Rochester, MI Real Estate News

By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
The BIG Food Drive for the Rochester Community Kitchen / House is looking for donations from now til August 14th (the day of the event) ie. non parishables, paper products, soaps, & cleaners. We / I can collect throughout the week & or you can drop off at 816 Ludlow in Rochester - Thank you in advance for your support.   Main List of what is needed for the FOOD DRIVE for the Rochester Community Kitchen / Community House. You can Drop off at the Community House / Kitchen now at anytime or wait for the main FOOD DRIVE August 14th 2010. The items are always needed so don't feel as if you need to wait for the food drive to make a difference.   canned soups canned fruit snacks of any kind macaroni and cheese Chef Boyardee product: Ravioli, mac & cheese, mini-meatballs Canned tuna peanut butt...
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By ANN PETERSON BROKER/OWNER & MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, ABR/E-PRO/SRES-248-495-8877 CALL NOW
(Ann Peterson Realty Services & PLB LENDING LLC, HOMETOWN MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS INC.)
Summary Residential Properties Off-Market Listings: 33 Avg List Price:$226,930 Avg DOM: 71.61 Condo Properties Off-Market Listings: 13 Avg List Price:$72,813 Avg DOM: 141.08 Commercial Properties Off-Market Listings: 1 Avg List Price:$1,400 Avg DOM: 60.00 All Properties Total Listings: 47 Avg List Price:$179,504 Avg DOM: 90.57   Optimistic!!!!
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By ANN PETERSON BROKER/OWNER & MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, ABR/E-PRO/SRES-248-495-8877 CALL NOW
(Ann Peterson Realty Services & PLB LENDING LLC, HOMETOWN MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS INC.)
Summary Residential Properties On-Market Listings: 62 Avg List Price:$265,584 Avg DOM: 129.97 Condo Properties On-Market Listings: 54 Avg List Price:$123,792 Avg DOM: 196.19 Multi-Family Properties On-Market Listings: 2 Avg List Price:$182,450 Avg DOM: 284.50 Vacant Land Properties On-Market Listings: 13 Avg List Price:$162,223 Avg DOM: 384.92 Commercial Properties On-Market Listings: 17 Avg List Price:$333,310 Avg DOM: 436.53 All Properties Total Listings: 148 Avg List Price:$211,426 Avg DOM: 213.82  
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Dropping by Reminding you of today's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony / Open House for Franklin Title Agency & The Short Sale Negotiators newest location downtown Rochester at 4pm today.   We're going to have plenty of food catered, drinks, wine, raffles, and festivities celebrating our growth - Thanks to you!   Looking forward to seeing you at 4pm 1235 Main Street     Keith StonehouseVice PresidentFranklin Title Agency, LLChttp://www.franklintitleagency.comShort Sale Negotiators, LLChttp://www.shortsaleneg.vpweb.com   Office: 248-564-4022Cell: 248-894-4785
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
June 22, 2010                                                              Media Contact: Keith Stonehouse FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               (248) 894-4785                                                                                   keith.franklintitle@yahoo.com               ROCHESTER REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CELEBRATES FRANKLIN TITLE AGENCY   Rochester, MI - The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Franklin Title Agency located at 1235 N. Main Street, Suite 150, Rochester, MI 48307 on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.   Franklin Title Agency is a full service title agency providing title insurance, closing and escrow services for commercial and residential real estate transactions.  Franklin Title ...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
You are invited to join us celebrating our newest location Downtown Rochester for our Official Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Mixer Thursday, June 24th at 4pm at 1235 Main St. Rochester, MI 48307. We'd love to have you out Celebrating our growth all because of you & your generous business! The city of Rochester will be there with the mayor, council members, city dignitaries, as well as chamber members, and our great clients throughout the years enjoying great food and drinks. Make time to swing out and see / tour our newest location downtown Rochester in the Vito Anothony Builders Building. Thank You,   Keith Stonehouse, Vice President Franklin Title Agency & The Short Sale Negotiators http://www.franklintitleagency.com http://www.shortsaleneg.vpweb.com keith.franklintitle@yaho...
