Explore Brecksville, OH
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 Grand Bay. It is not surprising to see the closed sales for second quarter since the tax credit expired at the end of April and the deals were most likely struck in first quarter. It is important to note that the home that sold in the 3rd quarter was a free standing cluster home on Sanctuary Circle. I happened to be the listing agent on this home and it was in excellent condition. It is not unusual for a freestanding unit to sell for more than an attached condo. The average sale prices are much closer to what is listed for 2nd quarter. 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.  ...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Brecksville Broadview Heights High School (BBHHS) Orchestra Programs Presents its 5th Annual "Spooktacular". The BBHHS Spooktacular details are as follows: Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. Location: Brecksville Broadview Heights High School Auditorium.6380 Mill Road, Broadview Heights, 44147.Note: The high school is behind the middle school, so keep following the road until you get there. Children's games and activities will begin at 6PM. Hay rides, cornhole, haunted organist, and a haunted house for children. Time: Concert is from 7-8pm. The orchestra will play music from the Phantom of the Opera and Spiderman.  Refreshments available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume. Free admission. Need more info? Call the performing arts hotline a...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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This post inspired by Stacia Whatley! Recently I created a Facebook page for Brecksville and Broadview Heights Ohio. The intent is for anyone who is interested to post about happenings in Brecksvillle and Broadview Heights. Some information you might want to share: A great meal at a local restaurant. Pics of your family/kids enjoying what these wonderful cities have to offer...parks... playgrounds...golf..swimming..state of the art community center. Comments or pics of local events, summer/fall festivals, home days, church info, wine tastings, sporting events...the list is endless. Tell us about all the positive things going on in your school...brag about your kids...tell us when the school plays/concerts are. Tell us why you love to live in these communities!      
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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The Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks is regarded as one of the best local park systems in the country. From The Brecksville Stables which provides horseback riding lessons, pony camps, therapeutic riding and more, along with trails throughout the Brecksville Reservation is quite an amenity for a suburban community. There are many all purpose hiking, biking, jogging and walking trails throughout the reservation, along with a nature center staffed by knowledgeable individuals who are there to provide seminars, education and various events -- my family and I went on a night excursion to communicate and listen to owls, which was a fascinating event to say the least. I love to hike and bike in the Brecksville Reservation as all as the nearby Cuyahoga Valley National Park. ...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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The Brecksville Ohio Library Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library system is both modern (insides rebuilt in 2006 due to a 100-year flood), comprehensive, well staffed, technology state-of-the-art and centrally located off Community Drive off Brecksville Road, just south of Downtown Brecksville. My family and I routinely take advantage of all the free (county tax dollar supported) services from books to movie rentals, to current periodicals to special events such as watching Jungle Terry bring out a skunk during his live animal show for both education and entertainment. Here is a companion post with some other photos taken this past week of some downtown Brecksville scenes. I also stopped by the Brecksville City Hall area and snapped a few photos of the baseball diamonds and tenn...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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The Brecksville City Hall area in Brecksville, Ohio is both home to City Hall, which houses the Mayor, City Council, as well as the various City Departments (police, building, zoning, economic development, etc.) as well as Fire Station, Service Center as well as two baseball/softball fields and three, fenced, lighted (for night play) tennis courts. This area is also directly connected to the Brecksville Community Center and the Brecksville Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library System. I was out and about last week and decided to snap a few photos of the downtown Brecksviille area on a nice sunny day.  I also snapped a few photos of the Brecksville Community Center complex and playground area as well. Here are a few photos of the Brecksville Reservation within the Cleveland Metroparks th...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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The Brecksville Community Center (aka...The Rec) is just south of downtown Brecksville and is an exceptional community treasure. I was out tooling around Brecksville this past week, happened to have my camera on a sunny day and decided to snap some photos.  Hope you enjoy them.  Here is a companion post with some other photos taken this past week of some downtown Brecksville scenes. I also stopped by the Brecksville City Hall area and snapped a few photos of the baseball diamonds and tennis court areas. Here are a few photos of the Brecksville Reservation within the Cleveland Metroparks that I also took this past week. Inside of the rec is basketball court, indoor olympic-sized swimming pool, with huge separate hot tub, saunas, full-line of cardiovascular equipment, spinning machines, f...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Downtown Brecksville Ohio is full of old-world charm and has a small town feel.  From the parades, to the older shops, to the design of the store fronts, it's hard to believe that Brecksville is tucked away and maintains a feeling from yesteryear, but is a mere 15 miles down Downtown Cleveland. I was out and about last week and decided to snap a few photos of the downtown Brecksviille area on a nice sunny day.  I also snapped a few photos of the Brecksville Community Center complex and playground area as well. I also stopped by the Brecksville City Hall area and snapped a few photos of the baseball diamonds and tennis court areas. Here are a few photos of the Brecksville Reservation within the Cleveland Metroparks that I also took this past week. Enjoy! Fall is here, and winter is coming!
