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Safety While Driving Should be Our First Priority...Not Closing the Deal. - 03/31/09 06:18 AM
We've all heard some horrific stories of people dying in car accidents due to using their cell phones while driving. I recall one such accident involving 5 teen aged girls who had just graduated from high school, looking forward, no doubt, to the the wonderful future that lay ahead. I remember thinking when I saw their pictures that one was more beautiful than the next.The details of the accident indicated that the girls were going to their parent's summer home to celebrate their graduation. Behind them were the boys that were going to join them. Cell phone records showed that 2 minutes (10 comments)
A Letter From My Daughter... - 03/30/09 03:47 PM
A few days ago a letter arrived in the mail addressed to me but I did not recognize the handwriting. I opened it to find the following letter from my daughter Erin, age 14.
I've have always known just how special she is. Since she was a little girl she has shown a kind heart, a generous spirit, a forgiving nature, a sense of humor and love that goes beyond her years. When she was in about the 6th grade one of the Moms at school told me how wonderful Erin was and that she was mature beyond her (16 comments)
Students from Walsh Jesuit High School, Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Will Compete in Heritage National Music Festival in Chicago! - 03/28/09 04:14 PM
The Performing Fine Arts of Walsh Jesuit High School represent a group of highly talented and dedicated students and directors. I recently attended the school's Center Stage Theater's Performance of "Bye, Bye Birdie" and was blown away by the kids's preparation of their roles and their incredible talent. Next weekend the Harmony Gold Show Choir, Vocal Jazz Choir, the Chamber Choir and The Madrigals will travel to Chicago to compete at the Heritage National Music Festival. My daughter will be among those competing, both in the show choir and the jazz choir. Good Luck To All The Students And TeachersI Know You (2 comments)
Here are the details of this much anticipated event:When: Saturday, April 4thTime: Peter Cottontail arrives by fire truck at 9:15 a.m. and will give the signal to start at 10:00a.m.Where: Broadview Center, 9543 Broadview RdParticipants: Residents from babies to kids age 10In the event of rain the hunt will be moved indoors to the recreation center. Eggs will contain candy or a gift certificate for a grand prize and all "hunters" will receive a chocolate Easter treat. This (2 comments)
Great News for Ohio Home Buyers....But for a Limited Time! - 03/28/09 09:45 AM
Great news for Ohio home buyers. Effective, March 23, 2009 buyers who close on their homes after that date may be able to take advantage of The Ohio Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program. It is limited to the first (approximate) 1000 first time home buyers and is on a first come, first served basis. The program could last 2-3 months, or longer or shorter.Here's the really great news. This program can be used together with the federal stimulus for first time buyers who qualify. Under the MCC, the federal tax credit is based on the amount of home loan interest paid (8 comments)
Broadview Heights Ohio Announces Summer Festival Has Been Cancelled. - 03/25/09 08:36 AM
Yesterday the city of Broadview Heights Ohio announced that the summer festival, which so many people, residents and non-residents alike have enjoyed for years, has been cancelled. They cited worries about the lack of sponsors, and not the same level of spending by the attendees, fearing they would likely be in the red when all was said and done.I can only remember one other time in the years that we have attended (about 14) that the fest was canceled, though I can't remember the reason.What I do remember is the wonderful time my daughter has always had at this event. For (9 comments)
Loan Officers... A Good One Is Worth His or Her Weight in GOLD! - 03/23/09 08:05 AM
Recently I received an internet lead through my company. The potential buyer and I exchanged a few e-mails and then had a very nice conversation about her wants and needs in house. She is a single Mom with a grade school age child. She wants a home near her son's school and day careShe does not want to overextend herselfShe is aware of a special down payment assistance program in a particular city city for which she has already applied and been approved .So then I asked her if she was pre-approved and she said yes and offered to e-mail me the (6 comments)
Open House at 2403 Lincoln Ave. in Parma Ohio on Sunday, March 22nd From 2-4 - 03/21/09 06:01 AM
2403 Lincoln Ave. Parma, Ohio OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 22,2009 FROM 2-4 Lovely brick and stone ranch offers 3BR, 2.5 baths, a huge finished basement, a large yard with an 84' frontage and a 2 car garage. New roof, ~ 3 years old with complete tear off, comfortable living room w/woodburning FP and new carpeting, dining room with newer carpeting and access to covered porch, eat in kitchen, all bedrooms with hardwood floors and master bedroom has built ins, fantastic basement has 5 finished rooms including a rec room w/woodburning FP, office, laundry room with full bath adjacent to it, and 2 (7 comments)
The Gas Man Cometh....To Drill For Oil/Gas On Your Land! - 03/20/09 10:51 AM
There's a knock at your door and when you open it the gas man is there. But it's not the gas man from your local gas company who has come to check out your home because you smelled an odor of gas or to put in a new meter.No, this is the gas man from a company that wants to DRILL for oil/gas on or very near to your property.He explains to you that: the project will require X number of acres and that all the homeowners involved will "throw in" a certain portion of their land (no title transfer of any (4 comments)
