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10 Fun Fall Activities to do in Northeast Ohio

Happy fall! The cooler weather has arrived and it’s time to enjoy this beautiful season we call fall. We’ve rounded up 10 fun fall activities that are sure to entertain you and your family this season.

#1 Go Apple Picking

 

There is something special about picking your own apples right off the tree. It’s fun to do with your friends and family and makes for great pictures for years to come. You can enjoy Mapleside Farm’s fall festivals and pick apples on their 122-acre fully functioning apple orchard located in Brunswick.

 

#2 Take a Ride on a Train

 

That’s right! Ride along on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and take in the beautiful fall colors that surround you. You can board the basic excursion or try one of their special events like Ales on Rails or Polar Express.

 

#3 Boo at the Zoo

 

This scare-free event at both the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Akron Zoo is sure to delight the kiddos. Come with the kids dressed up and ready to enjoy Halloween treats.

 

#4 Enjoy Nature

 

Visit one of the many Cleveland Metroparks. From golfing on the green, hiking to a waterfall or grabbing dinner, these parks have you covered this season.

 

#5 Find Local Tresures

 

If you haven’t been to The Cleveland Flea, you need to go! They have local vendors who offer a variety of products such as vintage apparel, handmade items, and of course, food. You are sure to enjoy scrumptious adult beverages at select locations.

 

#6 Bake a Fall Dessert

 

Fall seems to be filled with pumpkin everything! Here is a recipe for some yummy pumpkin crumb cake muffins you can make with loved ones.

 

#7 Discover University Circle

 

University Circle offers world-renowned museums, unique restaurants, and gorgeous parks. Learn more about the opportunities and events this marvelous square mile has to offer.

 

#8 Get Crafty

 

Fall is the perfect season to fill your home with decorative pieces that exude warmth. Explore 50 Easy Fall Decorating Projects here that you can do yourself!

 

#9 Rake Leaves (The Fun Way)

 

You probably jumped in a big pile of raked leaves at some point during your childhood. This year, put the leaf blower down, do some old fashion leaf raking and enjoy the fall colors and smell of crunchy leaves with the kids.

 

#10 Visit Local Shops and Eateries

 

Northeast Ohio offers an abundance of fantastic local shops and eateries that are just waiting to be visited this fall! The Young Team members enjoy On the RiseLox, Stock, and Brisket, Patterson Fruit Farm and Popcorn Shop.

 

All in all, fall is a great time to be with loved ones and explore nature. We hope you’re able to enjoy these fun fall activities and will try them out yourself. Let us know which were your favorite, and how your experience was on our social media channels!

Why You Need Professional Photographs to Sell Your Home

You may ask yourself, “Why do I need professional photographs of my home?” You may think you can take the pictures yourself or have your real estate agent take them and you’ll be fine. But, to sell your home and showcase it in the best possible light, you need professional photographs. If you’re not convinced, let us explain why.

 

A professional photographer can see what others can’t. You may not see that rubbish bin or colorful soap dispenser as a problem, but these things can hinder the image of the home. A professional photographer is trained to see these things and will remove them from the scene. They also know about lighting techniques and how to adjust their camera’s settings to complement the environment and make your home look its best.

A professional has integrity. A photographer wants to release the best possible images. They are dedicated to producing perfect images of your home and take the time to do so.

A professional can negotiate small spaces, even when they may be hard to capture. Professionals have high-quality cameras and lenses. A wide-angle lens can make a small room, like a powder room or breakfast nook, look spacious.

Professional photographers understand space and composition. A viewer must be guided through a home. They have to feel aware of where rooms are located and professional photographs can help tell that visual story. In professional photographs doors are open and lights are on to give the viewer have a full understanding of a home.

A professional will select and edit photographs expertly. Postproduction is the art of choosing the right photos and enhancing them. A professional photographer will take the time to highlight your home’s unique features and give you beautiful photographs that will be seen by potential buyers.

If you still aren’t convinced, read these real estate photography statistics from Agent Impress:

 

  1. Homes with high-quality photographs receive 47% higher asking price per square foot.
  2. Listings with professional photographs sell 32% faster, spending only 89 days on the market compared to 123 for other homes.
  3. Homes with professional photographs get 61% more views.

All in all, professional photographs are a great decision when selling your home. Professional photographers can deliver the best possible images and take their time to do so. We here at Young Team Realtors have an in-house photographer that captures most of our high-quality photographs. If you’re looking to sell your home in the Cleveland area and want to present it in the best possible light, contact us at 216-378-9618.

10 Real Estate Facts You’ll Find Entertaining

Who doesn’t love fun facts? We do, here at Young Team Realtors. We rounded up 10 real estate facts that are sure to entertain your brain. So read on to learn some interesting facts about real estate.

#1 From 1908 – 1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 mail-order houses. They arrived as a kit and came with most modern conveniences. Some of them still exist today!

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#2 In 1997, Pepsi held a contest to win a life-size replica of The Simpsons house or $75,000. The contest winner chose the cash. The house was then renovated to look like a normal home and re-sold.

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#3 Monica’s apartment from the hit TV show Friends is estimated to be worth $3.5 million.

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#4 Mark Zuckerberg purchased four houses next to his home in Palo Alto and leased them back to the families that lived there. He did it to avoid the houses from being marketed as “next door to Mark Zuckerberg.”

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#5 Built in 1859, the Cooper Union Foundation Building included an elevator shaft in anticipation of elevators someday being invented.

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#6 Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in the world and he still lives in the same house he bought in 1958. He paid $31,500 for it.

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#7 Several metals including brass, copper, aluminum, iron, and silver are antimicrobial. This means they disinfect themselves. Brass is the most antimicrobial of them all.

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#8 In 1945, a B-25 bomber pilot crashed into The Empire State Building. The impact snapped the cable of the building’s elevator shaft. By the time the carriage reached the bottom, a thousand feet of cable had piled up beneath it, acting like a spring, which allowed the lone occupant in the car to escape injured, but alive.

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#9 In a competition to build the world’s tallest building, the architect of the Chrysler Building secretly built it with a 125 ft long spire inside. When his competitor’s building was completed, the spire was pushed up through the building, making it taller by 119 feet.

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#10 When Apple was building a new data server in North Carolina, they paid one elderly couple $1.7 million for one acre of land. The couple had purchased the property 34 years earlier for $6,000.

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What did you think? Which fact was the most interesting to you? Let us know on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts of this blog! If you have any interesting real estate facts of your own, leave them in the comments!