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Real Estate Agent - Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor
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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...
  I ran across this post on a New England area For-Sale-By-Owner site. It has good questions and some good background. I would recommend adding a couple questions, like: 1. Can you give me specific examples of how you have saved home buyers money on...
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 is a very useful site for a borrower or a real estate professional to get insight into the when, what, why, and how, of mortgage fraud and home buyer & home refinancer abuse. Take a look and bookmark that site!   Helping Home Buyers Locate, Evaluate, and Negotiate...
I'll be the first to admit it, I don't understand Halloween and the way people spend money on this holiday. I read that it is second only to Christmas as far as consumer spending. Amazing. And once again we have a Halloween USA opening right across the street from our office in the old Ace Hardwa...
We use two different Multiple Listing Databases in our market areas. One from the Ann Arbor Board of REALTORS, and one that covers the Metro Detroit and Livingston county areas called Realcomp. Starting now Realcomp is requiring listing agents to identify which homes are owned by lenders and whic...
Just ran across this blog with pictures and notes on Ypsilanti history. It looks like the author just started this work but it could be quite interesting if they keep posting about Ypsilanti historical properties. Ypsi History, Nice Work!
  Important news here for home buyers who are buying a home from production builders who offer loans. Report Great information from the home buying experts at the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents. NAEBA   Helping Home Buyers Locate, Evaluate, and Negotiate great home deals!Jon Boyd,...
  Here is an interesting article for home buyers, with the added benefit of a link to a directory of former drug homes.   Here is a direct link to the database:
  I understand a Nebraska "team" type office got busted last month for blatantly lying to consumers about their agency level services. As I heard the story a "team" in a large office claimed that the wife of the listing agent was a buyer's agent. And get this.... the wife was at the listing prese...

Jon Boyd

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