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Home Warranties Can Ease Your Worries

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Buying or Selling a home in or around Oakland County Michigan can be a daunting task if buyers are looking for the perfect home that have few issues, but when sellers offer home warranties with the sale, things usually get moving. Buyers in the local Oakland County area love the styles and craftsmanship of the older homes that are prominent in this area ranging from 1940s to 1990’s sprinkled with new construction here and there. When buyers look at first they want a newer home that they feel would be more worry free, but newer is not always better in …

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buyers are flippers, stagers, or redecorating fiends, nothing can make would-be buyers turn tail faster than some outdated decor.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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Holiday Home Selling Tips That Can Sell Your Home Fast

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Christmas Holiday is just around the corner and we give you the green light to go a little crazy on the decorations, if you are planning to sell your house during the holidays. The more festive you are, the higher the attention your house will get. You are probably wondering how to spruce up your house during holiday season, the busiest month of the year but the good news is, buyers hunting for a house right now will appreciate your efforts if you play your cards right. In fact, we guarantee that if you pay special attention to staging, you …

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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. …

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Wallpaper Painted Over?- Removing It Carefully Counts

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Finally found the house of your dreams? But wait… you rejected the offer just because the walls in the house were full of wallpaper covering and the homeowner had painted over it. Frustrating isn’t it? It’s like the homeowner wanted you to suffer after you bought the house. Sellers usually do this when they are not willing to spend more time and money on staging your Oakland County home. However, you still think to yourself, “Why would someone do this?” They found it a quick fix (saves a lot on staging, so they probably wanted to save time on peeling …

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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Winter Home Buying Is Great Timing In Farmington Hills

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Winter in Farmington Hills is the perfect time of year for plenty of things: making snow angels, going ice skating, and drinking hot cocoa by the fire are all things that come to mind. Do you know what else winter is the perfect time of year for winter home buying. There’s no better time to find your dream home than the winter months. Here are five reasons why winter is the perfect time to find a home: 1. There’s less competition for winter buying One of the best reasons to purchase a home during the winter is that there’s typically …

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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 …