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Real Estate Agent - Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Sales of Cleveland Heights have risen in the last three month compared with the previous three months. Of those single family homes that sold in the last three months, all of them were $55,000 or less, so this may reflect bank-owned homes, foreclosure, distressed properties, or homes whose owners...
A recent story on talks about the 4% decline in the median price of homes in Cuyahoga county.  It prompts this thought about the market "bottom". Buyers need to make a decent offer so as not to alienate the seller. Trying to time the market and waiting for the "bottom" doesn't work...
Here is my end of year real estate report for the Heights. These are the latest statistics extracted from the Northern Ohio Multiple Listing Service:These figures represent the MONTHLY average of sold homes in the last three months...Cleveland Heights- total for sale at present- 433Solds/month Ab...
The past 17 days here have been really special! Not only is this a beautiful city surrounding by picturesque mountains, the Cleveland Orchestra's performance here have been truly great. The critics have been united in their highest praise for the orchestra and it's Music Director, Franz-Welser Mo...
Here is a summary of the absorption rates of homes for sale in Cleveland Heights for June, July, and August (up to August 24) These figures are based on data from the local MLS JUNE Less than $100,000-  53% $100,000-200,000- 20% $200,000-$300,000- 14% $300,000+  23% JULY Less than $100,000- 55% $...
There is interesting news about the real estate market in Cleveland. According to data from NORMLS (Northern Ohio Regional Listing Service), sales in Cuyahoga county from April '07 to April '08 are actually up 5.1% and the number of new listings declined 8.8% for the same period, indicating that ...
As the weather has improved and the real estate market has begun to inch forward things have gotten pretty interesting for me in the last month. The most important thing is that I teamed up with fellow agent Tom Gron to handle listings together. It will be interesting to see how our strengths and...
All of my friends have been telling me "what a bad time to get into real estate!".  I disagree... This is the BEST time if I want to learn by experience, not by theory. Well boy did I learn!  My first listing is finally under contract after a YEAR.  My mistake--- letting the buyer set the price a...
If you have occasion to be in Cleveland Heights I highly recommend a visit to Cleveland Heights new library on Lee Road. It's a wonderful community resource with state-of-the-art check-out facilities linked to your email, great DVD's and CD's, teen rooms, conference rooms, special community exhib...
I haven't posted anything since returning from Vienna, so it's good to be back. Life has hectic with catching up with my listings, teaching my bass students, and playing many concerts with the orchestra. This time of year is particularly busy with holiday concerts, including two performances of t...

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