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This newspaper article (http://tinyurl.com/pw7ykgd) highlights the great news about the cottage market Up North!
Added by christopher werner on May 28, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments
I recently ran into a situation where a client of mine was solicited by a REALTOR who claimed to have a buyer for his property. The owners had listed with me for a year and we were in the process of renewing the contract. The market had improved…Continue
Added by Up North Bill on March 6, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments
A different year, a different real estate market. If you're seriously considering purchasing a new or second home in Northern Michigan in 2013, it's time to hit the reset button. The market is changing and so should your ideas about how to shop for a home.
In most areas in Northern Michigan prices are rising and the number of the most desirable homes on the market are decreasing. Last year saw the healthiest market in five years. The average sales…Continue
Added by Up North Bill on February 27, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments
It's one of those annoyingly consistent and ignored pieces of financial advice universal among professional investment advisers -- "don't try to time the market." They are usually discussing the stock market. Nevertheless, most of us hear that voice rattling in our heads when we look at our largest single financial commitment (outside of kids) -- buying and selling real estate.
Ironically, if the last real estate downturn taught us anything, it was "timing IS…Continue
Added by Up North Bill on February 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Added by Up North Bill on December 6, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments
If you want to see a REALTOR wince, tell him you have a late 60's early 70's home to sell that "might need a little updating." Why? Let me count the ways:
First, "a little updating" in this era can mean things such as "green shag carpets", orange patterned kitchen vinyl flooring and…Continue
Added by Up North Bill on June 5, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments
When the federal, first time home buyer tax credit ended in April 2011 many left the market thinking that incentives had disappeared. If you're talking up-front incentives you'd be right. But for many qualifying first time buyers and those in targeted areas in Michigan (and that includes all…Continue
Added by Up North Bill on May 5, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
We all have encountered them -- friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and strangers who "inexplicably" can't sell their home. They'll tell you it's the market, the economy, the neighborhood, stingy lenders, even the weather. And sometimes they're right. Other…Continue
Added by Up North Bill on April 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Recently our local papers began trumpeting the "sudden" rise in sales activity in the local real estate market (Regional Home Sales Jump in Feb. ) and some are wondering if this is just a patch of fair weather that brought out the optimists or if a trend may be taking shape. Were I a betting man I would say it was the latter not the former. Here's why:
1. Mortgage rates are…Continue
Added by Up North Bill on March 26, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” …Continue
Added by Up North Bill on November 1, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments