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Solon Ohio Real Estate – Half Year Review 2016

Solon Sold homes

While it’s hard to believe, we have just past the mid point of the year. The market has been better than predicted with the number of sales up across the board.

The following is a comparison between the first half of this year to the same time period from 2015. We will also give a specific breakdown of sales by price points and offer our commentary.

ALL SALES – JANUARY – JUNE

Year          # of Homes Sold        Ave. Sales Price   Sales Price/List Price

2016                      164                    $313,977                96.57%

2015                      128                    $307,677                97.44%

LUXURY HOMES ( sale price over $500,000 )

2016                       26                     $613,281

2015                       15                     $632,043

 

PRICE POINT BREAKDOWN OF ALL FIRST HALF 2016 SALES ( 2015 first half sales in parenthesis )

$100,000-199,999 = 40 ( 35 )

$200,000-299,999 = 61 ( 39 )

$300,000-399,999 = 21 ( 21 )

$400,000-499,999 = 16 ( 18 )

$500,000-599,999= 11 ( 7 )

$600,000-699,000 = 12 ( 3 )

$700,000-799,000 = 3 (4 )

$800,000-899,000 = 0 ( 1 )

$900,000-999,999 = 0 ( 0 )

$1,000,000 +   =  0 ( 0 )

Source: NEOHREX

 

COMMENTARY

While 2015 was a very good year, 2016 is shaping up to be even better.

Below is a list of 5 things to take away from the above statistics:

1.     More homes sales in 2016 vs. 2015.

2.     Average sales price is up slightly in 2016.

3.     The $200,000-299,999 price point is the “hot” market in 2016.

4.     A well priced home will receive approximately 96% of asking price.

5.     The luxury market is more active in 2016, especially in the $600,000-699,000 price range.

 

As predicted, this year stated off strong with the sub $300,000 price point leading the way.

In fact, here was our prediction from our 2015 year end report:

“The beginning of the year should be strong. There are fewer homes currently for sale now   ( 85 ) than at this time last year ( 94 ).  Low inventories increase demand, and there are a ton of buyers on the sidelines waiting for the right home.

When homes start to come on the market over the next 30-60 days, buyers will likely begin snatching up the good ones.

It’s hard to believe the sub $300,000 market could be any better in 2016, but relatively low rates certainly makes things affordable for this segment of buyers.”

The 2016 real estate market has been fantastic this year up to this point. Sales have been consistent throughout the last 6 months, even during the colder months.

The sub $300,000 market has been booming since 2014. In fact, during that year we saw 51 sales in that specific price point and have seen 61 already in just 6 months this year. The draw of Solon’s top rated schools no doubt plays into demand in the more affordable price points.

In terms of the luxury market, while the upper end has been a tad slow, the $500,000-$750,000 price point has been extremely vibrant this year. Continued low rates certainly play a major role as well as available inventory. Relocation activity also factors in as executives and physicians are always moving in and out of the Cleveland area.

MOVING FORWARD

There is typically a lull in the market in the weeks leading up to the new school year. We expect things to pick up after mid August and continue through Thanksgiving.

Properly priced homes are consistently selling for, on average, approximately 96% of list price and we don’t see that changing.

While there is always a rush for buyers to get under contract so they can move before school starts, there are plenty of buyers still on the sidelines.

 

Below Are Other Articles Of Interest Relating To Solon OH:

Solon – A Special Community

Money Magazine Ranks Solon Top Places To Live

Newsweek Ranks Solon On Top Schools List

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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 are Solon residents and 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, Bay Village, Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Oakwood Village, Orange, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, University Heights, Westlake, Woodmere.

Solon Ohio Real Estate  Half Year Review 2016 is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent.©July 2016

Solon Ohio Luxury Homes – The Ultimate Guide

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our ultimate guide on Solon Ohio luxury homes, the only one of its kind.  Whether you are relocating to Solon from out of state or making a move from across town, this guide is a perfect place to start.

Here, we will list and describe all major luxury home subdivisions in Solon and even include videos and maps.

