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Oxford Homes For Sale, Foreclosures In Oxford MI - 12/31/11 09:47 AM
Oxford homes for sale, foreclosures in Oxford MI Oxford, Village of Oxford, Oxford Township Oakland County, MI 48371 12/28/2011 Homes for sale this week: 76 S. Glaspie St, $47,500 - short sale - 2 beds & 1 bath 37 Ensley St, $119,900 - private owned - 4 beds & 2 baths 280 S. Washington St, $600,000 - commercial Homes sold this week: 102 East St, $31,000 - 55 days on market (dom) - 907 sq.ft 42 Pearl St, $109,000 - 17 dom - 1784 sq.ft 84 Pontiac St, $99,900 - 180 dom - 1822 sq.ft 51 W. Burdick St, $95,000 - (0 comments)
Orion Twp MI, 570 W. Clarkston Rd, 4 Bedroom Bungalow - 12/29/11 09:30 AM
570 W. Clarkston Rd. Orion Twp, MI 48362 $59,959.00 Lake Orion! 4 bedroom bungalow with basement on large corner lot (60 x 300). Needs some tlc and updates, handyman's dream. Bring your remodeling plans and ideas, 1492 square feet to work with, immediate possession. For more information on this home, Orion Twp, Community Schools or Lake Orion Community Reports, please contact us direct at 1-248-969-8065 or firstname.lastname@example.org Today! Donald Horne, Realtor, Team Success Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty SELLER / BUYER SERVICES
Fannie, Economy Ends Year On Upbeat Note - 12/28/11 09:49 AM
Article from Fannie Mae in RealtorMag... Economic growth, an improving job picture, greater consumer spending, and slight improvements in the housing market are all recent indicators that 2011 is ending on a much brighter note, Fannie Mae reports in its fourth-quarter report. “It’s important to recognize that we’re ending 2011 on a stronger note than we’ve seen throughout the year,” Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan said in a statement. “Unfortunately, however, our 2012 outlook is not as rosy as our forecast for the fourth quarter of 2011.” Fannie Mae’s Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group predicts that despite recent improvements, (0 comments)
Oxford Village, Just Sold In Your Neighborhood, 464 Thornehill Trl. - 12/26/11 06:03 PM
We've just sold a home in your neighborhood, 464 Thornehill Trl, Oxford Vlg. This home was sold in 63 days! When homes are priced right, given the right amount of exposure, all parties working together, there is no reason not to expect success. With over 37 years of real estate experience, we offer aggressive marketing and advertising 24 hours a day - 7 days a week until it is sold, exclusive seller / buyer SERVICE GUARANTEE and exposure on over 600 web sites. Call or email us to get your home sold today! Donald Horne, Realtor, Team Success Coldwell Banker Shooltz (1 comments)
New Home Construction Soars 9.3% - 12/26/11 09:05 AM
Found this article in RealtorMag... New-home construction and building permits — a future gauge of construction — surged last month, slowly helping to pull the new-home market out of one of its worst years for home building. Builders broke ground on more homes in November, a 9.3 percent increase over October, reaching the highest level since April 2010, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Year-over-year, new-home starts were up 24.3 percent in November. Home construction increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000 homes in November. However, while it’s an improvement, the rate is still below the 1.2 million home pace (2 comments)
Lapeer Property And Foreclosures For Sale In Lapeer MI - 12/24/11 09:35 AM
Lapeer property and foreclosures for sale in Lapeer MILapeer, City of Lapeer, Lapeer TownshipLapeer County, MI 4844612/20/2011 Solds this week: 2197 Village West Dr, $865 (lease) - private owned - 26 days on market (dom)323 North St, $50,000 - bank owned - 15 dom790 S. Saginaw St, $48,000 - bank owned - 13 dom1441 W. Oregon St, $69,900 - private owned - 437 dom New listings this week: 112 N. Court St, $22,000 - 3 beds & 1 bath - bank owned - 1128 sq.ft208 Fox St, $27,900 - 3 beds & 1.1 baths - bank owned - 1176 sq.ft268 Bentley (0 comments)
Freddie Mac's 2012 Outlook - 12/19/11 09:14 PM
Found this article in RealtorMag... Freddie Mac released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook with five projections for 2012. Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac's vice president and chief economist, said there are indications that the economy and housing market are slowly gaining ground. "Sustained and increased job growth beyond the average monthly payroll gains of 130,000 so far this year ending in November are essential," he said in a statement. Nothaft also expects mortgage rates to remain low through the middle of 2012, and for rentals to continuing leading housing market improvements. "All told, next year will be another bumpy ride," (2 comments)
Principal Reductions, Outpacing Short Sales? - 12/18/11 07:30 AM
Found this article in RealtorMag... Some lenders may be more willing to reduce the mortgage principal than grant a short sale for borrowers under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). The principal reduction can mean big savings for home owners too — the average amount reduced on a principal reduction is more than $65,000, or 31 percent of the unpaid balance on the mortgage, according to new Treasury Department data. Principal reductions under HAMP began in October 2010, serving as an alternative to a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure for cash-strapped home owners. Only loans not guaranteed by Fannie Mae (3 comments)
