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By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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Buying your first place in Oakland County Michigan can be an exciting but often overwhelming experience. From finding “the one” to figuring out how you’ll pay for it, you’ll face many choices along the road to home ownership.Before you box up your belongings and prepare to put your new welcome ma...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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We all know you should never take an overpriced listing. But let’s be real: Almost every agent does it at one point or another. Well, except for “Tom” from Texas who’ll probably comment on this post and say how he’d nevvvvvvver do it. Good for you, “Tom”…good for you. But for the rest of you who ...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
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When looking for a lake house on Big Lake in Oakland County you may find it by googling, Big Lake Clarkston, or Big Lake Davisburg because it is close to those communities even though the lake is in Springfield Township.   All sports lake                     Yes Private                           ...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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WHAT DOES THE FALL TIME CHANGE HAVE TO DO WITH REAL ESTATE?Millions of people adjust the fall time change on their clock now that daylight savings is ending.But what’s weird is that it’s not done everywhere; also, the actual date of when the fall time change occurs is different in some areas of t...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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A house sits on the market forever, and it doesn't get sold in Oakland County Michigan. You see an agent's for sale sign sitting in the yard for months and months. And then, all of a sudden, another one appears. Sometimes, the new agent will get the house sold. But sometimes, no matter how many d...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
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Here is a quick video on SE Michigan real estate.  This will give you a gauge of what is happening in the real estate market around Detroit if you are thinking of buying or selling.It is still a great market to sell with low inventories in some area.  The higher priced homes over $550,000 are goi...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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As the seller, you are often going to have trouble with setting the asking price for your home. If it’s over priced, it will sit on the market for too long and if it is under priced, you might not get any money back on the renovations you just made.This is why it is important to consult a real es...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for making it impossible to say “Thank You” without that intonation, and imagining lifting a pen in the air.1) Thank you, FSBOs……for confirming that selling a house isn’t as easy as I make it look.via GIPHY2) Thank you, open houses……for giving me some quiet alone time on ...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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I work hard to keep my clients informed about the market while they’re buying or selling their home. These weekly reports use real-time data so my clients can make decisions based on what’s happening in the market right now and how the market is changing week by week.A few questions these reports...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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When done right, staging is an art that not only shows off a home’s best features but also inspires buyers to make a solid offer. Additionally, it can result in a quicker sale. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Home Staging, 39 percent of sellers’ agents ...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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Mortgage Rates Increasing Can Effect What You Can AffordWhen you’re buying a home in Oakland County, Michigan, you might think the price you offer is ultimately the price you’ll pay, but if you’re buying a home with a mortgage, that’s not the case. With a mortgage, in addition to paying your prin...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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According to the NerdWallet's Home Buyer Report, 82% of millennials say buying a home is a priority—but saving for a down payment can be a challenge. According to a recent article from Redfin, the top concern among first-time millennial home buyers is saving for a down payment. Instead of delayin...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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Oakland County Video Tutorials For Home Buyers and Sellers Oakland County Video Tutorials For Home Buyers and Sellers help explain and understand the real estate buying and selling process. Oakland County Video Tutorials For Home Buyers and Sellers is packed with useful insights for both home buy...

By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
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You are probably wondering why you need an energy audit for your home for sale in Farmington Hills, Michigan.Well, imagine getting an offer for your house with the buyer paying the exact asking price. You had a home inspection done and the report came back clean. As a good gesture, you included i...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
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If you are looking for a luxury lakefront home near Metro Detroit then West Bloomfield lake homes are a great place to start.  West Bloomfield luxury lake homes are custom built waterfront palaces that many times have every luxury amenity that you want.  Addd in West Bloomfield's excellent school...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
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Today let's talk about staging your home to sell.  One of the most important factors when showing your home is light.  You have to let all the natural light in possible.  But sometimes mother nature just does not cooperate.  When you sell your  house in Metro Detroit you do not get to pick the da...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
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If you are looking for a good metro Detroit realtor that knows Commerce Township then here is a little bit more about me.I am a local guy that was raised in Allen Park, lived in Livonia for 23 years, and have living on White Lake for the past 7 years.  I have been working in Commerce for the past...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
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What are the biggest lakes in Oakland County?  If you are looking for a large lake check out my list of Oakland County MI lake sizes in acres.  When buying a lake house in Oakland County Michigan one of the important factors you are goin to consider beside the home is the size of the lake.  You m...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
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Waterford Township in Michigan is full of lakes.  You are never too far from a lake that you can put your boat in.  4 square miles (or about 11%) of the community is water.  The lakes range in size from Oakland County's largest lake, 1280 acres (Cass Lake) down to 4 acres. (I call that more of a ...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
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If you are looking to live on an all sports lake in W Bloomfield then you may want to be on the biggest lakes in the township.  Does bigger really mean the best?  No not really.  Cass Lake lies in West Bloomfield and some people do not like it because it is too busy.   I would call all 6 of these...

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