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Buy a Home | 27 Posts
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Smart Home Updates for Sellers - Remerica Hometown REALTORS®

If you're planning to sell your home in the near future, you're probably in fix-it-up mode to help ensure that you can sell your home quickly and at the best possible price. If so, chances are good that you have already been given all the standard advice on making your home as appealing as possible to potential buyers, such as cleaning, painting, and staging.

However, while these things are still very important in making your best sale, today's homebuyers are looking for more. They tend to be very technology-oriented, and for these buyers, smart home features are a big selling point as they peruse Ann Arbor homes for sale. So what upgrades should you consider to ensure your home makes the smart home grade?

Smart Security

Smart security features are a great way to make your home more appealing to today's tech-savvy homebuyers. Features that can make your home stand out from the crowd of other homes on the market include:

  • Video doorbells – These handy gadgets offer a bird's eye view of any activity around your front door. Most have sensors that detect movement, which trigger them to record video of that activity. Alerts can be sent to your phone, which allows you to view the video, enabling remote monitoring of your home.

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Kayaking Around Ann Arbor - Remerica Hometown REALTORS®

Nestled along the banks of the Huron River, the city of Ann Arbor is a great place to enjoy the great outdoors. For anyone with a love of canoeing and kayaking, the Ann Arbor area offers endless possibilities. Be sure to check out favorite paddling spots our REALTORS® recommend in this beautiful corner of Michigan.

  1. Island Park - Island Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    This popular picnic spot is also a great place for paddling. Located halfway between downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan's North Campus, Island Park encompasses a lovely stretch of riverside forests and fields just minutes from numerous Ann Arbor homes for sale. The park is a popular stop on longer river trips, but new launch facilities also make it a perfect place to start a canoe or kayak adventure in Ann Arbor. Island Park is right across the river from Fuller Park, and a pedestrian bridge connects the two.

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Buying a Home in the Right Neighborhood - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Our REALTORS® know a lot about the neighborhoods they work in, but even with the right people on your side, homebuyers will still have to do some research to find the right neighborhood. Ann Arbor homes for sale offer lots of options, so you're sure to find the neighborhood that's right for you. Here's how to figure it all out.  

  • Talk to friends. If you have friends in the neighborhood, they will be a good source of information about day to day life there. If you don't have friends there, think about who might know people that live there or who goes there frequently. Sometimes people that live nearby, like an adjacent neighborhood can be helpful too.

  • Spend some time in the neighborhood. Take advantage of a hotel or short-term rental in the neighborhood to stay a week or weekend and get a feel for how life might be for you there. You can check out recreational opportunities, restaurants, amenities, and commute times.

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Sell Vacant Home in Ann Arbor - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Selling a vacant home presents unique challenges. There are advantages and disadvantages that you should go over with Our REALTORS® before listing your property. The more you understand the pros and cons of selling your vacant property in Michigan, the easier and more efficient the process will become.

Advantages of Selling a Vacant Home

  • Staging is simple in a vacant home. Remember, vacant doesn't have to mean barren. In fact, it shouldn't be empty because many prospective buyers will have difficulty visualizing furniture, pictures, and curtains in a completely empty home. You can choose to leave some furniture behind, or even rent furniture to put in some rooms. Once you set everything in position, you can forget it and rest easy knowing that kids, pets, and daily life won't mess up the scene you have carefully crafted. 

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