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Jennifer Brown, Real Estate Agent

“The mean average for residential property in GKAR approaches $200,000 for the first time ever.”

“The mean average for residential property in GKAR approaches $200,000 for the first time ever.”

1/18/2019
January 18. 2019

This just in: “The mean average for residential property in GKAR approaches $200,000 for the first time ever.”

So, the volume is still highest ever, but December 2018 was the first month, in 2018, that the volume of homes sold, was less than the year before. 

“Kalamazoo Metropolitan Area sales of residential properties in 2018 eclipse $1,000,000,000 for the second year at a record pace.”

January should indicate if this was important or not!

If you are considering selling, now might be the best time for the whole of the year, if the downward trend continues. 

“The average price for residential property in the Kalamazoo area rose 6.69% in 2018.”

With January so close to the highest numbers of November, I say, let's talk now.  

Talking now, doesn't mean you are selling now, just that you will have the details on your home to make any decisions required.

Remember- the first step is in  your hands.  Follow the link below!

https://bhhsmi.findbuyers.com/JenniferBrown

Happy January. Happy Martin Luther King Day.

PS. If you are one of my clients - see you on January 30th at Hunan Gardens!! Bring your significant other or your children!
It's on me!


September News

9/14/2018
Hello Everyone:

This summer has been a whirlwind for me, I wonder if it's the same for you.
My summer listing in Comstock sold in less than a month, hooray!  Did you notice how quickly the homes in your neighborhood sold? I'd love to know what you've been seeing and the conclusions you've been drawing.  Here's mine:  looks like just about anything is selling, unless your home is older than 1965, then it takes a special buyer who is willing to move into a NOT move in ready home.  However, all the buyers are fussy. If you are  one of the people considering selling an older home, let's talk! I want to talk with you about Christy's Consignment Shop.  Did you know Christy's is looking for homes, full of 'stuff' for their estate sales and consignment business.  If it's your stuff that's between you and your next home, we should definitely meet!

Also, what are the things to do in the fall that will prepare you for listing your home in the spring? First, let's, run the numbers from the past year, and the past 6 months; that will give you a starting point about what to expect.  We can look up how long all the homes in your area did take to sell, and what those prices were.

Is there upkeep to do? Well, if you want to come out of the gate running in early spring, the answer is probably yes!
 
How about painting the wood of your windows, that have been soaking up the sun all this summer?

I've finally begun the maintenance work on our 1965 brick ranch.  One day I realized, that my husband had no interest in updating windows and had gathered all the evidence about why single pane plus storm window equals updated dual pane glass! So, I started scraping, inside and out.   I remembered how to use TSP!! and Kilz!  Did you know that Kilz is now latex and hazard free?  I had no idea. I am no painter, but having both the inside and outside of the windows, scraped, and primed, makes a world of difference.  

I'd love to meet you for coffee, answer all your real estate questions, and learn about your concerns for the coming year.  
Call anytime, let's talk soon.
Jennifer
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