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REALTOR® Amanda DeSapri's Blog

By REALTOR® Amanda DeSapri | Agent in Brecksville, OH
  • Just Sold in Bay Village, Ohio

    Posted Under: General Area in Bay Village, Home Selling in Bay Village, In My Neighborhood in Bay Village  |  April 26, 2013 6:25 PM  |  289 views  |  No comments
    One Block from Private Beach Access to Lake Erie!
    Just Sold in Bay Village, Ohio

    Assisting my buyer clients to find their first home was a blast!  We scouted out homes near Lake Erie and saw a wide range of homes in the Westlake and Bay Village areas. This is more than a starter house, it is the perfect home to entertain and grow a family.  The home is complete with 4 bedrooms, a finished basement with Nature Stone, 2 fireplaces, large sunroom with skylight, massive garage, fenced in backyard and all in one of the top communities in Northeast Ohio! With historical charm but modern interior appeal, this home didn't last long on the market!

    Just sold in Bay Village, could your home be next? Contact Amanda via cell or text at 330-998-3523 or email amanda@propertyofcleveland.com for more details on the community, market analysis or to find homes in similar areas. Also, check out featured listings today!

     

     

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  • It's Coming, but WHAT is it? The Cleveland Medical Mart that is.

    Posted Under: General Area in Cleveland, In My Neighborhood in Cleveland, Moving in Cleveland  |  April 17, 2013 11:35 AM  |  383 views  |  No comments

    If you live in Northeast Ohio, chances are you know the Cleveland Medical Mart is well under construction downtown.  When I began asking around the purpose of the $465 million facility is and what opportunities it will launch for the community, I was amazed at all the blank stares.  With a completion date set for June 1, Cleveland needs to prepare to embrace this remarkable facility and spread the word!

    The Cleveland Medical Mart (the more appropriate name is the Global Center for Health Innovation, GCHI) is the first of its kind.  It will serve as a showroom of medical technology uniting leading equipment providers with healthcare facilities and physicians in one central location.  A localized showcase eliminates the need for healthcare providers to travel miles to and from numerous cities. Partners already confirmed include GE Healthcare, Cleveland Clinic, Johnson Controls, University Hospitals and Phillips Healthcare to name a few.

    Source: Flickr: Cleveland Medical Mart, Image courtesy of Erik Drost. Source: Flickr: Cleveland Medical Mart

    Secondly the building includes a convention center with seating for 3000 and plenty of breakout rooms.  Not only will physicians travel to Cleveland, but conventions drawing remote visitors to the area. These visitors will spend money in our city and hopefully leave with a fondness for Cleveland and a desire to return.  After all, Cleveland is affordable, has an astute selection of restaurants, a casino, phenomenal zoo and rainforest, aquarium, the 2nd largest theater district, a fun sports scene, upcoming flats district, and a down to earth rustbelt charm married with the medical stature that only us Clevelanders can pull off.  Interest in booking the facility is high, 50 meetings are already booked such as the National Senior Games 2013 and the Iron & Steel Conference in 2015.

    So, will this affect Cleveland Real Estate?  I believe it will. The center will in turn and already has increased jobs in the area and has the ability to provide Cleveland a well deserved reputation of a growing and buzzing city with the vibe to ensure sustainability. This may entice more young doctors in their residencies to adhere permanently and bring much more talent are way. If you meet this description and are interested in learning more about home buying process and housing options my team and I are available to discuss further with you, check out www.propertyofcleveland.com for further assistance.

    Other helpful links:

    http://www.clevelandmedicalmart.com

    http://www.themedicalcapital.com/blog/

    http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga-county/index.ssf/2013/03/cleveland_convention_center_to_open_early_and_under_budget_officials_say.html

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  • Please Stage that Vacant House!

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Brecksville, In My Neighborhood in Brecksville, How To... in Brecksville  |  March 29, 2013 8:15 PM  |  331 views  |  No comments

    Sometimes the homes that need the most TLC are the vacant ones.  One might believe it easier to sell an empty home. This is not always the case. If you are attempting to sell a vacant home, you will want to view this home through the eyes of a potential buyer.

