Buying A Home

Buying Your Home

Home Buying Tips

Find everything from home buying tips for first-time home buyers to home financing tips that suit your needs. Browse our home buying tips.

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Selling A Home

Selling Your Home

Home Selling Tips

We can help equip you with the home buying tips you need to sell your home and find another. Learn how much your home is worth and more.

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Ask BHHS Tomie Raines

Get all of your real estate questions, from home buying and selling to home ownership, answered in one place by tuning into to our Ask BHHS Tomie Raines Videos.

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Free Downloadable Resources

Download these helpful home buying tips to equip you to buy or sell your home confidently. Our free real estate resources can be accessed here at any time.

First Time Home Buyer’s Guide

Simple advice to help you feel at home while buying one.

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13 Questions for Homeowners Before Making a Move

Home Selling and Home buying tips for move-up buyers looking for their next home.

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The Ultimate Guide to Building Equity in Your Home

Home updates and mortgage financing tips that will actually impact your home’s equity before selling.

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Home Seller’s Checklist

Complete list of inside & outside updates for your home before you sell.

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Home Buyer’s Guide

Home buying tips for home buyers at every stage. Learn what to expect from your Realtor and more during the home buying process.

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Home Value Estimator

Do you know how much your home is actually worth? Find out instantly by simply submitting your address.

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Latest Real Estate Blog Posts

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Why is Housing Inventory So Low?

posted on July 19, 2018

Low housing inventory has created competitive real estate markets throughout the U.S., and Mid-Michigan is no exception. Many homeowners who had been considering selling their home...
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How Accurate Is Zillow’s Zestimate?

posted on July 10, 2018

With dozens of ways to compare home values online, you’ve probably noticed that you don’t always get the same results on different sites. Putting your home address into...
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How Do Realtors Find Comps?

posted on June 13, 2018

Comparable homes, or “comps,” are among the most accurate estimations of any home’s value. Realtors find comps and use this information to inform real estate sale...
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Top 5 Home Buying Tips


Prepare for your home search first by checking your credit and getting your finances in order.


Next, get matched with a mortgage lender to get pre-approved for a mortgage.


Get matched with a qualified BHHS Tomie Raines Realtor.


Finalize with a mortgage option that suits you and your family. You may be surprised by what’s available!


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