northeast ohio real estate: Gates Mills Ohio - A Secluded Oasis - 07/10/16 11:32 PM
Gates Mills Home for Sale 
If you're like these sellers - busy entrepreneurs who wanted a place to take the stress out of their lives, than this outstanding Gates Mills home is for you.
This captivating ranch style home was revived from a drab & neglected house into an oasis. Formerly a 3 bedroom house, 2 bedrooms were turned into an amazing master suite with a dream closet and custom bathroom built for two. The home has been opened for a modern look and feel, yet still provides a warm and inviting atmosphere. The lower level with second fireplace is great for … (0 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: 9 Ways To Rid The Real Estate Shakes For NE Ohio Homeowners - 10/05/14 12:24 AM
9 Ways To Rid The Real Estate Shakes For NE Ohio Homeowners
 
Often, anxiety comes from feeling powerless over your outcome. The sale of your largest asset is scary and having this sale be driven by the  Northeast Ohio Real Estate market happenings and in the hands of so many  -  buyers, buyer’s advocates, real estate agents, appraisers, inspectors, bank underwriters, and others, can bring on anxiety at an extreme level when selling your Northeast Ohio Home. 
 
 
 Truth - you have control & power to influence the outcome of your home’s sale 
 
You have control & power 
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northeast ohio real estate: Pig and Whiskey in Downtown Willoughby Came and Went - 09/03/14 11:04 PM
Pig and Whiskey in Downtown Willoughby Came and Went and if you missed it, you missed a lot of fun!
 

 
 
From what I hear, you'll have another chance to have a blast at the Pig and Whiskey, this was their inaugural kickoff to an annual event in Downtown Willoughby.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
...and, The Pig and Whiskey is where we celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary! So, thanks for throwing us a great party! We especially loved listening to Uncle Kracker! 
 
 
 
 
 

 
We celebrated with some great friends, our kids and a … (4 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: Northeast Ohio Real Estate Safety Concerns - 09/02/14 01:31 AM
Northeast Ohio Real Estate Safety Concerns
You've probably heard the multitude of stories involving crimes against real estate agents or houses being robbed by criminals. A recent blog on Inman News, by J. Philip Faranda   'It’s time to tell agents they can no longer meet with complete strangers in empty houses,' has me thinking about several scary moments during my own career selling Northeast Ohio Real Estate. In the past year alone, I've had to call another agent for help regarding my own personal safety and have called the police department to check on a house after I caught a person unlocking one of … (11 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: 8 Things to Check at a Final Walk Through for NE Ohio Home buyers - 08/28/14 09:44 PM
8 Things to Check at a Final Walk Through for Northeast Ohio Home Buyers
 
A Final Walk Through is a common pre-closing step for Northeast Ohio Home Buyers. People frequently ask, "What should I look for during the final walk through?" Here's a reference list of 8 items to look for during the final walk through. 
 
Agreed Upon Items - If your contract included agreed upon items such as draperies, gas logs, window units, or other such items, you'll want to make sure those are in place. Appliances - If the appliances are staying with the home, make sure they're in working order. Turn the … (8 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: 30 Things Zillow and Trulia CAN'T do for NE Ohio Buyers and Sellers - 08/21/14 01:55 AM
30 Things Zillow and Trulia Can't do for Northeast Ohio Buyers and Sellers
 
Zillow and Trulia are resource tools for searching or initial information gathering of the home purchase or home selling process.  While Zillow and Trulia can be helpful to the home buyer or home seller, there is a lot they cannot do.  Read our blog post on How to Use Trulia and Zillow When Buying or Selling in Northeast Ohio.
 
What Zillow and Trulia Cannot Do for Northeast Ohio Home Buyers or Home Sellers...

 
They Can't Be Loyal to Just You They Can't analyze the information They Can't provide options to help … (26 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: How to Use Trulia and Zillow when buying or selling in Northeast Ohio - 08/20/14 11:42 PM
How to Use Trulia and Zillow when buying or selling in Northeast Ohio
 
Trulia and Zillow are resource tools and best used in the initial process of exploring the idea of either purchasing a home or selling a home in Northeast Ohio.
 
