Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home – Part 5

This is the fifth and final post in a series called Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home. See Buyer Mistake #4 here. Buyer Home Search Mistake #5: Assuming all sellers are desperate to sell their homes You’d think that if someone has placed their home on the market for sale that […]

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Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home – Part 4

This is the fourth post in a series called Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home. See Buyer Mistake #3 here. Buyer Home Search Mistake #4: Exclusively Searching Foreclosures Because You Assume They Are The Best Deals When the market first dropped foreclosures were most often the best deals because home owners […]

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Percentage of Distressed Properties in West Oakland County

It seems there is a lessening supply of distressed properties in local markets, so when Loren Sanders of Carlsbad California asked me via twitter what the percentage of short sales were in my market, I thought it might be interesting to display the answer in graph form and post it here. I considered stats from: […]

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Handyman Specials Poised to Come Back in Vogue

I was showing houses this weekend to a buyer and he asked, “Is there a category where you can search fixer uppers?” It’s been a while since I’ve heard that term used. When buyers ask for foreclosures or to look at short sales, if they’re not investors, they’re typically looking for a great deal with […]

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Uniform Guidelines Coming for Short Sales

The following video is information released by the National Association of Realtors® for Realtors: Forty percent of mortgages are under water and will not be able to sell their home for enough money to cover their mortgage. As a result many homeowners are choosing to short sell their property. A short sale is a transaction […]

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