carla harbert: UNDER CONTRACT - North Ridgeville Home in Ohio - 10/30/15 11:39 PM

33959 Harding Avenue in North Ridgeville is UNDER CONTRACT! List Price: $150,000.
This "like new" Cape Cod home featured 3 nice sized bedrooms with one on the main floor, one and a half baths, open kitchen/dining area, spacious living room with a loft style flair, fireplace, full basement partially finished. Fenced backyard with wood tiered deck off the back, plus a storage building.  Freshly painted in light neutral decor.
This is one special home inside growing North Ridgeville where crime rates are low and schools are great.
Live in North Ridgeville and thinking of selling? I've got buyers... give me a … (4 comments)

carla harbert: Motivational, Inspirational Quotes - 11/19/14 10:59 PM
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.   
~Les Brown
This quote was shared with me earlier this week - which is so very, very true. Sometimes if you think you can't ... basically, you can't - your thoughts have already put that doubt in your mind. Right?
It is easy to fear the unknown, but unless you are willing to do something different, reach out and try - don't expect any different results.
Make it a great day and try something new. The keys to success is not only following what works, but continue to "watch" as "other … (1 comments)

carla harbert: Preparing for Next Week ..... - 11/19/14 10:44 PM

As Thanksgiving Day approaches ... many are taking advantage of days off work/school, leaving on vacation to see family or have days of fun/relaxation.
Those preparing Thanksgiving meals are looking at old recipes or perhaps willing to try a new one, as thoughts are in place on what to fix and how much.
This is also a time, for us in the real estate field, where we reflect on all the clients we have served throughout the many blessings. Without clients - real estate agents are forced to enter other fields of work, so we really must appreciate all … (0 comments)

carla harbert: Broker's Open - May 13th from 12 noon until 2 pm - 05/11/14 01:34 AM
Broker's Open, Tuesday - May 13th from 12 noon until 2 pm.
Location:  4020 Shore Drive, Lorain OH  44053
(Right on Lake Erie Shores - Lakeside)
Yes, this unique Lake Erie Waterfront Home has panoramic views from all rooms and levels. On approx 1.19 acres. Deca Pentagon in design, custom built in 2003 - featuring 2.6 construction, Hardi Plank Siding, Amish Trim Work and Detail, Rain Sensored Skylights, Marvin Tinted Windows, Custom Kitchen by Virgil's - and so MUCH more!
Stop by on Tuesday for a tour of this fabulous home … (5 comments)

carla harbert: OPEN HOUSE: 424 Golden Russett Blvd, Amherst OH 44001 - 11/02/13 10:15 PM
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday 11:30 until 1:30 pm, November 3rd
Just Reduced! Was $245,000 - NOW asking $238,995
Picture Perfect both inside and out! Impressive foyer with open staircase and balcony - 4 bedroom colonial,  Spacious living room (approx 21 x 28) with stone fireplace. Formal dining room. Gorgeous Kitchen loaded with cabinets, countertop area, pantry, and handy breakfast bar plus eat-in area that looks out into the fenced backyard. 1st floor master suite with whirlpool jetted tub/private bath, large walk-in closet. 2nd floor guest suite w/private bath, HUGE walk-in closet and skylights. 4 bedrooms total (3 on the second floor). Jack … (2 comments)

carla harbert: 375 Stable Drive in LaGrange Ohio 44050 - OPEN HOUSE - 07/25/13 09:51 PM
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, July 28th from 2-4 pm
Great buy in Pheasant Run Subdivision in LaGrange! Asking $55,000.  3 bed stylish ranch with golf course views. Attached garage. Newer carpet in living room, dining room and hallway. Newer vinyl flooring in kitchen. Even comes with a One Year Home Warranty for Buyer! Listed by Carla Harbert, Re/Max Omega @ 440-309-5209.

