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Selling Your Home

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The State of Michigan is a thriving place, home to many successful industries including aerospace and military equipment manufacturing, copper and ore mining, tourism and Christmas tree farming, to name a few. When you talk about some of the best places to live in Michigan, you would generally evaluate them on the basis of crime levels, education levels, unemployment rates, population density, commute time, median income and median home values. While there are many popular places in Michigan, the city of Fenton has shown a steady increase in home values.

Fenton is a small city located about 70 miles Northwest of Detroit. It is part of Genesee County. The city has a population of around 12,000 people. More than 95% of the population is Caucasian

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The month of April 2018 has some significant changes in the housing market for Genesee County, Michigan, including cities like Fenton, Linden, Holly, and Grand Blanc.  The largest percentage drop that was recorded in Genesee county was the months supply of inventory of homes for sale coming in at -46.2% compared to 2017 supply.  This drastic drop of in months supply of homes for sale from 3.9 to 2.1 shows that the market continues to be in favor of home sellers.   In comarision to Genesee County, the City of Fenton saw similar results with the months supply down 46.9% and the average sales price of homes sold in Fenton climbing 11.5% year over year from $172,980 to $192.281.  

Click Here to see the Detailed Local Market Update Report for Genesee

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Today the federal reserve announced that it will be raising the federal fund rates .25% from 1.5% to 1.75%.  The question is how will this affect you if you are buying a home or selling a home.  Well, if you are a lucky home buyer that already locked in your interest rate with a mortgage lender you have nothing to worry about.  But, if you are home shopping now and have not secured a loan and interest rate, you will most likely be affected.  This is not a dramatic increase and if you do the math of $200,000 at 4.5% vs 4.75% the payment change is only $30 per month.  Now if you are looking for a larger mortgage let's say $750,000, you are going to see a payment increase of $112 per month using those same example rates.  

Take a minute and watch the

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During the month of November in Genesee County the residential market actually saw a decrease in new listings.  Year over year 2017 was down from 414 new listings in 2016 to 387 new listings in 2017 for a change of -6.5%.  This decrease in new listings for the month of November brought the year to date from 6,643 in 2017 to 6,409 in 2017 which is a change of -3.5%.  

Pending sales however for the month were up 8.6% to 405 pending home sale versus 373 in 2016.  This brought the year to date pending sales to 5,113 for the year which is slightly down from 5,069 during 2016.  Closed home sale saw a nice increase for the month up from 409 in 2016 to 425 in 2017 for a 3.9% increase.  This increase still leave the number of closed home sale down 2.8% for the year

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The explosion of real estate-related services that help both home sellers and buyers manage their own real estate dealings is fairly recent, and if you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Fenton, MI, you may be pondering about doing it yourself versus using a real estate agent in Fenton, Michigan.

Doing the legwork yourself can help you save on a real estate agent’s commission rates, but, it could also land up costing you more in the long-run, not to mention the stress involved in sorting everything out yourself, from inspections to paperwork, and the risk of deals falling through.

Here are 10 reasons why using a realtor is the way to go.

  1.        Agents Offer Experience and Know-How

When you hire an agent, you don’t have to worry

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During the long, hot, humid days of summer, many of us dream about a lakefront home.  Think about it – idyllic lake views, easy access to the water, and a beautiful custom home for you and your family.  Is this summer the right time for you to embark on the new adventure of buying one of the homes for sale on Lake Fenton?  Whether you’re looking for a high-end custom home right on the water’s edge, or one of the many affordable single family homes for sale on Lake Fenton, come to Jennifer Lasco Real Estate and we will help ensure that your home buying process is as smooth and as positive as it can be.  Our years of experience with Lake Fenton real estate means we are uniquely qualified to make this milestone a truly remarkable one for you.

A Closer

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Are you on the hunt for a new home? Our real estate agents can help you kick start your search with our guide to houses for sale in Fenton, MI. Below, we have compiled an overview of Fenton, Michigan, for you to peruse, and if you feel that Fenton could well be your next home base, our real estate agents ae ready to show you their listings and secure you next family home.

Fenton, Michigan

First, a Few Facts About Fenton, MI Real Estate

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, here is a quick overview of home and rental facts:

  •          In Fenton, there is an average of 2.3 people per home, which is 6% lower than Michigan
  •          The median home price is $98,600 – that’s 18% lower than Michigan
  •          Of all the residents in the area, 58.5% are home
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On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm., Jennifer Lasco, along with her staff, will celebrate the opening of their all new Fenton location with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony presenting the Fenton Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony will take place at the new Jennifer Lasco Real Estate, located at 101 N. Adelaide St., Fenton, MI 48430.  Immediately following the ribbon cutting will be tours of the office, food, drinks, music and more. 

Jennifer Lasco Real Estate is owned and operated by Jennifer Lasco of Fenton.  Her real estate brokerage currently consists of Jennifer Lasco operating as the broker, as well as three additional real estate agents working out of the Fenton space, with an additional Associate Broker and agent being added in

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When the time comes to sell your house, the general rule of thumb is to sell during the prime season – usually between spring and summer. But, what if you want to put your real estate on the market during the off-season? Is it the right move for you and your Michigan property, or would you be setting yourself up for failure?

Spring time marks the start of the busiest home-buying and selling time of year for Fenton, Michigan real estate agents. With more daylight, warmer days, and the drive to have a new house before the new school calendar kicks off, buyers tend to be more likely to shop for real estate now, with purchases peaking in June. Below, we discuss the pros and cons of selling your home during the prime season.

Selling During the

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If you've decided to buy or sell a home this spring, you are embarking on an exciting and potentially stressful challenge. This is a significant event in the your life, whether you are investing in your very first home, upgrading to a larger place, relocating due to a job or career change, or downsizing into something smaller. A multitude of details stand before you. Talk with us at Jennifer Lasco Real Estate to help you make the buying or selling process a positive one. We bring years of experience in the Fenton area to the table, and we will do everything to make this milestone a positive one for you.

Fenton Michigan Spring Home Market Report

About Fenton Michigan

Our city is one of those quiet communities where neighbors know one another and where community, family and an appreciation for

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