Moonbeams For Sweet Dreams @ Beaumont

Here is an update of images of many of the activities and visitors at this years Moonbeams For Sweet Dreams at Beaumont. These images were captured by many attendees on December 21, 2019. To all that provided pictures, thank you and Merry Christmas.

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Did I hear someone say they are not ready for the spirit of Christmas Yet? Buckle up! Santa, and the spirit of Christmas, is on its way. Here is a short video that will wet your appetite and eyes for the season.

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Why You Need A Buyer’s Agent

More often than not, people use a professional real estate broker/agent when they are looking to sell a home. Homeowners use an agent to sell their home because they recognize a Realtor© is an expert in their particular market. It is also wise to use their expertise when searching for a home to purchase. If you do not enter into a buyers agency agreement all Realtors that are showing you homes legally represent the seller and not you.

When deciding to look for a new home, you can do it yourself, call the real estate agent who is working for the seller; or you can hire a buyer’s agent who is working for you.
Buyer’s agents represent you and that is where their fiduciary responsibility lies. Your buyer’s agent will negotiate on your behalf. That is his/her responsibility. If you simply use the agent who has listed the house, their responsibility, by law, is to the seller.

Let me be your buyer’s agent and here are some properties worth considering. Call or text me at 248-259-4187 and let’s get started.

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Oakland County Housing Market

Housing prices are affected by many variables and one of them is supply and demand. The more people striving to buy a home, the greater the pressure on home prices. If your life allows you to acquire a house in the off season, the fall and winter, you may have an opportunity to get a “bargain”. This applies to all markets. The data used in this article is for Oakland County. The concept however applies to all housing markets and the base year used is 2000. The chart below shows the average price of homes sold in in the respective years compared to the year 2000.

The housing market in 2008 fell precipitously because of the deep recession brought about by sub-prime lending which collapsed . It took until 2016 to recover from the losses occurring in 2008 and prior. The above chart indicates the average home price in Oakland county at the end of 2018 was 20.59% higher than at the end of the year 2000. It also seems that the market has got a ways to go to catch up for the losses occurring during the crash. Subprime lending is no longer a major factor affecting home prices and the demand for housing in Oakland County has been brisk over the last several years with most economist seeing very little slow down in the rise of prices.

Most home shoppers look to buy and/or sell a home in the late spring and summer months. This is mainly driven by the fact that they have children who are in the middle of the school year and they do not want to have their children be disrupted by switching schools, leaving old friends behind and making new ones in their new location.

This presents an upside to moving in the off season. Generally there are fewer buyers in the fall and winter months driven by their children’s school year and to some degree the weather. Frostbite can be a pain when moving.:) 

One family’s constraints are often another families opportunity when it comes to buying a home. Let me help you take advantage of this if you are able to move in this off season.

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Woodward Corners Coming Soon

Woodward Corners by Beaumont is almost ready with some major tenants preparing to open, others working hard and unknown tenants sure to come as they see the beautiful development strategically located in Royal Oak at the southwest corner of 13 Mile and Woodward.  The above image is a rendering of  the stand alone grocery store, operated by Meijers, that depicts what it will look like when completed. We are told by Meijers that this facility will open next spring. 

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