Brighton Michigan Home Buying

Home Buying thoughts from some experienced buyer agents who serve the Brighton, South Lyon, Howell, Pinckney, Hamburg and Hartland areas. (Livingston County and Western Oakland County)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baltimore News Station Runs Article Featuring Brighton Home Buying Expert

A journalist for interviewed our broker Jon Boyd one or two months ago for an article he had been working on regarding home purchase language.

In particular, the theme was things listing real estate people will say with reference to their listings to try to grab the attention of home buying consumers. Hint: The positive features are often exagerated.

These phrases were collected from our nationwide organization ( and the are absolutely authentic.

Here is what you should probably ponder:

If a real estate agent habitually directs words like these to buyers, why would you ever want somebody like at being your buyer's agent or designated buyer's agent?

Just a idea to mull over as you search for Brighton real estate.

Here is the story.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009




status check

Monday, June 15, 2009

Flamingos invade!

I'm at an inspection today and one of the neighbors has about a dozen

I remember 20+ years ago when I had a flamingo in my yard on West

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Burried Oil Tank Fill And Vent Pipes Show Up In Crawl Space

We had a home inspection recently where the crawl space provided a surprise.

The signs of a buried oil tank.

Here is what the inspector saw:

The fat pipe would be the fill pipe and the skinnier pipe would be the vent pipe.

Here is a link with a lot more information: Oil Tank Information

Note two things:

1. The home owner lived in the home when the tank was taken out of service, but the owner didn't mention it on the seller's disclosure.

2. The listing agent complained at the length of the home inspection. (The inspector was in the crawl space for about 45 minutes.)

It is common for listing agents to complain about the length of a buyer's inspection because listing agents typically recommend "quick and easy" home inspectors. Another reason you don't want to be using a traditional agent when you buy a home!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Brighton Real Estate Agent Receives Savings Award

Our Exclusive Buyer Agent Laura Degiovanni just received an award for her great work with an area home buyer recently.

It was a very tough transaction but she still managed to help her buyer client save a whopping 24% of the already greatly reduced home price.

Here is the article:

Brighton Michigan Real Estate Buyer Agent Receives Wolverine Savings Award

Congratulations Laura!

If you are interested in buying a home in Livingston County, Western Oakland County, or North Western Wayne County you should talk to Laura. Her expert viewpoint will be valuable no matter what direction you choose.

Contact her at:



Thursday, April 23, 2009

Funny Video About High Presure Real Estate Sales

I just saw this on another real estate blog and thought it was worth sharing.

Note: This is NOT what a buyer agent does! :>)