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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. …

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Some Farmington Hills Home Loan Applicants, a Surprise Boost

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A July Surprise for Farmington Hills Home Loan Applicants Farmington Hills Home Loan Applicants May See Credit Boost  For a few Farmington Hills mortgage applicants, next week may see a one-time favorable change in how they are viewed by home loan lending institutions. It’s a technical change that could amount to a significant difference in the results they get when they apply for Farmington Hills home loans. The first evidence of what the Washington Post calls “a surprise boost” will be triggered on Saturday, which marks the July 1 beginning of a changeover in the information gathered by the three …

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4 Ways To Rock As A Real Estate Client

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4 Ways To Rock As A Real Estate Client Why do you care if your Realtor considers you a good client or not? Because the better client you are, the better results you will have. No, you and your Realtor do not have to be in love with each other, but effort on your part will bring you better results and a more positive transaction. Here are some best practices. 1. Be easy to educate Most Realtors are teachers at heart, and the more you can learn, the better prepared you will be. Yes, your friends, family and various websites …

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Bonus To Sell Your Home?

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Sometimes people wonder whether offering a bonus to the buyer’s agent will help their home sell faster or for more money.   Good question. Even real estate agents are divided about it. Some say no. Some say yes. Adding energy efficient items can entice buyers. By installing products such as a home energy monitor, LED lightbulbs, and outdoor motion-activated solar lights, you can make the home more appealing to potential buyers, who will like the fact that they can save money from your energy saving projects. Ultimately, it’s your decision as a homeowner. So here’s a list of pros and …

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Renovation Channels Makes Reality Difficult

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Renovation TV Shows like HGTV and DIY have truly changed residential real estate for the better. Thanks to these renovation shows, 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. First, for the remodeling or fix and flip shows, the remodeling budget is truly the homeowners’ remodeling budget. If the homeowners have wanted more than their budget will allow, the producers …

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Clutter Homes Won’t Sell Today

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Clutter… Having Trouble With Selling Your Home? Follow This Advice! A lot of us become emotionally attached to our properties in one form or another. Whether it’s a property we’ve called home for years or one in which we are invested, emotions can easily keep you from making a big profit and moving the home quickly. Read these tips and find out how you can act as a professional and move that real estate along with the clutter of years of living in the home. To sell your home at a fair price, ask several real estate agents to estimate …

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Garden-10 Tips Spring 2017

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If you’re like most of us, as soon as the weather starts to warm up, and the mornings are bright and sunny, you start thinking about your garden, and what things you can do to have the most successful growing season ever in 2017! Soon, you’ll see little chutes begin to pop up, and before you know it, you’ll be eating fresh salads directly from your own garden every day. Before you start your garden, though, here are a few tips to help you prepare, grow, and maintain your garden the best way possible starting right now! Choose plants that …

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2017 Living Room Trends Update

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It’s a new year, which means it’s a new opportunity to update your space and embrace the trends of 2017. And what better place to incorporate trends than in your living room? Your living room is the social hub of your home. It’s where you spend time with your family, where you entertain, and often gets more foot traffic than any other area in your home, which is why of all places, you want to make sure it’s well decorated and on trend.   Here are 5 living room design trends you’ll want to embrace in 2017 to update your …

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PI Day Today-March 14th, 2017

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PI Day Today For whatever reason, most of us are aware of PI.        Mostly we just think of it as that number that goes on and on forever, with no end or solution. And we just know it as 3.14. When and why do we learn about it in life? What good does it ever do us? There’s certainly a lot more to it… For instance, it’s a “constant” ratio in circles. And, it’s an “irrational” number. They teach us that, too. Maybe that stuff sticks with us. Maybe not. For most of us, just knowing the …

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Showing | Buyers Need Space

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Showing Your Home and Tips to Help When you have your home up for sale, you may be told that you shouldn’t be around during the showing.   In some cases, your listing agent may not even be there for every showing. It might just be the buyers and their real estate agent. So, who will be there to make sure buyers don’t miss a thing? You know your house better than anyone else. You can point out all of the features that a buyer or their agent might miss. And maybe you will be able to get a read …