Plan for your organic summer lawn now

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March 22, 2013 Go GREEN-with an ORGANIC LAWN!!!! You are invited to attend a FREE, comprehensive training session on how to implement an organic lawn program in your own yard. You can protect your children’s health and the environment, and also save money by transitioning to organic turf practices. This training is presented by “Beyond Pesticides Ohio.” The training session is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2013 from 9 AM to NOON at the Rocky River Memorial Hall, Community Room, 21016 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, Ohio 44116 Pre-registration is encouraged by contacting (or you can register on site at 8:30 am)  Barry Zucker, …

Good News! The Real Estate Market Has Shifted!

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The national housing market is showing positive improvement, and so is the housing market in the greater Cleveland West area. The main trend to call attention to is the seller’s market. Home prices continue to rise steadily above year-ago levels, and housing demand has strongly picked up, resulting in low levels of inventory in many regions across the country. Tight inventory is a major factor in the market. Buyer traffic is continuing to pick up, while seller traffic is holding steady. In fact, buyer traffic is 40% above a year ago. The typical home is selling nearly four weeks faster …

Upcoming Event: Lunafest @ Cleveland Botanical Gardens – March 16

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Saturday, March 16 12:30-4pm Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland Lunafest presents award-winning short films by, for and about women. Proceeds from the event benefit Cleveland Chapter of Chums scholarship program and Breast Cancer Fund among other local programs. Cost: $40 includes light reception and admission to the gardens after the film.  For more information, go to lunafest.org/cleveland or call 216-761-2272.

Five reasons why buying a home is still a good idea

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Whether you’re thinking about buying, or already have and just need some affirmation, you may find it comforting to know there are still plenty of good reasons for financially stable people to buy a house. Here are a few: Homeownership can help make good credit even better. If your credit is in poor shape, you’ll want to monitor it before seeking a mortgage. But if you have good credit, live within your means, and consistently make good financial decisions, a mortgage can be the kind of “good debt” that helps your overall financial health. Making regular payments on a mortgage …

Keller Williams Named Largest Real Estate Company in the U.S.

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DALLAS, TEXAS (February 2013) Keller Williams Realty, Inc. announced today that it is the largest real estate franchise company by agent count in the United States, with approximately 80,000 associates. In recent years, Keller Williams Realty has posted record growth numbers, surpassing RE/MAX, Century 21, and now Coldwell Banker to secure the industry’s top position. The news, based on publically available information as of February 6, 2013, was announced in front of more than 10,000 Keller Williams associates during the company’s annual convention in Dallas, Texas. During his standing-room-only, annual State of the Company address, CEO Mark Willis reported strong …