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$418,000 :: 37873 HAZEL DR, Harrison Township MI, 48045

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,700 sq ft
Lot Size: 32,234 sq ft
Added: 08/27/17, Last Updated: 10/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21361555
Community: Harrison Twp (50015)
Tract: LAKESHORE GARDENS
Status: Sold

Beautiful Custom Built Executive Home situated on quiet private .74 acres, bordered by a stream and located near Metro Beach. 2 masters 1st & 2nd flrs, 2 offices 1st & 2nd flrs. Kitchen-wet island, builtins, Quartz Maint Free countertops w/glass backsplash. 2-story Great Room w/granite wet bar & custom cabinet & wood burning Granite fireplace prepped for gas. Master Suite w/Vaulted ceiling, big walk-in, Jacuzzi Tub w/separate shower, double sinks, private deck & sitting area. Huge bonus room over garage, 9.5 ft 2nd fl ceilings. 2017 New Wood Fence, 2016 Freshly Painted & Updated Kitchen, 2015 New Roof, New Stamped Concrete patio, New Pool & large TREX deck, New Shed, New Landscaping & Metal Fence. R20 & R42 insulation plus sound insulation, Alarm, Sprinklers, ext.lighting w/security cameras, 1st Floor workshop, 2nd fl laundry, attic fan w/auto power roof vent, zone heating & cooling, 2×6 Exterior walls, 90+ Eff Furn. 50g H20 w/2 recirculating lines. Too many extras to list, a MUST SEE!

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Appraisal Disappointing? Steps to Take

Appraisal disappointing? You have options, according to the Appraisal Institute.

“Homebuyers and sellers should first understand what an appraisal is and how it’s used,” says Jim Amorin, president and acting CEO of the Appraisal Institute. “Real estate appraisals for mortgage finance applications are prepared for the bank or financial institution so they can better understand the collateral risk in making the loan. This can be confusing, because homebuyers typically pay for the appraisal and receive a copy of it.”

In some cases, the appraisal may not match the contract price—but just because an appraisal comes in below (or above) the listing or contract price doesn’t mean it’s flawed, Amorin says. The agreed-upon contract price may be above market value, for example. In those situations, the buyer and seller often renegotiate the contract at more favorable or balanced terms.

Homebuyers should ask their lender for the qualifications of the appraiser, including whether they are designated by a professional association like the Appraisal Institute, says Amorin. A qualified and competent appraiser knows how to conduct a thorough market analysis and make appropriate adjustments.

Homebuyers also can ask whether the appraiser is directly engaged by the bank or whether the bank utilizes an appraisal management company, and what their procedures are for engaging qualified appraisers.

“The best way for consumers to combat potential problems with appraisals is to ensure the appraiser hired by their lender is highly qualified and competent,” Amorin says. “Consumers have every right to demand the use of a highly qualified appraiser, someone with field experience in their market and knowledge and experience to handle the assignment properly.”

Contrary to incorrect interpretations of appraiser independence requirements, appraisers welcome information that would assist the development of credible assignment results,” says Amorin. If lender policies permit, consumers can accompany appraisers when conducting the property inspection and may provide the appraiser with any information they consider important.

Amorin suggests consumers ask their lender for permission to do so, and confirm the appointment. Consumers should also take note of whether an adequate inspection is performed. Did the appraiser spend enough time at the property to observe important features or improvements or potential problems?

Homebuyers should take advantage of their right to obtain a copy of the appraisal report,” Amorin says. Even though the appraisal is ordered to help assess lender collateral risk, buyers are entitled to a copy of the appraisal report. Federal regulations require lenders to provide property buyers with free copies of appraisal reports no later than three days before the loan closes.

Although appraisal review is best performed by qualified appraisers, consumers should examine the appraisal for potential deficiencies, says Amorin. According to “Appraising the Appraisal: The Art of Appraisal Review,” common errors in appraisals include: misuse of adjustments to comparables; disregarding special financing and concessions; or miscalculation of gross living area (GLA).

