Another Sold Listing In Imlay City! 240 N. Main St, Imlay City MI, 48444

Another Sold Listing In Imlay City!

SOLD WITHIN DAYS!  If this is the result you have been looking for, please contact us direct by phone, text or email listed below…While some may think marketing a home simply means putting it up for sale and buyers will come, that unfortunately is not true. We are continually testing and perfecting marketing methods to help homes sell faster and for more money than a home that is put on sale without any marketing.

Marketing:

Professional Photography

Professional Video

Are you considering selling your home? If you are, we would love to meet with you soon to show you what comparable properties have recently sold for, give you an estimate of your home’s current market value and review with you our marketing program.

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Are You Thinking About Selling Your Home? Let’s Talk! Tip #3 …

Tip #3, Let’s Look At The Quality Of The Condition Including Property Preparation

1. Tour your own home with the eyes of a buyer and make a list of anything that is not working correctly and repair these items.
2. Make the home “ready to show”. This includes a thorough deep cleaning of the home and appliances, including the windows inside and out.

3. De-clutter as much as possible. You want the buyers to be looking at the home, not distracted by your personal items.

This is just one of the many items of value that we offer our sellers, for most homes our marketing program is designed to get in front of all buyers and the entire market using the latest marketing and advertising tools … for more detailed information on how we can sell your home, please contact us to schedule an appointment for us to review with you, on combining our services to more effectively produce the results that you are looking for, turning your home into a sold home.
References: Tony & Suzanne Marriott

Donald Horne, Broker / Owner
Team Success Listing LLC
Phone 810-338-0628
teamsuccesslisting@gmail.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.net

Are You Thinking About Selling Your Home? Let’s Talk! Tip #2 …

Tip #2, Why A Listing Does Not Sell

There are a number of reasons why a listing does not sell:

* price
* presentation
* marketing
* quality of property photos (tip #1)

* negotiation
* follow up
* buyer’s loan

It is very easy to say that “price” was the problem, but the other 6 possible reasons should be examined before making a price adjustment and by what amount?

One of the services that we provide for you is to carefully review the previous entry in the MLS to see that it matches the property. For most homes our marketing program is designed to get in front of all buyers and the entire market using the latest marketing and advertising tools … for more detailed information on how we can sell your home, please contact us to schedule an appointment for us to review with you, on combining our services to more effectively produce the results that you are looking for, turning your home into a sold home.
References: Tony & Suzanne Marriott

Donald Horne, Team Success Listing
Associate Broker-Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty
Phone 810-338-0628
teamsuccesslisting@gmail.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.net

Are You Thinking About Selling Your Home? Let’s Talk! Tip #1 …

Tip #1, Professional Property Photos

In order to receive offers on your home, buyers must be interested in seeing the property. Professional photography is by far the best way to encourage buyers to tour the property. There are other factors also that contribute to the eventual sale of your home that we will discuss in future blogs, these include:

* condition of property
* staging
* prelisting home inspection
* prelisting appraisal

Here are two links to our recent listings that showcase how well the homes photographed:

Oxford
Imlay City

For most homes our marketing program is designed to get in front of all buyers and the entire market using the latest marketing and advertising tools. Professional photography is just one of these tools … for more detailed information on how we can sell your home, please contact us to schedule an appointment for us to review with you, on combining our services to more effectively produce the results that you are looking for, turning your home into a sold home.
References: Tony & Suzanne Marriott

Donald Horne, Team Success Listing
Associate Broker-Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty
Phone 810-338-0628
teamsuccesslisting@gmail.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.net

 

240 N. Main St, Imlay City MI, 48444 / 5 Bedroom 3 Bath Historic Home

Look no further!  If you are looking for a large 5 bedroom home with historical history, this is your home!  This is the Charles Palmer family home built in 1890, Mr. Palmer was the founder of Imlay City.  3845 square feet, original woodwork, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, wood floors, plant room, 2 parlors and front / rear porches.  Separate entrance for adult children / in-laws, second floor laundry, full stand up attic with solid floor, full basement and 2 car garage.  All this sits on a half-acre corner lot (208 x 128) with large 6 car heated pole barn.  You need to see this home for yourself to completely appreciate all the incredible details.

Features:

  • imlay city mibuilt in 1890
  • lot size 208 x 128
  • school district Imlay City
  • unfinished basement
  • 3 fireplaces
  • 2 car garage
  • 6 car heated pole barn
  • historic style
  • corner lot
  • porch

For more complete information on 240 N. Main St, Imlay City MI, 48444 contact Donald Horne / Shirley Grindle at teamsuccesslisting@gmail.com or click here.

