Michigan Real Estate Musings

Real Estate Agent - Real Estate One
Posts about things going on in Real Estate in Milford, Michigan; Highland, Michigan; White Lake, Michigan; Commerce Twp, Michigan,; West Bloomfield, Michigan; South Lyon, Michigan; Birghton, Michigan and HArtland, Michigan in Oakland and Livingston Counties of Michigan
This post originally appeared on one of my blogs in October of 2007.   I have long been a fan of the world's most prolific writer - Anon. You see his work everywhere and the breadth and volume of works attributed to him is quite amazing: although these days he often writes under the pseudonym Un...
If you are a house hunter in Michigan and have an iPhone you really should have this app. It’s a free mobile app from Real Estate One that is GPS enabled and map based, and shows you all of the houses that are for sale in the immediate area around your current location. In fact you can expand the...
I got a call from a young would-be home buyer who apparently read my AR post about the new MSHDA Homebuyer Grant Program and wanted to talk to me about what was required to get the grant. As we talked it became apparent that this buyer had not fully comprehended that this is a program to help fir...
  Today’s quote from the Jack’s Winning Words blog was -   “There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance of your life can change.” (Rhonda Byrne). Jack discovered that she’s famous because of her New Thought book, “The Secret.” So, what’s Rhonda’s secret? Beethoven, E...
  “I am not a has-been. I am a will-be.” (Lauren Bacall), from Jack’s Winning Words.   Jack went on to talk about keeping a positive attitude about things and about cities like Detroit being on the come-back or will-be trail.   I had a tough year in real estate last year, but I don’t think of mys...
“It’s easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.” (Honore de Balzac) - from the Jack’s Winning Words blog. As is often the case with Jack’s blog the focus is on doing and not just recognizing. If you see something that is wrong – do something about it. Jack...
You may recall the big class action lawsuit that most states Attorneys General  joined into over illegal mortgage foreclosure practices (robo-signing and other shenanigans). That suit was settled in February of 2012 for $25 Billion. The states eventually divided up the settlement money and now Mi...
  I usually like to use quotes from Yogi Barra, if I’m using a baseball quote in a blog post; but today I saw one from another baseball great that struck a chord with me – “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” - Babe Ruth   Babe Ruth was the best home run hitter of his era, and mo...
From the Jack’s Winning Words Blog as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day - “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that.”  (Howard Thurman)  It is not widely known that MLK, Jr. was influenced in his thinking by his father’s friend, Howard...
“What do we live for, if not to make the world less difficult for each other?” (George Eliot), from the Jack’s Winning Words blog. When I read this I immediately thought of the recent email that I got from our friends at Chase Bank explaining that they have decided to discontinue a policy that th...

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