Category: Real Estate

HIDDEN CAMERAS and home showings

You’ve heard of the “nanny cam,” but you may not have heard of the “showing candid camera.” If you haven’t, that probably means that your showing conversations are not upsetting your sellers, because if they were, you’d be out the door and never know what hit you. According to a Bankrate.com survey of sellers active […]

June 2, 2016 | 1 Comment More

RECORD HIGH ASKING PRICES hit the market

Homeowners are feeling good. Really good. In fact, homeowners looking to sell this summer are feeling so good about their home values that they are setting records when it comes to just how expensive they think their properties should be. According to May data from realtor.com, the past three months show higher asking prices on […]

May 31, 2016 | More

TOUGH TRUTH about the CREDIT CRUNCH

If you’ve been considering buying a home using a traditional 30- or 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, then you’ve probably got credit scores on the brain. And, if you’re like most potential homebuyers, you probably also are dealing with a major misconception about the home buying process: namely, that the “Credit Crunch” is likely to prevent you […]

May 30, 2016 | 1 Comment More

is there a MIDWESTERN REAL ESTATE BOOM?

When you think of Midwestern real estate, you probably think of “bread-and-butter” properties that make great additions to rental portfolios, but you likely don’t think of a market heating up to rival other boiling markets across the country. However, according to some analysts, that is exactly what is happening in northern Michigan, where, they say, […]

May 25, 2016 | More

NEW FORECLOSURE MILESTONE in today’s market

The nation’s foreclosure inventory is falling fast, and it’s presently the lowest it has been in 2007 according to CoreLogic. With nationwide foreclosures decreasing over the past 12 months from 42,000 in March 2015 to 36,000 in March 2016, that’s a full 67 percent decrease from the peak of the foreclosure inventory in September 2010. […]

May 24, 2016 | 3 Comments More