Cleveland property owner petitions U.S. Supreme Court over Cuyahoga County’s foreclosure process

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Cleveland property owner wants the U.S. Supreme Court to address how Cuyahoga County handles the foreclosure of certain properties.

Attorneys for Elliott Feltner have petitioned the justices to examine whether the process of the county foreclosing on properties and transferring them to a land bank is constitutional. The Supreme Court has set a conference for Friday, which could determine whether it hears the case.

The litigation focuses on a 2006 state law enacted to speed the foreclosure process on shuttered buildings. Instead of having the properties go up for a sheriff’s auction, as is customary, the board of revision can transfer them to a land bank, even if the properties’ values far exceed the amount of taxes owed.

In Feltner’s case, he inherited his father-in-law’s automotive body shop in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood. It was valued at $144,500, but the back taxes amounted to $65,189.

In 2017,

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Find all Cuyahoga County home sales, other property transfer details for November

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The cleveland.com database of recent Cuyahoga County home sales and other property transfers has been updated with November 2020 transactions.



a sign on the side of the road: Signs point the way to homes for sale.


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Signs point the way to homes for sale.

Search the database at this link to find home sales in your neighborhood and across the county for last month and for each year going back to 2007. You will be able to search by town, street, seller’s name, buyer’s name and more ways.

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* Cuyahoga County data by city, village, township: annual median home sales prices, 2007-2019.

* Cleveland neighborhoods: annual median home sales prices, 2007-2019.

* Real estate property tax rates for each place in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit county.

* Median appraised home values in Cuyahoga County; plus tax bills on the typical house in each city, village

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Coronavirus hasn’t created wave of Cuyahoga County foreclosures, though housing advocates brace for difficult 2021

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The wave of foreclosures that some housing advocates feared because of the coronavirus pandemic has not materialized in Cuyahoga County, by all accounts.

But those same advocates said they are bracing for an increase of people pushed to the brink of losing their houses, especially if federal lawmakers don’t pass a bill that provides stimulus payments to Americans, as well as more relief to people out of work.

Payments from a stimulus package signed by President Donald Trump in March likely prevented a lot of foreclosures, they said.

“We worry about what’s going to happen next year without some form of assistance,” said Andy Nikiforovs, executive director of Community Housing Solutions in Cleveland.

Data provided by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy showed that the number of mortgage foreclosure lawsuits filed in Cuyahoga County dramatically dropped between March and April of this year, from 209 to 45. The

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Find all Cuyahoga County home sales, other property transfer details for October

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The cleveland.com database of recent Cuyahoga County home sales and other property transfers has been updated with October 2020 transactions.



a large brick building with grass in front of a house: Home sales history database at cleveland.com


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Home sales history database at cleveland.com

Search the database at this link to find home sales in your neighborhood and across the county for last month and for each year going back to 2007. You will be able to search by town, street, seller’s name, buyer’s name and more ways.

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Also, see related real estate data and trends:

* Cuyahoga County data by city, village, township: annual median home sales prices, 2007-2019.

* Cleveland neighborhoods: annual median home sales prices, 2007-2019.

* Real estate property tax rates for each place in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit county.

* Median appraised home values in Cuyahoga County; plus tax bills on the typical house in each city, village

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