Fri Jun 24 14:56:50 UTC 2016

HHS/FHS Car Wash Fundraiser This Weekend

Posted by: CENTURY 21 Hartford

Harrison High School & Farmington High School Girls Swim/Dive Team will be holding a car wash at our office this Sunday, June 26th from 12-3pm Bring your vehicle for a wash and donate to support the Thunderbirds! Century 21 Hartford 35615 Grand River Avenue, Farmington   Advertisements

Harrison High School & Farmington High School Girls Swim/Dive Team will be holding a car wash at our office this Sunday, June 26th from 12-3pm

Bring your vehicle for a wash and donate to support the Thunderbirds!

Century 21 Hartford
35615 Grand River Avenue, Farmington

 


Thu Jun 02 18:51:18 UTC 2016

Art on the Grand

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The 7th annual Art on the Grand is this weekend along Grand River Avenue in downtown Farmington. The juried fine arts show features around 100 artists in various mediums, such as: painting, pottery, jewelry, metal, sculpture, mixed media, photography, glass, and much more! There is something for everyone including kids art-making and face painting, sidewalk … Continue reading Art on the Grand

The 7th annual Art on the Grand is this weekend along Grand River Avenue in downtown Farmington. The juried fine arts show features around 100 artists in various mediums, such as: painting, pottery, jewelry, metal, sculpture, mixed media, photography, glass, and much more!

There is something for everyone including kids art-making and face painting, sidewalk shopping, outdoor dining at downtown restaurants and limited street fare.

The show is Saturday June 4, 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday June 5, 11 am – 5 pm. Visit downtownfarmington.org for more information.


Fri May 27 18:33:26 UTC 2016

America’s 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets for May 2016 — Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.comNews – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

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San Francisco: Can Balcioglu/iStock; San Diego: Drazen Vukelic/iStock; Dallas: Davel5957/iStockWelcome to the near-summer rush! Asking prices for homes hit record highs in May, and homes zoomed off the market as fast as we’ve seen since the housing recovery began, according to a preliminary analysis of realtor.com® data for this month. “The past three months have… via … Continue reading America’s 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets for May 2016 — Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.comNews – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

San Francisco: Can Balcioglu/iStock; San Diego: Drazen Vukelic/iStock; Dallas: Davel5957/iStockWelcome to the near-summer rush! Asking prices for homes hit record highs in May, and homes zoomed off the market as fast as we’ve seen since the housing recovery began, according to a preliminary analysis of realtor.com® data for this month. “The past three months have…

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Thu May 19 18:49:19 UTC 2016

Neighborhood Market Analysis: Hunt Club

Posted by: CENTURY 21 Hartford

For questions about this market analysis, or for information on another area please call us at 248.478.6000 or email info@century21hartford.com.

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For questions about this market analysis, or for information on another area please call us at 248.478.6000 or email info@century21hartford.com.


Wed May 11 17:11:28 UTC 2016

Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market Returns

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The popular Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market returns this Saturday, May 14th to the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park in downtown Farmington from 9 am-2 pm. At the market you can find locally grown Michigan produce, locally prepared artisan foods, hand crafted goods and much more! The grand re-opening celebration titled “Swing Into … Continue reading Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market Returns

The popular Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market returns this Saturday, May 14th to the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park in downtown Farmington from 9 am-2 pm. At the market you can find locally grown Michigan produce, locally prepared artisan foods, hand crafted goods and much more!


The grand re-opening celebration titled “Swing Into Spring” also features the following:

  • Special Opening Bell Ringing Ceremony
  • Live Music
  • Cooking Demonstration with Chef Zach Peterlin
  • Free Swing Dance Lessons 10:30am – 2pm
  • Grilled Hot Dogs with the American Legion
  • and of course Petey’s Donuts!!

The market will be open every Saturday from May 14th-November 5th from 9am-2pm.

