Shaker Heights, OH Real Estate News

By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Shaker Heights Ohio Homes For Sale between $400,000 - $600,000. As a Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) and a REALTOR with strong negotiating experience, I would be happy to assist you with your next home purchase or sale in the Shaker Heights Ohio real estate marketplace. Here are currently (as of 10/26/2009) 32 homes for sale in Shaker Heights Ohio between $400,000 - $600,000. Homes between $400,000 - $600,000 in Shaker Heights Ohio View all the homes for sale in Shaker Heights Ohio at Olsen Ziegler Realty Happy searching! Olsen Ziegler Realty -- An innovative and cost-effective way to buy and sell your Shaker Heights Ohio Home
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Shaker Heights Ohio Homes For Sale between $250,000 - $400,000. As a Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) and a REALTOR with strong negotiating experience, I would be happy to assist you with your next home purchase or sale in the Shaker Heights Ohio real estate marketplace. Here are currently (as of 10/26/2009) 61 homes for sale in Shaker Heights Ohio between $250,000 - $400,000. Homes between $250,000 - $400,000 in Shaker Heights Ohio View all the homes for sale in Shaker Heights Ohio at Olsen Ziegler Realty Happy searching! Olsen Ziegler Realty -- An innovative and cost-effective way to buy and sell your Shaker Heights Ohio Home
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Shaker Heights Ohio Homes For Sale up to $250,000. As a Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) and a REALTOR with strong negotiating experience, I would be happy to assist you with your next home purchase or sale in the Shaker Heights Ohio real estate marketplace. Here are currently (as of 10/26/2009) 191 homes for sale in Shaker Heights Ohio up to $250,000. Homes up to $250,000 in Shaker Heights Ohio View all the homes for sale in Shaker Heights Ohio at Olsen Ziegler Realty Happy searching! An innovative and cost-effective way to buy and sell your Shaker Heights Ohio Home
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Residential Asbestos Removal serving the Greater Cleveland Ohio market focuses on the safe and cost-effective removal or encapsulation of asbestos in homes.  They also provide mold abatement as well. I know the owner, Dale Koelewyn, and Dale has been in business since 1985.  His prices are fair and his work is professional.  He has done work for real estate clients of mine as well as encapsulated the asbestos in my previous Shaker Heights home. (215) 561-1600 or www.residentialasbestos.com  
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Need your gutters cleaned on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio -- say in Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights or University Heights?  Frank Nerone is a reliable and cost-effective resource.  While I don't know if his prices stay fixed forever, his policy has been he will clean the gutters on any size home on the east side of Cleveland for $75.  To find a reliable and cost effective gutter cleaner is hard, so I highly recommend Frank.  He has done work for several real estate clients of mine who were well pleased with his promptness, reliability and performance. Frank Nerone Owns Elite Painting 216.509.5643
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Here are the August 2009 real estate market statistics for the Shaker Heights, 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 ...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Shaker Heights Ohio Luxury Homes For Sale Luxury homes for sale in Shaker Heights Ohio currently only makes up about 14% of the total homes for sale in the community.  While the luxury home market segment in Shaker Heights Ohio is rather small, the inventory levels are high, credit is available for buyers with good credit, the housing market favors buyers, and prices have come down from the highs of the 2006-07 market.  Moreover, a truly motivated seller should be willing to negotiate hard to sell their home in this challenging marketplace, so even more opportunity exists in light of the already attractive environment that exists today. As a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a REALTOR with strong negotiating experience, I would be happy to assist you with your next luxury h...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Series -- Post 7 of 7 -- Our Unique Selling Proposition (USP) -- Another Fabulous Makeover of a 1920s Shaker Heights Ohio Home The first post in this series focused on performing an extreme makover by performing major renovation, redesign and home staging of a home in Cleveland Heights Ohio that we did for a seller client in both a cost-effective manner and quick turn-around time frame. The second post in this series focused on home staging a Twinsburg, Ohio home on a shoestring budget.  This seller said the total they had to invest in preparing their home for sale was $1,000.  The actual total was $500 and was primarily spent on obtaining a POD filled to the brim and stored off-site. The third post in this series focused on another extreme makeover of an architecturally significant hom...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Series -- Post 3 of 7 -- Our Unique Selling Proposition (USP) -- Extreme Makeover of an Expired Shaker Heights Ohio Home The first post in this series focused on performing an extreme makover by performing major renovation, redesign and home staging of a home in Cleveland Heights Ohio that we did for a seller client in both a cost-effective manner and quick turn-around time frame. The second post in this series focused on home staging on a shoestring budget.  This seller said the total they had to invest in preparing their home for sale was $1,000.  The actual total was $500 and was primarily spent on obtaining a POD filled to the brim and stored off-site. Feel free to check out our other posts in our USP series: Post 4 of 7 -- Our Unique Selling Proposition (USP) -- Our Unique Selling ...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Shaker Heights Ohio Real Estate and Community ProfileShaker Heights, Ohio is a beautiful inner suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, just eight miles from downtown and minutes from the cultural, academic, and vibrant University Circle area. Shaker Heights is known for its tree-lined streets, architecturally inspiring and inviting homes of all sizes, and multiple recreational offerings. Moreover, it is a model city recognized for its city services, green spaces and excellent school system. Approximately 30,000 people call Shaker Heights "home."Shaker Heights has homes for sale in nine neighborhoods that comprise Shaker Heights that include Boulevard, Fernway, Lomond, Ludlow, Malvern, Mercer, Moreland, Onaway, and Sussex. These neighborhoods were originally named for the elementary schools in each o...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
  Here are the July 2009 real estate market statistics for the Shaker Heights, 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 ...
