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 …

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 …

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Oakland County Millennials Are “Mortgage Ready” This Spring

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We are approaching the spring of 2019 and Oakland County Michigan home owners are in the process of getting their homes in tip-top shape to get them ready for the spring selling market, but last ear at this time Oakland County Michigan millennials seem to have been overlooked as important home buyers in our market. This spring it would be a major mistake to ignore them as they are ready and willing to purchase a new home as statistics show. Millennilas Are A Force To Target When someone uses the term “millennials,” most people don’t immediately think of financial stability …

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Home Warranties Can Ease Your Worries

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Buying or Selling a home in or around Oakland County Michigan can be a daunting task if buyers are looking for the perfect home that have few issues, but when sellers offer home warranties with the sale, things usually get moving. Buyers in the local Oakland County area love the styles and craftsmanship of the older homes that are prominent in this area ranging from 1940s to 1990’s sprinkled with new construction here and there. When buyers look at first they want a newer home that they feel would be more worry free, but newer is not always better in …

Thinking of any Home Buying or Home Selling in the near future there are some great books to help you along with your knowledge. Here are six great books

Home Buyers & Home Sellers Must Read Books-Six Great Ones

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These days in the complex world of buying or selling a home and with the winter weather here in Oakland County, Michigan it’s a great time to find some great books to read, especially if your thinking of buying or selling a home in the near future. There are many differences in buying a home as appose to selling one and being fully prepared when the time is right can be the difference between thousands of dollars out of your pocket. Let’s face it, buying a home or selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions you …

10 Home Decor Trends To Retire In 2019

10 Home Decor Trends To Retire In 2019

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As the new year is here, plenty of homeowners look for ways to refresh their spaces to keep them feeling interesting and updated. If you’re preparing to put a home on the market, keeping up with trends is key because unless your prospective buyers are flippers, stagers, or redecorating fiends, nothing can make would-be buyers turn tail faster than some outdated decor. Check out these once-popular home decor trends that are being shown the door, and find out what’s replacing them in the months ahead. 1. Rose gold Decor loses its luster Sorry, rose gold. You were lovely, but it’s …

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Trends That’ll Be Hot In 2019 And Two Are Out

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Each fall, decorators begin to share the interior design trends we can expect to see in the new year. Looking ahead to 2019, bold colors, metallics, and statement ceilings take center stage. If you’re planning to put your place on the market and want it to appear like the freshest spot on the block, you need to know what’s hot and what’s not in design trends. 1. Wallpaper stages a comeback Put down that paint brush! If you’re looking to add a splash of color or geometric flair to your rooms, wallpaper is a fashionable alternative that adds instant personality …

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Holiday Home Selling Tips That Can Sell Your Home Fast

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Christmas Holiday is just around the corner and we give you the green light to go a little crazy on the decorations, if you are planning to sell your house during the holidays. The more festive you are, the higher the attention your house will get. You are probably wondering how to spruce up your house during holiday season, the busiest month of the year but the good news is, buyers hunting for a house right now will appreciate your efforts if you play your cards right. In fact, we guarantee that if you pay special attention to staging, you …