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By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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What could be more fun than a SUPER BOWL TAILGATE PARTY? The only thing better than the party itself is the funds it will bring in for the BBH Bee Athletic Boosters. Check out what you get for a mere $30 per person!   Sat. Feb. 5th 7:00p.m. to Midnight "SUPER BOWL TAILGATE PARTY" FUNDRAISER (St. Michael's Woodside Gym & Shanty, 5025 Mill Rd.) - Sponsored by BBH Bee Athletic Boosters. $30 per person includes food, beer/wine, soft drinks, games, music, side boards, silent auction and team baskets. ******There will also be a drawing for a big-screen TV****** Information and tickets: egreenlee62@gmail.com So get some friends together and plan to attend this fun filled fundraiser!!
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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A L L  A B O A R D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Winter blues setting in?  Do you prefer watching winter from inside a nice warm room?  Then you will surely enjoy the Cuyahoga  Valley Scenic Railroad's winter excursions!From January through March, the CVSR offers its Cabin Fever trips each weekend. Warm soups, sandwiches, and drinks are available to keep you warm and content. The ride is about 3 hours and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.A recent addition to the train is the Voices of the Valley audio tour, which is part of the $10 ticket price.  Headphones are provided. Using GPS technology, the audio provides different stories as the train travels both north and south through the scenic park.  Passengers may also choose to get off and shop in the historic Village of Peninsula. Departi...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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  Rockledge and the Timbers in Brecksville Ohio offer rolling landscapes and a beautiful variety of architecture. Becasue of the rolling landscape there are many homes with walkout basements. Our MLS allows agents to include the finished square feet of a basement IF it is a walkout. Therefore, it is important to remember that the price per square footed included below may vary considerably. It's always a good idea to have your home assessed by and agent who will take the makeup of the square footage into account along with upgrades, lot size, etc... There are currently 5 homes available in Rockledge and The Timbers.   Your home for sale needs a strong internet presence. Below is some of my internet marketing. Homes for sale in The Timbers Homes for sale in Rockledge Brecksville Ohio,  a...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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The condo market faced challenges in 2010 and it will likely be the same in 2011. Many lenders are requiring 20 - 30% down for condo purchases, although it is possible to buy a condo with less down. It will depend on the lender you choose. There is quite a spread between price points in Grand Bay so do not be overly concerned about what you see in the chart below with regard to average list price. It is always a good idea to have your home assessed by a Realtor® so that he or she can price your home based on condition, upgrades, square footage, etc...The far more important numbers are those of the sold homes, which you can also see below. Currently there are 7 properties available in Grand Bay, Brecksville Ohio.   Your home for sale needs a strong internet presence. Below is some of my ...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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Echo Hills Brecksville Ohio 4th Quarter Market Report 2010 Echo Hills is a very desirable community in Brecksville, offering swimming and fishing lakes, soccer field, play ground and much more. In the past Echo Hills has often been the development with the most transfers. Price and condition will remain key for selling your Echo Hills home as we enter the 2011 market. There are currently 2 active listings in Echo Hills   Below is some of my internet marketing. Echo Hills Website Brecksville Ohio,  a lovely suburb of ClevelandBrecksville-Broadview Heights School DistrictBrecksville Community CenterBrecksville Ohio Home DaysBrecksville Ohio MetroparksBrecksville Ohio in the SummertimeAustins's Wood Fire GrillBrecksville Ohio on Facebook
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Tenacity -- I hope you get one just like you.  My mom has told me many times before we decided to have kids: I hope you get one just like you: non-stop as she said with a glint and a hint of friendly revenge in her eye. Tenacity.  Just take a look at my son there in December weather in Cleveland, Ohio. Frigid temperatures -- in the teens with the wind chill. This kid plays basketball all winter long in the backyard.  He shovels the snow off to the best of his ability and he will go outside and shoot baskets for 30-60 minutes just about every day.  If the court is icy, he will take his boot and try and scrape it off when he can't get the shovel to do what he wants. Sometimes, he will spend 10 minutes dragging his heel around scraping ice off the court, just enough to make a lay-up path. ...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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I know how busy everyone is this time of year, but taking some time to relax and unwind is not overrated. Stress can cause a lot of ill affects on your health, none of them good. A perfect way to de-stress for me is to take a walk in the park, preferably with my husband and daughter. Not today of course, when it's practically a blizzard outside, but on a calm and sunny day, when you can see the snow glistening like crystal!Native Clevelanders know all about our wonderful park system, called the Emerald Necklace. This beautiful park system includes over 60 miles of all purpose trails for cycling, hiking, walking, and in line skating.  There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails in the 20,000 plus acres that make up the metro parks.*There are nature/visitor centers designed to educate pe...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Brecksville Ohio Emerald Woods Neighborhood PhotosBrecksville Ohio has some amazing neighborhoods.  Emerald Woods is one such neighborhood.  I wrote a profile post on the Emerald Woods Neighborhood so feel free to visit this post for some background information on home sales, prices, streets and links to other fun things to do in Brecksville as well as other neighborhood profiles in Brecksville, Ohio. I hope you enjoy these photos I snapped this past July. As a Brecksville resident, broker/owner, REALTOR, I would be happy to provide a tour of our wonderful community and all it has to offer feel free to contact me on my cell 216.702.0537 or e-mail: chris@olsenziegler.com.     Search for your next home: Brecksville Homes For Sale Search for Cleveland Ohio Homes For Sale
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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I always anxiously await the first snowfall of the year, not just the dusting that can occur early, but the kind that makes my two Labrador Retrievers run like crazy outside and throw themselves into the ground. While I am horrible at night time photography, no tripod setup, etc., I always have liked the softness of snow falling that is captured by the camera lens, as well as photographing some lights (these were just in my backyard.
