Your Agents Love On Valentines-Count The 8 Ways

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With Valentine’s Day fast-approaching, there’s no denying love is in the air. Let’s think for a moment about the persons love who’s always there for you, helping to make your  home dreams come true. We’re talking about your real estate agents love. Just what does it take to make the agent who’s done so much for you swoon? There are plenty of ways to build a harmonious, lasting, and fulfilling relationship that will take you from starter home to happily ever after. Check out this list of things that’ll make your agent fall head over heels in love with you …

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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 …

Down Payment For Your First Home In Oakland County Michigan

So you’ve decided to purchase your first home in Oakland County, Michigan. Congratulations! Purchasing a home is a huge decision, and it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life, but getting the down payment can be tricky and challenging. But purchasing a home requires capital, and if your savings account is looking a little trim, it means that you will have to do some budgeting in the upcoming year to make your dream of being a homeowner a reality and having that elusive down payment. Here are 7 budgeting tips to help you buy …

Homes For Sale In Farmington Hills-Hire A Real Estate Agent

You are probably wondering that if a person can buy a house on their own, then why can’t they sell one on their own as a For Sale By Owner (FBSO) . Homes for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan deserve a great Real Estate agent to market, stage, arrange appointments and screen buyers to assure they are pre-qualified and able to purchase your home and get you the best price possible.  Houses that have the sign stating “FSBO” (for sale by owner) do not make much profit. According to the National Association of Realtors, in 2017, 89% of the sellers sold …

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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 …

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Buying Your Farmington Hills Home-How Much To Borrow

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The “rule of thumb” regarding loans is that your monthly housing payment such as the taxes, bills, insurance, mortgage, etc., should not be more than 28% of your income that you receive every month. When it comes to FHA loans, the balance of ration might be higher. The question that remains is, “How much do I need to borrow when buying your Farmington Hills Home?” Here’s what you should focus on: it all comes down to “down payment”. The higher the amount you have saved, the easier it will be to get a mortgage loan for your Farmington Hills home. …