Behind On Mortgage Payments?

Financial trouble can be one of life’s most stressful situations – especially when you struggle to pay something as important as your mortgage. If you’re like most homeowners who have fallen behind on payments, you’re probably overwhelmed and scared. After all, your mortgage is likely your biggest monthly expense, plus we’re literally talking about the … Continued

The Pros and Cons of An Above-Ground Pool

Summer is coming, and you might be thinking of adding an above-ground pool to your home. It’s a great way to get your family outside to enjoy Michigan’s sunny days, plus swimming is great exercise! 🏊 Having a pool in your own backyard can definitely be an awesome source of fun and a great way … Continued

Kitchen Renovations Done Right

Want to update your kitchen but don’t know where to start? Join the club.  Home renovations can be pretty expensive and more complex than they initially seem, so you don’t want to make mistakes or spend your money on upgrades that aren’t really worth it in the end. At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve been working … Continued

Evaluating Your Home’s Foundation

You might not spend a lot of time thinking about the parts of your home you can’t see. But what your house sits on – its foundation – is critical to keep in good shape.  That’s because a sinking or settling foundation is one of the biggest problems Metro Detroit homeowners can experience — and … Continued

How To Choose A Contractor

Planning to hire a contractor to help repair or update your home?  It’s unfortunate, but at Mitten Made Properties, we’ve seen a lot of Southeast Michigan homeowners dealing with the aftermath of bad contractors. Not all contractors are reliable, efficient, or experienced. Sometimes they quit the job halfway through, do a shoddy job, or charge … Continued

Home Repairs To Avoid

If you’re about ready to sell your home in Southeast Michigan, you’re probably spending a lot of time thinking about the repairs and updates you should make so you can get top dollar. But what about the repairs you should AVOID?  It might surprise you to learn that some repairs are so expensive that they’re … Continued

Maintaining Your Home

Want some easy, everyday tips for maintaining the quality of your home?  Your home is like anything else in your life that you care about — to maintain it, you’ll need to stay committed to giving it your love, energy and attention. At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve worked with a lot of homeowners in Southeast … Continued

Paint Colors That Sell Homes

What’s the best paint color for selling your Southeast Michigan home? 🤔 This might seem like a trivial question, but at Mitten Made Properties we know that home colors actually do play a role in which property a buyer ultimately purchases.  As a rule of thumb, stick with neutral colors. According to HomeLight’s Top Agent … Continued

How do you know if a cash offer is fair?

Here’s the scenario: A potential buyer makes you a cash offer on your Metro Detroit home. How does the dollar amount sound to you? Is it too low, too good to be true, or just right?  Whatever the case, when professional homebuyers make offers, they don’t always disclose why their offer is what it is … Continued

Open House Tips

Selling your Southeast Michigan home? Whether you are working with a real estate agent or offering your property for sale by owner, open houses are one of the best ways to generate buzz and find potential buyers. Good open houses, that is.  Not all open house experiences are equal. At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve been … Continued

Rent-to-own: Yea or nay?

Homeowners, are you wondering if it’s a good idea to enter into a rent-to-own agreement with a potential buyer?  At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve been working in real estate in Metro Detroit for quite some time. Along the way, we’ve seen home sellers make rent-to-own arrangements to both beneficial and disastrous results.  While there are … Continued

How accurate is the “Zestimate” on your home?

To find out the value of their home, many Metro Detroiters go to Zillow, type in their address, and check their Zestimate. But is that number accurate?  According to Zillow, in most cases the Zestimate will fall within 10% of the real value of the home. A home with a $250,000 Zestimate, then, could actually … Continued

Is Your Real Estate Agent Lying To You?

We all want to work with a real estate agent who’s honest about their costs, experience, and the condition of homes they’ve listed. And when we hire a professional, we expect that we can trust them to do the job. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.  At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve helped many Metro Detroit … Continued

Why Isn’t Your Home Selling?

Has your home been on the market for a while but still hasn’t sold? We know how frustrating this can be.  At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve worked with a lot of Metro Detroit homeowners who struggled for a long time to sell their property on the MLS.  From our experience, there are only a handful … Continued

Renting Vs. Buying A Home

Which is better: Renting or buying? If you’re considering a move to a new living space, you are probably weighing these two options. At Mitten Made Properties, we know the Metro Detroit real estate market in depth, and over the years we’ve seen the pros and cons of both buying and renting.  Renting Pros No … Continued