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Another gripe session from your favorite Buyer Agent. I get so tired of seeing homes that have "steam heat" listed as "hot water heat", and both steam and hot water listed as "gas forced air". Just now a new listing came up for an eighty year old luxury home. The pictures show steam radiators. Th...
12/10/2008
  I saw this in Concentrate Ann Arbor today: More roundabouts around the corner in Ann Arbor I just came from Costco up in Brighton where my wife and I both take the Silver Lake Road exit to avoid the Lee Rd. roundabouts. Now we'll have more in Ann Arbor to work with. The good news is once you go...
12/03/2008
You can read headlines in the papers and see features on the TV, but it doesn't really compare to first hand experience seeing the struggles builders are going through with the market downturn. There is a builder in our market that we've purchased homes from since 1994. I remember the first was i...
11/14/2008
  At our national meeting this week in Orlando one of the top buyer agents in Johnson City Tennessee, Janine Wilson, happened to do a Google search on her site: http://tnbuyerbroker.com   She found a local agent copied her text exactly. And he isn't even an exclusive buyer agent! Look at this: ht...
11/06/2008
  The standard setting organization of real estate buyer agents is meeting today and tomorrow in Orlando to talk about the business and the challenges home buyers face today. The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA.ORG) met at this same hotel seven years ago. There is a good gro...
11/05/2008
Scambusters.org is a scam busting website run by web gurus Audri and Jim Lanford. I've recommended their website to hundreds of our past clients over the years and I've also subscribed to their monthly newsletters since I was introduced to them through an interview they did with Jay Abraham. This...
10/29/2008
  Bloomberg reported that GMAC is granting loans only to buyers with credit scores above 700. That is very good credit. (I have referred to 720-730 as great credit previously.)   Here is the link: GMAC's Lending Limits May Add to GM's U.S. Sales Woes   GMAC said yesterday it's granting financing ...
10/29/2008
A while back we set up a online Home Buying Quiz that was well received by other home buying professionals around the country. I wanted to share it here for any home buyers who might be interested in learning real "meat and potatoes" information that is difficult to find anywhere else. There are ...
10/21/2008
  One of the ten under-reported challenges home buyers face these days is bribes the seller or listing agent offers to the agent/brokerage who brings in the buyer. You can download the whole report from the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents website here. If for some reason you can't ...
10/09/2008
Today I was doing some search engine inquiries to see how our webpages faired in the big three search engines "GYM". (That is SEO guy speak for Google, Yahoo, and MSN. The three big players left in web searches.) I found that our Ann Arbor buyer agent web site came up in the first place on one o...
10/06/2008
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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