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A local effort to deal with a national problem... - 06/27/12 04:18 AM
I recently had lunch with a member of the Board of Directors of a local organization called Onward March. This is a group right here in the area (at 2655 Oakley Park Rd in Commerce, MI) that has taken upon the itself the mission of trying to help veterans who are returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan (or elsewhere) and need to transition back into civilian life. The biggest need is for jobs for these ex-soldiers, many of whom have great skills that they learned in the military and all of whom have been through life-changing experiences that force one (2 comments)
Is it time to list - that depends... - 06/25/12 06:35 AM
Everything that you read about the real estate market these days seems positive; so, is it time to list your home? That still depends upon when you bought or what you did when you last re-financed the house and what you still owe on it. The market has definitely switched over to a sellers’ market. That just means that there are fewer homes on the market than there are buyers out looking. Inventory is down and the pent up demand caused by the last few years of paralysis in the market is starting to manifest itself. Multiple offer situations are the (0 comments)
Don't be a victim of your own imagination... - 06/22/12 05:30 AM
Oft times I’ve found myself worrying about something that hasn’t happened and may not ever happen – it’s just my imagination running away with me. That can happen when one is facing a potentially contentious confrontation with someone else. Confrontations can occur over disagreements or because bad news must be delivered to someone. If you let it, your own imagination will take wing and create all sorts of frightful scenarios for that upcoming confrontation. The reality is most often much less contentious than you had imagined it might be. In some cases I’ve even had people (clients in many cases) express (2 comments)
Don't roll the dice with your biggest asset... - 06/20/12 05:19 AM
Our InsuranceOne agent, Annette White, talked recently at a sales meeting at our office about a big risk that many homeowners are taking with their biggest asset. In the current real estate market it has become more and more common for homeowners who want to (or need to) move to a different house (up-sizing, down-sizing or maybe just moving closer to a job) to resort to renting out their current home. Most of the time it’s because they are underwater on the current home or just don’t want to sell for what the current market can bear. In any event, many (2 comments)
Where to look in Southeast Michigan - 06/14/12 05:48 AM
If you read much about real estate you're already aware that inventory is down in the is area compared to historic levels. That means that there is less to look for, especially in certain price bands. I took a quick look at some of the local markets in and around Milford to see what the inventory situation is in what has traditionally been a "sweet spot" of our market - home in the $100-300 Price band. At the low end of this admittedly wide band ($100-200K) are the better first-time-buyer homes and at the upper end of the band ($200-300K) are (0 comments)
Every day is a learning experience in real estate - 06/06/12 04:52 AM
“Experience is a hard teacher, because she gives the test first, the lessons afterwards.” (Vernon Law) In this saying one could substitute the words “the real estate profession” for the word Experience. I work a lot mentoring new agents in our office and while I try to pass on as much as I can from my own experiences in the business (ten years now), I know that I’ve only scratched the surface of the real estate experience in my time in the business. I learn something new every day out of each new experience. The best advice that I can give (3 comments)
Are things getting better in real estate? We see articles in the papers every day about the real estate market. One day it’s up the next it’s down. What are we to think? Well, many, if not most, of those articles are picked up by the local papers from national news services; so, at best, they reflect a national look at the market. In many cases they are actually stories about other parts of the country and in most cases they are stories based upon old data. It takes time to gather and analyze home sales data, so it isn’t (1 comments)
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