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Orion Oaks County Park Offers Something for Almost Everybody Orion Oaks County Parkcovers more than 916 acres in Lake Orion Michigan with entrances off Clarkston Rd, Baldwin Rd and Joslyn Rd. Orion Oaks boasts 10 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, 90 acre Lake Sixteen for fishing or ...
01/12/2012
4014 Sunfish, Lapeer MI on all sports Lake Nepessing, minutes from I-69. Better than new custom home. Attractively priced at $515,000. Approx. 4200 sq. ft. of living space, 150 ft of water frontage on 414 acre all sports Lake Nepessing. Move in condition. Jackie Hawley Keller Williams Realty Cel...
01/11/2012
Writing an Offer on a Lake Orion Michigan Home Unless you're a cash buyer, our standard purchase agreement contains a financing contingency. Even if you are pre-qualified you need this contingency to protect yourself. If your financial situation changes after writing the offer (such as job loss) ...
01/10/2012
Clarkston MI Home Buyer- "Highest" and "Best" Are Not Synonyms True story: A friend of mine, who is also a Realtor, wrote an offer on a house for herself. The house is a short sale, and my friend made a fair offer. The listing agent called to tell my friend that there were other offers, and hers ...
01/08/2012
Clarkston Michigan Home Buyer- How to Calculate Your New Property Taxes Right now in Clarkston Michigan many houses are assessed higher than their true market value. Many home buyers are under the false assumption that they will only be stuck with that tax for the first year. That the new assessm...
01/08/2012
Am I Overpaying? Is the listing overpriced? What is the house worth? All questions, or variations of questions, most buyers ask when buying a house in Lake Orion, MI. They are valid questions with not easy or pat answer. The value of the home depends on your point of view. Webster defines "value"...
01/07/2012
Lake Orion Michigan Foreclosure Listings Are NOT Available For Sale BEFORE Hitting The MLS I am asked multiple times a week if I can let someone know about Lake Orion MI foreclosure listings before they hit the market. When I say "there is no way" I am then often asked about RealtyTrac. RealtyTra...
01/07/2012
Making an Offer on a Lake Orion Michigan Short Sale Listing? The Asking Price Means Nothing! First a quick run down about how the short sale process works. Owner lists a house with a real estate agent. The owner owes more on the house than he can sell it for and is either unable or unwilling to b...
01/07/2012
I want to start out by stating this post IS NOT for the potential Lake Orion short sale seller. Short sales, and what I like to call a normal sale, are 2 completely different animals. Most Clarkston MI short sale sellers NEED to sell and are upside down on their mortgage. The regular seller may o...
01/07/2012
Clarkston MI Home Sales Are Up- AGAIN!! 2011 home sales in Clarkston MI were up in units, average sales price and total dollar volume from 2010. And 2010 was better than 2009. Is this a trend? Will 2012 be a better year than 2011? If you were waiting until the market hit rock bottom to buy, you m...
01/06/2012
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