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RECENT BLOG POSTS
  In Ann Arbor real estate most of the commercial landlords I've delt with are fairly on-the-ball. They want to provide space for businesses and businesses want to rent space. Everything works out. Obviously our office, The Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor, specializes in helping home buyers, but ...
06/17/2008
  Loan Fraud   The link above is to an article in the Columbus Dispatch today about a guilty plea from a loan officer who worked for a national mortgage lender based in Ann Arbor. She, along with nine others, might be responsible for about 25 million in bad loans. The funny thing is that at the b...
06/17/2008
  I went to a agency class at the Board of REALTORs today. It was intended as a review for licensees and provided two hours of the legal portion of this year's continuing education. I was disapointed in most of the other agents and brokers in the class because they clearly needed a refresher cour...
06/11/2008
  I can not comprehend the current asking prices of a couple of luxury homes in our market. Here is the background, tell me if it makes any sense to you: 1. Luxury neighborhood in a nice area about 10 minutes West of Ann Arbor. 2. Asking prices for existing homes in the neighborhood are from abou...
06/04/2008
Yesterday I spent about two hours chairing a conference call of our National Asslciation of Exclusive Buyer Agent members on the topic of  short-sales. John Rygiol, an EBA in the Orange County area in California was the opening speaker. He has worked for buyers in well over a dozen short-sale tra...
05/22/2008
  I just heard this from an Exclusive Buyer's Agent friend in the Midwest. They go to do their walk-through of the home and things look fine, but the key for the 800 sq. ft. outbuilding isn't at the home. A call to the listing agent finds that it is at the title company in an envelope waiting at ...
05/15/2008
If you are blogging and writing newsletters like I am, often you run across interesting tidbits that you want to pass along to the readers of your publications. What I've learned is that it is best to do some fact checking, and the best place I've found to do that is Snopes.com Two examples from...
05/14/2008
Scambusters, ( http://scambusters.org ), is a great resource and in this month's newsletter they relayed a story from the San Francisco Chronicle on how an identity theft victim actually chased down the crook that had been going through thousands of dollars of her credit cards. The downside is t...
05/14/2008
Somewhere I know I posted a blog article about a home on Washtenaw in Ann Arbor that we almost helped a client buy. I say almost because when the buyer's home inspector looked at the home he found EIFS that had been incorrectly installed. He couldn't determine if it was a $5,000 problem or a $30,...
05/11/2008
A couple weeks ago I was out with buyers evaluating homes and we came across an unusual home North of Ann Arbor. I posted about it here: Funny Home Well just South of Ann Arbor is this unusual home: This is actually the front view. This is the back view. The white home is across the street. It ce...
05/11/2008
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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