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Entries from March 2009

If I ask if you are working with an agent there is a reason for my question..

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments · first time home buyers, macomb county MI, tips for home buyers

…and the reason I ask is that I’m not just being nosey. I know callers can be put off by that question but there is an honest to goodness  reason why I ask if you have an agent that is working for you.  It’s called buyers agency and in Michigan for quite some time agency […]

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There *is* an expiration date to the 1st time home buyers tax credit

March 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI

I’ve talked to three people this past week who are semi-interested in purchasing a home and for various reasons (job security, apartment leases, wedding dates, etc) are concerned that they may miss out on the $8000 first time home buyers Federal tax credit. Yes, there is an expiration date. When this tax credit was created […]

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We’re all in the same boat

March 17th, 2009 · No Comments · macomb county MI, macomb county mi real estate market

I’m not ashamed or embarrassed to admit to my callers that my home has also lost value (what an understatement) nor that my husband and I would love to move to a condo in Macomb County but would not be able to sell our home in this market. Sometimes when I hear the stories from […]

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A nice problem for condo buyers to have

March 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments · macomb county mi real estate market

Yesterday I spent most of the day viewing condos for sale in various cities of Macomb County to home buyers that are relocating to Michigan.   I have to tell you, I was pleasantly surprised to find so many to choose from in their price range and very specific criteria (finished basements, 2 full baths, 2 […]

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Misinformation is out there again – this time about FHA mortgages

March 8th, 2009 · No Comments · fha mortgages and first time home buyers, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

I don’t know why I am surprised. I shouldn’t be.  Just when it looks like things are settling down out there in the rumor world a new one catches my ears (and eyes.) This time a prospective buyer in the Metro Detroit area was told that the new FHA guidelines include a credit score minimum […]

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“Tagged” homes in the City of Warren (Macomb County MI) – what you need to know to purchase the home.

March 5th, 2009 · 65 Comments · first time home buyers, macomb county MI, tips for purchasing a foreclosure, warren MI

If you’ve viewed homes for sale in the city of Warren lately you’ve probably come across some that have this notice taped to the window or the door: When I’m out and about showing homes to buyers I’m seeing more of them on vacant homes.   (Most of the vacant homes have been foreclosures or bank […]

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If I owned a home 4 years ago how can I be a first time home buyer? Some clarity about the $8000 tax credit

March 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments · first time home buyers, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, tips for home buyers

Brian Powers, a real estate agent in Chesterfield Township, brought up a good point about the $8000 home buyers tax credit that was recently passed by President Obama. He and I both feel that this tax credit would be less confusing to future home buyers in Macomb County MI and elsewhere if they would stop […]

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