Articles in the Our House Category

What To Do When You Pay Your Mortgage Off!
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Posted in Good Dollars and Sense, Our House on 9 May 2017
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FinancialJuneteenth.com By Ryan Velez Posted May 9th 2017   A new article from The Network Journal has provided some information regarding one of the most important milestones you will have as a homeowner – paying off your mortgage. However, after hitting this important step, there may still be issues ahead, one of which is your [...]

$5 Million In Budget To Tear Down Abandoned Cleveland homes!
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Posted in Breaking News, MXO Business Report, Our House on 21 April 2017
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WKYC.com By Hilary Golston, WKYC Posted April 21st 2017 (PHOTO: COUNCILMAN JEFF JOHNSON)   Tearing down abandoned buildings has become more of a priority since the death of Alianna DeFreeze. The 14-year-old was found dead inside an abandoned home on the city’s east side. Cleveland’s more than $600 million general fund budget is likely to [...]

Huntington Bank Invests In Safe, Affordable Housing In Cleveland’s MidTown!
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Posted in Breaking News, MXO Business Report, Our House on 20 April 2017
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Fox8.com By Roosevelt Leftwich Posted April 20th 2017 (PHOTO: STEPHEN D. STEINOUR, CEO HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES)   It’s nice when the grandchildren come to visit. Linda Griffin said little ones are always welcome at the Church Square Commons, where she and 48 other seniors live. Built in 2010, it provided something that some folks on fixed [...]

Samsung Releases A Smart Refrigerator That Allows Users To Order Grocery From Fridge Door!
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Posted in Good Dollars and Sense, MXO High Tech, Our House on 23 February 2017
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FinancialJuneteenth.com By Victor Ochieng Posted February 23rd 2017   Samsung announced a smart refrigerator earlier in the week that has many buyers excited about the new and improved features. The company held a press conference in which it demonstrated how the refrigerator, named Family Hub, works. The fridge sports a 21.5-inch digital display on its door, [...]

Ohio Lawmakers Ban Use Of Plywood To Board Up Vacant Buildings!
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Posted in Breaking News, MXO Business Report, Our House on 20 February 2017
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NPR.org Ester Honig, Morning Edition Posted February 20th 2017   Ohio is the first state to ban the use of plywood for boarding up abandoned houses. Proponents say clear boarding prevents neighborhood blight. But safety officials say it poses potential hazards. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Abandoned houses boarded up with plywood on the windows are synonymous [...]

Ohio EPA Orders Closure Of East Cleveland Dump!
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Posted in Breaking News, Health & Fitness, Our House on 30 January 2017
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Ideastream.org By Nick Castele Posted January 30th 2017 (PHOTO: FORMER EAST CLEVELAND MAYOR ERIC BREWER)   The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is ordering the closure of a dump near homes in East Cleveland, while a former mayor says independently conducted tests of dust and air around the site detected toxic gas. In 2014, East Cleveland [...]

What Ben Carson’s HUD Appointment Could Mean For Fair Housing!
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Posted in Breaking News, Our House on 15 December 2016
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Nola.com By Kevin Litten Posted December 15th 2016   President-elect Donald Trump nominated retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carson, 65, who ran against Trump in the wide field of Republican presidential primary candidates, is the president-elect’s highest profile African American supporter and confidant. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Andrew [...]

December Gardening Checklist!
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Posted in Our House on 6 December 2016
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MSN.com By Sally Anderson, MSN Real Estate Posted December 6th 2016   There’s plenty gardeners can do to bring color indoors to offset the dullness of the outdoors in December. And there’s also a lot to do to make sure equipment and plantings get the care they need.   The shortest day of the year [...]

What It Takes To Buy A Home!
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Posted in MXO Business Report, Our House on 19 September 2016
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Yahoo.com By Pat Mertz Ewein, Kiplinger Posted September 19 2016   Tired of renting? It could be a great time to buy your first home. In many cities, home prices have bottomed and rents have risen. Mortgage rates are still super low. In fact, homes haven’t been as affordable since 1971. On the downside, in [...]

Cleveland’s Hough Neighborhood Endures Amid 50 Years Of Change!
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Posted in Breaking News, Education, MXO Business Report, Our House on 27 July 2016
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Ideastream.org By Nick Castele Posed July 27th 2016 (PHOTO: BLACK NATIONALIST MOVEMENT -HOUGH 1966)   COUNCILWOMAN FANNIE LEWIS ‘MOTHER HOUGH’ Fifty years ago, once the week-long riots had ended, Hough looked toward rebuilding and resolving the housing and employment problems facing the community. It was on this wave of reform that State Rep. Carl Stokes, [...]