Summer remodels with the best bang for your buck!

With the amount of time many of us have been spending at home, it makes sense that we can see all kinds of areas and flaws in our homes that need improvements. And while making improvements is always a good thing, some of them don’t always yield a high rate of return on your monetary investment. If you are considering making some changes to your home as the warm weather is upon us, it is a good idea to do it smartly.

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Featured Agent, Jeannine Pond

Jeannine Pond, a competitor in a competitive market Today’s real estate market is competitive! Fortunately, Agent Jeannine Pond has always competed. In fact, if someone tells her she can’t do something, she answers with, “I will find a way to show you I can.” As an athlete throughout her life, she knows what it takes…

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The ESSENTIAL checklist for buying a Michigan home in 2021

Boy o’ boy, it is a dog-eat-dog world out there in the real estate market right now. Buying a home is tougher than ever! You really need to know the tricks of the trade and have your ducks in a row in order to get the home of your dreams, or any home for that matter. Here is an essential checklist to get you started!

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Landscaping Improvements you should say “YAY” to

Cue the big sigh of relief… the temperatures are finally in the 60’s and 70’s, winter has come to an end (knock on some wood), so it stands to reason everyone is looking at their outdoor spaces with a critical eye! And, likely, it will get you dreaming about the upgrades and changes you would do to make it just right! Here are some curb appeal and backyard appeal projects that will boost the value of your home and entice future buyers while not leaving you hanging out to dry financially.

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50+ helpful staging tips for a quick and profitable sale

50+ helpful staging tips for a quick and profitable sale Many realtors at 616 Realty agree that staging your home is one of the best strategies for selling your home. Most will say it is a must. And, when done well, it allows the positive attributes of your home to shine (that charming fireplace) while…

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Featured Agent, Christine Becker

Why choose just any real estate agent, when you can choose family? When you are making a monumental and complex decision like buying a home, it is really beneficial to have family help you weigh the pros and cons. It is even better when that familial treatment comes with expertise. Veteran 616 Realty agent Chris…

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What’s happening in the West Michigan real estate market? Here’s the 411

What’s happening in the West Michigan real estate market? Here’s the 411 It is always an exciting time to be in real estate; things are constantly changing! And, 2021 is no different. Home sales continue to rise in the region despite the uncertainty in the world. More than ever, there is an appreciation for our…

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First time homebuyers – the who, what, when, why, how, and where

First time homebuyers – the who, what, when, why, how, and where Being a first time homebuyer can be both exhilarating and exciting as well as terrifying. Answering the who, what, when, why, how, and where before the real hunt begins can really take some of the stress off the process. Here are some of…

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Featured Agent, Paula Kahkonen

One of the first things you want to find when selecting a real estate agent is chemistry. Do you click? Do you feel like you can be open and honest, and they will be open and honest in return? Finding the perfect real estate agent for you is like finding someone with the qualities of…

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Buying or selling a home can be stressful–the remedy? SELF CARE

Buying or selling a home can be stressful–the remedy? SELF CARE If you are considering selling your home or in the process of looking for a new place to settle, it can be a very stressful and unsettling time. It is often indicative of a big change in your life. Fortunately, there are a few…

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