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This chart shows the change in values throughout the country over the course of the past year, 5 years and 10 years. Some areas of the country are seeing sllight appreciation and some are still in declining markets. It is always best to seek the advice of a local Realtor when looking for what your housing market is doing.
THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO BUY A HOME. - 03/30/11 07:43 AM
The housing market still faces many challenges. High unemployment, foreclosures and other distress sales are keeping negative pressure on prices. This of course is good news if you are looking to buy as low rates and lower prices have brought affordability to record levels.How Affordable? -Since 1963, it has cost an average of approximately 43% of 'per capita' or individual income to finance the cost of a median priced home (20% down payment and prevailing 30 year fixed rate mortgage). Right now, it's only about half of that cost at approximately 22%.Are you holding off on a purchase for fear that (2 comments)
Traverse City Weekly Market Statistsics for Home Sales - 03/29/11 05:39 AM
Activity was steady last week, as the weather breaks activity will likely rise with most sources projecting a significant rise in sales through the 2nd and 3rd quarters. One statistic I watch closely is Inventory Supply which has been steadily contracting. Currently in Grand Traverse County off water homes there is a 10.9 month supply which is down significantly from levels one year ago. I also notice more TAAR MLS Talk posts for people seeking specific types of property because they cannot find what they want. It all adds up to the best time in several years for sellers to liquidate (0 comments)
Traverse City Weekly Market Statistsics for Home Sales - 03/14/11 09:57 AM
Things are starting to look a bit brighter here in Northern Michigan. Although activity is down slightly (which is completely normal compared to the past five years in this same week) price is up slightly. The sun is shining and we are headed for a fabulous Spring selling season. Below is a recap of the sales last week. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the Grand Traverse Region, call today to see what things are doing in your local market.
Weekly Market Statistics
03/07/2011 thru 03/13/2011 165 New Listings 32 Sold Listings (1 comments)
Home Buyer Seminar - 03/12/11 12:22 PM
FREE Home Buyer Seminar Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 Traverse Area Association of Realtors Conference Room 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A few topic we will cover in our home buying seminar: How to select an agent who will work hard to find you a good deal How to select a lender who will find you an excellent interest rate Learn how to read and compare Good Faith Estimates Become familiar with Home Buyer Assistance Programs Lean the 10 most common mistakes made by HOme Buyers Become an expert on your real estate market Learn why home ownership is the best (0 comments)
ZERO Down Loans Are Alive And Well - 03/06/11 09:59 AM
. Are you searching for a home to purchase with zero down? You can stop your search, you have found your solution. My team and I specialize in consulting home buyers on how they can purchase lovely homes in Northern Michigan for zero down. We will put our experience to work for you to negotiate the best possible price and terms. We will take you step by step through the entire home buying process. We start with our Free, No-Obligation Pin Point Property Search. The best part is that this service is completely FREE to our buyers. You won't pay (0 comments)
Looking To Purchase Your First Home? - 03/06/11 09:58 AM
If you have been thinking about purchasing your first home but are a bit confused about the process and what to do first? My team and I specialize in consulting first time home buyers on how they can purchase lovely homes in Northern Michigan. We will put our experience to work for you to negotiate the best possible price and terms. We will take you step by step through the entire home buying process. We start with our Free, No-Obligation Pin Point Property Search. The best part is that this service is completely FREE to our buyers. You won't pay (0 comments)
The Secret To Finding A Bank Owned Home - 03/06/11 08:46 AM
If you have been searching for the secret to buying a bank owned home and getting a great deal, you can stop searching. There is no secret. What you need is an experienced Realtor who will work in your corner to negotiate the best possible price and terms. There are hundreds of bank owned homes on the market and new ones being added daily. There are a few key ingredients to stay ahead of the bank owned home curve: Be prepared to provide proof of funds or financing approval, be prepared to make an immediate offer (these homes don't stay around (0 comments)
Bank Owned Homes in Traverse City - 03/02/11 07:11 AM
We are finding more and more bank owned properties entering our market each day. It can be a challenge sorting through all of the listings on some of the national sites trying to find bank owned homes. I can keep you in the loop for the most up to the minute list of bank owned homes in Benzie, Antrim, Kalkaska, Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties. All you have to do is visit www.TraverseCityBankOwnedHomesList.com and sign up to receive your FREE list of bank owned homes.
Weekly Market Update - February 28, 2011 - 03/01/11 07:32 AM
Overall there are positive signs in the market, the most significant of which is contracting supplies. Inventory levels for off water homes in Grand Traverse County have fallen to a 10.8 month supply which is the lowest level in many months. This is an important factor to stabilize values. While there is traditionally a large increase in active listings in the spring and the number of foreclosure offerings is uncertain, at this point the trend looks favorable to stabilize values, time will tell.
We will bring you up to date information on Traverse City, MI real estate market as well as activities in the area. Current market conditions are very important when making a real estate decision. I keep current daily on any changes in our market, both on and off water.
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