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Monthly Archives: November 2014

    How to Winterize Your Vacant Home

    By Natasha | November 28, 2014

    Whether it is your summer vacation cottage, or your recently vacated home put up for sale, proper winterizing prevents your home from deteriorating while it’s empty and saves you money both now and later. Make a list Decide what needs to be done and make a list to check off as you do it. Be... Read More

    Enjoying Thanksgiving in Your New Home

    By Natasha | November 25, 2014

    You’ve invited everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving with you in your new home … a joy-filled day with family and friends, good company, great food, celebrating old traditions and creating new ones!  The first holiday gathering in your new home celebrates more than the season, it celebrates the start of special memories in a new place.... Read More

    7 Day Market Overview – Saint Clair Shores

    By Natasha | November 24, 2014

    Please see the chart below to enjoy a 7 day overview of everything going on in the Real Estate Market for Saint Clair Shores, MI. Reviewing the chart, you’ll notice 29 new listings have gone on the market in the past 7 days in St. Clair Shores. Of all the listings on the market, the... Read More

    Having a Thanksgiving Weekend Open House

    By Natasha | November 21, 2014

    To have an open house or not to have an open house over the Thanksgiving weekend: that is the question! Many sellers assume that the Thanksgiving holiday weekends and the week between Christmas and New Years Day are less than favorable times to have an open house. Some real estate agents disagree. Less competition Often,... Read More

    Moving During the Holiday Season

    By Natasha | November 18, 2014

    Whether Thanksgiving weekend or the full week between Christmas and New Years, the holidays may be the best time, or indeed the only time, you can plan the move to your new house. Here are some tips to make the transition smoother. Plan ahead If you have young children, you’ll want to plan a time... Read More

    The Tom Lipinski Team Joins Keller Williams Lakeside

    By Natasha | November 18, 2014

    The Tom Lipinski team is thrilled to announce our move to Keller Williams Lakeside Market Center. Keller Williams has a longstanding reputation for integrity and its agent-centric business model. We strive to continue to grow our real estate business, and Keller Williams provides the training and technology that will help us reach our goals. More... Read More

    What to Know about Fall Leaves and Your Home

    By Natasha | November 13, 2014

      This time of year, leaves turn beautiful shades of red, vermillion, orange and yellow. We enjoy their beauty. We take photographs. We collect them. Our children play in them. For a homeowner, however, leaves pose the possibility of damage to their landscaping, their home and their relationships. Leaves and lawn-care If you’re new to... Read More

    Can I Sell My House with a Reverse Mortgage?

    By Natasha | November 11, 2014

    To help you through your retirement, you took out a reverse mortgage on your family home. Now, several years into your retirement, you son wants to buy his childhood home so you can move to a warmer climate. Can you sell your home? Reverse mortgage A so-called “reverse mortgage” is a home loan that offers... Read More

    Advantages of Buying in Winter Months

    By Natasha | November 10, 2014

    Summer and Spring months may be the high season for home sales, but winter can be a buyer’s market. This can hold true if you don’t mind moving around the holidays and don’t mind a smaller selection of homes to search through. What Does Less Competition Mean for You? Since spring and summer are the... Read More

    Black Friday Home Sales

    By Natasha | November 6, 2014

    As we prepare to enter the holiday shopping season, home sellers may think it is too late to sell their home this year. You may have heard that homes sell better in the spring, so you might be tempted to take your home off the market until after the New Year. After all, you have... Read More