Why & How to Budget For Your Future – Helpful Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Budget

January 24, 2023

Is 2023 the year that you save up for your very first home? Maybe the European vacation of your dreams? Perhaps for your future retirement? Whatever it is that you are saving for, a budget is the best way to get there, but that isn’t the only reason…   Why take the time to create…

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Grand Rapids Remodeling & New Homes Show – Don’t be Square, Meet Us There

January 17, 2023

Whether you are a homeowner looking for design ideas or you are looking to buy a new home, the Grand Rapids Remodeling & New Homes Show has something for everyone. The event that starts Friday, January 20 and ends Sunday, January 22 is the place to be for everything home related.   For those getting…

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Featured Agent | Lance Markoski

January 10, 2023

616 REALTY Agent Lance Markoski: Coaching Clients Through Their Biggest Decisions   When you embark on a journey to find and secure your family’s dream home, or you are planning to sell the home where you spent a lifetime building-up equity and raising your children, you want and need expertise. But, becoming an expert on…

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New Year’s Resolutions – Good For Your Health and Good For Your Home

December 27, 2022

The new year causes us to be introspective about our physical, mental, and emotional health. We make self-improvement goals that we believe will contribute to our overall well-being. As a homeowner, it’s a great time of year to create some goals for one of our greatest financial assets, our homes. And the best part, the…

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Winter Storm Prep: 12 Ways to Prepare and Stay Safe

December 22, 2022

Jack Frost is rearing his cold, wet, and white head! The Farmer’s Almanac and the last two months have proven that winter is in full-swing, and we may well be in for it this winter. It’s time to prepare for a blizzard if you haven’t already.     Because the temperatures can drop so drastically…

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What You Need To Know for Buying a Home in 2023 

December 19, 2022

Buying a home comes with a lot of uncertainty. Let’s face it, it is one of the biggest financial and emotional decisions you will make. That need and desire to get it right certainly puts a lot of pressure on you and any decision that you will be making. You need to have the information…

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Featured Agent – Lisa Elburn

December 8, 2022

616 REALTY’s Veteran Agent Lisa Elburn Provides Expertise and Adaptability in an Ever-Changing Market   From a young age, 616 REALTY agent Lisa Elburn began appreciating architecture. “When I was young, I thought I might be an architect.” She also had an interest in housing and helping people with their big days, from picking out…

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Michigan Real Estate Trends in 2022-2023 

November 28, 2022

Need some drama? The real estate market in Michigan has been a willing provider over the past couple of years! Never a dull moment it seems! With low inventory and high demand, the prices soared, inspections were waived, and home buying was a challenge for the gritty and tenacious. This year and the predictions for…

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Winter Prep For Your Home

November 17, 2022

We all know winter is coming, and it has the potential to come in with a fury. Preparing our homes for winter can be the difference between a cozy season of rest and restoration or one emergency after another.     Clean out your gutters Once all those leaves have blown away, it is time…

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Featured Agent – Lori Marvin

November 1, 2022

Quick on her feet, Lori Marvin has spent a lifetime putting others first and setting them up for success.     Navigating life’s complexities –– from health care to real estate Lori’s career has been fast-moving, much like her high school days as a basketball player. In fact, it was a basketball injury that initially…

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