Please note, a luxury home in the Cleveland metropolitan area is defined as anything over $500,000.

 

SIGNATURE OF SOLON

Signature of Solon Entrance

 

Signature of Solon is one of few gated golf course communities in the Cleveland area and a popular destination for those looking to relocate to Cleveland. It offers excellent location, about 25 minutes from both downtown and the airport.

It is one of Solon’s most prestigious developments and consists of two phases, Signature I and Signature II. Homes in Signature range in price from $600,000 – $1,000,000 + and have all been built within the last 15 years.

The primary differences between Signature I and II are lot sizes and proximity to the golf course. Homes in Signature I have smaller lots, and are located within walking distance of the golf course and club house. Many of these homes have golf course views.

Homes in Signature II are located closer to the tennis courts and pool and and have larger wooded lots.

Homes in Signature of Solon are well laid out for today’s life style. The exteriors are breathtaking and complete with lush landscaping and finely manicured lawns. The back yard spaces are also well laid out with over-sized decks and patios.

Many homes in Signature are colonials in style, but are mixed as to whether the master bedroom is on the main level or the second floor.

Homes here typically have finished basements, many with exercise rooms, home theaters, full bathrooms, and plenty of space for recreation and storage. Many lower levels also have an additional bedroom, ideal for a nanny or in-law suite.

In 2014, the average price of a home in Signature of Solon was $656,339 and the average square footage was 4396.

The Signature housing development was designed around prestigious Signature Country Club, which is a major draw in the area for those that enjoy golf. Signature offers a prGolf Course Communityofessionally designed 18 hole golf course, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a fitness area. Membership to Signature Country Club is a requirement for anyone buying a home in Signature of Solon. Membership is also available to those who live outside of Signature.

The clubhouse is one of the largest in Ohio and offers casual and formal dining as well as a lounge with a pool table, fitness area, and an Atrium. The family room allows members to wear jeans and shorts and provides a great atmosphere for kids as it is surrounded by numerous TV’s. There are also private rooms available for small parties and well as large ballrooms that are used for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs.

Signature is a fairly transient development, which is perfect for families relocating to Solon as many of the residents are transplants as well. People living in Signature are open to meeting new people and the many activities offered throughout the year offers newcomers a built in social life.

There are a ton of kid friendly events as well as functions for just adults. We have a ton of clients who live in Signature, many who relocated from out of state, and they simply love it. Living in Signature is more than just belonging to a golf club, it is a lifestyle.

 

Children who live in Signature attend the following Solon Schools:

Roxbury

Orchard Middle School

Solon Middle School

Solon High School

Please note that one of the four elementary schools in Solon ( Arthur Road ) will be closing within the next few years. While our information is up to date, we recommend contacting the schools directly to get any information that you need.

LOCATION OF SIGNATURE

The main entrance is off Aurora Rd. ( Rt. 43 ) and there is another entrance off Pettibone and Liberty Rd. as well. The following map will give you a good idea of where Signature is located:

View Signature in a larger map

 

VIDEO OF SIGNATURE OF SOLON

 

 

 

 

THORNBURY

Thornbury Home

 

Thornbury is another popular Solon luxury home subdivision. Although nestled inside a fairly large development, it has a small neighborhood feel, complete with its own walking path and playground.

One drive through Thornbury will leave no doubt as to why it is viewed as one of the most desirable neighborhoods in town. The lush well-manicured lawns, attractive exteriors, and large lots make it very picturesque and there is always someone riding a bike, jogging, walking their dog, or just out being friendly.

thornbury lake

 

All homes in Thornbury have been built within the last 15 years and consist mainly of single-family residences. They range in value from $550,000-$1,000,000.

Thornbury of Solon Playground

THORNBURY’S PRIVATE PLAYGROUND

Characteristics of a typical Thornbury home are an open floor plan, impressive 2-story entryway, first floor office, standard living room and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances,  2-story great room and a luxurious master suite located on either the first or second floor.