carla harbert: Buyers: Looking Online for that Perfect Dream Home? - 05/26/11 06:54 PM
Thinking of buying a home? Are you looking online for that perfect dream home? Do you know what steps to avoid? Have you been running away from a REALTOR when you should be running towards one? Are you working with a real estate agent now? Have you ever heard of the statement "Buyer Beware" or "Buyer's Remorse" ????
 Certain strategies should be put in place once you become serious in wanting to purchase real estate. Buying a home should be exciting. Just look around - inventory of homes are plentiful! Interest Rates remain historically low while most mortgage loan programs are … (0 comments)

carla harbert: Gas Saving Tips on Pumping Gas - - 05/14/11 06:34 AM
  A close relative of mine who lives in California, plus is in the gasoline industry for 31 years, sent me this information regarding gas-saving tips. I felt this was really good information to share with all of my activerain readers:
Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon … (19 comments)

carla harbert: BEWARE of the Seller's Property Disclosure!! This includes YOU! - 04/20/11 08:59 AM
Yes, beware of the Seller's Property Disclosure - there may be more than what is actually stated. I am living proof of that fact. Being a real estate agent, I should have known better.
Here is my living proof:
J) Do you know of any current flooding, drainage, settling or grading or erosion problems affecting the property? answer by seller: Yes. 
Please describe:
When heavy rains, the pond overflows.
Ok, sounds understandable enough... but failed to tell us that most of our acreage goes underwater! This is the 4th time this year of severe flooding. And at times, you can't even … (7 comments)

carla harbert: What the Heck? - 04/18/11 10:54 AM
That's right ... What the heck?
I am reading a quote from the Bank of America CEO claiming that "...some people shouldn't be thinking of their home as an asset" ???  which is coming from an article I just finished reading. Again, I say, What the Heck?
Perhaps someone in the financial field would not consider a home an "asset" if there is a mortgage against it, but many home owners have "equity" and when is "equity in a home" NOT an asset?
In my opinion, real estate is an asset in so many ways, from those of us who … (1 comments)

carla harbert: Want to be a part of a positive networking group in Lorain County? - 04/18/11 09:40 AM
Want to be a part of a positive networking group in Lorain County? If you are a Woman Business Owner - please read on...
Meetings take place on the first and third Thursday of each month at various locations throughout Lorain County, Ohio. Meetings start at 6 p.m. and usually consist of dinner, 30 second commercials, featured business(es), and a guest speaker.
Our calendar is open to the public, but you must have a yahoo ID to access it online. A downloadable PDF version of our schedule and additional information about our group is located at  Our next meeting will … (1 comments)

carla harbert: Another great quote I wanted to share - Make it a great day! - 04/12/11 02:28 AM
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way."Eileen Caddy, Author Just wanted to share another great quote that was sent to me by a friend. We should always reach for the stars - staying positive and motivated, servicing others with a smile, leaving a mark in this world and knowing "you" really made a difference in someone's life. So, make it a great day and … (8 comments)

carla harbert: 314 Erieview Blvd, Sheffield Lake OH 44054 - Just Listed - 04/05/11 03:32 AM
Within Walking Distance of Lake Erie Shores and Public Beach Area! Just listed - Asking $100,000.
Features: 3 Bedroom Ranch, finished basement, 2.5 car detached garage on landscaped lot. Pride of Ownership shines both inside and outside this very affordable home. Great location, just off Lake Rd and close to I-90, nice area of homes. Public golf course just one street away! For more details and information, please call: 440-309-5209.
Listed by Carla Harbert, Re/Max Pros of Westlake, Ohio.

