donald horne realtor: Metamora Michigan Home Values, How to Increase Yours - 12/16/14 11:53 AM
Metamora Michigan home values, how to increase yours! ... These tips are to help increase your homes value and get your home sold in the fastest time possible based on our experience working with home owners who have sold their homes and feedback from home buyers that buy homes.
This weeks tip: Energy Costs
These days, most buyers will ask me "What is the average monthly utility bill cost?" of homes they are looking at to buy. Most utilities offer free energy audits. Take advantage of this as it can help you save money now and it can help you down the road when you … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: Oxford MI, 26 Acres Complete With Pastures, Barns, Pond & Kennel - 12/16/14 08:04 AM
If I told you that I have a 26 acre horse farm in Oxford, complete with barns, kennel, pond and a six thousand square foot brick colonial, how fast could you get here? I truly believe this is the estate you have been waiting for. Completely fenced in, miles of trails-dirt roads for riding ... 

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donald horne realtor: Metamora MI Real Estate, Homes For Sale, Market Report December 2014 - 12/15/14 06:45 PM
Metamora Michigan Real Estate, Homes For Sale in Metamora, Market Report December 2014 
Located within Lapeer County and Metamora Township is the village of Metamora. With  just over 500 residents this small community is a hideaway from the bustle of larger towns and communities around Lapeer County. Covering just shy of a square mile Metamora is home to the Metamora Country Days and the Metamora Hunt. Each is deeply rooted in it’s history and community ...
All properties for sale in and around Metamora
The number of homes sold in the last 45 days including condos was 8, average sales price $148,816. The average days on market until sold … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: How Mortgage Rates in Lake Orion Michigan Work, Why They Matter - 12/13/14 01:02 PM
This story from Craig Donofrio, How Mortgage Rates Work and Why They Matter, talks about rates moving, interest percentage and getting locked in ...
Most of us know mortgage rates are important—after all, the difference between just one-eighth point in interest percentage could end up costing you thousands of dollars over the length of the loan.
How Do You Qualify to Buy a House   >>>
All of us want a great mortgage rate. And if you’re trying to find the right time to lock-in a good one, it makes sense to know the basics about how mortgage rates move.
Bond Yields Conventional mortgage rates are tied to … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: In Lapeer MI, Do Insurance Companies Discriminate Against Your Dogs Breed? - 12/10/14 10:50 AM
 This article I found from Craig Donofrio in the current issue of Housing Trends eNewsletter, Do Insurance Companies Discriminate Against Your Dog? Talks about insurance companies keeping an unofficial list of ..
While a number of experts, animal welfare societies and local governments have concluded that no breed of dog is inherently dangerous, your insurance company may beg to differ.
Most insurance companies keep an unofficial list of “dangerous dogs,” according to a reportby Forbes. If your pup is either a full or mixed breed on their list, you may face problems when you attempt to insure your home.
What Gives? It’s frustrating if your dog’s breed makes the … (1 comments)

donald horne realtor: Oxford Michigan Home Values, How to Increase Yours - 12/09/14 11:31 AM
Oxford Michigan home values, how to increase yours! ... These tips are to help increase your homes value and get your home sold in the fastest time possible based on our experience working with home owners who have sold their homes and feedback from home buyers that buy homes.
This weeks tip: Painting and Carpeting
A fresh coat of paint will make a room look new and clean and new carpets will make it shine that much more. Be sure to pick a paint color that is neutral as that will appeal to the most people. We have seen many buyers walk into … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: Village of Oxford in Oxford MI, Homes For Sale, Market Report December 2014 - 12/08/14 11:53 AM
Village of Oxford in Oxford Michigan, homes for sale, market report December 2014 ... Oxford is a village in Oakland County in the state of Michigan. Home to about 3,500 residents, the village is located within Oxford Township and covers about 1 square mile. The village calls itself sister city to Oxford, England although originally known for being “The Barren Plains of Oxford” because many settlers didn’t want to live here due to the rumors of it being nothing but swampland ...

Real Estate Market Overview:
In the last 45 days there have been 34 homes sold (down 28%) in the 48370 - 48371 area … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: How to Make Your Holiday Guests Comfortable in Your Oxford Michigan Home - 12/04/14 07:40 AM
This story from Anne Miller, Crowded House? How to Make Your Holiday Guests Comfy, caught my eye because of family from Colorado staying with me over the holidays ...
There’s nothing like the holidays to bring people closer … and closer and closer, until the cousins are practically on top of each other sleeping on the living room floor.
But welcoming holiday guests into your home doesn’t mean dodging sleeping bags as you cross the living room—or sticking Aunt Mabel in the corner with a plate on her lap.
Even if you are blessed with a dedicated guest room, finding space for everyone … (2 comments)

donald horne realtor: Live in Metamora Michigan? Here's Your Must-Do Checklist For Fall - 12/02/14 10:08 AM
7 Fall Maintenance Moves That Will Save You Thousands, current article from Angela Colley on this being the perfect time for home maintenance.

With the dog days of summer behind us, fall is the perfect time for home maintenance.
A few weekends of work before the weather really turns will help you get ready for winter and avoid any nasty surprises—and big repair bills—the cold might bring.
Here’s your must-do checklist for fall.
1. Gutter Maintenance Clogged gutters can allow overflowing water to damage walls, spark a rodent infestation and erode your landscaping. Worse, the water can leak through your foundation, causing a … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: Lake Orion MI Homes For Sale, Lake Front Real Estate in Lake Orion Michigan - 12/01/14 04:53 PM
Lake Orion MI Homes For Sale, Lake Front Real Estate in Lake Orion Michigan, Market Report December 2014.
Real estate market data for Lake Orion MI, provided by Realcomp, Donald Horne of Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty.
FREE Search of All Properties in The Lake Orion Area:

In the last 45 days there where 55 homes sold at an average price point of $230,810.00. The average days on market (dom) for all properties was 52 days, available inventory as of 11/30/2014 is 51 homes starting at $109,000.00. As of today, there is 32 pending sales scheduled to close by 01/04/2015. Bottom line, we … (0 comments)

donald horne realtor: When Hiring a Contractor in Lake Orion Michigan, Look Out for These - 11/25/14 06:14 AM
This article in Realtor.com dated 10/12/2014, When Hiring a Contractor, Look Out For These Red Flags, discusses hard to see red flags from contractors on large projects ... Great read.
He bristles at your questions about his work history. He says there’s no reason to solicit other contractor bids. His company demands payment up front, in cash. He tells you this is the way renovations get done.
Maybe you don’t know any different because this is your first major home improvement project.
Contractor red flags can be hard to see, especially if you’ve never hired anyone for a large project on your home. It can … (0 comments)

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


 
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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 Realtor.com ...
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!
 
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Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty

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