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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Existing-Home Sales Jump in January 2017

Homes are selling at a very brisk pace...We have 6 in escrow ourselves and writing 2 more contracts today.  We also got two offers on a listing we have, not bad for February. January was also a great month for Real Estate home sales.

"Existing-home sales stepped out to a fast start in 2017, surpassing a recent cyclical high and increasing in January to the fastest pace in almost a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw sales gains last month."

The northeast and western areas that we buy in are looking to have a great year in 2017. I had a potential tenant call me that is relocating from Texas and is having a very hard time finding a home to lease. He wants to pay $1600 a month and be in a nice are in Cleveland. There is almost no homes at all that are listed in the areas he is wanting.

It is all about supply and demand, and the real estate inventory is very low. 2017 could be a gigantic year for real estate especially if the economy gets strong. The Stock market is signaling that is going to happen.

" "Competition is likely to heat up even more heading into the spring for house hunters looking for homes in the lower- and mid-market price range," added Yun. "NAR and®'s new ongoing research — the Realtors® Affordability Distribution Curve and Score — revealed that the combination of higher rates and prices led to households in over half of all states last month being able to afford less of all active inventory on the market based on their income." "

That is not bad news for income real estate, let's face it families need places to live. Until the inventory gets fixed the demand for income real estate in the Cleveland Metro area will be extremely high.  The Phoenix Az market has the same issue, finding homes is getting harder especially the mid priced homes. Some of the hottest areas in both states are land locked and cannot build nay new construction without knocking down the old.

"NAR President William E. Brown, a Realtor® from Alamo, California, cautions about another source that could possibly drag down inventory for would-be buyers in coming months. "Supply and demand imbalances continue to be burdensome in many markets, and now Fannie Mae is supporting a Wall Street firm's investment in single-family rentals," he said. "This will only further hamper tight supply and put major investors in direct competition with traditional buyers. Instead, the GSEs should lower overly burdensome fees (link is external) and help qualified borrowers become homeowners."

With all the financing available for real estate, it is time to buy it. Whether your looking for income real estate or just a place to call home I find hard to find homes. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty 

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Investment Real Estate needs Property management

When you think of property management you brain automatically goes to picking up rent and making sure a home is making income from rent. Property management to me and my clients means so much more than that. For example:

Property management should also include having many different options in your portfolio plan to purchase income real estate.  My services include owner carry real estate, flip real estate, income real estate, and carrying notes on real estate.

That all requires property management,services and knowledge of real estate. This gives clients more ways to purchase real estate for income.

Watching your clients homes and letting them know when it may be time to sale for profit, or when you dealing with other Realtors for you clients.

Today I have to go to a home and make sure all is good for the final walk through tomorrow. Would your Realtor do that? I also am sending 4 clients updates through video and email. Another client is getting his listing paperwork today to list his property tomorrow. Lastly getting back applications for a lease property. That is property management.

Most people need to call three people for that contractors, property management, and a Realtor to get all these services done. We have all these services under one roof. Need property management? Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Remodeled Home 8498 Vera Broadview Heights, Ohio

Remodeled Home for Sale in Broadview Heights Ohio

Great Location , Lovely 4 Bedroom 2 1/2 bath home over 2000 SF that has been completely remodeled. This home also has a Awesome Kitchen and a first floor Laundry. Newer Heater and water heater. 2 Car Garage. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere. 

This property is in the Brecksville Ohio School System.  

Fair View Park Ohio Home for Lease


$1450 a month

Very nice home in Fair view park Ohio for rent. This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a double car garage. It is located in Rocky River School District. The property has wood floors and close to shopping walking distance. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere 

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

This weeks Real Estate Videos 2/24/17

This week has been a very busy and productive week for real estate. Me and Lori put two more homes in escrow this week. They are both have quick closes and are great deals. One home that was being bid up with a lot of buyers and we still won.  We have a great relationship with Realtors and they respect the way we do business and our clients that close them.