Amorin suggests consumers ask themselves:

  • Do adjacent homes add or detract from the value of the subject property?
  • Is the subject property equal to or lower in price than surrounding homes?
  • Does the floor plan have any functional problems?
  • Does the house (particularly the kitchen and bathrooms) require major remodeling to make it comparable with similar homes in the same price range?
  • Is the number of bedrooms and baths in the home comparable to similar homes in the same price range?
  • Did the appraiser perform an adequate inspection?

“Most lenders have appraisal appeal procedures, known as ‘Reconsiderations of Value,’” says Amorin. “If you’re aware of recent, comparable sales information or items that may not have been available or considered by the appraiser, provide those to the lender. If problems were found with the first appraisal, you can and should obtain a second appraisal.”

Source: Appraisal Institute

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The Most (and Least) Valuable States in America

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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Everyone knows location is the most important part of real estate. You can’t change where your house is (all things being equal). You have to consider school districts, crime rates, commute times—the list goes on and on. It can be much simpler when you’re considering buying a home to compare apples to apples so you can see how the real estate market differs according to location, so HowMuch.net created a new visualization showing land and housing prices at a glance.


The blue dots represent the value of an acre of land, and the red circles indicate the median value of a home. The bigger the blue dot and the larger the red circle, the more expensive it is to become a property owner. Small circles and dots likewise indicate a very low cost of purchasing property. The home values are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Consumer Survey, and the numbers behind the land values come from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Several things stand out in the illustration. An acre of land is much more valuable in the Northeast compared to any other part of the country. This is partly because the Eastern seaboard is a very densely populated area with several large cities, most notably New York. New York and Massachusetts have some of the oldest modern structures anywhere in the U.S. In other words, Eastern cities are a lot older than Midwestern cities, so there isn’t a lot of farmland for suburban expansion anymore. In terms of geographic size, these are some of the smallest states in the country. As a matter of fact, the three states where the cost of an acre of land is greater than the median price of a house are all located on the East Coast, and they happen to be some of the smallest states in the Union (Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey).

Median home values (the red circles) are a different and more complicated story. California has the most expensive houses by far ($449,100). Oregon and Washington boast similarly high housing valuations, as well ($264,100 and $284,000, respectively). It is also expensive to buy a home on the East Coast, with six out of the top 10 states with the most expensive median home values.

There’s a noticeable dip in both housing and land prices in Southern and Midwestern states. Prices slowly rise the further you move from east to west. This highlights unique economic developments over the last several years, including the boom in oil exploration in North Dakota and the growth of Western cities, like Denver, thanks to young people. Snowbirds also tend to move to Florida and Arizona when they retire, which also pushes up housing prices in those places.

Top 5 Most Expensive States to Buy a Home

  1. California
    Value per Acre: $39,092
    Median Home Value: $449,100
  1. Massachusetts
    Value per Acre: $102,214
    Median Home Value: $352,100
  1. New Jersey
    Value per Acre: $196,410
    Median Home Value: $322,600
  1. Maryland
    Value per Acre: $75,429
    Median Home Value: $299,800
  1. New York
    Value per Acre: $41,314
    Median Home Value: $293,500

Top 5 Cheapest States to Buy a Home

  1. West Virginia
    Value per Acre: $10,537
    Median Home Value: $112,100
  1. Mississippi
    Value per Acre: $5,565
    Median Home Value: $112,700
  1. Arkansas
    Value per Acre: $6,739
    Median Home Value: $120,700
  1. Oklahoma
    Value per Acre: $7,364
    Median Home Value: $126,800
  1. Kentucky
    Value per Acre: $7,209
    Median Home Value: $130,000

All this shows that the laws of supply and demand are alive and well in the real estate market. You can easily find cheap acres of land where they are plentiful and un-useful (sorry, Nevada), but owning property is a lot more expensive in smaller places crowded with lots of people. As always: location, location, location.

A version of this article originally appeared on HowMuch.net.

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The Most (and Least) Valuable States in America

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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Everyone knows location is the most important part of real estate. You can’t change where your house is (all things being equal). You have to consider school districts, crime rates, commute times—the list goes on and on. It can be much simpler when you’re considering buying a home to compare apples to apples so you can see how the real estate market differs according to location, so HowMuch.net created a new visualization showing land and housing prices at a glance.


