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October 2019

Whether you own a home or are looking to buy or sell one, here are some useful tips, ideas and advice. When you’re ready to make your move, let's get together and talk about it!

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate
Stephanie Sherriff
Luxury Collection Specialist



How's the real estate market?

Always a timely topic, with myths running rampant about multiple offers and split second negotiations, a look at the 2019 market reveals changes that at times seem at odds with each other!  Our corporate statistician reports that the number of sales in 2019 may be down by about 8%, but the average price is UP to $201,183 from $192,501 in 2018, a 5% increase!

The average market time for homes in the greater Kalamazoo area is 1.5 months for home priced between $200,000 and $300,000, but an overloaded inventory caused the average days on the market for homes priced from $500,000 to $1,000,000 to stretch to nearly 6 months, and many homes in this price range remain on the market for longer.

the experts weigh in on white paint

Compare these designer favorites!

Choosing an off-white paint can be tricky.  Undertones can work differently in sun or shade and shock you when they turn yellow, pink or gray!

Be sure to get samples of a number of shades and try them in large swaths on walls with different amounts of light.  Remember to label the samples so you can identify the name of the paint! Try putting the artwork you plan to hang near the paint sample, and if there are other whites in the room, test for compatibility.

And the winners are...

Pointing by Farrow and Ball

Elmira White by Benjamin Moore

Mayonnaise by Benjamin Moore

White Dove by Benjamin Moore

Floral White by Benjamin Moore

Dover White by Sherwin Williams

Navajo White by Sherwin Williams

Satin Slipper by Farrow and Ball

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