farmington hills homes: HOMES FOR SALE IN FARMINGTON HILLS-HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT - 01/11/19 05:34 PM
You are probably wondering that if a person can buy a house on their own, then why can’t they sell one on their own as a For Sale By Owner (FBSO) . Homes for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan deserve a great Real Estate agent to market, stage, arrange appointments and screen buyers to assure they are pre-qualified and able to purchase your home and get you the best price possible. 
Houses that have the sign stating “FSBO” (for sale by owner) do not make much profit. According to the National Association of Realtors, in 2017, 89% of the sellers sold their house through a real estate agent … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: Is the Timing Right to Buy or Sell? Farmington Market Update - 09/02/18 08:02 AM
Farmington, MI Sun Sep 02 2018
This week the median list price for Farmington, MI is $319,900 with the market action index hovering around 43. This is less than last month's market action index of 48. Inventory has held steady at or around 232. Click here to stay informed with the Farmington market!
The market has been cooling over time and prices have recently flattened. Despite the consistent decrease in Market Action Index (MAI), we’re in a Seller’s Market (where significant demand leaves little inventory available). If the MAI begins to climb, prices will likely follow suit. If the MAI drops … (3 comments)

farmington hills homes: Realtors Work Hard For The Money: 184 Things We Do! - 08/18/18 05:40 PM
Listed here are 184 typical actions, research steps, procedures, processes and review stages in a successful residential real estate transaction that are normally provided by full service real estate brokerages in return for their sales commission. Depending on the transaction, some may take minutes, hours, or even days to complete, while some may not be needed. More importantly, they reflect the level of skill, knowledge and attention to detail required in today’s real estate transaction, underscoring the importance of having help and guidance from someone who fully understands the process – a REALTOR®.
Pre-Listing Activities  
Make appointment with seller for … (1 comments)

farmington hills homes: THE BATTLE BETWEEN “MUST” AND “LUST” – HOW NOT TO OVERSPEND WHEN HOUSE BUYING - 07/09/18 03:40 PM
I'm sure that you are familiar with the battle of needs vs. wants… what we like to call must vs. lust. It’s a battle where you spend a lot of time fantasizing about the changes you can make in the home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan you just bought and then act on them without giving your needs a second thought. It’s time you stopped making frivolous purchases for your house.
However, in order to satisfy your inner shopper and give you a way to let all that new-house excitement out, we have come up with a few tips to keep you in … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: YOUR FARMINGTON HILLS MICHIGAN REAL ESTATE AGENT BENEFITS - 06/22/18 02:12 PM
Are you planning to take the FSBO route for your Farmington Hills Michigan real estate? Before you put up that sale sign, there’s one thing that we would like to ask:
Can you handle this deal “ALL ON YOUR OWN”?
Let’s not be too hasty by saying “yes”. If you are thinking about saving that commission, which you have to pay to the real estate agent, then we would like to tell you a small fact:
You might not have those savvy negotiations skills that are required to cut a profitable deal… which means that you will be losing money on the sale price.
The one thing that … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: Selling your home in Farmington Hills Michigan as-is - 11/17/17 08:06 AM
If you have viewed properties for sale recently, you have probably come across the term as-is. Homeowners may prefer to sell as-is, but it is important to learn how a potential might react to it. Here is important information on selling your home in Farmington Hills Michigan as-is.
Understanditng Wha the Term As-Is MeansAs-is means that a home will be sold in its current state. This covers any problems that may exist, whether they are obvious or not. Buyers must perform an inspection to better assess any problems before finalizing the sale. Based on previous cases involving as-is clauses, the specific interpretation may actually vary … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: Amazon Invades Farmington Hills Real Estate!!! - 10/17/17 03:59 PM
Amazon has invaded the realm of Farmington Hills real estate—but you couldn’t say it’s happening in a big way. It’s happening in a tiny way. Last week the improbable news arrived that the web’s 400-pound gorilla had made its first foray into the realm of real estate. Since Farmington Hills real estate (like all real estate) is by definition local, its very nature would seem to preclude the buying and selling of homes as a mail order enterprise. But since Amazon.com has succeeded in other industries where failure had been assumed (high-end fashion, for instance), could local Farmington Hills real estate soon be monopolized … (4 comments)

farmington hills homes: Farmington Hills Pet-Friendly Homes Advantages - 10/02/17 04:22 PM
“Pet-Friendly” is a term that used to be confined to the Farmington Hills Homes for Rent ads and a few open-minded hotel chains. Given the 84+ million American households which now include pets as family members, Farmington Hills homeowners who plan on listing their property anytime soon might include those animal census numbers in their thinking.
There may not yet be an official “Pet-Friendly Home” seal with stringent qualifying requirements, but it might not be such a bad idea. What research there is indicates that most prospective home buyers don’t at first concentrate on their animals’ needs—yet when you add the 36% of dog-owning households to … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: Greater Oakland County Home Energy Check 2014 - 10/20/14 12:03 AM
It’s that time of year again in Greater Oakland County Michigan when winter approaches, so there’s no better time then now to give your home an energy check up. Energy costs have shot up, and you may be paying a lot more than necessary to be comfortable in your home throughout the year. Most homeowners in Greater Oakland County have a number of easy, inexpensive options for reducing energy consumption and energy bills. The older your home, the more likely it is you can dramatically cut your utility costs, improve your comfort level and be environmentally responsible in the bargain. As we can clearly … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: Sign, sign everywhere a sign - 10/09/14 02:17 AM
Sign, sign everywhere a sign We all know this song, and it couldn’t be more accurate and appropriate this time of year in the Greater Oakland County area.  As a Realtor the signs are not only an annoyance but also make it very hard for my buyers to find the property as the yard signs are buried around in the mass of political signs. I’m not clear if the home buyers are offended or if the political signs have any impact on their choice of neighborhoods in the Greater Oakland County area, but some ask me more details about the neighborhoods than … (3 comments)

