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Lapeer Real Estate Market, Realtor in Lapeer - 02/28/11 08:09 AM
Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan 48446statistics, market conditions, price trends02/26/2011 Lapeer homes for sale:* 356 Village West Dr, $37,100 / bank owned / 2 bedrooms & 1.1 baths / 1146 sq.ft* 238 E. Nepessing St, $39,900 / bank owned / 3 bedrooms & 1 bath / 1244 sq.ft* 343 N. Washington St, $59,900 / bank owned / 4 bedrooms & 2 baths / 2060 sq.ft* 1158 Fairview $134,900 / private owned / 3 bedrooms & 2.1 baths / 1704 sq.ft Lapeer real estate:* median single family home price as of 02/26/11 is $117,433 - no change from 02/20/11* market action index is (0 comments)
Happy Clothes Closet - 02/27/11 09:14 AM
10 steps to a happy clothes closet The clothes closet is one of the least respected areas in the house. It's often stuffed from floor to ceiling with clothing, briefcases, purses and shoes. Before you know it, your closet has become clutter central. Here's some friendly advice, less is more. You'll save an enormous amount of time, money and stress by thinning out your huge wardrobe. 1. Get the proper supplies: buy a starter set of 30 hangers.2. Start with a clean slate: pull out everything that's currently in your closet.3. Separate clothes.4. Dump it or donate it.5. Repair it within 2 (2 comments)
Make a House a Home - 02/26/11 08:43 AM
Live large, but in less space Amid signs that the economy is recovering, many homeowners are thinking about remodeling or upgrading to new spaces. They'll have no shortage of decisions to make. At the National Association of Homebuilders', more than 1100 companies exhibited the latest in appliances, building accessories, construction materials, doors, cabinetry, counter-tops, windows, home automation systems, energy saving products, wall and floor products. But what do people really want in a home now? Smaller, smarter rooms: bigger isn't better anymore, even if you can afford it. Bells and whistles: the smartest room of all these days in many new (1 comments)
Oxford Michigan, Real Estate Market, Realtor in Oxford MI - 02/25/11 08:20 AM
Oxford, Oakland County, Michigan 48371statistics, real estate trends, market reports02/23/2011 1 sold reported this week:* 622 Bay Pointe Dr, $381,000 - 3320 sq.ft - 4 bedrooms & 2.1 baths 1 new listing:* 707 Bay Pointe Dr, $250,000 - short sale - 2728 sq.ft - 4 bedrooms & 2.1 baths Oxford real estate market (02/20/11):* The median single family home price for Oxford is $209,765 - down 1%* With a market action index at 18.40, Oxford is currently a buyers market* The average property as of 02/20/11 has been on the market for about 210 days - up 4% from last week * Median (1 comments)
Charity Island, Part 1 - 02/24/11 04:03 PM
The Charity Islands are part of Bayport Limestone formation. Their base is solid limestone and they are sometimes referred by geologists as bedrock highs. When the glaciers retreated about 10,000 years ago, the Charity Islands were still there because they are bedrock and the glaciers rode or skipped right over them. When Michigan obtains statehood in 1837 the islands become state owned property. 19 years later a building crew, sent by the Federal Government, arrives on Big Charity Island to build a 39 foot high lighthouse with a small 1 story dwelling attached to it for the Light keepers quarters. The (0 comments)
Owners And Renters Agree - 02/23/11 07:57 AM
Owners, renters agree, owning a home is a smart decision A substantial majority of both home owners and current renters agree that owning a home is a smart decision over the long term. That's according to the results of a National Association of Realtors survey of 3,793 adults conducted online by Harris Interactive. The American Attitudes About Home Ownership survey found that in today's challenging economy, 95% of owners and 72% of renters believe that over a period of several years, it makes more sense to own a home. In addition, an overwhelming majority of home owners are happy with their (2 comments)
City of Lapeer, Real Estate Market, Lapeer Homes For sale - 02/22/11 08:50 AM
Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan 48446price trends, statistics, market conditions02/20/2011 0 solds reported this week: 6 new listings reported:* 525 N. Monroe St, $495 - lease - 1 bedroom & 1 bath* 356 Village West $37,100 - bank owned - 2 bedrooms & 1.1 baths* 525 N. Monroe St. $79,900 - bank owned -4 bedrooms & 2 baths* 634 Eastway Cir, $115,000 - private owned - 2 bedrooms & 2 baths* 339 Wildflower - $174,900 - short sale - 3 bedrooms & 2 baths* 906 N. Calhoun - $184,900 - private owned - 3 bedrooms & 1.1 baths Lapeer Real Estate Market:* The median single family home price (2 comments)
Tax Tips For Homeowners - 02/20/11 08:39 AM
From energy tax credits to vacation home deductions, check out these tax tips for homeowners looking ahead to 2010 returns. Tax planning for homeowners should start well in advance of the April 15th filing deadline each year. If you delay until the last minute, it might be too late to maximize tax credits and tax deductions. These tax tips explain some of the things you can do now that will pay off later on your 1040. Take a day to formulate a tax plan for the year. Depending on your circumstances, you might want to take advantage of energy tax credits or (0 comments)
Housing Commission - Public Hearing - 02/17/11 10:26 AM
Housing commission to hold public hearing County residents will have the opportunity to give input on a plan that would use grant money to repair homes in Standish. The Arenac County Board of Commissioners and the Arenac County Housing Commission have scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 15th, at the Arenac County Building, to review a grant application to the Michigan Development Block Grant Housing Program.
