Rochester, MI Real Estate News

By David Elya, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR - Associate Broker
(BROOKVIEW REALTY)
The median sales price in Rochester, Rochester Hills is now $185,000 according to new data released today by Realcomp MLS. This compares to a median sales frice of $150,000 in September of 2011. The average days on market for the entire MLS decreased from last year by 14 days, from 90 to 76 For the most current real estate updates, contact David Elya If you would like more detailed information about current sales in Metro Detroit Michigan, feel free to call or contact David Elya David Elya ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, SFR, RES.NET Certified Agent Brookview Realty Broker Owner 248-652-7000 Like us on Facebook  
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello & Welcome to October 2012 from your partners here at Franklin Title Agency,   Here at Franklin Title Agency we don’t just provide Title Insurance, Searches & Closing Services throughout the state…   We also offer & provide:   ·         Referralsdirectly for your business as well as providing referral partners. ·         Marketing programs for your business in following up with clients. ·         Networking Opportunities for your business and brand. ·         Broker Open’s at your Listings getting you more exposure.     I’m also Checking in to see if there is anything we can do for you today or this week here at Franklin like:   ·         Ordering Title & returning it to you the same or next day?   ·         Scheduling a Closing Literally Anywhere-Anytime in Michigan per your clien...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello Everyone - Happy Wednesday! A bit late on this ...I realize but, better late than never. Here at the office we are participating in a food drive for Food Banks across Oakland County - We have boxes in our front lobby filling up fast for the October 1st deadline for pickup. Here is a great example of items needed if you'd like to participate: All kinds of canned soups, canned fruit, snacks of any kind, macaroni and cheese, Chef Boyardee product: Ravioli, mac & cheese, mini-meatballs...any type of meal in a can....tuna, peanut butter, crackers, cookies, cheeses of any type. Margarine, pasta of any type. Paper products...napkins, paper towels, toilet tissue, Kleenex types, personal hygiene products, soaps, deodorants, tooth pastes, mouth washes.....laundry soaps..spaghetti sauces or...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello & Welcome to …halfway through the month of September & the final week of Summer 2012 from your partners here at Franklin Title Agency,     I am excited for the fourth quarter as we grow our business & having a blast in doing so with our wonderful clients & with that in mind I have some Good News: We’ve hired another full time closer to keep up with the work load coming in!     I wanted to let you know about some great events happening around town that you might be interested in for your business and for after business:       ·         Wednesday, September 19th – 11:30am - 1:30pm - Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Exchange Luncheon at Great Oaks Country Club at 777 Great Oaks Boulevard, Rochester, MI 48307 $25.00   ·         Thursday, September 20th – 11:30am - 1:30p...
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By Mary Purcell
(Keller Williams Commercial)
“Home Sweet Home” cookies. Mary Purcell Invites you to come out to the Second Annual “Great American Bake Sale” sponsored by the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and theNo-Kid-Hungry-Campaign Saturday, Sept 22, 8-Noon. Rain or Shine. It will be located at the corner of East Third and Water Street in the parking lot above where the Farmer’s Market is held. The goal is to raise funding for school lunch programs which comes back to the state of Michigan in the form of grants. Let’s help kids focus on learning by keeping their tummies full. There will also be cooking demonstrations from the Royal Park Hotel, story time for the kids, and a cupcake walk. More than 400 DOZEN baked goods were donated last year and $3000 was raised. The DDA is hoping to increase that amount this y...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello & Welcome to another week of September 2012 from your partners here at Franklin Title Agency,   Fall is just around the corner which means we need to plan for the holidays ahead, the weather to cool down & the leaves to change colors   …Is it about that time that you start planning for a change in your business & business / referral partners?     I’m Checking in to see if there is anything we can do for you today or this week here at Franklin like:   ·         Ordering Title & returning it to you the same or next day? ·         Scheduling a Closing Literally Anywhere-Anytime in Michigan per your clients schedule & location? ·         Ordering a Prelim HUD & getting it back right away so you can move forward with your file towards closing? ·         Setting up a 5 year follow up ma...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello & Welcome to September 2012 from your partners here at Franklin Title Agency,   Labor Day Weekend has passed, school has started again, summer is drawing to a close, football is kicking off this Sunday, and the fall season is soon to begin…     We here at Franklin want to start planning for the fourth quarter in working with you and your customers. Please, let me know what we can do to better serve you and your customers in the fourth quarter. We are always looking for feedback in how we can provide top quality service from ordering title to the closing table.   Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the 47th Annual Art’s & Apples Festival Downtown Rochester – Come say hi this Friday between 4-7:30 as I will be in the Pavilion volunteering in the park. http://www.arta...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello & Welcome to August 2012 from your partners here at Franklin Title Agency,   Just simply dropping by letting you know about:   ·         Some Great Real Estate minded events in the upcoming weeks. ·         A Great website geared to you and your business. ·         A Great hands free 5 year follow up program for your clients after the closing table. ·         A Great referral partner for you and your business. ·         Title Insurance premiums were raised in July – Please make note of that when quoting for clients. ·         Checking in to see if there is anything this week that we here at Franklin can do for you and your clients?   Have you thought about trying another Title Insurance / Closing Company? Give us a try on your next title order & closing – That’s all I ask – Give u...