The blue dots represent the value of an acre of land, and the red circles indicate the median value of a home. The bigger the blue dot and the larger the red circle, the more expensive it is to become a property owner. Small circles and dots likewise indicate a very low cost of purchasing property. The home values are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Consumer Survey, and the numbers behind the land values come from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Several things stand out in the illustration. An acre of land is much more valuable in the Northeast compared to any other part of the country. This is partly because the Eastern seaboard is a very densely populated area with several large cities, most notably New York. New York and Massachusetts have some of the oldest modern structures anywhere in the U.S. In other words, Eastern cities are a lot older than Midwestern cities, so there isn’t a lot of farmland for suburban expansion anymore. In terms of geographic size, these are some of the smallest states in the country. As a matter of fact, the three states where the cost of an acre of land is greater than the median price of a house are all located on the East Coast, and they happen to be some of the smallest states in the Union (Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey).

Median home values (the red circles) are a different and more complicated story. California has the most expensive houses by far ($449,100). Oregon and Washington boast similarly high housing valuations, as well ($264,100 and $284,000, respectively). It is also expensive to buy a home on the East Coast, with six out of the top 10 states with the most expensive median home values.

There’s a noticeable dip in both housing and land prices in Southern and Midwestern states. Prices slowly rise the further you move from east to west. This highlights unique economic developments over the last several years, including the boom in oil exploration in North Dakota and the growth of Western cities, like Denver, thanks to young people. Snowbirds also tend to move to Florida and Arizona when they retire, which also pushes up housing prices in those places.

Top 5 Most Expensive States to Buy a Home

  1. California
    Value per Acre: $39,092
    Median Home Value: $449,100
  1. Massachusetts
    Value per Acre: $102,214
    Median Home Value: $352,100
  1. New Jersey
    Value per Acre: $196,410
    Median Home Value: $322,600
  1. Maryland
    Value per Acre: $75,429
    Median Home Value: $299,800
  1. New York
    Value per Acre: $41,314
    Median Home Value: $293,500

Top 5 Cheapest States to Buy a Home

  1. West Virginia
    Value per Acre: $10,537
    Median Home Value: $112,100
  1. Mississippi
    Value per Acre: $5,565
    Median Home Value: $112,700
  1. Arkansas
    Value per Acre: $6,739
    Median Home Value: $120,700
  1. Oklahoma
    Value per Acre: $7,364
    Median Home Value: $126,800
  1. Kentucky
    Value per Acre: $7,209
    Median Home Value: $130,000

All this shows that the laws of supply and demand are alive and well in the real estate market. You can easily find cheap acres of land where they are plentiful and un-useful (sorry, Nevada), but owning property is a lot more expensive in smaller places crowded with lots of people. As always: location, location, location.

A version of this article originally appeared on HowMuch.net.

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$134,900 :: 34764 JEFFERSON AVE, HARRISON Township MI, 48045

2 beds, 1.1 baths
Home size: 990 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 10/21/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 58031333772
Community: Harrison Twp
Tract: LAKERIDGE
Status: Active

Completely remodeled, gorgeous condo located in a quiet community just steps from Lake St. Clair! Brand new EVERYTHING throughout the interior including: stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, backsplash, cabinets, garbage disposal, sinks, furnace, central air, electrical system, plumbing, flooring, hand rail, moldings, trim, doors, handles, real marble tile in the lavatory, porcelain tile in the full bath, bathtub, toilets, and fresh paint! Brand new windows with lifetime warranty and newer roof! Stairs leading to the basement have also been completed re-structured. This home has a ton of storage with walk in closets and an attached garage. Not mention seawall access, and gorgeous water views! Truly move in ready with immediate occupancy!

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$134,900 :: 34764 JEFFERSON AVE, HARRISON Township MI, 48045

2 beds, 1.1 baths
Home size: 990 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 10/21/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 58031333772
Community: Harrison Twp
Tract: LAKERIDGE
Status: Active

Completely remodeled, gorgeous condo located in a quiet community just steps from Lake St. Clair! Brand new EVERYTHING throughout the interior including: stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, backsplash, cabinets, garbage disposal, sinks, furnace, central air, electrical system, plumbing, flooring, hand rail, moldings, trim, doors, handles, real marble tile in the lavatory, porcelain tile in the full bath, bathtub, toilets, and fresh paint! Brand new windows with lifetime warranty and newer roof! Stairs leading to the basement have also been completed re-structured. This home has a ton of storage with walk in closets and an attached garage. Not mention seawall access, and gorgeous water views! Truly move in ready with immediate occupancy!

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$134,900 :: 34764 Jefferson Ave, Harrison Township MI, 48045

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 990 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 10/21/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 31333772
Community: Harrison Twp (50015)
Tract: Lakeridge
Status: Active

Completely remodeled, gorgeous condo located in a quiet community just steps from Lake St. Clair! Brand new EVERYTHING throughout the interior including: stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, backsplash, cabinets, garbage disposal, sinks, furnace, central air, electrical system, plumbing, flooring, hand rail, moldings, trim, doors, handles, real marble tile in the lavatory, porcelain tile in the full bath, bathtub, toilets, and fresh paint! Brand new windows with lifetime warranty and newer roof! Stairs leading to the basement have also been completed re-structured. This home has a ton of storage with walk in closets and an attached garage. Not mention seawall access, and gorgeous water views! Truly move in ready with immediate occupancy!

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$134,900 :: 34764 Jefferson Ave, Harrison Township MI, 48045

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 990 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 10/21/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 31333772
Community: Harrison Twp (50015)
Tract: Lakeridge
Status: Active

Completely remodeled, gorgeous condo located in a quiet community just steps from Lake St. Clair! Brand new EVERYTHING throughout the interior including: stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, backsplash, cabinets, garbage disposal, sinks, furnace, central air, electrical system, plumbing, flooring, hand rail, moldings, trim, doors, handles, real marble tile in the lavatory, porcelain tile in the full bath, bathtub, toilets, and fresh paint! Brand new windows with lifetime warranty and newer roof! Stairs leading to the basement have also been completed re-structured. This home has a ton of storage with walk in closets and an attached garage. Not mention seawall access, and gorgeous water views! Truly move in ready with immediate occupancy!

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$515,000 :: 37874 Lakeshore, Harrison Township MI, 48045

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,200 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 09/12/17, Last Updated: 10/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31330636
Community: Harrison Twp (50015)
Tract: St Clair Haven
Status: Sold

It’s all about that view! Sit out on your new dock/deck and enjoy the serene lake or relax in the beautiful upgraded all season room. Everything in this gorgeous cape cod has been remodeled/updated and upgraded! This house has it all! You will feel like you are living in a HGTV set! Shiplap, gorgeous granite counters in bathrooms and kitchen. Beautiful white cabinetry,. Custom ceramic imported tile floors that compliment the gorgeous wood floors. List of some of the many updates; siding, new roof, new patio, dock w/ 3000lb davit. Permanent shed w/electric doors, garage door, windows, custom plantation shutters, recessed lighting. Updated electric, updated floors, laundry room, high end SS appliances. The list goes on and on you need to come see this house for yourself!

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$515,000 :: 37874 LAKESHORE, HARRISON Township MI, 48045

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,200 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 09/12/17, Last Updated: 10/19/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031330636
Community: Harrison Twp
Tract: ST CLAIR HAVEN
Status: Sold

It’s all about that view! Sit out on your new dock/deck and enjoy the serene lake or relax in the beautiful upgraded all season room. Everything in this gorgeous cape cod has been remodeled/updated and upgraded! This house has it all! You will feel like you are living in a HGTV set! Shiplap, gorgeous granite counters in bathrooms and kitchen. Beautiful white cabinetry,. Custom ceramic imported tile floors that compliment the gorgeous wood floors. List of some of the many updates; siding, new roof, new patio, dock w/ 3000lb davit. Permanent shed w/electric doors, garage door, windows, custom plantation shutters, recessed lighting. Updated electric, updated floors, laundry room, high end SS appliances. The list goes on and on you need to come see this house for yourself!

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