15

Jun

For First Time Buyers
For First Time Buyers

  Congratulations, you decided to buy your first home!  This is an exciting time, but it can get overwhelming if you let the little details get you down.  Don’t let that happen.  Allow yourself to enjoy this experience since most READ MORE

01

Jun

Inside the Mind of a First Time Buyer

I enjoy working with first-time buyers, but I’ve found they can take a  bit longer to decide on a property and make an offer than a more experienced buyer.  I wonder why.  Here are my (uneducated) guesses:   Fear of the READ MORE

30

May

8 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR
8 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR

  If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you’ve probably considered doing it yourself.  Why get a REALTOR® involved, right?  After all, you’ve probably already bought or sold a house before.  Like most people,  you think that doing READ MORE

30

May

What is a Buyer’s Agent?
What is a Buyer’s Agent?

Did you know that when you call the agent listed on the sign in front of a property you might want to purchase, that agent may not be looking out for your best interest? In a real estate transaction, there READ MORE

05

May

5 Things To Do Before Selling Your Home

  Here are five surprising low- to no-cost suggestions for homeowners who are considering putting their home on the market.   It doesn’t take much to put your home in its best light, and taking care of a  few things READ MORE

25

Apr

How Do HOAs Work?
How Do HOAs Work?

  When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar planned neighborhoods.  The idea is to keep common areas clean and maintained, and READ MORE

15

Apr

Three Ways to Ease Your Fears About Making a Move

With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. This can be a real problem, but if you READ MORE

01

Apr

Hey, check out the latest issue of my monthly newsletter (plus a great recipe for Vanilla Grape and Apple Salad)!   Having trouble reading it?  Click HERE to view a PDF version.      

16

Aug

What is a Site Condominium?

A recent trend in developing a subdivision in Michigan is to establish a Site Condominium for the development.  This can be confusing to buyers – who owns the land under the house?  Why does a homeowner have to pay a READ MORE

23

Jun

In our current Southeast Michigan market, REO properties  and foreclosures are still available to purchase, although we’re not seeing the same volume as a few years ago.   REO sales could include HUD properties, Freddie Mac/Homesteps, Fannie Mae/Homepath, and other lender-owned READ MORE

11

Jun

As I was channel-surfing recently, I found a show on HGTV featuring a couple house-hunting for a tiny little house.  On purpose.   The program focused on people choosing to adopt the Tiny House Movement by taking up less space on READ MORE

02

Jun

I’m happy to announce that I’ve joined Key Realty One in Monroe, Michigan as of May 1, 2015!   I’m very excited and proud to call Key Realty One my new home.  Key Realty is a newer company that has READ MORE