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Maryann's Homemade Candies in downtown Brecksville, Ohio has been a fixture for many, many decades.     Whenever I want to pickup something special, or if my kids have an insatiable sweet tooth, Maryann's Homemade Candies is the place to go. Taking a stroll in downtown Brecksville is like going back in time a few generations, and walking inside this old, quaint store hearkens back to a simpler time.  Don't take my word for it, visit Maryann (yes, she is in the store quite often) and see for yourself! Happy sampling. Maryann's Homemade Candies 8929 Brecksville Road Brecksville, OH 44141 440.526.4006
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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If you are looking for a fun and action-packed basketball camp this fall in advance of Fall travel team tryouts in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights area, then consider signing up for the Bees Basketball Sunday Night Hoops which runs on 6 consecutive Sundays from 5:30 - 7:30pm staring on September 26th. Ages: 3rd - 6th grade boys Location: Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Cost: $70 per player. Registration Deadline: 9/26/10. For information or registration, please contact Steve Mehalik at 440.724.6919 or smehalik@sbcglobal.net.
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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August 2010 real estate market statistics report for the Brecksville, Ohio community in Northeast Ohio. Absorption Rates and Months Housing Supply These two terms are one piece of the puzzle to help real estate agents, appraisers, home sellers and buyers alike make sense out of the real estate market. This is a little-known, but effective tool, if used in proper context, to help a home seller or buyer understand the market conditions for the home they wish to sell or buy. The easiest way to define these two terms is with an example: Absorption Rates (AR)- The rate at which homes are selling (ie. absorbed), over a specific time period, typically 12 months.  This is beneficial in determining supply and demand trends for the local market. Months Housing Supply (MHS) - How long it will take...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Under Contract in 10 Days: My new listing in the Echo Hills neighborhood in Brecksville Ohio at 10155 Deer Run just went under contract this past week.   Behind this traditional colonial facade is a home that intrigue you with it's redesign, impress you with the quality craftsmanship and renovations throughout and will make you smile at all the BENEFITS this home will allow you to reap for what it provides. 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half-bath Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with direct vent gas fireplace with remote, electric start Complete kitchen renovation and expansion: KraftMaid  maple with stainless steel hardware, gorgeous granite countertops, stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, including a built-in refrigerator, wall  oven, microwave wall oven and gas cooktop. Skylight, pe...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Check out the for sale flyer for my new listing: 10155 Deer Run in Brecksville, OH 44141 ***NOTE: THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD AND IS NOW LONGER AVAILABLE.*** Curious about what homes are currently for Sale in Brecksville Ohio? Click to see all Brecksville Ohio Homes for Sale Please read about some of the neat features and gorgeous photos for this fine home. As a Brecksville resident and local business owner, I would be happy to provide a personal tour of this fine home at 10155 Deer Run, the Echo Hills neighborhood as well as Brecksville Ohio and its wonderful neighborhoods.  Feel free to contact me at 216.702.0537 (Cell), I'll be happy to arrange a guided and fun tour! :)  A $marter Way to buy and sell your Brecksville Ohio Home Disclaimer: Information is obtained from Greater Clevelan...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
Comments 1
Brecksville Ohio Real Estate Market Report Second Quarter 2010 Although activity slowed after the tax credit expired, the pending and closed sales are stronger than 1st quarter and that is a positive sign. The low interests rates are a contributing factor, I believe, to the steady sales. It is important to note that the pending and closed sales are indicative of contracts written in May and June. It is also important to note that the (original) deadline to transfer title on a home and still receive the tax credit was June 30th, which also contributed to better numbers. The yellow highlights indicate an increase, the red a decrease.   BRECKSVILLE # OF ACTIVE LISTINGS 101 AVG. SQFT. 3227 AVG. PRICE PER SQFT. $128.97 AVG. MARKET TIME 204 AVG. LIST PRICE $415,456 AVG. SALE PRICE N/A # OF CO...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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The annual Echo Hills Garage Sale in Brecksville Ohio is Saturday, July 17th, 2010 from 9am - 4pm.    Entrance is off Deer Run.  From Interstate I-77, exit Miller Road, turn left/east.  Dead end into Route 21 (Brecksville Road), turn right.  1st traffic light is Snowville Road, turn left.  Turn left on Deer Run.   Dozens of homes participate and people come from all counties around due to the neighborhood-wide garage sale in Brecksville Ohio.
