If you ever wanted to be a detective, new home searching is the time!

When you are buying a home, you want to know what you are getting yourself into. As we talked about last month, an inspection is a very important part of that process. It is also a good idea to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau or Nancy Drew to do some sleuthing! …

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Buying A Home: The Key to Staying Sane and Staying Together

Buying a home can be like Charles Dickens said in A Tale of Two Cities, “it was the best of times and the worst of times.” Certainly looking for your forever (or temporary) abode with the person you love can be an amazing bonding experience and very exciting. But, it can also be extremely stressful…

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Buying a home? Mistakes to avoid

It is a big investment to buy a home. It is exciting and very emotional. Where you live and finding a home that you will be happy in are extremely important, but it is important to keep a balanced and objective frame of mind to avoid a home buying disaster. Here are some of the…

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An investment on your investment: what to expect from a home inspection

Inspections are typically a very important part of the home buying process. When buyers search for a home, they are looking for location, aesthetics, function and emotional appeal. But one of the most important criteria is value. The only way to know if the purchase is a wise investment is getting a clear picture of…

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Summer remodels with the best bang for your buck!

With the amount of time many of us have been spending at home, it makes sense that we can see all kinds of areas and flaws in our homes that need improvements. And while making improvements is always a good thing, some of them don’t always yield a high rate of return on your monetary investment. If you are considering making some changes to your home as the warm weather is upon us, it is a good idea to do it smartly.

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The ESSENTIAL checklist for buying a Michigan home in 2021

Boy o’ boy, it is a dog-eat-dog world out there in the real estate market right now. Buying a home is tougher than ever! You really need to know the tricks of the trade and have your ducks in a row in order to get the home of your dreams, or any home for that matter. Here is an essential checklist to get you started!

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50+ helpful staging tips for a quick and profitable sale

Many realtors at 616 Realty agree that staging your home is one of the best strategies for selling your home. Most will say it is a must. And, when done well, it allows the positive attributes of your home to shine (that charming fireplace) while diminishing the flaws (the lack of space). One goal of…

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First time homebuyers – the who, what, when, why, how, and where

First time homebuyers – the who, what, when, why, how, and where Being a first time homebuyer can be both exhilarating and exciting as well as terrifying. Answering the who, what, when, why, how, and where before the real hunt begins can really take some of the stress off the process. Here are some of…

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