Thursday, March 16, 2017 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert
What time is it?
Time to move! Maybe.
The timing for when to buy or sell a home in Michigan can be a decision that pretty much makes itself.
Sometimes family demands call for a move to larger or smaller pad; sometimes a change in career demands or a schooling decision requires a residential switcheroo.
But there are other times when an eventual move is in the cards—but timing is flexible.
That’s a situation where the whole decision can sometimes be based on guesses about the future of Michigan home prices.
This is when people ask me “how much do you think that house will cost next year?” or "Do you think my house will go up/down in value?"
Nobody likes to be taken by surprise—especially if the surprises were predictable.
As we venture into the peak real estate selling season here in Michigan, it would be nice to know the direction home prices are headed.
Right now, it looks as if mortgage interest ra; ...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 / by Paul Wolfert
By: Paul Wolfert
Nowadays, leisurely swiping through an endless supply of homes online while relaxing in your underwear seems almost natural. It’s actually a gorilla-sized leap forward in terms of home-hunting productivity.
Scratch that. It’s a King-Kong sized leap.
Back when my grandfather opened Century 21 Row, it was entirely different. You’d need to get in an agent's car to find out what’s available. Hopefully wearing more than just underwear. But whatever...I wouldn't judge.
My tiny brain has a hard to imagining a speedier and more convenient way for buyers to examine the crazy number of properties for sale in Wayne County, Oakland County, or any other county in Michigan.
It’s even good for sellers. Being able to view houses that are currently for sale gives them an awesome way to examine the neighborhood competition.
In a matter of minutes, homeowners can make sure their house is priced right and is in line with what the current ; ...