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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Patricia.lang asked:
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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/foreclosure/3237028330-19425-Van-Aken-Blvd-304-Shaker-Heights-OH-44122
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Thu May 12, 2016
Mitpat8 asked:
Tue Jun 9, 2015
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I think it depends on the area norms. Real Estate is like politics....its local. In northeast Ohio, Attorneys are rarely used because realtors are the experts because we do this more regularly, Typically a realtor can get you more money by exposing your house to more quality buyers therefore driving the price. Realtors also help hold the deal together by knowing the ancillary players that you will need and coming up with suggestions on negotiating inspections and such. ... more
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Mon Mar 9, 2015
Linda Atkins Stafford asked:
Mon Mar 9, 2015
Linda Atkins Stafford asked:
Is there a such thing as a rental agent?

My credit is awful because I am disabled and unable to keep up with medical bills but I am a great tenant, always pay on time, respectful and…
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
Gary Swank answered:
Homes typically show better when furnished, but a lot depends on how well it is decorated and with what type of furnishings.
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
Mark's Of Excellence Team answered:
Depends on the area... If the area is hot a pocket listing is great!
Mark's of Excellence Team
Re/Max Traditions
440-487-3448
Sales@MarksOfExcellence.Net
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
Mark's Of Excellence Team answered:
The cleveland market is AWESOME! As good as in the mid 2000's.
Mark's of Excellence Team
Re/Max Traditions
440-487-3448
Sales@MarksOfExcellence.Net
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
Mark's Of Excellence Team answered:
If you are still looking for a lender, give us a call and we can help.
Mark's of Excellence Team
Re/Max Traditions
440-487-3448
Sales@MarksOfExcellence.Net
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Mon Feb 16, 2015
Mark's Of Excellence Team answered:
You can only include the basement square footage if the basement is 75% above grade, meaning it is a walkout basement.
Mark's of Excellence Team
Re/Max Traditions
440-487-3448
Sales@MarksOfExcellence.Net ... more
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Fri Nov 14, 2014
Cathy LeSueur answered:
Absolutely! I would love to discuss with you all the great things about Shaker Heights.
216-999-8408
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Patty Sullivan answered:
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
Howard Hanna
(216) 452-0255
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Cecilia Sherrard answered:
Wed Jul 14, 2010
Amy & Dan Schuman answered:
Hi Jane,

The tax credit expired on April 30th, so this will not affect your upcoming transaction. If you did indeed find a local agent to represent you, I would suggest contacting him as soon as possible to make sure he is able to be part of the transaction. If you have already found your dream home though another agent, your agent may not be honored by the other agent and you may actually not get the representation that you want. Representation, at least here in Ohio is a tricky thing, so for your sake, make sure you get someone to represent your best interests. Good luck.

Dan
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Thu Mar 26, 2009
Elizabeth Campbell answered:
The concept can be very confusing. The bank is simply to note holder, but does not actually own the home. For example....you loaned your neighbor $2,000 to buy a car, but he never made any payments to you. You can't sell the car, because it's not in your name. So....(assuming you have a lien on the car), you ask a judge to allow you to sell the car at auction to recoup your money (i.e. judgement). the court orders (upon your request) that the car be sold at a car auction. You don't want it to sell too cheap, so you go to the auction. Only 1 person bids on it, $500, and that's not enough for you, so you bid $600 and win it. You give the auctioneer $600. The auctioneer sends the money to the courts, they take out fees, and send you a check for $525 (only an example) since you are the person who asked the courts to auction the car in the first place. Now you actually OWN the car and can sell it on the open market, but probably will not get out of it what your neighbor owed you. Hope that helps a little........Visit my website! I serve all of northeastern Ohio for rural, urban, or city residential properties. ... more
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Thu Mar 26, 2009
Amy & Dan Schuman answered:
De,

There are a ton of websites that offer free foreclosure lists but these are not always very accurate. These lists often contain homes that already sold on them or homes that are not in foreclosure. Most homes that are foreclosed will get listed with agents at some point, so the MLS is critical in your search.

If you are specifically looking at Solon or surrounding areas, you should find an agent in the area that you are are comfortable with and have them send you automatic emails every time a new foreclosed home comes on the market.

One thing to keep in mind is that well-priced bank owned homes have been selling very quickly, at least in Solon. Therefore, you need to make sure you find out about homes immediately as they go on the market so you can get in right away. Then, be prepared to make an offer if you like it.

Check out a few of my recent blogs showing lists of foreclosed homes in Solon and Beachwood:

http://www.clevelandhomeexperts.com/channels/home_buying/topics/bank_owned

http://www.clevelandhomeexperts.com/channels/home_buying/topics/bank_owned_homes

I also know of several coming on the market in Thornbury in Solon within the next 30-60 days. I can make sure you get in immediately.

Lynn911 below gave good advice.


Dan Schuman
danschuman@kw.dom
www.clevelandhomeexperts.com
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Sat Oct 11, 2008
Marian Olive answered:
I am not a business/real estate person, just individual with some ideas. If you would like to email me at mfergu3@aol.com
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Sat Oct 13, 2007
Carole Cohen answered:
so far this year: the average sale price in Shaker is $258k which is down but not a lot, from last year, 1.30% decrease. The average number of days on the market is 139. I can get you more stats if you are interested. One thing to keep in mind. We are having a correction, because for a few years homes were selling at a higher increase than normal. It is something that happens in cycles.
I know that Beachwood has had fewer homes for sale than Shaker Heights in the past year; I also know that Cleveland Heights has seen a 1% or so increase in sale prices. Let me know if I can assist you more thoroughly
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