Macomb County MI real estate blog

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center
Macomb County, MI, Metro Detroit, real estate, REALTOR® I enjoy working with home buyers in all areas of Macomb County MI, especially first time home buyers. Born and raised here in Michigan, I am familiar with all areas of Macomb County and St. Clair & Oakland counties.
One of the cities in my area has a wonderful online service in which you can find out the current taxes, utility bills (water and sewer) and also check to see if there are any permits that have been pulled for repairs or renovations. In the case of vacant homes (foreclosures, REO's, etc.) there ...
It's taken too many years but the city of Detroit finally said to landlords: "If you own a home or an apartment building in the city and you rent out the home or apartment it is your responsibility to make it lead free."  Is it going to be expensive for landlords?  Yes.  Is this new ordinance go...
Oh, the wonderful world of bank owned properties!Let's see, first the sellers disclosure is stamped:  "Exempt" or some such other language.  The bank owners have never lived in the home so they surely cannot attest to the condition of the home unless they have inspected it.  I get it.  My buyers ...
The other morning I read a wonderful article by Rich Jacobson.  He wrote about how we as real estate professionals need to the voice of reason and trust to our clients,as well as telling us about a real life situation in which this was conveyed professionally by him to his clients and vice verse....
My Macomb County MI area has been in the midst of this housing value decline for several years now, and I thought it would be interesting to see how this past September home sales compared to the previous September sales data (2007 and 2008). While we aren't seeing home prices stabilizing as of ...
The common misconception about Buyers Agents is that we take people out to look at a few homes, write the offers, then sit back and collect a paycheck.Misconception?   What an understatement!Take for example what goes on behind the scenes before we ever step foot in a home with our buyer clients:...
ActiveRain has a Q & A section that is set up for consumers to ask questions of the real estate professionals here, much like Trulia has for its site.   While Trulia is catching on with the general public and has many professionals answering questions from consumers in a timely manner, the Q & A...
One of the most confusing aspects of the purchase process for home buyers is sellers concessions.  They've heard their mortgage lender mention it, in lieu of the buyers needing to bring to closing all of their closing costs, pre-paids, etc.    It's also been discussed with their buyers agent dur...
  Jeff Belonger was kind enough to allow this wonderful article to be re-blogged (re-published) and since it is such a terrific article about FHA and credit scores I knew it would help many of you who have the same questions. Thank you Jeff.  Once again, you have come to the forefront with a weal...
Ernie Harwell, the legendary baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster, and beloved by generations of Michiganders, will be attending Wednesdays Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals game. Last week Mr. Harwell announced that he has incurable bile duct cancer and the outpouring of love and support for th...

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