Josh Murray's Blog Posts

First Time Homebuyers Are More Optimistic 10 14 17

First-time Home Buyers More Optimistic A nationwide shortage of housing inventory has been pushing prices ever

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Whats Your Affordability Factor

Buying a home is a big decision and it's very important to educate and prepare yourself as much as possible in advance. Since buying and financing a home go hand in hand, learning how much you can

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Income Levels Trailing Behind Home Prices

INCOME LEVELS TRAILING BEHIND HOME PRICESThe number of existing-home sales has dropped in four of the past five months, but not because consumers lack confidence about buying or selling, but because

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Inventory Shortage Hampers Pending Home Sales Oct 3 2017 37410 1

Inventory Shortage Hampers Pending Home Sales:The National Association of Realtors released their Pending Home Sales report and there is a glaringly obvious issue: Lack of inventory available for

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Mortgage Assumptions Could Cost You

Thinking about buying a house? You'll need to bone up on mortgage know-how. What most people may not immediately realize is that mortgage rates are independent of the Fed interest rate and

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Avoid These Two Big Mortgage Mistakes

We all know that searching for and viewing potential homes is the fun part of the home-buying process. The not-so-fun part? The mortgage.But if you don’t pay attention to the details, your

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How To Determine Your Homes Value

Determining the value of your home can be tricky. There are a lot of variables that go into pricing a home.  How much your home is worth is not based on what you bought the house for,

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Want To Know Your Homes Value 9 12 2017 37410

Finding the value of you home has never been easier.  Check instantly here!!This is only an estimate! You can always call us for a more accurate analysis.;

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A LITTLE EXTRA PREPARATION AND INGENUITY GOES A LONG WAY TOWARD A BETTER PAINT JOB

Painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to give your home a makeover. Whether it’s updating an old bathroom paint scheme or adding a bold accent wall, painting can totally transform a room.

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NEW HOMEOWNER AVOID THESE LAWN CARE MISTAKES

It’s easy to take a few missteps when it comes to lawn care, especially if you’re a new homeowner and it’s your first time being solely responsible for your yard and landscaping. Here are a

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Five Criteria For Pricing A Home

 When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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Unmotivated Sellers In South Lyon Are Making Real Estate Deals Tough Aug 25 2017 37410

Finding the right house to buy right now is not easy. Low inventory and lots of competition are tilting the negotiation scales toward the sellers. Coming together with the right price and terms can

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Landlord Selling The Property What Are Your Rights

Landlord Selling The Property?What Are Your Rights?Since landlords own the property you're living in, they do have the right to sell it whenever they want. Still, that doesn't mean that

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Ideas For Accent Walls

IDEAS FOR ACCENT WALLSAn accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and

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Dealing With Scratched Hardwood Floors

DEALING WITH SCRATCHED HARDWOOD FLOORSHardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs.

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Jul 27 2017 South Lyon Sellers Are Selling Their Homes In Record Time

Homes are selling faster than ever!!! Home sales jumped nearly 9 percent in July compared with July 2016, even as the number of homes for sale plunged 13 percent, according to a new

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Jul 23 2017 38250 1

Home Prices Projected to Continue RisingHousing markets across the nation remain healthy and are projected to stay that way through at least 2018. The Arch MI Risk Index,® a statistical model based

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Jul 9 2017 38250 3

Which Cities Have The Shortest Number of Days On Market?With such low levels of inventory in this current real estate market, competition between buyers has grown fierce and the number of days on

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Jul 9 2017 38250 2

TOP 3 WORST ADVICE FOR BUYING A HOMETHINKING OF BUYING A HOME? There's so much information out there, you could easily suffer from information overload. On the other hand, it's good to know;

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Jul 9 2017 38250 1

ECONOMIC FORECAST FOR THE SECOND HALF OF 2017 EXCERPTS BY ELLIOT EISENBERG, PRESIDENT OF GRAPHSANDLAUGHS,

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10 Practical Home Improvement Projects Worth Doing

I meet buyers and sellers on a regular basis. Sometimes those considering selling in the near future will often ask if what projects are worth spending money on to improve their property for sale

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Jun 6 2017 37410 OPEN HOUSES IN SOUTH LYON MICHIGAN

Here is a list of all Open Houses from the M.L.S. this weekend. https://goo.gl/e1QgsuBe sure to consult with your Realtor to make sure these homes are actually OPEN this weekend. You can also

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Home Selling Hard Truths You Should Not Ignore

Selling a house is one of the largest transactions many of us will make in our lifetime. Here are some hard truths to abide by when entering the market: Priced too high, even the best marketing

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Jun 2 2017 38250 1

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your

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Top 10 Outdoor Projects To Get Your Home Ready For Sale

I meet buyers and sellers on a regular basis. Sometimes, those considering selling in the near future will often ask if what projects are worth spending money on to improve their property for sale.

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Selling A Home

Selling a home can be a difficult task for even the most seasoned of sellers. There is so much that goes into the process of placing a property on the market. First,the owner needs to get the

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