The Cadillac Escalade remains one of the most stolen cars in the U.S., according to the Highway Loss Data Institute. But the top of the list is also studded with a bunch of heavy-duty pickups. The group’s latest study shows that the Escalade’s popularity with thieves is high: Four versions of the Escalade appear at [...]

Having seen how car thieves have a special attraction for the cadillac Escalade, what cars do they hate the most? Interestingly, it’s a mix of cars and midsize SUVs, like the Chevrolet Equinox,the Highway Loss Data Institute reports. It may not be because it isn’t cool to be cruising around in an Audi A6 or [...]

Beautiful and impressive custom Euro-style Tudor in prestigious Forest Lake Country Club Estates showcases gorgeous panoramic vistas of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th holes of the golf course. The priceless picturesque views from the home and stone terrace are nothing short of stunning. Setback deep and privately from the road on 1.3 acres – one [...]

July sales and buyer activity followed the same positive path as the prior four months. It is too early to see if any of the stock market uncertainty will trickle down to our local real estate sales but the big offset to any financial market concerns was the statement by the Federal Reserve to keep [...]

Mortgage rates tumbled to the lowest level in the history of Freddie Mac’s  weekly survey, with 30-year fixed-rate home loans being offered this week at an  average 4.15 percent, down from 4.32 percent last week. The mortgage giant said in its weekly report Thursday that loans with  variable interest rates also hit record lows, as [...]

SOLD! Magnificent architecture defines this custom Tudor nestled on 1 acre along the fairways of Oakland Hills Country Club golf course. Carefully designed open floor plan to suit todays lifestyle and luxuries. It begins the moment you enter a huge two story great room with palladium windows and French doors opening to pristine views. Master [...]

Click here to view photos and additional information. The Mansion of Secrets and Fun. Magnificent custom lakefront estate. Hidden secret staircase to the indoor basketball / volleyball court, movie theater, and bars (yes, bars, plural). Transport yourself to different levels through the corkscrew slides hidden within the walls. Take a ride inside the six-story Saks [...]

Click here to view more photos and information about this home. Live the lake lifestyle in Oakland County’s most prestigious lakefront community, Lake Angelus. As one of the original summer home estates, this grand 1928 tudor was one of 5 initial summer retreats on Lake Angelus for wealthy Detroiters. It is also one of only 4 [...]

Housing creates jobs: For every 2 homes sold 1 job is created, that’s 2.5 million jobs. Each home sold pumps nearly $60k into the economy. Home ownership counts for over $2 trillion of our GDP (gross domestic product) and home ownership plays a pivotal role in growing our economy.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Inside my August 2011 e-newsletter: Owning A Home Is Still The American Dream; 5 Tips When Painting Your Home’s Exterior to Add Value: Should You Refinance Now?; Improve Your Landscape and Lower Your Water Bills; Begin Early to Make Moving Into Your Next House Less Hectic.  CLICK HERE to open the e-newsletter.