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Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens opens to the public today! June 13, 2015

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Inspiration for your Business – Transformation for your Life! New Classes now Offered!

The grind of daily life is something that every serious business person experiences and learns to cope with.  Successful entrepreneurs understand that it is important to refuel and recharge to avoid or at least mitigate some of the burnout that accompanies the relentless pace of industry today. For professionals involved in the real estate industry, […]

Short Sales – Why Closing this Deal is not for the Faint at Heart…

Twenty years ago during a weekly Broker tour, an agent pointed out a home that was in the process of foreclosure.  As a brand new agent, I didn’t really understand the significance.  For one thing, there were very few distress sales and most agents had never actually negotiated a transaction with anyone other than a […]

Steady Gains in Price for Existing Homes in West MI…but WHY is this NOT the Whole Picture?

Real Estate professionals in West Michigan are finding themselves involved in an interesting line of conversation with potential home buyers in recent months.  After the usual qualifying questions about housing needs and wants, the next step is to find the right home.  That’s where it’s getting complicated. Home Buyers are often surprised to find that […]