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, …

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Why I’m Particularly Thankful This Thanksgiving

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I’m truly thankful for the trust, confidence and the real estate business my clients have entrusted in me throughout this year in Farmington Hills Michigan and the surrounding areas. It seems saying thanks would be enough, but sometimes it seems lacking in some ways as it is a word people use very often, especially in the real estate profession. In this blog post I wanted to share the many ways that I’m thankful and blessed to have been your realtor of choice this last year, and hopefully the coming year to some your friends and family as well. I hope …

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4 Winter Selling Tips to Consider

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As the days continue to get shorter and the holidays get closer, you may feel as if your time is running out when it comes to getting an acceptable offer on your home, and finally closing the deal this winter. It can be easy to check out of the selling process during the winter months, because there are fewer buyers and showings. But, winter can still offer the right seller a great opportunity, as buyers are everywhere and yours might be right around the corner! Here, we’ll discuss four ways to keep your home-for-sale looking its best even in the …

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Listing Your Home In Novi Michigan During The Holiday

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The real estate economy not only differs every year, but additionally from month to month. There are a few misconceptions about selling a home during various seasons. The following is information on listing your home in Novi Michigan during the holiday months will help you determine if it’s the right time to sell your Novi home. Inventory & Competition when listing your home in Novi Michigan during the holiday By listing your home in Novi Michigan during the holiday means less competition due to not many houses are listed for sale during the the holiday months. Home buyers still have a need …

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Selling your home in Farmington Hills Michigan as-is

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If you have viewed properties for sale recently, you have probably come across the term as-is. Homeowners may prefer to sell as-is, but it is important to learn how a potential might react to it. Here is important information on selling your home in Farmington Hills Michigan as-is. Understanding What the Term As-Is Means As-is means that a home will be sold in its current state. This covers any problems that may exist, whether they are obvious or not. Buyers must perform an inspection to better assess any problems before finalizing the sale. Based on previous cases involving as-is clauses, …

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Bother Us Agents Please-Three Good Reasons Why

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Real estate agents hear this all the time…“I wish I had called you before. But I just didn’t want to bother you. I know you’re busy…”…after it is too late. There are times when you might feel like you shouldn’t “bother” the real estate agent you know. (Could be your friend, a neighbor, your brother-in-law, cousin, your sister…) Maybe you’re truly trying to be considerate. But, maybe it’s because you’re not even aware that you should. Or, you just don’t want to feel obligated or pushed into doing something. (Despite what many people think, most agents are not pushy. Most …

Hardball Fouls in Farmington Hills Home Selling Negotiations

Farmington Hills Home Selling Negotiations-Hardball

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When it comes to appraising and developing appropriate responses to offers on your Farmington Hills home, I’m there to offer counsel and guidance. Even so, you are the ultimate decision maker. Especially for Farmington Hills homeowners without previous selling experience, becoming familiar with some practical pointers for home selling negotiations is well worth doing. Farmington Hills sellers can find one rich source at the National Association of Realtors® web site. This month’s World Series finale undoubtedly inspired the title for a list of home selling negotiation pitfalls. Published the morning of Houston’s Game 7 victory, it dealt with errors in …

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Buying Your Novi House as Slowly as Possible

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The goal of owning your Novi home free and clear is usually thought of as the sunniest eventual outcome of the process that begins with buying your Novi house. The vision of the day when you make that last mortgage payment is an attractive one: whether in retirement or sooner, a “free rent” future has great appeal. Buying Your Novi House: Some Ask, ‘What’s the Hurry?’ So when financial planners argue against the wisdom of paying off your mortgage, it makes for interesting reading. One such planner is Ric Edelman, whose article “11 Great Reasons to Carry a Big, Long …

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Timing Your Farmington Hills Home Sale

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Hardly anyone decides to put their own Farmington Hills house up for sale without wondering whether there wouldn’t be a better time to do so. There are a couple of different ways to look at the timing your Farmington Hills home sale—but only one of them is controversial. Timing Your Farmington Hills Home Sale Can Be Controversial Controversial: timing by the calendar. A good number of real estate commentators think that the optimal timing your Farmington Hills home sale is during the spring/summer season. In the residential real estate lexicon that’s the “peak selling season.” Statistics validate their point. Since the …

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Time Change and Real Estate Commonality

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Millions of people adjust the time on their clock now that daylight savings is ending this weekend. But what’s weird is that it’s not done everywhere; also, the actual date of when the time change occurs is different in some areas of the world. It isn’t universal. Adjusting to the time change is confusing enough for people on a local level. So, forget about trying to make sense of it nationally, or globally. Why does it exist? Is it still useful? Why doesn’t it get observed everywhere? All questions people may ask, but none of them really matter. It isn’t worth debating… …

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First Home-Buyers 3 Common Fears

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Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be one of the scariest. Buying real estate is a complicated process. And if you’ve never purchased a home before, the fear of all those unknown variables can make the experience stressful, frustrating, and downright terrifying. If you’re thinking about purchasing a home but are dealing with the fear that comes along with it, don’t worry! You’re not alone. Most first time home-buyers deal with a certain level of fear as they get ready to buy their first home. But that …