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Wed Jul 12, 2017
Emmalafarciola asked:
I am a first time home buyer, but ideally I'd like to start with a condo or townhouse. I already work in Westlake. Im willing to venture past this area as long as it doesn't exceed 15 miles.…
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Fri Dec 23, 2016
Weirbom asked:
Mon Jun 13, 2016
Christiendicott answered:
I believe if you keep scrolling down it will have your updates. Where it says from the owner.

I don't know if we can change the "public records" that is listed on the top. Mine is listing with one less bedroom. ... more
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Thu Jan 8, 2015
LaTonia Hope answered:
Here are some other options:

In my opinion, "Neat and tidy" is subjective. It means different things to different people. Big furniture in a small house can seem un-neat and untidy to someone, as can medical equipment, etc. In other words, there are a lot of things/reasons that can make a home seem untidy, without it actually being untidy. Therefore, it's an interpretation. And because it is subjective, you may want to check with your county's Housing Court Specialist to learn whether or not such comments are legal. But, it may be as simple as speaking with your landlord and explaining what his/her interpretation is doing to your chances to provide housing for your household. ... more
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Mon May 12, 2014
Lance Holtman answered:
Maybe, Maybe not.

Is it a line item o the credit report? Are payments made on time? (Good things)

Does the debt cause you to exceed the accepted debt ratio of the loan program you are applying for? (Bad thing)

Contact a local mortgage broker to review YOUR scenario.
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Thu Aug 1, 2013
Eli Givoni-Short Sale Dept LLC answered:
That is a legal question. You would need to have an attorney review your lease and answer that question.

If you are planning to do a short sale, we can help you. Feel free to give us a call. We would be happy to explain the process to you. Our services are FREE for homeowners. We have been successful in getting homeowners off the hook for the deficiency, as well as, getting homeowners up to $23,000 in relocation assistance.

Eli Givoni, Director
Short Sale Department, LLC

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Short Sale Department, LLC is not associated with the government, and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan. If you stop paying your mortgage, you could lose your home and damage your credit.
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Lori Davidson answered:
I suggest you can use a REALTOR to find the renter. The fee is not high, I can make a referral to you if you would like, you can email me if that is what you would like to do. I do suggest a credit check and background check as well, they are inexpensive to do. A realtor can get the rental out there to the public and among other REALTORS. Good luck ... more
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Tari Torch Sweeney answered:
Does who allow dogs? No identifying info.
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Sat Feb 25, 2012
Dominic Picione - The Incorvaia Team answered:
Tax Information

Property taxes
Property taxes are collected by Cuyahoga County. Westlake residents will pay approximately $2,061 per $100,000 of market value for residential properties for the 2011 tax year (collected in 2012). For business and commercial properties, the rate is $2,179 per $100,000 in market value. For real property information, contact the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer's office at 216.443.7010, or at

City Income Tax
Westlake has a 1.5 percent income tax, which is collected by and paid to the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA). Westlake's tax rate is one of the lowest within Cuyahoga County. All residents are required to file a tax return with RITA by April 15 for the previous year. A 100 percent credit is granted for income tax paid to a community outside of Westlake to the extent that the taxes paid equal or exceed the taxes calculated as due to Westlake.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance...

Dominic Picione
Keller Williams Real Estate
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Tue Apr 12, 2011
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Or you can go to your own link and find it under Q & A as well!
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Linda:

I may be wrong, but it sounds like you do not yet have a real estate agent. (If you have an agent, I'm sure that person will be happy to answer these questions based on your current agreement.) Generally there is no problem with renting a home while you sell it. Agents deal with these kinds of situations regularly. But, do make sure your rental agreement does not interfere with the possession date on a sales contract if the buyers want to occupy the home on that date. Also make sure your renters are willing to show the home. You may have to offer a reduced rent for their cooperation.

As far a withdrawing after it is listed, I would suggest you find an agent who will write an escape clause into your listing agreement. You should, of course, be honest about the reasons you might withdraw the home.

I hope this helps!

Ron Rovtar
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Thu Dec 31, 2009
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
After receiving 7 answers since your post on 7/24/09, were you able to purchase the home? As a Realtor in Westlake, I'm always looking for a happy ending for short sales.
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Wed Dec 2, 2009
Stanley Stepak answered:
Wed Nov 11, 2009
Paul Drury answered:
Always remember that you make money when you buy, not when you sell real estate. each property you evaluate should stand on its own. If you hire a competent professional to help you look for an investment, you will always get farther ahead. Everyone who responded to this are competent professionals. Give one of us a call.

Paul W. Drury
Broker / Consultant
Keller Williams Realty
Greater Cleveland West
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