David Elya's Macomb & Oakland County Michigan Real Estate Blog

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View the most complete Oakland and Macomb County Michigan blog. Macomb County Michigan is located northeast of Detroit, Michigan and continues to be one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. It was formally organized in 1818 as the third county in the State of Michigan and named in honor of General Alexander Macomb, a highly decorated veteran of the War of 1812.



Local real estate sales in October increased in Detroit but fell in Dearborn and western Wayne and Oakland counties when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales in October showed:• 628 homes sold in Detroit in October compared with 594 in October 2005.• 175 homes sold in Dearborn in October...
A Shelby Township Michigan park will recieve a Michigan historical marker. The Riverbends Park is located on land along the Clinton River. It was once a stop in the "Underground railroad" and the used by the U.S.A. as a Nike missle base. The Spring Hill Farm was once owned by boxer Joe Louis. Ded...
Macomb Township, Michigan's Board of Trustee's has taken steps in creating a New Town Center. Located on a one square mile parcel between 24 Mile and 25 Mile Roads, and between Broughton and Luchtman Roads, the New Town Center promises to be the catalyst for a unique "Old Town" development. It is...
Word-On-The-Street market snapshotsTuesday, December 26, 2006No one knows the local real estate market better than REALTORS. I was quoted in INMAN news today and asked the following questions.  How is your market?What's happening with prices? What do you anticipate the market will be like next ye...
It's all a numbers game ...Having been a full-time REALTOR® for 16 years, I have always carried an average of about 5-7 active listings. In 2006 things were different. I am now up to a whopping 25 active listings and growing. What has changed? The Southeast Michigan economy is what! This year our...
December 2006 Macomb County Michigan Real Estate StatisticsIn case you are wondering, there are 6519 residential homes for sale in Macomb County, Michigan.Presently there are 550 pending listings awaiting a closing date.Since the first of January 2006 there has been 6211 homes sold in Macomb Coun...
December 2006 Shelby Township Real Estate StatisticsDid you know there are 557 residential homes for sale in Shelby?Presently there are 41 pending listings awaiting a closing date.Since the first of January 2006 there has been 399 homes sold in Shelby Township.As far as the condominium market goe...
  I would like to focus on what, I believe, it means to be a REALTOR®. I would like to ask you a question. How many of you would consider yourself a real estate agent? How many of you consider yourself a REALTOR? I like to consider myself a REALTOR! I have been a licensed real estate agent for ov...
Outta my mind and onto my blog ....Just wondering what other Active Rainers are using for CMA software? Are you using the CMA feature provided by your MLS? Or are you using a 3rd party program such as Realty Tools, Real Edge, and Top Producer etc.?Perhaps you are using nothing? And "winging it" w...
Would you like to sell that house or wait?I ask you, when is a house that is listed for sale, NOT for sale?How about when it's NOT priced to sell?It's no secret that metro Detroit homes can sit for months, sometimes years. Our market is flooded with sellers who may or may not be selling for a goo...

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