I have seen a full bath on the main floor next to a living room, and that adds no value, and even gets complaints from buyers. However if a half bath is converted to a full bath near a bedroom, it could make the difference in a quick sale at top dollar. It depends on the size of the home and how many bathrooms already exist. When upgrading, using higher end materials and paying attention to details such as hardware pays off rather than cutting corners. A bathroom is considered a 'gem' of the house... a small space that should be upgraded to a spa-like setting. It would definitely pay for itself in resale value.... more
Current data (2012) give a figure of 8% vacancy in a market that is 34%+ renters. This is across the board, however. Details show a very occupied downtown apartment situation and the vacancy rises as you go into certain ring areas. Take into account that the data trend lines aren't all that long. Cleveland was only begun in 2005. That said, the 2012 occupancy is the highest on record. All information was obtained from Census ACS data.... more
As a resident of Shaker Heights, I can tell you that http://www.shakeronline.com, is a wonderful resource for information on the community. My husband and I used this website a lot before we moved to Shaker in July of 2012. Good luck!
Patty Sullivan - REALTOR
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The rental market is very saturated in certain price points in Westlake. Please feel free to call me at 440-759-9903 to discuss. I have a great rental property in Westlake right now and would love to show it to you if it fits your needs. Thanks and good luck!... more
The challenge is not the score, but the income. For self-employed, there is a minimum of 2 years of tax returns required to average the income.
You can try to clean up your debt, since this would be a wise move in the long-run for you anyway. But to answer your question, you cannot include your income but exclude your credit.
The only other option would be for your husband to find a co-signor who is an immediate family member of his or yours. They would need to have high income and low debt. They would, however, be liable on the mortgage debt and need to be aware of that.
You may contact me on here to discuss further, or you can call me at 440-320-5959.
It seems anti-America to permit the type of things that limit homeowners and buyers from having to incur such a burdensome system of inequity. However, local, home rules pervails. Make sure if buying in cities with "point of sales" similarly to Maple Heights, make sure you have funds to cover repairs and ro leave comparable funds in escrow.
Funds are not dispensed until all of the violations are inspected and approved which may pose a real hardship on buyers and owners with limited funds.
Do not expect to receive your escrow deposit unitl the work is completed. That is just the way it is!... more
Hi Vinny-Hondros College offers real estate license courses. They have several locations in Ohio, the Independence location is the closest to us. They have great instructors and the courses really prepare you for the exams. Your investment course will not count but it will help you once you have your license! Good Luck!... more
Larchmere is a great area and has a strong history of success. I opened my first business on Larchmere in 1972' it was called woodland back then. I was told it was a changing neighborhood, well ... All neighborhoods are changing. I still own property on Larchmere and it is a great place to be. I would highly recommend opening a business in one of Cleveland's great neighborhoods. A short walk to Shaker Square, close to the transit system, restaurants, antique stores and more. Fine Points!... more
The diplomat is in a great location and has been a favorite for many buyers, prices are low. Make sure your banker will loan on a condo. If you are paying cash I would suggest having an appraisal done.... more
It's a really good idea to drive around any potential neighborhood you're interested in. Your opinion may differ from others when it comes to rating areas. I usually tell my home buyers to drive by, even grab a cup of coffee and sit for a while to see the street/location. If you need help buying a home, we'd be happy to assist you. You can see all homes for sale on our website. We're buyer agents and 100% free to work with. We don't charge "processing fees" like other companies, so you save hundreds by working with us. Feel free to contact us anytime.
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Cecilia Sherrard & Andrew Ginter
There are many different neighborhoods and styles of homes within the greater Cleveland area. We'd be happy to help you and discuss your options. There are also variables within each location. Feel free to contact us anytime. We're very knowledgeable about the eastern side of Cleveland and the suburbs surrounding.
There are alot of vacant properties, due to the economy. Be careful and do your research. East Side and West Side best if you go to the boarders of Cleveland. There are some areas such as Treamont, Ohio City on West side still not the best but better than inner city. Downtown lofts and apartments very expensive no yards. Downtown not safe to walk around at night.
Do your research. The suburbs are alot safer and better. The safety usually reflects in the price and taxes.... more
I was raised in Old Brooklyn, and it is really a great place to live. It all depends on what you are looking for when it comes to the neighborhood and price range you are looking for. If you are looking in the area and would like help or have more questions- I am a pro in Brooklyn.... more