David Elya's Macomb & Oakland County Michigan Real Estate Blog

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View the most complete Oakland and Macomb County Michigan blog. Macomb County Michigan is located northeast of Detroit, Michigan and continues to be one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. It was formally organized in 1818 as the third county in the State of Michigan and named in honor of General Alexander Macomb, a highly decorated veteran of the War of 1812.
Having been born in a "newspaper" home, I often wonder why folks aren't reading the paper like in the past. I realize there are many avenues to obtain your daily dose of news, but a newspaper IS different. You can take it anywhere, use it as a pet toilet training device, start a fire with it, cli...
Wow! What a winter! Phones are hummin’. Birds are chirpin’ Buyers are buyin’ Has anyone else experience a real estate surge like I have in Michigan? Seems like the very mild winter (thus far) has created an early spring market. :) Buyers, who have waited to buy, may be kicking themselves for wait...
Days on market ... An Algebra problem? Number 2 question from prospective buyers is ... "How long has this property been on the market?" (Number 1 question is ... "How much?") Question for all is, do the number of days on market really matter? Do the days on market really mean something to the bu...
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...
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. Ded...
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...
Word-On-The-Street market snapshotsTuesday, 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 ye...
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...
December 2006 Macomb County Michigan Real Estate StatisticsIn 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 Coun...
December 2006 Shelby Township Real Estate StatisticsDid 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 goe...

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