Solon, OH Real Estate News

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
SOLON HOME STATISTICS Here is a list of all homes that officially transferred in July and August 2009. We will provide market insight and commentary after the list.       7201 Som Center $61,000 35675 Pettibone $90,000 31845 Bainbridge Rd $102,000 35990 Timberlane Drive $135,000 6959 Som Center $135,000 6569 Arbordale $145,000 6421 Huntington Dr $155,000 7061 Som Center  $155,000 34595 Bainbridge Rd $171,000 7437 Cromwell Dr $178,500 6765 Edgemoor Ave $181,000 6575 Duneden $185,000 6583 Edgemoor $194,000 33260 Wagon Wheel Dr $211,500 7248 Selworthy $214,000 32547 S Roundhead $218,000 37141 Deer Run Rd $220,000 32182 Springside $235,000 36085 Pepper Drive $241,500 7238 Selworthy $258,000 37171 Deer Run $260,000 6020 Briardale $265,000 34261 Southside Park Dr $275,000 5114 Cheswick $277,0...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Solon Ohio Schools -A Parents Perspective The Solon Ohio Schools are known throughout the area and the entire U.S. because of their high local and national rankings. Our goal is this article is to give a parents perspective of the Solon Schools so that families relocating to Solon or considering a move can see beyond the high test scores and ratings.  We will focus on the people behind the scenes who deserve a tremendous amount of credit for our award-winning school district;  the teachers, volunteers, and administrators.      This is our 5th year having children attend Solon Ohio Schools and our experience has been extremely positive. Like many people who move to Solon, one of the reasons we chose to live here was because of the top ranked school system. The rankings alone, however, do...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Solon Ohio Luxury Homes For Sale Luxury homes for sale in Solon Ohio currently only makes up about 12% of the total homes for sale in the community.  While the luxury home market segment in Solon Ohio is rather small, the inventory levels are high, credit is available for buyers with good credit, the housing market favors buyers, and prices have come down from the highs of the 2006-07 market.  Moreover, a truly motivated seller should be willing to negotiate hard to sell their home in this challenging marketplace, so even more opportunity exists in light of the already attractive environment that exists today. As a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a REALTOR with strong negotiating experience, I would be happy to assist you with your next luxury home purchase in the Greater...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Affordable Housing Options in Solon Ohio Affordable housing is a topic that often gets overlooked by real estate agents and the real estate industry in general. A strong foundation is required in real estate in order to make the entire real estate industry work well.  At the core is affordable housing.  In order mid-priced homes to sell, these sellers must find a buyer who oftentimes may be trying to sell their first home. Here are approximately 52 homes for sale in the Solon Ohio communities that are priced up to $200,000. Homes up to $200,000 in Solon Ohio Happy searching! Search for all homes for sale in Greater Cleveland Ohio at Olsen Ziegler Realty A $marter Way to buy and sell your Solon Ohio Home
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Paraben Free Cosmetics - Spell Cosmetics In an effort to focus on locally owned and operated businesses, today we are focusing on a very unique company which has their headquarters right here in Solon, Spell Cosmetics. Although Spell Cosmetics does business throughout North America and overseas as well, they started right here in Solon and are considered the trend setters in the field of cosmetics as they specialize in paraben free cosmetics.     The world of cosmetics can be very complicated in terms of how they are made and the specific ingredients that go into them. We won't get too technical in this article as it is not our area of expertise and can be very confusing. However, as very health conscious consumers, we can certainly appreciate when a company like Spell Cosmetics is maki...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
K9 Design Dog & Cat Grooming In our effort to highlight some great locally owned and operated small businesses, today's post will focus on our favorite pet groomer, K9 Design Dog and Cat Grooming located just outside Solon at The Shops at Glenwillow Village Center 29715 Pettibone Rd. ,Glenwillow, OH 44139.   For those who have a dog or cat, pet grooming is always a concern as it can be hard to find one that you like and trust. Pet owners relocating to Solon from out of the area know that finding a good groomer can be a challenge. It can also be stressful for new pet owners as well.  After interviewing several of our friends who have pets we decided to give K9 Design a try when our dog was a puppy and have been loyal and happy customers even since.   K9 Design Dog & Cat Grooming is owned...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
