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By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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Mark your calendars for theBrecksville Ohio Home DaysFriday, Saturday, and SundayJune 26th,  27th and 28th!and enjoygreat foodfun musical entertainmentchildren's activitiesridesfireworksclassic car showanda pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.Our family has enjoyed this wonderful event many times over the years and look forward to attending again this year.A great big thank you to all the folks who give of their time to make this happen! If you would like to buy or sell a home in Brecksville Ohio or in the surrounding communities, please call me at 440-263-7496, or you may want to visit my website for more specific information on the communities I service: Brecksville Ohio Real Estate, Broadview Heights Ohio Real Estate, North Royalton Ohio Real Estate Independence Ohio Real Estate...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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All my life, one of my favorite activities has been long walks in the park. My Mom and Dad took us every Sunday winter,spring, summer, and fall and I have really fond memories of those times. When I met my husband I found it was something he enjoyed as well and now we drag treat our daughter to it too! Below are pictures of the park off Riverview Rd. This little creek is where my Dad taught my daughter how to skip stones and though she is 14 and he 85, they still enjoy doing that here. There are picnic tables and benches when you need a rest or a snack!     Here are a couple of pictures of the Oak Grove picnic area. Across from this lovely pavilion are some swings where my daughter and I clocked a lot of "swinging miles". And below is one of my favorite spots, the Harriet Keeler Picnic ...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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If you enjoy local theater you won't want to miss the latest production to be held at the Theater on the Square in Brecksville Ohio This year the show is "Children's Letters to God" based on the book by Stuart Hample.You can read a short summary of the book here.       Show times are:Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 14th, 15th, and 16th at 7:30p.m.andSunday, May 17th at 2:00p.m.       If you would like to buy or sell a home in Brecksville Ohio or in the surrounding communities, please call me at 440-263-7496, or you may want to visit my website for more specific information on the communities I service: Brecksville Ohio Real Estate, Broadview Heights Ohio Real Estate, North Royalton Ohio Real Estate Independence Ohio Real Estate, Seven Hills Ohio Real Estate, Parma Ohio Real Estate,...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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Below you will find Brecksville Ohio market statistics for active and pending listings from the first of the year and closed sales for the month of April. The "spring" market had a much slower start than last year, with concern on the part of buyers over jobs, job stability, and losses in the financial markets. The $8000 2009 home buyer tax credit has motivated first time buyers to purchase, but for those who want to move up or downsize it has been a bit more challenging. If you are thinking of selling in the near future, make sure your home is ready for the market and consider your price very carefully as it will be critical to the successful sale of your home. SINGLE FAMILY HOMES IN BRECKSVILLE OHIO # of active listings 98 avg. sqft. 3611 avg. price per sqft $124.02 avg. market time 1...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Here is a snapshot of absorption rates and months housing supply for different market segments for Brecksville, Ohio as of 4/19/2009. Please refer to my companion post Brecksville Ohio Real Estate Statistics - Absorption Rates and Months Housing Supply for an explanation of what these terms means. Here is entire single-family market segment:   Here is entire single-family market segment for <=250K:   Here is entire single-family market segment for 250-500K:   Here is entire single-family market segment for 500-1Million:   Here is entire single-family market segment for 1Million+: Source: NEOHREX. Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Olsen Ziegler Realty -- A Smarter Way to buy and sell your Greater Cleveland, Ohio Home
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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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, in number of months, for all the current homes for sale to be sold. Formulas: Monthly Absorption Rate ...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the Chippewa Hills neighborhood for the real estate market in Brecksville, Ohio.  As the year progresses, I will include sold statistics for 2009 as well.  I welcome your feedback if you have any suggestions for improvements, clarification or any other suggestions you have, as this data is for you. Please note that these are simply "averages" and hence, an individual home may fare far worse or better than the averages.  If you are thinking of selling your own home, it is imperative to both thoroughly conduct an in depth analysis to arrive at an appropriate asking price, as well as thoroughly prepare your home for sale in order to maximize your sales price. Source: NEOHREX. Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Note: ...