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March 2015

Found 5 blog entries for March 2015.

Mortgage - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lendingmemo/11442453873

With the change in the real estate market, becoming a home owner is more realistic than its ever been. With the recent decrease that The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) have applied, fees have dropped 0.5% and down payment options seem more sensible.

Along with lower interest rates, the real estate industry has become a buyers market. Here are some tips to help you determine if a low down payment mortgage is right for you.

FHA Fees

The FHA is in charge of insuring loans for the lender, not you. However, this affects you as a whole because when the lender can save money, so will you. Mortgage insurance is not rolled into your loan payment, it is an additional fee. This fee will go up and down, and is mandated by federal regulations. It is

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Bathroom - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/stevepb-282134/

Bathrooms are one of the most personal spaces in a home, so it’s no wonder that when a buyer tours a home, they feel awkward about checking out a bathroom in depth with an audience. What does this mean for you as a seller? Simply put, you have about 5 seconds for your bathroom to make an impression on potential buyers. How? Continue reading for the best bathroom staging tips.

Prepare the Area

The best way to begin staging your bathroom is to have a clean slate. Clean every inch of that bathroom with bleach or a similar cleaner. Bleach is the best, but there are organic alternatives.

  • Remove mold and mildew with bleach or a strong mold remover. Be sure to check the corners of the bathroom.
  • Remove, wash, dry, and reinstall all exhaust fan
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Calendar

The St Clair Art Fair is an annual waterfront event that happens in downtown Palmer Park and the Riverview Plaza in St. Clair along the Blue Waters.

2015 St. Clair Art Fair

This year will be the 44th annual event, which makes this fair one of the oldest ones still around in eastern Michigan. Admission is free and the fair will happen on June 27th and 28th, between the hours of 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday. The exact address is 201 N Riverside Avenue in Saint Clair, MI.

Art Displays

More than 120 artists will be featuring their work at the fair, so it is a great place to enjoy new and seasoned artists alike. Booths will be along the Boardwalk on the St. Clair River as well as beside the sidewalk on Riverside Avenue

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Agreement - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/Nemo-3736/

Spring is one of the best times of year to sell a home. This is because during the Spring inventory almost always rises. During the months of April, May and June, hundreds of thousands of buyers are actively searching for new homes to buy.

Due to this more homes are placed on the market during this time. To increase the odds your home will sell during this time, here are 4 very simple tips you need to follow.

Tip #1 - Take Your Home off the Market

If your home has been sitting on the market for several months, take it off for a few weeks. Buyers love listings that are fresh and new. If the DOM next to your listing shows several months, buyers will be less likely check it out. Taking it off the market for a few weeks is a great way to let it

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Events

Most of us know Detroit for the many music legends it has produced. But Detroit is known for much more than just music. Here are four events that go on all throughout the year in Detroit.

William Henry Exotic Pocket Knives and Lashbrook Sportsmen Rings

This event is put on by J. Thomas Jewelers and takes place every Saturday at the J. Thomas Jewelers store. The store is located at 2254 Crooks Road in Rochester Hills. This event will be going on until January 2nd 2016.

The William Henry pocket knives are very unique to this area. They are the type of knives that are handed down from generation to generation. If you are interested in learning more about these exotic knives be sure to visit this event. It is free to attend.

The Island Of

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