Farmington Market

 


Thu Apr 28 14:07:37 UTC 2016

How to Choose Roofing – 6 Types to Consider

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Whether you’re replacing an existing roof or researching options for a new home, deciding between roofing styles, materials and costs can be complicated. To help you determine the correct roofing materials for your home, here are the pros and cons of the six most popular roofing types. #1 Asphalt Shingle The most common roofing material,… via … Continue reading How to Choose Roofing – 6 Types to Consider

Whether you’re replacing an existing roof or researching options for a new home, deciding between roofing styles, materials and costs can be complicated. To help you determine the correct roofing materials for your home, here are the pros and cons of the six most popular roofing types. #1 Asphalt Shingle The most common roofing material,…

via How to Choose Roofing – 6 Types to Consider — Century 21®


Tue Apr 05 15:31:23 UTC 2016

Home Prices on the Rise: Watching the Affordability Trajectory — RISMedia

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Recently, one of the most closely-watched housing market indicators, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, was released, and the numbers largely confirmed what the market has known for a while: U.S. home prices continue to climb at a moderate pace. More importantly, there is a strong consensus among several widely followed home price indicators – including… via … Continue reading Home Prices on the Rise: Watching the Affordability Trajectory — RISMedia

Recently, one of the most closely-watched housing market indicators, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, was released, and the numbers largely confirmed what the market has known for a while: U.S. home prices continue to climb at a moderate pace. More importantly, there is a strong consensus among several widely followed home price indicators – including…

via Home Prices on the Rise: Watching the Affordability Trajectory — RISMedia


Thu Mar 31 14:44:34 UTC 2016

Selling a More Organized Home — Charles Saliard Real Estate Blog

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  Considering selling or looking to live in a more organized home? Check this out! When it comes to selling a home the preparation can be daunting. What should I do? What will make for a quicker sale? What will provide a bigger return? What are today’s buyers looking for? These are all quality questions … Continue reading Selling a More Organized Home — Charles Saliard Real Estate Blog

 

Considering selling or looking to live in a more organized home? Check this out! When it comes to selling a home the preparation can be daunting. What should I do? What will make for a quicker sale? What will provide a bigger return? What are today’s buyers looking for? These are all quality questions you […]

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Tue Mar 08 17:12:23 UTC 2016

Real Estate Today by Bill Law, Broker

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What’s happening in real estate today? Some changes that have taken place in real estate in the last 5 to 10 years have been amazing, “Teams” are one of the new changes.  A group of agents working under a Team Captain, it leaves the homeowner with a cold experience.  The “Team Captain” will display an … Continue reading Real Estate Today by Bill Law, Broker

What’s happening in real estate today?

Some changes that have taken place in real estate in the last 5 to 10 years have been amazing, “Teams” are one of the new changes.  A group of agents working under a Team Captain, it leaves the homeowner with a cold experience.  The “Team Captain” will display an inflated number of transactions in order to secure the listing, but then pass the work on to the other team members to work the transaction, leaving the homeowner to wonder who is handling what part of the deal, and who they should be communicating with. It should also be noted, when clients are surveyed, few would use this type of listing service again. There should be some key questions to ask a real estate agent before listing.

One of the questions that should be asked is:  “How many listings do you have?” and second, “Will you be handling my property personally?”  You may ask, “Will I be lost in the communication?”  There are some really good agents, whether they are part time or full time, that you will find can do a great job.  On the other hand, I have seen agents and “teams” who carry numerous amounts of listings and get a seller to believe they are getting quality service.

Generally what happens is there is no attention to detail, so a missed offer comes in costing not only a sale but a missed higher value that the owner may have received.  A team of agents will convince the public of how much more it has to offer, some teams produce unbelievable numbers, but once you find out that you have become a number, not a client (after you sign the paperwork), there is no one there to react or counsel you.  Now you are just another listing.

For some that’s the new way of doing business.  The attraction to the team member is that of being told “there is no success without the team.” Confidence is in the individual, so if you’re one of the “team” you will hide behind the leader and use his or her name for success. The claim for being number one works for the team leader but the consumer is the victim.  For your own protection, ask the agent “How many listings are you carrying?”

Another change that has happened is technology: you can text, read an email, dial a phone, use Facebook, post a blog, tweet or go to the internet and look up the property online.  Today open houses are almost a thing of the past.  If you want to know about the house, you’re pretty much going to review it through some of the media services that are available.  Once in a while the old way may come into use:  print media, US mail or news.

Some homeowners who believe having an open house is more important than having professional photos taken might be surprised to learn that thousands of people will view photos online of homes for sale and those photos will attract more buyers than having several open houses.  Studies show that high quality commercial photography results in higher sale prices, whereas open houses result in more clients for the real estate agent holding the open house, if anyone shows up.