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Common Real Estate Terms - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

When you're buying a new home, especially if it's your first, you may find yourself inundated in terminology and trade jargon used by your lender, your real estate agent, or others helping make your home purchase a reality. And while it may seem commonplace to people in the industry, to you as a buyer, those terms can seem ambiguous and confusing.  

Fortunately, Our REALTORS® know exactly what goes on during the buying process and know just the real estate terms you need to get through the buying experience with ease.

  • Buyer's Agent/Listing Agent
    A real estate agent represents either a buyer or seller in a real estate transaction. Naturally, the real estate agent for the buyer is known as the buyer's agent, but the more ambiguous term is the listing agent, who represents the seller. While using the term "seller's agent" is acceptable, use "listing agent" to be technically correct.

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Countertop Material Choices for Sellers - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Countertops carry a heavy burden due to exposure to heat, water, sharp knives, and more. Go shopping for countertops, and you may be daunted by the number of choices on the market. There's certainly a lot of material choice based on colors, textures, and patterns. The right type of counter surface for your kitchen or bathroom will depend on your tastes, your needs, habits in the room, the overall style of your home, and your budget. Our REALTORS® have put together a list of these basic countertop types to help you make the right choice.

  1. Natural Stone
    Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials. It's available in a variety of shades such as whites, blacks, blues, browns, beiges, and corals, and no two pieces are exactly alike. Granite is available in polished and honed finishes. The cost depends on many variables, including origin, finish, and color of the stone. Natural stone materials are durable, long-lasting, and heat-resistant with no (or low) visible seams.

    Other natural stone materials, such as limestone, soapstone, marble are softer and require greater care and delicate use. They may show scars and need repeated sealing to resist stain. Natural stone is the most expensive countertop material.

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Ann Arbor Fall Festivals - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Autumn is in the air, and it's a wonderful time for exploring Ann Arbor homes for sale and checking out the sights, sounds, and tastes of this beautiful area of Michigan. Spending the day going for a drive to see the vibrant fall foliage and checking out local fall festivals are just a few seasonal excursions Our REALTORS® love. These four fall festivals are sure to have something for each member of the family to enjoy.

  • Pumpkin Festival at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor
    Mark your calendars for Oct. 19 and 20 and make your way to the Pumpkin Festival at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market! This cool community event in the Kerrytown District of Ann Arbor features all sorts of harvest-themed activities and live creation of one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass pumpkins throughout the day by Dearborn glass studio The Glass Academy.

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Ann Arbor Italian Restaurants - Remerica Hometown REALTORS®

A plate piled high with pasta is the perfect way to start your search for the best Ann Arbor homes for sale. It will give you the energy and stamina you need to sort through listings in your search for the perfect home. If you're craving pasta, you'll be thrilled to learn that chefs in the area are gearing up to do the cooking for you Sept. 15 for National Linguine Day.

  1. Nico & Vali Italian Eatery - 744 Wing St., Plymouth, MI 48170
    Nico & Vali is the nicest Italian restaurant this side of Palermo. Their lunch and dinner menus are filled with locally sourced ingredients, including wild-caught salmon, pesticide-free poultry, cheeses, and much more. Dining here is a great way to fill up and support a robust regional economy. It is also the ideal setting to discuss Plymouth homes for sale with your family.

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