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Mortgage Update

Mortgage Update

Many buyers are actively looking at homes and that means getting a lender and a mortgage in place to buy a home.  Of course, this year there are additional questions like has Covid changed the lending landscape?  Special guest Ruth Young, from Main Street Bank, joins...

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First-Time Buyer Advice

First-Time Buyer Advice

If you are a first-time buyer it is common to have questions about where to start when it comes to buying a home.   Guest Matthew Bush specializes in helping first-time buyers through the process and shares why this is a passion of his.  We discuss the difference...

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Real Estate and Lending Update

Real Estate and Lending Update

As real estate gets ready to return we talk about what to be looking for when it comes to lending.   Guest Michelle Davis discusses interest rates and encourages buyers to understand when and how they can lock in their rate.  We also talk about the pros and cons of...

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New Home Construction Update

New Home Construction Update

Residential construction is back in business and we take a look at what that means for new homes.   Guest Nathan Boji discusses how permit approval and on-site inspections may take more time adding to the delays that may occur in getting homes built.  We discuss the...

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Covid Real Estate Market Update

Covid Real Estate Market Update

In this episode we talk about how Covid-19 is impacting the real estate market as we are several weeks into the Michigan stay-at-home order.   If you think real estate has come to a halt, you may be surprised to learn deals are still closing.  Guest Ron Rocz from...

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How to Pick an Agent For You

How to Pick an Agent For You

Choosing the right agent to work for you is important.  In the episode we discuss some of the proven ways to get agent referrals as well as the importance of finding an agent that is familiar and experienced in your local area.   We also chat about the importance...

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Schools and Property Values

Schools and Property Values

In this week's podcast we take a look at the  close relationship between local school districts and home values.   Buyers often cite school districts or boundaries as one of the most important factors in determining where they want to buy a home and 20% of buyers are...

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Landlord Advice

Landlord Advice

Does market volatility has you considering real estate as an investment and being a landlord?  We discuss where to find tenants and how to handle important aspects like eviction and whether you should use a property management company or manage properties yourself. ...

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Covid 19 and the Real Estate Market

Covid 19 and the Real Estate Market

We were on our way to a spring market when the Coronavirus Pandemic changed everything in what seemed like a few days.   What started out as a call to use hand sanitizer and social distancing became an Executive Order to stay-at-home in Michigan.  We take a look at...

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Spring Market Tips

Spring Market Tips

Spring has arrived and we have tips for buyers and sellers for this typically busy season.  On the selling side we share some easy and cost effective ways to freshen up the look of your home and we talk about the importance of setting the right price. Then we focus on...

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Buying Luxury and Lake Homes

Buying Luxury and Lake Homes

Dreaming about buying a luxury or lake home?  There are some nuances that come with buying these specific types of homes that you want to know.   We will talk about  exactly what is meant when we use the phrase luxury home, why you may not want to rely on the photos...

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Real Estate as a Career

Real Estate as a Career

Ever wonder what it takes to get started in a real estate career?  In today's episode we discuss how getting a real estate license is just the beginning.  We share how much it costs in  start up fees, what to look for in a broker and some of things you need to be...

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Financial Path to Home Ownership

Financial Path to Home Ownership

To buy a home you need money and we share some solid advice on steps you can take to get you financially and more important responsibly ready to buy a home.   We talk about putting a good team around you that includes a financial planner, a lender and a Realtor and we...

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Get Out of the Renting Rut

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Benefits of Home Warranties and 10 Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Benefits of Home Warranties and 10 Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Home warranties offer protection for your biggest financial investment. Whether you are a seller, buyer or current homeowner we explore why a home warranty may be a good decision for you.  Then we highlight 10 home maintenance tips you should do in spring to keep your...

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