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Improvements Add Value Remodeling Your Home

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If you’re looking for improvements your home, of course you have to consider several things. First of all, will these improvements satisfy and fulfill a need? It’s important that you answer it truthfully because home improvements are generally expensive so at least make sure you are aware of your needs. In addition, will you be able to afford it? There are a lot of home improvement ideas, some affordable and some are expensive. The good thing is depending on your need, there’s usually an affordable and more expensive option. The factors listed above are for the present. As a homeowner, …

Farmington Real Estate Holiday Humor Video

Farmington Real Estate Holiday Humor Video

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Farmington Real Estate Holiday Humor Video to Make You Smile Farmington Real Estate Holiday Humor Video is a little gift to all of my blog followers to in one way or another brighten your Holidays. We all know that this season can be stressful and heavy with shopping, crowds and the traffic that we face as we approach the big day. In this blog post I wanted to share with you some of my  Farmington Real Estate Holiday Humor Video in hopes that it would help you get through this Holiday Season and take a little time to laugh as laughter …

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5 New Year’s Resolutions Homeowners Should Make for 2017

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5 new years resolutions every homeowner should make for 2017 2016 is coming to a close, and with the new year just around the corner, people across the world are gearing up to set their intentions for the upcoming year in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. And while you’re bound to make at least one standard resolution (like “finally get in shape” or “eat more vegetables”), as a homeowner, there are some home-specific resolutions you’ll want to think about to get the most out of your property and the experience of owning a home this upcoming year. Here are …

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The Gift Of Housing This Season

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Homebuyers often have difficulty gathering enough cash for their down payment and closing/settlement costs, so asking a parent, grandparent or relative to help by providing a tax-free gift may be a solution. As the end of the year quickly approaches, remember that tax-free gifts can be made once per calendar year. That means a gift late in 2016 can be repeated just weeks later in the new year to help you build savings for a home purchase early in 2017.     For 2016, an individual is allowed to give up to $14,000 in cash (or valuables) to any other …

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A Lesson In Real Estate That Everyone Should Know

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These Are The 6 Lessons In Real Estate That Everyone Should Know                                       Lesson #1 A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel …

Homes And Being A Savvy Home Buyer

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Homes Ever Changing Market Homes in our local real estate market is always changing. Compared with not so long ago, that’s a good thing. If you are ready to buy a home in today’s market, you need to take note of recent changes that may affect your buying power.Buying a home in our local market today is not just about finding one in the best condition in a great location for an affordable price. Smart home buyers today require a deeper knowledge of the economy, the local market and regulations. We can help you pinpoint all you need to know …

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Boomers 12 Things You Need To Know Before A Move

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Boomers Zap! Your home is sold. Congratulations! Now What Boomers? Boomers are hearing it more and more. Baby Boomers are turning 65 in the United States at an amazing rate, 10,000 every day. As they reach this milestone, more of them are selling their long-time homes. The reasons to sell are often straightforward: The old place is too large, too expensive, requires too much upkeep, or seems too lonely since the kids moved out.   Once you’ve decided to sell (and called us), the real dilemma is deciding where to move. And, determining whether it is best to downsize, cross-size, …

Homestaging Doesn’t Have To Be Costly

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Homestaging to get you home in showing order doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult, homestaging is a matter of stepping back and getting the big picture. Being the home owner there is noone that knows your home better than you which is why your the expert in homestaging it for a quick sale. Try to picture the home as you first saw it yourself and highlight the things that made you love the home. One of the most frequently ask questions from my sellers is “should I leave furniture for showings” my response is yes, but not too much …

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Mortgage Loan-The Four Key Benefits For You

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A Mortgage, It’s a big decision: Taking on a monthly mortgage payment is no small matter. That payment will probably become a homebuyer’s biggest expense. And what if you can’t pay on time? Get sick? Lose a job? Divorce? You could see your credit score plummet. But there’s another side to taking on a first mortgage loan. Not only does such a loan allow a renter to become a homeowner—that mortgage also brings with it several financial benefits, everything from big savings at tax time to a boost in your credit score. If you’re debating whether it’s time for a …

Holding Homes for Sale in Northville


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HomeBuying-Bust Through If you—or someone you know—is still on the fence about homebuying today, don’t wait. We’ve heard lots of excuses in recent years. Not enough down payment? Credit score too low? Can’t qualify with a foreclosure (short sale, bankruptcy) history? Too much debt (especially, student debt)? Rates too high? Loans too expensive? Don’t know where to start?                     All of these worries can be—and are—overcome with time and determination. Don’t be walled in by old assumptions when it come to homebuying. In this market with low rates and little down …