Livingston County Real Estate by Bob Smith

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By now, I'm sure you're aware that tonight is the night where you should set your clocks an hour forward.  Many people will also remember the great advice to change the batteries in their smoke/CO detectors today, too.  But now I have one more thing for you to add to that list.  Check the water l...
Here is Part 2 of my post on Livingston County museums.  The first post had three venues, as does this one.  If you happen to find one that I missed, please send me the information. I'd love to include it in a future post.  The Howell Depot Museum.  Unfortunately, this museum is closed in the win...
It does seem that builders are going with more mid- to upper-price ranged homes.  This article is a national snapshot, but there’s no doubt that the increase in material and labor costs and the shortage of skilled tradesmen is having an effect.  And vacant land prices are rebounding, too. I’ve se...
We're seeing it more and more. In the newspapers, local news broadcasts, hearing it on the radio.  As an example, today's Detroit Free Press has an article titled, "Michigan home prices rose 9% in January vs. 2014."  And here in Livingston County, we've been outperforming most other SE Michigan g...
If you've been in Livingston County for a while, you're familiar with the number of museums in the Ann Arbor area - just about 30 minutes away.  But did you know about some of the local museums right here in Livingston County?  I have six to share with you, but I'll post three today and three nex...
Not just any old souffle, chocolate souffle.  I don't think the odds are great that you'll be able to find one at the local market, so be bold, find a recipe and give it a whirl.  Sure, they have a temperamental reputation for collapsing, but even if that happens, it'll probably still taste great...
At last month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, LG introduced a twin tub washing machine.  The front loader has a bigger capacity than the smaller pull-out tub at the bottom.  This means you can wash your larger load of say, towels, in the top and maybe those pesky reds and pinks in...
As parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act continue to be phased in, changes are on the horizon.  If you anticipate a real estate closing after August 1st of 2015 you’ll want to read this. First, up front, the Good Faith Estimate and the Truth In Lending Disclo...
Yes, it's that time of year again.  Residents are getting their assessments and some won't be happy - so unhappy that they'll want to appeal.  If that's you and you're in Michigan, State Senator Joe Hune has a very nice guide on effectively appealing your property tax assessment.  You can find it...
Yes, February 15th is National Gumdrop Day.  Who knew?  Gumdrops have been around since the early 1800’s but the origins of this national day of recognition are obscure. That means I couldn’t track it down. Gumdrops were a prominent feature in the board game ’Candy Land’ and they are still widely...


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