Stunning Clinton Township Condo

Buyers Dream Condo is now on the market.

Stunning Clinton Township Condo

Stunning Clinton Township condo is now available for purchase.

Gorgeous two bedroom, two full bath ranch with numerous upgrades. Highlights include Cathedral ceiling in great/living room, Bruce hardwood flooring, granite counter with custom ceramic back-splash, first floor laundry and a fully finished basement that will have you planning your next party. Natural light filters in through the sky-lite in living room. French style door opens to green space that backs to residential area.

This stunning Clinton Township condo won’t last.

Priced to sell at $156,555.00

Amenities include custom built-in cabinet in living room. Wallside windows. Furnace, hot water heater, and air conditioner have all been replaced. Condo has newer toilets and marbelite bathroom counters. Light fixtures are updated.

Dream condo now available.

Literally everything in this stunning Clinton Township condo has been upgraded and replaced within the past few years. Condo is completely move-in ready. Appliances are included. They are all top grade GE in kitchen and Whirlpool washer and dryer in laundry.

Conveniently located near schools, Henry Ford Hospital, and luxurious Partridge Creek Mall.

 

If you live in Macomb County and need to sell your house, call Patty Bellomo at

586-876-1719.

 

Contact Patty for a comparative market analysis.

 

Clinton Township Condo

 

Beautiful end unit in desirable Bridgewood Manor.

Condo - Clinton Township

Clinton Township Condo – Bellomo Realty

This charming Clinton Township condo is now available for purchase.. At 1300 square feet, this ranch style end unit boasts plenty of space and is priced to sell at $159,900. The rear of the condo faces the common area, a park like setting with mature trees. The condo has an open floor plan with abundant natural light. Two bedrooms, two full baths and a first floor laundry are just some of the amenities. Large great room with wood-beamed cathedral ceiling and gas fireplace with marble hearth. Eat-in kitchen, plus a snack bar, and full size dining room. High quality laminate and hardwood throughout.

Priced to sell at $159,900

The condo has three door walls, one in each bedroom and another in the kitchen. Master bedroom has a french style door wall, full en-suite bath, and a large walk-in closet. Updated, modern blinds on all windows. Full, unfinished basement with extra storage under the steps. Two car attached garage, a rear deck and side patio.  Sprinkler system, gas forced air heating, central air, public water & sewer.

Conveniently located near schools, Henry Ford Hospital, and luxurious Partridge Creek Mall.

If you are interested in viewing this house or any other property, call Patty for an appointment.

If you live in Macomb County and need to sell your house, call Patty Bellomo at 586-876-1719.

Contact Patty for a comparative market analysis.

 

Beautiful Colonial in Macomb Township

Macomb Township beautiful colonial for sale.

Beautiful colonial for sale in Macomb Township.

 

Beautiful colonial in desirable Villa Rosa subdivision.

House boasts a spacious, open floor plan with four bedrooms and three full baths. Super large kitchen with oak cabinets, built-in hutch and walk-in pantry. Great room has soaring ceiling and natural fireplace with custom oak mantel. Formal dining, den/library, first floor laundry and fully carpeted basement. Master suite has big bay window, en suite with Jacuzzi tub and huge walk-in closet. Doorwall in the kitchen leads to large patio with brick paver walkways. New roof in 2014 with thirty year transferable warranty. Nice lot with lots of trees and garden patch in the yard.

Priced below market value at $265,000 for quick sale.

Award winning Utica schools. Attached garage, full masonry. Sprinkler system, gas forced air heating, central air, public water & sewer. Prime location at 24 Mile and Hayes.

If you are interested in viewing this house or any other property, call Patty for an appointment.

If you live in Macomb County and need to sell your house, call Patty Bellomo at 586-876-1719.

Contact Patty for a comparative market analysis.

 

 

Condo Living: Is it for you?

Condo Living: Are you ready to ditch the house?

