New page on HMA site!

We added a new page to our website! Under the “Community Insights” tab, you’ll see a link to “About Grosse Pointe,” where we feature this great video created by the Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors. You can find the new page here! Take a look!

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New Feature on HMA website!

We absolutely love the new global luxury real estate search that’s been integrated into our website!

You can check it out at http://www.higbiemaxon.com/global-luxury-real-estate-search. From there you can look at all of the amazing luxury properties for sale in the expansive Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, worldwide. Whether you need a great family home in the Pointes or a chateau in France, this is the spot to look!

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2012 Annual Report

Our 2012 Annual Report is now available! Click here to see the full and comprehensive report about the Grosse Pointe market in 2012. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us any time!

Rise in metro Detroit home prices oupaces U.S.

While our home prices are still below year 2000 levels, we are moving in the right direction! The Detroit area’s 10% gain in 2012 was the 2nd highest rate in the country, which is great news. Check out the rest of the article here!

Home prices: Biggest rise in more than 2 years

More good news in the housing market!

“In another sign of a housing market rebound, home prices posted the biggest percentage gain in more than two years in the third quarter, according to the closely followed S&P/Case-Shiller index.

The 3.6% increase from a year earlier is more than three times the rise in the previous quarter and was the biggest jump in prices since the second quarter of 2010. But that 2010 rise was much more of a temporary blip caused by a homebuyer’s tax credit of up to $8,000 on homes purchased in late 2009 and early 2010.”

Click here to read the rest of this article from CNN Money!

Housing is Finally Giving the Economy Some Love!

Great news from the Wall Street Journal!

“Housing has now contributed positively to the nation’s gross domestic product in six straight quarters, which hasn’t happened since the housing bubble burst in 2006.”

Click here to read the full article: http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2012/10/26/housing-is-finally-giving-the-economy-some-love/

15410 Windmill Pointe would be a great one to buy!

Go Tigers!

Fall in Michigan is a wonderful time of year! The air feels crisp, the trees are constantly-changing and beautiful, pumpkins are beginning to appear on front porches–and the Tigers are in the playoffs!

Go Tigers!

Everywhere we’ve gone around Grosse Pointe in the last couple weeks (the HMA office included!) people are chatting to each other about our hometown baseball team, and it’s served as a nice reminder that even a winning baseball team gives a city a boost and helps bring our community together.

So don’t forget to watch Justin Verlander pitch Game 3 tonight — and Go Tigers!

Housing recovery blossoms!

More great news from the Census Bureau and the National Association of Realtors!

“The U.S. housing industry — crucial to any jobs recovery — showed more signs of strength, according to two reports issued Wednesday…” Click the link to read the whole article!

We love to hear things like this! If you come across articles you think we’d like to see, let me know at katie@higbiemaxon.com.

Economists: Housing recovery finally here

Hooray! How’s this for a headline? We’ve been seeing encouraging things happening in the market, and it looks like they are here to stay!