April 2016

Found 34 blog entries for April 2016.

 

Pending home sales have reached their highest level in almost a full year and the West seems to be the only region experiencing a decline in home sales activity over the past month.  

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) is an indicator which looks forward based on contract signings.  The PHSI hiked from 1.4% in March to 110.5% from 109.0% in February.  It is now stable at 1.4% higher than in March of 2015, which reflected 109.0%.  For the past 19 months consecutively, the index has increased and is at its highest, 111.0%, since May of 2015.  

This spring season has introduced a solid beginning to the home buying season.  Despite a shortage of inventory in many areas, contract activity remains strong and surprisingly low mortgage rates are

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Regardless of your housekeeping skills, income status, or eye for interior decorating, your home is saying a lot about you.  While you may not be inclined to express your political views or announce your weight, your home has a very big mouth and it is ready to tell all.  

 

1. POLITICAL VIEWS

Cleanliness is next to conservatism.  According to a study in the journal of Political Psychology, conservatives tend to enjoy tidy, organized, well lit rooms.  It would seem that they collect greater amounts of sports memorabilia, cleaning products, and American flags than those of their liberal rivals.  The other side of the coin reveals that Liberals tend to appreciate a more "lived-in" environment with clutter, music, greater variety of reading

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Now, more than ever, the real estate industry continues to face many interesting changes and Southeast Michigan is experiencing one of the highest volumes of listed real estate since the Recession.  Metro Detroit continues to see radical changes in market trends due to a 90% increase in home values, elevated pricing, and shortened length of days on the market, which has decreased by more than 18%.  The housing market is improving by leaps and bounds and Hour Media partners with Troy's major Multiple Listing Service (MLS), MiRealSource, in recognizing Real Estate All-Stars of 2016.   

MiRealSource, Michigan’s largest broker-owned MLS, maintains a database of listings throughout Michigan.  This MLS systems also syndicates detailed listing information

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Every buyer and seller has asked the same question at least once: Do I really need a real estate agent in order to complete a successful real estate transaction?  The answer is always the same.  YES!  Using a professional, experienced realtor whether you are buying or selling a home is an ultimate investment in yourself.  Of course a commission will need to be paid in the event that you are listing your home, however statistics don't lie.  You are sure to expereince a tremendous return on your investment as well as avoid being sued. 

While many do not wish to utilize the services of a realtor when buying and/or selling a home, saving on an agent's commission could cost you big bucks, major heartache, and a possible lawsuit.  While it is

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Lang Premier Properties proudly presents:

 34228 Blair Ave.

New Baltimore, Michigan  48047

Lang Premier Properties continues to present luxury and fast, effective results.  This beautifully renovated brick ranch is the very essence of luxury and models the neutral paints and finishes buyers desperatley long for.  Elegnat French doors, plentious natural light, and neutral granite countertops abound.  It is not surprising that this home sold within nine days of hitting the market at the full list price.  

 

   

Lang Premier Propeties continues to present nothing less than luxury products for today's housing market and contributes significantly to lucrative housing market trends throughout Southeast Michigan.   

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Regardless of your budget, there are multiples ways in which you can pick up the pace in your home search.  

Lang Premier Properties recognizes that we are currently living in a seller's world and finding the perfect home can take months, even years to locate.  Perhaps you are a discouraged buyer who has been consistently outbid by other buyers and you feel you are always at a disadvantage.  Homes are being sold within hours of going on the market and you are tired of your scheduled showings being canceled.  

Don't despair!  There is always an upside.  Regardless of your bank account balance, there are ways to expedite your home-buying process.  If you have secured an experienced realtor who works within a large network, you

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Real estate is one of the most stable assets for investors, however the home buying process can still be an intimidating venture for the most experienced house hunter.  It is good to be reminded of six key attributes to be aware of when shopping for your next home.  

KNOW YOUR HVAC'S

A large percentage of a home's monthly operating costs is wrapped up in heating and cooling.  Outdated AC's and furnaces can significantly drive up operating costs.  Check the HVAC system to make sure it has been well maintained.  Regardless of the season, request that both the AC and furnace be turned on in order to ensure they are functioning proplery and have a heating a cooling professional check both systems before finalizing your purchase.  

SENSICAL FLOOR

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Fitness guru Jillian Michaels has a lust for real estate and one Malibu home just isn't enough for the dumbell diva.  

 After just two short years of purchasing orchard covered acres and horses, the "Biggest Loser" fitness trainer has listed her nearby beach home at the modest price of $9.75 million dollars.  

Jillian's Las Flores Beach home features walls of windows within its modern architecture.

Fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean and countless glorious sunsets are inescapable throughout the open floor plan.

Luxurious white oak stairs and a cozy television nook add charm to this luxurious dream home.

 

The spacious living and dining rooms boast glass walls which open onto a wide deck with fire pits.

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You may be surprised to learn that bike-friendly amenities largely contribute to property values.  Active transportation is a major development in urban centers and suburban outposts in communites worldwide.  Various forms of active transportation, including bike trails, and bike-share systems, are helping to create a new generation of trail-oriented development.  Home values in locations with above-average transportation appear to be higher on a national scale by as much as $34,000.  For example, homes located near the Indianapolis Cultural Trail have experienced a considerable rise in value, 148% to be exact, since the trail's opening nearly six years ago.  

Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, has experienced a rise in property values within one

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We are living in a seller's market right now and buyers should be flexible and willing to move quickly in order to secure the home of their dreams.  This spring, we are experiencing a shortage of available properties for sale in accordance with the amount of buyers looking to make a move.  Lang Premier Properties suggests following four guidelines in order to make sure you don't miss out on your dream home. 

1. - Be flexible. If you base your home shopping experience solely on convenience, you are most likely wasting lots of time.  House hunting should be your full time job.  If you are contacted with an appealing lead, respond immediately and do not linger.  Chances are that you will miss out on many grand opportunities if you continue to make

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