The public hearing is a requirement for receiving the grant. The housing commission received $126,300 in state Housing Fund Resource 2009 HOME, money that will go toward helping homeowners in Standish. The target (0 comments)
Village of Oxford Michigan, Real Estate Market, Homes For Sale in Oxford MI - 02/16/11 02:16 PM
Village of Oxford, Oakland County, Michigan 48371market reports, statistics, real estate trends02/14/2011 3 new listings this week:* 46 Pontiac St, $1,450 - lease - 3 bedrooms & 1.1 baths* 45 First St, $75,000 - hud home - 5 bedrooms & 2 baths* 575 Thornehill Trl, $149,900 - short sale - 3 bedrooms & 2.2 baths Only 1 sold reported:* 51 W. Burdick St, $30,100 - bank owned - 1845 sq.ft Oxford real estate market:* Median single family home prices as of 02/13/11 are $210,923 - down 1%* Market action index is at 18.22, which makes Oxford a buyer's market* Average property (0 comments)
Tawas City to Try Canada Geese Remedies - 02/14/11 03:02 PM
Tawas City to try USDA's Canada geese remedies City officials acted to accept several proposed remedies in keeping Canada geese from Tawas City's parks located along Tawas Bay. In previous Tawas City Council meetings, the city manager expressed concern that the Canada geese which populate the park may have led to an outbreak of e coli or escherichia coli, causing a closure at the Tawas City Park beach this past summer. Speculation is the bird's feces was deposited on the beach and leeched into the water after a heavy summer rainstorm. The matter is being investigated by the District Health Department......originally (0 comments)
City of Lapeer, Real Estate Market, Lapeer Homes For Sale - 02/10/11 09:51 PM
City of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michiganmarket conditions, price trends, statistics02/10/2011 1 New Listing This Week:* 609 N. Monroe St, $109,900 / 5 bedrooms & 1.1 baths 4 Solds From The Market:* 682 Pine St, $32,601 / HUD Home / 1182 sq.ft* 543 Clay St, $25,500 / Bank Owned / 1469 sq.ft* 704 Lincoln St, $32,500 / Bank Owned / 1100 sq.ft* 245 S. Saginaw St, $44,000 / Bank Owned / 1959 sq.ft* Avg. List Price $34,350 / * Avg. Sale Price $33,650* Avg. Days on Market Til Sold 39... Lapeer Real Estate Market Today:* Median single family home price as of (2 comments)
Wind Turbine Regulations - 02/09/11 10:11 PM
Commissioners establish wind turbine regulations. Those seeking to construct an electricity producing wind turbine on their property in Arenac County will now have to comply with county inspection regulations. The Arenac County Board of Commissioners voted 4 - 1 to establish regulations regarding the construction of wind turbines within the county at its Jan. 1 meeting. The Board of Commissioners said the measure places the construction of turbines producing electrical energy within the jurisdiction of the county building department. The new regulations enacted by the commissioners require that a permit be purchased to construct a wind turbine, and that 2 inspections (2 comments)
Oxford Lakes, Oxford Michigan, Waterfront Community - 02/08/11 08:15 AM
Oxford Lakes-Oxford Michigan-Waterfront Community"year round lake community living"Oxford Village, Michigan 4837102/08/2011 "Sherwood Forest", wildlife and nature park, restful and quiet getaway for the whole family. A terrific classroom for the kids, walking along the wooded trails with Mother Nature and all her inhabitants; ducks, geese, squirrels, raccoons and deer. The only New Listing this week is 575 Thornehill Trl, at $149,900 / 2445 sq.ft / 3 bedrooms and 2.2 baths / short sale Reported Solds are 550 Lakes Edge Dr, $ 173,000 / 32 days on market / bank owned / 1741 sq.ft / 3 bedrooms & 2.2 baths For more (0 comments)
FSBO - The Do's And Don'ts - 02/07/11 08:19 AM
FSBO, the do's and don'ts "For Sale By Owners", also known as FSBO's, have become more a common sight with the use of the internet. It's the do-it-yourself-er wanting to cut out the professional from the transaction. As a licensed Realtor, I understand the industry enough to be aware of the many pitfalls of this type of transaction. Most buyers (90.7% according to national statistics) will not consider purchasing a FSBO marketed property due to the legal implications involved. Many FSBO sellers have no idea what is required of them. Buyers may not know for sure if the disclosures are in (2 comments)
Downtown's Vacant Properties - 02/06/11 08:18 AM
