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“How do I compete with cash offers?” – tips for Macomb County MI home buyers

March 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

It’s happening.    The very thing that we saw coming for the last year.   “Bottom” of the market.  In fact, our real estate market in Macomb County is on an upswing in the northern areas of our county.  (Clinton Township / Sterling Heights and north). One of the things that is extremely difficult for home buyers […]

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Another area of Macomb County with low inventory of homes – Macomb Township

January 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Macomb Township, tips for home buyers

The other day I wrote about the low inventory of homes for sale in Chesterfield Township.  Today while searching for homes that are currently on the market for buyer clients of mine I realized that Macomb Township is also experiencing a very low inventory of homes.     Macomb Township is quite large and encompasses […]

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When a “first” happens while viewing homes – it never gets boring in Macomb County!

October 29th, 2012 · No Comments · macomb county mi real estate market

I, and my buyer clients, had a “first” the other evening while viewing homes in the northern part of Macomb County.  (I’m not going to give the address of this home or otherwise identify it) The home was new to the market, in the price range my buyer wanted and had most of the criteria […]

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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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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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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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“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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Helpful tip for Macomb County MI home buyers – start a paper trail!

February 27th, 2012 · No Comments · mortgages in michigan, tips for home buyers

Ask anyone who has applied for a mortgage recently about the process and I’m sure one of the first things that is mentioned is “Oh my gosh, the lender wanted everything you can think of!”   I always smile when I hear these comments coming from my buyer clients, because even though I’ve told them that […]

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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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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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