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buyers are flippers, stagers, or redecorating fiends, nothing can make would-be buyers turn tail faster than some outdated decor.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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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. …

Winterizing Home Readiness - 6 Important Winterizing Tips Oakland County

Winterizing Home Readiness – 6 Important Winterizing Tips

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When it comes to your Oakland County Michigan home and its survival through our tough and blistering winter, you need to winterize your home. Hopefully you have already taken the steps to winterize your home and are one step ahead of this blog post and if not, this is sure to help you. Store patio furniture Winter isn’t the time for barbecues and dining alfresco, so it’s important that you protect your grill and patio furniture in the winter months along with winterizing your home — that way, they’ll be ready to roll when the weather starts to warm. Take …

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Crowdfunding For Home Purchases – A Futuristic Reality

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When looking to purchase a home in Oakland County, Michigan for the first time can be a difficult proposition and for for many potential buyers, one of the biggest obstacles on the road to homeownership is saving for a down payment. But thanks to a new technology trend, some savvy buyers are turning to their friends, family, and social networks for help in their home purchase these days, and it seems to be a trend that is spreading across the country. It is clear that technology and social networking can be a great way to stay tuned socially and in …

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Paint Colors Determine The Bottom Line-Choose Wisely

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We all think that painting is a personal choice and that the paint color is a personal preference and this is true if your not planning on selling your home any time soon. But if you are planning to sell in Oakland County Michigan, then it is better to re-think this approach. So if you’re thinking about putting your Oakland County Michigan house on the market, obviously you want to do everything you can to increase the value before you sell. And if you want to add to that value without breaking the bank? Try a little paint, but choose wisely …

17 Household Products You Can Make Yourself Saving You Money

17 Household Products You Can Make Yourself Saving You Money

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Having a well kept home requires maintenance and the occasional decor upgrade. Between cleaning supplies, Mod-Podge, and the ever important dog shampoo, a wallet can be strained to keep a place in tip top shape. Here are some handy DIYs for making a number of important household products that will take the pressure off of your finances while helping the environment and impressing your friends. Household Product #1. Create your own eco-friendly dish washing detergent. Use 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda (or baking soda will work, as well), 1/2 cup citric acid, and 1/2 cup of kosher salt …

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Apps That Commonly Get It Wrong Zillow, Trulia, Redfin

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Listing sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin are Apps That Commonly Get It Wrong but have become the go-to source for many buyers and sellers (particularly people attempting to buy or sell property on their own) to get information about the market, view properties, and connect with property owners. But while most people believe these listing sites are a reliable source of information, there’s actually quite a bit of misinformation that can throw a wrench in your home search or sale. Here are the three things real estate apps commonly get it wrong (and how you can avoid them while selling …