Tour of downtown's vacant properties in the works Entrepreneurs and real estate investors interested in buying, leasing or building commercial space in downtown Oxford will soon have their opportunity to look over what's available. The Oxford DDA is putting together a property tour to showcase all the vacant properties within its district in hopes of spurring more economic development. The director of the DDA, was recently directed by the board to put together a work plan, complete with advertising budget, for a property tour and present it at the DDA's 02/21/2011 meeting. The board was originally planning to make Realtors the (1 comments)
AuGres Joins Michigan Port Collaborative (MPC) - 02/05/11 08:14 AM
The AuGres City Council voted at its regular meeting on 02/01/2011 to join the Michigan Port Collaborative (MPC). The city manager said being a part of the collaborative will help promote AuGres' small harbors. Being a part of the MPC is a great way to market AuGres. There are currently 103 ports in Michigan that are part of the MPC. Nearby areas include East Tawas, Harrisville, Oscoda and areas along the Saginaw River. The goal of the MPC is for small ports across Michigan to come unite. Joining helps all of these ports to get together and inform the public. According (0 comments)
Complete Streets Adopted - 02/04/11 08:16 AM
In an effort to make downtown Oxford more pedestrian friendly and economically prosperous, the village council last week voted 4-0 to adopt a resolution supporting the Complete Streets concept. Complete Streets are defined as roadways planned, designed and constructed to accommodate safe access for all users regardless of age, ability or mode of transportation. Oxford can begin the process of making M-24 and the downtown area it bisects more accessible to pedestrians of all ages. The resolution basically states that wherever it's feasible, the village will incorporate Complete Streets design considerations and practices as a routine part of infrastructure, planning and (2 comments)
Village of Oxford, Real Estate Market, Homes For Sale in Oxford - 02/03/11 08:30 AM
Village of Oxford, Oakland County, Michigan 48371real estate trends, market reports, statistics02/03/2011 * The median single family home price as of 01/30/2011 for Oxford is $212,296 - that's down 1% from 01/23/2011 * With a market action index at 18.08, Oxford is currently in a buyers market - with todays low interest rate, this is an excellent market for buying in Oxford with terms favorable to you * The average property has been on the market for about 201 days - no change from last week * Price per square foot for homes in Oxford is about $94 - down 2% (0 comments)
Reading The Tube On A Radon Mitigation System - 02/02/11 07:03 AM
Ever been looking at homes and see these horseshoe tubes attached to a vent pipe? This article, "reading the tube on a radon mitigation system", from Jason Channell, explains what it means.
Via Jason Channell, The House Sleuth (Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan): Reading The Tube On A Radon Mitigation System I was asked a question about reading a radon system a few days ago, and it gave me the idea for a post. After all, this is National Radon Awareness Month. Now how about an explanation about radon and how the detectors are SUPPOSED to work, and how (0 comments)
Home Improvements That Yield Good Returns - 02/02/11 06:43 AM
Each year, homeowners spend billions of dollars improving their homes. While those improvements are intended to improve the home for all its residents, such improvements are also intended to increase a home's value. Projects that contribute the most to a home's resale value are the most attractive. The following projects were some of the best for homeowners looking to improve their home and the home's resale value at the same time. *Steel entry door replacement *Attic bedroom *Minor kitchen remodel *Back up power generator *Siding replacement *Vinyl window replacementreferences: home seekers, cost vs. value report
City of Lapeer, Real Estate Market - 02/01/11 09:06 PM
City of Lapeer, Lapeer County, MIstatistics, market conditions02/01/2011 * The median single family home price as of 01/30/2011 for Lapeer is $117,545 - no change from 01/23/2011 * With a market action index at 17.02, Lapeer is currently in a buyers market * The average property has been on the market for about 221 days - up 1% from last week when the average was 219 days * Price per square foot for homes is about $79 - no change from last week * There are about 226 properties on the market in Lapeer as of 01/30/2011 - that's down 1% from last (0 comments)
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