Posts Tagged ‘clarkston mi real estate sales’

Live in the Clarkston School District? GREAT Time to Sell!

The average sales price for Clarkston MI homes is up 7.6% from last year and up 12.2% from 2009. Unit sales are up about 2 1/2% from last year and up over 22% from 2009.

Distressed sales in Clarkston MI have been on the decline, contributing to the higher prices. Through July of 2011 distressed sales (short sales and foreclosures) have made up 56.7% of the closed sales in Clarkston MI. In 2010 distressed sales 59.6% of the total Clarkston sales which was an improvement from 2009 when over 64% of the sold homes in Clarkston were either a short sale or bank owned home.

clarkston school sales chart through july

There are currently only 211 active listings for sale in Clarkston or just over a 5 month inventory. Like in any market, some (many) of those homes are overpriced. Good, properly priced inventory is even less than the 5 month inventory the stats show. The last 3 homes we listed in the Clarkston school district all sold the first week on the market and all 3 got prices that were at the top end for their respective neighborhoods.

Typical Costs for the Clarkston Home Seller

What Happens if the Appraisal is Low?

Getting Your Clarkston MI Home Ready For Sale

What are Seller Concessions?

Why are the Buyer and I Both Paying for Title Work/Insurance?

What to Expect on the Listing Appointment

Jackie Hawley
Keller Williams Realty, Clarkston



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Does the Buyer Have a Right to a Home Inspection?


You have the right to bear arms, you have the right to free speech and assembly… There is no right to a home inspection in a real estate transaction. There is, however, a legal obligation to live up to the terms of the fully executed purchase agreement (not a lawyer).

The offer to purchase will either be contingent on a home inspection or it won’t. If the offer isn’t subject to a home inspection, then the seller doesn’t have to let the buyer inspect. In fact, the seller shouldn’t let the buyer inspect. Sometimes a buyer will waive the inspection contingency to make their offer stronger. But those terms should be spelled out in the purchase agreement.

For Sellers

For Buyers

Search the MLS

What is a Home Warranty and Who Pays for it?

What Happens if the Appraisal is Low?

More About Home Inspections

Jackie Hawley
Keller Williams Realty, Clarkston MI
cell: (248)736-6407
Jackie@JackieHawley.com or Jackie@MiRelocation.com


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