How the Stimulus Plan Might Affect Troy Michigan Real Estate Condo Buyers and Sellers

Posted in Troy Michigan Real Estate by Michigan Real Estate Expert on March 2nd, 2009

The stimulus, the stimulus—it is hard to go to a news site or blog now without seeing something about the stimulus plan, good or bad. The one thing that seems to be a common thought is everybody hopes it works whether they like the plan or not. There are many ways the stimulus plan might affect Troy Michigan real estate condo buyers and sellers.

Buyer Incentive

The biggest boon to both buyers and sellers is the proposed tax break for any first-time buyer purchasing a home (including condos) in 2009. That last part is the one down point in the plan. Homes must be purchased in the current year, retroactive to the beginning of 2009, and ending December 31st. That should, however provide a decent impetus to get things moving again. While it is short lived, it could boost the market long enough so that the forward motion continues past this year.

Mortgage Incentive

Not for the buyers and sellers in particular, the banking and finance industry is set to receive the biggest portion of the stimulus plan. That can only help both buyers and sellers of Troy Michigan real estate, as it will mean buyers will once again have the ability to get mortgage loans.

More expensive luxury homes and condos will also be given lower interest rates and affordable mortgage loans. There does seem to be some argument over whether the stimulus plan will raise or lower mortgage rates so that remains to be seen.

Are you thinking about buying or selling Troy Michigan real estate in Southeast Michigan? If you want to take advantage of the stimulus plan, I can help.  Call me at 248-514-2640 or email me at for more information.

Lee Morof
RE/MAX Showcase Homes
Birmingham, Michigan
Call:  248-514-2640


  1. Lee’s Blog » Blog Archive » Why the Stimulus Makes This a Great Time for First-Time Southeast Michigan Real Estate Buyers said,

    March 9, 2009 @ 9:36 am

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  2. Lee’s Blog » Blog Archive » Troy Michigan Real Estate Gets Hope From The Stimulus Plan said,

    April 17, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

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