Buying a home? Mistakes to avoid

It is a big investment to buy a home. It is exciting and very emotional. Where you live and finding a home that you will be happy in are extremely important, but it is important to keep a balanced and objective frame of mind to avoid a home buying disaster. Here are some of the…

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Featured Agent – Pam Merriman

Why settle for a triple threat when you can have QUADRUPLE? Meet 616 Agent Pam Merriman Home buyers and sellers are very fortunate when they find a real estate agent who listens closely and who is focused on making their dreams come true instead of just making money. But what if they could have all…

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You are almost to the home buying finish line–don’t rush the walk through

The walkthrough can seem like an unnecessary formality in the home buying process, but in fact, it is one of the most important steps. While we can all relate to wanting to get the paperwork done and the keys exchanged, the walkthrough is extremely important. Buying a property is a huge monetary and emotional investment,…

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Featured Agent, Cheryl Johnston

Helping people buy and sell their homes isn’t just business for 616 Realty’s Cheryl Johnston, it’s a ministry   Real estate agent Cheryl Johnston doesn’t just sell real estate, instead she says her business is also her ministry. When you consider that a ministry is all about helping and serving others, it is definitely a…

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Your bathroom needs a facelift: 6 inexpensive and time-friendly tips for sprucing up your bathroom.

Your bathroom needs a facelift: 6 inexpensive and time-friendly tips for sprucing up your bathroom.   Bathrooms take a beating between tons of use and lots of water and moisture, they can start getting pretty grungy quickly. Whether or not you are looking to sell your home or stay put, summer is a great time to…

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An investment on your investment: what to expect from a home inspection

Inspections are typically a very important part of the home buying process. When buyers search for a home, they are looking for location, aesthetics, function and emotional appeal. But one of the most important criteria is value. The only way to know if the purchase is a wise investment is getting a clear picture of…

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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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