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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 …

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Setting The Asking Price For Your Home-Whats It Worth

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Setting The Asking Price For Your Home-Whats It Worth As the seller, you are often going to have trouble with setting the asking price for your home. If it’s over priced, it will sit on the market for too long and if it is under priced, you might not get any money back on the renovations you just made. This is why it is important to consult a real estate agent before proceeding with any sort of real estate decisions. They have all the resources, which you don’t have access to and they can easily find any information they need. …

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Energy Audit – 4 Things to Check For Your Winter Home Sale

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You are probably wondering why you need an energy audit for your home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Well, imagine getting an offer for your house with the buyer paying the exact asking price. You had a home inspection done and the report came back clean. As a good gesture, you included insurance for the appliances and agreed to pay for repairs for the next year. Fast forward two months and the house is sold. A few months later, you get a call from the owner that the HVAC system is not working properly. Upon their inspection, the new …

Hosting Your First Open House In Farmington Hills-How to Impress

Hosting your first open house in Farmington Hills is all about impressing potential buyers. Here’s how you can nail it. The words “open house” gets buyers excited like you wouldn’t believe. It’s the perfect opportunity for them to not just see the house up close and personal but also find out what others think about the house. This is the time for them to scope out the competition and see if the house is worth the price or not. As the seller for your first open house in Farmington Hills, you need to make sure everything in the house is shape. …