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RECENT BLOG POSTS
 Missy Caulk, from the Ann Arbor Michigan Market, passed away on My 8th, 2024. Here is a link to her obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/annarbor/name/melissa-caulk-obituary Missy was an Active Rain Hero in the early years, and had great influence with Rainers as well as a lot of local...
05/17/2024
The 2023 loan-level pricing adjustments will make the next couple of months a lot more stressful for those of us on the buying side of the transaction.And difficulties with underwriting approvals will likely impact a lot of sellers too.Here is a video where I talk about the background and some of...
03/31/2023
I number of years ago we were helping a couple relocate from Virginia to the Plymouth/Northville/Novi area here in Michigan.They ended up purchasing a nice home in Novi, however one thing they were very sensitive about was a front hall closet.I grew up in a home built in the 1960s with a front ha...
03/30/2023
 First, congratulations to our agent Charo Ledon for being mentioned in a recent REALTOR Magazine article: https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/are-brand-new-homes-more-affordable-than-pre-existing-houses-right-now/.Charo helped a nice first time buyer couple purchase a brand new construction home ...
03/02/2023
Our own University of Michigan did it again.Money Magazine Rates University of Michigan Number One!Money routinely rates our big Ann Arbor University highly, but this year we hit the top! Money bases their evaluation on three criteria:1. Affordability – Michigan is for in-state students is priced...
05/25/2022
 What is a conforming loan? A conforming loan is a loan that meets the requirements of the secondary market for loans. (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, etc.) By conforming to a set of national standards, loans can be approved much faster, and the loan pricing for consumers can be lower. There is a loan ...
05/03/2022
It turns out that our own Ann Arbor District Library has a great collection of historic aerial photos showing many Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti neighborhoods from the last 65 years or so.This one is looking South along Hatcher Crescent on the West side. Miller cuts across the top of the photo and the ...
02/21/2022
 The home buying experts at The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents have just released their 2022 Winter home buying report.The organization of buyer-only real estate companies surveyed their members about problems buyers are facing this year along with counter-tactics to potentially o...
02/07/2022
OK, so the homes aren’t really going to be smaller, but appraisers will measure them as a lot smaller if the appraisals need to meet Fannie Mae standards. (Most residential loans in our market must meet Fannie Mae standards. Those same standards are one reason the mortgage rates in the United St...
01/26/2022
Congratulations to some of our friends in the Boston market. BuyersBrokersOnly is an exclusive buyers brokerage like our office but they have a different twist. Each of their exclusive buyer agents is also an attorney! Their guy Femion Mezini just had a great year helping more than 20 buyers and ...
01/14/2022
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