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Just like summer temperatures, the housing market is heating up

housing market

The first wave of the pandemic made many people hesitant to make any changes especially such large ones, like selling or buying a home, and rightfully so. The spring market, which is usually quite good, slowed way down. But today, things are heating up. This uptick in the housing market can be attributed to those who have put home selling/buying on the back burner during the pandemic shut down are now braving the waters. Because: 1) businesses have opened up and an air of “business as usual” has commenced, 2) people having a better sense of where they stand with employment, and 3) of months of isolation at home, people are realizing the importance of loving one’s home–people are starting to gain more confidence and move forward with decisions to sell and buy. With low interest rates and low inventory, buyers and sellers should and are taking the plunge.
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A step-by-step guide to selling your home

You are considering selling your home, but like many, the thought of such a daunting task has you instantly overwhelmed—you are certainly not alone. There is no denying that there is a lot to do, but using this helpful step-by-step guide will give you a basic game plan to get your momentum moving forward.
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Deep spring cleaning your home will help you to love or to list it!

It’s that time again! Spring is in the air, and with it, a desire, or at least a need, to spring clean. While spring cleaning is nothing new, this year, having your home dust, grease, and virus free is as much a necessity as it is a desire. Not only will spring cleaning give you peace of mind that you and your family are protected, but it gives you one leg up if you are thinking about or need to sell your home in the near future.
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Good News: Michigan Real Estate is Back in Business May 7th – What to Expect if You are Buying or Selling

I couldn’t be more excited to hear that I can once again help people sell their homes and/or find the perfect one to buy! With this great news comes a lot of responsibility. Safety is my biggest concern, so things won’t look exactly like they did before, but you can be assured that you will be getting the same level of service.
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Landscaping ideas to keep you busy during quarantine and hey, they will likely increase you home value too!

Landscaping ideas

During these unique times of “social distancing” and “shelter-in-place” orders, it can difficult to know what to do with ourselves in our free time. Mental health experts agree that one of the best things we can do for personal wellness is to get exercise and get outdoors. As a home owner, this gives you and your family a much needed excuse and maybe even a little additional time to put towards making the outside of your home as awesome as the inside. While there are always a number of factors that play into whether or not the work and materials you put into your home are going to yield a positive return on investment, most agree that landscaping and outdoor spaces almost always increases the value of your home.
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Moving forward: Selling and buying a home during COVID-19

Buying a home during COVID-19

It is a scary time for most Americans and people worldwide. There is so much uncertainty… There is also the reality that we can’t totally put our whole lives on hold indefinitely, and some people were in the middle of making some necessary big changes in their lives like finding a larger home, needing to move for a job, or wanting to be near family in times of crisis. Fortunately, real estate agents and the industry are making changes that allow you to continue to buy and sell safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few changes that are being seen across the nation to help people continue to sell and buy real estate during these unique times.
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What to REALLY look for when you look at your potential dream home

You’re at an amazing home that you have looked at online dozens of times and driven by even more. As you go through the home, it looks exactly like the pictures, and you become smitten in no time! Now that the house has passed the “first impressions” test, you have to put your potential dream home through the Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass assessment!
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Selling Your First Home

Selling Your First Home

Before you decide to sell your first home, get the 4-1-1

If you are considering selling your home, it is best to do some serious homework before putting your home on the market. Here’s the 4-1-1 of
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