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Improve your chances, REVIVE your bathroom for a RESELL

While a lovely kitchen has the potential to persuade a buyer into the purchase of a so-so home, an outdated and grungy bathroom also has potential to turn a buyer off an otherwise attractive home. Taking the time to give your bathroom a makeover can really improve the marketability of your home. Fortunately, it also doesn’t have to break the bank monetarily or in time. Here are some great ideas for revitalizing your bathroom for a resell with a small budget!
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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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Summertime home improvement projects that will increase your home’s value and make you fall in love all over again

Summertime is a great time for starting or completing some of those home improvement projects on your wish list. It is also a good time to consider what will and won’t yield a good return on investment. Ultimately, if you plan to live in your home for a number of years and know that the new patio or that swimming pool will yield hours and hours of enjoyment and family time, then maybe return on investment is in quality time and not monetary; that is a pretty great thing! Here are some projects to consider if you want to increase your home’s value as well as make it a more enjoyable space!
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Simple DIY tips for staging your home

Sure, you can pay for staging, but if you are still living in your home, it is nice to keep some semblance of normalcy while you are trying to sell your home (not to mention you can save money). The main goals as you stage your home need to be centered around making your home look and feel clean, bright, and cared for as well as roomy and open (including the inside of closets and drawers). Here are some simple DIY tips for staging your home that will go a long way in making a good impression on potential buyers.
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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!

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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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Relationship savers for when you are buying a home

Buying a home with your significant other can be a wonderful bonding experience, but it also has the potential to put a lot of strain on your relationship. Fortunately, there is power in knowing. If you and your loved one can navigate some of the issues and come up with compromises before the search begins, you just may forego many of the hardships other home buyers go through.
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