I suggest using in the initial process because not all of the information on either site is accurate, nor do all of the brokers choose to stream their office's listing information to Trulia and Zillow.
 
Often, I receive calls from Northeast Ohio Home buyers asking about 'xyz' listing and the listing is not on the market … (6 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: 2nd Quarter Stats for Cuyahoga & Lake Counties - 07/20/14 12:58 AM
2nd Quarter Stats for Cuyahoga & Lake Counties 
 
Below are the 2nd Quarter Year over Year stats for Cuyahoga and Lake Counties in Northeast Ohio 
 
If you've heard the National information on the news, you'll quickly notice we are not following the National averages.  Many cities across the States are reporting extremely low or no inventories. In Northeast Ohio, we have many to choose from.
 
Cuyahoga and Lake County Real Estate Markets are seeing the Beautiful homes that are priced right being snatched up, while the Ugly homes or Overpriced homes are sitting and sitting.
 
Real Estate is … (2 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: You Have a Calming Effect on Me... - 07/15/14 11:56 PM
Buying a home or Selling a home can be very stressful, each on their own, combine the two and it definitely can get a bit tense.
 
I was meeting with one of my clients who was doing just that, selling a current home and purchasing a new one.  I usually meet in person so that I can truly focus on that one individual, read their body language and determine their emotional levels.  
 
When I walked in to talk with my client about the details of the home inspections on both the purchase and sale (yep, everything was happening at once), … (13 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: Willoughby Condo for Sale Big Turtle I - 07/14/14 04:03 AM
Willoughby Ohio Condo for Sale in Big Turtle I
 
 
Unlike Many Units on the Market Now, this Outstanding Townhouse Style in Big Turtle I in Willoughby Ohio is Move in Ready. 
 
This Willoughby Condo exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere with a host of updates. Features that make this 2 bedroom 1.5 Bath with 1 Car Attached Garage Extra Special...
 
Condo faces a wooded and scenic space, perfect for sitting on the patio Updated and maintained throughout the years Extra Large Bedrooms  New Carpet in master bedroom Kitchen remodeled Kitchen appliances will remain with condo In Suite … (0 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: The Soul of a Home - You can't see it, but it's there. - 04/30/14 08:57 PM
 The Soul of a Home - You can't see it, but it's there.
 
I've had Debb James' fabulous post on my mind when I was out showing houses last evening.  I arrived at the home about 10 minutes prior to my client, so I went inside to turn on the lights and just get the house ready for them.  As soon as I opened the door it hit, the home's soul and it was a beautiful one too!  I smiled thinking back to Debb's post and I waited for my clients to see what they would say too.  Often, we've … (4 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: Another Mentor Home for Sale by Team Pappas - 04/28/14 03:12 AM
Another Mentor Home for Sale by Team Pappas
 
Team Pappas is excited to share this Beautiful and Well cared for home in the Mentor Ohio Real Estate Market. 
This Outstanding Colonial Style Home in Mentor Oh with 4 bedrooms and 1.5  baths is Ready to Be Seen and Bought.  This home exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere with a Host of Updates. It's so inviting, it's hard to leave!  
 
Features that make this Mentor Home with 4 Bedrooms and 1.5 Baths Extra Special
Rear Yard is spacious and beautiful A Deck that is perfect for gatherings Large Eat-in Kitchen has been updated and opens … (6 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: Northeast Ohio 1st Quarter Stats Comparing 2013 to 2014 - 04/15/14 12:27 AM
Northeast Ohio 1st Quarter Stats Comparing 2013 to 2014
The most asked question I hear is 'How's the Real Estate Market'?In case your inquiring mind wants in on that answer, I've put together First Quarter, year over year Northeast Ohio  Tri-County Real Estate statistics for you (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake).  If you'd like to get more details about your specific neighborhood, just let me know.In the first graph below showing the year over year first quarter comparison of the Average List Price to the Average Sale Price in Northeast Ohio Counties of Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake, we can see there has been overall improvement. … (1 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: What's Making Northeast Ohio Houses Sell Fast? Hidden Gems! - 03/28/14 12:28 AM
What's Making Northeast Ohio Houses Sell Fast? Hidden Gems!
 