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the Heather Hills neighborhood for the real estate market in Brecksville, Ohio.  As the year progresses, I will include sold statistics for 2009 as well.  I welcome your feedback if you have any suggestions for improvements, clarification or any other suggestions you have, as this data is for you. Please note that these are simply "averages" and hence, an individual home may fare far worse or better than the averages.  If you are thinking of selling your own home, it is imperative to both thoroughly conduct an in depth analysis to arrive at an appropriate asking price, as well as thoroughly prepare your home for sale in order to maximize your sales price. Source: NEOHREX. Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Note: R...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the Bradford Village neighborhood for the real estate market in Brecksville, Ohio.  As the year progresses, I will include sold statistics for 2009 as well.  I welcome your feedback if you have any suggestions for improvements, clarification or any other suggestions you have, as this data is for you. Please note that these are simply "averages" and hence, an individual home may fare far worse or better than the averages.  If you are thinking of selling your own home, it is imperative to both thoroughly conduct an in depth analysis to arrive at an appropriate asking price, as well as thoroughly prepare your home for sale in order to maximize your sales price. Source: NEOHREX. Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Note...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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Below you will find a comparison of closed sales between first qarter 2008 and first quarter 2009, broken down by condos and single family homes. All information is obtained from NEOHREX and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.       JAN'08 FEB'08 MAR'08 JAN'09 FEB'09 MAR'09 BRECKSVILLE                 CONDOS               # CLOSED N/A 1 3 0 1 1   AVG. PRICE N/A $237,500 $89,833 N/A $58,000 $60,000   AVG. SQFT N/A 2194 1172 N/A 826 950   AVG. PRICE PER SQFT N/A $108.25 $75.09 N/A $70.22 $63.15   % TO LIST PRICE N/A 91.38% 92.17% N/A 93.55% 84.51%   MARKET TIME N/A 128 19 N/A 285 205   SINGLE FAMILY               # CLOSED 4 3 7 3 5 6   AVG. PRICE $372,250 $320,833 $310,707 $158,000 $287,000 $348,417   AVG. SQFT 2871 2575 3300 2108 3098 3794   AVG. PRICE PER SQFT $129.13 $114.56 $94.01 ...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the Chapel Hill neighborhood for the real estate market in Brecksville, Ohio.  As the year progresses, I will include sold statistics for 2009 as well.  I welcome your feedback if you have any suggestions for improvements, clarification or any other suggestions you have, as this data is for you. Please note that these are simply "averages" and hence, an individual home may fare far worse or better than the averages.  If you are thinking of selling your own home, it is imperative to both thoroughly conduct an in depth analysis to arrive at an appropriate asking price, as well as thoroughly prepare your home for sale in order to maximize your sales price. Source: NEOHREX. Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Note: Rea...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the Preston Village neighborhood for the real estate market in Brecksville, Ohio.  As the year progresses, I will include sold statistics for 2009 as well.  I welcome your feedback if you have any suggestions for improvements, clarification or any other suggestions you have, as this data is for you. Please note that these are simply "averages" and hence, an individual home may fare far worse or better than the averages.  If you are thinking of selling your own home, it is imperative to both thoroughly conduct an in depth analysis to arrive at an appropriate asking price, as well as thoroughly prepare your home for sale in order to maximize your sales price. Source: NEOHREX. Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Note:...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the A Stone's Throw neighborhood for the real estate market in Brecksville, Ohio.  As the year progresses, I will include sold statistics for 2009 as well.  I welcome your feedback if you have any suggestions for improvements, clarification or any other suggestions you have, as this data is for you. Please note that these are simply "averages" and hence, an individual home may fare far worse or better than the averages.  If you are thinking of selling your own home, it is imperative to both thoroughly conduct an in depth analysis to arrive at an appropriate asking price, as well as thoroughly prepare your home for sale in order to maximize your sales price. Source: NEOHREX. Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Note:...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the Crane Creek neighborhood for the real estate market in Brecksville, Ohio.  As the year progresses, I will include sold statistics for 2009 as well.  I welcome your feedback if you have any suggestions for improvements, clarification or any other suggestions you have, as this data is for you. Please note that these are simply "averages" and hence, an individual home may fare far worse or better than the averages.  If you are thinking of selling your own home, it is imperative to both thoroughly conduct an in depth analysis to arrive at an appropriate asking price, as well as thoroughly prepare your home for sale in order to maximize your sales price. Source: NEOHREX. Information deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Note: Rea...