Troy, MI Real Estate News

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Large cities are attractive to dumpster divers, looking for hidden treasure in dumpsters and trash bins.  While dumpster diving is not a crime, and may not be seen a any kind of threat, it does create some concern.  Dumpster diving can be dangerous, divers can be injured and property owners or dumpster rental companies can be held liable.  Another great concern is identity theft.  While most people think the idea of going through peoples' garbage is disgusting, to an identity thief the reward is worth doing the dirty work for.  The average victim is worth over $30,000.   The scary part is dumpster diving is not a crime if the trash is left in a public place.  If it is out on the curb, anyone can pick it up and carry it away.  Public dumpsters like those by apartment buildings are not of...
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By James Iodice, Associate Broker, Selling Homes and Offices
(Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel)
  Salon Ownership - What are the costs? Starting or buying a Solon, how does pricing compare? There are a lot of questions and considerations when starting any business, but there are some specifics that need to be considered when owning or starting a Salon Business. Following are some considerations to think about when planning your own business. What is your plan? Are you looking to open a Salon  or a hair cut shop. Either can be a lucrative business choice, but each will require a different look, set of equipment, and client base. What does it cost to launch  a New Business and a New Location? Let's take a look at a business with approximately 1,500 square feet, 3-5 cutting stations, 1-2 wash stations, and support services. The Metro Detroit area is providing some good deals for ret...
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By Carlo Gobba, "A HouseSold Name!"
(eXp Realty)
There seem to be alot of foreclosure opprtunities for purchase out there especially in the Royal Oak and Troy Michigan areas of Oakland County. What are the top 3 to 4 things you look for in a foreclosure purchase opportunity? Do you want to be in Troy or near Somerset mall? Various bank owned foreclosure opportunities have recently popped up in Troy. These homes boast a strong central location, solid bones, minimal turn over and a solid neighborhoods. There are also various homes that are "Pre-foreclosures" that may be in even better condition than after the acquisition by the bank. You may only pay a few percentage points more than that of a foreclosure. These homes normally represent less work initially to make them livable. Forclosures have sold on average of 50-60% of what they wer...
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                 Staging has taken a new turn in my Carreer.  I'm now an orchestrator.          This condo is in Troy Michigan.  It's an estate with no heirs in the area to pitch in.                                              Virtual Tour of the Staging to the Extreme   Her crewsClean - Pitch - Estate Sale - Donate - Clean Again- Paint and StageExterior Before            AfterBeforeAfter                                                                Before                                                                     Bathroom After                                                             Stage-Show-Sell.com                                              Staging with the hlep ofMarianne Sweet, ASP
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By Cathy Tishhouse, Royal Oak Real Estate
(RE/MAX Showcase Homes)
                                                                           Live & Learn in Troy - Sunday, October 14, 2007The entire Troy community will be opening its doors to prospective residents to showcase what a great place Troy is to live, learn and raise a family.  Live and Learn in Troy is a partnership with the City of Troy, the Troy School District and the real estate and business communities.  Doors will be open from 1:15 - 5:00 PM.  Celebrated as the safest city in Michigan, the event will provide an overview of the award-winning services in the community of Troy including its nationally recognized schools, parks, police and library services.    Events include:Meet with City and School Officials 1:15 - 3:30 p.m.Troy Community Center3179 Livernois (just north of Big Beaver R...
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By James Iodice, Associate Broker, Selling Homes and Offices
(Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel)
At first glance, this title conjures up vision of the popular business book of a similar name, or the movie Wall Street. For many our industry is seen to be full of "sharks". Well, 99.5% of this post has nothing to do with neither sales nor real estate. For those who want a connection skip to the end where I will tie the .5%. Some years ago I was presented a cool opportunity. While honeymooning with my wife in Bora Bora, we ventured out on a "Shark Feeding Snorkel Tour".  We thought, "This will be great! Hop in a boat, go watch some reef shark feeding, then off for a little snorkeling in the lagoon." All excited, gear in hand the boat shuttles out to the first stop.  No sooner did the engines stop then the first fin comes cutting through the water in front of the boat. The first mate ho...
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By Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
(Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel)
There are currently 637 single family homes on the market in Troy. For the 637 listings: Average List Price $324,171.00 Median List Price $279,900.00 Highest List Price $1,500,000.00 Lowest List Price $92,500.00 Average Market Time 127 Since January 1, of 2007, 212 homes have gone pending or sold. The average total days on market was 135.16. Pending Listings: 63 Average List: $312,896 Average List $/Sq Ft: 134.11 Average Market Time: 132.83 Sold Listings: 149 Average Sale:$282,556 Average Sale $/Sq Ft: 125.82 Average Market Time: 136.15 If you are looking for a home in Troy, two you might want to consider are: 1826Latimer.com and 4058Colonial.com Technorati Tags: troy mi real estate, troy mi homes for sale, troy mi real estate market, troy mi home salesThis market report appears courtes...
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By Robert Zalewski
(RE/MAX Partners)
What's your goal?   by Robert Zalewski, Realtor Mortgage interest rates are at very favorable levels for buyers averaging around 6.25% for buyers with no credit problems. With the buying season in full swing, sellers should consider how they want to position themselves in the market. Setting a goal for the sale of a property may make the seller¹s strategy easier. Sellers of property need to decide if they would like to sell at prevailing market prices, or if they want to spend time marketing the property in an attempt to get a buyer willing to pay more than prevailing prices. Sellers may want to start by taking a good look at their property to identify small repairs that may affect the value of the property. This is important because some buyers will have the home inspected by a private...
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By James Iodice, Associate Broker, Selling Homes and Offices
(Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel)
Big Mistake #4 - No Representation. You will find nothing more frustrating and unproductive than driving around aimlessly, calling every sign you see. This is also a sure-fire way to end up paying more for your lease. There are more signs up in front of properties than in the past 10 years. Without a clear understanding of which properties have the right space for your needs, you will spend countless hours driving around making cold calls and hoping for a callback. If you do get a callback, what questions do you ask for your specific need? How will the answers compare to your business model and the market? Big Mistake # 3 - Trying to manage the project yourself with multiple brokers. Just getting the information (see Big Mistake #4) is hard enough. Herding cats would be easier than tryi...
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By Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
(Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel)
Troy, Michigan Real Estate and City InformationAbout TroyTroy has a solid economic base as it is home to many corporate headquarters and it is home to the state's premier shopping mall, the Somerset Collection. Troy is able to offer some of the finest municipal programs in the metro Detroit area. The city's community center has recently been renovated with fitness and meeting facilities. The city boasts a strong parks and rec program with award winning sports programs.  The aquatic center features tube slides, a waterfall and a sandy beach. Troy has a library and two public golf courses.Begin your search for a home in Troy here, or call Dmitry & Maureen for personal assistance at 248-961-0801.  You may also want to take a look at our recent postings about the Troy, Michigan real estate ...
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