$92,500 :: 24656 N MEADOW, HARRISON Township MI, 48045

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2 beds, 1 bath
Home size: 968 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 09/21/18, Last Updated: 09/21/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 58031360714
Community: Harrison Twp
Tract: SPRING MEADOWS NORTH CONDO
Status: Active

Very clean 2nd floor ranch condo in Harrison Township. Quiet neighborhood. Balcony off living room. Large master bedroom with large walk in closet. All appliances stay. Move in ready.

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-Clinton


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$149,900 :: 34255 GENEREAUX ST, Harrison Township MI, 48045-3312

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,026 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 09/20/18, Last Updated: 09/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21507461
Community: Harrison Twp (50015)
Tract: VINEYARD SUB – HARRISON TWP
Status: Active

CHARMING RANCH IN THE PERFECT LOCATION! LOCATED ON A QUIET DEAD END STREET WITH A TRANQUIL CREEK RUNNING THROUGH THE BACKYARD, AND A KOI POND IN THE FRONT YARD! CLOSE TO I-94, LAKE ST. CLAIR, SHOPPING, DINING AND MORE! OPEN CONCEPT FEATURING CATHEDRAL CEILINGS IN LIVING ROOM THAT OPENS TO KITCHEN. KITCHEN FEATURES BEAUTIFUL BACK SPLASH, OAK CABINETS, ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDED, AND DOOR WALL TO PATIO AND BACKYARD. DEN/STUDY OFF OF LIVING ROOM COULD BE USED AS A THIRD BEDROOM. SPACIOUS MASTER SUITE WITH PRIVATE MASTER BATHROOM. HOME ALSO FEATURES SECOND BEDROOM AND ADDITIONAL FULL BATHROOM. LARGE FINISHED BASEMENT WITH PLENTY OF ROOM FOR STORAGE. ROOF IS NEW IN 2014. FURNACE FEATURES NEW BLOWER MOTOR AND SENSOR IN 2017. EXTERIOR OF HOME/GARAGE PAINTED IN 2017/2018. NOTHING TO DO BUT MOVE RIGHT IN!

Listed with KW Platinum


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$110,000 :: 29565 S RIVER Road, Harrison Township MI, 48045

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3 beds, 1 bath
Home size: 1,178 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 09/21/18, Last Updated: 09/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 218092507
Community: Harrison Twp
Tract: CAMPAU’S MACOMB PARK
Status: Active

Ranch home in Harrison Twp. This home has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. It is on a crawl space. Detached Garage.

Listed with Braven Enterprises LLC


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Beware Location Remorse: Over a Third Have ‘Neighborhood Regret’

You can change a house—location is tougher.

According to new research by Trulia, 36 percent of Americans have “neighborhood regret,” or would have moved to another neighborhood than the one they reside in today. The feeling is heightened in metros, where 46 percent are dissatisfied with their pick, but less pronounced in rural areas (31 percent) and the suburbs (30 percent) The portal surveyed 1,000 Americans in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco who moved in the past three years.

What makes a neighborhood suitable? Forty-eight percent of those surveyed were motivated by the “vibe,” 37 percent were affected by crime rates, and another 37 percent were attracted to easier travel to work. Attributes that led to regret? Lack of public transit, noise and traffic.

Is your neighborhood a problem? For future moves, prepare through research. Look up neighborhood photos—something just 38 percent of those surveyed did—and plan a time to visit. Only 37 percent explored the neighborhood’s popular spots, and 47 percent did not go at night. Remember, as well, that your agent is an expert on the local market. Contact them for help with your move.

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Howard Hanna Acquires Allen Tate

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The merged brokerages look to take on a bigger presence in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Assist My Buyers in a Seller’s Market?

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Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors.

Q: When guiding clients through the real estate process, how can I ensure that they’re prepared to find success when in the midst of a seller’s market?

A: Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® enjoys a leading position in its category. As such, we have nearly 600 franchisees performing thousands of home inspections, and we gather a myriad of great tips from them. Here are some of their best tips for making sure your buyers are prepared—and positioned to be the most attractive bidder in a competitive seller’s market.

  • If your client isn’t going to be a cash buyer, make sure they get a pre-approval for a mortgage before looking for homes in their price range.
  • When putting together an offer, it helps if there are no contingencies involved, such as waiting for the client’s home to sell first. In the event that multiple offers are involved, it pays to be flexible in many areas, including—but not limited to—move-in date.
  • Work with your client to determine what they really need in a home versus what they really want. If inventory is tight, they may need to compromise.
  • Show your client that you’re committed to being in their corner and take the time to educate them in regard to everything they need to know as they make their way through the process.
  • Encourage your client to act quickly, as they’re bound to run into others who will not hesitate to make a move in a competitive market.
  • Be sure your client has all their documentation ready in case of a quick close. It’s also important to make sure they know exactly what they need to have in order, should they encounter a tight timeline.
  • Line your client up with the most reputable home inspector you can find so that they’re ready for the inspection. While there’s typically a period that ranges from 7-10 days to complete the inspection, be sure to remind your client that the tighter market may have sellers expecting an even quicker turnaround.
  • A home inspection is a prospective buyer’s most powerful negotiation tool, as well as the most valuable insurance one can ever get on a property, which is why the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requires a special form entitled “For Your Protection: Get a Home Inspection” with every contract. More often than not, there won’t be much to see on the inspection report, but if your client happens to write an offer on a home with an issue that needs to be addressed, you may save both yourself—and your client—a lot of heartache with this simple report.

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$110,000 :: 29565 S RIVER RD, Harrison Township MI, 48045-3026

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3 beds, 1 bath
Home size: 1,178 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 09/21/18, Last Updated: 09/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21507741
Community: Harrison Twp (50015)
Tract: CAMPAU’S MACOMB PARK
Status: Active

Ranch home in Harrison Twp. This home has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. It is on a crawl space. Detached Garage.

