Marine City Community Visioning Meeting

Marine City Community Visioning Meeting Wednesday June 23 7-9pm

Marine City is updating its Master Plan. Come and share your ideas for creating the kind of community in which you want to live, work and play.

Washington Life Center – (Old Washington Elementary) YOUR Opportunity to give the city fathers your vision for our City. It’s your community…It will be your plan. See you there.marine city map

Myth or Fact: St. Joseph Patron Saint of The Home

saintjoseph It is called the “St. Joseph Home Sale Practice”: For untold thousands, this has been a very effective practice for many, many years. As with any word-of-mouth customs, the central theme can get very clouded, from gradually becoming so surrounded by numerous how, when and where details that, even well-meaning people begin to erroneously render the practice as nothing but superstition, hocus-pocus, magic, etc. There have been many different spcifications as to how to bury the statue etc. Really the specifications mean little if anything. What does mean something is that the seller… asks St. Joseph for his help…believe that he will intercede…and trusts him…all as very simply set forth the “The Way of St. Jodeph”.

St. Joseph has been very good to me in real estate and other petitions.

Fot the practice of St. Joseph to be fully effective, however, sellers must, of course, first do such practical, yewt all important chores, as completeing all necessary fix-up, proper staging, and price adjustments to reflect true market value…then…Just watch St. Joseph mke it happen…

One Last Word, for greater intensity of our love and own good, and that of all Christians, we seek from St. Joseph and from all those saints whom we impplore:
Example in their way of life…
Fellowship in their communion…
aid by their intercession…

Is Your Home in Financial Distress?

Real Estate Tip- HOT OFF THE PRESS!
The US Treasury laid out final guidelines on November 30, 2009, that should make it easier for some borrowers in financially dire circumstances to sell their homes through either a short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure. The guidelines expand on the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program, known as HAMP, and provide financial incentives and simplify the procedures for completing short sales, which occur when a borrower sells a home for less than what is owed on his mortgage(s). The guidelines encourage the use of short sales by providing incentives to investors, servicers and borrowers. Additionally, the guidelines help to address hurdles that occur in the short sale process, by setting limits on the time it takes a bank to approve an offer, freeing borrowers from debt and capping claims of subordinate lenders. Some of the primary incentives under the plan include:
A borrower would receive $1,500 from the government (for relocation expenses) if he sells his home for less than the amount of his mortgage(s).
Mortgage servicers and Investors who hold a first mortgage could receive up to $1,000 from the government for each completed short sale.
Second mortgage holders can receive up to $3,000.00 of the sales proceeds in exchange for releasing their liens.
Borrowers who complete a short sale under the program must be “fully released” from future liability for the debt, according to the guidelines.
Mortgage servicers have 10 days to approve or disapprove a request for short sale
Mortgage servicers are prohibited from mandating reduced real estate commissions on the sale.
The program is open to borrowers who may be eligible for the government’s loan-modification program, but don’t end up qualifying, or are delinquent on their modification, or request a short sale or deed-in-lieu transaction.

We thank you for your business!
The above may contain general legal information from the legal staff at Fidelty National Title. It is not intended as legal advice for any specific situation. Please contact an attorney directly for such advice.

8 Ways to Spruce Up Your Listing’s Curb Appeal

Looking for some tips for curb appeal? Read this recent short article I posted from the Wall Street Journal. A little bit of work and small amount of cash can do wonders for that first impression your drive by buyers will see. Make them want to own Your Home. For more innovation tips on selling your home contact me @ 810-765-8167 or Visit me on the Web

Prudence Wong’s Notes

Find out….What are the FIVE Words?
A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage.
They were a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When
the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a
medicine bottle open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to
cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in
the kitchen totally forgot the matter.

The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by
its color and drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine
meant for adults in small dosages.

When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital. He
died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how she was going to
face her husband.

When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead
child, he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.


1. What were the five words ?
2. What is the implication of this story?

Scroll down to read….


The husband just said to his wife “I am with you Darling”.
The husband’s totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior. The
child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point
in finding fault with the mother.

Besides, if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away, this would
not have happened.

No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child.
What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the
husband. That is what he gave her. If everyone can look at life with
this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the
world. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Take
off all your envies, jealousy, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears .
And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.

This story is really worth reading. Sometimes we spend time in asking
who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a relationship, in a
job or with the people we know. By this way we miss out some warmth in
human relationship.

Have a nice and blessed day

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

Cathy Velarde

Cathy Velarde Needs Our Help

Cathy Velarde Needs Our Help

Another opportunity to help a local family.  Anita’s is hosting a fundraiser for Cathy Velarde to raise money for her to purchase hearing aids.  She hasn’t heard her childrens’ voices in 9 years… as if that weren’t enough, she can not get a job without being able to communicate with others in good times, and she keeps to herself as it is cumbersome trying to communicate with those who do not know sign language.  The bottom line is she doesn’t know a lot of people in the community and it will be tough to raise the money needed ($2,500) because she doesn’t have any family in the area, etc…
So, I would like to invite everyone to help if you can.  First and foremost, by coming to Anita’s and meeting Cathy and her family and secondly, if you are able donate anything they family would be very appreciative (any donations can be dropped off at Anita’s Place).  You may have met her kids as they have been doing the best that they can to spread the word. 
Along with the Spaghetti Dinner… Salad, hot from the oven breadsticks, beverage, and bite size treats we call the Cinny Minnies.  $18 per couple for good food and a chance to help a neighbor in need.
Thank you for your consideration!  We hope to see you there!  Sunday, March 29th 12-6 pm.
John, Dominic, Tony, and the Anita’s Place family.

Today’s Stimulas Party Was A Success

                                                                                                    As noted a few blogs ago, H and R Block  Income Tax Preparer, Real Estate Consultants, Real Estate One Westrick (Tom Wagener and Wynne Achatz), and several shops at our Marine City K Mart Plaza held a Stimulas Day Party. I was given a booth at H & R BLOCk to hook up my computer and printer, several vendors had set up their tables out side to draw attention to H and R Block’s shop including myself. Children played games outside on the sidewalk, Tasefully Simple had a sample Table outside, A couple of the Local Eateries brought Pizza for lunch for us and passer bys. Broadway Pizza brought Chicken Parmesan Pizza and Bar B Q Chicken Pizza. Anitas sent over pepperoni Pizza.

The different shops invited each other to check out the other’s bargains. H and R Block made up flyers on the Stimulous Plan and Tax benefits of buying a home right now. I was on hand to help out anyone that may be interested in investing in a home or being a 1st time buyer to get the maximum tax credit.

We all had a lot of fun and had a good networking day. There was a lot of good Chi and Energy flowing today. We all left at 5 O’clock happy with spirits lifted with all our connections. Thanks to everyone that dropped by for making our day.

Together We Can Sell Your Home

Just Sold - 220,000.

Just Sold - 220,000.

just SOLD 1913 and 1945 South Parker, Marine City
just SOLD 1913 and 1945 South Parker, Marine City

These days, tax credits and high housing inventory make it a buyers’ market. If you’re a seller, don’t despair. There are a variety of renovations that can help make your home stand out. Many buyers look at numerous homes when shopping for a house; so enhancing your home to make it more memorable is vital and increases the chances of a successful sale. Call 810-765.8167 today and let’s get that house SOLD!!!