Monthly Archives: September 2015

7 Apps You Can’t Live Without

We all rely on apps to make business and personal life more efficient.

In an effort to help make all of your lives easier, we reached out to our past clients and asked what apps they cannot live without. Here’s what they come up with:

Cozi – Helps families stay organized. Allows multiple family members to manage appointments and schedules with one account, as well as organize and update shopping and to-do lists. We personally use this and it rocks.

DarkSky – Predicts down to the minute weather conditions at your exact location.

Dropbox – Keeps your files safe and allows you to easily share photos, docs and videos.

Lastpass – Password manager. Saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.

TripAdvisor – Read reviews on hotels, restaurants, a must have when traveling.

True Caller – Identify missed calls, avoid telemarketers,  and keep current contact’s information up-to-date.

Waze – Nothing is worse than getting stuck in traffic. This app gets information from real drivers and will track real time traffic.

Did we miss a great app?  Let us know and we’ll be sure to include it in future posts.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

The above information is compliments of The Schuman Team, Amy and Dan, of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. They specialize in Solon luxury homes, relocation, and first-time buyers.

They can be reached at 216-346-3235 or 216-403-9189 or via email, danschuman@howardhanna.com or amyschuman@howardhanna.com.

The Schumans service the following Cleveland area suburbs: Aurora, Bainbridge, Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Oakwood Village, Orange, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, University Heights, Woodmere. We would be happy to refer you to a qualified agent if you are buying in an area that we do not service.

7 Apps You Can’t Live Without is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent.©September, 2015

How To Lower Your Property Taxes

How To Lower Property Taxes

We have been bombarded from friends and past clients lately regarding the recent notice that was mailed out last week by Cuyahoga County regarding property taxes.

So, we decided to send out some information that we hope you will find helpful.

TO DISPUTE OR NOT DISPUTE

You need to first decide if the proposed 2015 value of your home is accurate. If it is, you don’t have to do anything.

However, if you don’t agree, you can formally dispute:

1. By going on line at www.fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us

2. Mailing in the response form that was sent to you.

3. Attending an informal meeting in person.

All of these scenarios require you to provide documentation to support your claim. A recent appraisal is likely the best but if cost or time constraints won’t allow this, there is other documentation you can provide such as:

Recent purchase agreement

Contractor estimates for deferred maintenance along with pictures

Recent sales of comparable properties

We have personally had our real estate taxes lowered in the past, so the process does work. Good luck.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

The above information is compliments of The Schuman Team, Amy and Dan, of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. They specialize in Solon luxury homes, relocation, and first-time buyers.

They can be reached at 216-346-3235 or 216-403-9189 or via email, danschuman@howardhanna.com or amyschuman@howardhanna.com.

The Schumans service the following Cleveland area suburbs: Aurora, Bainbridge, Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Oakwood Village, Orange, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, University Heights, Woodmere. We would be happy to refer you to a qualified agent if you are buying in an area that we do not service.

How To Lower Your Property Taxes is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent.©September, 2015