Lapeer And Oakland Counties, Statistical Summary For November 2011 - 12/17/11 08:29 AM
Monthly and YTD stats for Oxford, Metamora, Lapeer, Lake Orion All MLS sales were up 6.8% from November 2010, average days on market decreased by 11 days from 100 to 89. Of the 5,134 sales closed in November 2011 15.8% were short sales, 46.7% were cash sales. All MLS inventory declined by 18.6% in November 2011, 15.3% of the on market inventory are foreclosures, 23.2% are short sales. Oxford / Oxford Township 48371* new listings up 29.6%* solds down 4.2%* active listings is at 135 Metamora / Metamora Township 48455* new listings down 55.0%* solds down 66.7%* active listings is at (0 comments)
Orion Twp, Just Sold In Your Neighborhood, 638 Butler Dr. - 12/14/11 08:49 AM
We've just sold a home in your neighborhood, 638 Butler Dr, Orion Twp. This home was sold in 7 days! When homes are priced right, given the right amount of exposure, all parties working together, there is no reason not to expect success. With over 37 years of real estate experience, we offer aggressive marketing and advertising 24 hours a day - 7 days a week until it is sold, exclusive seller / buyer SERVICE GUARANTEE and exposure on over 600 web sites. Call or email us to get your home sold today! Donald Horne, Realtor, Team SuccessColdwell Banker Shooltz Realty1-248-969-8065 (0 comments)
Keep Lid On Energy Bills In Lapeer MI - 12/13/11 07:59 AM
Keep lid on energy bills in Lapeer MI No one likes wasting money, especially in these tough economic times. So it certainly makes sense to make a small investment of time and supplies to close up those heat wasting air leaks around your Lapeer home. It'll pay back big dividends in reduced energy bills and a warmer, more comfortable home this winter. 1. Doors and windows : This should be an obvious one. 2. Exterior penetrations : Some examples of exterior penetrations where air can leak into the home include exterior faucets, dryer vents, exterior electrical outlets, exterior light fixtures, holes (0 comments)
Oxford Real Estate, Houses And Land For Sale In Oxford MI - 12/09/11 08:51 AM
Oxford real estate, houses and land for sale in Oxford MIOxford Township, Oxford, Village of Oxford12/06/2011 Homes sold this week: 102 East St, $31,000 - bank owned - 55 days on market (dom)84 Pontiac St, $99,900 - short sale - 180 dom - 1822 sq.ft Homes for sale this week: 22 Broadway St, $35,000 - short sale - 1676 sq.ft63 E. Burdick St, $99,500 - private owned - 1757 sq.ft Summary: There are about 165 properties on the market in Oxford - down 4%The median family home as of 12/04/2011 is $250,581 - no changeWith a market action index of 15.79, (0 comments)
Things To Consider Before Moving Into Lake Orion MI - 12/08/11 08:45 AM
Things to consider before moving into Lake Orion MI. Moving has been ranked among some of the most stressful events in a person's life. Despite the high levels of anxiety it can create, about 15% of Americans move each year. If you're considering moving this year, it pays to do your research and be aware of a few tips before beginning the process. Narrow down your target area. Choose your desired area before you begin looking for homes in Lake Orion. Get a pre-approval from a lender. A pre-approval will give you an estimate of what you can afford in a (0 comments)
Lapeer Real Estate And Foreclosures For Sale In Lapeer MI, 12/03/2011 - 12/06/11 08:11 AM
Lapeer real estate and foreclosures for sale in Lapeer MI Lapeer Township, Lapeer, City of Lapeer Lapeer County MI, 48446 12/03/2011 New listings this week: 1122 N. Madison St, $29,900 - private owned - 664 sq.ft 924 N. Madison St, $29,900 - private owned - 720 sq.ft 1216 Adams St, $82,900 - private owned - 1161 sq.ft 617 Rolling Hills Ln, $119,900 - private owned - 1444 sq.ft Solds this week: 343 Village West Dr, $800 - (lease) - private owned - 38 days on market (dom) 265 S. Saginaw St. $20,000 - bank owned - 40 dom 1245 First St, (0 comments)
Oxford Twp, Just Sold In Your Neighborhood, 1088 Red Barn Dr. - 12/03/11 07:29 AM
We've just sold a home in your neighborhood, 1088 Red Barn Dr, Oxford Twp. This home was sold in 24 days! When homes are priced right, given the right amount of exposure, all parties working together, there is no reason not to expect success. With over 37 years of real estate experience, we offer aggressive marketing and advertising 24 hours a day-7 days a week until it is sold, exclusive seller / buyer SERVICE GUARANTEE and exposure on over 600 web sites. Call or email us to get your home sold today! Donald Horne, Realtor, Team SuccessColdwell Banker Shooltz Realty1-248-969-8065 or email@example.com (1 comments)
Buying A Home In Oxford MI? Avoid These Mistakes - 12/01/11 07:30 AM
The dream of homeownership is one that lives on in spite of the global economic struggles. The process of buying a home in Oxford can be an emotional roller coaster ride, with feelings of excitement mixed in with exhaustion, fear and uncertainty. Avoid the following mistakes that buyers make regardless of whether the market is up or down. 1. Failure to get qualified beforehand. Mortgage qualification is essential when buying a home in Oxford, as it gives buyers preapproval for a loan before they make any offers. Making an offer on a home before you know what the bank is willing (0 comments)
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