John Roberts Hair Studio and Spa Solon Ohio In our continued effort to write about great locally owned businesses, today's post will be about John Roberts Hair Studio and Spa. Although "John Robers" has multiple locations, including the original location in Mayfield Heights, our focus will be on the Solon location located at 33705 Station Street, in Solon.     John Roberts is one of the area's greatest business success stories as it has evolved from being a 1 location hair salon with only 2 employees in 1993 to having multiple locations and being known as one of the top salon's in the nation. The major factor in the success of John Robert's is two-fold: providing legendary customer service and having talented and enthusiastic employees. In regards to service, the knowledgable staff at J...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Mustard Seed Solon   In our effort to suport local businesses, today's post features one of the area's most popular grocery stores, family owned Mustard Seed in Solon. People drive from great distances just to visit Mustard Seed, so we are grateful to have such a wonderful business right here in town. While Mustard Seed also has a location in the Akron area, our focus will be on the Solon location at Uptown Solon Shopping Center, 6025 Kruse Drive in Solon.     Mustard Seed Market and Cafe, it's official name, has been in business for almost 30 years and is Northeast Ohio's largest locally owned natural and organic foods market. While Mustard Seed Solon is a terrific place to buy healthy food, it also offers banquets and catering, classes, and hosts regular lectures and workshops that ar...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Mitchell's Ice Cream Solon With many national and local initiatives set out to support "your local businesses", we have decided to write a series of posts on several of the local Solon businesses that we patronize and enjoy. Today's post is on Cleveland's very own Mitchell's Ice Cream, Solon location. While the Solon location is our main focus here, it is important to note that Mitchell's also has locations in Beachwood, Rocky River, and Westlake.     In our home, any time is a good time for ice cream, so having one of the area's best ice cream shops located right here in Solon is a real treat. Mitchell's is located at 6130 Kruse Drive, across the street from Borders. While people who live in Solon probably know all about Mitchell's Ice Cream, those relocating to Solon will want to make...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Solon Luxury Home Update The following is a Solon Luxury Home Update for the first half of 2009.     The first half of the year is now over and enough information exists to gather and analyze data regarding Solon luxury homes ( those over $500,000 ) in 2009. The Solon luxury market has been somewhat slow so far in 2009. There have been a total of 18 luxury home sales in Solon. There were a total of 24 Solon luxury homes sold during the same period in 2008.   This specific Solon luxury home update will compare the first half of both 2009 and 2008:     Ave. Sale Price Ave. Price Sq./Ft Ave. Market Time 2009 - 18 sold $619,981 $134.27 128 2008 - 24 sold $676,438 $150.72 127   Summary: As can be seen from the figures listed above, total sales of Solon luxury homes is down 25% from last year...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
 Briar Hill of Solon Briar Hill of Solon is a wonderful lake community of older homes that sit on park-like wooded lots. For those looking for land in Solon, Briar Hill offers 1-3 acre lots surrounding a breathtaking lake. This special development is a true nature lovers paradise and allows for country living within a large suburb.         Located off SOM Center Road ( Route 91 ), Brair Hill of Solon is conveniently located just north of the highway but yet is situated within the confines of a small lake community with older homes that offer charm and beauty. There are only approximately 75 homes within the Briar Hill subdivision, some offering views of Briar Lake. There are 3 streets within Briar Hill, Briar Hills Drive, Briardale Lane, and Briarwood Lane.         Homes in Briar Hill o...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Forest Hills of Solon Forest Hills of Solon is a subdivision of newer luxury homes situated on private semi-wooded lots. This area of fine Solon luxury homes is located in a very private setting off Pettibone Road, between SOM Center Road and Liberty. Many people who live in Solon probably don't even realize these spectacular homes exist as Forest Hills do not get the exposure of larger Solon developments such as Thornbury and Signature of Solon, but the homes here are as nice as any you will see in Solon.   The distinguishing feature of Forest Hills of Solon is that the homes are newer custom-built executive style homes and also sit on between .75-1.5 acres, ideal for buyers looking for a luxury home and land in Solon. Unlike many newer developments in the area, many of the trees in Fo...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Rollingbrook of Solon For those seeking a home on land in Solon, Rollingbrook of Solon offers the ultimate in privacy and luxury. Rollingbrook is one of the more exclusive developments in the entire city because all homes built here are situated on very secluded 5 acre wooded lots, something not found anywhere else in Solon. In fact, with the large lot sizes and long winding driveways, most homes in Rollingbrook cannot even be seen from the road.  In addition, Rollingbrook of Solon is tucked away off Pettibone Road in the Eastern part of the city, offering additional privacy. It is so private that many Solon residents don't even know that Rollingbrook exits. Rollingbrook is situated between 2 newer developments of Solon luxury homes, Signature I and Signature II.         This one of a k...
