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Entries from October 2010

Ask your agent for the listing history of the home before you purchase – Tips for Macomb County MI home buyers

October 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment · macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

One of the features that I really find helpful in our MLS systems (Mirealsource™ and Realcomp II ™) is a listing history for each home on the market.   If a home has been on the market before (records going back to about 1997) there will be a history of it. When a buyer client is […]

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Worry about “tagged homes”, but worry more about homes scheduled for demolition – purchasing a foreclosure tip for Macomb County MI real estate buyers

October 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · tips for home buyers, tips for purchasing a foreclosure

I remember last summer when a buyer client and I viewed a home in Warren.  It was a foreclosure, and because she was semi-interested in the home I did a bit of research on it the next morning. The City of Warren had “tagged” the home, which means you  need an inspection from the building […]

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“Is blogging just talking to yourself?” One of those Ah-Ha moments!

October 16th, 2010 · No Comments · first time home buyers, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

A couple of weeks ago I had a co-worker ask me about this blog, as she had found it doing a search for information about condo sales with the new HUD guidelines.  She noticed that there weren’t many comments on the blog and asked “Do you ever feel like you are just talking to yourself?” […]

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FHA & buying a condo – excellent article that helps to explain the difficulty in the changes

October 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Condos in Macomb County MI, fha mortgages and first time home buyers

For almost a year now I’ve been talking about and following the changes within HUD and FHA for buyers who wish to purchase a condo.  When the guidelines first came out I read through them and wondered “How can we best help our buyer clients get through this?” The answer has been and will remain:  […]

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“I found a house on your website and I want to see it tonight” – or – Would *you* meet a stranger at a vacant home?

October 5th, 2010 · No Comments · tips for home buyers

It happens a couple of times a week.  I get a call from someone I haven’t met asking me to show them a home that they found on my website. First, let me say that I enjoy talking to each and every one of you who pick up the phone and call (or email).  It’s […]

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Bank owned homes and lack of disclosures

October 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers, tips for purchasing a foreclosure

This is one of those “just when I think I saw it all…” kind of posts. Last week I took buyer clients through a foreclosure (bank owned) home in north Macomb County.  The home has been on the market for quite a while, considering the low price for a large newer home in that area.  […]

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