Features To Renovate Gets The Home Sold

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When you renovate features in your home, you want to get the most bang for your buck. Not only do you want to make your home a better place for you and your family to live, but you also want your renovations to add to your home’s resale value. But what, exactly, are the features that will help your home sell faster? Give Your Renovations Some Character According to recent data from Realtor.com (which analyzed more than 1 million single-family listings), the top three renovations that will help you sell your home quickly and at a prime price point? A …

Recession optimism

Recession Possible-Home Shoppers, Real Estate Experts Are Optimistic

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Most experts predict that following a seven-year period of economic growth the US economy is headed towards a recession (most likely sometime in 2020). But while The Great Recession devastated the housing market, house shoppers remain optimistic about how the market will handle a potential recession in the coming years. Expect A Recession But Remain Optimistic According to a recent survey from Realtor.com, nearly 70 percent of home shoppers said they expect a recession to hit the US economy sometime in the next three years (by 2022). But despite the fact that most believe a downturn is looming, many remain …

Home Sales Rebound Spring Season

Home Sales Make A Serious Rebound—Just In Time For Spring Season

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The start of 2019 was slow for the real estate market, but it looks like that’s starting to change—and just in time for the spring season, which is historically the busiest time of year for buyers and sellers across the US. According to a recent article from REALTOR Magazine, existing home sales posted a huge jump from January to February 2019—an 11.8% increase, the largest month-over-month gain the market has seen since December 2015. The reason for the jump? According to the National Association of Realtors™’ chief economist Lawrence Yun, the dramatic increase in existing home sales from January to February …

10 home selling superstitions

10 Home-Selling Superstitions That Should Seal the Deal

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Once homeowners have arrived at the decision to sell their property, most want the transaction completed as quickly as possible. Sure, you can hire the best agent in town, price your home just right, and then market the heck out of it, but having a little bit of luck on your side and a few selling superstitions never hurt either. When it comes to getting the deal done in a timely manner, sellers and agents have been known to rely on time-tested selling superstitions. Let’s take a look at 10 that are all but guaranteed to get that “Sold” sticker …

Selling A Home-First Timers Check List

Selling A Home-First Timers Check List

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As a homeowner, the selling process can be an overwhelming experience – especially for first timers. Since they’ve never been through the experience of selling a home, many homeowners feel a bit lost as to what they need to do before they can pass their keys over to the next owners. But not to worry! Here’s a checklist that covers all the essentials for homeowners getting ready to sell their first property: Sprucing Things Up Before homeowners list their home, they will want to handle any minor fixes that might keep them from getting top dollar for their property and …

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Housing Inventory Growth Upward In Oakland County 2019

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The housing inventory in and around Oakland County, Michigan has been a struggle for most buyers the last few years causing higher prices and less inventory for eligible home buyers. Although the housing inventory in Oakland County, Michigan increased in January 2019, the inventory remained averagely lower dropping by 381 homes from 3,629 in December to 3,248 in January. Housing Inventory Getting Better For Buyers While the current inventory remains dependent on affordability in 2019 as far as housing inventory and the housing market, there are signs that some areas are showing signs of an improving housing inventory situation, with year after year increases …

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The Right Real Estate Agent-Did You Choose Correctly?

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Buying and selling a home is a huge life event, and the right real estate agent is the most important person you’ll work with during the transition. Choosing the right real estate agent is an important resource; they can help break down complex real estate concepts, walk you through the logistics of buying or selling a home and can help move the process along, saving you time, money and energy in the process. But unfortunately, not all real estate agents are created equal. And while the right real estate agent can make the buying or selling process a breeze, the wrong …

Knowing Whats Included In The Sale Of The Home

As a homebuyer looking for homes in the Oakland County, Michigan area you may find yourself asking what property is included in the sale of the home, so this is to give some clarification on the topic of personal verse included property. Although your realtor would know exactly what is included and excluded with the sale of the home, but you should be aware as well when searching for a new home especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. Keep in mind attention to the details is a must to prevent a disagreement between the home seller and home buyer …

Home Seller Offers-Response Time Is Important

In today’s Oakland County Michigan housing market it is important now more than ever for home seller offers to respond to a buyers offer for purchase of their home, usually the time frame would be within twenty four hours which allows for the home seller offer to have plenty of time to be reviewed,considered and possibly allow time for the listing agent to review with their home seller as well. Although the twenty four hours is the standard, there are times that this is not possible as some home sellers are out of town,family issues or other events that may …