buying a home in cleveland: Cleveland OH Real Estate - Short Sale Home Buying Seminar - 08/24/10 12:51 AM
Cleveland OH Real Estate - Short Sale Home Buying Seminar
FREE Home Buying Seminar in Cleveland Ohio
 
 
 
LEARN:
*    How To Purchase A Cleveland OH Short Sale, Foreclosure or Bank Owned Property
*    Financing Options, Changes In The Law, Credit Score Rules
*    How To Use The Internet To Find A Home In This Cleveland Metropolitan Area
WHEN:
Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:00AM
WHERE:
Keller Williams Realty Greater Clevland
29225 Chagrin Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44122
216-346-3235
Seating is limited. Please contact us to RSVP.
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This post is provided compliments of The Schuman Team, Keller Williams Realty Greater Cleveland. The Schumans … (2 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Real Estate Agents Are Not Just Door Openers - What A Buyer's Agent Really Does - 07/16/10 10:37 AM
Real Estate Agents Are Not Just Door Openers- What A Buyer's Agent Really Does



 
 


There are a lot of home buyers out there that think real estate agents merely drive people around, unlock doors and let people inside homes.  Some even view us as glorified taxi drivers.  However, the truth is that during the course of a transaction, we end up "wearing many hats" as the process is quite complicated.  With that in mind, we are writing today to educate home buyers of the many benefits of using a buyer's agent.
Here is just a small list of … (42 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Cleveland Ohio Real Estate - Access To Home Denied Until Title Transfer! - 05/20/10 07:00 AM
Cleveland Ohio Real Estate - Access To Home Denied Until Title Transfer! 
 

 
Once a buyer writes an earnest money check and invests time and money in a home inspection and appraisal, they often feel entitled to some sort of rights to the home.
However, here's the reality: until title transfers, the home still belongs to the sellers. The buyer  does not own the home yet and  has no rights to get inside the home after inspections and prior to possession.
We understand that buyers get excited about their new home. They can't wait to show it to their family, friends, and … (3 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Cleveland Ohio Real Estate - What Happens After The Home Inspection - 05/11/10 12:51 PM
Cleveland Ohio Real Estate - What Happens After The Home Inspection


  
In this article, we will discuss the post-inspection process when buying a home here in Cleveland and give suggestions on how to move forward in a smooth manner in order to get what you want.
At this point in the process, we will assume that you have thoroughly gone over the inspection report and discussed issues of concern directly with the home inspector. While discussion here will be limited to post inspection issues only, you can read about the entire buying process by viewing the link below:
 A Complete Guide To Buying A … (4 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Buyers- Open Your Mind And You May Be Surprised What You Find - 02/04/10 11:10 PM

 
Whenever we have our initial meeting with our buyers, we always ask them detailed questions about what they are looking for in a home. Included in our list of questions is "what 3-5 things must your next home have?" We then go on to formulate a list of "must haves" and "wants" in an effort to find them the right match.
In our experience, however, at least 50% of buyers end up buying something that did not fit their original parameters. Although buyers may say they absolutely positively need something, they will often fall in love with a home that … (7 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: How To Get A Great Deal When Buying A Home - 01/13/10 10:56 PM
How To Get A Great Deal When Buying A Home


Let's face it, everyone wants a deal when buying something, especially when it comes to a big ticket item like a home.  This post is for all the buyers out there that have been waiting for the right "deal" to come along, yet haven't been able to make a final buying decision. 
We must warn you though that we're not going to describe some crazy revolutionary 3 step program on how to buy a home on the cheap, like you may see some supposed "guru" do on late … (9 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Cleveland OH Real Estate - How Much Can I Get That Home For? - 12/15/09 08:10 AM
Cleveland OH Real Estate - How Much Can I Get That Home For?


When working with buyers, we are often asked this question and the simple answer is this: we don't know!
I realize it may sound shocking that someone who professes to be a real estate professional would openly admit to not having an answer about something related to real estate, but the answer is complicated.
The final purchase price of a home depends on many variables, the most important being the sellers motivation. However, until the negotiating process has been played out, there really is no way to determine … (29 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Buying A Home In Cleveland - Where To Buy, East Side or West Side? - 10/28/09 05:26 AM
Buying A Home In Cleveland - Where To Buy, East Side or West Side?




If you are relocating to Cleveland and don't know the area, it can be difficult to figure out where to buy a home. The last thing you want to do when buying a home in Cleveland is rush into buying in a location that you will later find to be less than ideal. Many people relocate here and make the mistake of buying without giving a lot of thought to location. This article will discuss the importance of location and some key things to … (2 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Buying A Home In Cleveland - The Complete Guide Part 6 - 08/24/09 08:26 AM
Buying A Home In Cleveland - The Complete Guide Part 6 of 7 - What Happens After Acceptance

In an effort to help educate those buying a home in Cleveland, we have put together a 7 part series that will explain the entire home buying process in detail. Although our focus will be on the Cleveland market, many of the ideas discussed can be applied to other areas of the country as well. We recommend that you read the first 5 articles in the series at some point, preferably prior to reading step 6 as all of the information relates to … (0 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Buying A Home In Cleveland - The Complete Guide Part 5 - 08/22/09 10:02 AM
Buying A Home In Cleveland - The Complete Guide Part 5 of 7 - Negotiating An Offer

