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Exactly real estate is leading the area by saving homeowners thousands on real estate commissions

Just because something has always been done a certain way, doesn’t mean it is the best way. This impetus for change inspired Kevin Wasie to create his own real estate brokerage, Exactly. When he founded the company in 2018, he set out to differentiate it from traditional agencies by offering homeowners a flat-rate package, instead of...

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Top-producer Melanie Bowen, of Howard Hanna Strongsville, lives and works in the community she sells in

With 30-plus years experience in real estate, Melanie Bowen is honed in on the ever-changing local real estate market. From record-high 18% mortgage rates in the early 1980s, to the new home construction boom in Strongsville in the 1990s, to the robust market the past two years, she has been in the middle of it all. As one of the top producers...

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A Final Thought: Salt the Water, Not the Grits

I was informed last week that I have not written about my Georgia/Alabama heritage in a while, so I’d like to tackle a controversial subject: Grits. I know many Ohioans don’t like grits, but that may be because you’re expecting too much of them. Grits is a simple food, requiring an accompaniment—salt, pepper and butter at the very...

Categories: June 2024 Smart Living
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Here’s how SOGO Homes can help you sell for more

For people contemplating selling their homes, right now supply-and-demand is working in their favor. “The real estate market is strong, as homeowners are still getting multiple offers—often over asking price—within days of listing,” says Aaron Peterson, founder of SOGO Homes. “Inventory is still low and there are a ton of...

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2024 Lake County Dream House: It’s back—and bigger and better than ever before

It’s back! After five years of waiting, the hotly anticipated Lake County YMCA Dream House is once again on top of everyone’s summer to-do list. All the interior design must-have majesty behind the magnificent doors, is open to tours on Thursday, June 27, and run through early August. Designed and built by ProBuilt Homes, the...

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