moving to the cleveland area: Bay Village Schools named to Best Music Communities in America 2013 - 03/29/13 11:02 PM
  In an extremely rigorous and detailed assessments of its exemplary music program, the Bay Village City School District has been named once again to the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education list. This marks the tenth consecutive year that the district has been named to this prestigious list.
Each of the schools from across the country receiving the “Best Communities” designation scored in the 80th percentile or higher in the survey's grading process. The districts were measured across curricular and programmatic criteria as well as public support of their music programs.
Participants in the survey answered detailed questions about funding, graduation … (0 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: Market shift- Marketing Changes are needed. - 03/24/13 10:40 PM
With the current market shift agents and other related professions have noticed that they are getting to bed latter again... and that is a good thing.  We are all seeing a positive change and it is very exciting.  I thought I share the trend I am seeing with this market shift and what I have been doing to address this.   
Low, low inventory of particular home types.  One level, easy mobilty and maintenance home.  There is a trend here in the Avon Lake surrounding areas of people asking for these homes Sure there is an abundance of one level homes … (2 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: Bay Village Ohio Green Team - 03/20/13 11:53 AM
The Bay Village Green Team is a group of volunteer Bay Village residents who meet on the second Tuesday of each month at th
e Community House (303 Cahoon Road).  The team works with the Mayor, City Council and City employees to develop and implement plans that will make Bay Village a more sustainable community.  All residents are welcome to participate.
Check out the new Green Team recycling video 
Green Team wins Trash Oscar for  "Best Supporting Cast".   This dedicated group of Bay Village residents was recognized by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District for helping to "green" the city by implementing programs to increase:
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moving to the cleveland area: So what is a secondary offer? - 03/14/13 09:14 PM
A secondary offer is essentially a back up offer that has not been accepted.  It {the secondary offer} stands second to an accepted (primary) offer on the same property.  The secondary offer potentially becoming the accepted offer if the contingencies of the primary offer can not be met. Examples of this could be financing can not be achieved, the buyers existing home need to be sold, the home must appraise at  price offered or higher, the home inspection is not completed or the buyer is unsatisfied with the findings of the home inspection. There are usually firm time lines that all contingencies … (2 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: Avon Lake 2012 Citizen of the Year Project - 02/21/13 09:07 PM
Avon Lake Community Council is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Citizen of the Year and Project of the Year awards. The Citizen of the Year nominee must be a resident of Avon Lake and should have provided a significant amount of volunteer work to the community. The Project of the Year can be any service, school, city or citizen project that made a significant contribution to the community. The deadline for nominations is March 15th.. Nomination forms are available below, City Hall (first floor), the Avon Lake Public Library and through all organizations belonging to the Community Council. All nominations … (0 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: Avon Lake Area Open Houses: 5214 Parkhurst, Sheffield Village Sunday 1-3 - 02/19/13 12:28 PM
Open this Sunday from 1-3PM.... 5214 Parkhurst in Sheffield Village...This fantastic, updated Ranch-condo is located in a private community just minutes from Lorain County Community College. Many updates include skylights, new flooring in Kitchen/Dining area/Foyer, and updated kitchen cabinets. Open, vaulted Great Room with gas fireplace.

Recently painted w/neutral colors. New floors in bathrooms. Master bath has shower and Jacuzzi tub. Newer roof, young water heater and furnace. Sunroom can be a closed off room or sliding doors open to expand great room. The condo complex has a well organized and monitored maintenance program. Priced at 135,100. this one will not … (1 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: Preventing Water Damage by Keeping Gutters Clean - 01/12/13 01:36 PM
  Often, water damage to a home is not the result of flooding or leaky pipes—it’s the result of clogged gutters.  Leaves and debris can cause your gutters to get backed up and clogged.

