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highly anticipated summer tradition, sponsored by the City of
Akron, features the biggest and baddest rib vendors vying for cash
prizes and bragging rights as they travel from Ohio, Texas, South
Carolina, New Jersey and Tennessee. On stage during the festival
will be Bruce in the USA, Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E
Street Band; Elevation, the International U-2 Tribute Show; and The
Machine performs Pink Floyd.
Come for the
amazing food, stay for the fun! The 66th Annual Italian-American
Festival has something for everyone! Enjoy fireworks on Saturday
Night, great Music like "1964"...The Tribute, Michael Sonata, La
Flavour, and Aftermath, special children's entertainment at Lock 4
(for kids and kids at hearts!) and Catholic Mass Sunday at the
Akron Civic Theatre.
African American Festival
Sunday, July 21
The 33rd annual Akron African American Festival is Sunday, July 21
at Lock 3 in Downtown Akron, sponsored by The Akron African
American Cultural Association and the City of Akron. The festival
hours are 11 am (gates open) to 10 pm (end of concert). Continuous
music performances from the Lock 3 stage beginning at noon. This is
a family friendly festival, and admission is FREE until 5:00 pm.
After 5:00 pm Admission of $5 is charged. African cultural items,
food and beverage are available for purchase.
17 & 18 More than 120,000 hamburger fans have
enjoyed family fun, great entertainment and one ofthe largest
assortments of hamburgers ever assembled in one place. The Food
Network filmed the festival
for a segment on their hit show "Unwrapped". Local media, including
television, radio and print are always on-site for the annual
event.The festival is held at
historic Lock 3 Park in beautiful downtown Akron. The festival
raises money each year for one of Akron's favorite charities, the
Akron Children's Hospital.
David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio! (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Figuring out home values when the market is still in flux is
truly a job for experts. We have seen the national real estate
market begin to rebound, and expect Akron Ohio home values to soon
start to reflect movement as well. Most local homeowners are in the
habit of keeping an eye on area home values. But especially for
anyone considering buying or selling this summer, estimating their
home’s value is one of the first items on the agenda.
To get you started, there are a couple of different methods to
help establish a ballpark estimate of what your home may currently
Certainly the quickest and easiest tool is the calculator on
Bank of America’s website, at http://realestatecenter.bankofamerica.com/tools/marketvalue.aspx.
This free online calculator uses accumulated public record data
joined with other factors to produce an estimate of home values.
All you need to do is enter your address and wait for the
I do have to put in a word of caution, though. Like any computer
program, it’s fast and precise --but also maddeningly capable of
disregarding what we humans think of as ‘common sense.’ So, while
it is fun and interesting to get this kind of readout, it’s at best
a ballpark estimate (and at worst, downright
There are many, many sites boasting quick
estimates -- variations of the same idea and pulling from
slightly different data sets -- but the approach they use to
calculate home values stays the pretty much the same. You only need
to enter your address and there you go: instant estimate.
While these calculators are great at aggregating data, nothing
replaces human input. Real estate is, after all, the very
definition of a local occurrence, so if you’re looking for more
than an estimate, it’s time to call a good local Realtor.
When an experienced
local Realtor creates their professional estimate, (called a
Comparitive Market Analysis) it not only takes into account
the trends for properties closest to yours, but also incorporates
real life features -- such as the curb appeal your home and garden
offers right now. The better kept your property is at any given
time, the greater its estimated value should be. A Realtor can
also suggest the small changes that work best to enhance a
If you have been considering selling a home and are curious
about today’s Akron Ohio
homes values, call or email
me anytime for a complimentary, no obligation (and 100%
human) consultation! Thank you.
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