Community Events

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7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage! | MyKCM

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your decision will impact your home loan.

Below is a list of 7 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Applying for a Mortgage! Some may seem obvious, but some may not!

1. Don’t change jobs or the way you are paid at your job! Your loan officer must be able to track the source and amount of your annual income. If possible, you’ll want to avoid changing from salary to commission or becoming self-employed during this time as well.

2. Don’t

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What’s Going On with Bidding Wars? | MyKCM

In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market in which the inventory of homes for sale cannot satisfy the number of buyers who want to purchase a home.

According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, bidding wars occur when two or more parties repeatedly outbid each other as they compete to purchase something- in this case, a home.

In some areas of the country, first-time buyers have been met with fierce competition throughout their experience. Some have been out-bid multiple times before finally winning a bid on a home to call their own.

According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from

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How to Have a Unique Open House | MyKCM

According to the National Association of Realtors, total inventory has been growing for six months straight, as has the number of buyers looking to find their dream home. In a market where inventory is increasing, you want to stand out in the crowd!

This quote from Grandscope puts it well:

“You can differentiate from competition by WOWing or exciting customers, not just trying to compete on price.”

What better way than to be creative with your Open House!

Here are a few ideas for how to do this in this era of technology.

1) Facebook Live Virtual Open House

This can also work as a ‘preview’ before an official Open House. Let your agent walk potential buyers through your home using a webcam or cell phone, highlighting the

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Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.
  • In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.
  • Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!
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No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing | MyKCM

Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in for a soft landing.

The previous housing market was fueled by an artificial demand created by mortgage standards that were far too lenient. When this demand was shut off, a flood of inventory came to market. This included heavily discounted distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales).

Today’s market is totally different. Mortgage standards are tighter than they were prior to the last boom and bust. There is no fear that a rush of foreclosures will come to market.

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Cancer.

The word when not used in reference to a zodiac sign, makes you cringe.

You do this beacuase it has likely touched you in some way. Whether it be distantly, closely or personally, the word, the definition of it, sparks fear and causes your body to tremble. Yet cancer isn't the boogie-man. No. Because cancer is very real and it can find you anytime, anywhere. You do not hide from cancer. It is not a figment of your imagination.

At least, this is how I feel about cancer. 

Having lost friends and loved ones to it. Watching friends and loved ones battle it valiantly. Having fought it myself. Being the lucky woman who won the fight while others who had fought harder and braver than I had, did not. 

But this blog isn't about me.

It's

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2019 Plymouth Ice Festival - Bittinger Team, REALTORS

One of our favorite Plymouth, MI events returns in January to delight and inspire you. Visitors from all around are invited to the 2019 Plymouth Ice Festival to view the beautiful ice sculptures and enjoy all downtown Plymouth has to offer.

This free event kicks off on Friday, January 11, with the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting at 7:00 pm. Ice sculptures are available for viewing 24 hours a day and will remain standing after the event, weather permitting. The official festival hours are:

Friday, January 11 - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday, January 12 - 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Sunday, January 13 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

The Plymouth Ice Festival - Enjoy Winter in Downtown Plymouth

The Plymouth Ice Festival will feature over 100 ice

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Plymouth, Michigan Holiday Guide - Bittinger Team, REALTORS

It’s cold out there, so check out these delightful holiday events in Plymouth, MI. All season long you’ll find local shopping, dining, and entertainment to lift your spirits and warm your heart. Check out the events in this holiday guide to see why Bittinger Team, REALTORS loves holidays in Plymouth, MI!

 

Holiday Events in Plymouth, MI

  • Walk of Trees at Kellogg Park, Now - January 1, 2019 - Get in the holiday spirit as you take a walk downtown and enjoy the trees lining the walkways of Kellogg Park, decorated by local businesses and organizations.

  • Santa House Saturdays, Now - December 24, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Santa will be greeting families at his house in Kellogg Park! If it's Saturday, and you're enjoying a walk through

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Giving Thanks (and Pies) - Bittinger Team, REALTORS

We at Bittinger Team, REALTORS are so grateful for our clients, both past and present, and are delighted so many of you took us up on our offer of a complimentary Thanksgiving pumpkin pie.

In addition to giving out 135 pies, we collected a record-number of non-perishable food donations for Open Door Ministries - this generosity will truly help make a difference in our community.

As much as we love giving away pies, the best part of the day was catching up and spending time with our valued clients. It was truly an amazing start to the holiday season.

Thank you again to all of you who have helped us to continue to do what we do best - we wouldn’t be here without you! As always, we are here for you when you need to talk real estate, and we are grateful

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Canton Michigan Holiday Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - time for holidays in Canton, MI! All year long Canton offers amazing events, and the holidays are no exception. Looking for gifts? You won’t even need to leave the city to find something for everyone on your list - just take a drive down Ford Road in Canton.

To make your holidays even brighter, Bittinger Team, REALTORS has created this guide for holiday events in Canton, MI.

 

Events

  • Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop at IKEA Canton, Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 27 - December 6, 2018, 6 - 8:00 pm - IKEA will provide you with a fully-built gingerbread house that you can decorate your own way with the provided icing and candy. The class costs $10 per person. Classes fill up quickly so

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