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6 Ways to Prepare for a Spring Sale

April 16, 2024

6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Spring Sale!Declutter your home.  Get rid of what you don’t need for the next few months, and box them or donate them.  Your home will look larger, there will be less to clean, and there will be less to deal with when you finally do move.Paint ...

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12 Tips for Spring Clean up

April 15, 2024

12 Tips for Spring Clean up 1. Get to Know Your Frost ZoneFirst things first—even if your friend down in North Carolina has tomato plants in the ground already, it doesn't mean you should in Massachusetts. Get to know your hardiness zone and check the Farmer's Almanac each year for approximate final frost dates.Perennials, trees, ...

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Be Prepared for Realtor Safety

March 02, 2024

Be Prepared to Show a HUD HOME!As a busy Realtor, I know that that Spring is a busy time for our Real Estate Market.  When you get a call on a HUD Home,  or any home, there are a few things to keep in mind.PARK IN THE ROAD SO AS NOT TO BE BLOCKED IN....

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How To Sell Your Home In The Winter

February 14, 2024

How To Sell Your Home In The WinterWhen you decide to list before the snow melts here are our top tips for marketing your home to winter buyers.                                                              ...

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Should you buy in the winter?

December 12, 2023

Winter is usually the cheapest time of year to purchase a home historically. Sellers are often motivated, which automatically translates into an advantage to you. Most people suspend their listings from around Thanksgiving to the New Year because they assume buyers are scarce. Sellers who do list at that time usually want to sell as soon as possible. They ...

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Holiday Party Ideas for Christmas 2023

December 08, 2023

The holiday season is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to start planning your Christmas party for 2023. Whether you're a seasoned party host or a first-timer, we've got you covered with some amazing holiday party ideas that will make your event a memorable one. From festive decorations to delightful dishes and exciting ...

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May 15, 2023

 1: Spending more than you can afford – Before house shopping it is good to take a good look at your budget to see what type of payment you can comfortably afford each month.  A good rule of thumb is your mortgage payment shouldn’t be much more than 28% of your monthly gross income.2: Not ...

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7 Easy Fixes to Try if Your Heater Isn't Working

March 15, 2023

It's always the worst timing when something in your home stops working or breaks down especially your furnace! Your furnace is one the most important appliances in your home even if the summer months.  Before you call the repair company take a look at the list below to see if they do the trick. Check your ...

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Heating System

November 14, 2022

During those colder months it’s important to make sure your heating system is running as effectively as possible!  Here are some tips that will help do that from the outside to inside of your home.Keep equipment clear of debrisRemove any dead leaves or sticks present that may be blocking fansWhen blocked it limits airflow and decreases ...

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Top 7 Tips For Selling Your Home In The Winter Time

October 12, 2022

While it can be expected to have fewer buyers during the winter time, it’s important to know the ones that are out during those cold months are seriously motivated!  Ensuring your home is ready to show will help get your that offer!Shovel – If you are in an area where the snow falls it’s ...

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Will I Be Able to Afford More House Next Year Than I Can Right Now?

October 10, 2022

When should you buy a home in the current market? There's no doubt this market is confusing, with one expert recommending selling now to get peak value for a home and others saying to wait for the market to correct. If you're buying, your perspective is much different. You want to save money but still have your ...

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Buying or Selling in the Next 12 Months: What You Need to Know Today

September 08, 2022

There are many different reasons you might be thinking about selling your home. Perhaps you want to downsize (or upsize), perhaps you want to take advantage of the market, or maybe you need to move to another area of the country for your company. Regardless of the reasons, there are many things to consider before you speak with a ...

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Michigan Fastest Growing Areas and Trends

August 15, 2022

There are 7 communities in Michigan that have seen a considerable rise in both home prices as well as population.  1: Rockford - This city has seen a 13.9% year-over-year growth rated.  The home prices as compared to the same period a year ago are up 15.6%.  The average sale price is $370,...

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7 Things Every Buyer Should Know in This Market

May 09, 2022

The real estate market is on fire right now. More than 80% of Americans ages 18–34 said now was a bad time to buy a home, and the median home-sale price reached a record high of $365,000 in January. That’s a 28% increase from January 2019! The inventory simply hasn’t kept up with buyer demand. ...

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Reasons You May Want to Wait to Sell

April 11, 2022

It’s no secret that the Lenawee housing market is going a mile a minute right now. Homes are still selling fast and for over the asking price. Of course, this sounds like an ideal time for someone to sell and take advantage of this market, right? But, where will you move?If you want to sell and take ...

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Spring Home Maintenance Tips!

March 15, 2022

As we head into Spring and the sun starts shinning longer and the ground starts to thaw, I’ve prepared tips to make sure your home is ready!Look at your roof shingles – Ensure you don’t have any missing or loose shingles.  Any that are cracked or buckled need to be replaced.  Make sure to ...

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How the buyers FICO Score is Calculated

February 16, 2022

How the buyers FICO Score is CalculatedThe five main factors that influence a FICO score are:Credit history - Payment History counts for 35% of the score. The later the payment, a month versus a week, the more your score gets reduced.Credit utilization – counts for 30% of the FICO score. Only use 30% or less of available credit ...

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Fall Maintenance Checklist

September 14, 2021

When the last of summer's heat is becoming a memory, and you start pulling out hoodies more than your shorts, it's time to take on a few simple chores that'll make winter more pleasant and avoid any surprises in the spring.This fall checklist helps:Stow your mower – make sure to clean the blades and inside ...

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How To Improve Your Credit Score To Help Secure a Home Loan

July 16, 2021


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How Do I Find The Right HUD Home For Me?

March 13, 2021

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty Here Are Some Tips On How To Secure The HUD Home That Is Right For You Choosing the place you are going to call home is a big decision to make, and not one to take lightly. HUD homes are a popular choice, especially for first-time homebuyers. This is not surprising because ...

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Buying A Home The Most Affordable Since 2016: Low Mortgage Rates Give You Purchasing Power

September 17, 2020

Natalie Campisi On March 19, the average rate for the benchmark 30-year fixed rate mortgage spiked to 3.65%, nearly the highest level in a year. Since then, rates have steadily fallen—breaking records on their way down and making home loans cheaper. The drop in rates has been a boon to buyers who are facing rising home prices ...

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5 Tips For Selling Your Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

May 19, 2020

Tara MastroeniLife is changing incredibly fast during the coronavirus pandemic and many industries are following suit, including real estate. While some sellers are deciding to pull their homes off the market and try to sell at a different time, that may not be an option for everyone.With that in mind, if you are trying to sell your home ...

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