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Metro Detroit Michigan area housing slowdown is ending - 12/30/06 10:09 AM
Local real estate sales in October increased in Detroit but fell in Dearborn and western Wayne and Oakland counties when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales in October showed: • 628 homes sold in Detroit in October compared with 594 in October 2005. • 175 homes sold in Dearborn in October compared with 190 in October 2005. • 716 homes sold in western Wayne and Oakland counties in October compared with 877 in October 2005. • 170 homes sold in Sterling Heights, Shelby Township and Macomb Township in October compared with 179 in October 2005. Sales of existing U.S. homes showed an uptick in (4 comments)
Shelby Township Michigan park gets Michigan historical marker - 12/30/06 08:57 AM
A Shelby Township Michigan park will recieve a Michigan historical marker. The Riverbends Park is located on land along the Clinton River. It was once a stop in the "Underground railroad" and the used by the U.S.A. as a Nike missle base. The Spring Hill Farm was once owned by boxer Joe Louis. Dedication of the marker is planned for June of 2007. Click here for more information. (1 comments)
Macomb Township Michigan Town Center is Now Open! - 12/27/06 03:34 PM
Macomb Township, Michigan's Board of Trustee's has taken steps in creating a New Town Center. Located on a one square mile parcel between 24 Mile and 25 Mile Roads, and between Broughton and Luchtman Roads, the New Town Center promises to be the catalyst for a unique "Old Town" development. It is located in the Township's northeast quadrant. Click here for a map Macomb Township has relocated their municipal offices on a vacant 79-acre parcel. Private developers will develop the remaining square mile. The Center will feature a mix of four carefully planned neighborhoods that focus on the traditions of neighborhood, style, and (0 comments)
Word on the street market snapshots - Inman News - 12/26/06 12:58 PM
Word-On-The-Street market snapshots Tuesday, December 26, 2006No one knows the local real estate market better than REALTORS. I was quoted in INMAN news today and asked the following questions.
How is your market?What's happening with prices? What do you anticipate the market will be like next year?What industry issues are you following? What's the biggest issue facing the industry next year?Do you plan to invest in new technology in 2007? To read what I said, click here David ElyaBroker/Owner Realty Executives GroupShelby Township, Michigan (0 comments)
It's all a numbers game ... How to increase your bottom line - 12/22/06 07:48 AM
It's all a numbers game ... Having been a full-time REALTOR® for 16 years, I have always carried an average of about 5-7 active listings. In 2006 things were different. I am now up to a whopping 25 active listings and growing. What has changed? The Southeast Michigan economy is what! This year our market time has increased dramatically! In the "good old days" (1995-1999), homes averaged about 10-14 days on the market. Starting in 2000 to about 2003 we averaged a little longer (30-90 days). In 2004, things started going south fast. From 2004 - 2005, I saw a shift to (0 comments)
Macomb County Michigan Real Estate Statistics - December 2006 - 12/20/06 06:35 AM
December 2006 Macomb County Michigan Real Estate Statistics In case you are wondering, there are 6519 residential homes for sale in Macomb County, Michigan. Presently there are 550 pending listings awaiting a closing date. Since the first of January 2006 there has been 6211 homes sold in Macomb County Township. The condominium market is active as well. There are presently 1974 condos for sale. Just 125 condos are pending. During 2006, there have been 1429 condominium sales. The real estate market in Macomb County has experienced an adjustment this year. Homes are taking longer to sell. But if the property is priced correctly, it can still sell. I (0 comments)
Shelby Township Real Estate Statistics - 12/19/06 08:32 PM
December 2006 Shelby Township Real Estate Statistics Did you know there are 557 residential homes for sale in Shelby? Presently there are 41 pending listings awaiting a closing date. Since the first of January 2006 there has been 399 homes sold in Shelby Township. As far as the condominium market goes, there are presently 196 condos for sale. Only 16 condos are pending. For 2006, there have been 126 condominium sales. Needless to say, the real estate market in Shelby Township has been affected by the economic conditions of the automakers. Many people are thinking of selling and moving on to their next home. Wherever that may be? What (1 comments)
What is a REALTOR®? Who is a REALTOR®? What can you do? - 12/10/06 09:56 AM
I would like to focus on what, I believe, it means to be a REALTOR®. I would like to ask you a question. How many of you would consider yourself a real estate agent? How many of you consider yourself a REALTOR? I like to consider myself a REALTOR! I have been a licensed real estate agent for over 15 years, 11 of these as a Broker. But for the past 6 years I have been an active REALTOR! How many of you own a REALTOR lapel pin? How many of you wear it daily? Let me share a quick (1 comments)
CMA Software Recommedations - What are you using? - 12/06/06 07:20 AM
Outta my mind and onto my blog .... Just wondering what other Active Rainers are using for CMA software? Are you using the CMA feature provided by your MLS? Or are you using a 3rd party program such as Realty Tools, Real Edge, and Top Producer etc.? Perhaps you are using nothing? And "winging it" when you meet your seller? Is that working for you? I am in the market for a new solution. I have used one of the above mentioned programs for over 10 years and am not happy with their software, support and up-dates. I would like the new software to (11 comments)
Would you like to sell that house or wait? Sell or wait! - 12/03/06 08:36 PM
Would you like to sell that house or wait? I ask you, when is a house that is listed for sale, NOT for sale? How about when it's NOT priced to sell? It's no secret that metro Detroit homes can sit for months, sometimes years. Our market is flooded with sellers who may or may not be selling for a good reason. Some are selling because they "heard" market values were falling. Some are selling because they are empty nesters. Some are moving south. Some sell because they have inherited "grandma's house" and need to move it. Some are looking to trade up to (4 comments)
Virtual tours and the local Assessor - a sneek peek! - 12/02/06 09:11 AM
Outta my mind and onto the blog ... This old dog learned something new today. The local assessors are using our virtual tours to "peek" into the sellers' home too! Not just potential buyers! I was at a legislative luncheon and speaking with an assessor from a local affluent community. She mentioned that she loves us REALTORS® because we get her into houses that she normally wouldn't be able to. She sheepishly smiled when she said this. She said there are many things she is able to assess for after looking at our tours. She said she captures the tour and documents (6 comments)
Macomb County REALTORS® - 12/01/06 06:32 PM
Macomb County Michigan is a great place to live, work and play! Macomb County Michigan offers 4 seasons of beauty. The housing is affordable and the quality of life is good! Now is a good time for home buyers to move up or into Macomb County Michigan. The sellers are motivated and the REALTORS® are eager to assist! Macomb County Michigan is located northeast of Detroit and offers quality schools, shopping and jobs. I am a lifelong Macomb County resident. Proud to be a property owner, business owner and taxpayer! Let's talk about all the good things happening in and around Macomb (1 comments)
Read the premiere Macomb County Michigan blog. David Elya is the full-time Broker Owner of BROOKVIEW REALTY in Rochester, Michigan. David is a licensed builder, specializing in single family, new construction, multi-family, condominium and vacant land in Oakland and Macomb County, Michigan.
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