Bloomfield Hills, MI Real Estate News

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
Currently there is one Bloomfield Hills foreclosure (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) for sale. This home has been on the market for an average of 24 days. Photo PriceStatusMLSProp. Type AddressCityArea NumberMap Coord BedBathStyleSq.Ft. ExteriorBasementGarage SizeLot Size/Acres Year BuiltSummer TaxWinter TaxSchool Dist. $207,100 1245 ROBSON LN BLOOMFIELD TWP 31.1RANCH2,463 BRICK2 CAR100X200/0.9 19552,3802,127BLOOMFIELD HILLS If you are interested in any Bloomfield Hills foreclosures or other Bloomfield Hills homes for sale, please give me a call or email me at yesmyrealtor@gmail.com Search for Bloomfield Hills homes Michigan Lake information Bloomfield Hills home information Real Estate Videos: Northville Ridge subdivision Northville Michigan   Metro Detroit Home inspectors   Northville rea...
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By ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779, CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com
( REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK )
“Go Get ‘Em Tigers”   I love baseball all the time, but especially major league,   and when the hometown playersdown at the Tiger’s stadium are on a winning streak. Bob Seeger’s in the crowd tonight(his hair’s as lustrous as palladium) reminding us that it’s been years and yearssince we've seen the Tiger's at their peak...way back in ’68- ium!      My choice in Pitching? Why it is Max Schwerzer, with Valverde racking up the saves(more than thirty-nine. ) Batting?  Now I’m thinking back to the '68 World Series 11 hits including 2 home runs, 8 RBIs,and our hero Al Kaline!   “Go Get “Em Tigers!” was the cry and we’ll sing it once again, here’s to Mom and Apple Pie to Baseball, and it’s fans.       (Photo of Max Schwerzer courtesy of WikiMedia).           ##      
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By Virginia Tatseos
(Stage-Show-Sell)
Working on a project now where there is evidence of mice.   We all know that mice like to come into houses just to keep warm or to to enjoy the AC.  It really doesn't have a lot to do with cleanliness of the home owner.   I has to do with having a door way in.   My brother has a cabin up North that's abandoned for several months at a time and the mice like to come in a visit     He  told me, years ago, to place a bucket of water in a room with a little bleach in it ad a little ramp to get into the water but they can't get out.  Apparently the mice can't swim for a long time and they drown and the bleach will keep down the odors.   While working on this project I thought that I would give the bucket a little try.   Within hours of the basement being left alone poof we had one little culp...
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"Ask real estate experts about short sales" with Mike Sher, associate broker for Max Broock Realtors in Bloomfield Hills Live chat noon Monday: By GRETA GUEST | FILED UNDER - Business / Real Estate | 12:47 AM, Jul. 25, 2011   Are you trying to sell your house on a short sale and running into red tape? Are you trying to buy a house on short sale? Join our live chat Monday at noon for advice from a panel of real estate experts on how to navigate a short sale. We’ll talk to: • Mike Sher, associate broker for Max Broock Realtors in Bloomfield Hills• Ellen Mahoney, president of Complete Title Services’ loss mitigation division in Birmingham• Janet Graham, a Realtor with Hall & Hunter in Birmingham• Jerry McCoy, a loan modification expert at Chase  Link Below http://www.freep.com/article/201...
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Missing Mortgage Payments? It's Not Too Late Wondering what a homeowner should expect when payments are missed? The most important thing to know is that no matter what stage of default a homeowner is in, there is almost always a way to avoid foreclosure. That being said, the quicker a homeowner does something about the situation, the less challenging it will be to resolve. First, here's what a distressed homeowner should expect to happen when payments are missed: 30 Days Late: The lender will attempt phone contact or send a notice in the mail. 60 Days Late: The lender will attempt to make contact by phone and follow up with another letter in the mail. 90 Days Late: The lender will send a letter demanding all past due amounts within 30 days and start the foreclosure process. 120 Days or ...
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Birmingham Short Sale Agent Offers Straightforward Solutions to Avoid Foreclosure By Mike Sher, Max Broock Realtors Dated: Feb 08, 2011 Bloomfield Short Sale Realtor Releases New Report Outlining Straightforward Solutions for Homeowners Seeking to Avoid Foreclosure . www.ShortSaleOaklandCounty.com  Services; Bloomfield, Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Rochester, West Bloomfield and Troy. Online report outlines lender participation and government programs for homeowners struggling to make mortgage payments in Oakland County MI Bloomfield Hills, MI , February 8th, 2011 - Local CDPE-designated agent, Mike Sher of Max Broock Realtors, has developed a website report providing information regarding the availability of lender and government programs to avoid foreclosure, including the Home Affordab...
