Tom Gilliam-Oakland County MI Realtor

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My blogs are about helping home buyers ,home sellers and even home owners with new and old ideas to prepare them for either scenario. Being a Realtor in Oakland county Michigan is a fulfilling job and I'm very proud to share my knowledge and to learn from other as well.



The first step in purchasing a new home is to  get a home loan and in this market of fierce competition it could never be more important.  Before you even start to go see home that you might be interested in, you may want to ask your Realtor for a great Mortgage Lender to start your qualificatio...
August 27, 2013 By Tom Gilliam Leave a Comment As you near your closing date, your South East Michigan real estate agent is going to schedule the final walk-through on your soon-to-be-home. If you aren’t sure what a walk-through is or why you’re having one, don’t worry you’re not alone, as even ...
The sharp rise in mortgage rates from May to July of this year presents an opportunity to reflect on the merits of one pillar of the US mortgage finance system; the 30-year fixed rate mortgage. The 30-year FRM has many positive and a few negative qualities, but its role in the U.S. system is cen...
Most home buyers in the South East Michigan market start their real estate search on-line, and if your home’s listing only has a few photographs or if the pictures aren’t quality, buyers will quickly move on to the next property. In real estate, the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand wor...
Pick a Home by the Schools   7 proven tips to shop for your first home with an eye on schools.   Among the criteria first-home buyers consider when evaluating homes to purchase, being near good schools shows up near the top of the list. After all, many first-timers are young couples that plan to ...
Whether you’re buying or selling a home (or both), pay special attention to how a home inspection can serve your interests. A professional home inspection protects both buyers and sellers from legal action sparked by problems found after a home is sold. Buyers have long been advised to include a...
Loan Co-Signers Can Make Or Rescue A Home   Starting out adult life can be tough, especially when a young person with a fledgling credit history tries to purchase a first home. Lenders are understandably reluctant to invest large sums of money with people who have yet to demonstrate they take th...
How To Spot A Deal… FAST! In a tight market where homes seem to sell instantly, buyers need to be ready. Here’s what you can do to boost your home-buying finesse. Fine-Tune Know the neighborhoods you’re interested in. Determine the exact details down to the particular streets you want to live on,...
11 Keys To Make A Purchase Offer Sellers Can’t Resist In today’s local real estate market, a “simple” purchase offer is not “just” about price. Savvy buyers know that crafting a unique offer can make the difference between getting that perfect home… or losing it to another buyer. Our local market...

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