Don't miss out! - Great opportunity to have a home within walking distance of Lake Erie Shores … (0 comments)

carla harbert: 16158 Bowfin Rd, Brook Park OH 44142 - Just Listed! - 03/21/11 12:37 PM
Introducing 16158 Bowfin Rd, Brook Park OH 44142 - just off I-71, great location. Asking $129,900 for this 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, full basement with detached 2.5 car garage. Newer carpets.
Spacious home of approx 1520 sf, not counting basement. First floor consists of 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living room, kitchen-dining area. Second floor features the fourth bedroom offering LOADS of storage space and built-in dresser.
The nicely sized kitchen area (approx 14 x 22) has newer flooring & newer kitchen cabinets that extend the entire length of one wall - loads of countertop area! Sliding glass doors open to the … (4 comments)

carla harbert: Weather Art - Photo taken just outside the GM Building in Brook Park, OH - 03/11/11 08:06 AM

Weather Art: Winter in Ohio.  This photo was taken just outside the Parma Metal Center - Stamping Plant in Brook Park, OH.  Heavy, wet snow blanketed our area overnight. The snow is so pretty to look at, makes excellent photos- but I am so ready for spring to arrive! Temperatures are expected to hit 45 on Saturday, so this pretty white stuff will be disappearing shortyly.

carla harbert: New Union Center for the Arts Fundraiser in Oberlin, Ohio - 03/05/11 09:23 AM
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011 ~ 7:00pm-11:00pm
440-774-7062 BEFORE MARCH 12!
Please join us for a night of fun & games MAD* Factory style. This is not your typical fundraising event! Think of it as a carnival for big people! Featuring game booths, delicious food, circus performers and more!
Tickets are $20 for individuals or $35 for couples.
Your Frolic will include:
New Union Center for the Arts  Al Harker as Emcee  … (0 comments)

carla harbert: Flooding in Lorain County, Ohio - Can you see my driveway? - 03/05/11 04:02 AM
After an accumulation of snow, then a heavy rain with warmer temperatures - this is what my front yard looked like. You can't even see my driveway! The flood water came into our pole barn and the back detached garage this past Monday. This weekend was going to be the clean up and dry out day ... but guess what? More rain!! Any ideas on how to quickly dry out the interior of a cement floor building?


carla harbert: 17732 East Parkway, LaGrange OH 44050 - OPEN HOUSE!! - 03/04/11 04:16 AM
OPEN HOUSE, Sunday - March 20th from 2-4 pm
17732 East Parkway, LaGrange OH 44050 (Pheasant Run Area of Homes)
Directions: From Rt 301, turn west on Biggs Rd, then south onto Whitehead Rd, then turn west onto Meadow Lane, then south onto East Parkway. Signs will be posted.
Golf Lovers View with NO rear neighbors makes the perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Very quiet street, nice area of homes within Pheasant Run. Great curb appeal. Priced at $109,500. Nice 3 bed, 1.5 bath home with full basement, 2 car attached garage. Storage building in the backyard will … (0 comments)

carla harbert: 490 Arabian Ct, LaGrange OH - Open House Sunday, March 20th from 2-4 pm - 03/04/11 04:02 AM
490 Arabian Ct, LaGrange OH 44050 **NEW PRICE - NOW $37,500**
Directions: Pheasant Run Area of Homes. From Route 301, turn west on Biggs Rd, then south onto Whitehead Rd, then turn west, onto Meadow Lane, then turn south onto Fairway Drive. Arabian Ct will be the 1st street off Fairway, on your left. Signs will be posted.
Original List Price was $42,000 - reduced now for a quick sale price of $37,500! Plus seller will help with closing costs!!
Keystone Schools. Why rent? Escape your landlord and enjoy the freedoms that home ownership offers. Three bedrooms, 2 baths with many … (0 comments)

carla harbert: 127 Westwood MHP, Amherst OH 44001 - asking $17,500 - 02/12/11 04:15 AM

So affordable and in GREAT condition, both inside and out. Tastefully decorated and painted with today's modern colors. Feels like NEW inside with recently remodeled kitchen and bath, newer flooring, paint & more. You'll be impressed with the spacious kitchen area with pantry. Roomy living room. Nice sized covered patio area - perfect place to relax or for a summer cook-out. Double car paved parking. Storage Building will remain. Master bedroom offers large closet area with built-in dressers/drawers. Lot rent of only $240 is SO reasonable for the area - includes snow removal of street, trash and sewer costs. Low … (4 comments)