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RECENT BLOG POSTS
If you are buying a home in the city over about 40 years old you should be having a sewer line inspection. Many homes built from the early 1940's to the mid 1960's used a material called Orangeburg for the sewer lines. Unfortunately Orangeburg has a limited life. (Do a search for Orangeburg on my...
09/05/2008
We cover a number of areas in Wayne County, the same county that includes Detroit. I have shared the frustration of many in the state with the behavior of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Well, he has now stated that he lied under oath among other things. Here is the news from the Detroit based Ch...
09/04/2008
  I just saw this article in the Detroit news: GMAC plans major job cuts It has been a long time since our Exclusive Buyer's Agent office used GMAC on a regular basis with out buyer clients, but we've had a number of GM employees use then in the last few years. We are sad to hear the news. About ...
09/04/2008
  Here in Ann Arbor Michigan we've occasionally been frustrated by "admin fees" in the lisings. There have been a number of posts here on the transaction fees that are sometimes charged to buyers by the listing office or seller. There is a some potential good news as reported here: Transaction Fe...
09/02/2008
The Ann Arbor Business Review just reported that Citigroup, who bought ABN Amro, is going to close their Southfield office and move those 470 employees to their building South of Ann Arbor off State Street. This is interesting because they also just layed off about 60 employees from the facility....
09/02/2008
My best recollection from the last twelve years was that during the October before the Presidential elections the market in Ann Arbor slowed down quite a bit. It was like nobody wanted to think seriously about something as important as home buying when the elections were around the corner. Anybod...
08/29/2008
For years I've heard from home inspectors that fogged thermal pane windows can be repaired. It is just that nobody could give me details from personal experience. Well, this company sounds like they have a solution for most fogged window problems. defogitnow.com has a system that treats the windo...
08/28/2008
I am blessed with a number of luxury home buyers right now. One just purchased an elegant home on the Northeast side of Ann Arbor. One is looking right in town. And a third is looking on the Southeast Side of town down into the Saline area. With many of these types of buyers the price is not real...
08/26/2008
  I ran across this post on a New England area For-Sale-By-Owner site. It has good questions and some good background. http://www.ma4salebyowner.com/content/view/104/ I would recommend adding a couple questions, like: 1. Can you give me specific examples of how you have saved home buyers money on...
08/25/2008
We helped a buyer purchase a home in Chelsea Michigan a few years ago when we ran across a very odd event. The title company had sent the documents to another state for the seller to sign, and they had "witnessed" the signature even though the seller was a few states away at the time.Bad idea.I r...
08/25/2008
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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