Warning Helps Homebuyers Avoid New Web Ruse

By | General, Home Buying Tips

Last Friday’s New York Times featured a timely warning that home buyers and sellers should be aware of—especially since it uses a particularly devious dodge. The scam has been on the rise since the beginning of 2019. It involves “spoofing” accounts that have been hacked by the perpetrators. Buyers receive phony emails that look like… Continued

January 8, 2020

2020 Predictions: Good News for Home Sellers

By | General, Home Selling Tips

If the commentary from TheStreet.com is on-target, “housing and real estate experts” are largely in agreement about how real estate will fare in the coming year. If the local scene falls in line with their predictions, it will be a good year for Metro Detroit area home sellers. That’s not to say the prognosticators haven’t… Continued

January 5, 2020

Tax Deductions for Homeowners: How the New Tax Law Affects Mortgage Interest

By | General, Home Buying Tips, Home Selling Tips

Tax changes for 2019 change the landscape for homeowners. Tax season is upon us once again, and to make it even more interesting this year, the tax code has changed — along with the rules about tax deductions for homeowners. The biggest change? Many homeowners who used to write off their property taxes and the interest they pay… Continued

December 30, 2018

TOP TIPS FOR STAGING YOUR HOME

By | General

A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. That’s why here we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips. Dress up your yard. First impressions count,… Continued

December 27, 2018

5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME

By | General, Home Selling Tips

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales… Continued

August 30, 2018

Where Are Home Prices Headed!

By | General, Home Buying Tips, Home Selling Tips

Where Are Home Prices Headed Over the Next 5 Years? Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they… Continued

August 20, 2016

Real Estate is Best Investment Possible

By | General, Home Buying Tips

Billionaire Says Real Estate is Best Investment Possible March 19 2015 Billionaire money manager John Paulson was interviewed at the Delivering Alpha Conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor. During his session he boldly stated: “I still think, from an individual perspective, the best deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that you’re the owner-occupier of.” Who is John… Continued

March 24, 2015