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Now who could pass up a model train set up in a back yard?   Hundreds of feet of track, dozens of buildings and all the towns people to go with it. Take a tour of the set up with me and see how similar it is to staging.   Bloomfield Twp Railway Garden Tour  This caught my attention in the local free newspaper that delivered to all residences in many cities.  I love it for a quick review of what's going on. My husband and I thought it was such an interesting thing to do, on a July (hot & muggy) Sunday morning, and we could walk to it and enjoy a few minutes. To our surprise the few minutes turned into about an hour or more. It similar to  going into a Sunday Realtor Open House thinking that you'll have a quick walk through and then actually looking through every room, crook and cranny th...
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By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Texana Bank)
Our complex had an informational meeting the other night about amending our by-laws and other paperwork to keep our homeowners association FHA approved, some of the owners were actually against it.  I have been speaking with a few neighbors since this came up and here was their problem (keep in mind I was furious when I started hearing this), they thought it may attract buyers that were less than desirable due to the lower down payment required by FHA and if there were any special assessments they may not be able to afford them and eventually end up in bankruptcy or foreclosure.  My blood began to boil and I vented my frustration towards the people making these ridiculous assumptions with the following facts: 1. If they ever have a problem selling their homes because approved FHA buyers...
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By Jason Rose, www.123ConEd.com
(123 ConEd LLC -- Michigan real estate continuing education)
Here is another example of a recent legal case involving mortgage fraud. I try to post case summaries in order to provide timely updates to real estate professionals on important issues. On Thursday, January 21, 20101, Bonnie Helt (real estate agent) and Dennis G. Sartain (accountant) plead guilty to conspiring to commit mortgage fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice. Mr. Sartain, the accountant for co-defendant Thomas Parenteau (home builder), plead guilty to one count of conspiring to defraud the United States by impeding and impairing the IRS, one count of conspiring to commit money laundering and one count of conspiring to obstruct justice. Ms. Helt, a real estate agent for co-defendant Mr. Parenteau, plead guilty to one count of conspiring to commit bank and wire fraud...
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By Virginia Tatseos
(Stage-Show-Sell)
I realize that many of you warm climate stagers don't understand the challenges that we go through.  Yes I do know that you are having a cold snap.  Gee what is it this week 60 degrees :-) Last weekend we de-staged a home, during a snow storm, in Madison Heights.  That means getting the supplies damp, slipping and sliding on the ice walks and driveways.  Try loading your car when there is no purchase for your shoes on the ground.   Right after that we had to stage another vacant in Royal Oak. Understand how complicated it is  by understanding that vacant house have to be winterized.  That means turning off the water and putting anti-freeze in all the pipes and TOILETS.  We women have to know where the nearest fast food restaurant, with facilities, is.   There are no utilities when the h...
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By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Real Estate One)
 So many people want to buy Oakland County foreclosures in Michigan.  So I thought I would let you know what is going on in Oakland County MI.  In the last 60 days there have been 1006 Oakland County foreclosures that have sold.  58% of the Oakland County MI foreclosures are priced under $100,000 81% of the Oakland County MI foreclosures are price under $200,000 So just like Wayne County foreclosures there are not many foreclosures in the upper price ranges.  Sure under 100,000 there are quite a few but as you go up in the higher price ranges they start dropping off dramatically. Just to give you a litte more info............ 95 of the 646 Oakland County foreclosures under $100,000 are in the City of Pontiac.   Oakland County foreclosures & Price Statistics Range Name Price Range Number...
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By Virginia Tatseos
(Stage-Show-Sell)
I know that you all think that I'm making this stuff up.  No way.  This is an actual estate that I've been working on. The family loved living with wallpaper and saw no need to change it. The home is now neutral, warm and inviting Yes the closet was wallpapered ♠ Wallpaper is gone and hardwood floors exposed The closet paper matched the walls of the master bedroom This is the same room.  The paper is done and the hardwood floors exposed.   I can't tell you what a pleasure it has been to work on this home and make this transformation. ♠ Two months of preparation including the estate sale. Please vist my posts on the kitchen transformation Changing the Family Room The laundry room transformation Bathroom♠  
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We all know that all our president has to do is create a rule or say there is an emergency and it's done. Look at the swine flu.  He said there was a epidimec and 'pow' two weeks later is was gone. Let's get him to impose a rule on wall paper.  The glue must self destruct after 5 years. The wall paper should just vaporize. Wouldn't that make our lives just a bit easier?       Kitchen Before   After Stage-Show-Sell, LLC crew attacked the offending paper Breakfast room and Butler's pantry after.       I love what I do.   No Where Else Could I Make Such a Change.      