High-end finishes and attention to detail help make the housing stock here special. Many homes also have large finished basements with exercise rooms, home theaters, play rooms, and a full bathroom. Some also have additional bedrooms perfect for a nanny or in-law area.

In terms of exterior living space, many residents here have invested a lot of money into decks, stone patios, fire pits and more. It is safe to say that there are some pretty tricked out backyards in Thornbury which are ideal for both family and adult entertaining.

The major difference between Thornbury and Signature is that Thornbury does not have the additional costs that are required by living in Signature. While you can still join Signature as a social or golf member while living in Thornbury, it is not mandatory. Those that either don’t golf and wouldn’t see themselves using the many Signature amenities view Thornbury as a great option.

Children who live in Thornbury attend the following Solon Schools:

Roxbury

Orchard Middle School

Solon Middle School

Solon High School

LOCATION THORNBURY


View Thornbury of Solon in a larger map

 

VIDEO OF THORNBURY

NORTH PARK

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Why do people love North Park of Solon?  Location, location, location.   North Park is the only luxury home development of newer homes in the north part of town.

While Solon in general offers a manageable commute to downtown, the airport, or the local hospitals, North Park is especially sought out because it is the closest luxury neighborhood to the highway.

HOUSING IN NORTH PARK

The North Park development  consists of relatively newer housing, with all homes having been built within the last 15 years.

One distinguishing feature of North Park is that the topography is a bit more hilly than most neighborhoods.

Like Signature and Thornbury, homes in North Park have modern open floor plans and are mainly colonial in style.

The homes here have luxury amenities throughout such as high-ceilings with crown molding, upgraded finishes and top of the line appliances.

The landscaping in North Park is spectacular, which gives the neighborhood a very elegant and impressive feel as you drive through.

The price range for homes in North Park is $550,000-$900,000.

WHY PEOPLE ENJOY NORTH PARK

Our clients who live in North Park love the location, but also enjoy the neighborhood feel. They have been able to meet other families very easily and are happy with their choice of buying here.

The main challenge is actually finding a home in North Park. Homes here rarely turn over, with approximately 1 home selling per year, so supply is very limited to say the least.

On the flip side, home values here are very strong, so if you buy in North Park, you should have a solid investment.

Children who live in North Park attend the following Solon Schools:

Lewis Elementary

Orchard Middle School

Solon Middle School

Solon High School

 

VIDEO OF NORTH PARK

 

LOCATION OF NORTH PARK

The following map will give you an good idea of specifically where North Park is situated:


View North Park of Solon in a larger map

 

CHAGRIN HIGHLANDS

Chagrin highlands Solon Ohio

 

Chagrin Highlands was THE premiere luxury home development in Solon during the 1990’s, when Solon’s overall popularity was just starting to soar. Chagrin Highlands is a massive development with homes situated on beautiful 1 acre wooded lots.

Chagrin Highlands is located in the center of Solon, in close proximity to the highway. While Signature and Thornbury get a lot of attention, Chagrin Highlands is worth a look.

The lot sizes are big and private and affordability is a little better. Lower end homes sell for in the 400’s but most homes in Chagrin Highlands sell from between $500,000-700,000.

HOMES IN CHAGRIN HIGHLANDS

Chagrin Highlands Solon Ohio

The Chagrin Highlands development consists of approximately 175 homes. While most homes here are single-family in nature, there is a street of stand-alone cluster homes that is very popular for those who are downsizing and looking for a home with less maintenance.

Homes here sit back on the lots, making them look estate-like and quite impressive. The landscaping and exterior lighting make Chagrin Highlands a pretty neighborhood to drive through both during the day as well as at night.

The homes themselves are a big mix in style, amenities and pricing. Most homes here are 2 story colonials and typically have  4-5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and finished basements with at least a half bath, and a 3 car garage.

WHY PEOPLE LOVE LIVING IN CHAGRIN HIGHLANDS

Although the homes are a little more spread out than most neighborhoods, there is still a sense of community felt by those living here.