the district is comprised of all of Brecksville, most of Broadview Heights and a small portion of North Royalton routinely ranked by Cleveland Magazine as one of the top suburban districts has received the highest possible rating on the state mandated District Report Card since 2000 before and after care called BeeKeepers Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District Chippewa Elementary School built in 1962 visit here for more information (2 comments)
If you would like to buy or sell a home in Broadview Heights Ohio or in the surrounding communities, please call me at 440-263-7496, or you may want to visit my website for more specific information on (2 comments)
Buyers: I will Not Answer Some of Your Questions So Please Don't Ask Them. - 03/16/09 08:27 AM
Over the years I have been asked questions that I cannot answer because it would be a violation of the Realtor code of ethics or civil rights law.Here are some questions that buyers should not ask their agents because we cannot answer them, along with the answers you will get from me: Is this a safe neighborhood? I don't know what your idea of safe is. You may want to visit the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office website or applicable county's website. http://sheriff.cuyahogacounty.us/ What is the racial or ethnic makeup of this neighborhood? For me to answer that would be a violation of (21 comments)
Some of you may have seen this already but I thought it was worth posting. This "live" nationwide search site shows the power behind the REMAX name and how many consumers are searching the REMAX site to find about everything from homes for sale to home values, neighborhood information, schools, mortgage information, foreclosures and so much more. As you can see from the link it's in the beta stage but should be ready soon!
If you would like to buy or sell a home in Broadview Heights Ohio or in the surrounding communities, please call me (6 comments)
Open House Sunday March 15th from 2-4 at 805 Bittersweet Dr. Seven Hills Ohio - 03/14/09 10:08 AM
Be sure to put this beautifully remodeled home on your list for tomorrow! 4BR, 2.5 Baths (remodeled) updated kitchen with ceramic floor and newer countertops, master bedroom with private bath, newer windows and all new carpeting, finished walk out basement with FP. Take Broadview Rd. and go east on Ridgewood to Bayberry. Bittersweet is off Bayberry. See you there!
I came across these quotes by Abraham Lincoln and was struck by their honesty (today we might use the word transparency), and the clarity in his vision. One might say that a lot has changed in the last 150 years but seeing these quotes , you could argue that, in what matters most, little or even nothing has changed.Enjoy! These are but a few.Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these great (11 comments)
2403 Lincoln Ave. Parma Ohio 44134 - 03/13/09 10:05 AM
Brick and stone ranch w/2 car attached garage on a double lot! 3 Bedroms,2.5 baths, 2 fireplaces and a finished basement.
Lovely brick and stone ranch offers 3BR, 2.5 baths, a huge finished basement, a large yard with an 84' frontage and a 2 car garage. New roof, ~ 3 years old with complete tear off, comfortable living room w/woodburning FP and new carpeting, dining room with newer carpeting and access to covered porch, eat in kitchen, all bedrooms with hardwood floors and master bedroom has built ins, fantastic basement has 5 finished rooms including a rec room (3 comments)
Sherwood Highlands and Royal Valley, North Royalton Ohio Market Report for the last 3 years - 03/13/09 07:58 AM
Sherwood Highlands and Royal Valley are 2 lovely subdivisions in North Royalton Ohio. Below you will find the statistics for both for the past 3 years. This information is obtained from Neohrex and is deemed reliable but guaranteed. If you would like to buy or sell a home in one of these areas or in the surrounding areas, please call Barb Szabo or visit my website. I'd be happy to help you. Below is the strong internet exposure I will give your home when it's listed with me. If you would like to buy or sell a home in North Royalton (0 comments)
Wiltshire in Broadview Heights Ohio, Market Report ...the last 3 years - 03/11/09 12:41 PM
Below you will find market statistics for the lovely golf community of Wiltshire in Broadview Heights Ohio for the last 3 years. All real estate statistics are obtained from neorhex and are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. If you would like more information about Wiltshire or any surrounding communities, please call Barb Szabo or visit my website. Read my other posts about Wiltshire and Briarwood Golf Course If you would like to buy or sell a home in Broadview Heights, or in the surrounding communities, please call me at 440-263-7496, or you may want to visit my website for more specific (0 comments)
Meadow Ridge Estates Broadview Heights Ohio..the last 3 years - 03/10/09 04:47 PM
Below are the statistics for sold homes in Meadow Ridge Estates in Broadview Heights Ohio for the last 3 years. All information is taken from Neorhex and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. If you would like to buy or sell a home in Meadow Ridge Estates or in any of the surrounding communities, please contact me at 440-263-7496 or visit my website. I'd be happy to talk with you. Here are some other reports on Broadview Heights neighborhoods. MacIntosh Farms and New Hampton Broadview Heights Country Lakes and Windsor Woods If you would like to buy or sell a home (2 comments)
Timbers and Emerald Woods Brecksville Ohio Market Report..the last 3 years. - 03/09/09 05:58 PM
Below you will find market statistics for the last 3 years in The Timbers and Emerald Woods, Brecksville Ohio. Although there was a decline in market values from 2007 to 2008, it is not nearly as much as in many other parts of the country. All information is obtained from neorhex and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed .If you would like to buy or sell a home in the Timbers or Emerald Woods, or any of the surrounding communities, please contact Barb Szabo at 440-263-7496 or visit my website.
