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Smart phone apps are changing the way many title companies accept checks at your home closing – tips for home buyers in Macomb County MI

September 27th, 2012 · No Comments · tips for home buyers

“Clear to close!” are 3 words that home buyers are happiest to hear.  This means that their mortgage lender has cleared your file to close on your home purchase, and now the title company and lender prepare the closing documents.   The closing date will be coordinated and set by the listing agent, your buyers agent, […]

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Still no relief for condo buyers in Metro Detroit – financing tough to obtain

September 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Condos in Macomb County MI, tips for home buyers, tips for home sellers

Over the last few years as mortgage money has tightened up, one of the  hardest hit casualties has been in condo financing.  When I have a home buyer client able and willing to purchase a condo it can often be an eye opener to them that unless they have cash, or a large down payment, […]

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Interested in buying an investment home in Macomb County? Have your line of cash or mortgage ready to go!

August 28th, 2012 · No Comments · tips for home buyers, tips for purchasing a foreclosure

The tables have turned (so to speak) in Macomb County over the last 6-9 months.  There aren’t enough rental properties for those who need them, and the homes for sale (if priced well and in decent shape) have multiple offers in on them within days on the market. I’ve worked with a couple of investors […]

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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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A new credit scoring system has arrived – How to prepare to purchase a home in Macomb County MI

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments · mortgages in michigan, tips for home buyers

Late last fall I started reading about a company called CoreLogic and their enhanced way of looking at a consumers credit and payment history.   One of the newest articles describing what they do (and how it could affect you if you are considering purchasing a home and applying for a mortgage) can be found here. […]

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“Who picks the home inspector” – YOU do. — Tips for Macomb County MI home buyers

July 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Home inspections, tips for home buyers

One of the most daunting processes for home buyers in our area (Macomb County) is the home inspection process.   The question I am asked so frequently by my buyer clients is :  “Who picks the home inspector?”   YOU do.  It’s so important for you to have a home inspector that works for YOU, not […]

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Bank owned homes and FHA or MSHDA mortgages – what Macomb County MI home buyers need to know.

July 9th, 2012 · No Comments · fha mortgages and first time home buyers, Searching homes for sale in Macomb County, tips for home buyers

Congratulations!  You have gone through the pre-approval process and now know that you can purchase a home using a FHA or MSHDA mortgage.    During your time gathering documents and working with your mortgage lender you’ve also been looking at homes online and found many that fit your budget and criteria. There could be a problem […]

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Multiple offers on Macomb County MI homes for sale – the new trend we are seeing

July 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · chesterfield township, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

My last post about the homes that are selling in Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore illustrated how the  real estate market is going for this northeastern area of Macomb County. Recently I’ve had buyer clients experience this first hand.   Both Chesterfield Township homes that my buyer clients have purchased have had multiple offers on them.   […]

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Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore homes are seeing a price increase! A Macomb County MI real estate market report

June 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Macomb County MI real estate market report, tips for home buyers, tips for home sellers

For the past several months I have been seeing a bit of a turnaround in the real estate market in Macomb County, mainly in several northern communities.  2 of them, in our Anchor Bay area,  have really shown signs of improvement: Number of homes on the market is dropping “Sold” prices increasing steadily The “days […]

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