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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 …

Your First Home-What To Look For

When you’re buying your first home, there’s so many things to consider: you need to secure a home loan, find a realtor, decide on an area… the process can be a bit overwhelming. And as someone new to the home purchasing process, it can be challenging to know exactly what to look for in a home. What kind of criteria should you be judging potential homes against? Here are 4 things you should look for when you’re buying your first home: 1. A House You Can Grow Into Purchasing is not like renting. When you rent, if your home no …

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Staging For A Higher Sales Price

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Many potential home sellers think staging is a waste of money. But it turns out, staging has a significant impact on how quickly, effectively, and profitably you may be able to sell your house. Why? Because staging is a key component of drawing in buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors 2017 Profile of Home Staging, a whopping 77% of buyers agents said a home that is staged made it easier for their clients to visualize a home as their own. And the more a buyer is able to see themselves living in a home, the more likely they are …

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Open House Strategies That Stand Out

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Getting eyeballs on your open house can be a challange especially when there are multiple open houses taking place in the same neighborhood simultaneously, you’re going to want to find a way to make your property the most memorable one in town. Aside from keeping the home immaculately clean and staged to perfection, there are other, decidedly more interesting strategies that some Realtors® use to leave a lasting impression in the minds of would-be buyers. Take a look at these innovative ideas that’ll take your showing from “so-so” to “sold.” 1. Strike up the open house band. via GIPHY Music …

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Soulmate & Real Estate This Valentines Day

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Finding the soulmate or house of your dreams might seem pretty easy.You know what you want and like. You feel like you will know the perfect house when you see it. The minute you find “the one”, it will be love at first sight. It will just feel right, like it was meant to be. Kind of like the notion of finding your soulmate.Back in the day, finding your ideal house or soulmate was a lot trickier. Until…the Internet. Nowadays, there are tons of websites for people to find the love of their life…and just as many to help people …

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Mortgage Rates Took a Big Jump Home Buyers

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Are you thinking about buying a home in 2018? Are you on the fence about entering the real estate market? If so, you might want to consider buying sooner rather than later. Mortgage rates just rose again, and economists from Freddie Mac and other groups are predicting that they could rise gradually throughout 2018. Mortgage Rates Hit Highest Level Since December 2016 During the week of February 8, 2018, the average rate for a 30-year fixed home loan rose to 4.32%. Rates haven’t been that high since December 2016. This is based on the weekly mortgage industry survey conducted by …

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Should You Go Directly To The Listing Agent When Buying A House?

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When you’re looking to buy a house, you might think it makes sense to go directly to the listing agent who’s listed the property for sale. Some of the more common reasons people give for doing so are: Why not? Doesn’t it just make sense… The agent listed the property and is the one selling it. They know all about the house. They know all about the owner, so maybe you can get some inside scoop and a better deal than if you had your own buyer’s agent in the mix. Isn’t it like buying a car? You have to go …

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Oakland Counties Low Inventory-Sellers Getting Top Dollar

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In this housing market today and Oakland Counties low inventory in places such as Farmington Hills, Novi, Northville, South Lyon to name a few home buyers are having a difficult time finding the perfect home.Usually the housing market corrects itself with supply and demand, but the prediction for 2018 is more of the same-Low Housing Inventory. Home Buyers in Oakland County Michigan shouldn’t wait or ponder on a decision once they find the perfect home with Oakland Counties low inventory and the prediction to continue for 2018. One of the biggest challenges facing buyers in today’s market is finding a home. …

For Sale By Owner Sellers- Some Points to Ponder

It’s illuminating to visit For Sale by Owner websites from time to time to see if there are any new insights to be gleaned. True, as a licensed Farmington Hills Realtor®, I’m not likely to learn much new when it comes to selling Farmington Hills homes—but that’s not the motivation. Call it ‘opposition research:’ the reason is to uncover any areas where the services I provide aren’t superior to what a do-it-yourselfer can come up with on their own. Here are some takeaways from the For Sale By Owner sites Google recently presented as the most frequently consulted sites. I’ve …

Groundhog Day And Real Estate?

Do you believe whether a groundhog sees its shadow or not is a true indication of when Spring will come? A lot of people aren’t even sure, which means we’re going to have more winter. But even if you do, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. If it’s sunny, and he sees his shadow, that means a longer winter. If it’s cloudy and he doesn’t see his shadow, it means Spring will come sooner. That seems totally backwards. And then there are lots of different groundhogs… which are you supposed to believe? Groundhog Day doesn’t predict Spring Truth …

Farmington Hills First Time Buyer Guidance

Buying real estate may be somewhat scary. The Farmington Hills first time buyer guidance in this blog will clarify certain things. Homes are a big financial investment and buyers should become well educated. The First Steps                                                                                                                                  …