How Low Can You Go: Making An Offer

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Paying less than the listing price for a house might seem like a pipe dream in some markets, but for savvy buyers who know what they're doing, it's a very real possibility. That said, making an offer that's...
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...
When Should You Stop Renting?

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When is it time to stop renting a home and seriously consider buying your own place? That's a personal question and a very personal decision -- it really depends on your lifestyle, your finances, your...
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...
21 Steps To Hosting The Perfect Open House

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An open house is a huge opportunity for anyone hoping to sell -- it's a chance for you to present your home looking its very best to a wide pool of buyers who can walk through and decide whether it's a fit....
Can You Invest in Real Estate as a Millennial?

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Millennials who want to invest in real estate have it harder than many other generations. Real estate prices are at record or near-record highs in just about every major market in the country, and even though...