selling your home in Farmington Hills Michigan as-is

Selling your home in Farmington Hills Michigan as-is

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If you have viewed properties for sale recently, you have probably come across the term as-is. Homeowners may prefer to sell as-is, but it is important to learn how a potential might react to it. Here is important information on selling your home in Farmington Hills Michigan as-is. Understanding What the Term As-Is Means As-is means that a home will be sold in its current state. This covers any problems that may exist, whether they are obvious or not. Buyers must perform an inspection to better assess any problems before finalizing the sale. Based on previous cases involving as-is clauses, …

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Bother Us Agents Please-Three Good Reasons Why

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Real estate agents hear this all the time…“I wish I had called you before. But I just didn’t want to bother you. I know you’re busy…”…after it is too late. There are times when you might feel like you shouldn’t “bother” the real estate agent you know. (Could be your friend, a neighbor, your brother-in-law, cousin, your sister…) Maybe you’re truly trying to be considerate. But, maybe it’s because you’re not even aware that you should. Or, you just don’t want to feel obligated or pushed into doing something. (Despite what many people think, most agents are not pushy. Most …

Hardball Fouls in Farmington Hills Home Selling Negotiations

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When it comes to appraising and developing appropriate responses to offers on your Farmington Hills home, I’m there to offer counsel and guidance. Even so, you are the ultimate decision maker. Especially for Farmington Hills homeowners without previous selling experience, becoming familiar with some practical pointers for home selling negotiations is well worth doing. Farmington Hills sellers can find one rich source at the National Association of Realtors® web site. This month’s World Series finale undoubtedly inspired the title for a list of home selling negotiation pitfalls. Published the morning of Houston’s Game 7 victory, it dealt with errors in …

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Buying Your Novi House as Slowly as Possible

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The goal of owning your Novi home free and clear is usually thought of as the sunniest eventual outcome of the process that begins with buying your Novi house. The vision of the day when you make that last mortgage payment is an attractive one: whether in retirement or sooner, a “free rent” future has great appeal. Buying Your Novi House: Some Ask, ‘What’s the Hurry?’ So when financial planners argue against the wisdom of paying off your mortgage, it makes for interesting reading. One such planner is Ric Edelman, whose article “11 Great Reasons to Carry a Big, Long …

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Timing Your Farmington Hills Home Sale

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Hardly anyone decides to put their own Farmington Hills house up for sale without wondering whether there wouldn’t be a better time to do so. There are a couple of different ways to look at the timing your Farmington Hills home sale—but only one of them is controversial. Timing Your Farmington Hills Home Sale Can Be Controversial Controversial: timing by the calendar. A good number of real estate commentators think that the optimal timing your Farmington Hills home sale is during the spring/summer season. In the residential real estate lexicon that’s the “peak selling season.” Statistics validate their point. Since the …

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Time Change and Real Estate Commonality

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Millions of people adjust the time on their clock now that daylight savings is ending this weekend. But what’s weird is that it’s not done everywhere; also, the actual date of when the time change occurs is different in some areas of the world. It isn’t universal. Adjusting to the time change is confusing enough for people on a local level. So, forget about trying to make sense of it nationally, or globally. Why does it exist? Is it still useful? Why doesn’t it get observed everywhere? All questions people may ask, but none of them really matter. It isn’t worth debating… …

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First Home-Buyers 3 Common Fears

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Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be one of the scariest. Buying real estate is a complicated process. And if you’ve never purchased a home before, the fear of all those unknown variables can make the experience stressful, frustrating, and downright terrifying. If you’re thinking about purchasing a home but are dealing with the fear that comes along with it, don’t worry! You’re not alone. Most first time home-buyers deal with a certain level of fear as they get ready to buy their first home. But that …

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Farmington Hills Halloween: Controlled (but Safe) Disruption

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Halloween in Farmington Hills is the one day in every year when the regular order of things gets a thorough shaking up. For one thing, it’s the single day of the year when we expect our doorbell to be ringing non-stop for hours on end. It’s certainly the only time when prudence dictates that we stockpile bowls full of treats to serve as ransom payments against demands for booty from an onslaught of pint-sized masked neighbors. For Farmington Hills’s small fry, if all goes well, Farmington Hills’s Halloween ranks right up there with birthdays in terms of fun and excitement—possibly …

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Real Estate Buys Follow Farmington Hills Halloween

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For Farmington Hills Real Estate, Halloween Marks a Turning Point  …Fa la la la la, la la la la: it’s carol time again! Not quite? You can’t almost hear those sleigh bells ringing? Well, brace yourself. Halloween is next Tuesday—and nowadays, that means that by Wednesday, holiday advertising will be with us for the duration. Whether we admit it or not, the Thanksgiving start of holiday season is a thing of the past. Hallmark has already launched its “Countdown to Christmas;” Farmington Hills mailboxes are filling with gift catalogs; store windows are only weeks away from being transformed into snow-sprayed …

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Landscaping Tweaks Now’s the Time for Novi

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Novi gardening enthusiasts already know this—but for those whose thumbs are anything but green, right now is a special time of year where landscaping is concerned. It’s Novi’s high season for planting and transplanting! You don’t have to intend on listing your Novi home anytime soon to have a vested interest in maximizing your home’s curb appeal. After all, year in and year out the plantings in front and back yards can make all the difference in the kind of impact your property makes—it’s a pride of ownership fundamental. Neighbors and casual passers-by may not realize how much of a …