Cleveland Real Estate Advice

Whether you’re searching for your first starter home or downsizing to more manageable condo, you’ll want the best credit score possible if you’re planning to take out a mortgage on your new home. Most lenders use some form of credit score to evaluate the level of risk associated with granting you a home loan, and a better credit score will result in a lower interest rate, meaning you’ll save more money in the long term.

The main factors that affect your credit score are your payment history, the amount you owe, length of your credit history, the types of credit used, and new credit inquiries. All of this information is included in your credit report. 

While there are different types of credit scores, the most commonly used model, the FICO score,

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Advice for First Time and Seasoned Home Buyers Alike

It’s no secret that you want to know as much as possible about the condition of a house before committing to buying. Yet, most home buyers overlook the condition of a system that plays a significant role in the value of every house. 

This is most likely because that system – the septic system – is buried in the backyard.

Home Inspections Don’t Cover It All

Many buyers think they’re covered when they schedule a home inspection. However, most home inspections only observe interior plumbing, ensuring there are no damaged pipes or leaks and that sinks, toilets, showers and tubs are draining properly.

In reality, while the interior plumbing may appear to be functioning properly, something

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Mid-Year Cleveland Housing Market Report

Hey, it’s Ryan Young with The Young Team giving you a quick update on how the local real estate market is doing so far in 2017. We've put together a report by compiling statistics and interpretations from the market, so please check out the video and infographic below.

It’s been a phenomenal year in real estate- it’s one of the busiest and healthiest seller's markets I’ve seen in Cleveland! If you have any other questions about our regional real estate market or your specific local market, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to answer any questions! 

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10 Mid-Century Modern Homes in Cleveland You Can Buy Right Now

If you keep up with architecture related news in the Great Lakes region, you might have heard that Ohio-born architect Robert Metcalf’s longtime home hit the market in Ann Arbor, Michigan this month for $749,900. The three bedroom, two bath split-level not only features the open floor plan, large windows, and flat lines typical of mid-century modern homes, but also exemplifies Metcalf’s insistence on incorporating the highest quality materials and functional designs.

However, you don’t have to leave Cleveland to find a perfect mid-century modern home; Metcalf and other prominent architects designed similar homes throughout the Midwest and other states in the 1950s and ‘60s. Before

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The Young Team is proud to introduce an exciting new way to market your home: 3D virtual home tours, powered by Matterport. This ground-breaking technology creates a high quality and friendly experience for you to explore the entire interior of your home. We're offering this Virtual Tour in Cleveland to all of our newly listed properties as part of our marketing plan to engage and captivate buyers so they can easily see what your home offers.

How It Works

A special camera is placed in multiple locations in every room of your home. Controlled by an iPad, the camera rotates a full 360 degrees for about 60 seconds. The image data is then transferred to the iPad, then later uploaded to a cloud server, and in less than 24 hours, a captivating 3D

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It is that time of year, again, to bring in new trends for our home interiors. Embrace the old, organic, and original for this year’s top home design trends. In 2017, we’re seeing the mixing of materials, textures, and sophisticated colors to give spaces an added and unique edge. This mean combining warm wood with ceramic tiles or copper mirror frames accented by simple, neutral color palettes. See below for our list of what we think will be the biggest design ideas of 2017:

1) Mixing Metals

You may have heard “never mix metals,” but 2017 is calling for “mixing metals, but mix them wisely.” Copper, gold, silver, brass, bronze, and the list goes on for you to use different metals in your home design. In fact, mixing metals can add depth and

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Cleveland Real Estate Market Update: 1st Quarter of 2017

Hey, it’s Ryan Young with The Young Team bringing you an update on the Northeast Ohio Real Estate Market. With the start of the New Year, a lot of people have been asking me, “What will happen in the real estate market this year?” Well, today I’ll be making a few predictions for the 2017 market, as well as recapping 2016.

2 Main Takeaways From 2016

  1. Strong 4th Quarter of 2016
    We ended the year the way we started it with modestly increasing home value growth and lower inventory to soak up the demand in the market. Ohio’s statewide housing market experienced its busiest November since the Ohio Association of Realtors started tracking sales in 1998 with sales up 12.3 percent over November
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Are you getting ready to sell your home in the upcoming weeks or months? The process may seem overwhelming, but getting your home prepared and staged is crucial for allowing buyers to imagine themselves in your home. If your home is on the market, but has not sold yet, try to do a few tips things to freshen up your home. There are plenty of small, easy things to do that go a long way in the mind of a buyer. 

Here are some suggestions and ideas to improve your home’s appearance and help you prepare to sell it faster! 

Throughout the house:

  1. Open the draperies, pull up the shades, and let in the sunlight.
  2. Create a positive mood. Turn on all lights, day or night. Open the curtains during the day.
  3. Install higher wattage light bulbs to show your
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November Events

November 4-6: LEGO KidsFest @ The I-X Center
The LEGO KidsFest makes a stop in Cleveland bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together. 

November 11-13: Fabulous Food Show @ The I-X Center
Cleveland’s largest presentation of food, fine art, breweries, wineries, restaurants, and vendors all under one roof with a wide variety of live demonstrations and hundreds of companies showcasing specialty foods, drinks and culinary gadgets.

Nov. -12-Dec. 20: The Polar Express @ Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Take the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad on a trip with The Polar Express to create wonderful memories with family.

November 18-20: I-X Christmas Connection @ I-X Center
Explore over

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Often times, sellers and buyers think that once a home is under contract, the grunt work is over, but typically that is far from true. The buying/selling journey can be a long process and must meet specific agreed upon requirements. If not, the closing may experience delays.

According to a study by the Washington Post, 32% of closings get delayed. Of the third of postponed closings, financing issues triggered 46 percent, appraisal-related problems caused 21 percent of the delays, and home-inspection issues in 14 percent. 90 percent of the time, the buyer is responsible for the delay.

Home Financing Setbacks

Believe it or not, your credit score can fluctuate enough between loan approval and closing, which could result in the buyer

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