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Average Sale Prices Continue to Climb in Jackson County MI

Saturday Quick Stats January 2014While average sale prices continue to rise, the number of homes sold has dropped.  I believe the weather has something to with that.  It is very hard to sell real estate when you have to hike up a 200 yard driveway with three foot snow drifts to show a $300,000 house.

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Location, Location, Location…?

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We’ve all heard the old adage- real estate is location, location, location. And this, of course, holds true when you are purchasing a property, but what about when selling one?

We acquire real estate in a myriad of ways- the traditional one where a buyer chooses the property and purchases it, or maybe we inherited the property, or purchased it at a tax sale, or made a deal with our landlord to buy it on a lease with option. The point is, we own this particular property and now we want to sell it. But what can we get for it?

The three words we need to consider when selling a property are Location, Condition, and Price.

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