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
You’ve accepted an offer on your house. Great! Now what? In my area (Southeastern Michigan), one of the first things that will usually follow the acceptance of an offer is the home inspection. In almost all cases the home inspection will precede the mortgage appraisal. For many sellers, both the ...
When things go south in a marriage and divorce seems to be the only way out, the people involved may think of calling their priest or pastor and they may call friend s to commiserate; they may even have already called a lawyer; but, they seldom think of calling a Realtor® and they should. Divorce...
The real estate market is really, really slow right now. How slow? Well, here we are in the third full week in January and the nine markets that I track on a weekly basis have a combined total of 55 sales. In “normal times” there would be more than 55 sales each week across those nine markets. To...
Like most, I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz – articles and news stories and such – about the new virtual currency called Bitcoin. Now, let me state up-front that I still don’t feel comfortable that I understand this whole thing about how Bitcoins are mined, i.e. created or brought into existence, a...
There has been quite a bit of controversy lately over proposals by various groups to try to provide agent rating advice based upon various differing criteria, but mostly based upon volume of business. The presumed theory in that is that an agent who handles a large volume of business must be good...
Dan Elsea, the President of Brokerage Operations for real Estate One issues a monthly report on the local Michigan market. Here is his report for December.   The rate of sales slowed in November as it has for the prior three months. It is still strong, but not as strong as this time last year. I...
Recently one of the cartoon strips that runs in the local paper had a series of days were they ran cartoons about the travails of a character that they portrayed as a Realtor®. The Realtor had made a sale and was accompanying the home buyer and their home inspector during the home inspection.  In...
On Dec 8, the Milford Historical Society will be hosting a  Christmas Open House from 12 noon until  4 PM at the Milford Historical Museum 124 E. Commerce St. Visitors will see the Museum decorated for the holidays,  listen to Victorian Christmas carols and Victorian Story-telling, and taste Vic...
Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a relatively new named shopping day – Small Business Saturday. This Shop Small day was originally an American Express promotional idea that has taken on an identity of its own. The basic idea and thrust behind this can be summed up in another oft h...
For those who prefer to get their information via videos and sound bites, here is the November Market Report for MIchigan by the President of brokerage operations for Real Estate One - Dan Elsea. Enjoy the video and have a great Thanksgiving.  

Norm Werner

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