farmington hills homes: All about Farmington Hills Michigan Plus Real Estate - 10/02/14 01:14 AM
All about Farmington Hills Michigan Plus Real Estate Farmington Hills Michigan is a great place to Buy or Sell a Home and is one of the most sought after areas in the Greater Oakland County Area. The blog is all about Farmington Hills Mi plus Real Estate and the background of the city of Farmington Hills which is known for our historical downtown, elegant Victorian-style homes, and one of Michigan’s top rated public school systems. The residential neighborhoods within the City of Farmington Hills have varied characteristics. A positive attribute to the City is the mixture of housing type, size, age and price. This … (1 comments)

farmington hills homes: Greater Oakland County Home Buyers BUY OR WAIT?… - 10/02/14 12:10 AM
       Check The Answer That’s Right For You There’s no right or wrong answer when you ask: “Is it the right time to buy a home in the Greater Oakland County home ?” For some, it’s a great time to buy—while for others, the answer is not as clear cut. There are lots of check marks that make buying favorable, but some unknowns as well. We’re here to help you sort out the right answer for you.
Today’s real estate market in Greater Oakland County is affordable for many. Interest rates are still near historic lows, which means your … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: Finding The Right School - 09/23/14 11:31 PM
When it comes time to buy your next home in Oakland County Michigan, your decision will be based on dozens of criteria. If you’re like many home buyers, good schools will be at the very top of your list. Even buyers without children areoften concerned about the quality of schools. They know property values in Oakland County Michigan often reflect the reputation of local schools-both public and private-and that a home near good schools may be easier to sell later on.
Tips For Locating The Right Schools
Plan AheadIt pays to look at schools early in the house-hunting process so you … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: Downsize, Right Size Or Cross Size - 09/18/14 10:09 PM
Downsize, Right Size Or Cross Size…That’s the question when it come to retirement. Many baby-boomers are getting set to do just that, Retire! It is an exciting thing, but also big decisions that come along with it when it comes to downsizing your home. Some situations mean that the home is too big or the yard is too much to maintain or yo just want to move somewhere warmer. No matter what the reason these steps should help you make the best situation that is right for you.
Even if you’ve never thought about your retirement plan, the desire to move … (2 comments)

farmington hills homes: Are You Selling at The Right Price - 09/11/14 11:42 PM
Are You Selling at The Right Price, this is a question that we are faced with at every listing appointment we go on. There are many factors that play a role in setting the right price and frankly many of them are not understood by the home seller. Some home sellers feel that if their neighbor sold for a certain price, then they can go above that price because of course their home has this or that update etc… This is normal as home sellers feel and rightly so sometimes that they have more to offer in their home. I always listen … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: Today’s National TV Dinner Day - 09/10/14 04:12 AM
Today's National TV Dinner Day, September 10,2014 and it looks like it will be one of those evenings tonight as the Greater Oakland County area will see rain and storms this evening (Lets hope power remains on) and who wants to go grocery shopping or cook during the rain? Although National TV Dinner Day is not a recognized Holiday it is indeed a celebration to some. A new product, called “TV Dinners” was introduced by C.A. Swanson & Sons in 1953.  This changed the prepackaged meal industry forever.  Every year on September 10, we commemorate the “TV Dinner” on National TV Dinner Day … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: Top Real Estate News Of The Week - 09/09/14 07:42 AM
 
Pending Home Sales UpAnd we have some positive numbers to report today – Pending Home Sales in July rose 3.3% on a month over month basis according to the latest data from THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The P-H-S numbers, a leading indicator of the health of the housing market, are at their highest level since August 2013. We talked to Jed Smith, the Director of Quantitative Research for THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, who gave us some insight into how and why we are seeing these strong gains.
Housing Forecast Looks SunnyThe forecast for the national real estate market … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: A Condo or Townhome In Mind - 09/09/14 06:36 AM
Homeownership can be a great investment that also gives people a sense of stability and control. Yet, many first-time buyers don’t have the time, interest or budget to handle a home with a yard. Condominiums, co-operatives and townhomes are three options available to newbie home buyers seeking an alternative to single-family dwellings.AdvantagesDaily life in a townhome, condo or co-op can be less taxing — both in terms of lifestyle and expense. Lacking a yard and living in a multi-unit complex allows owners to spend time away from home without much worry about upkeep or security.
The “lock and leave” lifestyle is especially attractive … (0 comments)

farmington hills homes: Ready for The Next Power Outage? - 09/07/14 11:34 PM
Ready for the next power outage with these simple tips. Many of us experienced the powerful storms that hit our community last Friday and I for one was not prepared for the almost three days of no electricity. We realize how important electricity is to our lives when things such as basic electricity is missing and the horribly inconvenience it can cause. The storms that hit South East Michigan seemed to be a normal occurrence with the weather changing from a muggy to cooling down, but the winds from this storm were close to 70 mph leaving  more than 400,000 homes without … (1 comments)

farmington hills homes: HOME TEAM - 09/05/14 12:14 AM
Home Team-When it’s time to buy a home, you’ll find it takes a team of professionals working together on your behalf. With so many people involved in such a large purchase, it pays to know who is responsible for each facet of the home-
buying process.
The first professionals, of course, are real estate professionals—like us—who help you begin and close the home-search process. Our local expertise and market knowledge help you make an informed decision when you are searching for the perfect home.
Remember, a seller’s listing agent is committed to the seller’s interests only, working to get the highest possible price … (0 comments)

 
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