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  • Traverse City area Real Estate Market continues to Improve

    As Many people already know the Traverse City area real estate market certainly took hits over the past few years like anywhere but luckily not nearly as hard as many areas.  Our local market has been recovering for almost 2 years now with inventories down and values up slightly in 2011 .....2012 is showing even stronger gains.  The ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on October 16, 2012
  • Home Prices Rise at Accelerated Levels

    Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, October 03, 2012 -->Home prices rose in August by their largest amount since July 2006, CoreLogic reports in its August Home Price Index, which includes distressed sales. Home prices increased 4.6 percent year-over-year in August. This marks the sixth consecutive increase in home prices on month-over-month and ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on October 3, 2012
  • Traverse City Real Estate Weekly Market Report

    Weekly Market Statistics09/03/2012 thru 09/09/2012177 New Listings102 Sold Listings279 PendingSales By Classification84 Residential $35,000 to $613,000 Median $167,500 Mean $196,53317 Vacant Land $6,000 to $460,000 Median $42,000 Mean $102,1111 Commercial $115,000Sales by Location05 Antrim County11 Benzie County56 Grand Traverse County12 Kalkaska ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on September 17, 2012
  • Governor Signs Critical Dunes Legislation

    /8/2012 LANSING, Mich. - On August 7, 2012, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation clarifying the criteria for landowners building homes in privately held areas of Michigan’s lakeshore dunes.Senate Bill 1130, sponsored by Sen. Arlan Meekhof, resolves deficiencies in current law that put Michigan at risk in lawsuits. The governor worked with ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on September 11, 2012
  • Lawmakers Introduce Major Improvements to Critical Dunes Act

    5/21/2012 Senate Majority Floor Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-Olive Township) and Representative Jon Bumstead (R-Newaygo) have introduced legislation, Senate Bill 1130 and House Bill 5647 respectively, aimed at applying a less subjective approach to critical dune regulation. REALTORS®, builders, and property owners living and working within the ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on September 11, 2012
  • Real Estate Prices Are Going Back Up

    Illustration by Ian Michael Rousey By Jed Kolko Jul 8, 2012 6:30 PM ETHouse prices, after falling for more than five years, are rising again. All the major sales-priceindexes show that there have been modest national increases in recent months, even after adjusting for seasonal patterns. When foreclosures and distressed sales are ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on August 17, 2012
  • 'Not Every Distressed Property Is a Bargain'

    Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, August 07, 2012 -->Foreclosures can offer some home buyers big bargains, with the typical discount on a foreclosure about 19 percent, according to National Association of REALTORS® data from May. But buyers should be careful not to be guided by price alone, housing experts warn. “Distressed properties ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on August 8, 2012
  • Mortgage Closing Costs on the Decline

    Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, August 07, 2012 -->Closing costs have dropped by 7 percent over the last year, according to an annual survey on closing costs conducted by Bankrate.com. Closing costs average $3,754 nationwide. Title insurance and other third-party fees also saw a drop in the last year, falling 12 percent, and origination fees ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on August 8, 2012
  • Traverse City area Home Sales Surge in May

    June 23, 2012 Sales surge continues in May236 homes were sold in the five-county area last monthBy Bill O'Brienbobrien@record-eagle.comThe Record EagleSun Jun 24, 2012, 10:06 AM EDTTRAVERSE CITY — Housing sales continued a spring-time surge in May across the 5-county region. Existing home sales totaled 236 last month in Grand Traverse, ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on June 25, 2012
  • Shadow Inventory Drops to 2008 Lows

    Daily Real Estate News | Monday, June 18, 2012 -->Shadow inventory dropped nearly 15 percent year-over-year in April and is at about a four-month supply—reaching its lowest level in nearly three years, real estate data provider CoreLogic reports. Shadow inventory, as defined by CoreLogic, refers to properties that are seriously delinquent ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on June 18, 2012