July, 2016 & Q2 Real Estate Market Update

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While overall 2nd Quarter market activity was up slightly in most markets and down slightly in a few, values as measured in “Price per Square Foot” ($/SF) were up in all Southeast Michigan markets,...
4 Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper

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So you’ve set your sights on a home that, to put it mildly, needs a little repair work. The stairs are creaky, and you’ve noticed a leak (or three). Still, your mind is made up. What’s a love-struck home...
June, 2016 Real Estate Market Recap

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Many consumers are questioning, “Where are we in our housing recovery? At the middle? End? Or are we even heading towards another bubble?” Let’s take the “bubble” question first.
What Is a Short Sale? The Long & Short Of It

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What is a short sale? Let’s break it down. Say you’re selling your home; however, the offer you get is so low, it won’t cover the total amount you owe on your mortgage. But you need to unload it, so...
May, 2016 Real Estate Market Update

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Homeowners in SE Michigan have more jobs, money, and equity in their homes than they have had in 10 years, and many who had been financially locked into homes which no longer suited their needs, are now free...
March, 2016 Real Estate Market Update

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​Another month of mild winter weather has helped boost both the number of homes sold, as well as the number of new listings entering the market. For the under $250,000 price ranges, the homes sales have...