Scott McClue Remax Real Estate Agent

Scott McClue Remax Real Estate Agent My name is Scott McClue and I live in the wonderful city of Clawson, MI. Let me help you find the home of your dreams at a great price!
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My name is Scott McClue and I live in the wonderful city of Berkley, MI. Let me help you find the home of your dreams at a great price! I can also help you invest in foreclosures, rental properties, and HUD homes. I sell homes in all of the Metro Detroit, and Detroit Areas including but not limited to: Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Pontiac, Detroit, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Madison Heights, Clawson and Royal Oak. Call me at 248-765-8602 Email Me: [email protected]

SOLD IN BERKLEY, $235,000!Have you or a friend considered selling or buying a home in the Oakland County Area? Need answ...
06/17/2019

SOLD IN BERKLEY, $235,000!

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Scott McClue Remax Real Estate Agent
06/06/2019

Scott McClue Remax Real Estate Agent

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11/29/2017

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11/05/2017

Living in Berkley for the last 30 years has taught me one thing, to be a part of the community. Help us give back to the Royal Oak Judson Center by joining us November 25th 5-11pm for the Made In The Mitten Holiday Market at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Pictures with our amazing Santa are FREE. Kids can enjoy the bounce house, a make your own ornament section, and plenty more surprises!

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Scott McClue Remax Real Estate Agent
10/30/2017

Scott McClue Remax Real Estate Agent

10/30/2017

While most home buyers spend their time at an open house passively observing the layout of the rooms and the name brands on the kitchen appliances, smart buyers know the things that are really important to look for when buying a home.

In competitive markets, you'll often walk into an open house that has been deep cleaned, upgraded, and staged with stylish furniture, so you shouldn't be overly impressed by a house that looks and smells nice. (You can, however, be rightly appalled by a home that looks and smells atrocious.)

Think of the open house as a first date: It’s an opportunity to look beyond the pictures you saw online and figure out if the property is worth seeing again—or if you should move on and never look back.
Red flag No. 1: Too much scent

Don’t let those freshly baked cookies or potpourri simmering on the stove fool you. The more aggressive the scent, the greater the likelihood the seller is taking precautions to mask a more offensive odor, says Denise Supplee, a real estate agent with Long and Foster Real Estate in Doylestown, PA.

"When there’s too much going on in the scent department—plug-ins, wax warmers, and candles, for example—I wonder what that overkill is hiding."

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Take a deep whiff in every room you enter, and look closely at walls, ceilings, and flooring for signs of pet accidents, mildew, or smoke.

Red flag No. 2: Poor tiling

Inspect the tile in kitchens and bathrooms, suggests Eugene Gamble, a real estate investor and owner of WeFundYourFlips in Tampa, FL.

"If the gaps or tiles are slightly uneven, it may indicate a DIY job, which will make me think twice, especially if I know this house was flipped," he says. Lazy tiling could indicate that multiple fixes might have been done on the fly, which can add up to big bucks in potential repair costs.

Red flag No. 3: Foundation issues

Most houses have hairline cracks, which just indicate the house is settling into its position, but large gaps signal a bigger issue with the foundation, says Gamble. Other tipoffs: sticking doors or windows, visible cracks above window frames, and uneven floors. How do you know if the floors are uneven? Roll a marble from one side to the other. (This might be more subtle if you have kids with you.)

Red flag No. 4: Signs of deferred maintenance

"When I walk through a home, I look for signs that the owner might have neglected routine home maintenance,” says real estate agent Malcolm Lawson, with Keller Williams Select Realtors in Annapolis, MD. He cites issues such as burned-out lightbulbs, long grass, leaky faucets, or faded paint. “These signs indicate the seller may have ignored other ongoing home maintenance tasks that can cause real problems down the road.”

An attentive homeowner is going to flush the water heater annually, change air filters monthly, clean the chimney, inspect the roof for leaks, and regularly recaulk around windows and doors, for example, which will keep all those systems in good working order.

Red flag No. 5: Nearby water

That creek might look picturesque now, but it won’t when it comes cascading through your back door.

“The increasing unpredictability of weather means that it’s vital to consider the possibility of flooding,” Gamble notes. He’s seen people unable to insure their house against flood risk, which can create giant damage bills on a regular basis.

Red flag No. 6: Wonky windows

Take a second to pull back the curtains to check for lopsided frames, and then give the windows a tug to make sure they slide easily. If they stick, it could be a sign of foundation issues, as noted above, or just poor installation.

