Rochester, MI Real Estate News

By inboundREM Market Updates
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6 Hidden Gems in RochesterThere are many beautiful spots, both locals and tourists should try out for themselves. Our list of the six best well-kept day tour destinations is the perfect getaway for couples and families alike.1. Meadow Brook HallMeadow Broke is a historic home built by automotive industry leader, Matilda Dodge Wilson. The landmark structure was constructed between 1926 and 1929, amounting to a total cost of 4 million dollars at the time. The mansion has a beautiful Tudor-revival architecture with beautiful brick exteriors that match the well maintained gardens. A truly picture-perfect place to visit, make sure to bring your camera.Check out our original blog post at https://ethos-realestate.com/2. Oakland University Art Gallery (OUAG)The Oakland University Art Gallery is...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
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Cost of LivingCost of living is the total budget that families and individuals would need in order to maintain a certain quality of living in a particular area. Families who plan to move into a new city will want to consider the costs of living in the community. The city of Rochester can be quite expensive with transportation and real estate expenses increasing the overall amount. Families who are looking to buy a home in the city will have to buy properties that are higher than the state and national average.Check out the original blog post at https://ethos-realestate.com/. Rochester, Michigan Cost of Living IndexThe Cost of Living Index provides a comparison between various factors affecting the cost of living in Rochester, Michigan and the country. The national average is scored at a...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
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Stoney Creek, Rochester, MI Neighborhood Information and Market ReportStoney Creek, Rochester neighborhoodStoney Creek is a large district in the northeastern part of Rochester, MI. The area features several residential neighborhoods and communities, developed commercial areas, and a large nature park. Residential subdivisions in the community are mostly suburban luxury neighborhoods. These neighborhoods have lovely custom-built luxury homes with multiple bedrooms, ample parking spaces, open floor designs, and beautiful yards. If you are looking for your family's dream home, then Stoney Creek has some excellent properties that are move-in ready.Homes for sale in Stoney Creek, Rochester, MI Stoney Creek, Rochester AmenitiesStoney Creek offers terrific amenities to residents in the area. ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
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Parkdale, Rochester, MI Neighborhood Information and Market ReportParkdale, Rochester neighborhoodsParkdale is a neighborhood in the eastern part of Rochester, Michigan. The neighborhood is bordered by Runyon Road, Dequindre Road, Parkdale Road, and Stony Creek Road. A suburban neighborhood with several single-family homes built during the early and mid-1900's. Properties here have varying degrees of upgrades and modifications done throughout the years. There are also some luxury homes in the area you can consider, for families looking for a larger home. If you are looking for a starter home in the City of Rochester, Parkdale has several homes available for purchase. Homes for sale in Parkdale, Rochester, MI Parkdale, Rochester AmenitiesParkdale is a convenient neighborhood to live in. ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
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Goodison Place Rochester MI Neighborhood Information and Market ReportThe Goodison Place Rochester neighborhoodsGoodison Place is one of the most beautiful suburban neighborhoods in Rochester Michigan. The subdivision is in the north of Silver Bell Rd and east of N Adams Rd. The homes in this area are all colonial in style with 4 to 6 bedrooms on average. An open floor plan provides spacious rooms which are perfect for everyday living and fashionably scaled for entertaining. The approximate price range of properties varies from $440,000 going up to $3 million for the larger ones with daylight basement and walkout access.Click here to search for properties in Goodison Place Rochester MI. Goodison Place Rochester AmenitiesGoodison Place is near Gallagher Creek Park, an upland area which i...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
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Downtown Rochester MI Neighborhood Information and Market ReportThe Downtown Rochester neighborhoodsRochester is a city north of the Detroit Metropolitan Area, in Oakland County, Michigan. The city contains three regions namely Stony Creek, The Bluffs, and Yates. The town has a total area of 3.83 square miles of land. Neighborhoods in the area are mostly urbanized commercial and business districts. Homes here are mostly apartment and condominium buildings, single-family and luxury homes. Famous landmarks within the city include Rochester Public Library, the Rochester Art Center and the Mayo Civic Center. Click here to search for properties in Downtown Rochester MI. Downtown Rochester AmenitiesThere are many amenities available in the highly urbanized area of Downtown Rochester. The city...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Good Afternoon, Just dropping by letting you know that title insurance premiums across the board will be going up …no, not just Franklin Title Agency – Every title insurance company in the state of Michigan. A brief summary of the changes are listed below: Rate Manual (residential and commercial under a million): Basic Rates for Owner’s Policies  (A) ALTA Owner’s Policies • increase the Minimum Rate by $25.00    (B) ALTA Homeowner’s Policy-Eagle Protection • increase the Minimum Rate by $26.50 Basic Rates for Loan Policies  (A) ALTA Loan Policies • increase the Minimum Rate by $17.50  (B) ALTA Expanded Coverage Residential Loan Policy-EAGLE • increase the Minimum Rate by $18.0 Our online title calculator will reflect the changes as of March 1st at: http://franklintitleagency.com/title-c...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Every morning before I start my day I listen to Darren Hardy's 'Darren Daily' Daily Mentoring on my phone via text and email where he covers a topic for 2-3 minutes to kick off your day on the right foot. Today was especially capturing for me since he was talking about the fact that it's good to be afraid in the beginning. Every entreprenuer, sales person, business owner starts off afraid. Afraid to do the unknown, try the unexpected, and spend all kinds of money investing in you and your business when you don't have the means to do so. I get it... I've was there in 2004 when starting Franklin Title Agency and again 4 years ago when starting Michigan Real Estate Masterminds. He talked about the most successful people in the world were all afraid but, had the passion and the drive to con...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello, good afternoon, and thank you for your continued support in the growth of Franklin Title Agency,As you may or may not know - We have had record breaking months every month this year since opening our doors in 2004 and we thank you for your title and closing business and your referrals. As we grow, obviously we've been hiring outstanding professionals in every department with plenty of experience and that embrace and understand the customers are family atmosphere we promote and live everyday here at Franklin.If you've been to our Downtown Rochester office lately you know that we had the entire exterior refreshed with paint and the parking lot resurfaced. It looks amazing! "6,000 square feet of fun"Finally, don't forget that we have an online title calculator and ordering system on...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
The skinny on me... who is not so skinny lol, For fifteen years I've been in the title insurance industry. We started Franklin Title Agency in 2004 based on what I had learned from the previous years as well as calling 100 Realtors, 100 Mortgage Loan Officers, and Title Insurance companies all across the state of Michigan interviewing, surveying, and reviewing what Realtors and Mortgage Loan Officers wants and needs REALLY were and are (not assuming). I also called Title Insurance companies to see what they're doing, offering, and not doing and offering. I came to the conclusion that both Realtors and Mortgage Loan Officers wanted the same things: 3 Main things to be exact: 1. More Flexibility in closing times and locations so, we created "closings literally anywhere-anytime in the sta...
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By National Realty Centers
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303 ROMEO Road, Rochester, MI Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 4 (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2267 SQUARE FEET For 24 Hour Information: 888-866-9430 ext. 303 Newer construction, 3 bedroom, brick colonial, in great location within walking distance to downtown Rochester, Paint Creek Trail and Rochester Park. This home was brilliantly designed with upper level laundry. Beautiful cherry hardwood floors throughout entry level. Crown moldings in family room and dining room. Large office could be used as office or living room. Huge master suite with custom walk in closet, extra large tub and walk in tiled shower. Finished walkout basement with full bath and theater area. Award winning Rochester Schools. Al...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
It's that time of the year again folks...   May! ...Don't miss out on all the Opportunities with 8 Masterminds luncheons across Metro Detroit including Downtown Detroit at the DAC on the 18th, the talk of golf outings (which I am a part of a few coming up if you're interested), networking mixers/happy hours (may 12th and 24th), and of course... what you've been waiting for - My birthday on the 10th! haha seriously though - This month is and was created for you in terms of connecting, branding, education, networking, and some plain ol' fun.if you do not take advantage of all the opportunities or at least one provided you're truly missing out my friend. As you may or may not know I am on the Membership and Affiliate committees for GMAR - I would love any input, advice, commentary, though...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Good Afternoon,This is a Big week for our industry ...why you ask? well, not only do we kick it off with the leap year, February 29th today giving us one more day to close deals but, tomorrow is Title Order Tuesday with your partners here at Franklin as well as Wednesday the Michigan Real Estate Masterminds will be in St Clair Shores at Gilbert's Lodge 11:30-1pm 'Real Estate By Design' Luncheon followed by Thursday at the Rochester Mills Brewery, Downtown Rochester same topic and time. This is going to be an outstanding presentation for Realtors. If you have any questions please, do not hesitate to ask.Interesting fact: Did you know that Novi, MI is the 5th hottest real estate market in the country?Coooooookies!!! Help Kiley reach her goal of 2,000 boxes sold to support "the soldiers". ...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
