 PM
A short while ago I wrote a post titled "You never get a second chance to make a first impression", which was about preparing your home for sale.A few weeks ago, our owner forwarded an e-mail to all the agents in the office which she received from a reporter from our local paper, The Sun Courier. (The article was not available electronically). The reporter wanted agents' top ten list of things a seller should do to prepare their home for the spring market.I didn't waste any time formulating my list and sending it off to Linda Chojnacki, along with links to (12 comments)
C'mon Broadview Heights Ohio...Let's Get Recycling!!! - 02/14/09 11:16 AM
I have lived and worked in Broadview Heights, Ohio since 1990 and my parents moved here in 1999. We all love this beautiful city and can truly call it home. We love it for: the small town feel but with city amenities the great recreation department which includes soccer fields and baseball diamonds where I have watched my daughter play many games the many places of worship the excellent school system the neighbors that have become friends the great places to dine and shop the wonderful people that make this city great The beautiful and diverse housing So I must admit (7 comments)
Broadview Heights Ohio Enjoys Cozumel's for Excellent Mexican Cuisine. - 02/12/09 07:09 PM
When I'm in the mood for Mexican food the first place I go to is Cozumel's in Broadview Heights. The food is hot, fresh, fast, and delicious, and the wait staff is terrific and a lot of fun. As you will see from the pictures below, Cozumel's is fun and festive on the inside to!
As soon as you are seated , a basket of warm chips is brought to the table with their homemade salsa, mild or hot.
Among my favorites are the guacamole (the best in the city, IMHO) and the chicken quesadilla (9 comments)
Brecksville Ohio Enjoys Austin's Wood Fire Grill! - 02/11/09 06:46 AM
The first wonderful thing you notice about Austin's Wood Fire Grille is the hint of smokiness in the air. That's followed by the mouth watering aroma of steaks and ribs being prepared on the grill!I asked Erik Martinez, who co-manages Austin's with Phil Skoczen, "What do you love most about Austin's?" and he replied , "The wood fire grill which uses a natural hardwood."The atmosphere is very cozy, with a welcoming fireplace and friendly wait staff.
Austin's is open 7 days a (6 comments)
Market Report for January 2009 for Brecksville Ohio and Surrounding Communities - 02/10/09 08:36 PM
Below you will find the number of active, contingent, pending, and closed sales for the month of January 2009. It is important to note that many of the active listings were on the market before and re-listed in January, and the homes that closed were likely from contracts that were written in November and December.
You may want to visit the following pages for other market reports of the above areas. Market Statistics 2007 vs. 2008 Market Statistics By Price Please contact Barb Szabo for more information on real estate in your area. All information obtained from NEOHREX and is (2 comments)
Broadview Heights Ohio Enjoys Docs Bar and Grill! - 02/09/09 02:21 PM
Whether you just want to sit by the bar, have a beer and enjoy a sports event on one of the many plasma screen t.v.'s, have lunch or dinner with a friend, or grab a bunch of your pals for some dancing or karaoke, Doc's is the place to go.Located at 1100 W. Royalton Rd. in Broadview Heights Ohio, Doc's is owned by Vince LaMaida. Vince knows what it takes to bring people to Doc's: 2 projector screen T.V.'s 13 plasma screen T.V.'s Live entertainment Thursday through Saturday including d.j.'s and bands to keep things lively. Be sure to visit (5 comments)
Real Estate Taxes 6 Months in Arrears in Cuyahoga County Ohio..What does That Mean for Sellers? - 02/09/09 07:27 AM
Over the years I have found there has been much confusion over what it means to be 6 months in arrears on your real estate taxes, and what that means to you when you sell your home.In Cuyhoga county Ohio, and in many surrounding counties, we are typically billed in December and June, with payments being due in January and July. In January of 2009 when we, (or our lender), paid our real estate taxes, we paid for the FIRST HALF of 2008. In July of 2009 when we, (or our lender), will pay our bill it will be for the SECOND Half (2 comments)
State of the City Address for Broadview Heights Ohio by Mayor Sam Alai - 02/08/09 01:20 PM
Broadview Heights Ohio Residents Mark your Calendars for this Thursday's State of the City Address byMayor Sam Alai. Mayor Alai has been in office for a little over one year and Thursday is your chance to hear about his accomplishments thus far and his goals for the future. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. 6:00 p.m. Piper's III Restaurant on Broadview Rd. Sponsored by the Broadview Heights Chamber of Commerce $10.00 includes appetizers and soft drinks Cash bar For reservations call 440-717-1199 by Feb. 10th, 2009 Broadview Heights, "The Highest of the Heights" For information about real estate in Broadview Heights, please contact Barb (0 comments)
Valuable Tax Information from Chicago Title! - 02/06/09 04:30 PM
The valuable information below is reposted with the permission of Marie DeMio of Chicago Title. Along with this, also remember that most of us are 6 months in arrears on our real estate taxes.Please contact me and I will be happy to explain it further. Be sure to visit my website for more information on real estate in your area.
I have had many calls recently regarding tax appraisals and how to contact your county auditors, so I thought I would forward this information and the link to the site where it is provided. And be sure to remind your (0 comments)
Market Statistics '07 vs. '08 for Brecksville, Broadview Hts., N. Royalton, Independence, Seven Hills, Parma, Parma Hts., and Garfield Hts., Ohio - 02/06/09 04:10 PM
Below you will find market statistics showing the average list and average sale prices in 2007 and 2008.Although there was a decline in the average sales price in all the communites listed, it it certainly not as severe as other parts of the country.In addition, pending sales are off to a good start and activity is increasing. So if you have been thinking about selling your home, now would be the time to do it. And don't forget to check out my blog on Ten Affordable Tips for Sellers to Get your Home "Market Ready". For more information on homes (2 comments)
Attention Sellers: Ten Affordable Tips for Making Your Home "Market Ready!" - 02/03/09 06:27 AM
A short while ago I wrote a post about getting your home ready for the market, "You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression" . Spring is right around the corner and many of you will be offering your homes for sale soon, so there's no better time than the present to offer a few tips to get your house ready for the market! Now is the time to start the "spruce up" process. Here are 10 reasonably priced things you can do to get your home "market ready" and maybe even increase your chances of getting it (8 comments)
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