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Pepper Pike Homes For Sale 44124

by The Schuman Team

When considering buying a home, we understand that most buyers begin their search on line. The problem here is that many sites on the web offer information that is either inaccurate or old, but we have a solution.

If you want to have up to date information on Pepper Pike homes for sale, we have 2 options for you:

1. Go to our Pepper Pike Home Search site and you will be able to see all current homes for sale here in Pepper Pike and in and surrounding areas.

2. We could create you your own personal home search, FREE of charge. All you have to do is go to and fill in all your information. Then, you will get an email of all current listings that meet your parameters. Additionally, you will receive emails of homes as they come on the market. This option is preferred for those of you who are really serious about buying.


One important thing to keep in mind though is that we as agents often have more detailed information on homes than you will find on line as certain data is only shared among the real estate community.  Sure, you will see the basics, but a good local agent will be able to bring critical information to you that will be vital to your home search.

At the end of the day, the internet is a great place for home buyers to begin their search, but nothing will replace what a good agent can do for you.

Search Solon Homes For Sale 44139

by The Schuman Team

We recently wrote a post about how a large percentage of consumers use the internet for their home search. We added that one of the problems is that many of these sites provide outdated or inaccurate information.

For this reason, we have 2 ways for you to get updated information on local Solon homes for sale.

1. We could set you up on a personal home search. This would be FREE of charge. All you have to do is go to and fill in all your information. A search will be created and all homes for sale will be sent to you. Additionally, you will be sent new listings as they come on the market.

2. Go to our Solon Home Search site and you will be able to see all current homes for sale here in Solon and surrounding suburbs.

All listings come directly from our local MLS, offering the most up to date information available. In essence, you will have the same information available as agents do.

Keep in mind, while you can get a lot of the basics from the internet, nothing will replace what an agent can provide you. We have seen most of the homes personally and often know which sellers are highly motivated, which homes will sell quickly, and can tell you about new homes that will soon be coming on the market.

When all is said and done, the internet is a good place to start your home search, but hiring an agent once you are serious about buying will end up saving you time and money.

What Is The Best Street To Live In Solon?

by The Schuman Team

We work with a lot of buyers relocating to the area and get asked this question a lot. The answer, however,  is rather complicated.

You see, as real estate agents, we are not allowed to be biased about certain areas. So we cannot tell you what city is best, what subdivision is best, or what street is the best. But is really doesn't matter.

You see, the question is so subjective. What is really meant by "best" anyway? If you ask 10 people who live in Solon what street is "the best", you will likely get 10 different answers. Most people are probably biased about the street they live on, so getting a good answer to this question is difficult.


If you don't know anything about Solon, I totally understand you wanting to know what areas are popular. No one wants to make a mistake and end up living somewhere that won't make them happy.

So the most important thing is for you to define what you want. Do you want to live on 1 or more acres? Do you want to live near the highway or walking distance to schools? Do you want to live on a cul-de-sac? Do you want to live in the North, Central, or South part of town? How much do you want to spend?

Sometimes, defining the type of property you want will dictate which "streets" you end up looking at.


While we must be unbiased, we have lived here for 11 years and can certainly make your life easier.

We can tell you about certain areas of the city and the different developments. We can tell you when they were built, who the builder was, and specifics about what you will expect to find in the homes themselves.

We can tell you which streets are cul-de-sacs, if that is something you prefer. We can tell you which direction a certain street faces.  We can even send you a list of homes available so you can get feel for the homes.

We can also refer you to people who live in specific developments. While we aren't allowed to give our opinion to you, you are welcome to ask these folks anything you want.

When all is said and done, we can provide valuable assistance in finding the street that's best for you. And that will end up being the best street in Solon.


Is That Home Still Available?

by The Schuman Team

We understand that most home buyers use the Internet for their home search. That being said, you need to realize that many sites out there offer information that is not very accurate. I can't tell you how many times I've had clients ask about a home that was already under contract or even sold.

That's why we recommend that our clients allow us to create a personal home search for them. We will take your specific parameters and have updated information sent to you through our MLS ( Multiple Listing Service ),  the most current database available.

You will be sent an email of homes as they either come on the market, or have a status chance, like a price reduction. 

Here is what your personal home search will look like:


It is simple to view photos here and easy to navigate. You can even categorize the homes as your "favorites", or "rejects". It is also a good way to communicate with us as we can see which homes you like. It even allows us to post comments about the homes to each other.

So if you are looking to buy a home and want the most accurate information around, give us a call and we'll set you up on your own search.

How Much Will The Sellers Sell Their Home For?

by The Schuman Team

how much is that home worth?

For those of you who are looking for a quick answer to this question, I'm afraid it's not quite so simple.

The real answer is "we won't know unless we try", but is is much more complicated than that.

In general, homes in the Cleveland area will sell for between 92-95% of their final list price. But this is just an average and every situation is unique and depends on several variables, the most important being seller motivation.

I realize that buyers would love to know how much a seller will take for their home up front, but it just doesn't work that way. If it did, there would be no negotiations, and what fun would that be?

The bottom line is that until a seller is staring at a written offer, even they don't know what they'll take. Sure, they usually have an idea, but they rarely ever really know until they get an offer and start to crunch their numbers.

While we don't have a specific answer to the original question posed in this post, we do have some helpful tips in general:

LEARN THE MARKET  - Once you see a lot of homes, you will be able to learn more about value and the nicest home in the price point will stand out.

DON'T HESITATE - If a specific home stands out to you as being heads and shoulders nicer than the rest, other buyers will likely feel the same way. Don't lose out on a great home.

GO AHEAD AND WRITE AN OFFER - Some sellers know their home is overpriced but just don't want to lower it. They may be open and expecting to negotiate, so don't let a price keep you from trying to buy a home that you really love.

STATISTICS ARE ONLY A GUIDE - Sure, market statistics are important to help you figure out how much to offer on a home but don't be afraid to trust your gut instinct as well.

When all is said and done, learning the market is important and having a knowledgeable agent to guide you through the process is critical to your home buying success.

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The Schuman Team
3550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike OH 44122
Dan: 216-346-3235
Amy: 216-403-9189
Fax: 216-456-2333