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Our own University of Michigan did it again.Money Magazine Rates University of Michigan Number One!Money routinely rates our big Ann Arbor University highly, but this year we hit the top! Money bases their evaluation on three criteria:1. Affordability – Michigan is for in-state students is priced...
05/25/2022
 What is a conforming loan? A conforming loan is a loan that meets the requirements of the secondary market for loans. (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, etc.) By conforming to a set of national standards, loans can be approved much faster, and the loan pricing for consumers can be lower. There is a loan ...
05/03/2022
It turns out that our own Ann Arbor District Library has a great collection of historic aerial photos showing many Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti neighborhoods from the last 65 years or so.This one is looking South along Hatcher Crescent on the West side. Miller cuts across the top of the photo and the ...
02/21/2022
 The home buying experts at The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents have just released their 2022 Winter home buying report.The organization of buyer-only real estate companies surveyed their members about problems buyers are facing this year along with counter-tactics to potentially o...
02/07/2022
OK, so the homes aren’t really going to be smaller, but appraisers will measure them as a lot smaller if the appraisals need to meet Fannie Mae standards. (Most residential loans in our market must meet Fannie Mae standards. Those same standards are one reason the mortgage rates in the United St...
01/26/2022
Congratulations to some of our friends in the Boston market. BuyersBrokersOnly is an exclusive buyers brokerage like our office but they have a different twist. Each of their exclusive buyer agents is also an attorney! Their guy Femion Mezini just had a great year helping more than 20 buyers and ...
01/14/2022
 With Ann Arbor trying to eliminate natural gas usage in the next 8 years this has become an important discussion topic.I don’t cook so I don’t really have an opinion, but we find it interesting.The Green Home Institute hosted this seminar and I would expect it to be up on Youtube in a couple day...
01/12/2022
In the majority of the new homes we help home buyers purchase we end up with some touch-ups for paint issues. The National Association of Home Builders has a set of standards for paint finish quality and that document helps with getting most items corrected, but that document is also written for ...
07/25/2020
We  recently posted a video about thermal imaging.  The new technology brings new questions and new concerns however. Here is the video.     The bottom line is that we are not qualified to pass judgement on what shows up on the thermal imaging camera. Buyers need to rely on home inspectors for th...
03/14/2015
In the last ten years our office has purchase a lot of homes with some form back-up power. In one case a home near Maple and Wagner had a priority circuit system that was replace with a whole house system. At an inspection yesterday we saw a dangerous non-interlocked system. We've seen all kinds,...
02/24/2014
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Insights on home buying in the Ann Arbor Michigan area, including Saline, Plymouth, Canton, Chelsea, Dexter, Brighton, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Howell, and Whitmore Lake