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Are you waiting for house prices to drop during the next recession?
It’s unclear when the next recession will come. But a recent report argues that when it does the U.S. housing market is unlikely to adversely affected in any major way. Researchers at...
How to Provide More Options to Potential Homebuyers
One of the most common issues real estate agents have when it comes to their business is people walking away. Understandably, homebuyers have a lot of things to think about, and it can be very stressful....
How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference
Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re...
Benefits of Aging in a Community
“Aging-in-place” definitely has its advantages, but it could mean getting “stuck-in-place” too. There are many health benefits derived from socialization with a community of people that shares........
Skiing Near Jackson Michigan
Since it's winter and it seems like everyone is getting the "snowy blues," I decided to do today's blog on skiing. Skiing is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy the snow! I...
New Zillow study crowns Texas homes the most valuable in the country
New Zillow study crowns Texas homes the most valuable in the country By Lindsey Wilson Jan 29, 2020, 8:56 am If it seems like home values in Texas are soaring, that's because, well, they really are....
Exploring Jackson Michigan and Surrounding Area
Hello! I'm a real estate agent working with Sproat Realty in Jackson Michigan. I've been in the real estate business for four years, however I'm new to the Jackson area. I'm on a mission...
5 Tips for an Affordable Furniture Refresh
I have the low-down on all the ways to save on everything from mattresses to bath mats this spring in Kansas City.
Are you sure you own your fence?
As Robert Frost (somewhat facetiously) said, “Good fences make good neighbors.” While many people have much better relationships with their neighbors than the saying implies, there is something to be
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HOME TRANSFERS BETWEEN PARENT & CHILD/ GRANDPARENT & GRANDCHILD MAY BE EXEMPT FROM REASSESSMENT These...
6 Tips to Boost Your Home's Value
If you’re thinking about selling your home, here are six steps to help attract buyers and sell at a higher price.
6 Stylish Home Design Ideas From 2020 Best of Houzz Award Winners
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Preparing Your Home For The Spring Market
Why the Spring Market is the best: Lapeer county real estate continues to be great and springtime is the perfect time to list your home for sale. The holidays are over, and buyers are getting excited...
The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership
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Financial Advantages of Home ownership
If you’re ready to start feeling the benefits of stability, savings, and predictability that come with owning a home, let’s get together to determine if buying a home sooner rather than later is......
How often do you need to wash your sheets?
HOW BAD IS IT TO NOT WASH YOUR SHEETS EVERY WEEK? No one loves laundry day, but lying in a petri dish of germs and bacteria is even less appealing. We tend to believe that our homes are clean,...
Marketing Folders: 4 Easy Ways Agents Can Stand Out
Between billboards, flyers, and social media, it can easily feel like agents are serious about selling. But, your most cost-effective marketing with the biggest return on investment will come from recommendations....
Everyone wants to live in Tequesta as home sales jump 46%
The demand for homes in Tequesta, Florida continues to grow. Home sales up dramatically this year as real estate brokers are calling homeowners to see if maybe they want to sell. #tequesta
Smart Home Improvement Loan
Home improvement loans provide a source of funds for owners to finance the improvements they want to make. These are usually, personal installment loans that are not collateralized by the home...
Jeff Bezos buys Warner Estate in Beverly Hills for reported $165M.
His new Los Angeles fiefdom sprawls for more than 9 acres By Jenna Chandler@jennakchandler Updated Feb 13, 2020, 3:14pm PST “During the golden age of Hollywood......