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By Virginia Tatseos
(Stage-Show-Sell)
Old ceiling post  I realize that I'm miking this project into several posts :-) There is no way that I'm going to work my heart and soul out for two months and put up one set of before and after pictures.     This was one of the ugliest bathrooms that I've ever seen.  The wall paper itself was bad.  The shutters, yellow tiles and yellow sinks added to the eye strain. I love the flower toilet seat   I was expecting mold under the paper since it was a damp room and the shutters allowed no light.  It was a surprise to find good walls underneath   The double sink was replaced with a sink sink and a marble looking counter top Th medicine cabinet and and light fixture had to stay for economy purposes. We used the same mirror and framed it. I have a wonderful crew.  Wall paper strippers, paint...
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By Virginia Tatseos
(Stage-Show-Sell)
almost a year ago I wrote a blog about taking it all off and how the extra details mean a lot.   Right now I'm working on two estate and the same time.  This has really been a challenge.   One is a nice little condo in Royal Oak that has been on the market for 2 years.  Other units have been slowly selling around it and this one has stayed on the market. The realtor brought me in thinking that I could do some magic. The first thing that struck me was the front door knocker.   Being a condo we needed to stay in the same theme as everyone else so I made a great change with a little polish. This is what it looked like the first day.   And then the next day.   Do you think this will make a difference?   The 2nd Estate is in Bloomfield Township.  It was built in 1963 and has had very few upd...
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As buyer's agent we need to know the answers to the Home buyer tax credit Frequently Asked Questions.  It is very embarrassing if your buyer knows more about the changes in your profession then you do.  Please see the below NAR FAQ Sheet for the Home buyer Tax Credit Changes.  READ it NOW!!!  I assure you in today's instant messaging world, your buyer knows about these changes 10 seconds after they happen.   Happy house hunting. Mike Sher, Max Broock, Bloomfield/Birmingham Michigan (248) 644-4700 x242, mike@mikerealtor.com  
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To all of my loyal Blog Readers and to those who just want to know where I am. I have accepted the position as the newest Associate Broker at Max Broock Realtors in Bloomfield Hill. Please feel free to contact me there for any of your Real Estate questions or needs. My new contact information is below. Mike Sher                                                                      Office: (248) 644-4700x242   Fax :(248) 499-10204120 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302E-mail: mike@mikerealtor.com             Blog/Profile: http://activerain.com/mikerealtor  Web: www.mikerealtor.com                    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikesher  CDPE: http://hosted.cdpe.com/MikeRealtor/  
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By Virginia Tatseos
(Stage-Show-Sell)
Once a month I meet with a networking group. Today I wanted to get a little more visual On the Art of Staging. This is what I looked like when I stood in line waiting for the doors to open.   Can you believe no one spoke to me while we were waiting for the doors to open. Not only that................. No One talked to me during the open networking part of the meeting. TTL, they didn't kick me out for being a vagrant. I started my talk (two minutes) with "Well ladies and gentlemen NO ONE spoke to me during the networking time"   Was that because I didn't look what you expected.  My dress (house) was not internet ready. This is what many homes look like on the Internet because they are not staged. I took the hat off and said "There is nothing wrong with this hat"   It just doesn't look go...
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By WCR Birmingham Bloomfield
(Women's Council of REALTORS)
 WCR Birmingham-Bloomfield Chapter Presents The Luxury Home Institute Maximize Your Success in the Upper Tier Residential Market Join us in discovering the latest information and newest trends in the Luxury Residential Market.  Gain expert knowledge, tips and insight from some of the industries top Luxury Home Professionals!   Tuesday, April 8th  11 am to 1 pm  Lunch will be provided     The Iroquois Club   43248 Woodward Avenue  Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302  Click Here for Directions    WCR Members $20 - Non-Members $30 RSVP to Lisa Brown by April 7thEmail lisa_brown@gmacm.comDirect                    (248)273-0731 All are welcome Those who have already rsvp'd - we look forward to seeing you there! This event is sponsored by: Susie Moceri Associate Broker    http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001dV...
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By Virginia Tatseos
(Stage-Show-Sell)
Traditionally New Years Day I turn up the radio and listen to the Christmas music and say good bye to my decorations.This is my dining room buffet and all of my decorations.Simple and enjoyableWhen my mother passed a few years ago, the family divided up her village set.I have Victoria Station and a few other pieces that are special to me      As you can tell it's a little cluttered and not 'staged' at all.       This tree was purchased a few years ago at a WCR chapter auction.  I thought it was perfect with my village set.             Today they all get packed up for another year. We didn't go out last night to celebrate the coming of the New Year.  We haven't done that in about 15 years.  We stay home pop open a bottle of champagne and toast in the New Year.  This morning we woke to a ...
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