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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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The most frequently asked question in the last month by Macomb County MI home buyers:

May 5th, 2010 · No Comments · fha mortgages and first time home buyers, macomb county MI, tips for home buyers

“Is there any down payment assistance anymore” or some version of this question. Yes, there is. MSHDA, administered by the State of Michigan, has funds available to lend down payment & closing cost assistance.  If you click on the link highlighted above it will take you to the FAQ provided by the state to the […]

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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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Are foreclosures the only good “deal” in Macomb County? Not by a long shot..

September 13th, 2009 · No Comments · first time home buyers, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

“I only want to see foreclosures” I had an interesting conversation with a caller yesterday the other day and  thought I would share it with all of you.  I’m hoping that by sharing it and putting it out to the public that other potential home buyers will see it, and understand the very real aspect […]

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MSHDA Down Payment assistance programs for home buyers in Macomb County MI

September 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments · fha mortgages and first time home buyers, first time home buyers, Tax credit for first time home buyers in Macomb County MI, Up to $8000 1st time home buyers tax credit

MSHDA (Michigan State Housing Development Authority) has some new programs to help first time home buyers with their down payment assistance.   I talked with Michelle Cyplik of Paramount Bank in Rochester MI about these programs just before the Labor Day weekend, and we are going to get together at the end of this week to […]

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A response for Aaron Kelley – too lengthy to leave in the “notes” section

February 7th, 2009 · No Comments · fha mortgages and first time home buyers, first time home buyers, tips for home buyers, tips for home sellers

Mr. Kelley left a note on the side panel of this blog letting us know that he has his home for sale, and one of the incentives that he is using is to pay the first 6 months of a buyers mortgage payments.  Also, if a buyer can close within 30 days of an accepted […]

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First time buyers must be out in force in Chesterfield Township

August 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · chesterfield township, macomb county MI, macomb county mi real estate market

At the beginning of each month I get excited about looking at our multilist stats for home & condo sales for the previous month. In Chesterfield Township it surely appears that first time home buyers were out in droves during July (2008) as most of the home & condo sales prices were in what I […]

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