Archive for October, 2014

When It Makes Sense to Downsize in Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Friday, October 31st, 2014

In our recent blog post, Which Size Home Is Best for You?, we look at three signs that can help you choose between a larger and smaller home in the Cleveland Ohio area. There is no time like the present to move up, with mortgage rates at historic lows and confidence booming. However, for some homeowners, selling your […]

Rising Home Prices in Cleveland Ohio Area Not Affecting Affordability

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

While housing prices have continued to rise— the average home price is now up to $220,600 from $160,000 just a few years ago— it is not affecting the affordability factor for Cleveland Ohio area homebuyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, homebuyers are not feeling as though these large home price increases are barring them […]

Celebrate Fall and Halloween in the Cleveland Ohio Area

Friday, October 24th, 2014

We’re well into the fall season now in the Cleveland Ohio area and many residents may have already started attending events and festivals, picking pumpkins and giving their homes a seasonal spruce. But if you have yet to get out and explore the communities of Medina, Brunswick, Strongsville, Columbia Station, Hinckley, Valley City or North Royalton, there […]

Common Overlooked Homeownership Costs for Ohio Real Estate

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

With mortgage rates low and Ohio homebuyers recognizing the benefits of owning versus renting—owning a home is 38% less expensive than renting— there will indeed be a surge of purchases in the near future. But before you plug your numbers into the mortgage calculator and set off to get pre-approved, it’s important to consider all of […]

Tips for Attending Cleveland Ohio Area Open Houses

Friday, October 17th, 2014

When you decide it’s time to purchase a home in the Cleveland Ohio area, you’ll likely start to attend open houses. These are a smart way to get a sense of what homes are available, what fits your budget and what you do and do not like before committing to anything. But before you head […]

How to Get Your Medina, Strongsville, Brunswick Home Ready for Fall

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

It’s finally October and before you know it, we’ll be settled into the cold weather months. Just as you might be preparing for the next season, planning activities and wardrobe changes, your home in Brunswick, Strongsville, Medina needs attention too! It’s no secret that Medina and Cuyahoga County homeowners rarely want to take on major […]

Cuyahoga, Medina County Homeowners: Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

Friday, October 10th, 2014

It may sound like a great idea for many Medina County homebuyers— paying off your mortgage, losing one more payment each month. But the reality is, paying off your mortgage may force you to pull resources away from other investments and some that will prove to be a better place for your finances. So before you pool […]

3 Steps to Get “Home Seller Ready” in the Cleveland Ohio Area

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Selling your home is a big decision and one that can bring about dozens of feelings for Cleveland area residents. It takes more than just staging your home with flowers and furniture arranging— you have to get in the home seller’s mindset. What does that mean exactly? It means you start to think more like […]

Cleveland Area Real Estate: Which Size Home Is Best For You?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

With Cleveland area homebuyers looking for a change this fall, it’s not just about the price of the home or the location— it’s about the right size of home. If you live in a larger home now and your kids have recently moved out, you might wonder if you should downsize. On the other hand, if your […]

Home Prices Steadily Rising Across Ohio

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

It’s important to remember as you navigate your homebuying process that real estate market news is hyperlocal. What you hear may be happening to one real estate market is not necessarily happening here in Brunswick, Hinckley, Valley City, Medina, and Strongsville. However, when it comes to home prices, the nationwide trend of increasing values is proving […]