Jackie Hawley's Real Estate Blog for Southeast MI

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Oakland County MI Real Estate and Homes for Sale
If Your Short Sale Agent Has A 90%+ Success Rate, Are They Really Looking Out For Your Best Interests? It seems like every broker has one- a "company" or "group" who will handle short sales for their agents' clients. I'm contacted a couple times a week with the common pitch: "All you have to do i...
North Oakland County Homes- The Faster They Sell The Higher They Sell For The quick sales tend to be the appraisals I sweat out the most. A well priced house will sell quickly. The best prices I've gotten for sellers have been the quickest sales. Last year I listed a 4 bedroom colonial in Wyngate...
What If The Clarkston MI House Doesn't Appraise? A common misconception is that the house must appraise for sale price and if it doesn't then the seller has to come down to make up the difference. First of all everything is negotiable. When you make an offer on a house you can specify that the ho...
Voorheis Lake- Lakefront Real Estate Sales Voorheis Lakefront real estate sales, Lake Orion Michigan. Private, all sports, 250 acre Lake Voorheis. Sales in 2009 were pretty dismal with only 5 total sales- 2 of which were bank owned homes (foreclosures) and sale prices ranging from $150,000-$650,0...
Great post about radon- well written and researched. There are tests for just about everything and radon has been the flavor of the week off and on for years. I have never understood having a radon test in the home but not the work place or schools.There is a saying: “The truth is what is so.” Th...
The Preserve, Lake Orion MI- Home Prices UP Again! Good news for homeowner in The Preserve in southern Lake Orion MI. Median sales prices were up 3 1/2% from last year and up 7.3% from 2009! List price to sale price percentage ranged from .4% of asking price to 7.8% of asking price and one house ...
How Much Does The Interest Rate Really Affect Your Buying Power? I am going through old listings that couldn't sell at the owner's desired price and through files of home owners who didn't try to sell after getting a market analysis (CMA) for their home because of the value at that time. The good...
Have Banks Gotten Into Real Estate By Way Of Foreclosure Listings? If you have been in real estate for any length of time you know the banks have been trying to cut into our slice of the pie. The National Association of Realtors has fought for years to keep this from happening, but have the banks...
Lake Oakland Lakefront Home Sales- Great News If You're Selling! Buyers- Play Games And You May Lose Out! Good news for current homeowners on Lake Oakland in Clarkston and Waterford MI. Prices are up and homes are selling quickly. If you want to live or own a cottage on Lake Oakland, you may need...
550 Golf Villa, Oxford MI Newer Ranch Condo! Waterstone Where Living Is A Vacation! New listing on Boulder Pointe Golf Course, a 27 hole championship course. The community boasts 15 pristine lakes (old gravel pit so nice clean lakes), 600 acres dedicated to recreation, parks and open spaces, side...

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