Features To Renovate Gets The Home Sold

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When you renovate features in your home, you want to get the most bang for your buck. Not only do you want to make your home a better place for you and your family to live, but you also want your renovations to add to your home’s resale value. But what, exactly, are the features that will help your home sell faster? Give Your Renovations Some Character According to recent data from Realtor.com (which analyzed more than 1 million single-family listings), the top three renovations that will help you sell your home quickly and at a prime price point? A …

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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 …

For Sale By Owner Sellers- Some Points to Ponder

It’s illuminating to visit For Sale by Owner websites from time to time to see if there are any new insights to be gleaned. True, as a licensed Farmington Hills Realtor®, I’m not likely to learn much new when it comes to selling Farmington Hills homes—but that’s not the motivation. Call it ‘opposition research:’ the reason is to uncover any areas where the services I provide aren’t superior to what a do-it-yourselfer can come up with on their own. Here are some takeaways from the For Sale By Owner sites Google recently presented as the most frequently consulted sites. I’ve …

Groundhog Day And Real Estate?

Do you believe whether a groundhog sees its shadow or not is a true indication of when Spring will come? A lot of people aren’t even sure, which means we’re going to have more winter. But even if you do, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. If it’s sunny, and he sees his shadow, that means a longer winter. If it’s cloudy and he doesn’t see his shadow, it means Spring will come sooner. That seems totally backwards. And then there are lots of different groundhogs… which are you supposed to believe? Groundhog Day doesn’t predict Spring Truth …

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Time Change and Real Estate Commonality

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Millions of people adjust the time on their clock now that daylight savings is ending this weekend. But what’s weird is that it’s not done everywhere; also, the actual date of when the 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? All questions people may ask, but none of them really matter. It isn’t worth debating… …

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Home Values-Owners Gain In Market-Realtor Tom Gilliam

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Poll Finds Surge in U.S. Home Values Optimism More than half of U.S. homeowners expect their home values to rise in the coming year. For Farmington Hills real estate watchers who track public sentiment as a market indicator, the news comes as a welcome addition to other reports of rising consumer optimism regarding the economy as a whole. The finding comes from a national telephone and online survey conducted earlier this month by the Rasmussen Reports organization. It signals an acceleration in a year-long trend of rising expectations among U.S. homeowners. A year earlier, fewer than 40% had predicted that …

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Novi Investment Property Owners Top 6 Repairs

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What’s not to like? But there is one area that may hover as a wildcard: the maintenance issue. Because tenants are part of the picture, your Novi investment property undergo varying amounts of wear and tear, so keeping them in top shape does require at least some degree of attention. Veteran landlords learn how to handle maintenance and repairs with a minimum of turmoil—sometimes by simply farming them out to professional property managers. In that, we are fortunate—Novi has some great ones! Novi Investment Property Owners Eye Top Repair Calls However you choose to address the issue, it’s useful to …

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Amazon Invades Farmington Hills Real Estate!!!

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Amazon has invaded the realm of Farmington Hills real estate—but you couldn’t say it’s happening in a big way. It’s happening in a tiny way. Last week the improbable news arrived that the web’s 400-pound gorilla had made its first foray into the realm of real estate. Since Farmington Hills real estate (like all real estate) is by definition local, its very nature would seem to preclude the buying and selling of homes as a mail order enterprise. But since Amazon.com has succeeded in other industries where failure had been assumed (high-end fashion, for instance), could local Farmington Hills real …