February 2018

Found 7 blog entries for February 2018.

The time has come for an upgrade. You’re ready to sell your current home, pack up and move into a new one, but you don’t know what you should do first. Most homeowners face this dilemma and ask themselves:

“Should we buy our dream house before putting the existing one on the market, or should we sell our house before buying a new one?”

If this sounds like you, you’re in good company; most homeowners are in a position where they must sell in order to buy. But, that doesn’t mean they should make an uninformed decision without considering all the possibilities. Bittinger Team, REALTORS is familiar with these kinds of situations and can help you strategize so you make the best decision.

The Budget

Buying a home without selling your current one

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With so many things to think about and a variety of factors to consider, the process of buying a home or selling a home can be rather confusing and stressful. Bittinger Team, REALTORS is dedicated to helping our clients in any way we can throughout this process. We’ve provided a list of 10 common real estate terms you should know as you begin to navigate the process of selling your home or becoming a homeowner.

1. Multiple Listing Service – Also referred to as the MLS, the Multiple Listing Service is the largest and most up-to-date database of houses on the market. The MLS isn’t just a large database of home listings though - it’s also a suite for approximately 700 regional databases updated by thousands of Realtors.

2. Realtor – Not every real

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If only we had a crystal ball to look into the future and see what awaits the housing market in 2018. Inventory increase? Slow growth of home prices? Absolutely!

In most areas around the country, including Canton, MI, inventory has become extremely tight and nobody wants to sell their home, as many fear they won’t find another one to buy. Experts predict that the pace of sales will remain slow early in the year, but not for long.

At Bittinger Team, REALTORS, we stay on top of the latest market trends to give our clients the advantage when buying and selling in Canton, MI. Read on for more information about where the housing market is heading.

The New Tax Plan

Several provisions have been signed by President Donald Trump in the new tax bill

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The 2018 Winter Olympics are now in full swing, and we are thoroughly enjoying watching the best athletes from around the world compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea! With all the cold and snow we’ve gotten in Southeast Michigan this month, the Olympics are a great way to justify cozying up on the couch just a little bit longer.

Making it even more enjoyable is the fact that we have plenty of athletes to cheer on! United States Olympic athletes come from all over, but this year, we will have the pleasure of watching many athletes who have ties to Southeast Michigan.

Michigan’s Ice Dancing Connection

Our area has a proud tradition of grooming top athletes, especially when it comes to ice dancing. Since the 1960’s, Metro Detroit has been a hub

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Talk to anyone who has sold a home and it’s likely they have a story about at least one unexpected cost or fee. It may seem counterintuitive, but selling a home can be expensive business!

The best way to be prepared is to contact an experienced Realtor. Not only will they help you sell your home for top-dollar, but they’ll help you understand which costs apply to your unique situation. In the meantime, Bittinger Team, REALTORS has compiled a list of common costs associated with selling a home to get you started.

Common Costs Associated With Selling a Home Include:

  • Real Estate Agent Commission - Realtors usually charge 6 percent of the total purchase price of the home when the deal closes. This money will be split between your agent and

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Can’t decide whether you should sell your home as is or make some repairs before listing? Well, you’re not alone. This question troubles many homeowners who are considering selling their home.

To ease your worries, the experts at Bittinger Team, REALTORS have compiled a list of some considerations to make when deciding if repairs are necessary before selling your home. Spoiler-alert: we suggest contacting a Realtor first!  

Factors to Consider.

Whether your home can be sold as is depends on a lot of factors, such as competition of inventory, the condition of the housing market, and your potential return on investment. It’s best to call in the local professionals to assist you in deciding what, if anything, must be done to sell your home for

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What characteristics come to mind when you think of a Millennial? Tech-driven, budget-conscious, confident, idealistic, adventurous, and results-oriented. These are just some of the attributes commonly associated with the Millennial generation. According to the Pew Research Center, Millennials are the largest living generation by population (79.8 million as of 2016). 

Today, many Millennials fall into the 25 to 34 age range. This also happens to be the age when many people buy their first home. Despite popular belief, research shows that Millennial housing demand continues to climb.

Millennial Housing Demand

Since Millennials are such a large group, they have a strong impact on the economy. Over the last few years, they’ve dominated the

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