In an effort to help educate those buying a home in Cleveland, we have put together a 7 part series that will explain the entire home buying process in detail. Although our focus will be on the Cleveland market, many of the ideas discussed can be applied to other areas of the country as well. We recommend that you read the first 4 articles in the series at some point, preferably prior to reading step 5 as all of the information ties into each … (0 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Buying A Home In Cleveland - The Complete Guide Part 4 - 08/20/09 01:03 PM
Buying A Home In Cleveland - The Complete Guide Part 4 of 7 - Writing An Offer

In an effort to help educate those buying a home in Cleveland, we have put together a 7 part series that will explain the entire home buying process in detail. Although our focus will be on the Cleveland market, many of the ideas discussed can be applied to other areas of the country as well. We recommend that you read the first 3 articles in the series prior to reading step 4.
Our first article, Step 1, was on "The Initial Consultation - Formulating … (2 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Buying A Home In Cleveland - The Complete Guide Part 3 - 08/18/09 03:10 PM
Buying A Home In Cleveland - The Complete Guide Part 3 of 7 - Selecting and Viewing Homes

In an effort to help educate those buying a home in Cleveland, we have put together a 7 part series that will explain the entire home buying process in detail. Although our focus will be on the Cleveland market, many of the ideas discussed can be applied to other areas of the country as well. We recommend that you read the first 2 articles in the series at some point, preferably prior to reading this.
Our first article, Step 1, was on "The … (0 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Buying A Home In Cleveland - A Complete Guide Part 2 - 08/16/09 03:41 PM
Buying A Home In Cleveland - The Complete Guide Part 2 of 7 - Getting Pre-Approved
In an effort to help educate those buying a home in Cleveland, we have put together a 7 part series that will explain the entire home buying process in detail. Although our focus will be on the Cleveland market, many of the ideas discussed can be applied to other areas of the country as well. Our first article, Step 1, was on "The Initial Consultation - Formulating A Game plan" . Please feel free to read it as it will give you a solid foundation in … (2 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Cleveland Ohio Real Estate: Top 10 Reasons Why You Will Like Moving To Cleveland - 06/10/09 12:50 AM
Cleveland Ohio Real Estate: Top 10 Reasons Why You Will Like Moving To Cleveland
 
It's been over 13 years since the Schuman Team moved to Cleveland from Washington, DC.  At the time, we knew so few people and even less about the area.  How could Cleveland, Ohio possibly compare with the beauty and excitement of Washington? 
Well, it didn't take very long for us to become attached to the area. During our time here, we've lived in Cleveland Heights, Pepper Pike and now reside in Solon.  Along the way, we've discovered why Cleveland is such a great place to live and why we … (5 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Cleveland Real Estate: Buyers - Is The House You See On Line Really Available? - 05/30/09 12:23 AM
 
Cleveland Real Estate: Buyers - Is The House You See On Line Really Available?
 
Most home buyers use the Internet for their home search, but many popular websites do not always reflect the most updated information. Therefore, it is helpful to have Cleveland real estate listings sent directly from an agent as this information is fed directly by their local Multiple Listing Service and is the most reliable and accurate data available.
Another important factor to consider when viewing Cleveland real estate on line is that there are different categories used to convey the given standing of a home, usually listed under a "status" … (5 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Cleveland Ohio Real Estate: How To Make Sure You Don't Overpay For A Home - 04/19/09 11:37 PM
There are a ton of buyers in every market, especially here in Cleveland. However, many are just looking at homes but not taking action as they are afraid of paying too much for a home. If you are a buyer who is serious about moving forward with your home buying needs, here are some tips to make sure won't overpay for your home:
Have The Home Appraised- Having the home appraised will protect you from overpaying. If you are getting financing, this will be performed by your bank or lender.  They are looking to protect themselves in the deal and in doing so, will … (9 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Buying A Home In Cleveland -Common Terms Used By Real Estate Agents - 03/19/09 11:48 PM
Buying A Home In Cleveland -Common Terms Used By Real Estate Agents


 
If you are buying a home in Cleveland,you will most likely work with a real estate agent who will use language and terminology that you do not understand.  An agent may say they will go into the MLS, find some great comps and send you a CMA, and you will simply smile and nod your head knowing full well you have no idea what they are talking about.
In an effort to educate the consumer, we have compiled a list of common words and terms that real … (2 comments)

buying a home in cleveland: Buying A Home In Cleveland - Why Using A Buyer's Agent Is Important - 03/10/09 12:39 AM
Buying A Home In Cleveland - Why Using A Buyer's Agent Is Important
Buying a home is an exciting yet complicated process. There is a lot to know about buying real estate and many obstacles that must be overcome on every transaction. This article will focus on buying a home in Cleveland and specifically why using a buyer's agent is important. While many things discussed here can be applied to buying a home anywhere in the US, every state has different rules and procedures so we may mention some things that are specific to our area only.
THE HOME BUYING PROCESS … (3 comments)

 
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