Condo Living: Schultz Estates Condo Recently Sold by Patty Bellomo

Schultz Estates Condo Recently Sold by Bellomo: Condo Living: Is it for you?

 

Condo living isn’t for everyone. It’s perfect for retired couples, people who are single, working couples without children, and young people starting out. Because of deed restrictions, bylaws, and the tendency for complexes to be inhabited by seniors, I wouldn’t recommend condo living if you have rambunctious tots.

If you are contemplating a condo purchase, it’s important to understand just how different this form of ownership is. Developments are jointly owned and condominium ownership is a combination of individual unit plus co-ownership of the common areas. In other words, you will own your unit from the interior walls and inward. The exterior falls within the realm of co-ownership and is subject to the rules and regulations of the association.

One of the myths about condos is that they conform to an architectural style, but condominiums are a type of ownership. They can be apartments, businesses, single family homes, and the style that we tend to see in our area, and that we automatically associate with condominiums—attached ranches and townhouses.

“Condominiums ownership is a type of ownership.”

When purchasing a condo, your Realtor must do due diligence. Offers should be contingent upon a review of the bylaws. I always include an addendum, requesting by-laws and a five to seven-day time-frame for review. The addendum also states the current monthly association fee. Any pending legal action, including assessments, should be disclosed by the seller.

Most, but definitely not all, associations include water, trash removal, insurance, landscaping and lawn care, snow removal and road maintenance. But do yourself a favor and check. There are associations where heat and electric is included, and that should be reflected in a higher fee. Insurance covers the exterior, but you will need to buy condo insurance, albeit at a lower rate than typical homeowners in Michigan. And don’t forget Fido or Fluffly. Most associations are pet friendly, but there may be restrictions on size and how many pets are allowed per unit.

I specialize in condo sales because I live in a condo and have for most of my adult life. I understand the nuances of this form of ownership. I find the benefits far outweigh the risks. Condo living is easy living. So if you are ready to ditch the house, call me.

Macomb County has an abundance of condominium complexes, with a majority being centered in northern Clinton Township, most notably the Garfield corridor.  I’m familiar with all of the complexes and subdivisions in this area and would be happy to help you or a loved one find the perfect home, be it a condo or traditional house.

If you live in Macomb County, and you are contemplating a move, let me help you determine what your home is worth. Call me for a complimentary market analysis.

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Pricing to Sell: Dangers of overpricing your home.

 Overpricing your home can be dangerous.

 

Overpricing a home: How dangerous is it?

The dangers of overpricing your home. Bellomo Realty: Macomb County

Are you thinking of selling your home, or is it already on the market and languishing for lack of potential buyers?

Condition, location, and marketing all play a role in the successful selling of a home, but nothing is as critical as price. Overpricing a home is the most harmful thing a seller can do, because the longer a home stays on the market, the more potential buyers will begin to suspect that there is something wrong with the house.

One of the things potential sellers say to me is, “Couldn’t we just try it for a couple of weeks?”

A good agent will discourage this. As a Realtor, I subscribe to a code of ethics that obliges me to protect and promote the best interests of my clients, and overpricing a home during the most favorable marketing period is clearly not in the best interest of my seller.

Since the majority of showings will occur during the early period of marketing, and then diminish after existing buyers have seen it, it’s really important to get your home priced right at the onset. But determining price can be tricky. The market is constantly fluctuating, especially here in Macomb County. And it’s important to know that value is not determined by what an owner has invested in a property. Rather, value is determined by what a buyer gets out of the property. For example, a forty-thousand dollar built-in pool does not mean your house is worth forty-thousand dollars more than your neighbors. Likewise, a finished basement can add some value, but not the dollar value you invested. Improvements to the property make your home more attractive to potential buyers, but they will not be buying your home if you exceed market value.

Overpricing makes other homes more attractive.”

