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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors
Fred Schmidt Jr. Traverse City Michigan's Real Estate Blog Site.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Here's the latest news on Traverse City Michigan foreclosures: The foreclosure sales stats are always interesting!  According to data obtained from the Traverse Area Association of Realtors MLS, the number of foreclosures decreased by 36% so far in 2011.  Here are the facts.  Total Single Family ...
02/28/2011
Just the facts: In 2009 there were 1069 residential properties sold in Grand Traverse County. Of those 254 were foreclosure homes or tagged as bank owned. That's only 23.7%. Compared with other markets, Traverse City real estate reports a fairly low foreclosure rate. The (monthly) high for 2009 w...
03/01/2010
Holland Michigan is not only a great place to buy real estate, it's also a great place to be to improve your disposition. The latest gallop poll suggests that Holland Michigan is the happiest place to live! The rankings were based on more than 353,000 interviews with Americans who were asked a se...
02/20/2010
  Saugatuck real estate is easier to search on www.cbgreatlakes.com  If you are looking for that perfect lakeshore cottage or want to find that farmhouse on 10 acres with a picket fence or anything in between, one of our knowledgeable Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt sales associate's can find it...
01/27/2010
Passed by the House early in October was a bill extending the $8,000 home buyer tax credit next year for military, diplomatic and intelligence personnel serving overseas. This increases the likelihood that Congress will write an extension of the $8000 tax credit program into 2010 but of course th...
10/27/2009
Traverse City Real Estate Market is in fact better.  The numbers don't lie!!!  From July 1st 2008 to September 25th 2008 there were 270 closed residential sales reported in the Traverse Area Association of Realtors (TAAR) MLS system.  During that exact period of time for this year there were 303 ...
09/25/2009
So the big question is how many foreclosure homes closed in May 2009 in Traverse City?  26 homes out of 88 were tagged as foreclosure or bank owned in Traverse City for May 2009.  That represents about 29%.  The better news is right now if you complete a search for foreclosure and bank owned home...
06/12/2009
Stay away from foreclosures! Did I hear you right?  Stay away from foreclosures?  Are you on drugs?  Yes, but that's beside the point. I was talking to a first time home buyer in Traverse City recently that made a conscience effort to avoid buying a bank owned property.  Why?  He simply said "I g...
05/05/2009
Affordable housing in Traverse City has never been better.  There are 137 homes tagged as Traverse City foreclosure or bank owned  in Grand Traverse County as on April 30 2009.  43 of these 137 Traverse City homes for sale are $150,000 + in value.  10 of these Traverse City foreclosure Homes are ...
04/30/2009
Traverse City Michigan Real Estate Sales were strong in March and April of 2009!  There was reported in TAAR MLS 150 closed homes.  Compared with March and April of 2008 that represents approximately a 7% difference.  161 Homes closed in March/April of 2008.  Of those 150 Traverse City Mi Homes t...
04/30/2009
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