FYI: Tips For Buyers

FYI: Financing Already pre-approved for a home loan? Great! You’re going to be a very attractive buyer for motivated sellers. You made a very smart choice. These tips will help you ease through the sale process with fewer surprises. Just looking, but haven’t applied for approval yet? Most real estate agents require you to be […]

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Union Lake, Michigan

Union Lake is a 465 acre body of water located in Oakland County. The homes cozying up to it’s shoreline are coveted for year round recreational activities. Union Lake’s size and depth are ideal for fishing, skiing and boating. The winter also sees many ice skaters and fishing huts dotting it’s frozen surface. The depth […]

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HUD Home FAQs

What is HUD and what is a “HUD Home”? HUD is the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. A “HUD home” is a home owned by HUD. This happens when a homeowner with a HUD insured mortgage defaults on the payments, the lender forecloses on the home; HUD pays the lender what is owed […]

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The Art of the Deal

Recently, I was discussing a buyer who selected a Realtor based on her assertion that she “aggressively pursued the best possible price” on a home. I wondered whatever happened to the art of the deal? Sure, we all want the best price, and no one wants to feel they overpaid for their home, especially these […]

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Freedom & VA Home Loans

The Fourth of July is a day of family picnics, parades, and fireworks. We celebrate our freedom, our rights, and our very nation. None of which would be possible without the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. Thank you to all of our Active duty personnel, our Veterans, and our military families. Thank […]

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Commission-Breath: Avoid it!

Not so long ago, there was an article in Columbus Real Estate Voice about the kind of Realtor or Salesperson everyone dreads. You know, it starts with that really aggressive handshake to show you they’re in charge and then the meeting proceeds like a sales tactics class gone wrong? We’ve all been there, and wanted […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means to REALTORS!

What you want Baby, I got What you need Do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit) Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home Good REALTORS® take their responsibilities seriously, love their work, take Continuing Education classes, abide […]

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How do Real Estate Auctions Work?

This article is in recognition of National Auctioneers Day. The third Saturday of April is celebrated in recognition one of history’s oldest professions. Auctioneers recognize their day by volunteering their time and services in their communities. Selling and buying your home through an auction has been a growing trend, and many people are interested…and a […]

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Buying a Home: The First Step

Many first time homebuyers wonder how to begin. What’s the first thing they should do? Well, its the same thing any Buyer should do. Visit a Lender. Yes, really! Visit a Lender. Most real estate Buyers are so focused on the dream that they miss the first step entirely. Go to a Lender. I know, […]

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Buyer vs. Seller: Does it have to be a battle?

Buyers and Sellers want different things out of a home sale. It helps to understand both points of view when negotiating…if you can understand the other point of view, you can offer something they want in order to get something you need. Bargaining and negotiating doesn’t have to be a battle… A Real Estate Buyer […]

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