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A For Sale By Owner-6 Reasons To Use Caution

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When you’re looking to buy a home, you may wonder, “Does it matter if the property is listed with a real estate agent or a for sale by owner who are trying to sell it themselves?” Um, yes. It matters. A lot. The truth is: When it comes to signing contracts, handing over escrow money, and digging into the home’s history, going it alone can end up costing homebuyers a bundle. The following are 6 reasons to avoid a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home. 1. Are you sure it’s legit what they are selling? via GIPHY Unfortunately, scams abound …

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Staging on a Budget – Buyers Love a Clean and Well-Scrubbed House

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Want to hear those “oohs” and “aahs” when a potential buyer comes for a tour of your house? The answer to this is staging. Staging does guarantee that your house will see much faster and above the market value. However, it is not all that matters. A few renovations and repairs go a long way in the home inspection report, which can be your saving grace even if its just Staging on a Budget What staging does show the buyer is spotless rooms, clean walls and carpet, well organized kitchen and a set table for the negotiations. Moreover, the online …

Home for sale in Farmington Hills The Battle between “Must” and “Lust” – How Not to Overspend When House Buying

“Must” and “Lust” – Don’t Overspend When Buying a Home for Sale in Farmington Hills

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We are sure that you are familiar with the battle of needs vs. wants… what we like to call must vs. lust. It’s a battle where you spend a lot of time fantasizing about the changes you can make in the home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan you just bought and then act on them without giving your needs a second thought. It’s time you stopped making frivolous purchases for your house. However, in order to satisfy your inner shopper and give you a way to let all that new-house excitement out, we have come up with a few tips …

Buyer Competition Heats Up Nieghborhood

Buyer Competition Heats Up This Spring

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From all accounts, this spring’s 2018 housing market is going to be a busy one. High buyer demand has carried over from last year and so have inventory concerns in many markets. In other words, anyone hoping to find and buy a house this spring should be prepared for buyer competition from other interested buyers. What does that mean? Well, in short, it means moving quickly and saving up some extra money to sweeten the pot, if necessary. In fact, according to a recent survey, home buyers say they are checking online listings every day and 40 percent say they’re …

Typical Seller Mistakes When Listing Farmington Hills Properties

Typical Seller Mistakes Listing Farmington Hills Properties

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Seller behavior may affect the marketability of a listing. Some typical seller mistakes listing Farmington Hills properties are more critical than others. Sellers should know the impact of their own behaviour and avoid the errors below. Typical Seller Mistakes Listing Farmington Hills Properties Failing to Clean Up It can be tedious to keep a property presentable for every showing especially when you are still occupying it. Sellers must spend time cleaning prior to property viewings and open houses. Buyers will notice the mess instead of the amenities of a property, so neglecting to clean up will make your home less …

Boomers 12 Things You Need To Know Before A Move

Boomers 12 Things You Need To Know Before A Move

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Boomers Zap! Your home is sold. Congratulations! Now What Boomers? Boomers are hearing it more and more. Baby Boomers are turning 65 in the United States at an amazing rate, 10,000 every day. As they reach this milestone, more of them are selling their long-time homes. The reasons to sell are often straightforward: The old place is too large, too expensive, requires too much upkeep, or seems too lonely since the kids moved out.   Once you’ve decided to sell (and called us), the real dilemma is deciding where to move. And, determining whether it is best to downsize, cross-size, …

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Today’s National TV Dinner Day

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Today’s National TV Dinner Day, September 10,2014 and it looks like it will be one of those evenings tonight as the Greater Oakland County area will see rain and storms this evening (Lets hope power remains on) and who wants to go grocery shopping or cook during the rain? Although National TV Dinner Day is not a recognized Holiday it is indeed a celebration to some. A new product, called “TV Dinners” was introduced by C.A. Swanson & Sons in 1953.  This changed the prepackaged meal industry forever.  Every year on September 10, we commemorate the “TV Dinner” on National TV …

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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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Listing Your Home

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Listing your home can seem like a complicated process and some home sellers have their own theory about listing agents and even agents all together. Understanding how the process works and how your listing can work for you is the first step in realizing its not as complicated as one would make it seem. I hope this information will help in understanding the listing process and how your home listing can work for you. Unlike many other professionals, real estate agents are only paid if they are successful — if the home sale goes through. A lawyer who loses a …