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🌱 COVID-Era Inflation Impacts Real Estate Market + Child Hit By Car


Hello, neighbors. It’s me, Carla Varner, your host of the Lakewood Daily — here to tell you everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. Here we go.

First, today’s weather:

A heavy t-storm; not as warm. High: 77 Low: 59.

Here are the top three stories today in Lakewood:

  1. COVID-era inflation has impacted the Northeast Ohio real estate market with low inventory and soaring home prices. Mark Vittardi of the Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors blamed the inflationary rate hikes on out-of-state buyers and advised buyers to be prepared and educated. Sandy Maline, a broker with Advantage in Real Estate, recommends that buyers use an escalation clause to compete with cash offers, a tactic of offering to pay up to $2,000 over the highest bid. (Clevelandmagazine.com)
  2. A three-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle on Cleveland’s East side late Monday night. The child’s parents rushed him to University Hospitals. The driver has been identified, however, the child’s condition is not known. (Cleveland 19)
  3. Ninety-seven-year-old Akron native, Robert Sabetay, left for Normandy, France today for a week-long series of events commemorating the 78th anniversary of D-Day. The Best Defense Foundation and Delta Airlines made the trip possible. Sabetay said that he had a lot of close calls and he feels good that he still has his faculties. (Cleveland 19)

Today in Lakewood:

  • Wind Down Wednesday Sound Bath Meditation At Firehouse Yoga (7:30 PM)
  • New Parent & Lactation Support At Cove Community Center (10:00 AM)
  • Tai Chi Easy At Blessed Trinity Parish (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Join LakewoodAlive this Friday, Jun. 3 at 7:00 p.m. as the Front Porch Concert Series returns featuring the music of Smith Taylor. Bring a chair and enjoy the music. (Lakewood Public Library)
  • Scroll through and check out the latest houses to hit the Lakewood area real estate market. View pictures, read specs, and then click the link to see the full listing. (Lakewood Patch)
  • “Meet the Trucks” returns to Lakewood Park this Saturday, Jun. 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring your family to see, touch, and blow the horns of ambulances, refuse trucks, snowplows, fire trucks, police cruisers, and more. (Twitter)
  • Sign up your child for “Read and Grow: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten,” at the Lakewood Public Library. To get started, visit the Children’s and Youth desk at the Main Library, Madison Branch, or the Beanstack website. (Lakewood Public Library)

That’s it for today! I’ll be in your inbox tomorrow morning with another update.

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