February is a Big and exciting month on many levels in our industry and especially this February.Mortgage Interest rates are at record lows, banks are merging here locally, and the Michigan Real Estate Masterminds are meeting 9 times this month with Rob Butler, CPA to the Real Estate stars educating Realtors on how to properly file their taxes and maximize their returns as well as all the changes that have occurred! New legislation is being passed, Presidential candidates are being chosen, and the Women's Council of Realtors 275 Corridor meets tomorrow at Schoolcraft College in Livonia at 11am as well as the WCR Lakepointe Chapter meeting at the Italian/American Cultural Center on the 16th. Mortgage and Real Estate offices are recruiting more and more and growing faster than ever before...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Less than a week left of 2015 - How do you plan to close (my favorite word) the year out strong? On that topic, how do you plan to start 2016 off strong? Do you have a plan? Systems in place? Do you have all your partners lined up? By referral partners I am talking about your team: Your business referral partners. Do you have a social media plan/campaign? Do you have a follow up campaign for after the closing table? I do not just provide quick turn times on title insurance and closings anywhere-anytime in Michigan but, I work to help our clients grow their business and be at their best from my 15 years of experience in what has worked for me and what has worked for my clients throughout the years. This is why I created the Michigan Real Estate Masterminds to bring this to my clients wit...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Most people outside of the industry do not understand what Realtors have to deal with day to day,but, I do so, I made a quick little video explaining just that - The 3 Things that Realtors have to deal with everyday with a little education included and with a few (a lot of) laughs along the way https://youtu.be/42Nb4YaptTc enjoy :) I've been in the industry now for 15 years and far too often I see folks forget to remind those around them during the holidays that they sell Real Estate and the holidays become a blur or what I call 'la la land time' where everyone shuts down and shuts off and then wonders why the start to their next year is so slow... always always always be preparing, planning, planting, and building. The holidays are the absolute perfect time for that. Have a Great Thank...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
                                                                       LIMITED TO 20 SEATS ONLY! Thursday, November 12th Joshua R Schneider will be educating us on all that Evernote can do for Realtors in terms of: - Going paperless - Never losing a contact or lead again - Streamlining tasks and reminders Also, how to: - Connect your work with the people who help you get it done. Communicate, collaborate, and share in real-time with anyone in the world without ever leaving Evernote.... - Have fast, effective meetings by presenting your work as it evolves. No need to build slides, just one click and your notes are transformed into a beautiful screen-friendly layout for listing presentations. Wine, beer, and snacks will be provided Bring your tablet or laptop Cost: $20 Location: Franklin ...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
GMAR Gives Thanks Party taking over the Hard Rock Cafe at 45 Monroe Avenue in Detroit, MI 48226 - Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. $50 per person gets you all you can eat all night and 3 drink tickets as well as prizes and giveaways - Open to ALL! ...Everyone! Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.GMARonline.com/givethanks or at the door the night of...Parking: ample free parking (with validation) at the Hard Rock Café parking garage located off Farmer between Monroe and Gratiot.Description: GMAR members, family and friends take over the Detroit Hard Rock Cafe for a night of celebration and giving thanks to those who have served our country in the armed forces. Ticket cost includes parking, appetizers, dinner, desserts, Lafayette Coney Island midnight snack, 3 ...
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By National Realty Centers
(National Realty Centers)
801 Plate Street #206, Rochester, MI Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price 1 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 627 SQUARE FEET For 24 Hour Information: 888-866-9430 ext. 801 Stunning 1 bedroom, upper level condominium in peaceful location. Updated bathroom and an excellent floor plan. Newer appliances included with sale. Additional storage space in community basement. Great location just minutes from downtown Rochester. Award winning Rochester Schools. Monthly association fee includes heat, water, garbage and pool. You must see for yourself. Follow This Home! Presented By: KERI SORENSON National Realty Centers 248-705-6550 Schedule a Showing/Request Info  
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Our Industry is always changing as we all know but, this has never been a truer statement than right now. October will change how we all operate, work together, and progress in Real Estate, mortgage, and title across the board. In the presentation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s eClosing forum, few mentions of TRID – the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule – were made after weeks of the phrase dominating conversation in the mortgage lending world. Yet the new mortgage lending process that will take place beginning Oct. 3 had a definite role in the eClosings pilot program, and in the future of mainsteam adoption for eClosings. Also, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report summarizing the findings of its eClosing pilot program. The bureau will host a for...
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