Having sidewalks throughout the development brings people together as neighbors are often seen jogging, biking, and walking their dogs. Kids also interact freely with one another here, making Chagrin Highlands very popular for those with school aged children.

Children who live in Chagrin Highlands attend the following Solon Schools:

Parkside Elementary

Orchard Middle School

Solon Middle School

Solon High School

 

LOCATION OF CHAGRIN HIGHLANDS

View Chagrin Highlands in a larger map

 

VIDEO OF CHAGRIN HIGHLANDS

FOREST HILLS OF SOLON

forest hills Solon ohio

While not an overly large subdivision, Forest Hills is a fabulous development of luxury homes tucked away in a very pretty setting. Many people don’t even know this subdivision exists but those looking to buy a higher end home in Solon should put it on their list.

Here is everything you need to know about Forest Hills.

HOUSING IN FOREST HILLS

forest hills home Solon OhioThe Forest Hills development offers a great combination of luxury homes on private wooded lots.

The detailed exteriors and well-manicured landscaping gives Forest Hills a stately feel.  A lot of the homes are all brick or stone, yet they all have a different look and feel, making them unique.

Inside, the homes are spacious, averaging just under 4500 square feet.  The floor plans are open and modern. Since the homes here were built in the 1990’s, some may be a little dated at this point. However, an updated home in Forest Hills is hard to come by and will often fly off the market.

The price range for homes in Forest Hills is approximately $600,000-$900,000.

WHY PEOPLE ENJOY LIVING IN FOREST HILLS

One drive through Forest Hills will answer this question.  It is one of Solon’s prettiest neighborhoods.   We have a lot of friends who live here and they love the privacy of the development and the great neighborhood feel.

The location is fairly central as well being in close proximity to so many local hot spots such as the top rated Solon Schools, Solon Community Center, Solon Public Library, and Solon Center for The Arts.

Children who live in Forest Hills attend the following Solon Schools:

Parkside Elementary

Orchard Middle School

Solon Middle School

Solon High School

FOREST HILLS VIDEO

As mentioned, Forest Hills is so tucked away that many residents don’t even know it exists. So here is a map to give you an idea of exactly where it is located:

LOCATION OF FOREST HILLS

View Forest Hills Of Solon in a larger map

ROLLINGBROOK

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For those seeking a home on land in Solon, Rollingbrook offers a unique opportunity. All homes here were built on secluded 5 acre wooded lots. In fact, many of the homes here are difficult to see from the road.

Rollingbrook consists of just one street and is located near Signature of Solon. It is so tucked that many people who live in Solon don’t even know it exits.

Rollingbrook of Solon

This one of a kind neighborhood consists of approximately 35 homes that were built primary in the 1980’s and early 90’s.

One drive through Rollingbrook is all it will take to appreciate this picturesque neighborhood.  A handful of homes in Rollingbrook even have ponds in front of the home,  offering a look of elegance and beauty usually seen only on the cover of a magazine.

 

The average home in Rollingbrook is about 4800 square feet, has 4 or 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. Most are colonial in style and offer a mix of exteriors with brick, stone, or cedar being the most prominent.  The interiors are a little more traditional overall then those you will find in newer developments like Signature and Thornbury, a function of the time period in which they were built.

Rollingbrook residents attend the following schools:

Roxbury

Orchard Middle School

Solon Middle School

Solon High School

Overall, Rollingbrook is one of Solon’s most exclusive streets and until recently, homes here rarely came on the market. Now, we are starting to see a lot more turnover, offering buyers a great opportunity to buy in this special neighborhood.

 

BEST OF THE REST

Here is a list of some other luxury home developments in Solon. Most of these are just single streets containing 15-20 homes. Because of their size, inventory in these neighborhoods is often limited but they should still be considered in your search.

 

High Point – Conveniently located just off Cannon Road in the northern part of Solon. Close in proximity to the highway, homes built in the 90’s.

Horseshoe Farms – Small street of homes located off Cannon Road in the western part of Solon.

