Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the Relocation process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more. Of course
According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Home Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.2 Source:
From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs.
Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.
We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the
If you need to boost your credit score, it’s not going to happen overnight. Credit scores track years of past behavior, not just present actions. Although it won’t boost overnight, there are a few ways to get on the right path to improving your credit score! Monitor Your Credit Card Balances Eliminate Any Current Balances
The local 2017 real estate market saw overall higher listing and selling prices compared to 2016, and fewer listings and sales, according to data released by the Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS®. Year-to-date, there were 7.5% fewer residential listings compared to 2016, and 3% fewer residential sales. However, the average residential listing price year-to-date
We get this question all of the time, “Can you purchase a home with a down payment under 20 percent of the purchase price?” The answer is yes! However, it’s important to understand you’re going to also encounter extra expenses—and there are some pros and cons to consider. It’s a common myth that low down
As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate market in 2018?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low
In the Ann Arbor housing market, conditions continue to favor sellers over buyers even as less houses become available compared to this time last year. October 2017 found a decrease in the number of new listings, active listings, and pending listings for residential homes, according to information from Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors. The