Investing in real estate can be a complex endeavor. And the decisions don’t end when you’ve signed on the dotted line and received the transferred title. Once you’ve purchased an investment property, there’s often times renovation that needs to be done. One of the services we offer that our clients have found incredibly advantageous is rehab project management. Over the last year, we’ve been doing more and more rehab projects - and we’ve put together quite the team and had some excellent results!
Happy May! Summer is almost here! We hope everyone’s been enjoying the warmer days as only those who experience Northeast Ohio winters can. We’ve put together a selection of some great events for the coming month from arts & culture to carnivals & rides - so head out and have fun!
First impressions are important, whether you’re meeting someone new or seeing a home for the first time. A home that looks rundown or lacking in updates suggests that the owner might be just as lax with indoor maintenance as with outdoor - a sure red flag for most buyers. So if you’re planning on selling your home, it’s important to consider what kind of curb appeal your house offers.
Each year we try to do more for our clients and build on the relationships and accomplishments of the year before. 2019 is no exception to the upward trend. During the 1st quarter of the year, we’ve sold over $4,000,000. And we can’t wait to see how the rest of the year takes off from there!
Whether you have every detail planned on your Pinterest board, or just know you can’t look at those ugly old countertops any longer, you’ve decided to take on the daunting task of a kitchen remodel. But home renovations are known for becoming bigger and more stressful than expected. And kitchen remodels notoriously so. So before you bring out the sledgehammer, here are a few things to consider.
Spring is almost here. The days are longer, the sun shines more warmly and the backyard has got little spots of green growing up from the brown and gray of winter. Northeast Ohio doesn’t hibernate during the winter, but now that the weather’s turned a little more forgiving, there’s even more reason to get out and about. Below we’ve put together a list of some fun activities for family, friends, or just some solo time.
Sometimes we come across an article too good not to share. So from time to time, we’ll be sharing our favorite reads from around the web in the section, Noteworthy Reads. This week: handling finances as a couple, and the best home security systems of 2019.
For many interested in becoming homeowners, gathering a down payment can be the most daunting obstacle along the way. While a large down payment will bring down your monthly mortgage payment and start you with a fair amount of equity in your home, the traditional 20% of price is not always feasible for everyone. And it’s not the only route to becoming a homeowner.
If you’ve bought or sold a house in the past, you’ve likely heard of a title company. But with all the moving pieces involved in real estate transactions, it can be hard to know the exact responsibility of every party. A good title company is an essential resource for home buyers, ensuring that the sellers have a legitimate claim on the title and the legal right to sell it.
At the 2019 RE/MAX R4 Convention, Michael Azzam was presented with the prestigious Chairman’s Award. His incredible hard work for his clients and his team being recognized by the RE/MAX network makes us all enormously proud.
February is coming to a close, the days are growing longer and as we head into March spring is beginning to feel as if it might not be so very far away. If you’ve been hibernating through winter so far, it’s time to poke your nose out - because the Northeast Ohio area has got plenty to keep you entertained!
We’re incredibly honored to have Mike named a "Rising Star" by Cleveland’s Real Producers. Thank you to everyone who helped make 2018 such an amazing year - from our team to our clients and vendors and everyone in between. And get ready, because 2019 is going to be even bigger!
With 2018 a full month behind us and April looming closer, it’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite subject: taxes. If you sold a home in 2018, you may be wondering how it will affect your tax return, and how to know what, if anything, you might owe.
February is just around the corner, and with its approach is coming some of the coldest weather Northeast Ohio has seen in years. But hopefully this cold spell won’t last long and you’ll be looking for something to dislodge the cabin fever. Here are some great events you can check out in the coming weeks.
We work with investors of all kinds, and one thing that comes up occasionally is alternative financing. If you're an investor looking to expand your portfolio, but who may have maxed your loan opportunities with traditional banks, a specialized lender can offer you alternative financing options. We work with a lender who can offer just such opportunities and we wanted to share with you some of the options available.
Congratulations! You’ve signed on the line and now you’re the proud owner of a new home. The stress of finding the right house, getting approved for financing, negotiating with a seller are behind you. But if you’ve ever moved before, even just from apartment to apartment, you’ll know there may yet be some headaches ahead. To make it easier for you, we’ve created this new homeowners checklist.
Welcome to 2019! If you’re looking to start off the year with a bang - and maybe prevent yourself from hibernating through the rest of the winter, here are some fun local events to get you out of the house and enjoying the vibrant community of Northeast Ohio.
There are a lot of decisions to make when selling a house: when, how much, what repairs to name a few. The right listing agent is someone who can answer those questions for you, and who knows what else you should be thinking about when selling your house. But how do you find a good agent? What should you be looking for?
You’ve found the perfect home. Great location, beautiful features, exactly what you were looking for. The contract has been drawn up and signed, but there’s one thing left before you move in: the home inspection. It may feel like just another step in the process, but a home inspection is a buyer’s best friend. Even experienced homeowners can’t spot every problem in a house, but licensed inspectors are trained to look more closely.
The decision to sell your home was probably not an easy one. Maybe you loved the house, but had to relocate for work. Or perhaps your needs changed and the house no longer fit your lifestyle. Whatever the reason, you decided it was time. You cleaned and organized and did all the work to get it on the market. But now it’s been on the market for weeks and weeks and your house isn’t selling. A bad dream come true. The problem is real, but in many cases it has a simple solution.
Every year the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University compiles a list of 100 companies in Northeast Ohio. Established in 1988, this list recognizes companies that show leadership and growth. We’re thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, RE/MAXHaven Realty was placed on the Weatherhead 100.
The holiday season is in full swing. It’s the time of year where every weekend has us running from place to place. And for good reason..there’s endless fun things to do! Whether you’ve got little ones in tow, or are looking for something to do with friends, we’ve found some great ideas for you.
Buying your first home is a landmark in life, especially here in America. Owning a home symbolizes independence, financial security and a space in the world that’s all yours. But while you may be fantasizing about the perfect home, before you actually start shopping it’s wise to ask yourself a few questions to be sure you’re ready.
Don’t let the cold weather make you hibernate indoors all winter. There’s plenty of fun events coming up this month in Northeast Ohio. This week on the blog, we’ve put together a list of some of the local happenings that looked most fun. And if you’re a family with younger children, there are some events we put in with just you in mind.
When you’re getting a house ready to sell, you’ll start to hear a lot about home staging. Home staging is the idea of prepping a house to appeal to buyers. And it’s actually quite different from decorating. In this post we discuss 5 simple things you can do to get your home staging just right
Sometimes we come across an article too good not to share. So from time to time, we’ll be sharing our favorite reads from around the web in the section, Noteworthy Read. Here are a couple articles we wanted to share to help get your ready for the cold winter weather.
Whether you’re buying a property to flip, to keep as a rental or as your next home - an accurate estimate of the total rehab cost is an essential part of any sound real estate decision. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the steps you can take to make sure you’re estimating your rehab cost as accurately as possible.