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Thursday, December 12, 2019   /   by Julie Bowes

What to Negotiate When Buying A House

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a home?

Closing costs. Your closing costs are determined by a variety of factors, but you can expect it to be between 2% to 5% of the purchase price. Ask the seller to cover some or all of the closing costs upfront or request a closing credit that can be used to make specific updates and fixes to the home.
Furnishings. Love how the seller has furnished and decorated the home? Buyers often negotiate keeping couches, fixtures, landscaping items, patio furniture, appliances, and more. And many sellers agree, wanting to make the home more appealing.
Inspection and closing timing. Buyer offers that include a quick inspection and close timeline are often more attractive to sellers who have been going through the p ...

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Monday, December 9, 2019   /   by Jeanne Wild

Michael Henry earns internationally recognized designation for performance in luxury real estate

Chagrin Falls, Ohio | style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%'>style='mso-spacerun:yes'>┬áDATE \@ "MMMM d, yyyy" style='mso-element:field-separator'>December 9, 2019 — Michael Henry with HG Agents- Keller Williams Greater Cleveland Southeast recently earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS) designation in recognition of experience, knowledge, and expertise in high-end residential properties. Henry joins an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed The Institute’s training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier market.

 “Agents who have earned the CLHMS designation are performing at the highest level in their community,” said Diane Hartley, president of The Institute. “The CLHMS seal is a symbol of distinction. Affluent buyers and sellers from around the wor ...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019   /   by Jeanne Wild

7341 Wharton Rd, Novelty, Ohio 44072 - Homes for Sale in Novelty, Ohio

7341 Wharton Rd, Novelty, Ohio 44072

Don't miss this stunning Tony Paskevich built home that has been thoughtfully renovated and redesigned from top to bottom, inside and out. Tucked away on a beautifully landscaped 5 acre lot, no expense has been spared in the rejuvenation of this incredible property. The recent renovation added square footage and opened up the floor-plan to create the ultimate upscale entertainers paradise, while maintaining a cozy, livable atmosphere that keeps guests and home owners comfortable all year round. From the new two story foyer with a gorgeous stone archway, to the custom woodwork and everything in between, there is an endless list of updates and special features! Highlights include spacious master suites on each floor, gourmet kitchen with a walk-in pantry, first floor media room with barn wood ceilings, enclosed porch with a cathedral cedar ceiling and two-sided fireplace, exercise room, and spa-like baths throughout. Outside enjoy the private lot ...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019   /   by Jeanne Wild

509 Carlsfield Way, Hudson, Ohio 44023 - Hudson Ohio Homes for Sale

509 Carlsfield Way, Hudson, Ohio 44023 

Stunning 5 bed, 4.5 bath colonial tucked away on a private 1 acre lot with many updates in the Nordonia School District. Enter into the grand two story foyer with the light and bright dining room on your right and the inviting living room is on your left. Porcelain floors lead you down the hall into the open concept great room and kitchen, which was beautifully renovated (2013) with granite counters, flooring, updated cabinets w/ under mount lighting, stainless appliances, and eat-up island. Ideal for family and friends, the kitchen opens to the great room w/ a gas fireplace, surround sound, and casual dining area. Glass sliders lead you to the private deck and patio (2006), overlooking a picturesque yard complete with a pond and invisible fence! The main floor also includes an updated half bath, 1st floor laundry, access to the attached garage, and a 1st floor bedroom and bath, perfect for a guest suite or home office. Upstairs you w ...

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Thursday, October 24, 2019   /   by Jeanne Wild

A Checklist for Winterizing Your Vacant Property

When you have a home that will sit vacant over the cooler months, it is important to winterize your property to prevent it from deteriorating. Take precautions to avoid using unnecessary utilities, keep out animals and insects, and protect from water damage. The following suggestions will help you to plan and execute a successful winterization.
Utilities and Plumbing
1. Turn off the water at the exterior. Make sure that the water supply is turned off completely at the main supply point. If the furnace should fail on a very cold day, water in a pipe could freeze and burst the pipe.
2.  Open all faucets and drain all waterlines. If you live in an area where freezing pipes can be a problem, drain the toilets, the water heater (turn off the gas or electric supply first) and the expansion tank.
Get an air compressor to blow the lines of excess water. (Anywhere between 15 – 80 psi would probably be fine–just don’t exceed 80 psi. The main thing you’ll nee ...

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