Ever wonder why some houses on the Northeast Ohio Real Estate Market just sit and sit and sit, while others are just snatched right up?  It's the Hidden Gems that make Northeast Ohio Houses sell fast! 
These Hidden Gems, or should I say Hidden in Plain Site, are the little something specials that catch the Northeast Ohio Buyer's eye and motive them to act fast and buy now.
 

Let me share a Northeast Ohio Buyer story with you.  We worked with a young couple who, when we met for our … (9 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: Should I Get a Home Inspection When I Buy a Northeast Ohio Home? - 08/15/13 01:38 AM
Should I Get a Home Inspection When I Buy a Northeast Ohio Home?   
 
Common questions or concerns when a person is buying a home in Northeast Ohio are home inspections, the types of home inspections and should they get a home inspection.  
 
 
If a Northeast Ohio Home buyer is purchasing a home Without Septic or Well, the typical home inspection options are.
 
General Home Inspection - An overall inspection of the condition of the Northeast Ohio Home being purchased.  The major components of a General Home Inspection are (a) to Evaluate the physical condition of … (3 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: First Step for Northeast Ohio Home Buyers - 08/14/13 01:25 AM
First Step for Northeast Ohio Home Buyers 
 
A Frequently Asked Question I get is - What is the First Step in Buying a Home?
 
A Home Buyer Consultation and Orientation is the First Process in helping my Northeast Ohio Home Buyers.
 
This First Step for Northeast Ohio Home Buyers  orients the buyer to the buying process and helps me to get to know the buyer better.  We go over the home buying steps from beginning to end, answer questions, and give referrals for related services if needed, such as mortgage officers or inspectors.
 
 
 
 
 
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northeast ohio real estate: Real Estate News - Is it True? Northeast Ohio - 07/20/13 05:05 AM
Real Estate News - Is it True?  Northeast Ohio
 
The reporters trying to deliver the Latest News in Housing have forgotten to stress that Real Estate is Local. 
Real Estate is Local and Specific.  *    Is it True that Housing Inventory is Low in Northeast Ohio?  In some areas and in specific price ranges, the answer is yes.  There are some neighborhoods that are just down right HOT-HOT-HOT, while others are still struggling in home sales.  I've seen the biggest pick up in sales under $250,000, while the upper range prices and luxury homes still not moving quickly in … (2 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: Concord, Ohio Real Estate - 5 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths For Sale - 03/17/11 09:33 AM

Northeast Ohio Luxury Home For Sale   10588 Oakmont Way, Concord Ohio 44077   5 Bedroom 4 1/2 Baths     Exactly what you would expect from such an exquisite home! TRULY A HOME THAT IMPRESSES! The Grand Entrance of this Northeast Ohio Luxury Home For Sale grabs your attention immediately with the interior beauty and vista.   Northeast Ohio Luxury Home for Sale brings a Beautiful blend of traditional layout and contemporary style with dynamic architectural details. Living room pops with voluminous ceilings - opens to the library/music room.   Open Kitchen invites an easy flow for entertaining family and … (9 comments)

northeast ohio real estate: Ready to Sell Your House - Part 1 - Getting it Ready - 03/10/11 08:26 AM
So the Super Bowl is becoming a faded memory and here in Northeast Ohio we we're emerging from hibernation.  In Northeast Ohio that means the Spring Real Estate Market is here!Ready To Sell Your House - Part 1 let's talk about Getting it ReadyIt's no secret that the real estate market is a bit tough right now and you will have some stiff competition.  Let's use Willoughby, Ohio as an exampleHere we can see that in the last few months there have been around 200 homes for sale in Willoughby, Ohio and of those, 8 - 13 homes have sold.So the question is - … (5 comments)

 
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