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By Daniel Litvin
(Advantage Lending Corp / Daniel Litvin)
While the country remains fixated on the problems of the overall housing market, many people are facing a much more personal issue - what to do with their own home when a change is needed. Whether it is the birth of a child, an elderly parent moving in, a job change, or just time for something different, making the decision to move or remodel is rarely an easy one. With the overall housing market not as healthy as it was a few years ago, the questions move beyond the number of bedrooms, the local schools, and local amenities. One must consider how long it may take to sell the home, especially if the needs are pressing. Additionally, will there be improvement projects to complete that would make the house easier to sell. Remodeling has its own set of questions, including how long you mig...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello, Good Morning, and Welcome to the second week of June 2010!  Dropping by with a Reminder about our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our newest location in Downtown Rochester Thursday, June 24th at 4pm. We look forward to celebrating our growth with you & because of you! Our address is 1235 Main Street Also, please let me know if there is anything you need this week in the way of new title orders, title updated, title searches, deed work completed, short sales negotiated, and or closings scheduled anywhere - anytime in Michigan.  Finally, I can email you the flyer for the upcoming August 16th Boys & Girls Club Golf Outing today - We are still looking to fill spots for sponsors, tee signs, and create more foursomes. A foursome includes breakfast, lunch, drink tix, dinner, p...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello everyone, Great things are happening here at Franklin Title Agency! As you know, we opened a new divison of the company called The Short Sale Negotiators, LLC which is doing very well thanks to all your referrals and orders. http://www.shortsaleneg.vpweb.com 248-564-0308 Also, we are having our Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our newest office in Downtown Rochester June 24th at 4pm with Jennifer Granholm, the mayor of Rochester, and other officials throughout the area. Swing by if you are in the area! Finally... we have hired another processor for the new office - Chelsea Guthrie, who has been absolutely wonderful taking care of not only our files but our great clients as well. In closing - Thank You for your time, your business, your referrals, and look forward to seein...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello and Good Afternoon   Dropping by checking in to see if there is anything you may need from us here at Franklin Title Agency this week in the way of new title orders (form attached), title work updated, title questions answered, deed work completed, short sales negotiated, and or a closing scheduled? We are proud to have earned your business - Thank You   Mark Your Calenders for Thursday, June 24th at 4pm for our Official Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the city of Rochester and you! We are very excited to celebrate with you are newest location at 1235 Main Street Downtown Rochester for champagne, great food, and even better networking. We look forward to having you out - We could nto have done it without you!   For your Records: I have attached title insurance premium r...
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By ANN PETERSON BROKER/OWNER & MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, ABR/E-PRO/SRES-248-495-8877 CALL NOW
(Ann Peterson Realty Services & PLB LENDING LLC, HOMETOWN MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS INC.)
The City of Rochester held its Annual Recongition Dinner to acknowledge the many volunteers who commit their time helping the city.  We are turly a blessed city to have so many people helping at all levels to make and keep our city great.  This year's food was catered by Catering by Katherine.  What a fabulous dinner!  Everthing from the salad to the dessert was incredible.  The staff was outstanding and it definitely was great to have a local business cater our dinner. A good time was had by all and I can bet that next year will be just as well attended as it was this year.        
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By ANN PETERSON BROKER/OWNER & MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, ABR/E-PRO/SRES-248-495-8877 CALL NOW
(Ann Peterson Realty Services & PLB LENDING LLC, HOMETOWN MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS INC.)
Well, the buzz on the street today is the dreaded "Short Sale" or as noted the "Long Miserable Sale" after a front page cover story on Short Sales appeared in The Oakland Press.  The government is changing the rules and the banks will have 10 days to accept an offer.  So the banks will no longer be able to drag their feet.   Too bad this didn't happen sooner.  Wait a minute the story fails to say this is only voluntary, not mandatory.  When will this political game be over.  The bad judgment and greed of the banks and the government has done nothing but force people out of their homes.  The banks are capitalizing on the misfortunes of many people today and the sad part is they do not care either how many lives they have destroyed by not helping them.  Granted, we sign contracts with the...
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By ANN PETERSON BROKER/OWNER & MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, ABR/E-PRO/SRES-248-495-8877 CALL NOW
(Ann Peterson Realty Services & PLB LENDING LLC, HOMETOWN MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS INC.)
WOW!! Submitting offers today to offices representing bank owned properties can sure leave you questioning what is right and wrong.   Let me explain.  My clients wrote an offer on a bank-owned property, we submitted it on Monday around 12:00 p.m..  At the time of submission there were not any offers on the table.  Towards the end of the day I received a call from the Listing Agent stating that the bank countered but was unclear of the counter so she was going to ask for clarification before proceeding to tell me.  I said no problem and I waited.  The next day around 10:15 I received a call from the agent informing me of the counter.  The bank countered only our conditions and close by date; Not the price.  I said okay let me call my buyers and I will call you back.  (Doesn't this sound ...
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By ANN PETERSON BROKER/OWNER & MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, ABR/E-PRO/SRES-248-495-8877 CALL NOW
(Ann Peterson Realty Services & PLB LENDING LLC, HOMETOWN MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS INC.)
The following are our statistics: 61 Residential homes on the market for sale with 19 pending.  6 Residential homes on the market for lease with 2 pending. 43 Condos on the market for sale with 7 pending. 13 Condos on the market for lease with 1 pending. 1 Multi-family on the market for sale. 10 Vacant Land Listings on the market for sale. 8 Commercial properties on the market for sale. 7 Commercial properties on the market for lease.          
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Hello, Good Morning, & Welcome to Another Beautiful Week of April 2010 - Spring is here!   We're Growing! We're Moving into a larger location this month as we've hired too many to continue at our current location which we've proudly called home since 2004!   We're Growing! Thanks to YOU, our Wonderful Michigan Realtor, Real Estate Investor & Mortgage Loan Officer Clients & referral partners as well as our new Short Sale Negotiation Clients! Over the years we've not only earned the business of some of the Greatest Realtors & Loan Officers in Metro Detroit but, we've been blessed enough to build personal & referral relationships  as well. We've earned the referral business of an average of 8-10 new Realtor clients weekly!   We're Growing! Thanks to our Great staff for always being on the ...
