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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Olsen Ziegler Realty
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2010 

Cleveland home sellers need to understand that no matter what the media says, no matter how gloomy the Cleveland real estate statistics look, no matter if you see for sale signs splattered all over neighborhoods around Greater Cleveland with no pending nor sold riders on them, that... It only tak...
05/31/2010
My wife Julie, son, his two friends and I just spent a few hours today at the Berea's National Rib Cook-Off at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio. They have over a dozen vendors serving up all kinds of ribs: pulled pork, baby-back barbequed ribs, tons of sauces, beans, slaw, corn, and...
05/30/2010
oadview Heights has Briarwood Golf Course, a public, 18-hole golf course that also has a newer (some lots are still available for building) community embedded -- an upscale, maintenance-free lifestyle of detached, cluster homes built by Petros Homes, an exceptional local builder. I have a home li...
05/30/2010
When a REALTOR meets with a seller to discuss the sale of their home, Cleveland home sellers would be wise to focus on four key concepts of (in order of importance): Demand Price Condition Marketing You should visualize these four concepts as building blocks that sit on top of each other, with th...
05/29/2010
Here is a tip that can help Cleveland Ohio home buyers and sellers: Pay attention to the seller's residential property disclosure form.  This form is required for sellers of  residential properties with 1-4 dwelling units that is by sale, land installment contract, exchange, lease with option to ...
05/29/2010
JUST SOLD - 7504 Farnum Avenue Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130 - Charming Cape Cod   I just helped a buyer purchase a home at 7504 Farnum Avenue in Middleburg Heights, OH 44130. Sale Price: $130,000. Current Asking Price: $144,900. Original Asking Price: $149,900. This charming cape cod has beauti...
05/29/2010
The Active Rain Realtor Nationwide Survey about Ohio. Ohio has three major cities: Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.  There are two minor-league players in the smaller cities of Toledo and Youngstown. Cleveland, where I practice real estate, is indeed a study of contrasts.  Cleveland was ground...
05/23/2010
I have been showing a TON of homes these past few months and one thing rings true over and over and over again here in Greater Cleveland and here is a home selling tip: Condition Matters. You may think your shag carpeting from the 70s is still fine -- it's not. You may think your avocado colored ...
05/23/2010
Cleveland Mortgage Broker Mark Kellogg was sentenced this past week to 14 years in prison and ordered to pay 6 million dollars in restitution for mortgage fraud. Cleveland's Slavic Village was decimated by the foreclosure and subprime mortgage crises and it is any one's guess how long it will tak...
05/23/2010
Many home buyers and sellers in Greater Cleveland Ohio are aware of Zillow's Zestimates.  I am amazed sometimes at how much home buyers and sellers erroneously rely on this information as an indication of how much their home is worth. As a former real estate appraiser, residential REALTOR, broker...
05/17/2010
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