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By Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate
(Olsen Ziegler Realty)
Solon Ohio Real Estate and Community ProfileSolon, Ohio, captured the number 23 spot in Money’s 2009 list of America's Best Places to Live. Solon is approximately equal distance to Cleveland and Akron, two large, metropolitan areas offering numerous employment opportunities in health care, academia, retail, and commercial/industry as well as being home to major employers such as Nestlé Prepared Foods,  Erico Products, Keithley Instruments, Swagelok, Agilysys, and L'Oréal Products .  Cleveland State University has a satellite campus in Solon and there are many shopping districts within minutes from town.Just over 22,000 people call this dynamic community their home.  Solon is known for its diverse selection of homes from apartments and condominiums to mid-range homes to large, luxury hom...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
North Park of Solon One of the most exclusive developments of Solon luxury homes is North Park of Solon. Known for its ideal location and impressive newer homes, North Park is highly sought out by locals and those relocating to Cleveland as well.   Located in the northern part of town off Harper Road, North Park of Solon offers one of the best locations of any development in the area.  Those relocating to Solon from nearby suburbs love the location as it is close to most of the popular East side destinations. Corporate executives relocating from out of the area like the easy highway access of North Park. It is just minutes away from Route 422, making it closer to the airport and downtown than any other Solon luxury home development. North Park is also closer to the Cleveland Clinic and ...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Solon Luxury Homes  With rates at historic lows and homes attractively priced, now is a great time to move up to a larger home. If you are considering upgrading, there are many Solon luxury homes to choose from. Solon luxury homes are defined as those selling for at least $500,000. While there are new and older homes for sale in Solon, most Solon luxury homes are found in newer construction developments.  The most popular newer luxury home developments in Solon are Chagrin Highlands, Signature of Solon, and Thornbury. Chagrin Highlands is a large development located in the central part of Solon.  There are approximately 154 single family homes located within the Chagrin Highlands subdivision. There is also a small area of 19 cluster homes as well located on the left hand side of the beg...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Homes for Sale in North Hill of Solon North Hill of Solon is a highly sought after neighborhood in Solon, Ohio. This is not your typical Solon neighborhood as it has many characteristics which make it unique. To begin, it offers the ideal location tucked away in a private setting yet just minutes from the highway. The North Hill area also offers a stark contrast to all the new construction developments in Solon as the homes here are older and offer charm and character not available anywhere else in the area.  Buyers who crave land in Solon are attracted to North Hill as all homes are situated on large park-like wooded lots of between 1-1.5 acres, a rarity here.          The neighborhood feel in North Hill of Solon is also special. North Hill is a swim and tennis community offering a pri...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
SOLON HOME DAYS JULY 23-JULY 26, 2009     It is that time again when central Solon becomes a mini amusement park for 4 days. The 9th annual Solon Home Days will officially begin this Thursday, July 23rd and continue through Sunday, July 26th.  The festival will be held in the main parking lot of the Solon Community Park which is located at 6679 SOM Center Road in Solon, Ohio. Home Days will have a 50's theme this year, so an Elvis sighting is more than likely. This yearly event is meant to help unify the community. All residents are invited to attend. Those not living in Solon are welcome as well. This years event promises to have something for everyone including rides for kids of all ages, games, entertainment, food, prizes, booths, and more. A special thank you goes out to the numerou...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Solon, Ohio is known throughout the area and the State as a desirable place to live and now the national experts agree. Money Magazine's list of "Best Places To Live" was just released and Solon not only made the list, but cracked the top 25 for the first time.       While Solon placed 43rd in the 2005 edition, this is the highest placement yet, and a fine distinction to a suburb already bursting with pride. With one of the top school districts in the state, a wide array of housing, cultural diversity, and wonderful amenities such as a state of the art community center, Solon is now recognized as one of the nations top ranked cities in which to live.     For their rankings, Money looks at things such as population, education, income, crime, and job growth. For a complete list of Money's...
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By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
We are officially half way through the year and have enough data to make a fair comparison between 2009 and 2008. Before giving a comparison, here is an unofficial list of all homes that SOLD in June, 2009 here in Solon: SOLDS JUNE 2009 SALE PRICE     38420 Aurora Rd $62,000 34905 Bridle Trail Ln $110,000 6955 Elmwood Drive $112,500 5630 Elm Hill Drive $135,000 31850 Arthur Road $161,000 5965 Buckboard Ln $170,000 32575 Arthur Road $171,200 32630 Arlesford $175,000 34580 Jaclyn Drive $193,000 33725 Coachman Ln $203,000 34011 Summerset $205,000 36980 Valley Forge $225,000 5688 Gemini Ct $230,000 33324 Overland Ln $238,900 31450 Cheswick $248,000 5255 Parkside Trl $258,000 33964 Canterbury $258,500 32694 Ashdown Drive $272,201 7280 Popham Pl $280,000 7207 Winchester $280,000 5560 Hummingb...
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