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Inexpensive ways to spruce your Macomb County MI home up for a quick sale! – Tips for home sellers

January 29th, 2013 · No Comments · macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home sellers

  The snow and icy rain mix we are seeing these last 2 weeks won’t stop the sale of your home if you stick to the following “tips” that my buyer clients have shown to be true:     Paint – an inexpensive way to spruce up the interior of your home.   Most buyers don’t […]

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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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Sterling Heights is doing well again – fewer homes for sale, prices rising!

August 7th, 2012 · No Comments · macomb county mi real estate market, sterling heights, tips for home sellers

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been spending time showing potential buyers homes for sale in Sterling Heights.  Last year we would have had 5-6 homes on each outing to view, this year we are lucky to have 2-3 homes to see. During the month of July last year (2011) 106 homes sold in […]

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Why an FHA appraisal matters to buyers of a home, not just the sellers! Helpful tips for Macomb County MI home buyers and sellers

April 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Appraisals in Macomb County MI, fha mortgages and first time home buyers, tips for home buyers, tips for home sellers

A point of confusion for home buyers in my area, as well as home sellers, is the role of an FHA appraiser.   The FHA appraiser not only determines fair market value for the home but he/she will also take a peek to determine if there are any issues to what FHA refers to as the […]

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If you’re selling your home, please check the photos that your agent is using –tip for Macomb County MI home sellers

March 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · tips for home sellers

These last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of buyer showings and hunting through both MLS databases for homes to view for my clients. One of the things that I’ve noticed consistently over the last few weeks is the fact that so many homes on the market have really horrible photos online for potential […]

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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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Here we go again..proposed changes to FHA and what it could mean to our Macomb County MI real estate market

June 1st, 2011 · No Comments · fha mortgages and first time home buyers, macomb county mi real estate market, mortgages in michigan

I will probably sound like a broken record   (if you are old enough to remember vinyl records): Once again there is chatter and some serious talk about the government raising FHA down payments to 5%. (Currently the down payment for an FHA mortgage is 3 1/2 percent.)  This is just one of the changes being […]

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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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Homes sold in Macomb Township MI – year ending 2010

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Macomb County MI real estate market report, Macomb Township, tips for home sellers

Finally back on track (and with some free time!) to analyze a bit more today the homes sold in Macomb County during the past year. Once again the north west part of the county, Macomb Township, showed me in black and white what I had been seeing with my buyer clients:  Stability. There were fewer […]

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