Get Out of the Renting Rut

Whether it is credit challenges or your personal belief that buying a home is beyond your reach, we discuss ways you can get out of the renting rut and into owning your own home.  Our guest Rebecca Rowan from RE/MAX Encore shares some of her personal story of how she...

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Debunking Appraisal Myths

Whether you are buying or selling a home, if a mortgage is involved an appraisal will be required. There are many myths about appraisals that include every home improvement makes you money or the appraiser is there to get a lower price for the buyer.   We debunk these...

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What To Know Before Buying

The fun part of buying a home is looking a homes online but the step you need to address is getting your financial situation in order.  Special guest Nancy Feldmann from RE/MAX First joins us and shares how credit scores impacts your situation and other financial tips...

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Prepare Your Home to Sell

Are you thinking of selling your home this year?   Join us as we discuss staging, decluttering and which home improvement projects are worth your time and money with Susan Vogel and JR Helguera from RE/MAX First.  We also explain how and why talking to a Realtor early...

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Donating Furniture Helps You Declutter

If you have furniture you no longer use or need but don't know what to do with it we have the answer.  The Furniture Bank of SE Michigan is a local non-profit helping more than 2000 families every year through your furniture donations.  We share how your donations...

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How to Reduce Stress When Buying or Selling

Buying or selling a home can be stressful.  And it's not just first-time buyers and sellers that are impacted, anyone buying or selling can feel the stress at some point during the process.  We discuss the loss of control, the what-ifs you mind plays on you and other...

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Understanding iBuyers and Their Offer to Buy Your Home

We discuss what we need to know about iBuyers, those companies that work directly with consumers and offer to purchase their home outright for cash.  While these companies promise to make the process of selling your home easy you need to do your homework.  Many charge...

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Tips to Invest in Real Estate & What to Know about iBuyers

Real estate investing has helped to create some of the world's wealthiest people and can be a critical part of your investment portfolio.  We discuss some of the reasons why real estate can be a good investment and  what you should know about location.  We also share...

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Hispanic Homeownership & Home Warranties

Hispanic home ownership is on the rise.   We discuss what is behind the increase in Hispanic home ownership  and what some of the unique opportunities and challenges faced by Hispanics on their path to owning a home.   Then we chat with a Michigan CEO about his view...

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How to Prepare Your Home for Sale & Flooring Options

Preparation is the key to success when selling your home.  From when to reach out to an agent to making needed repairs/updates to how much will you pocket from your sale, we have tips to help you be prepared to successfully sell your home.  And when the time comes for...

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What to Know about iBuyers and How to Pick the Right Agent

Why does the market have a sluggish feel despite low interest rates, low inventory and low unemployment? We tackle what factors are impacting the market.  And iBuyers promise to make selling your home easy but you do need to do your due diligence on these companies. ...

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Understanding a Comparative Market Analysis

Trying to determine how much your home is worth? Enter the Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).  We explain what data is included in tool used by agents to dissect the market and help sellers with the appropriate pricing for their home. After pulling the data on things...

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Moving Tips & Why Talk to a Local Lender

The process of packing up and moving can be stressful. We share tips on pre-packing purging, where to find boxes for free, how to label boxes and when is the right time to use professional movers. We also tackle how to make a move less stressful for kids and pets....

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Lending Update, Home for Heroes Program & Charity Golf Event

We discuss why APR's aren't the only thing to consider when shopping for a loan, when you should and should not buy points, refinancing and a Homes for Heroes program to help military, first-responder's and others.   Then we share the details of a charity golf event...

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First-Time Seller Tips & Downsizing Trends of Boomers

The luxury market can mean different things to different people.  We discuss the role location and amenities play in the luxury market and as baby boomers sell their luxury homes what does this mean for luxury buyers and the market overall.   And then we focus on the...

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Bank Foreclosures & What Sellers Can and Can’t Take With Them

Open Houses are one way to market and gain exposure that your home is for sale.  Done correctly, they can benefit sellers, buyers and the agent involved.   We share why you should consider hosting one and how to help make them successful.   And then we give first-time...

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Home Appraisals & Helping Seniors Move

Appraisals are often a needed requirement to close the deal between a home buyer and seller.  While buyer and seller have agreed on price and term if the buyer is financing the purchase, the lender will require an appraisal to protect their investment in...

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5 Essential Furniture Pieces & New Construction

We share the 5 essential pieces of furniture it makes sense to invest in and that will stand the test of time. We also have tips on where to spend and save your money when furnishing your new home. And if you are in the market for a new construction home...

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