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Oakland County Michigan Home “SOLD”- What 9 They Learned

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Once you sold your Oakland County Michigan home recently there was quite a learning curve. This was your first home, which you’ve lived in for more than a decade, so you expected to invest a lot of time cleaning, organizing and making some minor repairs that you had been putting off. Here’s what you didn’t see coming as told by the couple who got their Oakland County Michigan home “Sold”. 1.White and bold wall colors are no-nos We worked with a stager — a person who specializes in making homes more sellable. Walking through our house with her was humbling …

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Fall Time Change and Real Estate Similarities-Realtor Tom Gilliam

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What Does The Fall Time Change Have To Do With Real Estate? Millions of people adjust the fall time change on their clock now that daylight savings is ending. But what’s weird is that it’s not done everywhere; also, the actual date of when the fall 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? …

Why Houses Expire

Why Do Houses Expire In Oakland County?

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You’ve seen this happen… A house sits on the market forever in Oakland County Michigan, and it doesn’t get sold. You see an agent’s for sale sign sitting in the yard for months and months. And then, all of a sudden, another one appears. Sometimes, the new agent will get the house sold. But sometimes, no matter how many different agents list the house, it just never sells. You’ve been watching that house “expire”. That is industry-speak for when a house doesn’t get sold during the time frame an owner has a listing contract with a particular real estate agent. …

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Setting The Asking Price For Your Home-Whats It Worth

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Setting The Asking Price For Your Home-Whats It Worth As the seller, you are often going to have trouble with setting the asking price for your home. If it’s over priced, it will sit on the market for too long and if it is under priced, you might not get any money back on the renovations you just made. This is why it is important to consult a real estate agent before proceeding with any sort of real estate decisions. They have all the resources, which you don’t have access to and they can easily find any information they need. …

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Mortgage Rates Increasing-Get Off The Fence!

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Mortgage Rates Increasing Can Effect What You Can Afford When you’re buying a home in Oakland County, Michigan, you might think the price you offer is ultimately the price you’ll pay, but if you’re buying a home with a mortgage, that’s not the case. With a mortgage, in addition to paying your principal (the amount of money the bank loans you to purchase your home), you’ll also pay the interest rate on that principal—which is why the mortgage rates increasing on a mortgage loan is so important to you as a home buyer or potential home buyers. Interest rates on mortgages …

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5 Home Improvements That Waste Your Money

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Home Improvements to Avoid When Selling Your House Home improvements a bang for your buck? Don’t go out just yet with your tool kit, expecting those YouTube DIY tricks to work out perfect. It rarely happens! The problem is many sellers believe that taking on home improvement projects themselves will help them save on repairs and insurance. When you are targeting something major, first think about how much the repair or renovation will impact the value of your home for sale on Oakland County, Michigan. Some projects yield high ROIs, which are easy to do on your own such as …

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Home Searching – Online vs. In Person Visits

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Looking at Homes in Person When home searching you might have heard real estate horror stories where houses put up for sale online turned out to be riddled with all sorts of problems when buyers actually visited them. Considering the competitive nature of the market, most sellers today offer buyers the opportunity to tour their houses virtually. A professional blueprint of the house is made and you can have a satellite view of the house, the rooms and even see the minutest details such as the arrangement of bed sets and furniture. If you are scouring the market for your …