Milford Michigan Home Buying

Friday, April 18, 2008

What the "buyer agent" from the traditional company won't tell you

There is an interesting post on Trulia that I ran across recently from a "buyer specialist" who works for a "team" at a traditional real estate company.

Remember the idea of having a buyer agent is that they will give you:

1. Unbiased exposure to homes
2. Negotiate in your best interest
3. Be loyal to you and your needs
4. Keep your confidential information confidential

Well at that large local company the "buyer specialist" gets paid 25% more if she sells you an in-house listing. How is that for "unbiase expose to homes"???


Monday, April 14, 2008

Buying a Milford home built from the 40's to the 60's?

If you are buying a home in Milfor Michigan built during the late 40's, 50's or early 60's, you want to know what kind of sewer line the home has.

Here is a video inspection of a sewer line that turned out to be "Crock" type pipe. I'll be posting videos of some of the other sewer material we find in homes of this age.

What you really want to be careful about is "Orangeburg" type pipe.