All Things Real Estate in N Oakland and Lapeer Counties

Online Home Buyer Reports

To enhance your buying and selling experience, it’s our job as real estate professionals to provide you with as much valuable information as possible. It is essential that the buyer or seller be aware of all aspects of the real estate market before making a major decision. Whether it be through newsletters, checklists or news articles, we are here to make this process stress-free and rewarding. Please access our free reports today!

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Avoid Home Buying Mistakes
10 things to remove the trauma from home buying
Update home with fashion plumbing
Article from Lowes. See how easy and reasonably priced some updates can be.
Is the appraisal for your protection?
The appraisal may be a requirement to get the mortgage, but in no way does the appraisal reflect true market value nor does the appraiser work for you or look out for your best interests
Tips on removing wallpaper
Is the house you're interested in chock full of nasty wallpaper? See what's involved in converting a prospect into the home of your dreams.
Short Sales- What to Expect- The Buyer Perspective
Short sale listings aren't for eveyone. First, before we start looking at houses, we need to determine if a short sale listing will even work for you. And if you decide it does, you then need to decide if you are willing to deal with the headaches and unknowns involved with short sale listings. Then I will know whether to inlude or exclude them from your home searches.
Choosing the right interior paint
Most home buyers paint prior to moving in. This way it's fresh, to your taste, and much easier to do without furniture. Tips to help you avoid any regrets with your paint purchase.
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Buying a "Normal" Home Listing - Not a Short Sale or Foreclosure

Since non-distressed sales make up about half of all sales in North Oakland and Lapeer Counties, below are the 5 most recent blog posts I wrote about buying "normal" or non-distressed home listings (not short sales or foreclosures) in Oakland County MI. For a complete list please go to my buyer blog at and click on the "buying NON distressed homes" category. Or simply click on this link for posts covering topics such as the purpose of the home inspection, what is an earnest money deposit, why you need title insurance, what are seller concessions, etc.

My buyer blog at is a pretty complete resource for all aspects of purchasing a home in Oakland County Michigan with articles covering how to write an offer, the home buying process, how to figure your new taxes after purchase, market conditions for various areas including my predictions about future market conditions. And of course it is a pretty complete resource for all that is involved in buying a short sale or foreclosure listing.

Jackie Hawley

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