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By ANN PETERSON BROKER/OWNER & MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, ABR/E-PRO/SRES-248-495-8877 CALL NOW
(Ann Peterson Realty Services & PLB LENDING LLC, HOMETOWN MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS INC.)
Michigan's Largest Earth Day Celebration To Take Place In RochesterDowntown Rochester will play host to Michigan's largest Earth Day festival. April 22nd will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day which is celebrated by over one billion people in 150 countries. TriGreen, the City of Rochester, and the Rochester DDA will present the MI Earth Day Fest. The festival will be held April 22nd thru April 25th. It will welcome an anticipated audience of 100,000 people interested in learning about earth-friendly and healthy living.   WHAT: MI Earth Day Fest  WHEN: April 22nd -25th, 2010 - Thursday 7-9pm, Friday 12pm-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm and Sunday 10am-5pm WHERE: Downtown Rochester at 3rd & Water Streets MICHIGAN'S LARGEST EARTH DAY CELEBRATION RETURNS TO ROCHESTER 100,000+ Expected to Enjo...
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By ANN PETERSON BROKER/OWNER & MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, ABR/E-PRO/SRES-248-495-8877 CALL NOW
(Ann Peterson Realty Services & PLB LENDING LLC, HOMETOWN MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS INC.)
All Residential Properties On-Market Listings: 72 Avg List Price:$256,917 Avg DOM: 164.29 Off-Market Listings: 17 Avg List Price:$219,800 Avg DOM: 100.35 Condo Properties On-Market Listings: 62 Avg List Price:$121,084 Avg DOM: 145.66 Off-Market Listings: 8 Avg List Price:$61,094 Avg DOM: 101.38 Multi-Family Properties On-Market Listings: 2 Avg List Price:$237,500 Avg DOM: 770.50 Vacant Land Properties On-Market Listings: 10 Avg List Price:$119,290 Avg DOM: 391.00 Commercial Properties On-Market Listings: 16 Avg List Price:$364,473 Avg DOM: 373.75 All Properties Total Listings: 187 Avg List Price:$201,765 Avg DOM: 186.14 Summary of Bank-Owned, Short Sales or Government Owned Residential Properties On-Market Listings: 21 Avg List Price:$187,230 Avg DOM: 154.76 Off-Market Listings: 10 Avg...
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By ANN PETERSON BROKER/OWNER & MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, ABR/E-PRO/SRES-248-495-8877 CALL NOW
(Ann Peterson Realty Services & PLB LENDING LLC, HOMETOWN MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS INC.)
I cannot believe another year has passed, most may say that as a New Year begins but I think of it when the Mayor gives his State of the City Address.  Tonight was our State of the City Address and it was very well attended.  The words progress, fiscally responsible and economic development were used like name dropping.  Well, if this is name dropping we need to spread the positive words around.  We are an extremely lucky city to have a 70% Residential tax base that supports it city.  And proudly I might add. Hats off to those who help make our city a great place, in other words I mean everyone. Wow and the Virtual Mayor made an appearance and what can I say except  digital imaging for business is AWESOME.  We need to really embrace more economical ways to advertise like this.   Way to ...
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By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Realtor Mixer - Back By Popular DemandBack by Popular Demand - Join us for another Great Real Estate Mixer March 29th at Fieldstone in Downtown Rochester. The event with nearly 100 Real Estate Professionals coming together networking over the areas finest wines was such a Great Success before, we thought we'd do it again after an overwhelming repsonse for another one. The event will be from 4-7 pm at The Fieldstone Winery Downtown Rochester at 223 S. Main Street with some great appetizers and 5 glasses of wine all for only $10.00 at the door. If you missed the last event - You do not want to miss this one. Bring your business cards and let's have some fun!    Keith Stonehouse Franklin Title Agency - Vice President Women's Council of Realtors Rochester - Treasurer
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By ANN PETERSON BROKER/OWNER & MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER, ABR/E-PRO/SRES-248-495-8877 CALL NOW
(Ann Peterson Realty Services & PLB LENDING LLC, HOMETOWN MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS INC.)
Today, we are thrust into situations where we must trust.  Trust - is it something we truly have today?  We trust that our doctor will take care of us.  We trust that our city services will protect and serve us.  We trust that our employers truly care about our successes which become their successes.  Our Sellers and Buyers trust that we, the Realtors, will do our best to get their home sold or purchased.   Amid all the hustle and bustle of the so called ever-changing real estate market we continually trust that each new day will bring promise and hope (trust). Another definition:   hope for future: hopeful reliance on what will happen in the future. What happens when we feel our trust in others is jeopardized? Are we quick to point fingers? Do we lash out because we are the ones with t...
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