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By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
Many local and international investors are looking forward to buying an attractive pieces of Real Estate in Greater Cleveland. Public's perception of price tags on Cleveland Real Estate is simple: Everything's on a huge sale!   After browsing numerous web sites which list foreclosueres, pre-foreclosures and auction sales, potential investors very often get a wrong idea that you can buy a good investment property in Cleveland for around $10,000.   Reality is a little bit different. As a Real Estate broker who consults local and international home buyers in Cleveland, I do not want my clients to get surprised by unexpected or undisclosed problems or circumstances. Surprises should not accompany any Real estate transactions. One of the reasons why apparently good bargains are not such grea...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
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 = # of homes sold in the past twelve month...
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By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
Looks like investors from the whole country and even the whole world have Cleveland and suburbs of Greater Cleveland on their shopping list. I don't blame them. Cleveland is beautiful!              As a Real Estate professional and a resident of Greater Cleveland I am very glad that people invest in Cleveland Real Estate. I am glad even more that people buy houses and condos not for a future profit but for today's living. I am happy that there are buyers with a strong purchasing power and a very good holding power. The reason I mention a Holding power is simple. Cleveland Real Estate market circa 2009 offers incredible opportunities for the buyers of all levels of income and life styles due to a big inventory of foreclosures and short sales. Buyers should remember however that holding R...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
  Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the Malvern neighborhood for the real estate market in Shaker Heights, 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 maximiz...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the Fernway neighborhood for the real estate market in Shaker Heights, 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 maximize ...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Welcome to the first installment of market statistics for the Onaway neighborhood for the real estate market in Shaker Heights, 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 maximize y...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Shaker Heights - Closed in May 2008 THE HISTORY--PAST and PRESENT: This stately home on one of Shaker's finest streets was on the market previously for six months with another top Realtor affiliated with a large real estate brokerage. The owner approached us and asked for a second opinion on why this home hadn't sold, nor had any offers in the previous six months. After touring the home, it quickly became apparent that there were many issues to address: Typical issues such as outdated carpeting over hardwood floors, Dated paint and wallpaper, and unappealing decor, all of which were easily changed. The main problem was an inherently bad kitchen design that suffered from a huge kitchen peninsula that impeded flow, and an extreme lack of natural light that made the kitchen seem dark and c...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
So here is the problem-the house is somewhat vacant and you are not sure what to do about that.  The main rooms have some furniture, but the bedrooms are sparse and one is actually bare.  The house looks "OK" enough, but it is definitely lacking any kind of WOW factor.  Here is where you have to think creatively.  Don't just throw the sign in the yard and hope that buyers will "use their imagination" or "pretend their furniture is in the house."  Go for it, add some real value to your service and think outside the box.   Note: These are actual photographs taken by Chris Olsen in December 2007 for an upper-end home we renovated and staged. Do you have anything at your own home that you can use to spruce up the house? My wife and business partner, Julie, borrowed her sister's old crib to ...
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By Kevin Cahill, CEO of REALean real estate franchise brand
(REALean Evolve Real Estate)
The city of Shaker Heights is offering property available for sale from its land bank.  Purchasers may construct new homes for owner-occupancy, or in some cases may purchase the property as a side lot for their existing adjacent home.  Here is a link with more information: http://www.shakeronline.com/dept/revite/InfillHousingProjectsinShaker.asp Surely, the opportunity to build in Shaker Heights could not get much better... builders are looking for work, and the city is seeking to provide a wider array of available housing.  Take advantage of the opportunities in today's market.  If you would like a free, no-obligation consultation, please feel free to call me: 216-509-6990 or send me an email: cahill@kw.com.
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