Livingston County Real Estate by Bob Smith

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David Letterman has his Top 10 lists, I had to go one better.  If you’re already pre-approved for a mortgage, here are some things NOT to do.  They can delay closing or totally kill your purchase.  They are provisional in the sense that you absolutely need to confer with your loan representative ...
The Livingston County Community Alliance is an anti-drug coalition that wants to raise awareness of and prevent underage drug, alcohol and tobacco use.  They have a lot of resources available and they conduct a ‘Run Against Drugs’ 5K every year to raise money for their efforts.  This year the 12t...
For the 28th year, the Livingston County Consortium on Aging is presenting its Senior Power Day. The event is scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2015, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Pinckney High School.There will be vendors from 9:00am-1:00pm and entertainment from 1:00-3:00pm.  Free transportation to an...
The Michigan State Fair opens Friday, September 4, 2015 with a Senior’s Day, at the Suburban Showcase in Novi, Michigan.  Your local Senior Group can get reserved tables, continental breakfast and box lunches, and admission to the fair for free if you’re 62 or older and part of a group.  Ages 50-...
There’s no doubt that ‘curb appeal’ plays a big part in getting a home sold.  I’ve had buyers call me after I set up an appointment that they requested to say that they drove by a home and were no longer interested.  Something can either grab you and pull you in or turn you upside down and make y...
Running and walking are popular ways to get some exercise, stay fit, and to lose weight. Having been an avid runner I'm hyper-aware of staying safe where pedestrians and motor vehicles or bicycles intersect.  That's why a recent local incident was so hard to read.A runner on a rural road was foun...
Wow! There's a lot going on locally in the next week or so.Let's be musical first.  Howell's Concerts at the Courthouse on Friday, July 10th, 7pm will feature the Rhythm Society Orchestra.  This 15 piece group has won the Big Three Battle of the Bands 7 times, including this year. This is a free,...
This time of year a lot of people have projects that they hire out.  Did you know that in the State of Michigan, any residential construction or remodeling project that costs more than $600 requires a licensed contractor?  Many people don't! (Homeowners working on their own residences are exempt....
I don't watch real estate "reality" shows (see disclaimer).  My wife on the other hand, can watch them like I watch the Detroit Tigers' games or classic movies. Non-stop. Continuously. Forever.  I've seen snippets of them, of course, and they just look so scripted. It doesn't matter if it's a 'fl...
Last Saturday, a large contingent of Livingston Realtors showed up to support their 13th annual food drive in support of Gleaners Community Food Bank.  Stationed in downtown Brighton and Howell, and remote teams at various supermarkets in both areas, we were able to collect almost $15,000 and clo...


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