Solon, OH Real Estate News

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Timber Trails of Solon Ohio In an effort to give our readers information not found anywhere else, we conduct extensive research on every neighborhood and subdivision in Solon OH, this includes personally touring hundreds of homes. This post features one of Solon's truly beautiful yet affordable subdivisions, Timber Trails of Solon.     Timber Trails of Solon is a smaller development that is tucked away and nestled in a nice pocket of wooded land, yet conveniently located off Liberty Road, just south of Pettibone Road ( Rt.43 ). The development is within close proximity to the new state of the art Solon Recreation Center, The Solon Center for The Arts, and nearby shopping. It also backs up to the Solon luxury home development of Forest Hills. Overall, there are 39 homes in the Timber Tra...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Solon OH Real Estate - North Vs. South Solon, Which Is Better As real estate agents who live here in Solon OH, we are often asked this question by buyers who are not familiar with the area. It is a tough question to answer because each specific area within Solon has its advantages, and every buyer has their own personal preference depending on various factors. First, let's clarify what most people mean when we say "North" or "South" Solon. Officially, North Solon and South Solon are not actual cities, they are merely popular terms used by us locals to describe where something is located within the city. Here is some detailed information on both areas of town. North Solon - Refers to the area North of highway 422 and is characterized in terms of Solon real estate by typically older homes...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Solon OH Real Estate - Local Vegetarian Dining As self-proclaimed “foodies”, we are always on the lookout for “good eats”.  Our lifestyle choices have progressed toward meatless dining so we’re always delighted to find restaurants serving great vegetarian and vegan dishes.   Here are just a few of our favorites places to go that are located in or near our home in Solon OH:   Mustard Seed Market and Cafe - Located in the Uptown Solon OH Shopping Center on Kruse Drive,  Mustard Seed offers a lot. While it is a major area market, there is also a Bistro here with both indoor and outdoor seating.  They have a very extensive menu with all types of healthy offerings for vegetarians, vegans, and those just looking for a healthy meal. They also have a smoothie and juice bar, and soup and salad b...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Career Day Allows Us A Chance To Recruit Some Very Young Agents Last Friday, we spent the morning at Parkside Elementary School in Solon participating in Career Day for the 4th grade students. There were a total of 18 different stations, many consisting of local parents, for the kids to visit. The presentations were 15 minutes, and the students got a chance to pick 9 stations that were of interest to them. We thoroughly enjoyed teaching the children all about the wonderful world of real estate. We shared with them the basics of what a real estate agent does, and what skills are necessary to be successful. We made our presentation very interactive, asking the students a lot of questions and encouraging their participation. Our focus was on one of our specialties, home staging.   Amy shar...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Solon Real Estate - Monthly Home Statistics February 2010      Here are all the homes that sold in Solon in February: 5765 Richmond Rd $66,000 32756 Parkway Boulevard Blvd $115,000 34500 Jaclyn Dr $147,000 5595 Janet Blvd $189,500 37427 Hunters Ridge $199,000 31525 Farm Dr $200,000 35725 Sedge Cir $254,000 6366 Creekside Trl $270,000 34880 Seminole Way $432,500 7338 Shelford Dr $557,500 Summary: The winter months are typically slower, with only serious buyers and bargain hunters venturing out in the cold and snow. February home transfers are a result of contracts written in November and December, and Januray, not necessarily an indication of current market activity. While bank owned and distressed properties make up about 30% of the market nationwide, there was only 1 bank owned home th...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
