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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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Still declining? Stabilizing? Rebounding? It depends on where your home is located in Macomb County MI

January 17th, 2012 · No Comments · macomb county mi real estate market

I thoroughly enjoy reading about the real estate market in general, and often find myself nodding along to a point an author makes or wanting to add my 2 cents to the topic.    What I have learned over my 15 years in the real estate industry in the county I live in (Macomb County MI) […]

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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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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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Receiving the call from people to help them with short sales..knowing when to refer to someone else in Macomb County MI

August 8th, 2011 · No Comments · short sale advice in Macomb County MI, tips for home sellers

So often lately I receive a phone call from either a past client, or someone that knows a past client and refers them to me. What is the first thing I do? I refer them to someone that I work with that knows what he is doing.  As I tell these callers:  Short sales are […]

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Low-ball offers and how they can affect your purchase of a Macomb County MI home..

August 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

I’ve heard it so often that I cringe each time I hear it from a potential home buyer: “So-and-so told me to never offer more than 50% of the list price” or some version of that sentence. My response? If the homes list price is double what the market value is, then by all means […]

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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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Here we go again..multiple offers, homes selling before you can see them, and it goes on and on. Buying a home in Macomb County? Be prepared to make a quick decision!

March 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers, tips for purchasing a foreclosure

I didn’t think it would happen during this time of the year (lousy weather, people not anxious to move in the winter, etc) but nothing should surprise me anymore. My buyer client sent me a list of 6 homes that she would like to view tomorrow, and when I pulled up the 6 homes only […]

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Foreclosures selling quickly in Macomb County? Not much has changed since 2008

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Buyers agency, tips for home buyers

(I wrote this article in 2008, and a recent email inquiry from a prospective foreclosure purchaser reminded me of it.  Not much has changed since 2008…) A phone call the other day illustrated to me once again how quickly our real estate market here in Macomb County is changing. The gentleman who called told me […]

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Viewing an owner occupied home and not wanting to offend the owner…my way on leaving gracefully

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Buyers agency, tips for home buyers

We’ve all come across those homes while house hunting that scream “Get me out of here“.  Whether it’s the clutter, the pet odors, the dirt that you don’t want to see anymore of or a combination of all of these things there is on occasion going be a home that you want to exit quickly. Thankfully there […]

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