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How-to: Do Your Due Diligence When It Comes To Condo Associations

By Steve Volkers Group / August 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

By now, I feel like it’s pretty common knowledge among condo buyers that they will have to pay association dues. But, what isn’t common knowledge are the ins and outs of the right questions to ask the association during your investigation period. Remember, the MLS isn’t always correct. It falls on the buyer, and buyers…

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How To Sell Your Open House: Before, During & After

By Steve Volkers Group / July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Listen, open houses are important – but only if they are done correctly. Not every open house is the same – even in this seller’s market. Our team believes open houses are an important tool in selling your home. We’ve sold many houses AT the actual open house. It’s all in how you market the…

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How-to: Find A Condo

By Steve Volkers Group / January 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Searching for a condo can be a different journey than searching for a single family home. Each building or development has its own personality and finding the right fit can take some research, which is why you should work with an agent that is experienced in condo sales. I often find that my clients will…

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Top 5 Horror Flick Moments in Real Estate

By Steve Volkers Group / October 31, 2014 / 0 Comments

If you’ve ever watched a classic scary movie – at Halloween or anytime – you know that houses in general tend to be a favorite gathering spot for ghosts, gravediggers and other ghouls … And for those in the real estate business? It can turn downright sinister! On this Halloween day, we’re celebrating all this…

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It’s Not Just Your Home, It’s Also a House

By Steve Volkers Group / May 16, 2014 / 0 Comments

Take the YOU Out of Your House to Avoid Getting HOSED at Selling Time! Of course your home is your sanctuary. At the end of a long workday or even a long vacation, there’s nothing quite like crossing the threshold into your own private cocoon and relaxing while surrounded by the people and things you…

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"Frost Quake" Causes Houses to Go Bump in the Night

By Steve Volkers Group / March 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

Seasonal Temperature Shifts Following Brutal Winter Makes for Noisy Houses The calendar may tell us that springtime is nigh, but for residents throughout Michigan, below-average temperatures and winter-like weather continues to blow through our cities and towns. At the same time, fleeting hints of the coming spring make themselves evident every now and again. It’s…

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How-to: Ice Dam Prevention Tips

By Steve Volkers Group / February 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

ICE? DAMN. It’s an all-too-common wintertime scene: Snow-covered roofs with icicles dangling from the eaves, giving our home sweet homes an almost gingerbread house-like charm. But there’s certainly nothing charming about the damage to a home – both inside and out – that can result from excessive ice build-up. The extreme weather of this particular…

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Wintertime "Spring Cleaning" Tips for Home Sellers

By Steve Volkers Group / February 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

Selling this Spring? NOW is the Time to Get Your Home Ready for the Market! Are you waiting for the weather get nice before tackling those spring-cleaning projects in preparation for putting your house on the market? Don’t wait! The spring home selling season begins earlier than many people think – like while there’s still…

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