lapeer mi: Home Buying Costs You Need to Know About in Lapeer - 03/12/15 03:34 AM
Story from Craig Donofrio, 10 Home Buying Costs You Need to Know About, talks about first time buyers and their fees ...
If you’re a first-time home buyer, you might get a little queasy when the last line of your good-faith estimate comes in at several thousand dollars. And after the color returns to your face, you might also be a little more than perplexed by some of those fees.
Knowing what you’re paying for—like these 10 common costs—can ease that check-writing pain.
1. Earnest money To prove you’re “earnest” in your purchase commitment, expect to plunk down 1% to 2% of the total … (1 comments)

lapeer mi: The Mortgage Mistake Nearly Half of Lapeer MI Borrowers Make - 02/20/15 10:02 AM
This story from Catey Hill, The $25,000 Mortgage Mistake Nearly Half of Borrowers Make, talks about how many people pay to much for their mortgage ...
Did you pay too much for your mortgage? If you’re like millions of Americans, the answer is probably yes — and that means you may be throwing tens of thousands of dollars of your hard-earned money at the bank, when you might not need to.
A report released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that almost half (47%) of Americans don’t shop around for a mortgage when they purchase a home. “Consumers put great thought … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Lapeer MI, 4 Bedroom Colonial with Acreage, Horse Barn and Fenced Pasture - 01/21/15 01:45 AM
Just south of Lapeer!  Meticulously updated and restored 4 bedroom Dutch Colonial home on 2.62 acres.  Updates include roof, plumbing, electrical, geo-thermal furnace, ceramic bathrooms and kitchen.  Original hardwood floors and woodwork throughout, brick wood burning fireplace, cove moldings and spacious foyer welcomes you to a large living room, dining room and office/study.  French doors open to the east sunroom overlooking large deck, fenced pasture and gardens with stone patio, waterfall and large Koi pond.  Full standup attic, appliances, walk in closets and major storage.  2 car garage, 70 x 30 horse barn with rubber mats, hay and grain storage, sand … (3 comments)

lapeer mi: Housing Market Predictions in Lapeer MI For 2015 - 01/11/15 05:11 AM
This article I found, 5 Housing Market Predictions For 2015, talks about economic recovery for homeowners and first time home buyers ...
It’s a new year—and the outlook on the housing market is definitely brighter. After all, 2014 was the best year in the U.S. economic recovery since the recession of 2008-2009.
With an accelerating economic recovery fueling job and income growth, prospects are good for homeowners and would-be home buyers.
1. Mortgage Rates Will Head Back Up The flip side of the improving economy is that (sigh) mortgage rates will inevitably head up again. We’ve had a great run, but the honeymoon is over, and … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Lapeer Michigan Real Estate, Homes For Sale, Search Lapeer County Michigan Real Estate - 12/22/14 11:23 PM
Lapeer Michigan Real Estate, Homes For Sale, Search Lapeer County Michigan Real Estate, December 2014.
Market overview for the last 45 days in 48446 area: Total sold properties was 30, average sold price was at $130,851.00. The average days on market until sold was 79, all properties on market as of 12/21/2014 is 18. Pending sales expected to close by 01/20/2015 is 7 and there is 5 months of inventory available for sale. With these latest figures, Lapeer is still in a sellers market with sales up 2.5% for the month.


lapeer mi: In Lapeer MI, Do Insurance Companies Discriminate Against Your Dogs Breed? - 12/10/14 02:50 AM
 This article I found from Craig Donofrio in the current issue of Housing Trends eNewsletter, Do Insurance Companies Discriminate Against Your Dog? Talks about insurance companies keeping an unofficial list of ..
While a number of experts, animal welfare societies and local governments have concluded that no breed of dog is inherently dangerous, your insurance company may beg to differ.
Most insurance companies keep an unofficial list of “dangerous dogs,” according to a reportby Forbes. If your pup is either a full or mixed breed on their list, you may face problems when you attempt to insure your home.
What Gives? It’s frustrating if your dog’s breed makes the … (1 comments)