Buyers “bounce-off” overpriced homes, as an overpriced home makes other homes appear more attractive.  It happens all the time. I show a nice property to buyers, who express serious interest. Then I run the comps, and we determine the house is overpriced. I end up selling them another house. Weeks later I’ll get a call from the listing agent of the overpriced property, advising me that the price is being lowered. But it’s too late. I’ve sold my qualified buyers another, similar property. One that was priced right.

Beware of real estate agents who tell you what you want to hear. There are plenty of Realtors who don’t do due diligence by presenting sloppy market analysis’s and by failing to explain the importance of market value. There are agents who will list an overpriced home so they can target buyers and then take them elsewhere. But a professional should be honest and up front, and tell you what your home may be worth to a potential buyer.

If you live in Macomb County and are thinking of selling your home, let me help you avoid the dangers of overpricing. Call me for a complimentary market analysis today.

If you live in Macomb County and need to sell your house, call Patty Bellomo, a Realtor at RE/MAX First, at 586-876-1719.

Contact Patty for a comparative market analysis.

 

Hot Macomb County Market Cools During Heat Wave

Macomb County Seller's Market

Bellomo Realty: Macomb County Seller’s Market

What happened to Seller’s Market in Macomb County?

 

Is your home for sale? If so, you may be wondering what happened to the buyers your real estate agent promised you. Chances are your showings are down. This in a seller’s market. Or is it even a seller’s market anymore?

There are all kinds of factors that influence the housing market in Macomb County, not least of all our weather. This is Michigan, after all. As a seasoned agent, I’ve sold homes in blizzards and heat waves alike, but this year a somnolence hangs over the neighborhoods. In the real estate business we call this a lull, a temporary downturn. Conveniently, we’re blaming it on the hot, hot summer, but there is a low-level of uncertainty in the county that we haven’t seen in a couple of years, a renewed fretting about “values” and the economy in general.

While this malaise is nothing more than a holdover from the great recession, when Macomb County saw its values plummet, it is no indication of our current state, which remains strong despite the summer slump. But what to do if you are that seller who must sell and sell quickly?

First, if your showings have trickled, don’t panic. Sure, there are fewer buyers than there were three months ago, but the people who are looking now are more apt to be serious buyers. They haven’t abandoned the house search like so many other potential buyers, the ones who yawn and tell me they’ve decided to wait until after they close the cottage or come back from vacation.

“Well priced homes do sell, even during heat waves.”

Secondly, if your property has been listed for more than thirty days and you are not getting any showings, it may be time to assess your asking price. While our values in Macomb County are holding steady, the recent spring rush in which “hot” properties received multiple offers,  is, unfortunately, no longer in play. As the market is continually evolving, we sometimes need to adjust our asking price accordingly. Usually, a minor adjustment is all that is required to spur renewed interest.

Thirdly, as the amount of foot traffic has slowed, you want to do everything you can to make your home as attractive as possible. This means keeping it clean and free of clutter.

Fourthly, remember that well-priced attractive homes do sell, even during heat waves. So take heart and enjoy the summer.

 

If you live in Macomb County and need to sell your house, call Patty Bellomo, a Realtor at RE/MAX First, at 586-876-1719.

Contact Patty for a comparative market analysis.

Sweet Summertime

FOR BUYERS: SWEET SUMMERTIME
Summer is great for a variety of reasons, but it’s especially great if you’re looking to buy a home. The number one tip, if you’re starting out on the journey for the first time, is to do your research. Being prepared when you start the process will really help things work in your favor. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I am your resource and advocate in the process. Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you! 

6 Home Buying Tips to Get You Ready for the Summer Real Estate Season

For Buyers: Don’t Rock the Boat

FOR BUYERS: DON’T ROCK THE BOAT
It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of moving, but don’t let that change you into a different person! Buying a home is an exciting milestone, and you want to keep this moment as happy as possible. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I know all the tips and tricks to staying sane and keeping the waters calm between you and your significant other! We can get through this together! Please let me know how I can help. 

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