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    Real Estate Investment Percentage Rules

    By Admin | September 29, 2022

    Have you ever wondered what the formula is to make money in real estate? Guidelines or rules can help you gauge profitability and improve your results before you invest in a home to flip and resell quickly, or a rental home. Home flippers use the 70% rule, meaning that the maximum price you pay for... Read More

    What Buyers Want in 2022

    By Admin | August 5, 2022

    Virtual interior designer/home stager compiled a wish list from numerous online sources that experts say homebuyers want in 2022. Many popular features aren’t what home sellers may think. Before you upgrade your home to sell, consider these top five homebuyer preferences: Laundry rooms Exterior lighting Ceiling fans Patios Walk-in pantries Laundry rooms. Homebuyers don’t want to go... Read More

    Interior Painting Tips

    By Admin | March 2, 2022

    Buying a home is a fresh start in many ways, and one of the first things you may want to do is paint your new interior. While the neutrals that seller may have chosen are okay, you may want to repaint with color choices of your own.  Start with a high quality paint that is designed to last, and plan... Read More

    5 home decor trends for 2022

    By Admin | February 21, 2022

    The way Americans use their homes has changed since the advent of the pandemic and has informed interior design trends for 2022.  These ideas are so smart, they’re likely to stick around even after the pandemic is over.  Smart furniture – According to, the smart furniture industry is on track to reach $244 million by 2024.... Read More

    The Post-COVID Appeal of Suburbia

    By Admin | February 17, 2022

    Do homebuyers want the same things in their next home as they did before the COVID pandemic? In some ways, yes, and in others, no. According to the latest summertime survey, post-COVID homebuyers are willing to spend more money on a home, have saved more money toward a downpayment as they sheltered in place,... Read More

    How to update your kitchen

    By Admin | January 24, 2022

    Neutral kitchens are supposed to complement any décor, but they can become bland over time. What can you do to make your kitchen more exciting? Make it artsy Art galleries have neutral walls because they don’t compete with the art, so hang a colorful abstract painting in a key location. Have fun with artistic-themed dishtowels,... Read More

    Renting Out a Room in Your House

    By Admin | January 4, 2022

    We’re living in a sharing economy, says, so it should be no surprise that 69% of homeowners in a recent survey would rent out part of their home if it had a separate entrance, kitchen, and bathroom. 32% have already rented out a room, space, or outdoor feature on their property. You can generate extra... Read More

    Should I move, improve, or relocate?

    By Admin | March 29, 2021

    Today’s question, presumably asked by millions of homeowners, “to move, improve, or relocate?” for many, may not be the right question. The conventional question regarding whether one should move, improve, or relocate typically occurs when home sellers are attempting to resolve some of the following issues: Should we put in a new kitchen and go... Read More

    Dr. Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, on Ann Arbor’s Economic and Housing Outlook

    By Iris Petersen | September 20, 2018

    Dr. Yun delivered an economic outlook and forecast of the local Ann Arbor housing market at the meeting. Read More

    Top 5 Must-Haves for Millennial Homes

    By Iris Petersen | February 16, 2018

      Born between 1980 and 1995, the Millennial Generation (also known as Generation Y, because it comes after Generation X),  is now prime homebuying age. According to the National Association of REALTORS,® 49 percent of homebuyers 36 years and younger have children under the age of 18, 66 percent are married couples, 17 percent are single women, and... Read More