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.
12 Pet Owner Maintenance Musts

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Pets are a joy and a delight that help make our lives feel more meaningful -- but let's face it: The folks who have a problem with pets because of the mess and wear and tear on an average home kind of have a...
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...
15 Must-Do's Before Downsizing

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Between the tiny-house craze and bestselling books about minimizing your life, we've probably all thought about downsizing at one point or another. But is it really the right move for you at this moment in...
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....
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...
25 Tips For Moving With Kids Or Pets

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Moving is stressful all on its own, but when you add in the complications that kids or pets (or both) can bring to the mix, it can feel downright impossible. Depending on the age of your children and whether...
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...