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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Sun Mar 6, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods, consider researching the areas online and in person--visit the areas more than once and at different times of day, drive around and look at everything that is important to you, possibly chat with locals, etc., then make a determination, where will your comfort level best be reached...
http://www.city-data.com/zips/44144.html
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Sun Mar 20, 2011
Ms. Mont answered:
I am a Realtor and ethically Realtors can not define a location as good or bad. You will need to do some research and once you decide the City that you want to purchase in; you can request some available properties be sent to you in the area that you choose. I would not suggest that you buy a property that you have not seen. Generally speaking the housing market is very serious and being outside the US I would not recommend anyone buy a property that they have not seen. Good luck. ... more
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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 @ fscibana@remax.net.
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Fri Oct 1, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:
Granny,

Issues of neighborhood safety are often best referred to the local police department or county sheriff's department. They have access to the most accurate and up to date information and are generally very willing to be helpful.

Good luck
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Mon Feb 14, 2011
Theresa answered:
Have a newly rehabbed house for sale in that area if you are interested. W159th and Munn (between Warren and Rocky River, North of Lorain) I have included a youtube slide show of the house. Asking 114,900. Email buyhouse2day@gmail.com if interested.
Theresa
Cleveland Oh
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Sun Aug 2, 2009
John Wirsing answered:
Hi H-
Each of these communities is unique. Very different areas.
Cleveland Hts is a very urban environment. Close to Clevelands cultural treasures and the areas largest emoployers--Cleveland Clinic & University Hospitals. Many classic style homes with a great number of stately, older homes built in the 1920's.
Solon & Strongsville are much more similiar to each other than to Cleveland Hts.
Both areas offer a wide range of housing types. You can find homes with a 50 x 135 lot up top homes with several acres.
Both have excellent school systems.
Solon is located Southeast of Cleveland. Strongsville is located Southwest of Cleveland.
On my website referenced below, you can find a tab that will allow you compare communities & give you a breakdown of the statistics of each community.
If you would like, please give me a call at 440-487-2193 or drop me an e-mail at jwirsing@kw.com and we keep chat about the ty[es of things that are most relevant to you in looking for your new homes locale.
I look forward to hearing from you.
John Wirsing
e-Pro Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Greater Cleveland
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Sun Aug 2, 2009
David M. Childress answered:
Speaking from experiance, Avon Lake is excellent in all your stated needs. Good luck.
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Sat Dec 6, 2008
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Mon Dec 8, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:
Denise,

Our recommendation is to contact a real estate professional in your target location for their assistance.

Good luck
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Thu Jun 12, 2008
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Tue Dec 11, 2012
Shaunna Stephens answered:
Joe, the South Hills area of Cleveland is an area which houses many city employees and long time residents. I appreciate the South HIlls area, being one who must reside in the city of Cleveland. However, while I hope this area appreciates 5-10 years from now, I cannot state this as a fact.

Please keep in mind there are many determining factors to consider. The asking/purchase price, the average sale price in the area as well as the current market. There are many websites that you can research to find home values such as www.homevalues.com or www.zillow.com. Or simply do a general search on house values. - Good Luck!
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Sat May 19, 2007
Carole Cohen answered:
Teresa this is an exciting new Master Plan for the City of Cleveland. We are divided into 36 neighborhoods and the Planning Commission has tried to maximize certain types of growth or change with incentives. Things like transit oriented development, improving and completing the bike path systems which are already very extensive; developing clusters of retail instead of spreading them down long avenues - this is important because our population can't support ten miles of retail but can support it in clusters. Cleveland is finally getting on board with Mixed use development. And the idea is to connect all of our neighborhoods with smart revitalization and public transportation. You can read the post I wrote in the article referenced below to get a better idea and track the PCommision Master Plan. I am excited about this. ... more
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Mon May 28, 2007
Carole Cohen answered:
Clevelanders are a creative sort and have taken to loft living like bees to honey lol. I have seen some amazing new offerings in Downtown Cleveland. What people like about it, is their ability to create their space in the loft, plus the gorgeous views from oversized (warehouse sized) windows. They are popular in Ohio City, Cleveland Heights, all over the region, to be honest. For more information, see the link below, and thanks for asking, Leigh! ... more
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Wed May 23, 2007
Carole Cohen answered:
Cleveland State Univ.'s Levin College of Urban Affairs did a study that produced interesting results; 60 percent or more of the people who moved from the 'burbs into Cleveland were enticed by tax abatements; and given a choice between two ppties, one with abatement and one without, abatement overwhelmingly won. So it is seen as an enticement that has worked to increase the numbers of people moving into Cleveland. I can also look at results in the Ohio City neighborhood and see that most places sold since January of this year were new construction/tax abated. Overwhelmingly so. It's working. My own opinion is that now it could be tweaked, allowing full tax abatement in communities not yet revitalized, and tax abatement on TOD's (transit oriented development) or green development, in other areas. But yes, it has worked here! ... more
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Wed May 23, 2007
Carole Cohen answered:
Thank you for asking, Mitchell :-) I am passionate about this. Studies have shown a tremendous growth in economic development through jobs and housing, when train service is improved and expanded (just look at the East Coast). And impact studies about costs have come in phenomenally well. The Ohio Hub Plan calls for increased service to states within a current four hour drive of Cleveland. There is a groundswell of support brewing. And the costs are even better than originally thought. (See my web link below for more information) And Transit Oriented Development (TODs) has blossomed in almost every city utilizing it. I'm bullish on both! ... more
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