SE Michigan News

Things to Know About Buying a College Condo/Home

The cost of room and board at college and universities continues to climb.  Add to that the complications that Covid have brought to group living on a college campus and you may be considering buying a condo or home for your college student a possible solution.   We discuss the timing of making a purchase (you […]

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9 Things To Do When Your Basement Floods

Whether it’s the result of a storm or burst pipe, when your basement floods you are left with a mess to clean up.  Taking quick action can help minimize the amount of damage and prevent mold and mildew and we share 9 key things you need to do.  Starting with making sure your basement is […]

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Buying or Selling a Storm Damaged Home

Summer storms knocking out power can be inconvenient, but what happens when the home you are buying or selling becomes damaged by storms?  We discuss what sellers should do in the event their home is storm damaged while on the market and in a word it is: disclosure.   Sellers want to be sure to disclose […]

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Safety Tips for Your New Home

There are several things you should do when moving into your new home to help insure you have a safe and secure environment.  We discuss the importance of changing or re-keying your doors and resetting passcodes for digital entry systems to your home as well as changing the batteries and checking that smoke detectors and […]

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Effective Open Houses

Open houses have long been a method to market a home and keep sellers happy, but  in today’s market and when done correctly, they can be an effective way to help buyers have a level playing field and sell a home quickly.  We discuss what goes on to strategically market an open house home (it […]

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Moving and Packing Tips

Planning and organizing are important steps to help you have a smooth move.  We talk about how you can use existing items around your home like suitcases, laundry tubs and even pots and pans to help transport items and using sheets, towels and blankets to wrap items to minimize the amount of purchased supplies you […]

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Tips for a Successful Real Estate Career

If you envision a career that doesn’t require a college degree, has the freedom and flexibility to create your own schedule and has unlimited income potential then a career in real estate could be a great fit for you.  While 87% of new agents fail in the first five years in real estate, our guest […]

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Mid-Year Market Update

As we approach the halfway point of the year, we take a look at the impact that loosening of Covid restrictions and vaccines being widely available is having on the real estate market.   We also discuss inflation and the Fed’s recent announcement of hold steading on interest rates until 2023 and what that means for […]

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What’s Happening in New Construction

. The shortage of lumber and micro chips along with a shortage in skilled trades means there is plenty to talk about when it comes to the new construction segment of the residential real estate market.  In our discussion with the CEO of the SE Michigan Homebuilders Association, we discuss what is behind the shortage […]

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Radon, Mold, Flood Zones and More

We discuss some of the less common but important that buyers should be aware of before buying a home.   Radon is a radioactive gas that can enter a home through foundation cracks drains, sump pumps and since it is odorless you don’t know if it is present unless you test for it.  If detected, it […]

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