 
When your gutters don’t properly drain water, it can potentially become a danger to the roofing, siding, and windows of your home.
It’s important to clean gutters to ensure proper drainage. If gutters get clogged up, they can create a number of problems for property owners including:
Bent gutters Wood rot Foundation damage Excess pressure on gutters which can cause leaking or separation Erosion of landscaping Providing a home for rodents, … (3 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: Great Sheffield Village Condo waiting for a young family. - 01/05/13 08:02 AM
 5214 Parkhurst in Sheffield Village...This fantastic, updated Ranch-condo is located in a private community just minutes from Lorain County Community College. Many updates include skylights, new flooring in Kitchen/Dining area/Foyer, and updated kitchen cabinets. Open, vaulted Great Room with gas fireplace.

Recently painted w/neutral colors. New floors in bathrooms. Master bath has shower and Jacuzzi tub. Newer roof, young water heater and furnace. Sunroom can be a closed off room or sliding doors open to expand great room. The condo complex has a well organized and monitored maintenance program. Priced at 135,100. this one will not last.  Call 440-476-0234 for … (0 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: 1518 Peach Drive, Avon Ohio... SOLD in 7 Days - 01/03/13 08:43 PM
WOW! The ultimate entertainment home is here. And guess what?

 SOLD !!!   Just located ¼ mile west off the new Lear road exit in Avon.  This 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Ranch offers over 2100 square feet of open floor plan space.  The kitchen is perfectly centrally located with the living spaces leading off in all directions of the home.  Only one owner who made sure not one detail was missed from the chef kitchen to the deep designer closet spaces. A full unfinished open plan basement provides an additional 2100 square feet of functional space with possibilities in entertainment for … (5 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: All Avon Lake Schools Open Today - 11/04/12 08:04 PM
Avon Lake Parents and Teachers,
Electricity has been restored to all schools with Troy just turned back on Sunday November 4th.  So children are to report to school today! Have fun and study hard!!
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moving to the cleveland area: Sheffield Village Open Sunday 1-3PM - 11/03/12 01:59 PM
Inviting you all to my Open House Sunday 1-3 PM at 5214 Parkhurst, Sheffield Village.  This 2 bedroom , 2 full bath Condo has everything to offer at a price of 135,100.00  Read on:
Fantastic, updated Ranch-condo located in quiet community! Over 1800 ssuare feet of space!! Many updates include skylights/new flooring in Kitchen/Dining area/Foyer. Open, vaulted Great Room with gas fireplace. Recently painted w/neutral colors. New floors in bathrooms. Master bath has shower and Jacuzzi tub. New roof, young water heater and furnace. This condo is near I-90, LCCC, shopping and medical facilities. Everything you need is right here!

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moving to the cleveland area: Halloween Safety for Avon Lake and anywhere you live! - 10/30/12 01:08 AM
 
It's that time of the year for fun and fright, but there are some safety precautions to consider before taking those little ghosts, scarecrows and princesses out to trick-or-treat. 
As is the custom in Avon Lake, officers will be in marked cruisers patrolling the neighborhoods during Avon Lake's trick-or-treat time, accompanied by members of the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club, who will be passing out candy.Click here for the date and time for Halloween this year. 
Law enforcement officials have said said parents should provide calamine lights (glow sticks) to their children, which will be helpful in keeping an eye on … (0 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: Cleaning your Avon Lake Home' s Gutter Critical for Home Health - 10/21/12 12:52 PM
 
