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Tue Sep 1, 2015
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Fri Sep 5, 2014
Samantha Stone asked:
I am looking to sell a few turn key properties in Cleveland. If you are interested please respond to
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Tue Dec 11, 2012
Orangepixie90 answered:
Thats what me and my husband are looking right. It is a great location and I grew up in the neighborhood and you can get to any major high ways from there.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Melissa Mentzer answered:
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
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
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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Tue May 24, 2011
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
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.

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Sun Mar 20, 2011
R Collins answered:
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.
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Fri Oct 1, 2010
Monir Mamoun answered:
Hi Granny, you should really check with the local police and sheriffs departments near Mound Ave/Cleveland for this data. They will have the most accurate information. A realtor can9;t really give you a fully "legal" opinion on this issue for a variety of reasons related to real estate laws and professional liability. ... more
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Richard L Lyle answered:
Westpark is an excellent neighborhood! Buyer's desire Westpark in ways unmatched throughout the rest of the City. Home values are gradually on the rise, naturally making it a great place to live and even invest. Here is the Virtual Tour for a home on W157th that was just listed!

Feel free to email me at:
or call direct at: 216-570-2812
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Frank Scibana answered:
Bank owned properties are listed with real estate brokers. Sometimes it takes a while for the listing to appear. If you would like, you could give me the address and I will look it up for you.
call Frank @216-496-3146 or email @
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Mon Oct 12, 2009
Amy & Dan Schuman answered:
Hi Ilana,

Svetlana ( below ) gave a very good summary in terms of housing. Since real estate agents can only give unbiased information about certain areas due to legal guidelines, I would prefer to say there are positive attributes of both areas rather than says there are cons, as that's not for us to determine. There is more than just housing statistics to be looked at when deciding where to buy. Factors such as location, resale, and desirability can also be important to some buyers. For example, some people that live North of 422 are biased toward North Solon while those that live South of 422 or in Glenwillow may prefer their location. While we can only offer unbiased information, we always suggest that a buyer speak directly to people who live in an area or even neighborhood that they are considering to hear what those home owners have to say. You can also speak with local law enforcement as well to learn about different areas.

If you need further help or assistance with finding a home in Solon, Glenwillow, or even other areas, we would be happy to speak to you further and can be reached at 216-346-3235. You can also view our blog at as it contains a lot of specific information on different neighborhoods that may be of interest to you.
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Sun May 31, 2009
Jeannie answered:
Shaker Heights has beautiful older homes, but also the highest property taxes in Cleveland (in some cases, 50% higher than neighboring towns!) The schools used to be very good, but there is a great deal of movement out of the area. There is a perception that it's not safe, or that only a portion of this town is safe so many people are moving away from Shaker, and the schools and general area reflect this area. Consider Shaker Square, once a popular shopping and nightlife attraction which has moved from many cool and interesting shops and restaurants to empty store fronts and now boasts a Goodwill thrift store. The paving of the roads is also terrible with many potholes and uneven macadam. I will say that Shaker is closer to many independent retailers and retaurants and fewer chains. It has good rail/bus access but poor highway access.

Solon is a nice town, pretty good schools, relatively safe. A big destination for 9-5 employment, there is quite a lot of traffic in/out of town during rush hour. The rest of the time (nights/weekends) the restaurants and shopping are pleasantly only moderately busy. Decent taxes and a beautiful new rec center and library. The town is surrounded by forest/metro parks. They are also building some nice shopping very conveniently located (Walmart/Target/Home Depot) about 5 minutes away in Aurora. However, much of the town is chain restaurants and stores with not much originality.

I don't know much about Strongsville, except it seems very friendly to kids (more kids at tha mall than you'll see on the east side) lots of shopping, a great movie theatre and kid friendly choices (ice cream/mini golf). Very good highway access as well.
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Sun May 31, 2009
Donna Toth answered:
As you can see, there are many good answers. As realtors, we are somewhat limited on what we can say or write as we can not "steer" someone to a particular neighborhood or school system. You have to make that choice. If school systems are an issue, a website was given in another answer. But generally, you have to start with East side vs West side. There is a South side. We can provide you with the information on any community you choose.

More important is the agent you choose. Donna has been a full time realtor for almost 20 years and has done relocation for all of these years at one time or another. She is cerified by The Insitute of Luxury Home Marketing, if this is a need for you. David has his ABR(Acrredited Buyers Rep) to better assist buyers in their search for their new home. We have lived in Ohio are entire lives and in Geauga County for almost as long.

Le us know if we can be of assitance to you.

Donna and David of The Toth Team
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Mon Dec 8, 2008
John Wirsing answered:
Hi Denise,
This is agreat time to get creative in buying a home.
What areas are you interested in living in?
What type of amenities are you looking to obtain?
What price range do you want to be in?
You can do a search on my website at Better yet, if you drop me a note at or call me at 440-487-2193, I can tailor a very exacting search for you to suit your needs.
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Sat Dec 6, 2008
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Thu Jun 12, 2008
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Mon May 28, 2007
Leigh Brown answered:
Who would have ever guessed? Thanks for the information!
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Wed May 23, 2007
Mitchell Hall answered:
Great info Carole, Great information. I believe cities benefit from good transit systems.
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Wed May 23, 2007
Mitchell Hall answered:
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