Monday, June 29, 2009

Brian's Summer Reading Bookshelf

Summer's here, and if you're planning to take some time off over the next several weeks to recharge your batteries, you are encouraged to read some books that will energize you, and cause you to take action towards achieving your BHAG's. Remember: The difference between the person you are today and the person you will be in 5 years is based on the people you meet and the books you read.

Here are some of my recommendations:

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The 29% Solution by Dr. Ivan Misner

The Little Teal Book of Trust by Jeffrey Gitomer

Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life by Larry Winget

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Dare to Win by Mark Hansen

Never Give Up by Joyce Meyer

10-10-10 by Suzy Welch

Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

People are Idiots and I Can Prove It by Larry Winget

Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen

Make it a GREAT Day & GREAT week!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ann Arbor Single Family Home Sales Report: May 2009

The good news for this month, and a new, positive trend year to date is (finally) in the category of average sales price for Single Family Homes in the Ann Arbor area.
Average sales prices for May 2009 were up by 8.7% over May 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 May 2008: 886
SFH Listings in May 2009: 696
Decrease: 21.5%

SFH Sales May 2008: 303
SFH Sales May 2009: 233
Decrease: 23.2%

SFH Sales Year to Date 2009: 1,001
SFH Sales Year to Date 2008: 1,074

SFH Avg. Sales Price May 2008: $217,849
SFH Avg. Sales Price May 2009: $236,897
Increase: 8.7%

SFH Avg. Sales Price Y.T.D. 2008: $216,882
SFH Avg. Sales Price Y.T.D. 2009: $170,973
Decrease: 21.2%