Staging on a Budget – Buyers Love a Clean and Well-Scrubbed House

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Want to hear those “oohs” and “aahs” when a potential buyer comes for a tour of your house? The answer to this is staging. Staging does guarantee that your house will see much faster and above the market value. However, it is not all that matters. A few renovations and repairs go a long way in the home inspection report, which can be your saving grace. What staging does show the buyer is spotless rooms, clean walls and carpet, well organized kitchen and a set table for the negotiations. Moreover, the online listing shows spectacular photos, which make your home …

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One Simple Trick to Increase the Value of Your House

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There are many ways to increase the value of your house and if you are one of those people who judge people by the state of their home? Admit it, at one point or another, you have done it and thought to yourself, “Don’t these people clean their house?” Now that you are putting up your home for sale in Oakland County, Michigan, are you prepared to handle the feedback on “your” house? Do you wish to know that one simple secret that can truly make a difference in how the potential buyer’s view your property and increase the value …

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The Myth of FICO Scores – Buying a House Is “POSSIBLE”

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What is the first thing people worry about when they are considering buying a home for sale in West Bloomfield, Michigan? The FICO scores. In your eyes, what is the perfect score? 800? 850? When you are saving for the down payment, what is your goal? 15? 20? All these questions have myths attached to them that stop you from buying your dream house. You see, most people don’t have thousands of dollars lying around in their bank account. There are other needs such as energy bills, food, etc, that stop you from making a frivolous purchase. However, a house …

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Housing Negotiations – 6 Mistakes That Can Make You Lose a Winning Deal

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Have you been searching for your dream house for long? Did you find one but the negotiations did not go your way? Your house search is contingent on negotiations… it can either make or break the deal. Of course, your real estate agent will be by your side guiding you throughout the process but at the end, you have to take the final decision. Often people let go of a great deal on a home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan thinking that the price is too high. Until you have looked at the comps and have had a house inspection, …

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Face Palm Moments – The Friendly House Hunter Tips You Should Avoid

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Being a house hunter is a tricky business. You need to be very careful before taking any major step. One of the things that you should avoid at all time is taking advice from your family members. You will come across various opportunities during your search and those words of advice will keep you from acting on them. It’s ok to doubt yourself because as a first time homebuyer, you will make some mistakes while being a house hunter. You might pay a few extra dollars on the home inspection or forget to look over some of the contingencies but …

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The 3 Secret Keys To Get a High Home Appraisal

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How to Get a High Home Appraisal The one thing that both sellers and buyers want is a successful and smooth transaction. Thanks to the real estate agent, this is possible but one thing always stands in the seller’s way: the home appraisal value. If the house is not appraised at the right value, the seller could be looking at a huge loss, no matter how recent or big the renovations. This is why it is recommended that before making any major renovations on your home for sale in Novi, Michigan, consult a real estate agent and get to know …

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Buying a House-Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

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Buying a house is everyone’s favorite “American Dream”. People save for years, so that they can live comfortably and secure their future. Today, the real estate market is quite unpredictable. The demand is on high and the supply is less. Sellers are facing too much competition and are taking different tactics to market houses. The current real estate trend requires you to do your homework before browsing the market. Jumping the gun will cost you extra and unbiased advice from friends and family. This might force you to take the wrong decision, which is why it is important to proceed …

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 …

5 Tips That Will Help You Stage Your Home to the Best

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The first thing that every real estate agent recommends to its client is staging. It helps in making your home look inviting and warm and moreover, it boosts the value of your house. Lastly, you can be assured that once your house is buyer-ready, it will get sold in no time. The first step in the “home-selling” guide is to impress the buyer with your house’s appearance. Buyers like to envision themselves living in the house when they take a tour, which means no clutter, smelly odors and your dog running excitedly in circles around the buyers. Here are five …

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Farmington Hills Housing Negotiations – 6 Mistakes That Can Make You Lose a Winning Deal

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Have you been searching for your dream house for long in Farmington Hills? Did you find one but the negotiations did not go your way? Your house search is contingent on negotiations… it can either make or break the deal. Of course, your real estate agent will be by your side guiding you throughout the process but at the end, you have to take the final decision. Often people let go of a great deal on a home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan thinking that the price is too high. Until you have looked at the comps and have …