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By David Elya, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR - Associate Broker
(BROOKVIEW REALTY)
The median sales price of homes in Rochester Michigan is now $190,000, according to reports just released from Realcomp MLS, This compares to a 2011 median sales price of $163,500. Overall Oakland County Michigan median sales prices are up 27.8% over last year. For the most current real estate updates, contact David Elya If you would like more detailed information about current sales in Metro Detroit Michigan, feel free to call or contact David Elya David Elya ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, SFR, RES.NET Certified Agent Brookview Realty Broker Owner 248-652-7000 Like us on Facebook
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello & Welcome to the final full week of July, 2012 from your partners here at Franklin Title Agency,   I hope you are having as Great of a Summer as we are here at Franklin Thanks to our Wonderful Realtor and Mortgage Loan Officer clients across the state of Michigan – We are blessed to have such great clients – Thank YOU for your continued business into the 3rd quarter and our 8th year in business.   If you are in the Downtown Rochester area this Summer – Swing by our new Headquarters at 414 East Street where we’ve gutted and renovated a 6,000 square foot historic building downtown and made it our home – We’d love to have you for a cup of coffee, meet the staff, and see what happens behind the scenes.   Reminding you again about Title Premiums raising in July in Michigan: I want to r...
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By Mary Purcell
(Keller Williams Commercial)
  I'm not complaining but this has been a non-stop Summer.  I realized recently that I have three full time jobs as Realtor, college student at Rochester College, and mom to kids who are still too young to leave home and eat constantly!  Oh! That's why I feel like this.  Run, run, run.  How will it benefit my readers to know this?  Not sure except that it takes discipline to do all three seamlessly without anyone knowing that it is an extreme effort.  I am told this is normal and will pass.  Well, it takes careful planning, list making, and letting other people help.  The kids will be fine as long as they know you are there.  We have taken short vacations around Michigan and Detroit. Beautiful places like Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Detroit Institute of the Arts, and so much more.  I do ...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Is it about that time to consider an alternative to your current title insurance and closing company? This is the best the market has been in a long time thankfully... with that in mind - Is it about that time to consider an alternative to your current title insurance and closing company? Is your current title company keeping up with your orders, your closings, and your demands? If not and you are looking to work with a ever growing title company here locally closing anywhere-anytime for you and your clients - give us a try on your next title order and closing at http://www.franklintitleagency.com - We'd love to earn your business,     Make this a Positive Day ...unless you've made other plans,     Keith Stonehouse Vice President Franklin Title Agency Closing Anywhere-Anytime in Michig...
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By David Elya, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR - Associate Broker
(BROOKVIEW REALTY)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BROOKVIEW REALTY opens brand new Rochester Michigan office for business. Rochester, MI 48307 – July 11, 2012 - Increased homes sales are fueling the ope...ning of the new BROOKVIEW REALTY real estate office building in Downtown Rochester, Michigan. The real estate market remains on the rebound and prices continue to rise according to Broker Owner David Elya. David Elya has been a full-time REALTOR® since 1991 and selling homes in Oakland and Macomb County Michigan. "Sales volumes have improved over 2011 and listings prices have increased due to lower interest rates and shortage of inventory," says Elya, "but when a property is priced right, it is not unusual to have multiple offers on it resulting in sales prices landing over asking”. In recent months the lower av...
