Jackie Hawley's Real Estate Blog for Southeast MI

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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Professionals
Oakland County MI Real Estate and Homes for Sale
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The average sales price for lakefront home sales in the Clarkston/Waterford area so far this year is up 16.7% from the same time period last year and up 23.9% from 2009. Something freaky happened  in 2010 with a jump in price, but prices so far in 2012 are up 7.1% from that spike in 2010. Unit sa...
11/10/2012
 Oakland County MI Real Estate- What is Affordable Today May Not Be Affordable Next Spring Prices are on the rise in North Oakland County MI. They have been for a while now- long enough to trust this is probably a trend and not a fluke. Lake Orion average sales price is up 10% from last year and ...
10/29/2012
I advertise my listings on Zillow- it’s a great site for my Oakland County home listings to get exposure. Zillow is one of several sites I advertise on. Many of my Oakland County home buyers look for houses on Zillow and those same home buyers inevitably check the value of prospective homes with ...
10/29/2012
Oxford MI Real Estate- Oxford Home Sales Are Up Oxford MI home sales are up 6%. The average sales price in Oxford is up 6% and the median home sales price is also up 14%. There has been $3,775,250 more in residential real estate sales so far in 2012 versus the same time frame in 2011 (the first 3...
10/24/2012
Clarkston MI Real Estate- Clarkston Home Sales Are Up Clarkston MI home sales are up 21%. The median Clarkston home sales price is also up 5%. There has been $16,259,850 more in residential real estate sales so far in 2012 versus the same time frame in 2011 (the first 3 quarters). Listing invento...
10/24/2012
Lake Orion MI Real Estate- Lake Orion Home Sales Are Up Lake Orion MI home sales are up 9%. The average sales price in Lake Orion is up 10% and the median home sales price is also up 10%. There has been $11,501,670 more in residential real estate sales so far in 2012 versus the same time frame in...
10/24/2012
Buying an Oakland County or Lapeer County Foreclosure? What to Expect Or more precisely what not to expect. Don't expect to be able to negotiate anything other than price. Think $150 to re-key a door is high? Too bad. There's no way around it and you won't get the key at closing. It may be left i...
09/28/2012
Is Mediocrity Becoming The New Norm? It Doesn't Have To Be. I have a closing this afternoon at 4 pm. It is now 12:54 pm and the buyer's title company received the lender's docs just minutes ago. I'm the listing agent, and it looks like we won't get closing packages prior to the closing. The buyer...
09/28/2012
All Sports Lake Orion- Lowering Lake Levels for the Fall Lake levels on Lake Orion have been reducing since September 10 and will drop a total of 3 feet for repairs, maintenance and inspections. Lake Orion is typically lowered about a foot for the winters, but every 5 years the level is dropped a...
09/27/2012
Irony- Detroit Enacting an Anti Panhandling Ordinance I tend to listen to talk radio in the morning while driving to the office, and when I heard this morning that Detroit is making panhandling illegal I almost swerved off the road. The same city who recently had their collective hands out to the...
08/21/2012
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