Jackie Hawley's Real Estate Blog for Southeast MI

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Oakland County MI Real Estate and Homes for Sale

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

You Are One of Multiple Offers! Is the Other Agent Lying? I believe it would be a pretty accurate statement that the general consensus is that the housing market in Southeast Michigan is still in the crapper. That's not to say it's a "bad" market- that's all relative. Unit sales are up and prices...
08/31/2010
Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Lake Orion Michigan Bald Mountain Recreation Areais comprised of 4 separate parcels totaling 4637 acres in Orion and Oakland Townships. Click here for map. This unique property is open to the public by permit and consists of 15 miles of biking trails, 7 miles of sno...
08/30/2010
HAT TRICK! Clarkston Michigan Sales Are Up- Units, Sale Price and Sales Volume! When we rounded the first quarter of the year, things weren't looking too good for Clarkston Michigan home owners and sellers. Clarkston unit sales were up, but sale prices were down- again. By the time we hit the hal...
08/29/2010
It's funny that 8, 10, 12 years ago when home prices in Southeast Michigan were going up so fast that when we finally peaked around 2004 or 2005 the average, regular, middle class person couldn't really afford to buy a house in the Lake Orion/Oxford area, everybody considered that to be a good ma...
08/28/2010
Southeast Michigan Foreclosure- Misconception #1 A question I am often asked about foreclosures in Southeast Michigan- primarily north Oakland County and Lapeer County- is: "It's bank owned. Don't they negotiate?" The short answer is "yes." A little longer answer is "yes- you may have to negotiat...
08/27/2010
Home sales in Lake Orion Michigan are up, average/median prices are down- but not the 28% prices were down last year. The good news for Lake Orion Michigan home owners is that even though prices are dropping, it's more like a gentle glide than the deadly plummet of the past few years.  For the fi...
08/17/2010
The Preserve real estate sales, Lake Orion Michigan. The Preserve is a Pulte sub in Southern Orion Township- just west of Baldwin Rd on the north side of Waldon Rd. The Preserve is a desirable neighborhood with most of the houses built in 1996 through 1998 with prices ranging at that time in the ...
08/10/2010
Maceday/Lotus Lakes- Clarkston and Waterford Michigan Lakefront Real Estate Sales Maceday and Lotus are both all sports lakes and are connected for a total acreage of 419 acres. Maceday Lake is located in Waterford Michigan. The majority of Lotus Lake is located in Waterford Township, but the nor...
08/06/2010
Short sales are about a quarter of the sales lately in Lake Orion and Oxford Michigan. So unless you are in a hurry to close on a new house, you will more than likely be looking at short sale listings- they are becoming very difficult to ignore. Remember- the seller walks with nothing but bad cre...
08/05/2010
Southeast Michigan Home Buyer- How to Calculate Your New Property Taxes Right now in Oakland and Lapeer County Michigan many houses are assessed higher than their true market value. Many home buyers are under the false assumption that they will only be stuck with that tax for the first year. That...
08/05/2010
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