The only fix for that—and it’s an expensive one—is new windows, says Supplee, who knows from personal experience: “A home I purchased boasted ‘new windows,’ and it was only after living in the home for several months that I realized many had been installed wrong, and I had to replace them."

Red flag No. 7: Mold

To detect possible signs of mold while wandering through an open house, discreetly open bathroom and sink cabinets to take a look around water pipes or drains, suggests Frank Kirschner, a real estate broker in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Even small black or gray spots indicate that more serious issues may be lurking. You can also check the caulking around faucets and tubs for black spots, and look for patches on the ceiling.

Red flag No. 8: Water damage

A musty odor can indicate water damage, even if you don’t see standing water, says Supplee. Check walls and ceilings for water lines; they likely indicate flooding from a leak or a burst pipe that may have caused internal damage. Also, take a peek at exposed piping in basements or laundry rooms, and check for rust, water stains, or leaking, she suggests.

Red flag No. 9: Cosmetic enhancements

That one freshly painted wall could be an accent wall, or it could be hiding something like a patch of mold, Gamble cautions.

Supplee lifts up area rugs to check hardwood flooring, making sure they’re not stained or damaged by pets.

Red flag No. 10: Improper ventilation

Without adequate interior ventilation, moisture sticks around, which can create mold and increase allergies. The tipoff: Look for condensation on windows or slightly bubbled or peeling paint around windows, doors, or vents, says Kirschner. This can indicate moisture in the walls and ceiling drywall.

The bottom line: Don’t walk through an open house the way you walk through a museum, says Gamble. Even though your home inspector is likely to detect many of these problems down the line, being attentive to these red flags in an open house ensures that you’re not wasting your time on a home that isn’t the one for you.

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01/29/2016

1127 CONNIE Avenue, Madison Heights 48071-2959
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10 tips to help first-time homebuyers navigate the market:

1. Know what you can afford

When looking for a new home, make your search more effective by knowing how much home you can afford. Carefully calculate the overall monthly payments. Be sure to include additional costs like property taxes, insurance premiums, homeowners insurance, homeowners' association dues (if applicable), etc. Look at your monthly budget to understand how a mortgage payment will fit into it.

2. Identify your potential downpayment

Do you have 20% of your target purchase price available for a downpayment? That's often considered the industry norm, but there are other options available. If you don't have the funds for a significant downpayment, it may not be a problem. There are a variety of loan programs offered at various credit levels. Some mortgage programs have loans that offer a 3.5% downpayment or even a no-downpayment option for veterans and active military. It is important to note, however, that most loans that offer less than 20% down have additional insurance premiums that will add to the monthly payment.

3. Work with a local agent

Pinpoint the area where you'd most like to own a home, and then connect with a real estate agent who works in that area. Make sure that the agent has worked extensively in that neighborhood and has insights into local matters like taxes, schools, new developments and other issues that may be important in the contract process. Ask how many homes the agent has helped buyers purchase in your desired location to gauge their experience working in that particular area. Agents who list homes also should have a good understanding of fair market value for the homes you're considering.

4. Evaluate your preferred neighborhood

You think you know where you want to buy a home, but how much do you actually know about the neighborhood? Visit the area at different times, including during heavy commute times, weekends and later in the evening. What's the traffic like for kids in the neighborhood? How far is the nearest grocery store? Also, talk with the neighbors in your desired community. What do they like about the area? What do they dislike? Their perspectives may offer greater insight into your desired location.

5. Get credit ready

Buying a home may be one of the largest financial decisions you ever make. Be prepared. Get a copy of your current credit report, identify any discrepancies, and get them fixed — if possible — before you talk to a lender.

6. Hold off on large credit purchases

Large purchases, such as a car loan or lease, may impact your debt-to-income ratio. Changes to this number may affect your ability to qualify for the loan amount you require. Avoid taking out any loans or adding significant debt to credit lines before you try to purchase a home.

7. Season your downpayment funds

Make sure your downpayment and closing-cost funds are in your account 60 to 90 days prior to closing on your home. Some loan programs may require "seasoning" on those funds, meaning they have been in your account for a certain amount of time. Be sure to know about any conditions on these funds from your lender so that you don't hold up closing. If you will be using any gift funds from family or friends for your home, be sure to get them prior to when you will need them.

