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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 …

Greater Oakland County Moving With Children

Greater Oakland County Moving With Children

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Greater Oakland County Moving With Children Relocating with children in the Greater Oakland County area or any other for that matter can be a stressful situation, not only for you but the children of Greater Oakland County as well. It is important to involve your children in your home search and your relocation plans. When making your list of things to do before, during and after your move, don’t forget to include your pets as they are as much of the family as well. Moving can be stressful, even dangerous, for pets if their interests are not taken into consideration as …

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Greater Oakland County Home Buyers BUY OR WAIT?

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Greater Oakland County Home Buyers BUY OR WAIT?…                                                                                                               Check The Answer That’s Right For You There’s no right or wrong answer when you ask: “Is it the right time to buy a home in the Greater Oakland County area ?” For some, it’s a great …

Finding The Right School

Finding The Right School

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When it comes time to buy your next home in Oakland County Michigan, your decision will be based on dozens of criteria. If you’re like many home buyers, good schools will be at the very top of your list. Even buyers without children are often concerned about the quality of schools. They know property values in Oakland County Michigan often reflect the reputation of local schools-both public and private-and that a home near good schools may be easier to sell later on. Tips For Locating The Right Schools Plan Ahead It pays to look at schools early in the house-hunting …

Top Real Estate News Of The Week

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Top Real Estate News Of The Week                                                                              Pending Home Sales Up And we have some positive numbers to report today – Pending Home Sales in July rose 3.3% on a month over month basis according to the latest data from THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The P-H-S numbers, a leading indicator of the health of the housing market, are at their highest …

A Condo or Townhome In Mind

A Condo or Townhome In Mind

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Homeownership can be a great investment that also gives people a sense of stability and control. Yet, many first-time buyers don’t have the time, interest or budget to handle a home with a yard. Condominiums, co-operatives and townhomes are three options available to newbie home buyers seeking an alternative to single-family dwellings. Advantages Daily life in a townhome, condo or co-op can be less taxing — both in terms of lifestyle and expense. Lacking a yard and living in a multi-unit complex allows owners to spend time away from home without much worry about upkeep or security. The “lock and leave” …

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Ready for The Next Power Outage?

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Ready for the next power outage with these simple tips. Many of us experienced the powerful storms that hit our community last Friday and I for one was not prepared for the almost three days of no electricity. We realize how important electricity is to our lives when things such as basic electricity is missing and the horribly inconvenience it can cause. The storms that hit South East Michigan seemed to be a normal occurrence with the weather changing from a muggy to cooling down, but the winds from this storm were close to 70 mph leaving  more than 400,000 …

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HOME TEAM

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Home Team-When it’s time to buy a home, you’ll find it takes a team of professionals working together on your behalf. With so many people involved in such a large purchase, it pays to know who is responsible for each facet of the home- buying process. The first professionals, of course, are real estate professionals—like us—who help you begin and close the home-search process. Our local expertise and market knowledge help you make an informed decision when you are searching for the perfect home. Remember, a seller’s listing agent is committed to the seller’s interests only, working to get the highest possible …

Relatives Can Help Home Buyers

Relatives Can Help Home Buyers

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Many times I meet home buyers that want to buy but due to their circumstances just can’t for reasons such as credit issue, not enough for down payments or not enough time on their jobs but relatives can help. It’s difficult to see these kind of clients not being able to pursue the American dream. I also have had many home buyers get help from relatives to help them get started with their first home purchase. Many would think that these home buyers need to wait to purchase until they or are able to buy on their own, but there …

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Negotiating The Best Contract For Your Home Purchase

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Negotiating  The Best Contract For Your Home Purchase is very important when it comes to writing a Purchase contract on a new home. Keep in mind the Home Sellers want (in most cases) to do whatever possible to make the you, the Home Buyer happy and keep the deal together. The way you and tour Realtor structure the purchase agreement can not only save you money, but can get you almost everything you want in your home purchase. Here are some fine points of contract terms that you and your real estate agent may want to include in your purchase offer …