    The buyer isn't just buying four walls, some plumbing, and HVAC, instead they are buying a lifestyle, THEIR lifestyle.  It is hard for a buyer to enter an occupied home without being distracted by personal effects, someone else's taste in furniture, paint and wallpaper.  Surprisingly a buyer can be even more boggled by empty rooms when they have no vision of how they will use these vast empty spaces.

    If getting the most amount of money possible is an important factor in selling your home and you are willing to go the extra mile, then you should stage your vacant home. It sounds silly, but it works.

    Set up a vignette, such as a "reading nook" by using a chair or some floor cushions, combined with a mug, a blanket, a lamp.  Stage some accessories, wooden letters spelling out HOME, or EAT in the kitchen with some place settings.  A wine and cheese area, with props including fake breads, plates, small fork and wine glasses on a pub table with two stools.  Think of your community and what hobbies people tend to partake in.   If your home is on the golf course, stage a putting green in your finished basement, or poker table as a boys area.  There are so many ideas and creative spins to engage buyers and encourage offers on your home!

    Think of touring a builders model.  You may see sweatshirts from local schools draped on the beds, a movie theatre set up in the basement, a bowl of wax fruit or desserts on the island.  Subtle, memory points are staged throughout to tug the emotional strings of a buyer and make the connection. Also, these unique details aid the buyer in remembering your home after touring 10 or so.

    Staging doesn't need to be an expensive task.  Stores such as Hobby Lobby, Old Time Pottery, etc. have terrific finds for staging. If you have a hard time setting up these type of scenes in your home a real estate agent or stager are two creative resources you can tap into.  If you are in the Northeast Ohio are and need assistance with selling your home, contact me and my team today and check out my local website, http://propertyofcleveland.com 

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  • Just Sold in Fairview Park, Ohio, Are YOU Next?

    Posted Under: General Area in Fairview Park, Home Selling in Fairview Park, In My Neighborhood in Fairview Park  |  March 12, 2013 8:40 PM  |  165 views  |  No comments
    This home was sold and closed February 25, 2013

     Beautiful 3 Bedroom Fairview Park Colonial SOLD!

    Check out our featured listings at PropertyofCleveland.com  or let us get you an in depth market analysis on your home today, click for a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS!

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  • St. Patrick's Day in Cleveland 2013

    Posted Under: In My Neighborhood in Cleveland  |  February 26, 2013 8:32 AM  |  192 views  |  No comments

    I'm not Irish. I never new it was such a big deal in Cleveland, until I was a freshman at John Carroll University. I quickly learned people in Cleveland will rearrange their work schedule, class schedule and do whatever it takes to participate in the fun (Much like every home opener for Cleveland Indians).  The awesome thing is anyone can participate, there is fun for all ages, and the cost is relatively low.  Do you have plans for St. Patrick's Day?  Last year was probably the BEST ST. PATRICK'S DAY I ever experienced.  My friends booked a party bus that took us to all the local hot spots, caught the parade and a lot more action throughout the city.  I highly recommend this!  A couple notes, cell phones don't work great when so many people are out and about, even if they do it is entirely too loud to hear anyone.  Make sure you have a concrete plan of where and when to meet up.  Buses and cars cannot always get through streets with numerous roads blocked and massive amounts of people.  You may need a plan B.

    St. Patrick's Day Cleveland, Ohio 2012

    St. Patrick's Day, Record Crowds of 500,000 Celebrating in Cleveland 2012

     No matter what suburb you find yourself in there will be lots of fun events for sure.  Here are some ideas I love:

    With my "condition" (ahem pregnant) I am looking forward to a quiet and low key St. Patrick's Day.  I did find some hilarious maternity shirts that might help me celebrate.  Remember, no matter where you go, you MUST look the part. Check out some Cleveland gear for St. Patty's at CLE Clothing Company.  Side note, these shirts sell out fast!  My husband and I will embark on our tradition, a little secret I will share.  While everyone else is eating corned beef sandwiches, we will be eating a corned beef pizza! It's an amazing combination of rye pizza dough, sauerkraut, corned beef, cheese, and mustard offered by the Winking Lizard. It is a MUST for us and if you don't get it early enough they will sell out.

    This is definitely an experience everyone should have in their lifetime. And one of the MANY reasons I love this city!

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