8. Understand rate vs. points

With the many financial considerations that go into buying a home, none may be as confusing to first-time homebuyers as the issue of "points." To start, in the real estate arena, points are generally a fee that is paid to the lender to lower the interest rate on your mortgage. One point is equal to 1 percent of the loan amount. Is it better to get a lower interest rate by paying points upfront? Or are rates so low that the reduction offered by "buying down" the rate is minimal? Consider these options carefully, and make use of the many online tools and calculators to help you understand the cost implications of both.

9. Know where you stand with lenders

Borrowers with higher credit scores — like those with scores of 720 or above — can often shop around for the lowest available interest rate and get a conventional loan. Borrowers with lower credit scores, especially those with scores of 640 and lower, may experience higher rates because of the potentially higher assumed risk by the lender. For these borrowers, don't be discouraged if you can't get the lowest rate. There often are still many promising loan options available, and the difference in payment due to the higher rate may be less than you expect.

10. Go for it

Trying to time the market perfectly is impossible. Find the home that is right for you. Waiting may cause you to miss out on lower rates, lower home prices or even that perfect home.

Just listed Royal Oak bungalow 155,000 Please give me a call is you would like to go see it..248-765-8602Thanks Scott
07/10/2015

Just listed Royal Oak bungalow 155,000 Please give me a call is you would like to go see it..248-765-8602
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04/28/2014

Looking to buy or sell your home now is the time...
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11/25/2013
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Just closed on this sale.....Wow what a great day...
11/25/2013

Just closed on this sale.....Wow what a great day...

I have made it to the Real Estate big time...I have quoted in the Detroit Free Press.http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/...
10/28/2013
Susan Tompor: Metro Detroit should brag about affordable homes

I have made it to the Real Estate big time...I have quoted in the Detroit Free Press.
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Susan Tompor: As metro Detroit looks to build up the region and move beyond Detroit's bankruptcy brand, it might be time to start talking up housing. Not the old housing that's being knocked down to clean up blight in the city. No, we might brag that Detroit ranks No.4 among the 25 largest U.S. metr...

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07/22/2013

New sign for Listing in Bloomfield Hills.....Has to be Black and Gold
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06/03/2013

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06/03/2013

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06/03/2013

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05/04/2013
Scott McClue Remax Real Estate Agent

Working on my Real Estate page...Starting out on my own. looking for friend referrals. Thanks a lot Scott. 248-765-8602

Are you interested in listing your house for sale? Give me a call today and I will help you with every step! I will make the process of selling your home as pain-free and easy as possible. Call me today with any questions at 248-765-8602!

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02/27/2013

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02/20/2013

Are you interested in listing your house for sale? Give me a call today and I will help you with every step! I will make the process of selling your home as pain-free and easy as possible. Call me today with any questions at 248-765-8602!

GREAT 2 BEDROOM HOME WITH NEW CARPETING, NEW KITCHEN FLOOR. CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN BERKLEY AND SHOPPING! PURCHASE FOR AS LOW ...
02/14/2013
4070 BUCKINGHAM AVE, BERKLEY, MI 48072

GREAT 2 BEDROOM HOME WITH NEW CARPETING, NEW KITCHEN FLOOR. CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN BERKLEY AND SHOPPING! PURCHASE FOR AS LOW AS 3% DOWN! Call me today to schedule a showing. $97,500 in the quiet safe neighborhood of Berkley.

GREAT 2 BEDROOM HOME WITH NEW CARPETING, NEW KITCHEN FLOOR. CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN BERKLEY AND SHOPPING! FANNIE MAE HomePath PROPERTY, PURCHASE FOR AS LOW

Berkley house in move in condition!  A beautiful newer colonial featuring a 2 car att. garage, HUGE fenced yard. This co...
02/14/2013
2372 HENLEY AVE, BERKLEY, MI 48072

Berkley house in move in condition! A beautiful newer colonial featuring a 2 car att. garage, HUGE fenced yard. This could be your new dream home in a beautiful, safe and quiet neighborhood.

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Take a look at some of the listings that are available on my website. You may just find the perfect home or investment!
02/12/2013
Short Sales Michigan - Scott McClue

Take a look at some of the listings that are available on my website. You may just find the perfect home or investment!

Short Sale Expert, Scott McClue has the answers to todays Real Estate needs. Contact me 248-765-8602. visit my blog at AbodeMarketing.com/blog

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My Boss Pete, Myself and Co-Worker Jerry.

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Have you thought about investing in rental properties such as HUD homes? Let me help you find the best investment for yo...
02/12/2013
About Buying HUD Homes

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Interested in investing? Check out some information on HUD homes here, or give me a call at 248-765-8602
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About Buying HUD Homes

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