Real Estate

Selection of a condominium home involves several important factors.

Congress Square I was built as a condominium by the D. C. Winslow Construction Company between 1972 and 1973.  The Association is comprised of 144 four-plex two story dwelling units in 36 buildings on 12 professionally landscaped acres.

Our homes have frame construction, aluminum siding and selected homes have brick veneer front first floor walls and professionally landscaped acres.

Our homes have frame construction, aluminum siding and selected homes have brick veneer front first floor walls.

Congress Square I offers many advantages to today's condominium buyer including:

Our maintenance fee structure provides reserve funding, landscaping, reasonable levels of snow removal, insurance coverage and maintenance of the common areas, as well as refurbishing and replacement programs for concrete, roofing, and building surfaces. Unlike certain other condominiums, these services have been provided for the owners in past years without the need to collect special assessments for the costs of these items. Monthly maintenance fees have been stable, with modest adjustments in response to inflation.

Our convenient location is within minutes of shopping and cultural facilities. Transportation to other areas of town is easily available due to our close location to RTA bus and rapid stations as well as I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike. In addition, the beauty and recreation provided by the Metroparks system is close by.

An investment in a community of homeowners is enhanced by a restriction on leasing. Homes must be owner-occupied and new purchasers must plan on moving into the unit immediately after title transfer.

The City of Middleburg Heights provides us with a vast array of services including street lighting, rubbish removal, police and fire protection, while collecting one of the lowest rates taxation in the county.

Educational opportunities are provided by the Berea City Schools, which have received numerous awards for excellence in education. Parochial schools are also close by. Advanced education and cultural events are also conveniently accessible through the facilities of Baldwin-Wallace University and Cuyahoga Community College.

 


Real Estate Sales Package - Forms that the Association needs to process the sale of a home.  Completed documents must be received 30 days prior to title transfer.

Real Estate Agent Sales Package - Specialized information for Real Estate Sales Agents selling homes in the Association.  Completed documents must be received 30 days prior to title transfer.

Escrow Agent/Lender Sales Package - Specialized information for Escrow Agents or Lenders involved in sales transactions at the Association.  Completed documents must be received 30 days prior to title transfer. 

Declaration & By-laws Purchase - Order form for purchasing Recorded documents from the Association.

Lease Information - Use to provide updated tenant information. Leasing is significantly restricted for owners purchasing homes after 1984. 


Purchasing a Home at Congress Square

All homes at Congress Square I Condominium are individually owned.  Homes may be purchased from individual owners and many are marketed by professional real estate agents. Check local newspaper advertisements as well as internet ads for information on homes for sale and limited information on homes for sale may be available from the Association. Links to information on certain homes may also be available in the section below.  All purchases are subject to the terms of the Association’s Declaration of Condominium Ownership, By-laws and Rules, which supersede conflicting  provisions of any purchase agreement or lender’s requirements.

Purchasers should be prepared to obtain conventional financing as loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration have not been approved for homeowners at the Association in the past.  New regulations and procedures are expected to be in place in late 2009 and based on preliminary information, government loan insurance may continue to be unavailable due to the expected high cost to the Association of obtaining and preparing reports required by the FHA.  Consult a home mortgage lender or a professional real estate agent for updated information related to government mortgage insurance. 

About Condominium Ownership

A condominium is a form of property ownership where the homeowner owns an undivided percentage of the Common Elements such as the structure, lawns, landscaping and driveways, as well as a living Unit. The Unit consists of the space bounded by the undecorated interior surfaces, the decorating materials applied to these surfaces (such as paint, wallpaper and carpet), built-in and installed fixtures (such as cupboards, appliances, air conditioning equipment and utility systems) as well as the space occupied by any Common Elements within a Unit (such as structural components). Condominiums also have property known as Limited Common Elements which are owned by all homeowners, but whose use and maintenance is exclusively granted to a particular Unit owner. These Limited Common Elements, in part, consist of interior walls, windows and screens, ducts, plumbing and utility service lines, patios, exterior and garage doors and other Common Elements that are associated with a Unit that serve a single Unit.

Association Operations

All homeowners are automatically members of the Unit Owners Association and are required to pay a monthly maintenance fee to cover the cost of the operation of the association and maintenance of the Common Elements. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors who administer association operations as outlined by the Declarations of Condominium Ownership, By-laws, and Rules and Regulations. All homeowners are required to comply with the provisions of these documents. Some of the provisions of the governing documents include restrictions on the use and/or alteration of the buildings or other Common Elements and Limited Common Elements.

Congress Square I utilizes the services of a professional community association administrator and certified public accountant to provide day to day management services.


Homes for Sale

All information below is provided by and is the responsibility of the seller or real estate agent, if any, of the homes listed.  The Association nor Association Management makes no warranty or guarantee and assumes no liability for the information provided.  All links will take you away from this site and linked sites may collect information and have privacy policies that are not under the control of the Association or condohome limited.  All users assume all risks associated with the use of linked sites. 

 

 

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