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  I was helping a home buyer evaluate a home this week and I noticed that there was a basement wall that had been built with steel studs. This is not unusual and certainly many if not most commercial buildings are built with steel studs. What was notable was that the wiring in the wall was just d...
05/11/2008
  I generally don't have a lof of enthusiasm about the holidays that seem to be so heavily promoted by the greating card companies. Bose's day, secretary's day, neighbor down the street day... But Mother's day is a bit different for me. I have a great mother who is still sharp and engaged. And I ...
05/11/2008
 For the last six years of so Southeast Michigan Ash trees have suffered terribly from the Emerald Ash Borer bug.Some local neighborhoods have had their trees devistated.So ther question is... how many have survived?Our agent Laura Degiovanni has two in her yard that are alive. One that is very y...
05/08/2008
 Certainly there are many real estate licensees who are leaving or have already left the business because of the market downturn.But, I was especially saddened to find out recently that our local Board of REALTORs had to lay off a long time administrative person.Nancy had been answering the phone...
05/08/2008
 Monday night on May 12th from 7:00 to 8:30 we will have another of our home buying classes.The focus is on putting togehter a well planned, well researched home purchase.This class is a lot of nuts and bolts down and dirty information about the four stages of home buying. The class and materials...
05/08/2008
The Detroit News published an article today discussing the possible rebound of the housing market in Detroit. The article is interesting but some of the numbers are actually amazing.For example; there were more foreclosure transactions in Detroit in April than there were non-foreclosure transact...
05/07/2008
Sometimes we see newspaper writers who will go out of their way to paint a rosey picture of the marketplace, usually in papers that receive a significant amount of their income from Advertising.In this case the Free Press seemed to be relatively objective.Note especially the quote:"There is abso...
05/04/2008
 One of the services we offer our home buying clients is helping them optimize their loan package.Often we can save a buyer multiple thousands of dollars at closing compared to either the lender they come in with or the national surveyed averages.But beware, loan shopping takes some skill.Here ar...
04/30/2008
 I've been hosting websites with Godaddy going back about seven or eight years now. I often found it annoying that they would send me emails and actual letters and postcards with offers of discounts of one kind or another. I just can't spend my time collecting that stuff.The better solution is fa...
04/30/2008
 Since we are actively looking out for the buyer's best interest we often come across situations where we need more informatioin than an inspector is able to tell us. We need a structural engineer.We've now had excellent reviews from a number of clients on James Standen of Standen Engineering.htt...
04/29/2008
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Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers Agent
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Insights on home buying in the Ann Arbor Michigan area, including Saline, Plymouth, Canton, Chelsea, Dexter, Brighton, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Howell, and Whitmore Lake