What's New In The Solon Restaurant Scene To most people who live here, the only complaint you hear about our wonderful City of Solon is that "we don't have enough good restaurants".  Well, it looks like our luck has finally changed. The hottest restaurant news is that Pacific East has come to Solon and is now open for business!  The Schuman Team loves the amazing sushi this restaurant serves up at it's Eton Place location and is thrilled to welcome this restaurant to our fair city.  You can find it at 33003 Aurora Rd. (next to Penn Station Subs). Also new to Solon is Benny's Grill.  Benny's Grill offers great casual dining that is great for a business lunch or a family dinner and has become a favorite for many of our local friends. It is located next to Office Max at 33587 Aurora Rd., a...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Taste of Solon 2010 The annual taste of Solon is just weeks away. Specifically, it will be held Sunday, March 14th, 2010 from 4-7PM at Signature Country Club. For those who have never attended, it is a great way to taste food from many different Solon and surrounding area restaurants and socialize with your local friends and business associates. Food will be available from popular local and national restaurants such as: Glenwillow Grille Hilton Garden Inn Jekyll's Kitchen                                   Panera Bread Rusty Bucket Station 43    and many others.... The event will also feature a silent auction, live music, and prizes. Tickets are only $25. Call 440-248-5080 today to make your reservations to attend this fantastic event. ****************************************************...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Solon Community Park and Playground While most local residents are familiar with all the great amenities our city has to offer, we would like to highlight one of the real gems of Solon, the Solon Community Park.     People relocating to Solon, especially those that have children, are always curious to learn if we have any  local playgrounds, so we wanted to highlight the one that is most well-known.   The Solon playground is located in the heart of the city, across the street from the Solon Public Library. The playground area is actually part of the larger Solon Community Park. The official address is 6679 SOM Center Road, although in addition to the main entrance off SOM, there is another entrance off Portz Parkway. There is plenty of free parking available. The playground offers 2 upd...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Rotary International Forming Solon Chapter   The local Rotary district is looking to expand by opening a Solon club. This is an exciting opporunity to become a charter member and part of one of the most well respected organizations in the world.   What Is Rotary? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, and has over 1,000,000 members. There are clubs located not only throughout the US but actually 33,000 clubs throughout the world. Rotary club members are those who are willing to give of themselves to help better their local and international community. Rotary is most famous for being the driving factor for helping to eradicate polio worldwide. Their immunization efforts have been an effective force in reaching out to third world countrys and making sure chil...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
 Solon Real Estate - Monthly Home Statistics January 2010 As most people know, January is typically a slow month in real estate in terms of sales. However, we did see the same number of transfers last month as we did in January 2009. Here is an unofficial list of homes that sold in Solon last month: 38510 Aurora Rd $110,000 34955 Solon $155,500 33342 Warwickshire $174,900 32852 Brackenbury Dr $265,000 35925 Pettibone Rd $319,000 35865 Spatterdock Ln $339,000 39250 Lochmoor Dr $395,000 6842 Teasel Ct $440,000 37655 Windy Hill Ln $460,250 Summary: While the winter months traditionally bring out the bargain hunters looking for distressed properties, only one of these homes would be considered in that category as it was a short sale. Otherwise, all the homes that sold last month were normal...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
SOLON BANK OWNED HOMES   While many companies sell consumers lists of bank owned homes, the lists being offered are rarely accurate. So, save your money, don't pay for a list and get the information on Solon bank owned homes right here, compliments of The Schuman Team. Right now, despite what some reports may indicate, the inventory of Solon bank owned homes is small. There are an additional 19 homes listed as short sales, however. Here is an up to date list, as of January 24, 2010, of streets in Solon where there are currently bank owned homes.         ADDRESS LIST PRICE PRIOR SALE PRICE       Aurora Rd. 108,000 87,500  Country View Lane 219,500 255,000 Spatterdock 270,000   Flanders 621,000                                 While many bank owned homes in Solon have sold over the last se...
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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)
Solon OH Real Estate Search. We in Local-n-Global Realty Make It Easy For Home Buyers to find the one and the perfect home in Solon for your family. Solon is one of the best places to live, according to Money's list of America's best small towns. Exceptional Solon Schools system is one of the biggest factors why so many families consider buying Real Estate in Solon. We in Local-n-Global Realty decided to make it easier for home buyers who are looking for moving to Solon School district. We created the specific Homes In Solon Schools District Property search web page. Now you cango directly to this page and check out the most up-to-date Real Estate information from our local MLS.