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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Welcome to the award winning Brecksville Broadview Heights School system. It is comprised of 3 elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school and one high school. Here are some highlights.   the district is comprised of all of Brecksville, most of Broadview Heights and a small portion of North Royalton routinely ranked by Cleveland Magazine as one of the top suburban districts has received the highest possible rating on the state mandated District Report Card since 2000 before and after care called BeeKeepers Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District Chippewa Elementary School built in 1962 visit here for more information   Highland Drive Elementary Opened in 1953 visit here for more information   Hilton Elementary School Opened in 1967 newest of  the 3 and situ...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the Southern Estates neighborhood for the real estate market in Brecksville, Ohio.  As the year progresses, I will include sold statistics for 2009 as well.  More comprehensive, yet understandable statistics will be developed and reported in the future. I welcome your feedback if you have any suggestions for improvements, clarification or any other suggestions you have, as this data is for you. Please note that these are simply "averages" and hence, an individual home may fare far worse or better than the averages.  If you are thinking of selling your own home, it is imperative to both thoroughly conduct an in depth analysis to arrive at an appropriate asking price, as well as thoroughly prepare your home for sale in order to max...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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I took a hike yesterday with a friend of mine, Glen, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (see my sledding post here) and at times, in the Brecksville Reservation (see the trail map). Best of all, we could walk from our own homes into the park.  I took my black labrador retriever, and the three of us had a very relaxing two hour hike. While I didn't take my camera, I plan to take photos when we go out again.  We saw two waterfalls, one small, and one about 20' high.  Shale bed creeks, and compressed rock formations that look as if they were pushed up by a south moving from the glacier age, to an abundance of deer, owls and even coyotes all exist.  There are formal hiking trails as well as the ability to wander up and down hills, ravines and valleys with various streams makes for a very ...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Above & Beyond)
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Below you will find market statistics for the last 3 years in The Timbers and Emerald Woods, Brecksville Ohio. Although there was a decline in market values from 2007 to 2008, it is not nearly as much as in many other parts of the country. All information is obtained from neorhex and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed .If you would like to buy or sell a home in the Timbers or Emerald Woods, or any of the surrounding communities, please contact Barb Szabo at 440-263-7496 or visit my website.   EMERALD WOODS     2006 2007 2008 # OF HOMES SOLD 2 6 3 AVERAGE SELLING PRICE $403,500 $423,000(+.046) $349,000(-17.49) AVERAGE MARKET TIME 107 116 148 AVERAGE SQUARE FEET 4066 3650 3154 AVERAGE PRICE PER SQFT. $105 $117.66 $110.65           THE TIMBERS   # OF HOMES SOLD 5 9 8 AVERAGE SELLING PRI...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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As I write this post, I am sitting in the beautiful gymnasium at the Brecksville Rec Center (officially known as the Brecksville Community Center.)  It is a Saturday afternoon and my almost 8-year old son is a big basketball guy.  He has played basketball in various camps and sessions around the area over the last few years, including the Brecksville league which starts in 2 weeks.  There are at least 5-6 different sets of people shooting hoops—from a group of 7-8 year olds (my son included) to older adults, with groups of middle and high school boys thrown in.It is a full gym and everyone is having a great time.  The really cool thing is that everyone knows their space and plays well with others!  I haven’t heard any bad language nor seen any impolite behavior.  It reminds me of when I...
By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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Every year there is an Easter Egg Hunt in our neighborhood, Echo Hills.  Because we have such a wonderful playground area and picnic area, it is easy to gather tons of kids and their families to hunt for Easter eggs.   The way it works is that the hunt is divided by age groups, so the very youngest have their small area, the not too young have their larger area, and the somewhat older are more spread out.  It works just great.  There are lots of refreshments and the adults get to stand around, drink coffee, eat all the doughnuts they want, and catch up on all the happenings over the last 2 months-you know, the cold, snowy months when there is limited interaction because the days are short and the nights are freezing. Well last year was a real trip-it snowed its brains out the day before...

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