Meeting a buyer on Sunday that has very specific needs to where her and her husband want to live. I hope to get them their perfect home this weekend.

I showed a home to rent yesterday to two great looking potential tenants.  The home is $1150 a month and they both want the home.  I met both couples there at the same time to show the need for speed on the decision making process. Both couples like the home and are willing to sign two year leases. My client will be very happy to to see the income for two years.

When you purchase real estate in good areas you get the cream of the crop tenants. That does two things gets you great income and you equity in the home grows.

As always enjoy the videos and I will have more for you next week! Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere for all your real estate needs and services.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Unlimited Investment Real Estate News for buyers and Investors 2/24/17


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Great Owner Carry Home in Strongsville Ohio

Awesome property in Strongsville Ohio 4 Bedroom 3 Bath 2356 Square Feet!!!! Needs some TLC and would rent for approx $2000 a month.  The owner carry price would be $195,000.  Lets go over the Approx profit....



Rehab__________$   20,000




Lease/Payment__$    2,000

Tax___________$       487

Insurance______$         60


Appox net_____$     1,453


Owner Carry Price         $195,000

10% Down Payment     

$  19,500


This is what the approx profit picture would look like.

You will make $17,436 in rent over 12 months and $19,500 non-refundable deposit and you still have $45,000 in profit left on the note.


Add all that up and that gives you Approx $36,936 profit in your pocket and you can sale the note ($45,000 appox left some principle will be gone) you are carrying.


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Income Real Estate in Phoenix 7% returns

Here is a property in Chandler Az that would be an excellent income property.  It is a 4 bedroom 1 bath 1400 SF home. Located in the heart Chandler. All appliances are included and it also has a pool. Lets look at the approx numbers 




Lease__$     1200

Tax____$        34

P/M___$       120


$          60


Net proceeds

______$       $886


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U.S. Home Sales Were Up in January—Except in One Unexpected Region



Great news for the Northeast region which includes Cleveland metro area, not so great for the south.  This study comes from by Clare Trapasso,


" Joe Kirchner,’s senior economist, doesn’t anticipate that the throngs of buyers descending on the market will slow any time soon."


"“I don’t think we’re going to see any huge increases in sales, but I don’t think we’re going to see any big declines,” he says. “The economy is still strong and we have job growth.” This means more people have the means to become homeowners.""


The sales have picked up quite a bit in the Cleveland metro area. I have personally sold 6 homes and listing three more properties this week.  That is north of 1 million dollars in Ohio and I have 2 buyers in the Arizona real estate market that are getting qualified to purchase a home. I am also taking a buyer out today and have 3 other clients that need real estate.


"“The main reason that sales are down is the lack of homes and condos and townhouses that are for sale,” says Minneapolis-based Realtor® Michael Sharp of Re/Max Results. “It’s crazy bad.”"


That is so true in almost all markets, if there is a lot of homes in an area for sale you might want to look at the area and trends.  They are probably not good.


" Existing homes were still significantly cheaper, by about 40.9%, than newly constructed ones. The new abodes went for a median $322,500 in December, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development."


Buying used homes in areas that are getting new builds will help there value in the future for sure. I watch for new builds that go into areas and the prices. When the new homes are built out and sold it usually give homes values a new bench mark more value. New home builds almost always make surrounding home prices go up.


The key to getting good real estate is location,location,location. Whether you are buying real estate as an investment or to live in it is very important to know which way the area is going. Does it have the amenities,schools,jobs, and community a family would want? Knowing these important issues in a neighborhood can make or break you pocketbook in the future.


Call Brett I find the best homes in hard to find areas. 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere 602-363-6551 EXP Realty  

Cleveland Owner Financing Income Real Estate


This is a home in Fairlawn Ohio.  Cleveland Metro has a lot of great cities to buy these types of homes. Great returns and assets. Watch this video and see what these homes could make. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere to get all the details.  Watch this important video that explains this process.






Home Sales Set New Records

This article mentions Cleveland as one of the areas that days on market is going down and so is the inventory. The article come from by Ryan Schuette.


