Rising Rates – Not a Good Time to Wait

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Rising interest rates are making a big impact on the market. With additional rate increases projected, both buyers and sellers who plan to move in the near future would do well to move sooner rather than later.
24 Green Upgrade Ideas For Your House

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Implementing some "green" upgrades in a home you own is almost always a great investment -- first, because it can often save you money as the homeowner, and second, because more and more buyers are looking for...
23 Common Staging Mistakes that Sellers Make

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Staging a home isn't an exact science -- it's more of an art, one that covers several rooms and flows throughout a home. If you're thinking that it doesn't sound easy, well, it isn't; there's a reason why...
Consumer Market Perception

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Is now a good time to buy a home? Is now a good time to sell? Although real estate markets go through cycles, there will always be people who need to move. But whenever possible, most consumers try to move...
16 People You Need In Your Homeowner Network

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So you're finally a homeowner -- congratulations! This is an important step in anyone's life, and it's absolutely normal to feel somewhat (or wildly) unprepared for the realities of owning a place of your own....
Top 15 Reasons For Sale By Owners Listings Fail

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In a seller's market, it's easy for a lot of sellers to reach the conclusion that they don't actually need a real estate agent to offload their homes. After all, there are buyers everywhere, and home prices...
Recovery Run - How Much Longer?

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This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the market peak prior to the bursting of the housing bubble. The nationwide median home value is currently 9% higher than it was at the peak, but the extent of the...
Is the Market Shifting?

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Over the past few months, there has been an increasing number of listings with price reductions. In April, 27% of Southeast Michigan active listings had at least one price reduction. By August 1st, 35% had...