Author Archives: Linda Raveau

Real Estate Pricing Update

July is the month we give our quarterly pricing update and we wanted to start with the FHFA (Federal Housing Finance Agency) Actual Year-Over-Year price change in regard to individual markets.  What we can see is that in each region … Continue reading

Posted in buying a home, First Time Buyer, Michigan real estate, Real Estate News, Royal Oak, Michigan | Leave a comment

The BEST Month to Sell a Home

In a recent article published on SmartZip.com data was collected and reviewed to determine the best month to sell your home throughout the United States. The results were interesting (see below). Michigan is still a “Summer” month with hot sales. … Continue reading

Image | Posted on | Leave a comment

4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate News | Leave a comment

Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact Housing Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should you wait to Buy?

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to rise another quarter of a … Continue reading

Posted in Real Estate News | Leave a comment

Small Kitchen – Big View

by Linda Raveau City living is all the rage these days and Detroit is loaded with opportunities.  Having been born and raised in Detroit, I have seen the City go through many transitions and I’m really enjoying being a part … Continue reading

Posted in Design News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE TIME IS NOW TO BUY – 1% DOWN

As you’ve been hearing all over the news media, mortgage rates are still at record lows.  As an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), I work with buyers all the time and even though inventory is low and the search is harder, … Continue reading

Posted in buying a home, First Time Buyer, Michigan real estate, Real Estate News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment