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The Newest Landscaping Trends of 2020

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It’s a new year, and with every new year comes new design trends—including in landscaping. The National Association of Landscape Professionals recently released their picks for the top landscaping trends of 2020. Some of the biggest landscaping trends poised to take over lawns across the US this year include: Multi-season landscape design. As homeowners become more cost and environmentally conscious in 2020, expect to see more versatile choices in landscape design—including choosing plants and other elements with multi-season functionality and the ability to thrive in a variety of temperatures and climates as this landscaping trend explodes. All things blue. With different shades of …

Top rated Farmington HIlls MI School System

Top-rated Farmington Hills MI School System

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Top-rated Farmington Hills MI School System – Farmington Hills is a diverse community of over 80,000 residents located in Oakland County, the most prosperous county in Michigan. One of the northern suburbs of Detroit, Farmington Hills has earned the reputation of being a desirable place to live, work, and raise a family. It’s a welcoming community that boasts a high satisfaction rate among residents.  The area is known for its historic downtown, and one of Michigan’s top-rated public school systems, For parents with school-age children, the quality of a school district is often one of the primary deciding factors on …

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Why Homebuyers Need A Qualified Oakland County MI REALTOR®

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A qualified Oakland County MI REALTOR® holds the key to uncovering the most valuable properties, negotiating the best terms and price and facilitating a smooth and successful transaction. Tom Gilliam is a top producing real estate agent in Oakland County MI with over 20 years of experience assisting buyers and sellers with their real estate goals. Whether you’re looking to upsize, downsize or planning to relocate to Oakland County from another part of the metro Detroit area or beyond, you will need to a qualified agent who can help you navigate the local market and find the perfect home for …

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Search the MLS for Oakland County MI Homes for Sale

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Explore Oakland County MI Homes for Sale! What appeals to homebuyers about Oakland County, Michigan is the sheer volume of available jobs, entertainment, housing, and great neighborhoods. Situated northwest of Detroit, Oakland County is the wealthiest county in Metro Detroit. Home to approximately 1.251 million people, Oakland County is the second-most populated county in Michigan. Buyers will find a wide range of Oakland County MI homes for sale to choose from in the county’s 62 cities, townships, and villages. Whether you’re in the market for low-maintenance condos/townhomes, single-family homes, lakefront homes, or gorgeous luxury estates, you’re certain to find the home …

Recession optimism

Recession Possible-Home Shoppers, Real Estate Experts Are Optimistic

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Most experts predict that following a seven-year period of economic growth the US economy is headed towards a recession (most likely sometime in 2020). But while The Great Recession devastated the housing market, house shoppers remain optimistic about how the market will handle a potential recession in the coming years. Expect A Recession But Remain Optimistic According to a recent survey from, nearly 70 percent of home shoppers said they expect a recession to hit the US economy sometime in the next three years (by 2022). But despite the fact that most believe a downturn is looming, many remain …

Home Sales Rebound Spring Season

Home Sales Make A Serious Rebound—Just In Time For Spring Season

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The start of 2019 was slow for the real estate market, but it looks like that’s starting to change—and just in time for the spring season, which is historically the busiest time of year for buyers and sellers across the US. According to a recent article from REALTOR Magazine, existing home sales posted a huge jump from January to February 2019—an 11.8% increase, the largest month-over-month gain the market has seen since December 2015. The reason for the jump? According to the National Association of Realtors™’ chief economist Lawrence Yun, the dramatic increase in existing home sales from January to February …

Knowing Whats Included In The Sale Of The Home

As a homebuyer looking for homes in the Oakland County, Michigan area you may find yourself asking what property is included in the sale of the home, so this is to give some clarification on the topic of personal verse included property. Although your realtor would know exactly what is included and excluded with the sale of the home, but you should be aware as well when searching for a new home especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. Keep in mind attention to the details is a must to prevent a disagreement between the home seller and home buyer …

Home Seller Offers-Response Time Is Important

In today’s Oakland County Michigan housing market it is important now more than ever for home seller offers to respond to a buyers offer for purchase of their home, usually the time frame would be within twenty four hours which allows for the home seller offer to have plenty of time to be reviewed,considered and possibly allow time for the listing agent to review with their home seller as well. Although the twenty four hours is the standard, there are times that this is not possible as some home sellers are out of town,family issues or other events that may …

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 …