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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Last week I posted a quiz about a low clearance garage door opener and one brave soul came up with the answer.Here is a different type of garage door opener. And the question again is why and what can it mean to the home owner?  If you look at the photo of the other side of the garage below it be...
04/28/2008
 As the biggest and oldest buyer's brokerage in our market we've always taken the buyer's side in home inspection issues.In general we look first to the negotiation and expectations based on the seller's presentation of the home.We expect the home to be in a certain condition if it is a foreclosu...
04/26/2008
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 I don't like to be negative about about other people's homes. A person's home is their castle and all.So I will just call this home we saw today "funny".It isn't on the market, I'm just showing two other homes in the area and we drove past it. Or from a different angle in case you thought I was ...
04/26/2008
I just received the following email:"Dear Valued Realtor:Recently, Centex Homes announced it will wind down its operations in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.  Our decision was based on an assessment of the long-term opportunities for our company in this market.  This letter provides you with infor...
04/25/2008
  Link to Youtube videos on assessments The link above takes you to three different videos where the new assessments are explained. Two of them are from local real estate associate broker kathy Toth's team. (Thank you Kathy)It is facinating that we have resources like this in Ann Arbor. These are...
04/25/2008
 I just saw this article in the Milan paper by Edward Freundl.The article discusses what a homeowner should do if they are getting behind in payments.The article seperates foreclosures into two catagories: Tax and MortgageTax foreclosures are easier to would through because the decisions are loca...
04/25/2008
The Detroit News / Free Press ran an interesting article on Monday about a couple companies who have set up systems to help builders sell their inventory.These companies purchase the new home buyer's old house.This is the kind of arrangement where you really want to look closely and find out wher...
04/25/2008
 Here is a challenge for home buyers, real estate agents and home inspectors. I've posted a photo below of a side rail from a garage door. This rail tells you something about the garage that is unique. I would guess only 1 in 20 doors is like this. And it could be a problem for some home buyers.S...
04/24/2008
 Over the many years that I've been representing buyers I've made a bunch of friends and been introduced to a bunch of very nice people.There is a phrase that I heard from my wife back when she was in real estate and I was still in engineering, "buyers are liars". It is lucky for me that those bu...
04/24/2008
Back in 2006 I posted a couple pictures of a house being moved from Washington Street downtown to Pontiac Trail near Barton. House being moved blog post Last night I was downtown and I noticed the big crane on the lot where the house had been. I thought it made an interesting picture showing the...
04/20/2008
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