Livingston County Real Estate by Bob Smith

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Every month, the National Association of Realtors does a nationwide survey. For August, 3,065 Realtors answered.  We know that real estate is local, but nationwide trends are interesting to see, too. This report will be available to the public shortly, but here's a sneak peek. Market activity is ...
Friday, September 11th from 5pm-midnight, and Saturday, September 12th from noon to midnight.  Main Street in downtown Brighton will have many purveyors of the tastiest barbecue you've ever sampled.  Music in the municipal lot between the millpond and Main Street.  Afraid you'll miss the MSU-Oreg...
Freddie Mac  (the Federal  Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) released a report last week indicating that renters living in a (SFR) single family rental (a detached house, a condo or a townhouse) were more likely to purchase a home than a renter in an apartment community.Overall, 55% of renters resp...
Lakeshore Pointe is a community of about 248 homes just off Golf Club Rd, between Grand River Avenue and Eager Rd.  Minutes from Chemung Hills Golf Club, downtown Howell and the new retail area developing around Latson/Grand River/I-96 interchange, this is a great location within the Howell schoo...
Who knew that there was a day set aside for the Michigan State bird?  Just kidding, but some years it feels that way.  Today is World Mosquito Day, established in 1897 to raise awareness about the causes of malaria and how it can be prevented.  In this part of the world, there are worse things th...
Yes, August 19th is Photography Day. Are you an amateur, a pro, a hobbyist?  Doesn’t matter if you don’t have a great camera, you’ve got a phone, right?  Celebrate Photography Day by taking pictures of something different today.  A cloud formation, a bird, your garden, even a funny bumper sticker...
Here in Livingston County we’ve been a bit insulated against many of the property crimes that affect homes for sale, but sellers should be aware of what’s happening out there. Those are typically breaking and entering, theft of personal possessions, vandalism, and larceny (especially of copper pi...
Get ready to have some fun!  Howell’s Melon Festival starts tomorrow!  The Melon Run features a 5K/10K, a 1 mile run, a Tot Trot and a Mascot Dash – a 100 yard out and back course by mascots sponsored by local businesses.There’s a Bike Ride, live entertainment, children’s events, a fine arts show...
It must be an omen that IPA Day falls on Friday this year.  If you’re into craft brews, you know what an IPA is all about.  For those into other types of drinks, here’s a quick explanation of an IPA.  The important letter is the ‘A’ – for ale. No, wait, it’s the ‘I’. I guess they’re all important...


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