If you would like to buy or sell a home in (0 comments)
New Hampton and MacIntosh Farms Broadview Heights Ohio Real Estate...the last 3 years. - 03/09/09 08:15 AM
One can see from the chart below that there has been a decline in sold homes in both MacIntosh Farms and New Hampton, though it has not been severe and in the case of single family homes in New Hampton, there was a slight increase from 2008-2009. All information is obtained from Neohrex and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. For more information on either of these communities or other communities where you would like to buy or sell a home, please contact Barb Szabo at 440-263-7496 or visit my website. (3 comments)
Parma Ohio Grant Program is Back...But For a Limited Time - 03/07/09 09:59 AM
Great news! Parma Ohio Grant Money is Back!!!!!!Here are some important points of this program. The buyer must have a pre-qualification/pre-approval letter for a mortgage in the amount of $70,000 or greater from a bank/lending institution Purchasers will receive a down payment assistance LOAN of 10% of the purchase price up to a maximum of $10,000.00 The loan will be at zero percent interest for a period of 5 years to be reduced at a rate of 1/60th per month of ownership and occupancy, and secured by a second mortgage lien on the house. Lien shall be released by the city (12 comments)
Country Lakes and Windsor Woods, Broadview Heights Ohio..Three Year Sales Trend - 03/07/09 08:08 AM
Below is a look at the trend for the past three years in Country Lakes and Windsor Woods, Broadview Heights Ohio.These statistics are obtained from neohrex, the multiple listing service and are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. They do include any foreclosed or short sale homes that were listed. There have been foreclosed homes in both of these subdivisions that have contributed to the decline, but it is still not as severe as in many parts of the country where some homes have dropped by 50% or more. If you would like to buy or sell a home in Broadview (5 comments)
Offered at $214,900 Built in 1972 with ~2116 square feet Beautifully remodeled 4BR 2.5 bath bi-level offers newer windows, furnace, trim work,light fixtures plus brand new carpeting throughout. Lovely eat in kitchen w/newer ceramic floor and corian counter tops, dining room w/sliders leading to deck, remodeled baths with ceramic floors and gorgeous new vanities. The finished walk out basement includes a fireplace, wet bar, new carpeting and sliders to nature stone patio. The utility room has plenty of storage and a door to the backyard. The (5 comments)
Brecksville Broadview Heights, Ohio and Surrounding Communities Market Report the Last Three Years - 03/05/09 12:46 PM
Below you will find the closed sales and their average prices for the listed communites. While it is not a great picture, it is an accurate reflection of the market and one you need to be armed with if you are going to buy or sell a home in the near future. If you would like more specific information about your area or what your home is worth, please contact Barb Szabo. I'd be happy to help you. All information is obtained from Neorhex and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
If you would like to buy or sell (3 comments)
Information on Bank Owned Homes in the Southern Suburbs of Cleveland Ohio - 03/04/09 07:56 AM
Below are the bank owned homes for the stated time period. Please note that there are many more homes that are in the short sale or foreclosure process. All information is obtained from neohrex and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Please see my article Foreclosure Prevention Resources for Ohioans if you have questions about the foreclosure process. If you would like information on real estate in your area, please contact Barb Szabo. I'd be happy to help you. (1 comments)
If you have never been to Olde Salem Chocolates and Fine Gifts in Broadview Heights, do yourself a favor and stop in there. You will not be disappointed. Owner P.J. Salem offers not only the finest Amish made chocolates but also a wide assortment of gifts, including great jewelry and beautiful decorative pieces for your home.
P.J says her goal when designing her shop was to give it an old world feel and I think she succeeded beautifully. From the moment you step in you feel welcomed and the aroma from the chocolates is tantalizing to (11 comments)
For more information on the above areas or the area where you live or would like to live, please contact Barb Szabo. I'd be happy to help you. Below you will find a sampling of where I will market your home through Point2homes.com
Market Report 1/1/09-2/28/09 for Brecksville and Surrounding Communites - 03/02/09 07:56 AM
Below you will find the active, contingent, pending and closed sales for both single family homes and condos in the areas listed for the first 2 months of this year. All information is obtained from neohrex and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Please note that those homes in the closed, and pending statuses likely had contracts written on them in December and January.
If you are interested in selling your home, here is the type of exposure your home will get.. Please contact Barb Szabo for more information. I'd be happy to talk with you.
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