North Woods – Small development off Cannon Road, in the western part of town featuring some of the most spectacular newer homes in Solon. Built in the early 2000’s.

Stillwater – Luxury home street in the north part of Solon located across from North Park.  Homes sit on pretty wooded lots and were built mainly in the 1990’s.

The Woodlands –  Small development of about 15 homes off Aurora Road. Homes here were built in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.  Homes sit on nice wooded lots and are fairly desirable for those relocating to the area.

 

Here is a map showing the location of all Solon Ohio luxury homes:

View Solon Luxury Home Developments in a larger map

 

 

SOLON LUXURY HOMES – CHEAT SHEET

As a summary, here is a “cheat sheet” to make your search a little easier.

Chagrin Highlands – Large development of luxury homes built in the 1990’s on 1 acre lots.

Forest Hills – A tucked away neighborhood of highly sought out luxury homes built in the1990’s. Pretty neighborhood on private lots.

High Point – Conveniently located just off Cannon Road in the northern part of Solon. Close in proximity to the highway.

Horseshoe Farms – Small street of homes located off Cannon Road in the western part of Solon.

North Park Estates – The only development of newer luxury homes located in north Solon.  Convenient highway access makes this very popular.

North Woods – Small development of newer homes off Cannon Road, in the western part of town. Some of Solon’s nicest homes are located here.

Rollingbrook – One of Solon’s most picturesque and exclusive areas.  All homes here sit on at least 5 acres of land. Homes built in the 80’s and early 90’s.

Signature – One of Northeast Ohio’s only gated golf course communities.  Homes were all built after 2000. Signature I is closer in proximity to the clubhouse and golf course while Signature II is closer to the pool and has larger lot sizes.

Stillwater – Luxury home street located across from North Park.  Homes sit on nice wooded lots and were built mainly in the 90’s.

Thornbury –  One of Solon’s newest and largest developments of luxury homes.  This subdivision is known for it’s neighborhood feel complete with its own playground and walking path.

The Woodlands –  Small development on one street located off Aurora Road.  Homes sit on nice wooded lots.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

The above information is compliments of Solon residents Amy and Dan Schuman of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. They specialize in Solon luxury homes, relocation, and move up buyers. They can be reached at 216-346-3235 or 216-403-9189 or via email, danschuman@howardhanna.com or amyschuman@howardhanna.com.

In addition to Solon, The Schumans also 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,  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.

Solon Ohio Luxury Homes The Complete Guide is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent.©Oct., 2015

Solon Ohio Real Estate – Mid Year Review 2012



 

The following is our official mid year review for real estate in Solon, Ohio.  Here, we will provide statistics for the most recent month of June, offer a comparison between the first half of 2012 and the same time period in 2011 and also give specific statistics for the Solon luxury home market. We will also include a summary at the end of the report.

 

Date                   # of homes sold      Ave. Sales Price             

June 2012                33                        $313,531

June 2011                27                        $295,706

 

YTD 2012                 100                       $294,691

YTD 2011                 103                      $277,728

 

LUXURY HOME STATISTICS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date                   # of homes sold      Ave. Sales Price             

YTD 2012                   15                       $625,780

YTD 2011                   13                       $628,846

High Sale – $920,000

*source NEOHREX ( Regional MLS )

 

SO, IS THE MARKET FINALLY IMPROVING?

The statistics above are a decent reflection of the market, but don’t quite tell the entire story. While overall sales are similar to last year, the inventory of available homes is down close to 30%. This is resulting in a more balanced market with multiple offer situations  ( bidding wars ) occurring on a regular basis.

In terms of Solon luxury homes, those that sell for at least $500,000, the numbers are similar to last year but moving in a positive direction. Not only is there increased activity in the higher-end market, but homes are selling much quicker as well.  The average days on the market for a luxury home in Solon has drastically decreased, from 224 days in 2011 to only 168 so far this year.