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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Mark your calendars for the Brecksville Ohio Bicentennial Kick-Off Christmas Parade and ring in the season on Sun. December 5th at 4:00p.m. It will start at the square and finish behind City Hall witha spectacular Christmas show, a visit from the North Pole,the Annual Tree Lighting, andFIREWORKS!!Seating will be limited but all are welcomed to bring chairs and/or blankets,and hot chocolate will be served!
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Peter Horn Master Violin Maker and Restorer of Stringed Instruments - Greater Cleveland Ohio Greater Cleveland, Ohio is home to one of the most experienced (56+ years) master violin (and all stringed instruments) maker, repair and restoration specialists in the country.  Peter Horn is a master violin maker, repairer and restorer. I had the opportunity recently to visit Peter in his shop in at 10269 Barr Road in Brecksville, Ohio 44141.  My daughter's viola bow had a serious stress fracture so I took it to Peter to evaluate.  Peter explained that the crack was running with the grain and could be easily repaired.  Peter also explained that if the crack was going across the grain, the repair would have been more involved.   I sat and visited with Peter, swapping stories about our kids, the...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Goodbye my friend.  A piece of my life just drove away yesterday, never to return, and I'm a bit nostalgic, not really melancholy, but my wife and I definitely took a trip down memory lane for a bit. The reason for the nostalgia is pretty simple I think: I'm past the point of getting excited about cars anymore.  We decided to not buy a new car anymore after this one due the huge depreciation encountered in the first several years.  My goal and ideals are more practical: reliability, low maintenance, lower total cost of ownership, and practicality. This car may well be the last new car we will ever own.  We owned this car for 18 years so it becomes a part of your life, albeit minor, but always there, nonetheless. I know...I know...it's a piece of sheet metal -- but --it used to be a gorg...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Brecksville Ohio has several luxury home neighborhoods.  Conifer Acres is one such neighborhood. There are a few lots let for development in this fine development of homes.  United Homes is the builder and I have been inside many United Home models and sold their former model in another luxury home last year -- they build amazing homes! Here are a few photos of Conifer Acres...a fine luxury home neighborhood in Brecksville Ohio. Enjoy.    
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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The Hunting Valley luxury home neighborhood in Brecksville, Ohio was built by United Homes between 1999-2003 and is located on a quiet street, but yet is very convenient to both downtown Brecksville as well as Interstate 77 for commuting. I took a few photos this past August so you can get a feel for the types of homes this luxury neighborhood offers a Greater Cleveland Ohio luxury home buyer.    
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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I was out snapping photos last month (October 2010) in the Rockledge Estates Neighborhood.  I just wrote a November 2010 real estate market update for the combined neighborhoods of Rockledge Estates and The Timbers and included some photos of The Timbers neighborhood in this post. Here are some photos of the Rockledge Estates Neighborhood in Brecksville, Ohio.  
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Sleepy Hollow Golf Course is owned Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Brecksville Ohio is owned by the Cleveland Metroparks and I drive by this wonderful public golf course on a daily basis.  I was just browsing through some of my unprocessed photos I took last month as I love to shoot photos in the Fall.  I ran across this one photo that has a view of the Cuyahoga Valley in the backdrop. Please stop in at a prior post I wrote along with some other photos about Sleepy Hollow Golf Course.  
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Here is the November 2010 real estate market update for The Timbers and Rockedge Estates neighborhoods in Brecksville, Ohio, 44141: There are currently six homes on the market and not under contract and the average asking price is $506,850, has 4,516 square feet and has been on the market for 228 days. There is one home that is currently under contract. The Timbers and Rockledge Estates neighborhoods in Brecksville, Ohio adjoin each other with separate entrances off Brecksville Road.  The Timbers is accessible from Timber Trail and Rockledge Estates is accessible via Rockledge Drive. This is a mature neighborhood with larger homes, some of which are estate types of homes with very large square footage, and lots of custom features.  A few characteristics of these neighborhoods are:   ~16...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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Four Seasons in Brecksville Ohio is located in the southern end of Brecksville off Highland Dr., south of Miller Rd. and is comprised of about 80 luxury homes on larger than average lots. Below is the market report for third quarter, and as it compares to second quarter. If your home in Four Seasons will soon be on the market, it is critical that you price it properly. It would be a good idea not only to have a Realtor® prepare a detailed market analysis, but also to hire an professional appraiser. There are many factors to take into consideration such as interior and exterior upgrades, size and topography of the lot , location within the subdivision, just to name a few. Today, internet exposure for your home should be a high priority. Below is some of my internet marketing. Brecksville...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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Echo Hills is a lovely community in the southern part of Brecksville Ohio, with easy access to Cleveland and Akron. Amenities include a swimming lake, fishing lake, tennis courts, soccer field and more. Below is the recent activity in Echo Hills. There are many factors to take into account when looking at averages, in particular, whether or not any of the sold or current properties are/were short sales or foreclosures, as this can affect both the list price and the sale price. Other factors include location (cul-de-sac vs. main street), lot (level vs. ravined) and improvements within the home. It's important to take all these things into consideration when pricing your home, especially given the state of the current market.   If your home will soon be on the market, it's important that ...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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As you can see from the numbers below, nothing has changed for the active listings in The Timbers and Rockledge.  Although the averages prices were up for sales in second quarter it is very important to note that there is a wide array of housing styles and square footage in these 2 developments. It is wise to have a Realtor® prepare a detailed market analysis for you. As winter approaches, we will likely see less traffic. Sellers should make every effort to say yes to all showings, and present their homes in the best light possible.                                                           If your home will soon be on the market, it's important that it has lots of online exposure. Below is some of my internet marketing. Homes for sale in The Timbers Homes for sale in Rockledge Brecksvil...

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