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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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“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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One of the most read articles I’ve written – “Tagged homes in the City of Warren” – revisiting this important information for Macomb County home buyers

April 10th, 2012 · No Comments · tips for home buyers, tips for purchasing a foreclosure

Have you recently purchased a home in one of our Macomb County communities that has an “abandoned or foreclosure” ordinance? If you have, you have probably by now realized that if there was a city / township “tag” posted on the front of the home, that you will need to have the city /township building […]

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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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What is shadow inventory? Explaining an often heard term in our real estate market – Macomb County MI

January 12th, 2012 · No Comments · macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home sellers

Shadow Inventory.  It’s a murky term, as the word “shadow” usually means something dark following us around.    When we hear it in a way that relates to our local real estate market, for example Macomb County and the Metro Detroit area, it means homes that are sitting vacant on our blocks and in our subdivisions […]

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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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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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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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