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Autumn Park subdivision Novi Michigan - 11/30/10 11:28 AM
If you are moving to Michigan or just moving within Oakland County Autumn Park subdivision in Novi is a very nice subdivision. Currently there are three Autumn Park homes for sale as of November 30 2010. They have been on the market an average of 291 days. For the Metro Detroit real estate market that is a long time to be on the market. Autumn Park subdivision has about 150 homes built between 1996-2006.The homes are mostly Colonial and Cape Cod style. Most of the homes have: brick exteriors 3 car garages 3-4 bedrooms 2 + bathrooms basements (some finished, some walkout, some unfinished & (0 comments)
Michigan first time home buyer advice - 11/29/10 07:10 AM
Here is some South Eastern Michigan first time home buyer advice..... don't use a credit union to get your mortgage. I used to be a big fan of getting your mortgage through a credit union. But for some reason it has become a nightmare to get a mortgage approved through a credit union. I had three deals through one credit union within the past two years and they all have been nightmares. This credit union took about 67 days to get one deal done, then failed to disclose the closing costs properly on another, then messed up the final paperwork on (2 comments)
Livonia parks - Livonia Michigan - 11/28/10 09:28 PM
Why write about Livonia parks and recreation areas now you ask. Because in the Fall, Winter, and spring you can still find lots of things to do at the parks. Great places to walk your dog whatever season. Or to just take a walk or a run by yourself.
Livonia has a great recreation center that you can join for about $200 a year which breaks down to less than $17 a month. They have a indoor walking track and an indoor pool along with a great fitness facility.
The City of Livonia has over Thirteen hundred acres of (1 comments)
San Diego 3 day cancer walk 2010 - 11/28/10 03:14 PM
Last week I did the Susan G Komen 3 day cancer walk in San Diego. I have to start by thanking all the people who donated and supported me. With your help it does help slow breast cancer and help women catch it in the early phases. Thank you. It was an emotional experience for me. But it helped me with my grieving over Marianne. I felt amongst fellow people who were going thru the same thing I was. Some had lost loved ones years ago, but still were walking. Some had just lost a wife, a mother, an aunt, a sister. Some (2 comments)
Livonia MI real estate and Livonia information - 11/28/10 12:13 PM
I thought I would share a story I read earlier today. This is why I like Livonia. The City officials are pro-active. They are always trying to make the City of Livonia a little better. Livonia is not a run down city by any means. In fact most of Livonia's homes are brick homes. But there are some older homes scattered throughout the city. Livonia city officials took the step to apply for government revitalization funds that were available to them. The City got $1.14 million in revitalization funds. They took the funds and are using the funds to rehabilitate some Livonia (0 comments)
Novi foreclosures - 11/28/10 10:34 AM
Here is the latest list of Novi foreclosures as of 11/29/2010. The average time on the market for these Novi foreclosures is 78 days.
Island Lake is one of Novi's subdivisions and has a lake in it. If you are moving to Novi from out of state and don't know much about Novi you will love the closeness to expressways and all the shopping in Novi MI. 12 Oaks Mall is one of southeastern Michigan's best malls. Novi has almost all the major big box stores that you would want to shop at. Currently there are 20 Novi foreclosures (0 comments)
Facebook and the realtor - 11/16/10 10:41 AM
I still am amazed at some Realtors jamming real estate down the throat of their facebook friends. I hate to say it, but our friends don't want to see every home we list or know about what is happening real estate every day. How would you like to hear about somebody else's job everyday. Today I drew a building. Finally got the layout right so all the cubicles aren't together. Clients want me to make changes on the lobby. They say it isn't interesting enough. No wow factor! Clients want me to add another toilet in the bathroom. (6 comments)
You need to get a mortgage approval before you shop - 11/15/10 07:59 AM
You need to get a mortgage approval before you shop. Early in my career I took somebody out that was "positive" they would be able to get a mortgage. After spending about 2 days and quite a bit of time with them we were ready to put in an offer on a home. Well, when they went to get a mortgage they couldn't get a mortgage. So they wasted my time and theirs. I chalked it up to a learning experience. Over the years I have heard many other agents go through the same situation as they learn. Now I like my (8 comments)
Green Lake water front property West Bloomfield MI - 11/14/10 09:17 PM
What is Green Lake water front property like in West Bloomfield MI. Green Lake itself is only 100 acres in size, but it a private lake. It is a relatively quiet lake because only electric motors are allowed on the lake. So there is no water skiing, no wake boarding, no jet skis. I would call it a put-put lake because electric motor boats do not go extremely fast and create very little wake. There are small paddle boats, row boats, kayaks, canoes, tiny and large pontoon boats. Many of the small boats are run with trolling motors. Green Lake water front (4 comments)
Plymouth MI history - Early Plymouth resident were entrepreneurs and inventors. Did you know Plymouth MI was home of a cigar factory. George W Springer's cigar factory manufactured a line of cigars including the "Hotel Plymouth", "Hotel Victor", and "The Mail". William Wherry invented the self setting mole trap. I myself think William Wherry was one of Plymouth's great inventors because some many people are troubled by moles in their yard. Wherry's shop was located on Dodge street behind his house which was on main street. The rail road was instrumental in helping get these products around the country. With out the (0 comments)
Amazon responds to internet pressure - 11/11/10 07:41 AM
People like you and I are shaping the world. Amazon seems to have responded to internet pressure on a pedophile book they were selling on line. Amazon was selling "Pedophile guide to Love and Pleasure" on their kindle list. At first Amazon said they weren't going to censor selling the book. That's a sad commentary on Amazon, but over night the links to the book were gone. So hopefully it is gone forever off Amazon. I think Amazon got nervous once the news hit the internet and the media. If a major corporation thinks it is fine to sell books to hurt (2 comments)
Cass Lake front homes and Cass Lake real estate - 11/11/10 06:48 AM
Cass Lake front homes and Cass Lake real estate are what I would call more upper end homes. Many homes are priced over $400,000 plus. There are quite a few million dollar homes that are absolutely gorgeous with all the modern characteristics like: open layout 3 car garages walkout basements great rooms granite counter tops large glass windows large beautiful kitchens . Cass Lake is an 1280 acre all sports public lake with public access at Dodge State Park.
