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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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Finding the right home – “Should I see 5 or 50?” – Advice for Macomb County MI home buyers

February 21st, 2012 · No Comments · first time home buyers, tips for home buyers

If you’ve been searching for the right home in Macomb County recently, then I’m sure you’ve seen the full range:  Foreclosures, short sales, and the even rarer “normal” homes for sale. I don’t believe I’ve had a first time home buyer client yet that hasn’t asked me “Am I rushing things?” when they are considering […]

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When your full price offer isn’t really full price (Sellers concessions and the home buying process in Macomb County MI)

February 6th, 2012 · No Comments · fha mortgages and first time home buyers, first time home buyers, tips for home buyers, tips for purchasing a foreclosure

You don’t have to be a first time home buyer to be confused about how sellers concessions work.   Many 2nd and 3rd time home buyers ask the sellers for concessions (help in paying the buyers closing costs, pre-paid items, and/or tax prorations.) The confusion sets in for buyers when they make a strong offer on […]

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Wow. I just read a blog article written by a home inspector, and I am dumbfounded.

December 29th, 2011 · No Comments · first time home buyers, macomb county MI, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, tips for home buyers, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

Edited January 12th , 2012.   The author of the article referenced below has decided to take his blog article down.  I am thankful he did that, since he didn’t allow any comments on his blog to address the outrageous claims he made in a public manner. Perhaps dumbfounded isn’t the right word.  Outraged.  Incredulous.  Shocked.  […]

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Macomb County home sales – first quarter of 2011

April 5th, 2011 · No Comments · first time home buyers, Macomb County MI real estate market report, tips for home sellers

Is it really April already?   I think this winter dragged on so long that the first few days of April kind of sneaked up on me! This morning I took a peek at the single family residential home sales that happened in the first quarter of this year in Macomb County and realized once again […]

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One of the most frequently asked question that I receive

January 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Buyers agency, first time home buyers, tips for home buyers

It’s that time of year again!   Along with updating the sales information from 2010 and how it affects our real estate industry in Macomb County, I often go through old email questions to try and refresh myself on things that I know can help home buyers going forward. One of the most frequently asked questions […]

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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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One more reminder – First time home buyers tax credit expires April 30th

March 30th, 2010 · No Comments · first time home buyers, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, tips for home buyers

I hate to be a nag (even my hubby doesn’t call me a nag :-), yet I find myself having to do so today. Because of recent calls from people asking if the federal First Time Home Buyers tax credit will be extended again it reminds me to remind you!   There has been NO word […]

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Only 50 days left – the 1st time home buyers tax credit will expire

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments · fha mortgages and first time home buyers, first time home buyers, macomb county mi real estate market, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, tips for home sellers

Last year when the first time home buyers tax credit was close to expiring we heard talk about it being continued.  And it was.  This time around however there isn’t even a whisper of that happening. Please, if you are at all considering buying a home to take advantage of the up to $8000 in […]

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The fine print – about the first time home buyers tax credit – Important!

February 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · first time home buyers, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, tips for home buyers

One of the common misconceptions for home buyers (and some real estate professionals) is that the first time home buyers tax credit is $8000 for all buyers. When reading the fine print of the IRS form 5405 there is an entry line to fill out asking for the smaller of 2 items:  $8000 or 10% […]

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