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“My agent said you have to show us the house” – Really? Your buyers agent is wrong.

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Buyers agency, tips for home buyers

This may come across as a rant, but sometimes you just have to do it.    I hope by doing so that I can educate some home buyers that if you are working with an agent that I cannot interfere with that agency relationship, no matter how “minor” it may seem to you. A couple of […]

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Multiple offers, deadlines, and “submit your highest and best” aren’t just for bank owned homes in Macomb County lately

May 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

Have you been house hunting lately in Macomb County MI?   If you have, you’ve likely heard your buyers agent say “If you like it, don’t want too long to think about it.”     I’ve always hated saying this to my clients, but I would be negligent in my duties as a buyers agent if I didn’t […]

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Ask yourself “How would I feel if I didn’t get the house” and you’ll know if it is the right house for you! – Tips for Macomb County MI home buyers

April 17th, 2012 · No Comments · Buyers agency, first time home buyers, tips for home sellers

You’ve seen hundreds of homes online, and have viewed the interior of many home with your buyers agent.  Now it’s time for you to make an offer on a home that has your heart pounding and your palms sweaty.    If you’re a first time home buyer you are without a doubt nervous and excited at […]

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Confusion abounds about FHA loan limits and MSHDA income limits in Macomb County MI

January 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Buyers agency, fha mortgages and first time home buyers, mortgages in michigan

A recent phone call that was placed to me from someone who had read many of my articles for first time home buyers leads to this one being written now.  The caller was confused because she had been led to believe that FHA had income limits, and that the loan limit was part of the […]

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More phone calls about HUD approved condos and FHA financing

December 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Buyers agency, Condos in Macomb County MI, fha mortgages and first time home buyers

I’ve received a couple of phone calls within the last month from condo buyers (with their own buyers agents) who are stumped and confused about purchasing a condo with FHA financing. (The part that confuses me is why buyers are confused when they have hired a buyers agent, but that’s food for thought for another […]

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“You mean I am financing my closing costs?” What it really means when you ask for sellers concessions on your home purchase

October 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Buyers agency, fha mortgages and first time home buyers, tips for home buyers

One of the most confusing aspects of the purchase process for home buyers is sellers concessions. They’ve heard their mortgage lender mention it, in lieu of the buyers needing to bring to closing all of their closing costs, pre-paids, etc.    It’s also been discussed with their buyers agent during the process and while sitting down […]

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One of those “just when I thought I heard it all…” moments while showing a house in Macomb County

September 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers, tips for home sellers

Several months ago I read an article written by another real estate agent (in another part of the country) about an incident she had while showing homes to a  young buyer couple. The house was empty (the sellers left for the showing) and the buyers looked at the home thoroughly, even though they really weren’t […]

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Low-ball offers and how they can affect your purchase of a Macomb County MI home..

August 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

I’ve heard it so often that I cringe each time I hear it from a potential home buyer: “So-and-so told me to never offer more than 50% of the list price” or some version of that sentence. My response? If the homes list price is double what the market value is, then by all means […]

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An increase in calls about “tagged” homes after purchase – what Macomb County buyers should know BEFORE they buy!

June 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Appraisals in Macomb County MI, Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for purchasing a foreclosure

In the last month or so I have received more phone calls about an article I wrote last year that warned Macomb County MI home buyers about “tagged” homes and the certificate of occupancy that is needed before they can move in. There are 2 things I have learned from these calls:    1) Some buyers […]

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Here we go again..multiple offers, homes selling before you can see them, and it goes on and on. Buying a home in Macomb County? Be prepared to make a quick decision!

March 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers, tips for purchasing a foreclosure

I didn’t think it would happen during this time of the year (lousy weather, people not anxious to move in the winter, etc) but nothing should surprise me anymore. My buyer client sent me a list of 6 homes that she would like to view tomorrow, and when I pulled up the 6 homes only […]

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