Fall Market Updates

September 14, 2022

With the school year underway and college football in full swing, we wanted to check in with a fall market update so you can know what to expect if your end-of-year plans potentially include buying or selling a home. While spring is the busiest season for real estate, there are plenty of reasons to make a…

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Mortgage Interest Rate Report – Week of 8/29

August 30, 2022

Mortgage rates held steady last week ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s Friday speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium. We will see more fully this week how the mortgage market responds to Powell’s hawkish tone regarding rising interest rates.   Here’s the latest report from Mortgage News Daily as of August 26, but…

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8 Tips for Buying a House During a Housing Shortage

August 16, 2022

Trying to buy a house is incredibly frustrating right now amid such a steep housing shortage.  Even if you’re in good shape financially, you have to be very careful and clever to land the home of your dreams. With that difficulty in mind, here are a few tips for navigating the current housing market.  …

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Myth or Fact: 20% Down Payment

July 28, 2022

Myth or Fact: 20% Down Payment How many times have you heard the 20% rule for mortgage down payments? We hear it all the time, and we wanted to reach out today to let you know it’s not nearly that cut and dry, especially in the current housing market.   In fact, the idea that…

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Let’s Talk About Trees: It isn’t just about curb appeal

July 6, 2022

Tree care isn’t just about curb appeal; there are many benefits to keeping trees neatly trimmed. Safety While large branches that obstruct views, lay on the roof, etc. should be removed by professionals, you can easily take care of other tree maintenance with the proper tools. As a homeowner with trees in the yard, you’ll…

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Featured Agent – Stephanie Langeland

June 6, 2022

According to 616 Real Estate Agent Stephanie Langeland, “You Can Have Fun and Love What You Do!”  For Stephanie Langeland, real estate was never on her radar. Even though she worked property management for over 20 years, she didn’t think that selling real estate was in the cards. She was asked by the property management…

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Improving Your Home’s Value: Lawn Maintenance for Home Owners

May 27, 2022

Warm weather is here and with it comes lawn care. Some people enjoy it while others abhor it; of course, that is where the lawn care companies come in. Whether or not you are doing it yourself or paying someone to do it for you, it’s a good idea to know what needs done so…

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Increase the value of your home and fall in love with your outdoor spaces: How? FENCING!

May 19, 2022

Warmer weather is finally upon us, and outdoor living is calling. But those close neighbors and old, ineffective fencing can make us feel less inclined to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Adding or replacing fencing can make your home the private oasis you desire while at the same time giving you a great return…

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Featured Agent – Marcy DeGrave-Dykstra

May 2, 2022

  From the Yellow Pages to Probate and Estate Transactions: Real Estate Agent Marcy Degrave-Dykstra has Found Her Niche A road with with many paths Michigan native and Hudsonville resident Marcy DeGrave-Dykstra’s career path certainly hasn’t been a straight line, but in the end, it has been one peppered with vast learning experiences that have…

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Staging Your Home: It Doesn’t Cost to Stage; It Pays to Stage

April 27, 2022

Sure, it’s a seller’s market out there, but every seller’s goal is to get the best price possible for the home that they have cared for, loved, and need to sell for the right price in order to proceed to the chapter in their life. One of the best things a home seller, along with…

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