RE/MAX Real Estate Insights

RE/MAX Real Estate Insights

RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan presents RE/MAX Real Estate Insights, its audio program designed to keep you in the know about the housing market in metro Detroit. Show host Jeanette Schneider, VP of Management Services, along with expert Realtors and related industry insiders provide trends, tips, techniques that help you buy, sell or maintain your home. Whether you are a buyer, seller or simply enjoy the topic of real estate you will find new content weekly so subscribe today.

Episodes

September 15, 2022 43 min
Your home is more than just a valuable asset – it is the roof over your head – so you want to be sure it is properly protected. We discuss the importance to have rebuild and replacement coverage, why endorsements may be needed to adequately cover additional belongings like jewelry and the two types of water/flooding issues that can occur and how what’s different about protecting items in your basement. We also share how teenager...
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: As you move into your new home, your focus is often on unpacking and decorating and what you may be missing is home security. We discuss everything from re-keying locks and adding deadbolts to changing batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. We share what to look for when it comes to your landscaping and lighting so that your home isn’t an attractive target, why you want to be sure your house numbers are visible...
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August 19, 2022 39 min
New construction is a different process than buying an existing home, both for the buyers and the agent they are working with. We discuss what to look for in an agent if you are looking at new construction homes and areas around metro Detroit that are prime for new construction opportunities now and in the future.
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August 5, 2022 24 min
You only get one chance to make a great first impression and we share the easy props you can use to freshen the look of your kitchen and bath along with why you don’t want to put your home on the market to “see what happens” before the home is ready.
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Mortgage rates are getting a lot of press coverage and we discuss how the Fed indirectly impacts the rate we pay for a mortgage and what is anticipated for the balance of the year. We also talk about why in today’s market you are smart to “marry the house but date the rate”, how a using a local lender can save you thousands of dollars when financing your home and the one thing you can do to positively impact your credit score.
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July 7, 2022 51 min
We discuss what first-time homebuyers need to know to navigate the current market that has them facing rising home values, rising interest rates, low inventory and competition among other buyers. We share what type and price point of homes may be easier to find and why fall may be an especially good time for buyers. We also talk about how empty nesters are influencing the market impacting first-time buyers.
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June 23, 2022 40 min
Properly staging your home helps to sell your home faster and for the most money. We discuss why every seller should pay for a full home cleaning and why landscaping is an important and potentially overlooked staging item. We also discuss what today’s buyers expect from a home and the timing of getting your home sold in today’s market.
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Guest Forrest Wall, CEO of Homebuilders Association of Michigan joins us to discuss the Parade of Homes happening in SE Michigan showcasing 41 model and pre-construction homes. We also talk about the popular trends buyers want in homes, what has new permits down over last year, what state and local government can do to entice more new construction and other factors impacting the building industry.
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June 2, 2022 40 min
Interest rates, inflation, and inventory along with stock market volatility and talk of a housing bubble are all making headlines. We tackle all these topics and what it means for our local housing market.
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When a couple decides to divorce, the home becomes an important asset to be addressed. We discuss the importance of all parties working together to yield as much financial value as possible from the sale and how the courts may get involved if things stagnate. We also address the potential financial impact to the parties if they stop paying the mortgage or other bills when it comes time to buy a new home after divorce.
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April 28, 2022 36 min
The Great Recession impacted the housing market greatly and our current market has an interesting mix of rising interest rates, high buyer demand, low inventory and rising home prices. All this has some questioning we have a housing bubble and if so is it going to burst. We discuss how past markets and conditions have led us to the market we have today and what is on the horizon.
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April 15, 2022 37 min
Winter winds and weather and other harsh conditions can do some damage to your home so come spring your home can use some TLC. We share the items you want to inspect and where home maintenance may be needed to keep you home running smoothly. From the roof and gutters to the foundation and driveway, we help you do a thorough outside review of your home. We also discuss cleaning siding and what to look for on your deck. We also ...
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If you have gently used furniture that you no longer need, we have a way you can help those in need to put that furniture in a new home. We talk to the Executive Director of The Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan about the current high demand for furniture among the folks this non-profit organization serves (i.e. those coming out of being homeless, victims of fire or flooding, domestic violence, etc.). Needed items include ...
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March 18, 2022 31 min
Saving for the down payment on a home is one of the most challenging parts to home ownership, especially for first-time buyers. We discuss some of the down payment assistance programs available and why it is important that you be open with your agent about your needs so they can help recommend you to lenders and sources right for your situation as well as why many buyers aren’t aware that these programs are even available to them....
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March 3, 2022 21 min
Condos can be a great option for first-time, downsizing or even second-home buyers but when buying a condo it is important you know what you are getting into. We share the differences between a condo versus an apartment and some pros and cons between a condo and a single family home. Condo home owner associations have significant power and can dictate things like whether you can have pets (or even the size or breed of an allowed pe...
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February 18, 2022 21 min
The Super Bowl kicks-off the real estate season. As more buyers are starting to look for homes and enter the market, we share tips on what buyers need to do to be prepared and when concessions can be helpful to get you a home.
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January 28, 2022 43 min
We discuss how agents can best serve clients in today’s fast-paced market. From education by local realtor associations to using virtual showings, successful agents have many ways they can serve their clients today. We discuss the ways agents market a home today as well as get an update on new construction and how materials prices and timelines are impacting the time and cost needed to build a home and what smart home or tech fea...
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December 16, 2021 37 min
From ensuring your front entry way has the needed room to welcome potential buyers with their agent to the colors that work well in bathrooms and bedrooms we share tips that will help attract buyers to your home and help you get top dollar. We also cover ways to make rooms look bigger like taking leaves out of the dining room table and moving family room furniture away from the walls.
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December 9, 2021 48 min
We cover what to expect in the local housing market 2022. From interest rates to housing inventory to home affordability, we discuss the various aspects that are currently impacting the market and will in the year ahead. We also talk about the mindset of buyers and sellers and what they should know if they are about to enter the market.
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November 18, 2021 28 min
The holidays season means gatherings in your home with family and friends but these gatherings can also lead to an uptick in fires and slip and fall accidents in your home. To help you avoid holiday mishaps, we share tips to help you prevent fires in your kitchen from cooking and throughout the home from candles and fireplaces. We also share important things you need to know to avoid your Christmas tree catching fire like throwin...
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