WE NEED MORE INVENTORY

Moving forward, we anticipate low inventory and historically low interest rates will help in the recovery of the local Solon real estate market. If you or someone you know is thinking of selling their Solon home, please call us! There really is a shortage of nice homes on the market, especially is a few specific price points.

Overall, while things certainly aren’t where they were 5-6 years ago, we are seeing improvement, which is a good thing for all of us who call Solon home.

 

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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 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: Bainbridge, Bay Village, Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Oakwood Village, Orange, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, University Heights, Westlake, Woodmere.

Solon Ohio Real Estate – Mid Year Review 2012 is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent.©July 2012

Executive Rentals In Cleveland Ohio

Finding a luxury rental home in some cities may be simple, but it is fairly difficult here in Cleveland.  If you are relocating to the area and wish to rent a high-end property, it is important that you have realistic expectations. Having personally relocated many years ago, we know what it’s like finding a great rental here and it’s not easy.

In this post, we will discuss the limited inventory,  reluctance for sellers to consider renting, and the need to hire an agent with the right connections.

 

LIMITED INVENTORY


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlike many larger US cities where renters often have numerous options, the number of high-end rental properties here in Cleveland is typically very low. In cities like Miami and New York, it is not uncommon for affluent members of the local community to own several homes across the country, making it easier for them to offer one for rent.

In Cleveland, the number of folks who fit this category are much fewer.  Although there are quite a few snowbirds, these homes wouldn’t be available as year round rentals.

Many people think that today’s slower real estate market means that more sellers should be willing to rent, thus increasing the inventory in that market.  This is not the case.

In the lower-end housing market, there are a ton of affordable rental options as these sellers are typically more financially motivated to rent.  When it comes to luxury homes, some owners either don’t need the money bad enough to take on the risks of renting, or don’t want others living in their home.

LUXURY SELLERS RELUCTANT TO RENT

Unlike other sellers, luxury home sellers are not usually as excited at the thought of offering their home as a rental property.  While many would love to have monthly income coming in, they view renting as a possible risk.

Most people have never been landlords and the thought of renting their home is a little bit scary. Many have put a lot of time and money into their homes, and simply don’t want strangers living there.  There is certainly the fear that renters, people who have no vested interest in the home, will not properly maintain the property.

YOU NEED THE RIGHT AGENT

Working the luxury rental market is a specialized skill that not every agent possesses.   Not only does an agent need great relationships with all the local luxury “players” and local company real estate managers, but they also need to have the proper contacts deep inside the communities as well.  Friends and past clients living in specific areas are often a great resource in finding potential rentals.

The most challenging transactions I ever had were finding high-end housing for local professional athletes. The players themselves were great, but finding the right place was a daunting task.  It took a lot of time and I couldn’t have done it without my “golden rolodex” of contacts.

If you are moving to Cleveland and want to rent a luxury home, it’s certainly possible but will require patience and flexibility. You will also have to be prepared to act quickly as there is high demand for this type of housing.

In the end, your success will likely be determined by having a knowledgeable local luxury agent by your side.

Here are other articles of interest pertaining to finding Cleveland area homes:

Choosing An Agent: Local Is Better

How To Choose The Right Neighborhood

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About The Authors

The above information pertaining to Cleveland luxury  homes was provided by Dan and Amy Schuman of The Schuman Team Howard Hanna.

Dan is an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist and Amy is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. They can be reached at:

216-403-9189 or via email, danschuman@howardhanna.com or amyschuman@howardhanna.com.

Executive Rentals In Cleveland Ohio is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent. ©September,2011

Solon Ohio Luxury Homes – The Complete Guide

Solon Ohio Luxury homes

The following is a complete guide to luxury homes in Solon, Ohio.   We have included videos, maps, links to more detailed information on specific neighborhoods, and even a way to search for Solon luxury homes.

SOLON OHIO LUXURY HOMES

To begin, a home in the Cleveland Metropolitan area is categorized as “luxury” if it over $500,000 in value.  In addition to exceeding this specific price point, a luxury home will have specific qualities such as:  highly desirable location,  quality of construction and finishes, and amenities such as a special view, state of the art appliances, or even energy efficient systems.

