Jackie Hawley's Real Estate Blog for Southeast MI

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Professionals
Oakland County MI Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Rolling Meadows Lake Orion MI- Prices Still Rising Prices in Rolling Meadows, Lake Orion MI are still on the rise though still a major discount from the hey days of 2004 when the sale prices in Rolling Meadows ranged from $295,000-$368,000. 2011 sale prices so far range from $194,000-$260,000 wit...
Michigan Foreclosures- New Buyer Fee to Consider It is customary in Michigan real estate transactions for the seller to pay the transfer tax- both state and county- to the tune of .86 of a per cent of the sale price. Bank owned homes backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been exempt from this...
Will They Sell on Land Contract? Would YOU give title to a 6 figure asset to someone with your credit history? I don't mean to sound snarky, but I probably get 2-3 inquiries a week asking about land contract terms. The call usually goes something like this: Caller: Will the seller at X address co...
Price, Location and Exposure??? NOT!!! It's ALL About PRICE! If you are trying to sell your Clarkston MI home in today's real estate market you have probably read that it's all location location location. Or possibly price, location and exposure. That last one is one third correct. It's all about...
Are Foreclosure Sales (Bank Owned Homes) REALLY The Best Deals? Sometimes they are. Some bank owned homes are in pristine condition. Sometimes. Most of the time they are rough. Often times they are not mortgageable. Often times once you pay cash (money that is not making money elsewhere) and then...
Live in the Clarkston School District? GREAT Time to Sell! The average sales price for Clarkston MI homes is up 7.6% from last year and up 12.2% from 2009. Unit sales are up about 2 1/2% from last year and up over 22% from 2009. Distressed sales in Clarkston MI have been on the decline, contribut...
Why Would You Ask the Seller to Pay for the Well and Septic Inspection? I was talking to a couple of agents at the office yesterday and one of them was complaining about our purchase agreement asking for the seller to pay for the well and septic inspection (if the house is on well and/or septic)....
Great News for Oxford MI Homeowners/Sellers! I was just finishing up a market analysis for a home I will be listing this evening in Oxford MI. The house I'm listing is a very nice home, but sales in Oxford haven't been bouncing back like they have in the Clarkston area. Unit sales are up slightly...
What a Buyer’s Agent DOES NOT Want to Hear From the Loan Officer Of course the main sentence I never want to hear uttered is “your client’s loan has been denied,” but that is not the purpose of this post. The gist of this post is really about buck passing and taking responsibility for one’s own a...
Lake Oakland Lakefront Real Estate Sales Lake Oakland is a 235 acre all sports lake in Waterford and Independence Townships in North Oakland County Michigan. The lake is located north of Walton Blvd and between Sashabaw and Clintonville Roads. Lake Oakland is about 65 feet at its deepest and is c...

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