Livingston County Real Estate by Bob Smith

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Real estate agents regularly contact 'for sale by owners'.  Yes, we would love to list your home. Yes, we want to find out if you'll cooperate with us (meaning that we'll get paid if we bring a buyer that can deliver).  But it's not just about money.Realtors are both the cogs of the machinery and...
Hmm. For the first time in 2 and a half years, the month to month (this year vs. same month of last year) average sales price has dropped.  Comparing March 2015 to March 2014 there was a 2.1% drop.  That sounds ominous to some, but really, if you look at the fine detail, it's due to the lower num...
Young homeowners may find themselves doing interior painting for the first time when they close on a house.  I 'practiced' on my old bedroom when still living with my folks.  The results was 'passable' but not stellar. I had real trouble with cutting around doors and windows. This was before pain...
Sometimes you don't even know what you don't know - until a closing problem happens.Full-time Realtors have seen most of them at one time or another, although constantly changing regulations and requirements keep our lives interesting.  Even private sales between family members are not immune.I'v...
Today from 11am-4pm at Howell High School is your last chance to see more than 200 exhibitors.  Many home improvement, landscaping and other exhibitors can be found here.  Don't miss this annual kick off to the Spring. Admission is only $6 adult.  When you're done, a short drive to downtown Howel...
There's an old saying, "Nothing is sure except death and taxes".  Students of history know that to be true.  Ancient cultures had taxes, too.  And railed against them as we do.Change happens on all levels.  I'm currently noticing it with traffic patterns and roads.  Of course, a small dirt road i...
I'm not kidding, today is National Hostess Twinkie Day!  A few years ago we lost the Twinkie due to bankruptcy proceedings, but they came back about 6 months later. The original Twinkie used a banana cream filling, but due to banana rationing during WWII the company switched to vanilla cream.  Tw...
Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Brighton is having a Shroud of Turn display Saturday, April 4, 2015, from noon to 6:00 pm. The display consists of two life-sized photographs of the front and back of the shroud. The display will be in the church’s cry room. The images come from a researcher that pa...
The Brighton Optimist Club will conduct its Spring Break Fun Day on Tuesday, April 7th at Brighton High School from 8am - 2 pm.  The Optimists rent out a portion of the HS and have a variety of fun events for kids in grades K-4.  Kids sign up for different groups that may have the following activ...
Livingston County has announced its dates for household hazardous waste collection.  Two sites will be in operation. One in Howell at 418 S. Highlander Way, 48843 (parking lot of Animal Control), and one in the Brighton/Green Oak Township area, in the parking lot just to the west of the Green Oak...


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