Winter Home Buying In Farmington Hills

Winter Home Buying Is Great Timing In Farmington Hills

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Winter in Farmington Hills is the perfect time of year for plenty of things: making snow angels, going ice skating, and drinking hot cocoa by the fire are all things that come to mind. Do you know what else winter is the perfect time of year for winter home buying. There’s no better time to find your dream home than the winter months. Here are five reasons why winter is the perfect time to find a home: 1. There’s less competition for winter buying One of the best reasons to purchase a home during the winter is that there’s typically …

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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 …

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Staging on a Budget – Buyers Love a Clean and Well-Scrubbed House

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Want to hear those “oohs” and “aahs” when a potential buyer comes for a tour of your house? The answer to this is staging. Staging does guarantee that your house will see much faster and above the market value. However, it is not all that matters. A few renovations and repairs go a long way in the home inspection report, which can be your saving grace even if its just Staging on a Budget What staging does show the buyer is spotless rooms, clean walls and carpet, well organized kitchen and a set table for the negotiations. Moreover, the online …

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Farmington Hills Housing Negotiations – 6 Mistakes That Can Make You Lose a Winning Deal

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Have you been searching for your dream house for long in Farmington Hills? Did you find one but the negotiations did not go your way? Your house search is contingent on negotiations… it can either make or break the deal. Of course, your real estate agent will be by your side guiding you throughout the process but at the end, you have to take the final decision. Often people let go of a great deal on a home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan thinking that the price is too high. Until you have looked at the comps and have …

Home for Sale in Northville, Michigan-Home-Buying Fees Myths That Most People Fall For

Home-Buying Fees Myths That Most People Fall For

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Before you even think about buying a home for sale in Northville, Michigan, why not have a look at your financials. Most people believe that the mortgage loan they will apply for will cover all the costs but there are few fees that you will have to pay out of your own pocket. For this reason, you need to have enough savings, so that you can cover the service charges and the real estate agent’s fees. We like to call these extra costs as fee myths, which buyers think are not real. So, what is the first payment that you …

5 Deadly Pitfalls

5 Deadly Pitfalls that Every Buyer Needs to Avoid

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Research, research and research… this is the only thing you need to focus on when you are thinking about buying a home for sale in Oakland County, Michigan. There are many pitfalls that buyers are not aware of. Not only do these pitfalls waste your time and energy you put into the process but also put you under mounds of debt. Of course, with a real estate agent by your side, you can go through this process a little stress-free but at the end, you need to understand the responsibilities of becoming a homeowner. Don’t get caught up in the moment …

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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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Homeownership Timing Couldn’t Get Better

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In the current economic climate, a lot of renters thinking homeownership is out of their reach. But if you think buying a home is out of reach, you might want to think again.  According to the National Association of Realtors’ Realtors Confidence® Index, first-time buyers accounted for 29% of all home sales from late 2016 to late 2017. That’s nearly one-third of all home sales! And there’s a reason so many people are making the transition from renting to owning… Rents are rising. According to a recent Zillow study, the median US rent is taking up 29.1% of household income, …

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Low Inventory Means Selling Time

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According to Realtor.com’s recent Housing Shortage Report, the US is experiencing the worst low inventory shortage in two decades. And while this presents a definite challenge for people looking to buy a home, it creates the perfect storm of opportunity for those wanting to sell. According to Realtor.com’s research, the housing shortage can be attributed to the baby boomer generation being unwilling to sell in the current market. In fact: 72% of existing homeowners over the age of 55 feel their current home fits their needs 85% of those baby boomers don’t plan to sell their home in the next 12 …

Buying A Home In The Fall

Buying A Home In The Fall

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A lot of people think the best time to buy a house is during the Spring market. And, it is……in the sense that more houses are listed for sale in the Spring. But, there’s also a heck of a lot more buyers trying to buy those listings. Buying a home in the fall has it’s advantages the the spring listings. The thing is, some of the houses listed back in the Spring don’t end up selling. (Usually just because they were overpriced.) Now, it isn’t like new listings don’t happen in the Fall. There’s always new listings coming on the market. But …