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
  Solon Luxury Homes - 2009 Year In Review Here is our official 2009 year in review for Solon Luxury Homes complete with a comparison to 2008. We will provide commentary after giving Solon luxury home statistics. Please keep in mind that due to the merging of two different multiple listing services in 2009, the 2008 statistics below may differ slightly from last years' year end statistics. In the Cleveland real estate market, the definition of a luxury home is one that sells for at least $500,000.   Luxury Sales     # of Homes Sold        Ave. Sales Price              Ave. Days on Market 2009                        31                      $599,060                             128 2008                        48                      $657,456                              97    Highest Sale ...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
   Solon Real Estate - 2009 Year End Home Statistics   Here is our official 2009 Solon Real Estate year in review complete with a comparison to 2008. We will provide commentary after giving statistics. Please keep in mind that due to the merging of two different multiple listing services during 2009, the 2008 statistics below may differ slightly to last years' year end statistics.   All Sales           # of homes sold         Ave. Sales Price              Ave. Days on Market  2009                       245                           $285,607                             107   2008                       244                           $334,040                              97 Highest Sale = $785,000 Lowest Sale = $25,499   Luxury Sales     # of homes sold        Ave. Sales Price              ...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
 SOLON MONTHLY HOME STATISTICS NOVEMBER 2009   Here is a list of all homes that officially transferred in November. We will provide a summary after the list.     7421 Geauga St $71,000 5851 Richmond Rd $80,000 5386 SOM Center $105,000 6722 Solon Blvd $135,000 6472 Glenallen $140,000 6741 Duneden Ave $151,900 5165 Brainard Rd $153,700 32355 Bainbridge Rd $172,000 32440 Pettibone Rd $180,000 6618 Copley Ave $185,000 5285 Parkside Trl $200,000 32220 Tracy Ln $219,000 5185 Park Side Trl $231,000 37192 Deer Run $232,000 29460 Miles Rd $240,000 5490 Som Center Rd $309,000 32996 Lisa Ln $337,800 38515 Flanders Dr $340,000 6921 Silkwood Ln $349,000 32545 Shadowbrook Dr $385,000 38450 Flanders $561,000 6955 Woodlands Ln $600,000   As predicted in recent posts, last month was a very active month ...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
   SOLON MONTHLY HOME STATISTICS Here is a list of all homes that officially transferred in October. We will provide a summary after the list.     SOLDS October 2009 SALE PRICE     37805 Pettibone Rd 108,000 35650 Bainbridge Rd 113,000 6631 Solon Blvd  135,500 6620 Edgemoor Ave 150,000 5175 Parkside Trl 169,400 36145 Bainbridge Rd 183,000 5855 Liberty Rd 190,500 5950 Hansom Dr 195,700 32255 Tracy Ln 218,000 28661 Naylor 219,000 33640 Outley Park Dr 305,000 33900 Country View Ln 307,000 32370 Seneca Dr 319,000 5894 Briarhill Dr 330,000 5894 Briarhill Dr 420,000 39106 Glenlivet Ct 500,000   There were 16 total homes that sold in October in Solon at an average sales price of $241,444. This is almost the same exact average sales price as last month. Last September saw 22 sales at an average...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Solon Short Sales Over the past few years, we have had numerous calls from buyers looking to buy a home in Solon and wanting a deal. They often mention their interest in bank owned and short sale homes. This post is for those who are looking to buy a home in Solon and are especially interested in Solon short sales but would like to learn a little more about what the process entails and where to find these particular homes. We have used the popular question and answer format in this post. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHORT SALES AND BANK OWNED HOMES? Bank owned homes and properties going through the short sale process are very different. If you are interested in a bank owned home, we can certainly assist you in finding them and walking you through the process as we have had a lot of exp...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
When we remodeled our kitchen, we went to Mont Granite, Inc. at 6130 Cochran Road in Solon, Ohio 44139. (440) 287-0101. They had an incredibly diverse selection and were competitively priced.  Moving a huge slab of granite is not a quick endeavor and the staff never tired of our asking questions or wanting to see another slab that needed to be moved. Please note: I do NOT, repeat, do NOT receive any form of direct or indirect compensation for mentioning this company.  I simply like to blog about exceptional local business for which I receive excellent value and service, plain and simple.
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
SOLON MONTHLY HOME STATISTICS Here is a list of all homes that officially transferred in September. We will provide a summary of the first 3 quarters of 2009 after the list. 27855 Cannon Road $103,000 35993 Timberlane $155,000 6639 Forest Glen $155,000 33103 Cromwell $165,000 6855 Liberty $175,000 33020 Cromwell Drive $180,000 7067 Fox Hill $182,000 6882 Glenallen $215,000 37590 Bunker Hill $255,000 32690 Wintergreen $323,000 34756 Blue Heron  $337,000 7403 Capilano $410,000 38115 Flanders $490,000   There were 13 total homes that sold in September at an average sales price of $241,923. Last September saw 16 sales at an average price of $268,756. These Solon home statistics indicate that moderate priced homes are selling and luxury homes, those valued at over $500,000, are not. This is ...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Cleveland Ohio Luxury Homes - Local Agent Receives Luxury Home Designation The Schuman Team, Keller Williams Realty would like to congratulate Dan Schuman, a luxury home real estate agent here in Cleveland Ohio for recently being awarded the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) Designation from The Luxury Home Council.  Dan specializes in luxury homes in Cleveland Ohio and is an expert in Solon Ohio luxury homes. This designation is a testament to Dan's expertise and training in the area of luxury homes and specifically the Cleveland Ohio luxury home marketplace. Each recipient of this rare designation must successfully complete the Accredited Luxury Home Specialist Course, meet rigid production guidelines, and must also be in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®...
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