Cass Lake front homeslie in West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor and Orchard Lake Village. The kids that live on the lake (0 comments)
Farmington Hills condo foreclosures - 11/10/10 09:24 PM
Here is the latest list of Farmington Hills condo foreclosures. There are only 12 Farmington Hills condo foreclosures as of November 9, 2010. What I like about some of these low priced foreclosures is they are great for somebody that doesn't have the ability to take care of the outside of the home and yet can have a very low payment if they get a mortgage. You can live in some of these Farmington Hills condos cheaper than you can rent an apartment. Most of these low priced condos are apartments that were converted into condos a few years back. The (0 comments)
I told the truth and lost a client - 11/10/10 12:48 PM
Yes you heard me right I told the truth and lost a client. The client was looking at a Michigan lake front foreclosure. It was priced below market value. I had not been in the home yet, but the home was on an bigger all sports lake. The prospective client asked me what I thought the house would go for and this is what I replied. " I believe the home will go over list. I haven't seen the West Bloomfield home and I don't know the condition. From the pictures and the description it sounds very nice. BUT.... It is a (64 comments)
Wise to Buy Southeastern Michigan condos? - 11/08/10 06:20 AM
Is it really wise to buy a Southeastern Michigan condo? This is part one of my series of Southeastern Michigan condos because they are a big part of our Metro Detroit real estate market and many people love a condo? That is what I am going to touch on. What is your lifestyle? Do you travel a lot? Do you hate doing yard work? Not good on ladders, hate cleaning gutters, caulking and painting the outside of a home Don't like shoveling snow? Lead a very busy life? Single? Physical limitations? These are all great reasons why your lifestyle might lean (2 comments)
Blue Grass Estates Livonia MI subdivision - 11/05/10 01:51 PM
Blue Grass Estates Livonia MI subdivision update. Only one home has sold in the Blue Grass Estates neighborhood in the last year. Two homes are pending sale and one home was leased. Here is the list. The home that was leased and the one that sold were gone in less than a week! Livonia real estate information and home buyer tips
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Andover Lakes Plymouth MI neighborhoods - 11/05/10 01:30 PM
This is what has sold in Andover Lakes Plymouth MI neighborhood in the last 365 days as of Nov 5, 2010. Search Plymouth MI home listings More Plymouth Twp and Plymouth MI subdivision information Plymouth Homes for sale Plymouth Real estate
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____________________________________________________________________________________________________ My quote of the day is: A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a (0 comments)
#1 reason to buy now -Oakland County real estate MI - 11/04/10 11:41 AM
#1 reason to buy now is because of the interest rates. Interest rates have never been this low. I have one guy that wants to buy, but he can't make up his mind. So I told him about the advantage he has with the low interest rates and how it benefits him.
If you are looking to buy Oakland County real estate (MI) then it is a great time to buy because of the interest rates. Lets say you want to get a $250,000 loan, right now you could get a 30 year fixed loan at 4.25%. That gives you a (0 comments)
Free Throw Contest Ages 7-12 Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Northville Hillside School gym This is a team competition so kids and adults (parents and children): Pair up, bring your own ball and give us your best free throws during our annual family free throw contest. Divisions are determined by child's age: 7-8, 9-10 & 11-12 years old. Points are given for each basket made, rim shot and miss. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in each age group.
The (0 comments)
Plymouth first time home buyer series - 11/03/10 01:21 PM
Plymouth first time home buyer series - how many houses should you look at in one day? I myself think between 6 and 8 homes is the max you should see. When looking at 6 you can remember the difference between the Plymouth homes.
But I always recommend my first home buyers to keep the listing tickets and make notes on them. That way you can remember what you like and what you don't like on each home. My relocation buyers that come into town have it down to an art form. Many of the Metro Detroit relocation buyers that (0 comments)
Devil's night fires in Detroit - 11/02/10 03:11 PM
It isn't any wonder that Devil's night fires in Detroit are up 42%. This year they had 169 fires over 119 fires in 2009. Detroit has about 35-40 fires on a normal day. There has been an increase in Devils's nights fires in the last two years, but it way down from the high of 800 fires in 1984. The Detroit fire chief says it is because there are so many abandoned homes. I would probably agree with that. There was an estimate this year that there are over 10,000 vacant/abandoned homes in Detroit. With the average home sales price last (3 comments)
West Bloomfield foreclosures MI - 11/02/10 12:26 PM
Right now there are quite a few West Bloomfield foreclosures (MI). There are 44 foreclosed homes in West Bloomfield MI that have been on the market an average of 77 days. West Bloomfield real estate is a mixture of smaller homes all the way up to 3500 square foot homes. But it seems that these single family West Bloomfield foreclosures are sitting on the market a little longer than foreclosures in other "nice" Metro Detroit cities. You may be able to get a better price on some of the homes that are sitting on the market for a while.
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