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.
I had an interesting conversation with a co-worker the other day.  (Hello to Greg Ouilette!) He had attended a class in which the instructor was reiterating the need for an exlusive buyers agency contract.  The instructor (can't remember his name, sorry) stated that without it we could be holdin...
August 1st:     Start your pre-approval process with your mortgage lender andbegin to gather the documents that you will need (pay stubs, past 2 years tax returns,last 90 days of bank statements, cancelled checks showing rental payment history if applicable)September 1st:  Have your buyers agent ...
Do it soon.I just finished writing an article for my Macomb County MI real estate blog and informed first time home buyers that they should not wait until early fall to start looking at homes to purchase.In the past week my buyer clients and I have experienced the following: Home inspectors bein...
Last night when I got home from work I turned on the Detroit Tigers vs theBoston Red Sox game and settled in for a relaxing evening with my husband.During the game two Detroit Tigers players made mental mistakes that were uncharacteristic for both players.   Both of those mistakes were those head...
We've all heard that the mortgage market has changed dramatically in the lastyear to 18 months, but I think it's time to reiterate some things:A paper trail is king:   Keep a paper trail of everything you do financiallyfor the previous 6 months prior to purchasing your home.   Think of it asa lon...
A recent post by another AR member caused me to think about how long this buyers market has been going on in my local area (Metro Detroit) and the differences in other areas of the country that are now just experiencing what we have been for the last 4 years or so:  A buyers bonanza real estate m...
If I had searched the whole world I couldn't have handpicked a better mommy for my little grandson.I'm sure Avery would agree!  (Even at bathtime I'm surehe would agree with me!) I love you very much Chrissy.  I hope your day is as wonderful as you!
Today was one of those "Out of my mind on a Moanin Monday" days. (To quote the late & great  Bob Talbert)Early this morning I did the research I wanted to do to check out the April home sales in my area (Macomb County MI). Afterwards I answered my email, did some housing searches for buyer client...
It's the beginning of May and part of what we do as real estate professionals is to keep track of our local markets and the changes taking place in them.   I knew the volume of sales of homes in Macomb County MI had picked up since the spring warmth took place but I was more than a bit shocked wh...
...It will not work....It will not work.I saw "It" again this morning and wanted to bang my head against the monitor.What is "It"?   $5000 bonus to buyers agent with full price offer!Mr. & Mrs. Seller:  If your agent suggests this to you as a way to bring your home to thetop of the list of those ...

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