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Here is the July 2010 real estate market update for the Valleybrook Estates neighborhood in Brecksville, Ohio, 44141: There are currently three homes on the market and not under contract and the average asking price is $444,663, is 3,628 square feet and has been on the market for 181 days. There is one home that is currently under contract. There have been no closed sales in 2010. The six recorded sales in Valleybrook Estates since 2008 are:  $338,655.  4810 Valleybrook Drive.  Sold on 9/29/2009. $830,000.  5582 Hollythorn Drive.    Sold on 6/5/2009. $560,000.  5559 Ridgewood Lane.    Sold on 3/30/2009. $500,000.  5579 Hollythorn Drive.    Sold on 3/25/2009. $510,000.  5559 Hollythorn Drive.    Sold on 6/19/2008. $564,500.  5554 Ridgewood Lane.   Sold on 5/30/2008. Valleybrook Estates ...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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As an assistant coach on my son's little league baseball team here in Greater Cleveland, I think I have almost as much fun as he does, as there is just something pure about watching a bunch of 9 year olds learn the game of baseball. They have had two games this year, and the first game they lost pretty soundly and the reverse was true in game 2.  While the league doesn't keep score as it's all about player development and fun at this age, these boys sure do keep good score in their heads and are pretty competitive. What's great about youth sports in Greater Cleveland is since our area is not a "high growth" area, there aren't 10 kids trying out for every 1 spot.  Okay, for some private travel teams, it's pretty competitive and even my son has gotten rejected from a travel baseball team ...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
Comments 1
  Below is the Brecksville Ohio real estate market report for May, 2010. Note that properties under contract and those that closed in May are likely the result of contracts written in March and April. There was a noticeable drop in activity after the tax credit expired, but as of the last few weeks, activity has increased. I anticipate that we will see an increase in contingent and closed  homes in the next few months. The yellow highlighted areas indicate a decrease, the red an increase, compared to first quarter 2010. BRECKSVILLE # OF ACTIVE LISTINGS 98 AVG. SQFT. 3302 AVG. PRICE PER SQFT. $121.9 AVG. MARKET TIME 196 AVG. LIST PRICE $425,375 AVG. SALE PRICE N/A # OF CONTINGENT LISTINGS 2 AVG .SQFT. 2002 AVG. PRICE PER SQFT. $112.05 AVG. MARKET TIME 34 AVG. LIST PRICE $225,500 AVG. SAL...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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The neighborhoods in Brecksville Ohio vary widely, with a diversity in age, size, and amenities.  There are starter home neighborhoods priced $200,000 to luxury neighborhoods well over $1,000,000.The following neighborhoods is not the entire list of neighborhoods, but does represent some of the more well-known neighborhoods in Brecksville.  I will keep adding neighborhoods throughout the summer. Four Seasons - Luxury Home Development Echo Hills - Unmatched Neighborhood Amenities Highland Glens - Newer, Quiet, Convenient Woodcrest - Condos in the Heart of Downtown Cranbrook - Directly Across from the Fabulous Brecksville Community Center and Library One Chippewa Trail - Luxury Living Close to Downtown Brecksville Chapel Hill - Close to Downtown Brecksville and the Brecksville Community C...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Comments 1
The Hunting Valley neighborhood in Brecksville, Ohio, 44141 consists of 22 luxury, single-family homes built between 1999-2003 with homes ranging from 3,441 to 5,828 square feet.   The lot sizes range from .75 - 2.3 acres with the majority of the properties being .5-2.5 acres.  The highest sales price recorded (as listed in the County Auditor's website) was $1,325,000 in 2005.  This was the builder's (United Homes) model home. The six recorded sales since 2005 are: $1,140,000. 4546 Hunting Valley Lane.      Sold on 9/18/2009. (I represented the buyer). $802,000.    4559 Hunting Valley Lane.      Sold on 3/19/2009. $710,000.    4562 Hunting Valley Lane.      Sold on 2/17/2009. $617,500.    4526 Hunting Valley Lane.      Sold on 3/11/2008. $641,000.    4539 Hunting Valley Lane.      Sold ...

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