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In 2007 we had a buyer purchasing a home on the Southwest side of Ann Arbor near Dicken elementary school. The home was built in early 60's when Orangeburg pipe was very common so we recommended that they have a sewer line inspection.(All buyer agents should be recommending this but I'm guessing...
One of the great things about living in Ann Arbor is that a lot of people recognize that it is a great place to live.Meaning that many people stick around here for a long time. It makes it easy to help people with relocation when you know they will like it here.I thought about this Friday when I ...
 If you have been watching real estate news for over a year you probably ran across our association press release titled Buyer Beware: Skeletons in the Closet and Aliens in the Basement" that talked about some fo the weird things we see when we are out evaluating homes with home buyers. Well, I w...
Home Buyer's Agent of Ann ArborWe had a buyer purchasing a home on the Northeast side of Ann Arbor. The home was built in the late 50's to early 60's timeframe when Orangeburg pipe was very common so we recommended that they have a sewer line inspection.(All buyer agents should be recommending th...
 I just got an email from a local broker offering a "$10,000 bonus" to a buyer agent who brings in an acceptable offer on a $230,000 property here in the Ann Arbor area.Remember under the REALTOR Code of Ethics a buyer agent doesn't need to disclose that "bonus" to the buyer.I think this is shame...
  It is still very much a buyer's market here. But, there is a new issue that will significantly effect our home buying season this year.We have many physicians move to Ann Arbor every spring to take their medical residency at the University of Michigan. Often these are buyers with tight down pay...
 There have been a couple of posts on activerain about reverse offers.I posted a quick note to our Belleville Michigan site about what we are seeing: BoydBroker/ManagerThe Home Buyer's Agent of A...
 The February issue of REALTOR Magazine features notes from an interview I did with John Frank, one of their senior editors, back in October. It is important for brokerages who work in the buyer's best interest to discuss these issues with buyers. Here is the link:
I'm an Exclusive Buyer's Agent. (Our company never takes listings and never represents sellers) Our professional association ( recently did a member surey about funn/strange/dumb things that home sellers do when they have their home on the market.The top response? About 40% of our membe...

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Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers Agent
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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