Saturday, February 28, 2009

FREE First Time Homebuyer Seminar This Tuesday

The market has dramatically changed in recent months, and all indications are that there will be more dramatic changes in the next 90 days. Come to this FREE, No obligation 45 minute Seminar to learn:

--Current market conditions in Washtenaw County, Michigan.
--Short Sales, Foreclosures, and private party sales. Similarities and KEY differences
--Explore financing options.
--Learn the 5 Key thinks that professional home inspectors look for.
--Much, much more

The Bundesen Team at Real Estate One has been teaching First-Time Home Buyer Seminars for more than three (3) years, and we are launching our all new series for 2009.

Our Seminars are fast-paced, fact-filled, and give you a look at what goes on 'in the trenches' of today's Ann Arbor area real estate market.

This is an hour well spent. You will definitely learn something you didn't know before.

FREE! FREE FREE! No Cost, No Obligation, and you don't need to be pre-qualified by a Lender to attend.

Seminar will be Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Real Estate One
555 Briarwood Circle #333

CLICK HERE for additional details

Thursday, February 12, 2009

January 2009 SFH Sales Report Ann Arbor, Michgan

Ann Arbor Single Family Home average sales prices in January 2009 dropped by 31.8% from January 2008, and have dropped by 21.5% from December 2008.

Here are the latest statistics from the Ann Arbor Board of Realtors. These numbers are for Single Family Homes (SFH) Residential, and do not include condominiums:

SFH Listings in January 2008: 818
SFH Listings in January 2009: 615
Decrease: 24.9%

SFH Sales January 2008: 142
SFH Sales January 2009: 152
Increase: 0.07%

SFH Avg. Sales Price Jan. 2008: $224,831
SFH Avg. Sales Price Jan. 2009: $153,486
Decrease: 31.8%

SFH Avg. Sales Price Dec. 2008: $173,343
Dec - Jan Decrease: 21.5%

Monday, February 9, 2009

Appealing Property Taxes: What an Oxymoron!

There's nothing appealing about your property tax bill, which is in the mail very shortly. To most of us, it is a mystery how they are calculated. In today's Ann Arbor Real Estate market, one of the most common questions centers on the idea that if the market value of a home goes down, doesn't it naturally follow that your property tax bill will also automatically go down? Not so fast Kemosabe. Once that high water mark of your tax bill is achieved, it is quite a quagmire to sort through the bureaucratic noise and learn exactly how you would go about getting your property tax bill lowered.

The Bundesen Team at Real Estate One and The Washtenaw Real Estate Investors Group is proud to be sponsoring a brief 30 minute overview about the process of appealing your property taxes. Michigan Tax Tribunal Judge Victoria Enyart will cover the market and taxable values in Michigan as well as the appeal process up to and through the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

What: Appealing Your Ann Arbor Property Taxes
When: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at 6:30 - 7:00PM
Where: Real Estate One: 555 Briarwood Circle #333
Who is Presenting: Judge Victoria Enyart, of the Michigan Tax Tribunal
Cost: FREE