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.

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May 6, 2021 48 min
There is something about a home when it has that certain put-together look and that is what you want when selling your home. We talk to a professional about how they can make your home look larger, cleaner and warmer. We discuss what you can do to help keep buyers focus on the homes assets and not your personal furnishings, the different types of services home stagers can provide to you – everything from a “walk and talk” to a f...
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Current market conditions may make now the right time to buy a new construction home. We discuss the benefits of purchasing a new construction home the include not having to worry about immediate repairs and maintenance at a time when many buyers are stretching their budget to get their offer accepted on a existing home and what features are popular with new home buyers. And we share an often overlooked area in metro Detroit w...
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April 22, 2021 24 min
When folks come to your home you want to roll out the proverbial red carpet for them. A great way to do that is to pay attention to the first impression your home makes and that is the view from the street. We share several easy and economical ways to add some color and charm to your curb appeal that will be attractive to buyers if your are selling or you can enjoy as the current homeowner. From painting the front door and addi...
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April 15, 2021 44 min
Whether it is investors, flippers or traditional buyers there is a lot going on in Detroit when it comes to residential real estate. We discuss the recent announcement by Dan Gilbert to provide some property tax relief and who it will and won’t help, who is relocating to Detroit and what is brining them into the city and how marketing conditions are impacting the home flipping segment of the market. We also share what low intere...
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If you are tired of making rent payments that help pay someone else’s mortgage or you day-dream about decorating your own home, you may be ready to buy a home. We share six signs that you are ready for home ownership including things like you are ready to make an investment, you crave freedom to personalize your home or you have simply outgrown your existing space. Then we ask five important questions designed to help you asses...
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April 1, 2021 27 min
Winter weather can reek havoc your home’s exterior so come spring your home can use a little TLC. We share 10 spring home maintenance tips focusing on everything from the foundation to the roof. We focus on the exterior first to address any serious issues before moving inside. HVAC, gutters, roof, decks, siding, sprinkler system, windows and doors and more are all addressed along with a bonus tip on how to help prevent mosqu...
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Your excitement over a major home renovation project can take a turn once the contractor and crew starts shows up and your daily routine is disrupted. We share tips to help you prepare and plan for a kitchen or bathroom remodel so that you can minimize the inconvenience you and your family. Getting clarity on the crew’s arrival time and giving them access to one entry to your home not only helps establish a new routine but can he...
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March 18, 2021 40 min
Before you get to the closing table, the final walkthrough is an important step in the home buying process that give the buyer one last opportunity to view the home before officially buying it. Chances are it has been a few weeks since you were last in the home and a final walkthrough tends to occur within 72 hours of the closing giving buyers a chance to insure nothing has changed in the condition of the home. We cover what a f...
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March 11, 2021 36 min
The real estate market is experiencing record low inventory and record low interest rates. Either one could make the market a little crazy, but when you have both of these dynamics together it has created a market unlike anything we have seen before. We talk about how buyers need to expect they will face competition and how an experienced team of an agent and lender working for them can make all the difference. We also discuss ...
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March 4, 2021 37 min
It is no secret that homes for sale are in short supply right now and this is driving many “Coming Soon” teasers for listings about to hit the market. We discuss pros and cons of this type of marketing and what it means for buyers and sellers. We also talk about exactly what buyers can focus on when they are told to submit a “highest and best” offer and how our current marketing conditions may have agents matching sellers up wit...
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February 18, 2021 38 min
Interest rates have been bouncing around historic lows benefitting buyers but we also share how current homeowners can take advantage of these rates through refinancing. And while there is a lot of focus on rates, we discuss how buyers can benefit from talking to a lender to understand the wide variety of programs available to them that can help reduce the amount of money they need to put down to buy a home. And from pre-approval...
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February 11, 2021 27 min
Before the hammers and saw get going, you need to find the right contractor. We identify and explain the three different types of contractors – specialty, general an design-build - so you can use the right type for your project. We share tips on what to ask potential contractors, what to look for in their bids, why you want to talk to references and the importance of having a budget to lead things off from start to finish.
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There are some easy and economical things you can do to make a small kitchen look larger. In this episode we talk about simplifying the color scheme, lighting up, opening up, clearing up and using optical illusions to give your small kitchen a larger look and feel. We share what colors work best and how taking off cupboard doors can really change the look of your kitchen and why having a junk drawer is important.
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January 28, 2021 31 min
VA loans are a benefit to those who have served in the military but many buyers and sellers don’t understand them and there are many myths surrounding them. We dispel some of the common myths sellers may have like it takes longer to close VA loan or that you will have to do more home improvements to meet the inspection required for a VA loan. And on the buyer side we address the fact that while a government backed loan VA loans...
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January 21, 2021 40 min
Interest rates, housing supply, consumer confidence, vaccines, the stock market and a new administration in Washington…all of these factors will impact the housing market this year. We discuss all of these issues and what we are seeing now (an interest in higher priced homes) and expect to see this year (slightly rising interest rates) in our metro Detroit market. We also chat about mortgage forebearence and the what buyers are...
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If your small bathroom has you feeling cramped, there are strategies that you can use to make this small space look and feel bigger. We share how to use natural light, paint colors and lighting to work together to make the room airy and bright. We also share tips like how raising your shower curtain can create an optical illusions to make your room seem taller, how using less space, like with corner sinks, can be a great way to d...
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January 7, 2021 21 min
Special guest Paul Corvino, iHeart President Detroit Region shares his experiences as a current seller and some lessons he has learned about marketing and selling a home that is unique. We chat about his history of condo living and how that compares to owning a home and he shares a bit of the history of his current home and surrounding area.
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December 24, 2020 40 min
If you are considering a major home renovation project you may need or benefit from working with an architect. We are talking with a Licensed Architect about how architects are problem solvers trained to provide you ideas and solutions to the challenges you are experiencing with your current home situation. We discuss what to expect when working with an architect, the timeline for projects that include getting any local permits a...
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Selling your home means allowing interested buyers into your home so what can you do to keep yourself and your belongings safe during the showings and open houses you may have. We discuss the small everyday items that you want to put out of sight like extra key fobs, garage door openers even prescription medicine and share where not to hide these items. We also talk about removing certificates and awards or other items that may ...
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December 10, 2020 27 min
Whether you just bought a new home or are doing an update, you want to spend your money wisely. We share which three rooms are the most important to tackle first when it comes to buying furniture and why sofas, dining tables and bedding are the most important items to focus on. We also include some bonus tips on rugs and artwork to pull it all together.
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