"According to RE/MAX, total sales in January leapt up by 4.5 percent across 53 metro areas, demolishing records previously set for the same category in the same month last year."


I saw a lot more buyers in the market in January. I personally sold and put in escrow a million dollars in real estate transactions. The buyers were ready to purchase a home and we found them their perfect place.


""Home-buyer demand is strong, and not enough sellers are listing to keep up with the demand, despite rising prices. At any rate, the beginning of 2017 continued the strong pace of 2016,” Liniger added."


There is a serious lack of inventory to buy and lease. I looked at a city in Ohio that literally had 2 properties for lease via Zillow. One was a condo and another was a home. That creates issues in both pricing and also making it a sellers market. I have a discount listing service that can save you both time and money selling your home.

This Weeks Investment Real Estate Videos


Having my camera with me at all times helps keep me and my clients updated. The key is getting the right property and to get it done successfully. Seeing is always believing.


I do these videos to not only keep my clients updated and to show clients and possible clients what all my services are. You can see the different homes and the remodeling that we do every week.


Income real estate needs to be just that income real estate. You buy this type of real estate to get a  monthly check . Real Estate is location, location, location as I am sure you have heard.


That means everything in the quality of tenants and the wealth you can generate through real estate. Having a seasoned agent that knows and studies the areas that can get you the best tenants and the best equity growth is how you build wealth.


It is not how many homes you own, but what are you making on those homes. Income real estate is really affordable in the Ohio area. Make sure you get the right Real Estate for your portfolio.  Make sure your buying home that will create consistent income for you now and in the future. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere


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Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Fix Up Your Home Like a Flipper



There are inexpensive ways to really update a property. This article from by Christina El Moussa talks about some of the ways you can do that.


Add a new coat of paint on the walls.  


"Whether you decide to paint your kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom (or all three!), a coat of paint can instantly transform the look and feel of a room. The best part about painting your own home is that you don’t have to stick to neutrals, because you aren’t trying to attract any buyers.


Sherwin Williams paint have interior decorators that you can hire to come out to your home for almost nothing to help you pick the right colors for your home. The key to saving money is knowing what type of paint you can use and still make it look great! There are many different lines of paint that all paint companies offer and the cost vary from lone to line.  I like the washable flat paint from most companies. It is reasonable in price and covers the walls very well. 


"The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a home, so it should be one of the first rooms you remodel. And unless you moved into a brand-new home where you were able to design your kitchen from scratch, chances are there are a few things you’ve been eager to change."


Sherwin Williams and most of the other brands actually make a paint just for kitchen cabinets. The hardware and back splash makes a kitchen look great. They also have very inexpensive lighting at Home Depot you can place under the cabinets to make the kitchen shine.


Counter tops are also important and you might want to go with granite or some other tile for that. If you do use tile make sure to seal it when you finish laying it.  Keeps all the day to day activities unseen and that is important.


The story also mentions reviving the bathrooms with paint, new vanity, toilet, and some wains coating for the walls adds class.  Color is everything in a bathroom, keep it clean and bright with colors. People do not like to admit they spend a lot of time there.


Our company can help updating a home, we have all the professionals and services to get your property updated. I have remodeled 100's of properties and know where to get the best prices. I am also a licensed realtor that knows what brings more value to a home. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere and 602-363-6551 EXP Realty



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Fair Vew Park Ohio Home for Rent $1450 A month

Very nice home in Fair view park Ohio. This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a double car garage. It is located in Rocky River School District. The property has wood floors and close to shopping walking distance. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere

Coming Soon Remodeled home in Broadview Heights Ohio

Great Location , Lovely 4 Bedroom 2 1/2 bath home that has been completely remodeled. This home also has a finished basement and a first floor Laundry. Newer Heater and water heater. 2 Car Garage. Call Brett 216-703-5740 Century 21 Premiere







Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market Answered

Nice article from  that explains some of the Myths of today's real estate market. Myth #1: We A...