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So here is a question for you...It is April in Ann Arbor and if you look closely at some of the larger yards around you will see  some big  brown areas like these two pictures from our back yard. I know I've seen this in areas of Ann Arbor Hills as an example.Do you know what causes this and if i...
04/20/2008
 I personally tend to think air duct cleaning is not all it is cracked up to be, but some people certainly believe it is important.These videos from YouTube show a little different side of the issue, that is deceptive advertising and improperly equipped service people. There are two different seg...
04/20/2008
 In about 10 days we will be having another of our classes on how to buy a foreclosure.This is not a class where we try to sell a home-study course or a seminar, this is just the real nuts-and-bolts bottom-line knowledge we've gained by being on the buyer's side for almost 20 years in these deals...
04/17/2008
 I received a call at the office this afternoon from "Guaranteed List". They are a list broker and they were calling to try and sell us a list of owners whose homes are 30,60, or 90 days into the foreclosure process.When told him we didn't take listings and that as an Exclusive Buyer's Agent we o...
04/17/2008
 The Detroit News / Free Press ran a very informative article this last week for home buyers.It covers the inventory and absorption rates for various counties in Southeastern Michigan.If you've seen me quoted in Smart Money, The Wall St. Journal, The Chicago Tribune or other places this is the da...
04/17/2008
 I was in downtown Ann Arbor this morning at city hall visiting the building department. And.... It was crowded!I probably haven't been there for 4 or 5 months and I was so surprised that I ask one of the other people in line who looked like a builder if it seemed busy to him. He said he was just...
04/17/2008
 I spoke to my good Exclusive Buyer Agent friend Artie Gilad in eugene Oregon yesterday and he had some surprises for me about his market.He told me 2007 had been down compared to 2006, but so far this year some segments of his market are down 35%!He said specifically that a lot of homes price ab...
04/16/2008
 I guess it isn't a big deal to most of the bloggers here who just belong to NAR, but for our little group of Exclusive Buyer's Agents it is nice to have a bigger real office to call our own.NAEBA, the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, now has moved its headquarters to Avondale AZ, ...
04/16/2008
 Michigan's goveror just signed a new piece of legislation that will help Michgan home owners stuck with an unsold home. There are obviously limitations but they seem to make sense. Here is the rundown:Public Act 96 of 2008 enacts that the seller can retain an additional exemption for up to three...
04/16/2008
I saw this post on a Toronto real estate agent's blog. Toronto Buyers First Blog They go into a lot of different information about home buying agents and agency choices.Our office is only about 6 hours from Toronto but up until now I thought home buying was a lot different in Canada. From this p...
04/16/2008
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Insights on home buying in the Ann Arbor Michigan area, including Saline, Plymouth, Canton, Chelsea, Dexter, Brighton, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Howell, and Whitmore Lake