Here is a list of subdivisions in Solon, in alphabetical order, that contain luxury homes:

Chagrin Highlands – Large development of luxury homes on 1 acre lots as well as cluster homes.

Forest Hills – A tucked away neighborhood of highly sought out luxury homes on private lots.

High Point – Conveniently located just off Cannon Road in the northern part of Solon. Close in proximity to the highway.

Horseshoe Farms – Small street of homes located off Cannon Road in the western part of Solon.

North Park Estates – One of Solon’s premiere luxury home communities located in the northern part of town.  Convenient highway access makes this very popular for those commuting downtown.

North Woods – Small development off Cannon Road, in the western part of town.

Rollingbrook – One of Solon’s most picturesque and exclusive areas.  All homes here sit on at least 5 acres of land.

Signature – One of Northeast Ohio’s only gated golf course communities.  This upscale development of fine luxury homes is divided into two phases. Signature I is closer in proximity to the clubhouse and golf course while Signature II is closer to the pool and has larger lot sizes.

Stillwater – Luxury home street in the north part of Solon.  Homes sit on nice wooded lots.

Thornbury –  One of Solon’s newest developments of luxury homes.  This subdivision is known for it’s neighborhood feel complete with its own playground and walking path.

The Woodlands –  Small development on one street located off Aurora Road.  Homes sit on nice wooded lots.

Below is a sample video of a Solon Ohio luxury home neighborhood:

Here is a map showing the location of all Solon Ohio luxury homes:

View Solon Luxury Home Developments in a larger map

For more information or to see specific homes in these neighborhoods, call us at 216-346-3235 or email us at danschuman@howardhanna.com
To search Solon luxury homes for sale, or to see what your home is worth, click below.

Homes For Sale in Cleveland OH What's my Cleveland Home Value

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About The Author

The above information pertaining to Solon Ohio luxury  homes was provided by Dan Schuman of The Schuman Team Howard Hanna.  Dan is an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist and has lived in Solon, Ohio for the last 10 years.  He can be reached at 216-346-3235 or via email,  danschuman@howardhanna.com.

We service the following Cleveland area suburbs: Bainbridge, Bay Village, Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Oakwood Village, Orange, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, University Heights, Westlake, Woodmere.

Solon Ohio Luxury Homes – The Complete Guide is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent. ©April,2011

North Park Solon Ohio Luxury Homes

North Park is  one of Solon Ohio’s premiere luxury home developments. The following will describe this wonderful neighborhood and even include a video tour of homes in North Park at the bottom.

LOCATION OF NORTH PARK

North Park is located in the upscale city of Solon, Ohio, one of Cleveland area’s most popular East side suburbs.  This development is especially popular because of it’s easy highway access.

While Solon in general is a manageable drive to both downtown and the airport, North Park is especially sought out because it is closer to the highway than any other comparable Solon luxury home development.

The following map will give you an good idea of specifically where North Park is situated:


View North Park of Solon in a larger map

HOUSING IN NORTH PARK

The North Park development  consists of approximately 45 homes.  All homes were built within the last 10 years by local area builders, Dinallo and Wittrup homes, known throughout the area for their quality of construction and attention to detail.

One feature of North Park that stands out is that homes are situated on 1 acre lots.  This is a rarity for Solon as many luxury homes here don’t offer as much land.

Homes here have open floor plans and are colonial in style. Some homes have master bedrooms on the first level, while others have all bedrooms on the second floor.  All have at least a 3 car garage.

Most homes here are about 4500 square feet, have at least 4 bedrooms and typically 5 baths.  The homes have luxury amenities  throughout such as high-ceilings,  upgraded flooring and top of the line appliances.

The landscaping in North Park is spectacular, which gives the neighborhood a very elegant and impressive feeling as you drive through.

The price range for homes in North Park is $500,000-$1,000,000.

