Jackie Hawley's Real Estate Blog for Southeast MI

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Oakland County MI Real Estate and Homes for Sale



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 ...
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...
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:...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...

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