“Cotton Candy Man” Stephen Das Is an Inspiration

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This morning I needed some inspiration and this story from the Oakland Press seemed to have done the trick for me. Many of our youth could learn a great lesson from Stephen Das aka “Cotton Candy Man”  who spoke Longacre Elementary School students in Farmington Hills about giving back and inspiring others. Stephen Das really does have inspire me and his story, hopefully will inspire you as well. Teaching our children to give back is so powerful for their future lives that it cannot be measured but only inspired by people such as Stephen Das. After reading this article I’m …

Selling Your Farmington Hills Home: Strategic Planning Helps

Selling Your Farmington Hills Home: Strategic Planning Helps

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Selling your Farmington Hills home is never something you do on a whim. There can be rare situations when the decision to sell is a sudden one that’s forced by unexpected life circumstances (favorable or not)—but selling your Farmington Hills home is not likely to be the result of some sudden impulse. Since that’s the case, it follows that most of us will have been aware for some time that we will be selling sooner or later. That gives us some leeway for improving the ultimate results we can expect when an eventual sale takes place. Thinking about that, and acting …

7 Ways Neighbors Can Sabotage Your Home Sale

7 Ways Neighbors Can Sabotage Your Home Sale

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You’ve decided to put your home on the market and have done everything in your power to make it as attractive as possible. But there’s one thing that’s beyond your control: the neighbors. Whether they’re messy, loud, or just plain ruthless, their behavior can work against you when it comes time to sell. In fact, Appraisal Institute President Richard L. Borges II said he’s seen external factors, such as living beside bad neighbors, decrease home values by more than 5 to 10 percent. So, not only do they have the power to ruin your chances of making a sale, they …

Novi House Value Boosters that Make Most Sense

Novi House Value Boosters that Make Most Sense

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8 Top Ideas for Boosting Novi House Value (S) From time to time it can be fun to scour the latest “Top Ten” lists of cost-conscious ways to increase the value of Novi house value.    Some make more sense than others. Upgrading bathroom vanity cabinets appears on some of the house value lists, for instance—but those lists were probably thrown together in a hurry since the return on investment is admitted to be 66%. When an investment returns two-thirds of its cost, it’s hardly competitive. For Novi homeowners preparing to sell, vanity cabinets don’t belong on the action list. …

HGTV Fun Facts and Dirty Little Secrets

HGTV Fun Facts and Dirty Little Secrets

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Television channels like HGTV and DIY have truly changed residential real estate for the better. Thanks to these channels, buyers and sellers today are more educated about their homes’ structures, décor, and remodeling costs. Everybody’s expectations are higher and most buyers and sellers’ creativity is too. Have you wondered about how these shows are made? What is real and what is not? Here are some fun facts. HGTV VS Reality First, for the remodeling or fix and flip shows on HGTV, the remodeling budget is truly a homeowners’ remodeling budget. If the homeowners have wanted more than their budget will …

Improvements Add Value Remodeling Your Home

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, …

Agent?-Demand The Best

Agent?-Demand The Best

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Being a real estate agent can be rewarding and fulfilling career for many agents, but there’s also, like any job, accountability. Home buyers and sellers alike put their trust in you in making the most critical financial decisions they will ever make, and it is up to the agent to honor that trust. The competition here in the Oakland County area is fierce between agents as inventory’s are down 12% compared to last year at this time. It is true that the market is off to a slower start but it is bound to come back strong due to interest …

Home Buyers-Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out

Home Buyers-Don’t Let Your “Luck” Run Out

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 Although it is St. Patrick’s Day around the country, it does not stop the interest rates for home buyers from climbing. The rates for home buyers is still at record lows but this is changing fast and as you can see from the predictions now might be the best time to purchase a new home. Home inventory is low, but will increase over the spring and summer months so the best advice I can give you is to start your home search right away in order to save thousands throughout the term of your mortgage. I’m always here to help …

March 2015 Homes2MoveYou News For Oakland County Mi.

March 2015 Homes2MoveYou News For Oakland County Mi.

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March 2015 Homes2MoveYou News For Oakland County Mi. In this months News For Oakland County Mi March 2015 Homes2MoveYou News For Oakland County Mi. Please enjoy this months News, Thoughts, Tips and Thank You’s to all of my following Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Friends and Family in Oakland County, Mi.  It is my pleasure to share with you as much as possible regarding buying, selling and even renting a home in Oakland County, Mi. Remember if your looking to Buy or Sell a home in Farmington Hills, Novi, Northville, West Bloomfield or any of the surrounding areas, the best compliment I …

Home Warranty Awareness Cost More Than You Realize

Home Warranty Awareness Cost More Than You Realize

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Home Warranty Awareness Cost More Than You Realize                                                                                 A home warranty plan, also known as a home protection plan, is a service contract that offers homeowners in Oakland County, Mi. a way to safeguard themselves against possible breakage or a malfunction within the home. It’s impossible to predict the future, which is why so many buyers look for that little …