lapeer mi: Mortgage Rates in Lapeer Michigan Still Near Yearly Lows - 11/16/14 04:28 AM
This article in the RealtorMag dated 11/14/2014, Mortgage Rates Still Near Yearly Lows, quotes Freddie Mac on last weeks mortgage rates ...
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is hovering around 4 percent. This has been keeping borrowing costs low for refinancers and home buyers for the last few weeks, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey.
Freddie Mac reported the following national averages for mortgage rates for the week ending Nov. 13:
30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.01 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 4.02 percent. A year ago, 30-year rates averaged 4.35 percent. 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.2 percent, with … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: In Lapeer Michigan, Squeezing More Homes onto Smaller Lots - 10/06/14 10:22 AM
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trend: Squeezing More Homes Onto Smaller Lots. RealtorMag reports in its 10/03/2014 issue how homes are getting bigger but the lots are smaller ...
While single-family homes have been getting larger, the lots these homes sit on have been getting smaller, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Characteristics of New Single-Family Houses Sold.
Smaller Lot Trends
Can You Squeeze an Outdoor Retreat onto a Smaller Lot?
Upsized Homes on Downsized Lots
Builders See Growth in Master Communities
Price Tags Rise as Homes Get Costlier to Build
Indeed, the median lot size of a new single-family detached home sold … (1 comments)

lapeer mi: 4 Reasons Why Buyers Should Be Happy in Lapeer MI. - 07/05/14 10:54 AM
Home buyers this summer are finding at least 4 reasons to breathe easier, according to RealtorMag from this article dated 06/30/2014......
Home shoppers may find there’s good reason to breathe a sigh of relief this summer, according to the real estate brokerage Redfin. They pointed to higher inventories, fewer bidding wars, and slowing home prices as welcoming signs for home buyers this year.
Find out what buyers want most, region by region.
In particular, home buyers this summer are finding:
More options: Inventories of existing-homes are 6 percent higher than year-ago levels—currently representing a 5.6-month supply at the current sales pace, according to May housing data … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Selling Condominiums In & Around Lapeer MI, Condos For Sale With 2+ Bedrooms - 06/13/14 01:29 AM
In this months blog, selling condominiums in and around Lapeer Michigan, condos for sale with 2 + bedrooms, contains these great links and informational content...
Why do people want to live in this area?
Lapeer school information.
FREE search of all condos for sale in this area.
Local mortgage information.
Market Conditions:
*  total sales this period  7
*  total sales per month  2.33
*  comparable listings  7
*  months of housing supply  3.00
*  average sale price  $65,000
*  days on market  43
*  average list price  $77,500
*  sale price to list price  83.87%
Examples of Sold Condos:
*  S. Village West Dr, sold in 76 days for … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Selling Lapeer MI Real Estate, Lapeer Homes For Sale Between $100k And $300k, May 2014 - 05/19/14 12:50 AM
This months market report, Selling Lapeer Michigan Real Estate, Lapeer Homes For Sale Between $100k And $300k, May 2014, will cover examples of homes listed and sold in the last 45 days, current market stats and links to helpful information.
Real estate market data for Lapeer MI, provided by Donald Horne, Realcomp,
Search all of Lapeer and Lapeer Twp. for homes, condos and vacant land for sale.
Market Overview For 48446.
*  The average mortgage debt is $128,705.00
*  Average listing price is $154,270.00 / up 3%
*  Average days on market is 60 days / down 28%
*  Total active listings is at 186 … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Lapeer Sellers Becoming More Aggressive in Pricing. - 05/11/14 09:19 AM
If you have been thinking about selling your Lapeer MI home this summer, this article from RealtorMag is a must read...
More home sellers want to get aggressive with the pricing of their home. Forty percent of sellers say they plan to price their homes above market value, according to the latest Redfin Real-Time Seller Survey of 1,128 active home sellers.
That can be a risky strategy and backfire, says Paul Reid. “Buyers this year are far less tolerant of overpricing, and homes that aren’t priced appropriately are likely to sit on the market until the seller is forced to reduce the price,” says … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Selling Lapeer MI Real Estate, Homes & Acreage For Sale in Lapeer, Mar - 03/14/14 11:22 AM
This months market report, Selling Lapeer Michigan Real Estate - Homes And Acreage For Sale in Lapeer - March 2014, will show that active listings in Lapeer increased by 20% over last month, number of days on market is shorter than the national average and home ownership is at 69%.

Market Overview For 48446.
The average sale price for homes over the last 12 months is $91,500.00
Average mortgage debt is $128,705.00
Average listing price is $151,060.00
Days on market is 83 days
Total active listings is 171
8.8% of all listings are foreclosures and short sales
Owned property is 69.0%, rented property is 21.0% and vacant property is … (1 comments)

lapeer mi: Homes For Sale With Pole Barns in Lapeer MI. - 02/19/14 08:53 AM
Homes For Sale With Pole Barns in The Lapeer Michigan Area.
Find current homes for sale with outbuildings in and around Lapeer MI, here.
Community Information.
Lapeer is a wonderful place to call home, not just for the mild weather year round bringing temperate seasons or for the breath-taking landscape that you will enjoy year-round but also for the festivals and those things that make Lapeer a family centered community.  Every August Lapeer is host to the annual Lapeer Days Festival, which typically includes a parade, carnival attractions, agricultural and craft displays, a classic car show, music and food. The festival, started in 1901, began as a … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Lapeer Real Estate, Condos For Sale With 2+ Bedrooms in And Around Lapeer MI. - 02/16/14 09:55 AM
Lapeer Real Estate, Condos For Sale With 2+ Bedrooms in And Around Lapeer Michigan.