For more homes for sale in and around Imlay City click here.

Donald Horne, Team Success Listing
Associate Broker-Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty
Phone 810-338-0628
teamsuccesslisting@gmail.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.com
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More Housing Markets Move Into “Buy” Zone

The U.S. housing market is moving deeper into “buy territory,” which indicates that the majority of housing markets remain a sound investment, according to a newly released national index by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.

“Housing prices, in general, continue to slow and when considered in light of the recent trends in the Buy vs. Rent Index signal that ownership remains an excellent investment for the majority of Americans,” says Ken Johnson, a real estate economist and an author of the index, the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index.

The index shows that owning a home trumps renting a comparable property as well as investing rent savings in a portfolio of stocks and bonds.

Fifteen of the 23 metro markets tracked in the index favored ownership over renting.

“Many of the hardest hit metropolitan areas during the real estate crash are showing signs of resilience as the cost of ownership relative to the cost of renting remains more in balance at this time,” says Eli Beracha, co-author of the index and an assistant professor of real estate at Florida International University.

Rents and home prices are rising across the country, which could impact housing affordability.

“Continuing near-record low mortgage rates, however, are providing a tailwind for ownership,” Johnson says. “There does not appear to be any interest in loosening underwriting standards or offering teaser loans as a panacea to the issue of affordability this time around. That’s another sign that we are learning how to deal with cyclical behavior in our housing markets.”
References: RealtorMag, Florida Atlantic University 

Donald Horne, Team Success Listing
Associate Broker-Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty
Phone 810-338-0628
teamsuccesslisting@gmail.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.net

5 Fixes That Can Raise Your Lapeer Home’s Value

For home owners looking to spruce up their home before listing it, there’s plenty they can do to attract more buyers and potentially boost the value of their Lapeer home too.

Veteran real estate professionals recently weighed in on some of the best home improvement projects they believe can help a home show better. Here are a few of their ideas:

1. Open up the space.

lapeer, homesCreate more space, whether that’s even removing a kitchen island or knocking out a non-structural wall. Right now buyers want a wide open floor plan, the living room right off the kitchen. They are into big spaces.

2. Light it up.

Keep the home bright: Have windows open to let the natural light flow in, consider lights that use motion detectors to turn themselves off, or install sun tubes, a reflective material that funnels natural light from a hole cut in a rooftop down through a ceiling fixture in a room. High wattage bulbs make small spaces feel larger, and soft lighting brings warmth to empty spaces.

3. Enhance the front door.

Don’t underestimate the power of a front door. People make up their minds in the first seven seconds of entering a house. Have an overhang on the front porch, such as an awning or portico above the front door.

4. Pay attention to the floors.

Spend some money on the floors. Even a $600 to $900 investment could help boost the home’s value by possibly $2,000, they say. Get a carpenter or handyman to eliminate distracting squeaks from floors, repair any broken tiles, patch damaged floor boards, and remove wall-to-wall carpeting, they suggest.

5. Tackle easy bathroom upgrades.

Bathroom upgrades can quickly get pricey but a few upgrades can still make a big difference. For example, swap frosted glass for clear glass, remove any rust stains, apply fresh caulk, update doorknobs and cabinet pulls, replace faucets, buy a new toilet seat, or install a low-flush toilet.
References: RealtorMag, This Old House

Donald Horne, Team Success Listing
Associate Broker-Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty
Phone 810-338-0628
teamsuccesslisting@gmail.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.net

Will Your Home Work As You Age?

communities as we build them often don’t have the options that people need to age well…”

Many older adults say they want to stay put in their homes as they age. But how many older adults will actually be able to do so is another question.

Indeed, “a recent AARP study … showed that 71 percent of 50 to 64 year olds want to stay in their homes and their current communities,” says Rodney Harrell, director of Livability Thought Leadership at AARP. “But communities as we build them often don’t have the options that people need to age well. The idea of a livable community is one that has housing, transportation, and other options that allow people to stay and thrive in their homes.”

