SOLD! Checklist For Selling Your Farmington Hills Home

As a Farmington Hills homeowner, the selling process can be an overwhelming experience – especially for first timers. Since they’ve never been through the experience of selling a home, many homeowners feel a bit lost as to what they need to do before they can pass their keys over to the next owners. But not to worry! Here’s a checklist for selling your Farmington hills home that covers all the essentials for homeowners getting ready to sell their first property: Sprucing Things Up Before homeowners list their home, they will want to handle any minor fixes that might keep them …

Advice On Interpreting Farmington Hills Michigan Inspection Reports

Property inspections can be a confusing step in the real estate buying process. Home buyer emotions tend to be high and there is a lot of information to process. Understanding how inspections function may make it less difficult to deal with when the time comes. The following is advice on interpreting Farmington Hills Michigan inspection reports. Inspection Purpose Inspections afford buyers the chance to scrutinize the major systems in a home, analyze more closely the property features, and understand how everything in the property functions. Buyers should select a certified inspector to perform this task. They typically inspect the hardware, …

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Think About Selling-Americans Believe Time to Buy

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Think about Selling?-According to the National Associations of Realtors Homeownership and Market Experience (HOME) Survey, most Americans believe that now is the perfect time to become a homeowner. According to the survey, 72% of people believe now is a good time to buy. This could be because of the changing economic situation. 52% of Americans surveyed believe the US economy is improving, and according to a recent Neighborworks survey, 81% of Americans believe owning a home will make them more financially stable. It could also be because homeownership is still such a deeply ingrained part of the American culture. According …

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Low Inventory Means Selling Time

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According to Realtor.com’s recent Housing Shortage Report, the US is experiencing the worst low inventory shortage in two decades. And while this presents a definite challenge for people looking to buy a home, it creates the perfect storm of opportunity for those wanting to sell. According to Realtor.com’s research, the housing shortage can be attributed to the baby boomer generation being unwilling to sell in the current market. In fact: 72% of existing homeowners over the age of 55 feel their current home fits their needs 85% of those baby boomers don’t plan to sell their home in the next 12 …

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Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr & Real Estate

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Fill in the blank…“I have a _________…”I’m about 100% sure I can guess what word you chose. Was it dream? Good chance it was. We all know this line from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech. So when we hear those first three words, it sort of naturally comes to mind. But what many people aren’t aware of is how much he affected the lives of real estate agents, buyers, and sellers. It was his death that gave Congress the last push needed to pass the Fair Housing Act, back in 1968. It’s pretty involved, so I won’t get into …

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The Best Day To Go See Houses

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It’s Sunday morning….You’re scheduled to go out and see houses later on with your real estate agent. But it’s nasty outside. It’s beyond pouring. You can’t even imagine walking from the car into a house. You’d rather just cancel the appointment and hang inside, maybe watch some TV.          You can always go see the house next weekend. But should you wait for next weekend? Should you even wait to go see houses only during the weekend? There’s five weekdays you can go see houses. Is there a better day than a Sunday? What if someone else …

The Importance Of Being Represented By Real Estate Agent In Farmington Hills Michigan

As a home buyer or home owner, you have the choice of selecting a real estate agent to lend support and promote your best interests. Merely working with real estate brokers does not create this relationship. There is commonly an agreement that creates the agency, responsibilities of real estate brokers, and your duties. The following are facts on the importance of being represented by real estate agent in Farmington Hills Michigan. Real Estate Brokers Fiduciary Federal law mandates that agents carry out specific duties to their clients once they enter into an agency relationship. Accounting Agents must accurately know the …

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No Housing Crash in the Near Future: 4 Reasons Why

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With home prices rising in many areas of the country, many people are worried that we’re headed for a housing crash like the one we suffered in 2008. But here’s the thing: it’s just not true. While it’s understandable that people would look at the current market, consider it a “housing bubble,” and assume it’s going to pop, the truth of the matter is the market today couldn’t be any more different than they were before the crash of 2008. Let’s take a look at four reasons why we’re not headed for another housing crash: 1. Banks have tightened their lending …

Novi Michigan Home Sale Preparation To-do List before listing

Novi Michigan Home Sale Preparation To-do List

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It is a good idea to make your property presentable during buyers visit. When potential buyers tour a residence, they must be able to visualize occupying the space. Novi Michigan home sale preparation to-do list entails some fundamental tasks and will result in your home selling quicker and for more money. In this article you will find guidelines for Novi Michigan listings. Preparing A Home For Showings – Guidelines For Novi Michigan Listings Neutralizing the Home While your home is for sale, make the decor less about your personal belongings. This involves removing content that can distract buyers or instill …