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

Moving For The Military

At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve been honored to help U.S. military veterans and active-duty personnel sell their Metro Detroit homes quickly for a fair cash price.  We understand that selling under PCS pressure can be a little overwhelming. So here are some quick tips to help you sell in a timely and profitable manner! Hire … Continued

Understanding Home Appreciation

Wondering how much your Metro Detroit home is going to appraise for over the next few years?  Buying a home is exciting. There’s nothing like the thrill of the hunt… Searching for that perfect house that includes everything you and your family want – whether it’s a fenced-in yard, an open floor plan, or a … Continued

The Best Time To Sell

Considering making a move? You might be eyeing new homes, but one important factor in the ultimate “should I stay or should I go” decision is whether it is a good time to sell your current Southeast Michigan property.  There are many different factors to consider. Can you find a good real estate agent? Is … Continued

Moving For Work? Factor In These Expenses!

Depending on how far away you’re moving (and we sure hope it’s somewhere warmer than Metro Detroit!), relocating for work can be a big job that requires a lot of time, effort, and money. Your new employer may help pay for the cost of the move, but there are a lot of financial factors to … Continued

Stuck With An Investment Property?

Real estate can be a great investment, and you’ve probably heard that there’s the potential to make a lot of money by buying and repairing inexpensive properties and flipping them for a higher price – or keeping them as rentals – especially in Detroit. That’s true!  But, like with all investments, a positive return is … Continued