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2010 

Today the Association of Foreign Investors reported the results of its most recent survey that the United States is still the best place in the entire world to invest in real estate! 51% of those surveyed claim that U.S. real estate presents the greatest opportunity for capital appreciation, whic...
01/18/2010
It's hard to believe that some 42 years have passed since Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered by an assassin's bullet. Today the Maltz Museum of Jewish History here in Beachwood, Ohio paid tribute to Dr. King with guided tours of An American Story, the theme of which was "Stop the hate, the stru...
01/18/2010
Mortgage foreclosures rose 20-percent over 2009 and according to RealtyTrac the crisis is far from over.   The culprits thus far of course have been over-valued housing and poor lending practices and now unemployment is taking its toll. The next wave of foreclosures will likely be the result of O...
01/17/2010
SHUT-UP, CLEAN-UP & GET LOST! Apologies if this sounds harsh but Sellers please consider the following: You may have a terrific personality so it perhaps comes as a surprise that the last person a prospective buyer wants to run into at your house is you! This holds true whether it's an open house...
01/17/2010
If you believe that your Cuyahoga County property taxes are too high and you think that you can make a good case for a property tax tax reduction based on some real solid evidence, you have until March 31, 2010 to file a complaint with the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision. You can complete the C...
01/16/2010
MY HOUSE SHOULD SELL FOR MORE THAN MY NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE! Few absurdities compare with getting locked into an imaginary competition with a neighbor who made a bundle on their house and has since moved on! We understand your frustration. But even if your house is superior in every single respect to ...
01/16/2010
HUD SUSPENDS HOME FLIPPING RULE HUD today announced a "temporary" one-year measure which overturns its previous prohibition of allowing buyers who receive an FHA loan from selling or "flipping" the purchased property for 90 days or more. HUD says its motivation for the temporary policy reversal i...
01/15/2010
CLEVELAN EASTERN SUBURBS 2010 MARKET UPDATE  FROM 1/1/2010 to 1/14/2010 STATUS   SHAKER HEIGHTS     BEACHWOOD    CLEVELAND HTS.   UNIVERSITY HTS. Active Properties          261            60            414            114 Sold Properties             5              0              14                ...
01/14/2010
This is a heads-up for anyone who lives in or around Beachwood, Ohio or who may be visting the area. On Monday January 18, 2010 from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is holding its annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The best part ... ADMISSION IS FREE! My fat...
01/14/2010
"I'm listing my house with XYZ Realty because they offer one-stop shopping which includes an in-house mortgage and title company." There's nothing wrong with real estate companies that offers these services. Many consumers prefer the convenience of one-stop shopping. Many real estate brokerages ...
01/14/2010
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