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Farmington Hills Spring Real Estate Market

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Spring is traditionally an active time for real estate. There is an abundance of inventory and home buyers actively looking. If you are thinking about buying or listing this Spring, this blog offers Farmington Hills Spring real estate market information. Spring Trends The Spring is usually a less busy season for most families. During the Fall months, back-to-school is busy for families with children. November and December is occupied with the holidays. Early in the year comes tax season. Only after that do schedules clear up for most. The sun is out longer, the climate gets warmer, and people generally …

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Summertime House Check-Up Readiness 5 Tips

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With Summertime right around the corner, the spring is the best time to prepare for the long summer days. Below are some great ways to prepare your home for the warmer weather so you can enjoy your home to its fullest. Summertime is one of the best times of year; children are out of school, it’s the perfect time to explore the great outdoors, and of course, everyone’s favorite: good ol’ summer vacation. After the freezing temperatures of winter and the unpredictability of spring, you and your family are probably more than ready for the warm, summertime weather. But the …

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Oakland County Remodeling Cost Delima-Solved

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In this tight Oakland County Michigan housing market it is not easy to settle for something that does not need remodeling. The prospect of finding the perfect home that does not need some sort of work or remodeling or updates is daunting. Oakland County remodeling cost must be considered when deciding on a perfect property that fits most of your needs and wants. With the low inventories in today’s market the lowest in some time, makes it harder for what buyers demand, and that is a move-in ready home. Today’s busy schedules and tighter budgets mean that many home buyers …

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Interest Rate Increases Leaves Worried Homeowners

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With today’s rising interest rates speculated to go higher this year, a big change from the past few years, many homeowners are increasingly nervous  about what the interest rate increases will mean to their property values. The interest rate increases is projected to an entire percentage point later this year of 2018 according to a recent report by Freddie Mac. The interest rate increases is slated to go from end of 2017’s 3.9% to 4.9% by Q4 2018. Also according to another recent article by Freddie Mac, there is nothing for current homeowners to worry about. Interest Rate Increases VS …

Oakland County Quick Home Buying Decision Time Sign

Oakland County Quick Home Buying Decision Time

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Most homebuyers in Oakland County Michigan and across the country are not usually open to make a quick home buying decision and view it as a recipe for disaster or a bad decision. In fact Oakland County homebuyers love to look at the many options, different layouts and areas in which to purchase a new home. To make a quick home buying decision many buyers feel pushed into a corner or feel their Realtor is pressuring them to make rash decisions, but in Oakland County Michigan this is not the case at all. Home buyers know that homes are moving …

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Oakland County Affordable Homes Less Likely?

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Anywhere you go in Oakland County, Michigan there are parts of the County where homes seem to be more affordable than other in the area.  These more affordable homes are what we call “Starter Homes”. The more affordable homes attract young families due to being more affordable homes then those with higher square footage and a much higher price tag. These more affordable homes make for great neighborhoods that have a abundance of younger families just starting out with their first home purchase. Affordable Homes Tough Search Although the affordable homes are what seem to be plentiful in this market …

Down Payment Under 6% For Many Home Buyers

It seems that the biggest hurdles and worries for penitential home owners is the down payment on a home, leaving potential home buyers feeling defeated in the first steps to moving and getting their own home. The potential home buyer still believes that it is the 20% traditional down payment that is needed to secure a mortgage and to purchase a home. This way of thinking and believing can stop any potential home buyer from even taking the first step into becoming a homeowner, but this has changed and many potential home buyers are unaware that the traditional days are …

Mortgage Rate Increases Affect Oakland County Homebuyers dollars

Mortgage Rate Increases Affect Oakland County Homebuyers

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Mortgage rate increases have been seen an increase around the Oakland County, Michigan area and there is talk that they may even increase more before the end of the year. Many homebuyers have noticed the increase in home prices but mortgage rate increases are a little bit harder for homebuyers to calculate in the terms of what it will cost them in the long run. Understand Mortgage Rate Increases In order for homebuyers to understand how mortgage rate increases will affect them here is a little help. In this model a less than one percent mortgage rate increase would result …

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Farmington Hills Home Shoppers & Home Sellers Love Photos

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In today’s increasing technology through smart phones, tablets and other devices that make life easier for Farmington Hills residents, everything from shopping, local secretary of state appointments and driving directions can be done with assistance through a smartphone app. It is really no surprise that even Farmington Hills home shoppers & home sellers can go on their smartphones to determine where, when and what home to look for that meets their needs when buying or selling a home. We all know that the first thing that Farmington Hills home shoppers & home sellers will see is a photograph of either …

Advice On Comparing Multiple Offers On Farmington Hills Real Estate

Considering multiple offers may be a difficult undertaking for homeowners. The typical reaction is to focus on solely offer price, but that may cause issues. There are a variety of different terms in an offer that sellers should consider in order to identify which offer to accept. This blog details advice on comparing multiple offers on Farmington Hills real estate. Advice On Comparing Multiple Offers On Farmington Hills Real Estate Home Buyer Financing There is a significant difference between a pre-qualification and a pre-approval, particularly when considering multiple offers. A pre-approval is traditionally given after a loan officer confirms the …

Oakland County Michigan Homeowners Stay Optimistic For Sale

Oakland County Michigan Homeowners Stay Optimistic

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Asking Oakland County Michigan homeowners whether or not they feel it it is a good time to buy a house can lead to an imprecise way of measuring the interest in the Oakland County Michigan homeowners to enter the housing market. The reason being that there are a number of personal factors that are weighed in when deciding if it a good time to make a move in this Oakland County Michigan housing market. The Fear of Oakland County Michigan Homeowners Oakland County Michigan homeowners have seen such a drop in local housing inventory that keep them from putting their …