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RECENT BLOG POSTS
  It is funny what you learn and when you learn it in the real estate business. As an exclusive buyer agent I've been been in thousands of homes with new or updated windows. In fact window discussions are very common for us because it does have a significant impact on the quality of living in a h...
06/16/2010
Hey Real Estate Professionals - How about we all start to use some intelligent, useful, time-saving file names for all the scanned documents we are passing back and forth these days? Here is the problem: Every day I receive documents from lenders, title companies and other agents/brokers that are...
02/26/2010
I received another call yesterday from a frustrated home buyer. This young man had been working with a real estate agent from one of the big five firms here and he really felt he wasn't getting his questions answered. He wasn't even sure he knew what questions he should be asking. He did make sur...
02/26/2010
I just read an interesting post here on Active Rain on the private "Member Only" side. It was about a real estate agent bringing in an offer from a buyer and trying to get the listing agent to respond in a professional way. This is certainly a common problem in many markets, fortunately here in A...
09/15/2009
  It is funny how much we depend on technology in the Ann Arbor real estate business these days.About an hour ago I started having problems with our MLXchange system. (That is the database of property used by the Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS.)Today the MLXchange system was crashing a lot when...
08/13/2009
Being an expert involved with the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (naeba.org) has given me some interesting national exposure. A month or so ago I spoke Jay MacDonald of Bankrate.com about the exagerations we see in the listing information. As the Ann Arbor company who represents ...
08/08/2009
As an Exclusive Buyer's Agent office we show a lot of property. And, we get opinionated. And, this month I seem to be running into a lot of listing agents who are happy to tell me over the phone what a wonderful large or deep lot their listing has, but then they are too lazy to provide: 1. A copy...
07/09/2009
I've posted before about the concern with poison drywall from China. It is a big problem in Florida and a number of other states. The Consumer Product Safety Commission now has a website devoted to the topic here: Drywall Information Center And it looks like there have not been problems reported ...
06/03/2009
 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN January 19 -- An Ann Arbor real estate Buyer's Agency released data on their 2008 purchases today. The Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor reported that their average savings figures are up 39% to $22,777 per purchase compared to 2007 levels. Unlike traditional real estate compan...
06/03/2009
  It sounds like some incoming physicians doing their residency here have been receiving bad information about available mortgage options The mortgage market has changed dramatically over the last two years. There are now only about a half dozen zero downpayment mortgage options now where two yea...
04/16/2009
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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