WHY PEOPLE ENJOY LIVING IN NORTH PARK

We have clients who live in North Park and really enjoy their homes and the neighborhood.  Obviously, the location is a major bonus to them.  But they have mentioned that they have met many of their neighbors and feel like they are part of a nice close-knit community here.

There are also sidewalks throughout the development, which always seems to bring people together, especially during warm weather months.

Children who live in North Park attend the following Solon Schools:

Lewis Elementary

Orchard Middle School

Solon Middle School

Solon High School

Solon is consistently rated among the most popular suburbs in Cleveland and has been featured in many national and local publications. It was recently ranked by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live.

Below is a video tour of North Park that highlights the homes and the neighborhood:

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About The Authors

The above information pertaining to Cleveland Real Estate News was provided by The Schuman Team, Amy and Dan, of Howard Hanna. They are Solon residents and can be reached at 216-346-3235 or via email, danschuman@howardhanna.com or amyschuman@howardhanna.com.

We service the following Cleveland area suburbs: Bainbridge, Bay Village, Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Oakwood Village, Orange, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, University Heights, Westlake, Woodmere.

North Park Solon Ohio Luxury Homes is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent. ©February,2011

The Art Of Working With Athletes

As luxury home real estate agents, we have had the opportunity to work with many professional athletes here in Cleveland and wanted to share our experiences. This may be helpful to other professionals who may one day encounter such a client, or provide insight for those of you who are just curious to know what it’s like.

Overall, it isn’t as glamorous as you would think, although we have walked away with interesting stories and some good relationships. It is also nice to know that, once you get to know them, most athletes actually aren’t alot different than you and me.  They just have a very high-profile job that requires them to delegate a lot of their non-sports related responsibilities to others.

The most important thing about working with any high-end client, regardless of what they do for a living, is discretion. Luxury home clients, especially athletes, value their privacy, therefore, confidentiality is critical. While it may seem cool to tell your friends and co-workers that you are working with “so and so”, that is bad business and simply cannot be done. In fact, we never reveal the identities of any of our clients, no matter who they are, not even to our children.

Working with athletes has some similarities to working with a typical client but does require a different approach and mindset. In most cases, at least initially, there is no direct communication with the client. In fact, there is one player that I never actually met in person. Athletes and celebrities have a “team” of people surrounding them, so you will most likely work with a business manager or agent. You have to be prepared and comfortable working in this manner.

Servicing an athlete is no different than that of any other high-end client. Just like a high powered business executive, athletes are busy people. Their time is extremely valuable and limited, so you must work efficiently, and often with little notice.  When it comes to actually finding a home for an athlete, they want their home to fit their lifestyle. That being said, the lifestyle of an athlete is different than most.

For example, in additional to wanting to live in close proximity to  sports facilities and the airport, many require very specific things in their home. Some require a gate, or gated community. They may also want specific features in a home such as a pool, theater room, exercise room or basketball court. I had one athlete walk into a home and spend most of his time in the incredible lower level  ( it had a really great theater room, trophy room, and bar ) as this was the most important thing to him. He spent all of about 5 minutes walking through the rest of the home and ended up buying it.

Overall, athletes have housing needs just like everyone else, although working with them does present a few additional challenges. From our experience, many are very nice and were appreciative of our efforts.  A few were actually quite interesting and entertaining ( think Cuba Gooding Jr. in “Jerry Maguire” ).

So, if you ever have a chance to work with a professional athlete, don’t be intimidated by the process, and just make them happy as you would any other client.

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About The Authors:

The above information pertaining to Cleveland luxury homes was provided by The Schuman Team, Amy and Dan, of Howard Hanna. Dan is one of Ohio’s only Accredited Luxury Home Specialists and Amy is a member of the Institute For Luxury Home Marketing.

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

The Schuman Team services the following Cleveland area suburbs: Bainbridge, Bay Village, Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Oakwood Village, Orange, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, University Heights, Westlake, Woodmere.

The Art Of Working With Athletes is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent. ©December,2010