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Prep Your Home For Sale With These Landscaping Trends

Prep Your Home For Sale With These Landscaping Trends

It isn’t quite time for spring fever yet, but it is never too early to be thinking about what you want to do to with your landscaping. Likewise, if you are thinking about selling your home this spring or summer then curb appeal and outdoor spaces are where it is at! This year there are plenty of trends for all aesthetics and sensibilities for your home to give a great first impression to potential home buyers, or who knows, maybe these projects will be just for your enjoyment! According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, 2020’s landscaping trends veer on the side of functional, cool, and contemporary.
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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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Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

Not enough can be said about finding the right real estate agent, so we’ll help you find the right one!

Selling or buying a home are big deals!  Buying a home is likely to be the most expensive decision you are likely to make, and selling your home is sure to impact your financial not to mention lifestyle future. Because the process of buying or selling is such a big deal, it’s extremely important that the person you entrust to help with these decisions, your real estate agent, is someone who will help you get it right! Here are a few tips to help you decide who is right for you.


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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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Understanding Closing Costs

Understanding Closing Costs

Closing costs are often daunting and undefined for home buyers and sellers. And when I say undefined, I just mean very little explanation is given and they are difficult to comprehend when you are in the middle of closing and signing papers so quickly that your head about spins off. Because not knowing something is often the greatest source of fear and stress, it is a great idea to know what the costs are so that you can relax and get excited about buying your home.
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Quick and Easy Tips for Determining Your Home’s Value

Quick and Easy Tips for Determining Your Home’s Value

Of course, if you are thinking of selling your home, one of the first items on your agenda is determining its current value. But knowing the value of your home isn’t just important for the purposes of selling, it can also bring you peace of mind and give you a clearer sense of your financial health. Likewise, it can help you to determine how much you can afford if you are thinking of buying elsewhere, if you need to tap into your home’s equity for emergency funds or an important desire or life event (a wedding perhaps?), or if you’d potentially like to refinance to try and get your interest rate and payments lowered.


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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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Home Resale Hacks

Home Resale Hacks

Simple and inexpensive ways to increase the value and sale price of your home

Reselling your home is a stressful time.  You want to make it attractive to home buyers, but you don’t want to break the bank doing it.  You want your home to appeal to a large amount of people, but you likely don’t have an overabundance of time or energy to make it perfect.  Here are a few DIY hacks that will help you get your home ready to sell, appeal to a larger number of buyers, get a higher rate of return, and get it on the market asap.


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