The March 2017 Market Stats are in and they are looking very good for people wanting the most out of their homes. Inventory is down below one month (29 days) in Kent County. Interest rates are still at an all time low and the surplus of buyers is creating a market that demands skills to […]
The real estate market in West Michigan is an extremely strong sellers market. The number of closed sales in January is up by 3% and increased volume by 12%. We are still experiencing a significant shortage of homes for sale on the market. Currently, there is 1.6 months of available properties. The preferred number is […]
Even small tasks, will go a long way towards getting you out of the winter funk and getting your house ready for the spring. Luckily, there are many easy and quick home repair tasks you can do during the middle of winter. To make this the most efficient, create a to-do list and shop […]
Many homeowners think putting their house on the market just before the holiday season is a bad idea. This comes from the outdated trend when the time between Halloween and New Years is an off season for home buying and selling. What people don’t know is this has changed. Actually homes put on the market […]
1. Clean Clean Clean A thorough cleaning is one of the best things you can do when getting ready to sell. 2. Bathroom Updates We aren’t talking a full remodel, just simple things like paint, a light fixture and a new shower curtain can transform a bathroom. 3. Perfect Humidity This applies more to older […]
1. How Much Color? When staging adding a bit of color can really help, especially for the photos and first impressions. It’s important to not go overboard though. 2. What’s That Smell? Strong smells good and bad can be a really bad turn off. The overpowering smell of potpourri or air fresheners can be just […]
From making your home more efficient or just easier to use on a day to day basis, here is a list of 30 things you can most likely do yourself or rather inexpensively. Full list here, but below are a few of our favorites. Hidden Outlet In A Drawer To Hide Clutter Stainless Steel Contact […]
Today, it’s increasingly become the responsibility of the worker to put money away for retirement in the form of a 401(k) plan or an IRA — that is, a defined contribution plan. Full article and a larger version of the graph are here.