Why is gutter cleaning so important? Let’s face it – the topic of home gutters is far from a fascinating subject. Most homeowners don’t think about their home gutter system until the gutters stop working properly.
Fact is, the gutters on your home serve a critical service for your home. It doesn’t take long for improperly working or clogged gutters to show wear and tear on your home and devalue your investment.
Issues Caused by Clogged Gutters Leaking Basements and Cracked Foundations:  Clogged gutters are the number one cause of basement water problems.  Roof water overflows and accumulates around the foundation.  If this happens, basement … (0 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: New American Greetings going up near Avon Lake - 09/07/12 03:16 PM
From the Westlake Patch- Building the world headquarters for American Greetings took another step forward Thursday night as Westlake City Council approved the revised preliminary development plan for the project.
The 660,000 square foot building and the adjacent parking garage will be built on the southern end of Crocker Park.
The planning commission approved the plans, with conditions, at its Aug. 27 meeting.
Planning director Richard Parry gave a presentation of the plans, which also included landscaping and parking garages. He showed how raised landscaping at the southern end of the property will help screen noise and light for residents of the nearby Wyndgate … (0 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: A Metal Roof for my Avon Lake Home. Is it worth all that money? - 06/30/12 01:56 PM
The use of metal for roofing has been around for a long time now. But between then and now, today's metal roofing designs, structures, and colors are a lot better and more attractive. Plus, metal roofing is simply more durable compared to all other roofing system options that are present today. In terms of performance, that of the metal roof is definitely at par with all the others, if not better. It is in the actual cost of metal roofing where the debate lies.
Generally speaking, metal roofs are lightweight, elegant, durable and colorful. If you choose this material for your home, then … (3 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: Preparing your move - 06/28/12 02:30 PM
 
Moving house might seem stressful but it's actually the perfect opportunity to organise your life and your possessions and have a completely fresh start. Plan ahead and be thorough and moving day will be hassle-free.
Planning for your move should start several weeks in advance because there's simply so much to do. All of your services have to be set up in your new home and cancelled in your existing one, from your internet connection and tv licence to your water, gas and electricity bills. Getting through the huge system of call centres that makes up what passes for customer … (1 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: What are those lake flies? What is their story? - 06/07/12 12:59 PM
 
 
Mayflies are also called shadflies and lake flies. They are aquatic insects. They are attracted to light. They become a nuisance to people when they gather at night near doorways of homes and businesses. They sometimes gather in large numbers.Mayflies are members of the insect orderEphemeroptera. They have two pair of wings, so they are not related to houseflies or other true flies. Flies have only one pair of wings.There are many species of mayflies. They are very slender insects. Some mayflies are very small – 1/32” long. Others are longer – up to 1¼” long. The color varies, … (0 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: The Avon Lake Father's Day Tournament is Coming? - 06/07/12 12:53 PM
The Annual Avon Lake Soccer Organization’s (ALSO) Father’s Day Tournament kicks off next weekend. With over 100 teams, ranging in ages 8 to 18, expected to participate, this will be one of the most exciting tournaments in years.
All games will be played in the Avon Lake area, using the fields at Learwood Middle School, Troy Intermediate School and Walker Road Park.
Games start at 8 a.m. at the two-day event, which kicks off Saturday June 19th and wraps up near 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
To get more information go to the Father’s Day Tournament website at www.avonlaketounament.com.
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moving to the cleveland area: Are you ready to move? Why not? - 06/05/12 02:10 PM
1. Reinventing yourself. If you live in the town where you grew up, your childhood friends and family will see you the same way at age 35 as they did at 15. The theme "I know who you are" is played out. 
2. Letting go of old patterns. When you move to a new place, you can break bad habits more easily because you are forced to think and live in fresh and new ways. 
3. Making wonderful new friends. The more places you live and travel, the more friends you can have spread around the country or world, which broadens your perspective. What … (1 comments)

moving to the cleveland area: How to move your major appliances safely - 06/05/12 01:55 PM
Taking your appliances with you?  Here are some safe tips to get them safe to your new home. For all major appliances, contact the dealer for specific move instructions or refer to the owner's manual if you have a copy. If you don't, go to Appliance411.com, a great place to find or order an owner's manual.  
The refrigerator should be unplugged at least 24 hours prior to the move. Dispose of all perishables. Once the freezer unit has defrosted, thoroughly clean and dry all surfaces and removable containers to prevent mildew and odors from forming. Remove all racks or secure them … (14 comments)

 
Stanley Stepak, Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,  (Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH)

Stanley Stepak

Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

Avon Lake, OH

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Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH

Address: Avon Lake Real Estate Agent, 32713 Walker Road, Avon Lake, OH, 44012

Mobile: (440) 476-0234

Office: (440) 933-6195

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Providing valuable education and services while serving those in search of buying and selling a home in Northeast Ohio. Specializing in Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake, Rocky River areas.Stan Stepak

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