Listed with Braven Enterprises LLC


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7 Benefits of a Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike

(TNS)—Interest rates are going up. The Federal Reserve in June hiked rates for the second time in 2018, and there could be two more rate hikes before the end of the year, including one at this month’s Fed meeting.

Sure, the increases mean it will cost more to borrow—but you’ll benefit from getting better rates on high-yield certificates of deposit.

Healthier returns on CDs are only one gain from the Fed’s rate-raising campaign. Here’s how you can take advantage of other positive outcomes from Fed rate increases.

  1. Higher Returns for Savers
    If you’re a saver, low interest rates have brought about the financial equivalent of a long drought. Any improvement, even modest, is welcome and overdue.

“Interest rates have been so low for so long that many people have fallen out of the habit of rate shopping,” says Robert Frick, corporate economist for Navy Federal Credit Union. “But now that rates are rising, they should get back into the habit and will be seeing bigger payouts from their accounts, especially certificates of deposit. This is especially important for people on fixed incomes.”

  1. Tamed Inflation
    Most broad-based measures of prices indicate inflation has continued to remain under control in the U.S. in recent years. The central bank’s target for inflation is 2 percent, but inflation has yet to hit the bull’s eye on a sustained basis, as measured by personal consumption expenditures, or PCE.

If the Fed achieves its objectives in steering the economy, inflation should remain under control.

A positive inflation scenario after a rate increase might include “lower prices of imported consumer goods, due to a likely higher exchange value of the dollar if our domestic rate increases are not matched by policy tightening in other major economies,” says Daniil Manaenkov, U.S. forecasting specialist at the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics at the University of Michigan.

  1. More Lending
    A credit bubble rightfully received some of the blame for the financial crisis in 2007. In the aftermath, lending came to a complete stop.

Lending has resumed. “Banks may have a greater incentive to loan out reserves at higher interest rates, and thI increased flow of additional credit would boost economic growth,” says Sean Snaith, director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at the University of Central Florida.

  1. More Interest Income for Retirees
    As a rate boost brings better returns to savings vehicles, senior citizens should enjoy better paydays by putting their money in CDs and savings accounts. “Higher interest rates on CDs and other financial instruments will particularly help older Americans trying to live on their retirement savings,” says Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.

As the population ages in coming years, many more Americans will come to appreciate even modest increases in interest income during retirement when they buy certificates of deposit.

  1. Stronger Dollar to Boost Purchasing Power
    As the Fed continues to boost rates (and with the outlook for more rate hikes to come), the U.S. dollar gets more support. Ultimately, that means more purchasing power with the greenback compared with other currencies.

Predicting moves in the foreign exchange market is difficult, but Snaith and other economists say the dollar could strengthen further as the Fed boosts rates.

Fed tightening “is likely to mean a somewhat higher dollar, so people traveling to Europe will do well,” says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington.

  1. Stocks Will Trade on Fundamentals
    As the Federal Reserve embarks on what officials have called “normalization” (that is, a backing away from record-low rates), stock prices may start to make more sense and not reflect the central bank’s easy monetary policy quite so much.

“A normalization of rates would return the focus to market fundamentals and off of focusing on the nuances of each Fed statement,” says David Nice, former senior economist at DS Economics in Chicago.

  1. Would-Be Homebuyers May Get off the Fence
    As the Fed continues to raise rates, higher mortgage rates likely will follow. If the prospect of higher mortgage rates compels you to a home sooner than later, you won’t be alone.

“Higher mortgage rates could push buyers off the fence—increasing demand, increasing prices and increasing home equity so that more people can sell their homes,” says Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland, Pa.

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$162,000 :: 36175 EDMAN Street, Harrison Township MI, 48045

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,500 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 07/30/18, Last Updated: 09/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 218072397
Community: Harrison Twp
Tract: JOHN CAMPAU
Status: Sold

This charming bungalow is located within walking distance to Eddie’s drive-in, the bike path, Lake St. Clair and Ballard waterfront park! Spacious rooms, first floor laundry and first floor master bedroom with direct access to the main level full bath! Huge kitchen features an abundance of cabinet and counter space and sliding door off of eating space to the large deck in the fenced in backyard! A vacant lot next door and hospital in rear of property provide tons of privacy and a park-like setting! Spacious bedrooms including 2 upstairs with full bath, and a finished room in the basement that is perfect for a guest room or office! The home features updated first layer roof with dimensional shingles, vinyl siding, and vinyl windows!

Listed with Real Estate Network Cauley & Co


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Beware Location Remorse: Over a Third Have ‘Neighborhood Regret’

You can change a house—location is tougher.

According to new research by Trulia, 36 percent of Americans have “neighborhood regret,” or would have moved to another neighborhood than the one they reside in today. The feeling is heightened in metros, where 46 percent are dissatisfied with their pick, but less pronounced in rural areas (31 percent) and the suburbs (30 percent) The portal surveyed 1,000 Americans in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco who moved in the past three years.

What makes a neighborhood suitable? Forty-eight percent of those surveyed were motivated by the “vibe,” 37 percent were affected by crime rates, and another 37 percent were attracted to easier travel to work. Attributes that led to regret? Lack of public transit, noise and traffic.

Is your neighborhood a problem? For future moves, prepare through research. Look up neighborhood photos—something just 38 percent of those surveyed did—and plan a time to visit. Only 37 percent explored the neighborhood’s popular spots, and 47 percent did not go at night. Remember, as well, that your agent is an expert on the local market. Contact them for help with your move.

For more information, please visit www.trulia.com.

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