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Privacy Plus and Low-Maintenance Living in Painesville, Ohio... $84,900

This really great home in Painesville is one that I am so excited about.  I am marketing it for the sellers, who are, of course, also very excited.

It's really sharp... kind of cape-cod'ish looking from the outside.... with lots of city charm !  It's three years old, and although it is a single, detached home, it is technically termed a "ranch condo."  Don't you just LOVE that three-sided bay window in the front?

It has an over-sized garage... the builder called it a two-and-one-half car garage... but where you'll get another half-car to put in there... I don't know.  So... I am guessing it would be perfect for a whole bunch of storage.

Having a home in such a nice quiet area, and being on a cul-de-sac... and all those trees... means lots and lots of privacy.  There are lots of trees all around the neighborhood.  Full sidewalks, of course, and all front-entry garages.

Although there are many really cool features in this home, the kitchen is one of my favorites.  Just oodles of cabinets, a really great gas range, hard-surface counter tops, and a range vent-a-hood.  All the appliances remain.

The laundry room is spacious, and included a full-sized washer and dryer, and extra cabinets for even more storage.  The landscaping is beautiful, and the maintenance fee of $115 per month is considered low.  It has central air, of course, and a nice private rear patio that overlooks a wooded area.

For your very own personal tour... please give Carolyn Kolba a call at my direct number... 440-567-7211.  I think you will be very pleased at how much low-maintenance home you can get for such a teeny price.

Comment balloon 18 commentsCarolyn Kolba • April 10 2011 08:19PM


Carolyn, that is an incredible price for what appears to be a great property.  Just twice as much as a car!  That one shouldn't be on the market very long, especially with very cooperative sellers.

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 9 years ago

Wishing you all the best with the sales and marketing of the lovely home.

Posted by Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229) over 9 years ago

Carolyn ~ I have to agree with Don ... incredible property & price! I bet it doesn't last long.

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) over 9 years ago

Don, yes, it is incredible.  Financing has been almost impossible to get for these homes in this neighborhood, and that fact is surely reflected in the current price.

Posted by Carolyn Kolba, Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio (Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio) over 9 years ago

Michele, that you so much.  We all need all the help we can get.  Have a great week.

Posted by Carolyn Kolba, Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio (Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio) over 9 years ago

Diane, yes... it IS incredible.  As I said to Don, much of the pricing is due to the lack of available financing.  Hopefully we can get a buyer for whom that will not be a concern.

Posted by Carolyn Kolba, Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio (Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio) over 9 years ago

And, to all of you, Don, Michelle and Diane.  Thanks so much for coming over to comment.  My poor little post has been here... all by its little ol' self... alone and "comment'less."

It just occurred to me that I thought I recognized all three of your names... so I looked at the comments I have made recently, and YES... I commented on a post written by each of you.  How cool is that ?

I see that the Active Rain principle of "reciprocity" really does work.  I think I will write a post about this... and mention each of you in it.  Again, thank you all so much.

Posted by Carolyn Kolba, Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio (Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio) over 9 years ago

Update:  Here is a link to the post I just wrote.  Active Rain and the Power of Reciprocity. It Really Works!  In the post, I thanked Each One of you. So... thanks again... have a great week !

Posted by Carolyn Kolba, Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio (Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio) over 9 years ago

Hi Carolyn - this looks like a fabulous property and you have done a great job showcasing it. Nice presentation and good luck! And fabulous price! 

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 9 years ago

Hey Carolyn,

You've done a great job showcasing this property.  At that price...seems like quite a bargain foe a deserving buyer

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque over 9 years ago

Carolyn, this looks like a darling cottage style home and the price is certainly fantastic!


Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 9 years ago

I think I like th ekitchen too! very homey and those cabinets are a bonus!!!!  

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) over 9 years ago

Hi, Carolyn! What a cute condo ranch! I especially love the three-sided bay window. With your enthusiastic description, it should sell fast. :)

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) over 9 years ago

Wow! You're right! This is a darling home! And at a GREAT price!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 9 years ago

Great little house and a wonderful presentation!  Wishing you a quick and easy sale!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 9 years ago

Carolyn! What a cute home!  Has it sold yet?  I hope so but if not, I wish you the best and that the "sold" sign goes on very quickly!

Posted by Olga Diaz, Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR (COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON) over 9 years ago

That is a great house...Great price...

Best wishes for a quick sell.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 9 years ago

Hi Carolyn -- Wow, a 3-year old home for under 90K -- people on the coasts just marvel at our prices here in Greater Cleveland and the Midwest.  At this price, with interest rates this low, buying this home is probably cheaper than renting and orders of magnitude nicer.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) about 9 years ago