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 …

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Say NO to FSBO Homes For Sale In Farmington Hills

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Are you thinking about taking the FSBO homes for sale in farmington hills route for selling your house? Here’s something you should know about before you make a big mistake: A home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan with signs that say “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) are always the last one to get sold on the block. Why? As soon as people find out that a real estate agent is not involved in the process, they stop themselves from placing an offer. They are concerned about who is the point of contact. In the back of their mind, they assume …

Comparable Sales in Oakland County Michigan

How Comparable Sales are Use to Price Your House

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How Comparable Sales are Use to Price Your House Comparable sales are one of the biggest weapons in the real estate agent’s arsenal that he uses to set the sale price of your house. It involves looking at the previously sold neighboring houses and drawing comparisons based on its features. Of course, the current market value tells you a lot about how much the house can be sold for but if you want to find out the sale price to the last dollar, then looking at comparable sales will give you a clear idea on how high you can go …

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Home Inspection – Preparing Yourself for the Surprises

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When you hire a home inspector for your home for sale in West Bloomfield, Michigan, you are often afraid of losing the house because this is the time when the house reveals its secrets. When the home inspection goes on for long, you become disappointed that you have to let go of your dream house. However, why retract the offer when you can come up with a counteroffer? Yes, there might be a few repairs but those can be easily dealt with if the seller agrees to offer you a few warranties or other incentives. Let’s have a look at …

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Open House Strategies That Stand Out

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Getting eyeballs on your open house can be a challange especially when there are multiple open houses taking place in the same neighborhood simultaneously, you’re going to want to find a way to make your property the most memorable one in town. Aside from keeping the home immaculately clean and staged to perfection, there are other, decidedly more interesting strategies that some Realtors® use to leave a lasting impression in the minds of would-be buyers. Take a look at these innovative ideas that’ll take your showing from “so-so” to “sold.” 1. Strike up the open house band. via GIPHY Music …

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Farmington Hills Spring Real Estate Market

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Spring is traditionally an active time for real estate. There is an abundance of inventory and home buyers actively looking. If you are thinking about buying or listing this Spring, this blog offers Farmington Hills Spring real estate market information. Spring Trends The Spring is usually a less busy season for most families. During the Fall months, back-to-school is busy for families with children. November and December is occupied with the holidays. Early in the year comes tax season. Only after that do schedules clear up for most. The sun is out longer, the climate gets warmer, and people generally …

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Farmington Hills Michigan Home Selling Myths

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Real estate is an industry where assumptions develop gradually and do not necessarily adapt as the market changes. Referring to inaccurate information is not good particularly in real estate. Do not fall for these Farmington Hills Michigan home selling myths. Selling Without an Agent Will Always Save You Money                                                                                                        …

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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 …

Real Estate Buys Follow Farmington Hills Halloween

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For Farmington Hills Real Estate, Halloween Marks a Turning Point  …Fa la la la la, la la la la: it’s carol time again! Not quite? You can’t almost hear those sleigh bells ringing? Well, brace yourself. Halloween is next Tuesday—and nowadays, that means that by Wednesday, holiday advertising will be with us for the duration. Whether we admit it or not, the Thanksgiving start of holiday season is a thing of the past. Hallmark has already launched its “Countdown to Christmas;” Farmington Hills mailboxes are filling with gift catalogs; store windows are only weeks away from being transformed into snow-sprayed …

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Rx for Farmington Hills Real Estate Inspection Jitters

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Real Estate Inspection Jitters? Rx: Don’t Freak Out! As worrisome physical symptoms go, real estate inspection jitters should not be worrisome in the least. Neither Farmington Hills home buyers or their counterparts (Farmington Hills home sellers) need be troubled if they find themselves awaiting the house inspector with mounting anxiety: these are perfectly normal symptoms. My advice echoes HGTV’s prescription for a “Drama-Free Real Estate Rx”—in their words, “Don’t Freak Out.” The utter normalcy for pre-inspection jitters is indisputable—as is their cause. If you are the seller, you can be perfectly satisfied that you have done everything possible to ensure …