South Lyon Michigan Home Buying

Hopefully an informative blog about home buying in and around South Lyon. Including Whitmore Lake, Hamburg, Pinckney, Brighton, and Milford.

Friday, June 20, 2008

VIP Tour of New Columbus/Polaris Hilton

This week my wife and I were invited to tour the new Hilton Hotel in
Columbus Ohio that will be opening soon. It is on the North side in
the Polaris Centers of Commerce.

It looks like a great and much needed hotel on that side of town.

It is also notable that in all my years in real estate this is the
first time a construction manager has invited me to tour the public
restroom! (And it was very nice!)

Here is a look at the fireplace in the lobby.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Cell phone related, but can this be applied to real estate negotiation?

The link above is from PC world and it presents an interesting idea for getting out of cell phone contract termination fees. Basically get your new provider to pony up money to buy you out of your contract with your old provider.

We just leased another vehicle from Chrysler Corp. and they have a fee if you don't lease or buy your next vehicle from them of $450!

When we leased our previous car we negotiated that out of the deal (the sales person agreed to pay it if we didn't stick with a Chrysler product).

So it can be applied to cell phone contracts and lease contracts, how can it be applied to home buying?

One way we've found is to ask the seller of a home to pay a buyer's early lease termination fee or lease payments. It doesn't always work, but we were able to use it on a Saline home purchase about a year ago.