Seller Financing – The Good and The Bad – What You Need To Know

Most of us have bought and sold real estate or land but in the traditional way of securing a loan or mortgage from a bank to make the purchase. Sometimes conventional options aren’t available. Fortunately, there is another way (many ways, actually); sellers can finance the sale and allow buyers the ability to make direct…

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The 4 Keys to Budgeting For A Home You Can Afford 

Buying a home is a big, exciting decision, one that warrants a lot of forethought and planning. Of course, the fun stuff like perusing online housing sites, driving through neighborhoods, and daydreaming about the style and decor of your dream home are the fun aspects of house-hunting and planning. The budget on the other hand…

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10 Questions To Ask Prospective Real Estate Agents

Buying and selling a home can be a roller coaster ride. Emotions are often high, and of course, the price tag is often the biggest of your lifetime. Therefore, the person who helps you navigate those processes is pretty important.  Selecting an agent whom you feel comfortable with and can trust is essential.  Asking the…

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Local Market Update

There’s a lot of chatter out there right now about the housing market and what to expect over the next few months. With that in mind, we wanted to reach out with an overview of where the market currently stands and some things for prospective buyers and sellers to keep in mind. As always, we’re…

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We Think a Fall Purge and Re-Org are Just What You (We) Need!

Whether you are thinking about selling your home and want to make your home more attractive to buyers or you just want to get your home ready for winter hibernation, fall is the perfect time to purge and re-org. We want to encourage you to get rid of anything and everything that is weighing you…

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Featured Agent – Darcy Fritsch

Darcy Fritsch is Building Community: one house, one libation, and one cup of coffee at a time A community is a group of people with a collective interest and a desire to help one another thrive. Community is something many of us take for granted when we have it, and for some, have never had…

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist: Prepping Your Home (A.K.A. Your Biggest Asset) For Fall

Wow, we don’t know about you, but the warm, relaxed months of summer have gone way too fast. While we can try to hold on to the more relaxed vibe of summer, fall is almost upon us. And since Labor Day is over…, we really have no choice but to accept that cooler, shorter days…

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If you ever wanted to be a detective, new home searching is the time!

When you are buying a home, you want to know what you are getting yourself into. As we talked about last month, an inspection is a very important part of that process. It is also a good idea to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau or Nancy Drew to do some sleuthing! …

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What’s new in Michigan real estate

School started, pumpkin lattes are at the coffee shops, and there are even some stray leaves changing colors and littering the ground, so it must be fall, right? Things are not only changing with our environment but also in the housing market; they are cooling off.  Is it still a seller’s market?  It is still…

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Featured Agent – Deb Ables

Real Estate and Styling Hair Surprisingly Aren’t That Different–Just Ask Deb Ables Initially, you wouldn’t think that hair styling and buying and selling homes would have that much in common, but  after scratching the surface, it makes perfect sense. They have to work hard to make their clients happy, and to do that, Deb Ables,…

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