If you live in the Detroit area, likely this info will just serve to depress you more than you likely already are. Why might that be? Well the housing market in the big D had been notoriously crappy lately with the downturn of the auto industry and subsequent factory closings. Seems like everyone is leaving Michigan these days. But according to the USA Today “infogram” (whatever that means), San Francisco has also taken a big hit lately. Perhaps the recent surge in anti-chorale violence plays a role?
What’s your home worth? Or better yet, find out what your snooty neighbor’s, coworker’s, or even childhood home is worth. Zillow can tell ya an estimate. I wonder how this algorithm works….
Someone wrote a how-to about selling your house and the steps/perils involved. Ad-ridden About.com has a page on the topic too. And if buying a house is what you’re interested in, well this seems like some decent info.
I can’t attest to this personally, but i’ve heard good things about Lending Tree as an unconventional online mortgage source. Probably you’ll get the best rate at your bank, I’d wager.
Sigh. Ironically, it looks like the car industry in Michigan might be saved by foreign carmakers rather than domestic one.
(HT: Bob Abu)