For years, real estate experts have been predicting that huge numbers of baby boomers will sell their homes as they reach retirement age and downsize. In fact, some experts have even predicted a potential housing bust when seniors unload their homes in large amounts and create a
After the seller accepts the buyer’s offer, a home inspection will take place within a week. And this inspection often will reveal that certain repairs are needed, anywhere from a leaky faucet to major foundational issues. In this case, the seller is provided a list of all requested repairs that need to be completed before the buyer moves into the h
A common mistake Oakland County property owners make is calling contractors for repairs as they are discovered vs. bundling multiple repairs to be performed on one visit, and obtaining multiple bids from contractors.
The Risk: Payment of numerous service- call fees, lost time spent w
Northville Real Estate Agent Explains
Although inheriting a home can be a generous gift from a loved one, dealing with the estate settlement process can be overwhelming - especially if you live out of state. You're more than likely still grieving the loss of a relative, yet important decisions need to be mad
It's officially home buying season! It's still a sellers market, leaving buyers with little inventory. And desirable houses in move-in condition that go on the market don’t last long, often having multiple buyers bidding on one home.
We are alread
A common mistake Novi property owners make is letting the house sit too long without security and strategic caretaking.
The risk: Vandalism and theft risk is increased, insurance claims could be denied.
Help secure your property immediately by changing the garage codes,
Spring is finally here in Michigan, kicking off a busy real estate season for both buyers and sellers.
Last year, buyers shopped for homes in a tight housing market with low inventory. And so far, real estate experts are not predicting a huge shift to favor the buyer in 2019. So how can a
by Henry Gornbein, Partner and Head of the Family Law Unit at Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, PLLC –
The marital home is often one of the major assets in a couple’s marital estate. A question that I am often asked is what
by Tracy Wick, MUP, SRES®, Associate Broker –
Attorneys are experts at crafting estate plans that protect real estate assets, but where is the field guide for dealing with a family member’s house full of possessions when age, personal or medical reasons dictate that it is time to sell a primary or vacation home? Elders and their families are often overwhelmed and conflicted about how to approa