Sunday, January 18, 2009

Repairs That Help Sell Your Home

Most sellers know of some repairs that need to be made to their home, and a lot of sellers have many items on that list, but not all repairs are equal or, rather, not all home improvements rank high in the buyer’s mind.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Hot Market: Michigan Market Not Just About Auto Industry

I know this isn't refering to the Gladwin Area. However, it's happening in Ann Arbor. This should also be good for us up here in the north.  If there are new jobs in Ann Arbor and people are still doing well in Ann Arbor, then that could also mean that people will continue to buy vacation homes, up here in the north! Granted, that some of these are foreclosure sales, but others aren't.

Ann Arbor, Michigan's market has begun the swing toward normalcy as foreclosures are driving up pending sales statistics, according to the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors. Sales have continued to drop, but pendings (the houses that have contracts, but not yet settled) have surpassed year over year numbers for the last five months.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

9 Housing-Market Head Winds for 2009

By Luke Mullins, Dec 19th, 2008

With home prices having dropped a painful 21 percent from their 2006 peaks, property owners everywhere could use a splash of good news in their New Year's Eve cocktails. But as a nasty recession is now part of the picture, the chances of an aggressive housing market rebound next year are dim. "A lasting recovery in the housing market?" says Mike Larson, a real estate analyst at Weiss Research. "I don't see it in the cards until the back end of the year—if that."

Read the Article on Yahoo News...