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2010 

The government has bailed out Wall Street firms, giant banks, creditors of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - and is trying to bail out people who've defaulted or are about to default on their mortgages. But let's say you're a hardworking family that has done nothing wrong except buy a home when the ho...
09/30/2010
Oktoberfest returns to the Tawases with the tastes and sounds of Germany on Friday and Saturday. The festival offers family fun, games and contests for the kids as well as a traditional beer tent that will offer continuous entertainment on Friday and Saturday. The festival will open at 6 p.m. Fri...
09/29/2010
For years we've been hearing about the fabulous fall migration of monarch butterflies at Tawas Point. During the past several Septembers, AuSable Valley Audubon members have gathered here and tagged a half dozen monarchs or so in hopes of playing a minor research role in the monitoring of this ea...
09/25/2010
Good insight into our industry that just doesn't seem to all work on the same page. Drew asked good questions, gave good points and was honest.The home purchase and mortgage process rarely goes smoothly these days.  Why can't buyers, sellers, agents and loan officers all play on the same team?   ...
09/24/2010
Drew, Great post on how unemployment and home prices connect. Unemployment numbers, I always figured, were higher than reported, they drop off the numbers that have expired and can't collect the benefits anymore. Percentage is much higher than the reported 9.6% Thanks!    Increases in employment,...
09/23/2010
The Village of Oxford, Oakland County Michigan, 48371Real estate trends, Market reports, Statistics09/22/2010 3 solds reported this week...* 2941 Seymour Lake Rd, $625 (lease), 2 bedrooms & 1 bath* 122 S. Washington St, $785 (lease), 3 bedrooms & 1 bath* 48 W. Burdick St, $118,000 (private), 3 be...
09/22/2010
Found this post from Drew Sygit on 09/21. like Drew says "don't read this if you like to live in the fantasy that our government is here to protect us and knows what's best for us". You think Bernie Madoff pulled a con?  The government may have pulled a huge “con” on American homeowners & taxpaye...
09/22/2010
With home sales plunging to their lowest level in 15 years, economists warn that a double-dip in housing prices is just around the corner, threatening to further slow the overall recovery. Existing home sales sank 27.2%, twice as much as analysts expected, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
09/18/2010
Lake Orion, Oakland County Michigan, 48360Real Estate Market Today Lake Orion originated as a resort town and over time has incorporated elements of a bedroom community. Additionally, in 2006 Lake Orion was ranked by US News as the 4th best vacation destination in the country... PRICE TRENDS: The...
09/17/2010
An interesting post from Drew Sygit on "Buy & Bail". Being a Realtor in Michigan I have experienced this. Moral obligation? Legal obligation? Is this legal? The number of Americans, including those in Michigan, buying a new home and then bailing on the old one through foreclosure or short sale is...
09/17/2010
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