For example, older adults have found the following community amenities are most important to them to live near (a.k.a. 1 mile or less):

  • Bus stop: 50%
  • Grocery store: 47%
  • Pharmacy/drug store: 42%
  • Park: 42%
  • Hospital: 29%
  • Church/religious: 29%
  • Train/subway: 23%
  • Big box store: 18%
  • Entertainment: 16%
  • Shopping mall: 13%

AARP has launched a Livability Index to help older adults search for the right home. It factors in seven categories of livability in judging neighborhoods, including on housing, transportation, environment, health, engagement, and more.

If people do desire to age in place, they must carefully assess a home when they buy in the first place whether it will meet their needs as they grow older and under several scenarios too.

“If you are on that cul-de sac and your spouse has passed, your kids live elsewhere and your income is much lower and you are no longer driving, then suddenly that dream house, which wasn’t planned for long term, is isolating,” says Harrell. “You may no longer be able to access the second floor and the functionality and usefulness of the house is suddenly gone.”

In fact, Harrell continues: “When we look at places through our livability index, some of the most prized communities are very low on livability index for three reasons. First, these neighborhoods score low because they are so homogeneous. Their lack of variety of housing options limits the type of home owners who can live and continue to live there. Next, they are expensive – if your income changes for any reason, you can’t live there. And the third reason is that there are no alternative transportation options.”
References: Builder, RealtorMag 

Donald Horne, Team Success Listing
Associate Broker-Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty
Lapeer Office   810-338-0628
teamsuccesslisting@gmail.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.com
www.teamsuccesslisting.net

5 Things Renters Should Know About Owning

moving can already be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life…”

For renters who aspire to be home owners, transitioning from an apartment to a house requires a shift in their thinking that they may not be prepared to make. The financial changes that come with owning, the need to consider planting longer-term roots in a neighborhood, and new neighborhood rules are things renters may not be thinking about enough.

Moving can already be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life, but it may be doubly so for a new home owner.

Renters need to understand how their financial investment is changing. Renters may see an increase in their monthly rent every lease term, but they don’t see exactly where it goes — toward property taxes and insurance, even “luxuries” such as trash pickup. As home owners, they don’t have a landlord who handles all those details, so they need to be ready to juggle the financial responsibilities of home ownership.

Renters need to be happy with their location for the long-term. As a renter, you can bounce around from home to home every year if you want. But when you own a home, you have to stay put — unless you plan on renting it out, which most home owners don’t.

Renters may need to abide by new rules. Renters don’t think about possible homeowner association rules they may be governed by, such as trash pickup rules or any curfews or rules pertaining to animals. Make sure to get all the information on neighborhood rules and associations.

Renters need to get into the mindset of an owner. Life as you know it is about to change. Once you purchase a new home, you will no longer have a landlord to tend to your many needs, including lawn care and plumbing.

Renters should know their neighbors can affect their value. Renters don’t care who their neighbors are as long as they’re quiet (enough). But they are now going to want to know whether their new neighbors are renters or home owners. This knowledge can help you gauge current and future home values in the neighborhood. If the neighborhood consists mostly of rental properties, it is likely a home owner will lose money on their house in the future. Renters do not always feel responsible for maintaining their properties the way home owners do. Property value comes down to curb appeal. Less-appealing neighborhoods often have more-appealing prices, which is not always good for buyers and home owners.
References: EverSafe Moving Co.

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Donald Horne, Team Success Listing
Associate Broker-Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty
Lapeer Office   810-338-0628
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Home Owners Still Overestimating Their Home’s Price

Home owners and appraisers have differing opinions when it comes to home values. The latest Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index shows that the average appraisal was 1.69 percent lower than home owners’ estimated value.

The gap between home owner and appraiser values has been narrowing since June, when appraisals were 1.93 percent lower than home owners’ expectations.

However, home owners in the West may not realize they have as much equity in their homes as they do. Appraised values climbed higher than home owners’ price estimates in cities like Denver; San Jose, Calif.; and San Francisco, by 3.1 percent, 2.52 percent, and 2.36 percent, respectively.

“One of the most important things for consumers to take away from the HPPI is just how regionalized housing truly is,” says Quicken Loans Chief Economist Bob Walters. “While those on the West Coast are being surprised by their high appraisals, home owners in the Northeast and Midwest are more likely to be shocked by their low values. If home owners keep an eye on local home sales, they can be better aware of their current home value and not be shocked when they go to sell or refinance.”
References: Quicken Loans 

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Donald Horne, Team Success Listing
Associate Broker-Coldwell Banker Shooltz Realty
Oxford Office   248-969-8065
Lapeer Office   810-338-0628
teamsuccesslisting@gmail.com
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