Winter Home Buying In Farmington Hills

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 …

Sign, Sign Everywhere a Sign

Sign, Sign Everywhere a Sign

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Sign, sign everywhere a sign We all know this song, and it couldn’t be more accurate and appropriate this time of year in the Greater Oakland County area.  As a Realtor the signs are not only an annoyance but also make it very hard for my buyers to find the property as the yard signs are buried around in the mass of political signs. I’m not clear if the home buyers are offended or if the political signs have any impact on their choice of neighborhoods in the Greater Oakland County area, but some ask me more details about the …

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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 …

Congratulations to Troy Mi, Sterling Heights and Westland Mi

Congratulations to Troy Mi, Sterling Heights and Westland Mi

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When it comes to the best cities to live in, it is always great to see some of our local cities make the list Troy, Michigan (No.7),Sterling Heights, Michigan (No.41) and Westland, Michigan (No.50) according to 247 Wall Street.com. The selection is based on a variety of factors, including economics, crime and education. Being a Realtor in these areas that surround the mentioned cities that made the top 50 in the U.S. is very exciting and shows the hard work these communities and cities have done to make this spot in History. What They Had To Say Troy, Michigan > Median …

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” …

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 …

3 Ways Real Estate Agent (s) SAVE You Money

MONEY DIET

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Money Diet 7 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Loan Payment And Increase Your Savings There are many ways to reduce the amount of money you send each month to your mortgage company. You just have to know where to cut the fat. Check out these seven money-diet tips to discover how you can slim down your monthly mortgage payment. 1. Refinance to a lower interest rate. Even a half-percent drop in your interest rate could save you hundreds of dollars a year. Drop a whole percentage point, say from 6% to 5% on a $150,000 mortgage for 30 years, and you’ll save …

Back to School

Homes by Schools

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Homes by Schools seem to be one of the most important criteria for Home Buyers with children. The difficulty for us as Realtor’s is that we have to be very careful in the discussion of this school verses that school when it comes to advise to our home buyers. It is unethical to discuss our opinions regarding schools and school choices for a home buyer in a particular neighborhood, so I thought these tips may help home buyers and agents alike to share with their home buyers so they may gather the proper information and plan ahead when choosing schools …

HUD-HEADACHE

Holy HUD Headache

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Holy HUD Headache Recently I sold a Home to a Client in The Greater Oakland County Mi. That was a HUD Home and boy how things have changed just in the last few years. I knew going into this was going to be somewhat of a “Pain” and in doing these in the past few years it was not really a surprise, back not so long ago as a Realtor you usually had to deal with these and Short Sales to survive in the business. Thinking, as we do, getting our Bid excepted was a milestone in the business of …

Pay Cash Verses Mortgage

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Pay Cash Verses Mortgage is a hard decision and could use some good thought and understanding These are questions as a Professional Realtor I face everyday in the Greater Oakland County Mi from some Home Buyers. Pay Cash verses Mortgage can be a tough decision for Home Buyers, and I’m not a financial adviser by far and cannot give that sort of advice to my Home Buyers, it is a question many have. Pay Cash verses Mortgage needs some food for thought and much consideration when deciding either way, There are ups and downs in deciding to Pay Cash verses …