SPILL THE TEA: Real Estate Q&A – 5/11/24

This month’s questions: How much should I budget for a down payment? What are the advantages of a VA loan compared to a traditional mortgage? What is the difference between a fixed-rate and an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM)? What can I do to improve the saleability of my home? How much should I budget for a…

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Featured Agent – Felicia Sluiter

  Like many, 616 REALTY agent Felicia Sluiter’s journey into real estate wasn’t conventional. While remodeling her fiancé’s home and navigating personal loss, Felicia knew she needed a career change and wanted to help people. In her desire to achieve both, she earned a real estate license. Just as she got started, the pandemic struck.…

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Unveiling the Art Scene in Grand Rapids: A Must-Visit Guide for Art Enthusiasts

  Nestled alongside the scenic Grand River, Grand Rapids, Michigan, boasts a vibrant cultural scene brimming with artistic expression. From world-class museums and contemporary galleries to captivating street art and hidden studios, Grand Rapids offers an unforgettable experience for art aficionados of all tastes. Delve into Artistic Delights at Renowned Museums Grand Rapids Art Museum…

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Spring Spruce Up

Spring has sprung in West Michigan, and with it comes the urge to shed the winter blues and refresh our surroundings. For homeowners, this often translates to tackling spring cleaning projects both inside and out. But what if you’re thinking of selling your home? Investing in some simple curb appeal boosters can make a world…

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Student Loans and Homeownership: Can You Qualify for a Mortgage?

Many dream of buying a home, but student loan debt can add a layer of uncertainty. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off those loans before you can buy your first home? Or is it possible you could still qualify for a home loan even with that debt? This blog post dives into…

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Breathe New Life into Your Home (and Wallet) with Easy DIY Upcycling Projects

Looking to add a touch of personality to your home without breaking the bank? Upcycling is your answer! It’s a fantastic way to be eco-friendly by giving pre-loved furniture and household items a fresh start, while creating unique pieces that reflect your style. Plus, you get the satisfaction of a DIY project and a one-of-a-kind…

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Unveiling Your Grand Rapids Home’s Value

Free Home Evaluation - Sell your home in West Michigan

  Thinking of selling your house in Grand Rapids real estate market?  Unveiling your home’s true value is the first step to a successful sale. In a competitive Grand Rapids housing market, knowing the right price can mean the difference between a bidding war and a long wait. This article will equip you with the…

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REALTOR® Spotlight – Mary Kosiorek

  Success as a real estate agent often comes from a blend of passion, dedication and an innate ability to empathize and connect with people. 616 REALTY agent Mary Kosiorek and Kosi Homes founder, embodies all these qualities and more. While she “never in a million years” thought she would be in sales, real estate…

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Get Your Laugh On: Grand Rapids Comedy Scene

  Looking for a city that offers a vibrant lifestyle, a strong sense of community, and – of course – plenty of laughs? Look no further than Grand Rapids, Michigan! The city boasts a thriving comedy scene and fosters both homegrown comedic talent and brings in big names like Seth Meyers, Chelsea Handler, and Trevor…

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Owning a Home: Don’t Forget the Tax Breaks!

Home Owners - Tax Deductions

  Buying a home is a significant financial achievement, and there’s a lot to learn about the ongoing costs of ownership. One bright spot for homeowners is the potential tax benefits that come with owning a piece of property. Understanding these deductions can help you maximize your tax return and save money come filing season.  …

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