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2020 Real Estate Trends for Buyers and Sellers

2020 Real Estate Trends for Buyers and Sellers

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that the year is 2020. Just as “time waits for no man,” neither does the real estate market. Fortunately for homeowners in Michigan, we continue to be in one of the best markets in the Midwest, prices continue to climb, appreciation continues to go up, and we live in the Midwest, which is currently one of the most affordable regions in the nation.
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7 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Just bought a home?  Thinking of selling your home this winter?  Either way, winterizing your home is a must!

Winterizing your home is important whether you just moved into your new home or you are looking to sell. Here in Michigan and all over, winter is here to stay. By winterizing your home, you can save yourself lots of cash! Winterizing will lower your heating costs. It will also save you from frozen pipes and plumbers, and therefore, your home won’t be damaged unnecessarily. And, if you do decide to sell, a tight home will be a huge positive for potential buyers.
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It may be cold, but selling your home in the winter is a hot idea!

It’s here, the cold temperatures have rolled in and are likely to stay. The snow is coming down more frequently and turning Michigan into a winter wonderland. These aren’t images that invoke thoughts of house sales and open houses. Most people don’t think to sell their home during the winter unless it is absolutely necessary. But, contrary to what many believe, selling your home in the cold winter months can work in your favor.
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That word recession is being thrown around: what current and potential homeowners need to know

recession and Homebuying

With economists predicting a recession in the first quarter of 2020, you may be wondering what to do, especially if you were planning on selling your home. While economists don’t see real estate being a cause or a major target of the rumored recession, it will be impacted.  According to Investopedia, “weak productivity gains and (mass) retirement” from baby boomers, along with trade policy, stock market upheavals and geopolitical problems according to U.S. News and World Report, will be the leading factors in the downturn. Regardless of the causes, it is important to understand the effects and how a recession could impact the sale of your home.


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Why a Real Estate Agent is Worth the Commission

Why a Real Estate Agent is Worth the Commission

With all the ways to get your home sold through social media and networking, it’s not surprising that an alarming amount of people are “going it alone” to sell their homes. While the For Sale By Owneroption is, at first glance, tempting (especially for your wallet) the reality is, your agent earns his/her commission in a number of ways that you may not even realize.  


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