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  In the interest of not going broke I decided to consolidate all of my advertising by creating a website for all of my lakefront listings (www.AllLakefront.com).  If you or someone you know is looking for lakefront property in Northern Michigan, please take a look at my site.  To all my fellow ...
06/02/2008
Now that I have your attention... I wanted to share my story.  My intent is to simple share my story and offer some information.  If any of my fellow Realtors are looking for a change or are simply curious please read my story.  Until October 2007 I spent the past 17 years as an independent broke...
06/02/2008
This past December I was approached by a friend who had a home he needed to sell due to a bankruptcy. He was 60 days away from the end of his redemption period.  He had a 1st Mortgage of $350K and a 2nd at $100K.  The 1st was through Countrywide.  The home which had been purchased just 2 years ea...
05/31/2008
Over the past 6 months I have seen more and more offers come in that are significantly lower than the list price of properties in our office.  In some cases I have seen initial offers of more than 30% from the list price.  In past years I would not find that uncommon if a property was over priced...
05/31/2008
Sales in Northern Michigan were slower in 2007 than previous years.  From the all time high in 2005 we were down about 20% (544 less sales than 2005).  While that may see like a lot I feel that is a natural correction and despite all the negative press I have found that there are lots of bargain ...
05/31/2008
Despite all the news reports, the real estate business in Northern Michigan is actually pretty good. Statistically speaking the rest of the state (specifically Detroit) makes the rest of the state seem worse than it really is. I wish everyone would quit watching the news and stop paying attention...
05/15/2008
INVESTORS / BUILDERS WANTED -  If you are an  Investor / Builder (or an agent representing one) looking for vacant lots or water frontage in the Traverse City Michigan area, please contact me. I have several area developments that have a proven track record of sales but the developer needs to get...
05/15/2008
Here is a great tip for any agent trying to get free advertising exposure in your local community.  I recently decided to make a small flyer stating how I can help someone with the sale of their home if they were facing foreclosure (see below).  I printed 2 flyers to a page and printed a half doz...
05/15/2008
First of all My name is Jules Yates (Associate Broker of Exit Realty Paramount in Traverse City, Michigan) ) and I can help you sell your property or negotiate a short sale for you anywhere in northern Michigan.  For those of you (non Realtors) out there who are concerned about loosing your home ...
05/15/2008
After 17 years as an independent Real Estate Broker I chose to join EXIT Realty Corporation.  Why you may ask?  So many of my colleagues asked me why I made the move that I created a website. Click the Banner below to read my story.  I would love to share my story with you personally so if you ha...
05/11/2008
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This Blog contains a wealth of information about general real estate, my listings, short sales and even a few helpful tips. With over 20 years in the business I feel I can offer anyone some good advice.