Real Estate Market Overview.
Average sale price for homes and condos over the last 12 months is $91,500
Average mortgage debt is $128,705
Listing price is $147,200
Days on market is 85, significantly shorter than the national average
Total active listings is 166
7.8% of these listings are foreclosures and short sales
The number of active listings in the Lapeer area dropped by 10.4% from the previous month
Owned homes 69.0%, rented homes 21.0% and vacant homes 10.0%
A high percentage of ownership can indicate an area where people like to live and have stable property … (1 comments)

lapeer mi: Lapeer, Just Sold in Your Neighborhood, 2058 Cedar Hollow - 01/27/14 09:57 AM
We have just sold another property in your neighborhood, 2058 Cedar Hollow Dr, in Lapeer MI.
This home was sold in 2 days! When homes are priced right, given the right amount of exposure, all parties working together, there is no reason not to expect success.
With over 13 years of real estate experience, we offer aggressive marketing and advertising 24 hours a day - 7 days a week until it is sold. Exclusive "Seller Service Guarantee", professional photography and video, your own website, areas largest MLS service provider and exposure on over 600 other websites.

Donald Horne, Team Success … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Lapeer MI Real Estate And Homes For Sale in Lapeer, Market Report December 2013 - 12/30/13 11:48 AM
Lapeer Real Estate, Homes For Sale in Lapeer Michigan, Market Report December 2013.
Real estate market data for Lapeer MI provided by Donald Horne, Realcomp, Realtors Property Resource.
Market snapshot:
Average home value is $138,000 / up 31% compared with December 29, 2012
Average listing price is $109,000 / no change
Average days on market was 57 days / up 27%
Sales volume is 7 / no change
Free search of all homes for sale in and around Lapeer.
Lapeer community information.
New listings: 4 (samples)
W. Genesee St, $164,900 includes 3 beds, 2432 sq.ft and heated pool.
Liberty St, $99,900 includes … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Condos For Sale at Rolling Hills, Golf Community in Lapeer MI. - 12/21/13 02:09 AM
Condos For Sale at Rolling Hills, Golf Community in Lapeer MI.
Why are people looking to live here?
Fairways of Lapeer, golf community made up of 57 detached single family site condos. All condos have attached 2 car garages, full basement, city water and sewers. 2 and 3 bedroom models, 1 and 1.5 story models with 1200 to around 1450 square feet, year built runs from 1996 to 2000. Paved streets and sidewalks. Close to downtown Lapeer, yet far enough from the main hustle and bustle.
Conveniently located next to the 18 hole Rolling Hills Golf Club.
What is the neighborhood … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Lapeer Farms For Sale, Lapeer Property Search - Team Success Listing - 11/22/13 09:12 AM
Lapeer Real Estate, Condos For Sale in Lapeer Michigan.
Real estate market data and examples for Lapeer Michigan, provided by Donald Horne, associate broker for Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty.
Samples of Homes Sold:
899 Mary Dr, 3 bedroom home, 214 days on market, $100,000.00
1119 Vivian Dr, 1656 sq.ft, 29 days on market, $125,000.00
285 Harrison St, 3 bedroom home, 221 days on market, $167,000.00

Sample of Homes Listed:
$99,900 for a 3 bedroom home with 1350 sq.ft, 818 Beach St.
$116,900 for a 4 bedroom home with 2400 sq.ft, 645 N. Monroe St.
$144,900 for a 1400 sq.ft home … (0 comments)

lapeer mi: Realtor in Lapeer MI, Listing Agent in Lapeer County - 11/15/13 11:28 AM
How we can sell your Lapeer Michigan home fast.
If you recently attempted to sell your home, yet for whatever reason it failed to sell as expected, I wish to take a moment to supply you with information regarding our services.
With our marketing, our clients receive the highest level of professional exposure available with today's technologically high standards. We include:
* Full time representation
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* Professionally photographed
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* Internet exposure to 2,000 … (0 comments)

Donald Horne, Team Success Listing LLC

Donald Horne

Team Success Listing LLC

Lapeer, MI

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Address: 661 Rolling Hills Ln. #2, Lapeer, MI, 48446

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