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By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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MY HOUSE SHOULD SELL FOR MORE THAN MY NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE! Few absurdities compare with getting locked into an imaginary competition with a neighbor who made a bundle on their house and has since moved on! We understand your frustration. But even if your house is superior in every single respect to ...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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This is a heads-up for anyone who lives in or around Beachwood, Ohio or who may be visting the area. On Monday January 18, 2010 from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is holding its annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The best part ... ADMISSION IS FREE! My fat...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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"I'm listing my house with XYZ Realty because they offer one-stop shopping which includes an in-house mortgage and title company." There's nothing wrong with real estate companies that offers these services. Many consumers prefer the convenience of one-stop shopping. Many real estate brokerages ...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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CITY OF BEACHWOOD OH PLASTIC BOTTLE ART PROJECT NEWS. The City of Beachwood OH. needs your help in putting together this eco-friendly art project and is asking residents and friends of the City to save-up and drop-off color, plastic water bottles. These bottles can be from soda, water, sports dri...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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"I DON'T CARE, I'M SELLING MY HOUSE "AS IS" Unless your target buyer is Austin Powers you probably need to get rid of that psychedelic purple mylar wallpaper and that green shag carpeting you installed thirty years ago. Remember, it was new when you bought the house but it's 30 years later! Your ...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN INTERVIEWING A LISTING AGENT     •1)     How many years have you been in the business? Are you full-time? •2)     How much business do you do a year? How many of your listings           wind-up expired vs. sold? What is your list to sales price ratio? •3)     Do you have a ...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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We often have clients ask about how to stage their home. Fortunately, Elly has a background in display having worked in the display department for a major department store chain. Here's a link to a Cleveland Plain Dealer article in which we were interviewed to provide home staging tips. http://ww...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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"I'm no expert but I'm not paying a full commission when I can pay a discount broker a low flat fee and then pay only the selling agent's side of the commission. I negotiate for a living. Surely I can negotiate something as easy as a home sale." Yeah, right! And because every real estate agent al...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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"My house appraised at an amount higher than my real estate agent claims it's worth. Do I go with the Realtor's price opinion or the appraiser's?" Perhaps we're conditioned to believe that there's no better answer than one that's scientific. But don't be blinded by science!  Real estate appraisal...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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Just like politics, all real estate is local. Unfortunately many buyers run with what they hear in the mainstream media and may miss out on getting the exact house that they want. Does the following sound familiar? "The real estate agent says this house is priced well below market, and it's exact...

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
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Beachwood Real Estate - 2009 Year End Home Statistics        Wow, what a year for the Beachwood real estate market. Here is our official 2009 Beachwood Real Estate year in review complete with a comparison to 2008.   All Sales           # of homes sold         Ave. Sales Price              Ave. D...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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  Despite all of the bad news we heard about real estate in 2008, Beachwood, Ohio actually faired surprisingly well. We live here and we work here and find ourselves pleasantly surprised at the data! 2009                                                                                             ...

By Mark L. Ostrovsky, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
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We live and sell real estate in the City of Beachwood, Ohio where, according to the 2000 Census, the annual median household income was some $77,500, the population just over 12-Thousand, and the median age around 51 years old; which is older than the average age in the U.S. In 2000, families (no...

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
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Beachwood Real Estate: Beachwood A Green Community Beachwood, known for it's highly rated school district, great location, and excellent amenities, has just received another distinction: the top recycling community in Cuyahoga County. Recently, Beachwood received the highly coveted "trash Oscar" ...

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
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Beachwood Home Statistics November 2009     Here is a list of all single family homes that sold here in Beachwood last month.  A market summary will follow. 23207 E Groveland Rd $126,000 21118 Halworth Rd $130,000 23114 Cedar Rd $185,000 2546 Larchmont Rd $190,000 2173 Halcyon Rd $233,000 25911 H...

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
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  Beachwood Home Statistics October 2009     Here is a list of all single family homes that sold here in Beachwood in October. A market summary will follow. SOLDS October 2009 SALE PRICE     24561 S Woodland Rd $145,000 2577 Elmhurst Dr $222,500 23608 Ranch Rd $222,500 24875 Shaker Blvd $235,000 ...

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
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Beachwood Home Statistics     Here is a list of all single family homes that sold during the third quarter of 2009. A market summary will follow. 3204 Sulgrave Rd  $135,000 26117 N Woodland  $146,500 23818 E Baintree $147,500 24111 E Groveland Rd  $166,000 3597 Beacon Dr  $186,000 23705 E Silsby ...

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
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While the greater Cleveland area has a ton of playgrounds, there is one that is unlike any other in Northeast Ohio and is worthy of a visit. It is called Preston's H.O.P.E. and is located in Beachwood, Ohio.        The idea of this very special playground came from a family who had a little boy n...

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
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Already known as one of the top rated public schools in the area, Beachwood received yet another accolade for making Newsweek's list of top-rated schools in the entire US.   Officially, Beachwood was ranked 415 on the list of 1500 top high schools in America. The formula used by Newsweek to rank ...

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
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April was a somewhat slow month in the Beachwood real estate market in terms of actual sales. Specifically, 5 homes officially sold last month compared to 9 sales in April of 2008. However, there were 12 homes that went under contract in April, which is a great sign of increased buyer activity. H...

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