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Home sales in St. Clair Shores August 2016

September 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Buyers agency, Macomb County MI real estate market report, st. clair shores

I absolutely love seeing home sales continue on their upward trend!   Home buyers were out in St. Clair Shores during the summer, and in the month of August 121 homes sold.  That’s alot of happy sellers and new homeowners! Prices were consistent with what we have been seeing all year, with the majority of […]

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A new year – and many new exciting things

January 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Buyers agency, fha mortgages and first time home buyers

I’ve been neglectful to this blog through 2014, but this year I hope to change that.  I miss writing about things that I see happening with the real estate market in Macomb County, as well as sharing with everyone the new & exciting things that I see happening. One of the biggest changes that happened […]

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VA mortgage and 100% disability rating – property tax exemption for these deserving veterans!

June 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Buyers agency, VA mortgages

I recently became aware of a property tax exemption in Michigan for those discharged veterans who have been deemed 100% disabled by the VA.   (Shame on me for not knowing about this earlier). This exemption is HUGE.   If you are 100% disabled by the VA, print out this form (at the link below), take it […]

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Is flipping a house in Macomb County still a good idea?

February 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

I came across this article in todays USA Today and wasn’t surprised that Michigan isn‘ t on the list of the 6 best states to flip homes.   There simply aren’t enough homes on the market, and those that are priced well & clean sell quickly for top dollar. Not enough “wiggle room” for an […]

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“What happened to open houses?” in Macomb County MI

November 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, Searching homes for sale in Macomb County

A buyer client asked a question the other day that got me to thinking…“What happened to open houses in the county?  Are they illegal now?”. No, open houses are still very much legal.  The reasons you are not seeing them as predominately as in years past are: Safety:   Think about it:  A real estate […]

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“How do I compete with cash offers?” – tips for Macomb County MI home buyers

March 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

It’s happening.    The very thing that we saw coming for the last year.   “Bottom” of the market.  In fact, our real estate market in Macomb County is on an upswing in the northern areas of our county.  (Clinton Township / Sterling Heights and north). One of the things that is extremely difficult for home buyers […]

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Buying a home in Macomb County MI – do I need a buyers agent?

January 24th, 2013 · No Comments · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

It’s been almost 5 years since I wrote an article about the role of a buyers agent, and everything in that article still holds true today.  Even more so, since so many homes for sale are “distressed” (foreclosures, short sales, etc) and the ins and outs of purchasing these homes can be overwhelming for home […]

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What does “highest and best” mean? Tips for purchasing a home in Macomb County MI

December 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Buyers agency, tips for home buyers

Highest and Best – you’ve just heard that term from your buyers agent and start to feel the squeezing of pressure even more after you’ve written your offer on a home. It used to be that we would only hear about “highest and best” when it came to foreclosures.   The banks and asset managers for […]

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“What does contingent, continue to show mean?” – Tips for Macomb County MI home buyers

August 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Buyers agency, tips for home buyers

You’re driving down a street that you like, spot a for sale sign, and call your buyers agent to ask about the home.    “Have you sent that one to us?” is one of the most often asked questions I receive.     If the home is within the criteria that you presented me with, then […]

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Before you close on your Macomb County MI home – the final walk through. Don’t skip this important step!

August 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Buyers agency, tips for home buyers

Every time a buyer client and I go over the language in the 4 page purchase offer we discuss in detail the final walk through paragraph.   It is SO important for a home buyer to understand that prior to closing on their home we will be making another appointment to see the home. Why is […]

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