Hi Gus, Yes you could possibly purchase a condo using a VA loan. The homeowner association has to meet certain requirements to be eligible but it is possible. If I can answer any additional questions, I'd be happy to help.... more
As of April 9, 2015 there are 518 multi family homes on the market in Cuyahoga county. Some of these have been on the market 600-1800 days. In these instances you may be able to find someone who would consider a creative lease to own. Get a good realtor who knows the business well and seek their counsel.... more
There are currently as of 7/23/14 a total of 14 3 bedroom condos available for sale in Shaker Heights, Ohio. They range in value from $20,000 to $400,000 with a total square footage ranging from 1370 SF to 2800SF. Shaker Heights is conveniently located to the cultural centers, medical campuses and universities with easily accessible public transportation. If you need assistance our Team is very familiar with the area.
Susan Smith, REALTOR
The Blumberg Team
Hi Miriam, your question isn't very clear for if you're looking for an area to walk or are you looking for people to walk with? I would suggest joining a gym or YMCA. Get to know people then meet up for walking etc, it'd be much safer. Obviously you can perform generic internet searches and find anything you need trails and people online. Except, you've placed this post under "home buying in Shaker Heights", not sure that's the best medium to get the type of answer you're looking for..?... more
I service Shaker Hts and would be honored to assist you in the buying process. First off, I'll need to introduce you to a loan officer who works with VA loans. I have several that I would highly recommend. Once the financing side of things has been taken care of the fun part begins - finding that dream home. I would be happy to discuss the process with you further. We could do so over the phone, in my office or at a place of your choosing. Don't hesitate to contact me. Happy New Year and thank you so very much for serving our great country!!!
I lived in CH for two years, and currently now live in Shaker, Both neighborhoods are safe and great to live in. I can say that I spend more time enjoying the outdoors and restaurants in shaker, however I liked the shopping in the CH area better. My daughter loves both areas, and they are very similar. In CH I had a break in dealing with a car. I personally feel you will be happier in Shaker, due to the closeness to downtown Cleveland, YOu cant go wrong with either area.... more
Just looking at what homes have sold for in Shaker Heights, it is possible that it could sell for that in the Heights however, with out the information on the home you sold would be hard to be more specific.
Thank you for your question,
Howard Hanna Real Estate
Good luck. Interview several. Change if you need to.
Remember, prices in CLE are much different from whatever area you are moving from. Do your own homework. The commission incentive structure for realtors needs to be managed. Consider renting before you buy.... more
Lilly here is a timeline for one of mine. Offer comes in and in 30 days have an approval and closing scheduled. Buyer messes up and destroys credit. Get another buyer interested in the home. Let the buyers agent know that we are approved for a short at XXX$. Buyer offers 30,000.00 less than preapproved price. Start whole process over as investor wasts to see all documentation even though the servicer has the seller documentation 2 times now. HAFA kicks in on this loan (August 1) and the lender has to see if the seller can do a loan mod even though she does not have a job. Lender is in a big backlog because of HAFA review and takes 60 days to decide that a person with no income can not make monthly payments. Start short sale process again send seller document to servicer 4th time (once for HAFA loan mod). Get call 2 weeks later asking if we are doing a short sale or trying for a loan mod. Listing agent (me) looks for brick wall to bang head against.
Still no answer at this time from the lender.... more
I agree with Robert Zimmer, the apartment building he has listed sounds juicy!
My grandmother owned a two family in Shaker Heights for over 30 years. I have very fond memories of Shaker Heights. It's always been, and probably always will be, a desirable suburb of Cleveland to own property. With market prices the way they are now, and the rent that can be collected in Shaker Heights, I would say purchasing a home isn't a bad idea either. The "Lomond" area in Shaker is full of potential rental homes that you could take advantage of. I also see the value of these properties doing well when the market finally returns to normal.
if you would like to see some of the properties in the Shaker Heights area that I think would be great rental properties, and at great prices, send me a message.
All the best,
Ps. I have a new website I am working on that will feature ONLY properties in Shaker Heights... http://ShakerHtsHomes.com... more