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By Mary Purcell
(Keller Williams Commercial)
A slow but continued recovery in the housing market has caused sales of homes and prices to move up in May and June causing a shift from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market. Compared to one year ago, according to RealComp Multilist Service in Farmington, MI, there has been a sharp increase in the median home price. Only one-third of the homes listed are move-in-ready. The other two-thirds are in foreclosure or need repairs due to neglect. Buyers are competing for the quality inventory and attracting multiple bids. Homes often catch prices above the asking price and are selling quickly. Buyers around here are frustrated by the situation because there are not enough homes available. They are sensing that now is a good time to buy because they realize prices will only go up from here. Th...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
How to Pick Your Title Insurance & Closing Company in Michigan whether you are a home buyer, selling your home, refinancing your mortgage, and or a Real Estate or Mortgage Professional. Did you know: In the state of Michigan - You have the right to choose your own title insurance and closing company for your home purchase, sale, and mortgage refinance? A lot of people do not know this as their Realtor or Mortgage Loan Officer have never told them. Most of the time I recommend going with who your Realtor and or Mortgage Loan Officer recommend through the process but, if at any moment you do not feel comfortable with the title insurance and closing company or maybe feel like you are being over charged or the most significant one - You know someone working at or owns a title insurance and ...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Any Realtors looking for an Assistant / Clerical Help?   I know someone looking right now for work as an assistant / clerical help in the Real Estate field - If you ...or someone you know is looking - please, let me know - I highly recommend her. I appreciate it. Until then, have a great day!     Keith Stonehouse Franklin Title Agency email: keith@franklintitleagency.com mobile email: keith.franklintitle@yahoo.com cell:248-894-4785
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By Mary Purcell
(Keller Williams Commercial)
American Cancer Society "Relay for Life of Greater Rochester, MI" will be at Hart Middle School, 6500 Sheldon Rd. Rochester Hills, MI   June 23 - 24   American Cancer Society supports research for all types of cancer.  This event will be fun because people can build their own teams and can participate all day or just a few hours.  My chocolate chip cookies will be there showing my support!  Hope the weather holds out for the relayers.  Have Fun!! http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11National?sid=128433&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_idy=38616 www.purcellrealtyrochester.com  -  search for homes
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By Mary Purcell
(Keller Williams Commercial)
  Posted on June 17, 2012 by marypurcell Reply This Fairy home was difficult to do a competitive analysis on – COMP. There are no others like it in the Rochester area to compare it to. Yes, it is located in a small city with great schools, shopping, cultural events, medical centers, vibrant downtown, but it has no basement or garage. Updates were recently completed. Home was stepped on last week and substantial damage occurred. Lovely view of sparkling puddle. Asking Price: $ Rocks, sticks, leaves, assorted grasses.00 Contact: Mary Purcell “Your Realtor in the Rochester Area” www.purcellrealtyrochester
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By Mary Purcell
(Keller Williams Commercial)
Have you ever visited the Rochester Paint Creek Center for the Arts on Pine Street in downtown Rochester, Michigan?  There is so much happening there for anyone of any age interested in viewing or creating original art of all different media.  Friday night, June 8, was an "opening" as we call it in the art world.  This is a show in their upstairs gallery of works by students and faculty of Paint Creek Center.  It was well attended by friends, family, and the entire community.  The show was full of paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media pieces.  I was so impressed by the quality of the work.  Many of these works were created by people who already have successful careers in other fields. Visit Paint Creek Center for the Arts.  It is a very special place in the heart of downtwo...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Creating Creative Commerce in Construction... As we serve the entire state of Michigan - Our Headquarters is in Downtown Rochester at 414 East Street in Oakland County, Michigan - One of the most beautiful cities in Michigan rich in history, family values, local commerce, and tradition... This has been interupted by the main street makeover - tearing out Main Street entirely putting Downtown at stand still ....well, not really stand still - more like a whirl wind but, that's not always a bad thing and by that I mean - When Construction hands you lemons - You need to make Title Insurance Lemonade and that's just what we did. Our building backs up to the detour where most all of the traffic from main street has now been re-routed for the year so... why not advertise on a street that other...
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