Pinckney Michigan Real Estate

Notes on home buying in Pinckney, Hamburg and the surrounding areas. Brighton, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, Whitmore Lake, Belleville, Canton, Plymouth, Chelsea.

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Name: Jon Boyd
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Broker/Manager The Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor, Inc. 1908 W. Stadium Blvd Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-662-6240 Jon Boyd Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyer's Broker

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Thorough Home Inspector

One thing that often separates real buyer agents from the pretend
buyer agents / designated buyer agents is the type of inspectors they

For most buyers we recommend at least medium grade inspectors but
often the real thorough guys.

This photo is of a thorough inspector who has filled the tub to check
the overflow and is standing on the tub rim to check for settling &
wood rot on this -150 year old home.

Most inspectors don't do this. Because most inspectors focus on making
real estate agents happy.

It you want a real estate company to be on your side, call us. 734-662-6140

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Our office broker gets quoted extensively in BankRate Article

A writer for interviewed our company President Jon Boyd one or two months back for an piece he was working on regarding real estate language.

In particular, the theme was stuff listing real estate people will say with reference to their listings to try to grab the attention of home buying consumers. Hint: The positive features are often exagerated.

These phrases were collected from our national organization ( and the are definitely authentic.

Here is what you want to think about:

If a real estate agent normally directs words like these to buyers, why would you ever want somebody like at being your buyer's agent or designated buyer's agent?

Just a idea to mull over as you hunt for Pinckney real estate.

Here is the article.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Ann Arbor Real Estate Eyesore Coming Down

The old Ramada Inn building on Jackson Rd. Is being taken down. Good
news for the neighborhood

This is a big job and I saw three different excavators over there
getting the job started including a big Link Belt LS-5000.

Unfortunately I couldn't get a decent picture of that because of the

Here is a little Cat unit

Blogged from my iPhone.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wiring you don't want to see in your garage

I was at a home this week that had this mess in the garage.

Is this how you want your wiring to look?

Anybody smart enough to do this and get the switches and outlets to
work should also be smart enough to know not to leave it like this.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Brighton Real Estate Agent Receives "Wolverine" Savings Award

Laura Degiovanni, a senior exclusive buyer agent in our Ann Arbor office just received the Wolverine Savings and tenacity award this week.

We know that Laura was able to do things for the buyer that most real estate agents wouldn't have a clue about.

Wolverine Award to excellence in buyer agency - Laura Degiovanni

If you know Laura you should congratulate her!

If you are interested in buying a home in Livingston, Western Oakland, or Northwestern Wayne County, you should talk to her.

You can reach her through our office at 734-662-6240


Friday, April 10, 2009

Fun with spell checkers

I was out on the internet today and ran across this:

Owed two a Spell Chequer

Eye halve a spelling chequer; 
It came with my pea sea;
It plainly marques four my revue 
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea. 

Eye strike a key and type a word 
End weight four it two say 
Weather eye am wrong our write - 
It shows me straight a weigh. 

As soon as a mist ache is maid 
It nose bee fore two long, 
And eye kin put the arrow rite
It’s rare lea ever wrong. 

Eye have run this poem threw it; 
I am shore your pleased two no 
Its letter perfect awl the weigh, 
My spell chequer tolled me sew!

And also this from

The Impotence of Proofreading

Its a fact that a spell checker will not catch all the mistakes on your text. More specifically, it will not catch misspellings that form other valid words.

So how do you solve this problem? Proofreading, of coarse!

Just read again through you’re text trying to spot words that don’t fit, and make sure to not loose the focus while you do it. Proofreading is sometimes more important then using the spell checker itself.

You should proofread virtually any written piece, from emails to blog posts. Proofread your homework as well, since you don’t want to drive the principle of your school crazy.

Let’s be honest, misspelled words are defiantly a sign of ignorance.

The simple act of proofreading will have a great affect on the quality of your material, and I am sure that you’ll earn more complements from people.

Their you go my friend, and take this advice seriously. After all, you don’t want to look dumb in front of the general pubic!

And this from

I have a spelling checker
I disk covered four my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot see.

Eye ran this poem threw it.
Your sure real glad two no.
Its very polished in its weigh,
My checker tolled me sew.

A checker is a blessing.
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when aye rime.

Each frays comes posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The checker pours o’er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.

Bee fore wee rote with checkers
Hour spelling was inn deck line,
Butt now when wee dew have a laps,
Wee are not maid too wine.

And now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
There are know faults in awl this peace,
Of nun eye am a wear.

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should be proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaws are knot aloud.

That’s why eye brake in two averse
Caws Eye dew want too please.
Sow glad eye yam that aye did bye
This soft wear four pea seas.

Not real estate related, but funny!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Septic field inspection

When you buy a home with a septic field, it is important to have an
evaluation of the field done.

In Washtenaw county the county has standards and a specific
requirement for an evalation to be done prior to change of ownership.

But in other Michigan counties you are on your own.

The interpretation of the report is critical also.