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November 2017

Found 7 blog entries for November 2017.

8 Tips to Prepare for Moving DayPacking in order to move to a new home is a big job, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In order to make packing manageable and run as smoothly as possible, here are eight tips any homeowners can use to prepare their things to move into their new Northville home.

1. Start Early

Even before the home is sold, the homeowner should begin packing things away. Not only can it help make the home neat and tidy, which is appealing to buyers, but starting sooner is a good strategy that can help relieve stress later on. Just make sure that the boxes aren’t laying around the home during showings.

2. Use Luggage

Many people have suitcases in their home for vacations and weekend getaways. Instead of packing them up, fill them with clothes and

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What Buyers Need To Know About Homeowner's InsuranceOnce a home buying contract enters into the escrow period, many home buyers begin to look for insurance. At this stage, some buyers have questions about what home insurance covers, what it doesn't cover and other details. These answers to frequently asked questions can help home buyers decide what kind of policy is right for them.

What Does Home Insurance Cover?

Homeowners insurance protects your dwelling, other structures on your property and your possessions from a variety of damage, including fire, smoke, lightning, explosions, windstorms, theft, snow and sleet. Some types of water damage may be covered as well. Although homeowners insurances don't usually cover floods, water damage from a burst pipe or burst water heater is covered.

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A critical factor for qualifying for a home loan is your income. Understandably, lenders need to know that you have a stable income that allows you to sustain a mortgage. While traditional homebuyers can prove this easily with a standard W2 from their employer, a self-employed borrower will need to show proof of income in a different manner. 

INCOME REQUIREMENTS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED HOMEBUYERS. 

The most common issue for self-employed individuals borrowers establishing how much they claim as income against the amount the government decides they made in net income and recorded on tax returns. If you're self-employed, be prepared to provide the last two years of tax returns in addition to other supporting documentation when applying for a mortgage. 

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The Growing Value of Smart Technology for the HomeSmart devices and the “Internet of Things” appear to be infiltrating the home technology market. Homeowners are currently learning how to use the latest smart tech devices to address their needs. Why are more homeowners now adopting smart technology for homes in Plymouth and elsewhere?

Learn more about the smart home tech trend and which technologies deliver value to homeowners today.

Why Are Consumers More Interested in Smart Tech?

Smart technology in and of itself is not enough to initiate purchases by consumers. When it comes to smart tech for the home, consumers need to know how to use the technology in homes that they may already own and that may not be currently fitted out for the latest gadgets or systems. Education appears to be

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Owning a home is one of the best investments you can make in your lifetime, but sometimes the budget can get tight. Along with the typical home-related bills like mortgage note payments, household utilities, and any required repairs—there's also the additional financial obligations such as car payments and insurance, medical insurance, credit cards and the like.

For homeowners that are looking for a way to get ahead of debt or are planning for future commitments like college tuition, a second mortgage may be just the thing. It offers the financial flexibility you need using the smart investment you made when you purchased your home.

HOW A SECOND MORTGAGE CAN BENEFIT YOU

What is a second mortgage? 

A second mortgage an opportunity for you to

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Hot Tips to Selling Your Vacation HomeThere may come a time when it is necessary to sell a vacation home. However, there are special considerations that only apply to second-home getaways and their sale.

Consider the following tips before listing a home to potentially make more money from the sale of vacation home.

When Should You List?

Be aware of the best times to list a property. Buyers may not be interested in purchasing a beach front property in the dead of winter but the same may not be able to be said for vacation homes near popular ski resort areas. Depending on the area, such as Milford, real estate agents may recommend listing a vacation home in the early spring. The season may last until October. Other real estate professionals recommend listing during the summer as

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5 Benefits of Solar Energy for HomeownersMany homeowners worry about the cost of switching to solar panels or think that using solar panels will not produce significant energy savings. Homeowners should be aware that solar power is used in a number of countries and research shows support for energy savings and increased home value.

Learn more about the important benefits of solar energy and why solar energy may be the right choice to power your home.

Tap into a Sustainable Energy Source

One of the advantages of solar panels is the ability for homeowners to use a sustainable source of energy. The generation of energy with solar power helps countries curb emissions of gas and chemical by-products. Germany is one of the leading countries tapping into the potential of solar energy

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