Jackie Hawley's Real Estate Blog for Southeast MI

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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Professionals
Oakland County MI Real Estate and Homes for Sale

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

Is This a Trend? Clarkston Michigan Sales are Up AGAIN! Let's hope it is. The past couple days I wrote similar posts for Lake Orion and Oxford. And today I'm happy to write that sales are up, AGAIN, in Clarkston Michigan. The median sales price was up for the first half of the year, up through th...
09/29/2010
Jason Channell, The House Sleuth out of Troy Michigan wrote a very interesting post about Detroit before we were the motor capital. Even Julia Child used a Detroit stove. Read below! Detroit... The Motor City. But what was Detroit before the automotive industry revolutionized the way we lived an...
09/29/2010
Oxford Michigan Homes- Prices Up! Inventory Down! Does this mean Oxford Michigan real estate has reached rock bottom? Who knows? What I can state is that at the end of August: Unit sales are up 17.5% Median sales price is up 15% Total sales volume through August 2010 was $30,807,690 vs $22,988,19...
09/28/2010
Lake Orion Michigan- Sale Prices Up 4 Months In a Row! Normally hearing that year to date median sale prices are down 3.4% wouldn't be good new. But when you consider Lake Orion Michigan/Orion Township Michigan prices have been plummeting since 2005, a slight decrease in prices truly is good news...
09/27/2010
It's no big secret that Michigan residents in general have been going through some rough economic times. I say in general, because not everybody is hurting. But with unemployment/underemployment at 20% or more many Michiganders have felt a financial pinch. Some of that financial pinch shows in ma...
09/26/2010
Oakland and Lapeer County short sales- the basics from the sellers perspective. I recently wrote a post about the decision to short sell- or not. And between that post and this one is an article about the changes in penalties regarding future mortgages once one has gone through a foreclosure. I i...
09/25/2010
Michigan Tax Legislation Now in the House of Representatives- Good News for Home Buyers A brief explanation of how Michigan property taxes work. We have what is called the homestead exemption for a person's primary residence in The Great Lakes State, which basically means if the house is your pri...
09/24/2010
I often get inquiries from potential buyers who want to look at foreclosure listings. No short sales. No "regular" listing. Just foreclosures. Sometimes foreclosure listings in Oakland and Lapeer County Michigan are GREAT deals. Often times foreclosure listings are grossly under-priced. And often...
09/23/2010
The Foreclosure Process in Southeast Michigan Many of the numbers the media likes to spout about homes going into foreclosure are a bit exaggerated. When you read about the number of homes in foreclosure the stats often quoted are the notices of foreclosure that have been served- not the new bank...
09/22/2010
Oakland County Michigan Seller- You Accepted the Offer. Now What? When we go over an offer to purchase from a buyer, I will go over price and terms as well as any contingencies. Typical contingencies are mortgage contingency, inspection contingency, subject to clean title, must appraise for at le...
09/21/2010
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