VIDEO – 4637 Crestview Dr – Sylvania, OH 43560

This is a must see, nothing like it in its price range. It’s the perfect 3 bedroom home with plenty of living space both inside (2000+ square feet) and outside @ almost a half-acre.  All rooms are nicely sized and bedrooms feature hardwood floors. Large family room with fireplace leads to the backyard patio. Newer… [Continue Reading]

The Greatest Last Place Finish Ever!

I wanted to share this story of John Stephen Akhwari, an African runner representing Tanzania in the 1968 Olympics.  I share this with you because it seems to me that we have become a society that thinks if I can’t win than why bother, either I won’t even try or I’ll just quit if it… [Continue Reading]

Crowdfunding real estate… do you see it happening in Toledo Ohio?

I’m intrigued by Realty Mogul and some of the other Real Estate Crowdfunding startups out there.  Realty Mogul is a marketplace for accredited investors to pool money online and buy shares of pre-vetted investment properties.  Check out the video pitch Realty Mogul recently gave and then tell me, would real estate investing like this work… [Continue Reading]

What say you? do-over or let him keep it.

So here’s an interesting situation.  A lender that foreclosed on a property then instructed its foreclosure service agent to start the opening bid at $219,105 but inadvertently told the auctioneer to start the bid of $21,897 — the amount of the mortgage delinquency.  After sending a friend to check out the property, David Biancalana phoned… [Continue Reading]

Watchout for real estate scams

I don’t believe how bold and how stupid criminals can be, this guy may take the case.  A West Philadelphia man was charged Thursday with a variety of real estate scams, from stealing houses to renting properties that weren’t his.  Here’s what he did.  He began to negotiate a rent-to-own deal for a house giving… [Continue Reading]

Anyone know of a Toledo home this BIG?

If you watch HGTV like I do you may have caught the show “Selling Spelling Manor” which tells the story of Candy Spelling and the 57,000-square foot Los Angeles mansion built by her and her late husband, TV mogul Aaron Spelling.   Spelling produced television shows in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s including  the Mod Squad,… [Continue Reading]

Buying a Toledo home?
5 Documents to Expidite Your Loan

Attention Toledo home buyers, have your documentation in order. No, this isn’t a military checkpoint, its what will help you streamline your home buying process.  The good folks at LendingTree shared a recent survey of the lenders in their network and learned that 64% report the timeline for loan closings has increased. Part of this… [Continue Reading]

Toledo Housing Market Improving

Toledo home builders see market improvement. According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), Toledo Ohio has joined the index that identifies metropolitan areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in Toledo home building permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive months. This is great… [Continue Reading]

No family should have to give up their home during this holiday season

Those magnanimous folks at Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and several other large  mortgage lenders have pledged not to foreclose on delinquent borrowers during the Christmas season. What kind hearts they have! You remember Freddie and Fannie, they’re the ones “We the People” gave $317,000,000,000  (that’s 317-billion dollars) of our hard earned money to so they… [Continue Reading]

Good night John Boy… good memories.

For those of you old enough to remember the show the Waltons and for those that may have watched it in re-runs, the Waltons just celebrated their 40th anniversary.  I can remember as a child watching it every week.  It was one of my favorite shows growing up and truth be told, if I’m flipping… [Continue Reading]

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