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Fall Time Change and Real Estate Similarities-Realtor Tom Gilliam

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What Does The Fall Time Change Have To Do With Real Estate? Millions of people adjust the fall time change on their clock now that daylight savings is ending. But what’s weird is that it’s not done everywhere; also, the actual date of when the fall 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? …

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9 Scary Things Real Estate Agents Fear Hearing

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When you’re in the business of helping people buy and sell homes — arguably the largest investment of their lives — it goes without saying that there’s a lot at stake. While real estate agents are typically unflappable pros who, in many cases, have experienced just about every scenario you can imagine, there are still some things that strike fear into their hearts. In the spirit of Halloween, let’s take a look at some of the most terrifying statements clients make that leave agents trembling. 1. “We’re having second thoughts…” Of course, it’s not uncommon to have a home buyer …

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Housing Confidence Hits All-Time High (And What This Means For Sellers)

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The Housing Confidence is at an all time high, this is great for home sellers that are looking to sell or downsize or cash in on their equity. With plenty of reasons to buy a home, but one of the main reasons is to build wealth. And if you own a home, chances are good that your wealth has gone up a few notches in the past year. According to the most recent Home Price Index Report from CoreLogic, home prices nationwide increased by 7% from March 2017 to March 2018. According to an April 2017 article from the National Association of Realtors, the …

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Oakland County Affordable Homes Less Likely?

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Anywhere you go in Oakland County, Michigan there are parts of the County where homes seem to be more affordable than other in the area.  These more affordable homes are what we call “Starter Homes”. The more affordable homes attract young families due to being more affordable homes then those with higher square footage and a much higher price tag. These more affordable homes make for great neighborhoods that have a abundance of younger families just starting out with their first home purchase. Affordable Homes Tough Search Although the affordable homes are what seem to be plentiful in this market …

Income Has Risen But Will It Lead To Home Sales?

Income Has Risen But Will It Lead To Home Sales?

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In this early spring market across the county especially here in Oakland County Michigan inventory seems to be a major issue in home sales and in the housing market in general. It seems that with the new tax law will add more income to home buyers and sellers, but as of yet shown in the housing market. It seems there is still uncertainty with home buyers and home sellers along with rising interest rates that is plaguing or areas and others. As a Realtor for the last 17 years I really haven’t experienced anything quite like what is going on …

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 …

Farmington Hills Michigan Fall Real Estate Market

Farmington Hills Michigan Fall Real Estate Market

Seasonal Changes Fall historically is an active time of year in the Farmington Hills Michigan Fall Real Estate Market. Home buyers look to finalize their home purchase prior to the winter months, the busy holidays, and end of year (for tax benefits). Mortgage rates are also at historic lows, making home purchases more affordable. This fall, some areas are faced with a shortage of inventory. This can be due to fewer foreclosures listed for sale, sellers waiting for values to increase, or owners incorrectly thinking that real estate is not selling. Whatever the cause, it is leading to less inventory …

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 …

Labor Day House Hunting Changes

Labor Day House Hunting Changes

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A while back, Forbes noted what they called “The Four Ways the Real Estate Market Changes” after Labor Day. The article recognized a truism that holds for most parts of Michigan—namely, that the period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is what most of us think of as “fall.” It went on to describe four ways the change of seasons alters the house hunting landscape. Although I may not agree entirely with their broad brush proposition that a great number of house hunters throw in the towel after Labor Day, the four market changes described are often true enough. Farmington Hills …

Homes And Being A Savvy Home Buyer

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Homes Ever Changing Market Homes in our local real estate market is always changing. Compared with not so long ago, that’s a good thing. If you are ready to buy a home in today’s market, you need to take note of recent changes that may affect your buying power.Buying a home in our local market today is not just about finding one in the best condition in a great location for an affordable price. Smart home buyers today require a deeper knowledge of the economy, the local market and regulations. We can help you pinpoint all you need to know …