donald horne realtor: Interior Designs That Turn Off Buyers - 11/23/14 04:22 PM
In the recent Housing Trends eNewsletter, this story 10 Interior Design Trends That Turn Off Home Buyers is sharing trends that can backfire when you sell ...
You want your home to look its best, and maybe you’ve been inspired by the interior design trends you’ve seen in magazines, on TV or on design websites.
But following some of the hottest home remodeling and interior design trends can backfire when it comes time to sell your home.
Buyers want to picture themselves in a home, and highly individualistic touches can get in the way of that.
When you’re ready to sell your home, it’s best to put things in … (2 comments)

donald horne realtor: Oxford Lakes Subdivision, Oxford Michigan, Homes For Sale - 11/21/14 10:07 AM
Oxford Lakes Subdivision, Oxford Michigan, Homes For Sale ... Market Report 11/2014
This is a vacation paradise, no more traveling to find that perfect spot! The "Enchanted Forest" is a two acre park with lots of playground equipment and also provides relaxing times. Picnic tables, large pavilion and benches. There is also a seasonal portable bathroom at this private park.
Click here to search all properties for sale in and around Oxford Lakes Subdivision
Current Real Estate Market Overview:
In the last 45 days there has been 0 sold homes in this sub, as of today (11/21/14) there are 9 homes for … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: 8 Mortgage Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make - 11/15/14 05:47 PM
To avoid some of the biggest missteps, you should first know what they are ... The 8 Mortgage Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make by Craig Donofrio in this months article from Housing Trends eNewsletter ...
Picking out the perfect home can be a challenging task. But that’s only the first step.
You still need to be an attractive loan candidate, navigate the mortgage process and plan well for the future.
Since all that can get a little tricky, many home buyers made mortgage mistakes that cost them dearly.
In order to avoid some of the biggest missteps, you should first know what they are.
1. Picking Any … (1 comments)

donald horne realtor: Lapeer Condos For Sale, in Lapeer Michigan Under $106,000 - 11/12/14 12:22 PM
Lapeer condos for sale, in Lapeer Michigan under $106,000 / market report November 2014.
"For the past 16 years, Lapeer has been a Tree City USA and has many parks (4) throughout the city, including along the riverside. The parks include a 2.2 mile paved foot path that winds through some of the parks, through wooded areas and across ponds. Whether you are out for a stroll or an afternoon picnic, Lapeer is a wonderful place to come and relax and enjoy all of Michigan’s nature."

Real Estate Market Overview:
In the last 45 days there has been 0 condos or townhouses sold, as of today … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: Attica Michigan, 3 Bedroom Brick Ranch on 16.6 Acres With Horse Barn - 11/12/14 10:44 AM
3921 Adams Dr, Attica MI, 48412


donald horne realtor: Four Things to Check When You Buy in Oxford Michigan in The Fall - 11/03/14 04:57 PM
The latest issue of Housing Trends has this story, 4 Things to Check When You Buy a House in Fall, from Craig Donofrio talking about what to look for in the fall to avoid potential ...
Buying a house in the offseason can be a great idea, as homes are a bit cheaper, sellers may be more inclined to sell and there’s less competition from droves of buyers.
That’s not the only advantage for those looking to buy a house in the fall: if you know what to look for, you can actually use the fall season as a litmus test to help you … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: How Much Home, in Metamora Michigan, Can You Afford? - 11/02/14 06:46 AM
This article, How Much Home Can You Afford, from Craig Donofrio in the latest issue from ...
Looking at sprawling villas in the suburbs and 2,000-square-foot condos in the middle of downtown is one thing. How much home you can afford may be entirely different.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with looking. But when it comes down to finding a place that fits perfectly in looks, size and price, you need to know your affordability factor.
What Is Your Family Plan? It’s not just how much you make; it’s also what you plan to do with it.
Do your best to anticipate what the next five years or … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: Homes And Condos in The Community of Waterstone, Oxford Michigan - 10/30/14 06:12 PM
Homes and condos in the community of Waterstone, just northwest of downtown Oxford in north Oakland County. Market report (October 2014) of real estate for sale and sold in the last 45 days.
Why are families looking to live here:
Waterstone is a beautiful community of single family homes and condos that sits conveniently just outside of the Village of Oxford. It is not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing at the beach and park areas of this little city during the summer and sledding the snow covered hills in the winter. This oasis of fun includes 27 holes of championship golf, 15 lakes … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: Step #5, Quadcopter (Drone) Photography And Video - 10/28/14 08:09 AM
Step #5 of our 17 step marketing plan deals with Aerial Overhead Imagery, both photos and video. We have listed many examples of our current work using actual client properties ...
Kidder R.
Mount Christie
Willard Rd.
Frankson Ave.
Oxford Rd.
If this is the type of aerial imagery you want in marketing your home, then you need to call us direct at 810-338-0628 or contact us online TODAY!
Donald Horne, Team Success listing
Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty


donald horne realtor: Dramatic Easing of Mortgage Standards in Lake Orion - 10/23/14 07:55 AM
Plans to expand buyers access to mortgages by loosening standards, announced 10/21/2014 here in RealtorMag, FHFA's Dramatic Easing of Mortgage Standards ...
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt on Monday announced plans to expand home buyers' access to mortgages by loosening up lending standards.
FHFA's Latest Efforts
FHFA Unveils New Plans to Make Mortgages Easier to Obtain
HARP Is 'Not a Scam,' FHFA Director Says
FHFA Seeks Comments on G-Fee Hikes
During the Mortgage Bankers Association's annual conference, Watt said FHFA will release guidelines "in the coming weeks" to allow increased lending to borrowers with down payments as low as 3 percent. FHFA, which regulates … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: Most Markets Still Plagued by Inventory Crunch - 10/22/14 05:21 PM
According to Markets Still Plagued by Inventory Crunch nationwide, new homes are even lower...
The number of homes for sale is still low in many markets: Supply nationwide in September was at five and a half months; most economists consider a normal level to be six to seven months. The supply of new homes was even lower, at nearly five months, according to®'s September National Housing Trend Report.
Inventories Show Signs of Improvements
Strengthening Job Market, Rising Inventories Lift Home Sales
The Real Reason for an Inventory Shortage?
Shadow Inventories Are Quickly Vanishing, Report Says
"To truly relieve the inventory shortage on a … (3 comments)

donald horne realtor: Lapeer MI Real Estate, Homes For Sale, Real Estate Listings in Lapeer County, October 2014 - 10/20/14 10:27 AM
Lapeer Michigan Real Estate, Homes For sale, Real Estate Listings in Lapeer County, Market Report October 2014.
Real estate market data for Lapeer MI, provided by Donald Horne of Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty and Realcomp.
FREE search of all properties in and around Lapeer
Market Overview For The 48446 Zip Code Area:
Total homes sold in the last 45 days was 15, average sold price was at $167,838.00 which is up 23%. Average days on market until sold is 64 days, up 30%, as of today (10/20/14) we have 10 months of inventory making this a buyers market for now. Given these … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: Clarkston Michigan, Waterfront Home For Sale in Clarkston School District - 10/16/14 07:21 PM

Donald Horne, Team Success Listing
Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty

donald horne realtor: Lakefront Home For Sale in Clarkston MI, Round Lake Resort Subdivision - 10/15/14 03:45 PM
5195 Mattawa Dr, Clarkston MI, 48348  

donald horne realtor: Can't Sell Your Home? This is How We Can Sell Your Home... - 10/10/14 01:05 PM
The difference between listing and marketing a home is crucial to understand. Listing a home is simply about getting it on the market. Marketing a home is about bring in buyers and getting top dollar for your home in the current market...
If you recently attempted to sell your home, yet for whatever reason it failed to sell as expected, we wish to take a moment to supply you with information regarding our services.
As of October 2014, our residential listings, on average, have sold within 11 days on market.
New! FREE Home Care Service!   >>>
Our professional marketing plan includes:
*  Full … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: In Lapeer Michigan, Squeezing More Homes onto Smaller Lots - 10/06/14 05:22 PM
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trend: Squeezing More Homes Onto Smaller Lots. RealtorMag reports in its 10/03/2014 issue how homes are getting bigger but the lots are smaller ...
While single-family homes have been getting larger, the lots these homes sit on have been getting smaller, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Characteristics of New Single-Family Houses Sold.
Smaller Lot Trends
Can You Squeeze an Outdoor Retreat onto a Smaller Lot?
Upsized Homes on Downsized Lots
Builders See Growth in Master Communities
Price Tags Rise as Homes Get Costlier to Build
Indeed, the median lot size of a new single-family detached home sold … (1 comments)

donald horne realtor: Luxury Buyers in These Markets Are Spending Mega Bucks - 10/06/14 08:29 AM
These two articles, Luxury Market Takes Larger Chunk of Sales and Speculative Building Returns to Luxury Market, led to this post from RealtorMag dated 10/03/2014...
The high-end residential real estate market remains strong point and plays a big role in the housing recovery. Nearly half – 48 percent – of all wealthy consumers recently reported that they plan to purchase a luxury home within the next 12 months, according to a survey of consumers with a net worth of at least $5 million conducted by Coldwell Banker Previews International program and the Luxury Institute. For affluent individuals under the age of 35, the percentage of those … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: Metamora MI, Metamora Real Estate, Real Estate For Sale and Sold, Market Report - 10/03/14 09:29 AM
Metamora Michigan, Metamora Real Estate, Real Estate For Sale and Sold, Market Report September.
Real estate market data for Metamora MI, provided by Donald Horne of Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty and Realcomp.
Current properties for sale in and around Metamora

Summary of current market in the last 30 days
The number of homes and condos sold in Metamora in the last 30 days was only 3, with an average sale price of $160,000.00 that is up 8% from our last market report. The average days on market for all properties is at 57 days, down 5% and total available properties is at 68 which … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: What Is? A Series of Questions From Clients on Real Estate And Mortgages, Part Two - 09/28/14 11:27 AM
What is? A series of questions from clients on real estate and mortgages, part two ... We thought we would answer the popular questions in video form for everyone. Below are the last 3 video answers to the questions most asked of us lately, "what is ... "
4. What is a FHA 203k loan?
5. What is a homestead exemption?
6. This question is usually asked just before the closing.
Hopefully these videos helped you with your questions on the same subjects, if you need more detailed information or have other questions, please contact us direct at 810-338-0628 or email us at TODAY!
Donald … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: Borrowing Costs in Oxford Michigan Ease Slightly This Week - 09/28/14 09:48 AM
Borrowing Costs Ease Slightly This Week, Freddie Mac reports in this RealtorMag article dated 09/26/2014 in it"s weekly mortgage report ...
Fixed-rate mortgages dropped slightly from the previous week, holding near yearly lows, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage report.
Mortgage Trends:
What's New on the Mortgage Front? Emerging From the Shadows Freddie: Housing Market Stuck in a Rut Freddie Mac released the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Sept. 25:
30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.20 percent, with an average 0.5 point, dropping from last week’s 4.23 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.32 … (0 comments)

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Oxford, MI

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