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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 at 4:48pm. 0 Comments.
Opportunity of a Lifetime for First-Time Buyers
For aspiring home owners who find their goal stubbornly elusive, newly enacted legislation providing a tax credit of as much as $7,500 for first-time home buyers might just be the opportunity of a lifetime.
But like so many of the good things in life, time is of the essence for buyers who want to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity. Only homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009 are eligible.
First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit at a Glance
- The tax credit is available for first-time home buyers only.
- The maximum credit amount is $7,500.
- The credit is available for homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008 and before
July 1, 2009.
Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 4:57pm. 0 Comments.
Cleveland area housing prices up first time in year
*Compliments of The Plain Dealer 6.24.08.
Home prices in the Cleveland area increased in April for the first time in almost a year, with improvement across all price levels, according to data released Tuesday.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home-price index looks at existing single-family homes sold in 20 major markets, including the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area.
Nationally, the index dropped 1.4 percent from March to April. But the Cleveland-area index rose 2.9 percent, marking the first month-to-month home price increase here since May of last year -- and the biggest one-month gain in the 20 metro areas.
The index for lower-priced homes in Greater Cleveland rose the most --…
Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at 10:52pm. 0 Comments.
This past Saturday marked the third annual Ohio City Run & Crawl. It consisted of a 5k run followed by lots of celebrating and or “pub crawling.” This event was significant for a few reasons.
Number one, I participated and it was the first organized run I had ever finished so I was very proud.
More importantly, however, it was a symbol of what places like Ohio City and Tremont and Detroit Shoreway really offer to their residents. You are getting more than close proximity to downtown, you are getting a community to belong to, rich in culture, arts and events. As I was struggling to finish miles two and three, I couldn’t help but notice all the people lining the streets that were out of their houses and cheering us on. Businesses had opened…
Thursday, June 19th, 2008 at 12:39pm. 0 Comments.
There has been a lot of talk about the horrors of rising gas prices. It will probably be the main topic of debate in the upcoming presidential election. The fact is, if you really want people to react and pay attention to something it usually occurs when it hits their wallet. I can’t lie, I am often the same way.
If there is a silver lining in all of this it is that these bloated gas prices can only positively affect downtown Cleveland city real estate. Gone are the days where working families could justify driving 45 minutes each way to work so they could live in some far off suburb isolated from their job in the city.
Suddenly people are realizing that maybe living in the city isn’t such a bad idea, and oh by the way, the tax…
Live in Cleveland Heights for HALF THE TAXES!!! Right around the Corner from The Clinic and University Circle!
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 at 8:21pm. 0 Comments.
If you are looking for a home in Cleveland Heights but have shied away due to the high taxes read on…
The Bluestone Community, on of the city’s newest and most luxurious spots is working vigorously to finish the first condo phase of the project. If you are driving down Mayfield by South Taylor you might have noticed this building going up.
For anyone working in the University Circle district, you can’t beat the location and the best part is you can live in Cleveland Heights but only be responsible for half the taxes because of the tax abatement Bluestone and the city offer. That means you can take advantage of all the wonderful community attributes for half the price and be a five minute drive from The Circle!
I will be…
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 at 3:53pm. 0 Comments.
What a great first quarter to 2008 we are having at highrises.com in Cleveland!!!!
Sorry I have been away from the blog for a little while, for you avid readers.
We have been having a steady flow of out-of-towners coming into Cleveland and ready to buy over the past few months, which is terrific. Funny thing is, when talking to these people, what I don’t hear is what a depressed market it is and how we are going into a recession and how the world is ending…
What I do hear is that people see the beginnings of something truly special happening in Cleveland and they want a piece of it! Seems like the only people who are preaching the negative are my fellow Clevelander’s. Come on people! Its time for a change in our belief system,…
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 at 4:08am. 0 Comments.
This has not been confirmed, but I have been told, by a very reliable source that Walker Weeks has ended it's campaign to sell it's space as condos and has now decided to lease space to renters. The reasons for this change of heart are a bit unclear especially because it seemed to be a very attractive project that I received many inquiries about. Whatever the reason, it was not to be. Maybe when the immediate surrounding area becomes a little more developed the owners can try again... I'll be watching.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 at 3:42am. 0 Comments.
For those of you who are in the medical field and are looking for a new home you may be interested to know that you can get a special loan that will not look at you student loans as debt! Most banks offer a program such as this but I am not sure everybody knows about it. These loans typically offer…
- 100% Financing Available
- No PMI
- Student Loans are Not Considered
- Loans Available for Non-U.S. Residents
- Reduced Closing Costs
There are plenty of opportunities to own out there and it just got a lot easier.
For details, feel free to call my friend and trusted mortgage consultant
Home Loan Consultant
Heritage Mortgage Services
Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 at 2:10pm. 0 Comments.
I have received many inquiries about listing #2447851-11426 Cedar Glen in Cleveland, OH 44106.
This is not the sale price but the beginning bid at auction. If you are interested in learning about the auction details please give me a call or email me.
Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 at 1:48am. 0 Comments.
You know? I read about some negative statistic or gloomy prediction regarding Cleveland just about everyday, so I thought I would write a few words to help people start thinking in a positive and hopeful way about Cleveland as I do.
READ MY LIPS... “There is no doubt in my mind that Cleveland has an extremely bright and prosperous future.”
Cleveland, and Northeast Ohio in general, are experiencing and have been experiencing a transformation the past decade or so. The way of the big manufacturing industries have been steadily declining and making way for the new face of Cleveland. Healthcare, information technology and biotechnology are the future, and it’s that simple.
When I read the latest numbers regarding how many people have…