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Lapeer Country Club and Banquet Center- Lapeer MI – Updated video since changing offices

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2 men in canoe Joe Doherty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceBald Mountain Recreation Area is comprised of 4 separate parcels totaling 4637 acres in Orion and Oakland Townships. It consists of 15 miles of biking trails, 7 miles of snowmobile trails, 8 miles of trails groomed for cross country skiing. There are picnic areas and a shooting/archery range. There’s a sandy beach and swimming on Lower Trout Lake. Inland lakes offer fishing and Trout Creek and Paint Creek are designated rout streams.

state land and county maps

  • Orion Oaks County Park- 916 acres
  • Dog Park portion- 24 acres
  • 10 miles of trails
  • 90 acre lake

Located in Lake Orion MI (Orion Twp) with entrances off Clarkston Rd, Baldwin Rd and Joslyn Rd.

Price Reduced! Exquisite home on 15 acres- hunt in your own back yard!

http://www.mirelocation.com/Listings/DetailsAuthenticated/243310355?

Over the next 3202368315_77bc4b3013_o - Copyseveral days I will be making significant changes to this blog. Many of the posts were written when the housing market was down and distressed sales were the norm (foreclosures and short sales).

Tags and categories were assigned accordingly.

We now appear to be back to a normal market, and I am rearranging tags, categories and posts to better “educate” and opine on more current topics. I will be recycling some posts that are still relevant. Many will be updated. And of course there will be new posts.

I also have several other blogs and am considering posting more general posts on this and my buyer site and more specific posts on my area (Orion or Lapeer for example) or lakefront sites. Then maybe just link those posts on the more general sites like this one.

Any feedback about the updates is greatly appreciated.youtube 5

No reason for the photo- I just like it.

This is a common question I get when a person is considering selling their Southeast Michigan home. First let me explain that most everything is negotiable; the purpose of this post is to address what is customary for the Oakland County and Lapeer County areas.

Costs to the seller:

  • commission (I normally charge 6%, 10% on vacant land)
  • transfer tax (.75%)
  • revenue stamps ($1.10 per $1000)
  • title insurance (depends on the sale price)
  • $245 file retention fee (amount varies with different companies)
  • misc. costs such as wiring fees, recording fees and I usually estimate on the high side at $500 but is probably closer to $100 on most transaction

If you currently have a mortgage on the house that will have to be paid out of your proceeds. Taxes are usually prorated to the date of closing and if you are current on your taxes you will probably get some back. Homeowner association dues is usually prorated to the date of closing. Water and sewer bill (if applicable) are paid at closing.

If there is possession $200 or $300 is usually escrowed at closing to cover any water/sewer charges for the time you live in the house as a tenant after closing. You will normally pay the new owner’s house payment for the time you stay after closing. So you agree on 45 days possession after closing, we will typically escrow 45 days of the new owner’s mortgage and you pay for the days you stay.

These costs are for a normal sale- not short sale or land contract sale.

For more information about selling your Oakland County or Lapeer County MI home please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jackie Hawley, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Professionals
Jackie@JackieHawley.com

Cell: (248) 736-6407

www.JackieHawley.com

Why it’s best to close on your Oakland County home as soon as the buyer gets loan approval

There are many reasons to close immediately after the loan is approved and the buyer is clear to close. Even if that happens 3 or 4 weeks prior to the close by date.

  • Seller can die
  • Buyer can die
  • Buyer can lose his/her job
  • Buyer can run up a credit card and no longer qualify
  • Buyer can get a job transfer
  • Buyer can break up with or divorce co-buyer

All of the above have happened in transactions I’ve been involved in (except for the first one).

If it is difficult or impossible for the seller to move a few weeks early, you can always work out something regarding possession. There’s a good chance the buyer’s new house payment is lower than the seller’s current house payment. Prices still haven’t peaked and interest rates are very low.

Jackie Hawley, Realtor, ePro
ReMax Encore

(248)736-6407
Jackie@JackieHawley.com

www.MiRelocation.com

What to expect on the listing appointment

Preparing your home for sale