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

2012 

If you have been pre-approved to buy an Oakland County MI home for X price as long as the property taxes don't exceed Y doesn't mean you can qualify for a mortgage for the same price condo. Condominiums in Oakland County MI tend to have a monthly association fee. If you qualify for a $1200/month ...
01/29/2012
What Sets Me Apart From Other Southeast Michigan Listing Agents? I've been showing houses quite a bit lately and have noticed some disturbing trends. Many of these trends are confined to foreclosure listings; or at least I thought the incomplete listings with no yard sign out front and no electri...
01/29/2012
Rolling Meadows, Lake Orion MI Market Conditions- Good News If You're Selling Great news for homeowners in Rolling Meadows in Lake Orion Michigan. The median sales price is up for the 2nd year in a row! We're still a long ways from the peak times, but better than 2009 or 2010. Median Sales Price:...
01/24/2012
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area- State Land - Southern Lapeer County   One of the perks of living in Lapeer County Michigan is the abundance of state land and parks. The Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area accounts for 723 acres of that state land.   Located in Hadley Township in southern Lapeer Coun...
01/18/2012
Why I don't List Short Sale Listings The title is off a little- if you are a past client or a friend I will consider taking your short sale listing, but you have to play by my rules- no exception. And those rules will be the topic of another post. For the most part I will turn away a listing if i...
01/16/2012
Lake Orion MI- Unit Sales, Sale Price and Dollar Volume Are ALL Up! 2011 was a pretty good year and I see no reason that 2012 won't match or exceed last year's sales in Lake Orion MI. Unit sales in 2011 were up 8%, the average sales price was up 7% and the total dollar volume was up a whopping 14...
01/16/2012
Clarkston MI Home Purchase- Why are the Seller and I Both Paying for Title Work/Insurance? When you get your closing statement you will probably notice charges to both you and the seller for title. A very over simplified way I've explained this in the past is that the seller is paying to supply c...
01/15/2012
Commonly Asked Questions - Clarkston MI Home Purchase- What is the Deposit For? How Much Should it Be? When you make an offer on a house in Clarkston MI one of the questions I will ask you is: How much of a deposit to you want to give me? Partially because it is a space on the purchase agreement ...
01/13/2012
Sometimes I come across a buyer who wants to live in Oxford or Lake Orion, but what they want in a home really isn't in their budget. I usually follow up with a question along the lines of: "Is Lapeer too far of a drive?" Often time the response is along the lines of "What is there to do in Lapee...
01/13/2012
Independence Oaks County Park, Clarkston MI Offers Something for Everybody Year 'Round The last couple summers I took my continuing education (6 hours/year for license renewal) at Independence Oaks County Park with another real estate office. There is no better way to learn dry legal updates than...
01/12/2012
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