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Royal Oak Realtor providing resources for first time buyers, short sales, buying HUD homes & market analysis for Birmingham Michigan, Royal Oak, Rochester Hills, Oakland County and most of Metro Detroit.

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2009 

One of my favorite responsibilities as a Realtor is working with first time buyers.  While I enjoy all aspects of being a Realtor, I find uniqueness in the vulnerability of someone buying their first home and trusting me to guide them through it.  Right now I am working with several first time bu...
03/29/2009
The newest version of the first time homebuyer credit ($8,000) applies to anyone who purchases a home on or after January 1, 2009 through December 1, 2009.  Anyone who purchased a home last year is eligible for the previous credit of $7,500.  However, unlike this earlier version, the current $8,0...
03/29/2009
About a year and a half ago, I attended a day long seminar on foreclosures.  Short sales happened to be a secondary topic.  Led by an asset management company who listed foreclosures, they recommended it would be a good idea to do short sales.  That was the first I had heard of them so I kept inc...
03/23/2009
The AIG fiasco has been the focus of much opinion and emotional conversation.  My nephew posted a thought about it on his Facebook page and I made a quick uninformed comment.  My niece (his sister) responded with a lot of interesting points about what is really going on.  Shortly after, I read AI...
03/23/2009
I have represented sellers in short sales and my basic conversation with buyers about short sales is "just know it will most likely take a long time to close and Be Patient!"  After representing a first time buyer who was getting married last August, I learned a few more things to say and how to ...
03/22/2009
What is a Short Sale? The very basic definition is when a home is selling "short" what is owed to the lender.  Another significant piece is that the lender has to be willing to take less.  This means that s seller has to prove to the lender that they are incapable of making the payments and are a...
03/22/2009
There are over 9000 HUD homes for sale in Michigan and 3800+ in the tri-county area of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.  These figures and more were discussed by a representative from Michaelson, Connor, & Boul, Inc. (MCB) at a recent HUD seminar held at Realcomp II in Farmington Hills.  Facil...
03/19/2009
The following is a monthly market analysis for Northville & Northville Twp., Michigan.  It compares only residential homes sold in Feb. 2009 with Jan. 2009 to determine the # of homes sold for the month and the increase/decrease in average sold price.  It also distinguishes how many homes were re...
03/18/2009
In life we make a lot of decisions but how often do we powerfully choose who to be in any given moment - or choose what life if giving us without wishing for something else?  I recently watched the movie "Happy Go Lucky".  I watch a lot of movies and Sally Hawkins was nominated for an Academy Awa...
03/15/2009
The following is a monthly market analysis for Berkley Michigan.  It compares only residential homes sold in Feb. 2009 with Jan. 2009 to determine the # of homes sold for the month and the increase/decrease in average sold price.  It also distinguishes how many homes were recorded to be Bank Owne...
03/15/2009
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