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5 Tips For Winning a Home Sale Bidding War in 2017

Competition for the opportunity to buy a home in West Michigan has escalated dramatically within the past 24 months.  Bidding wars are now the new normal.  Potential home buyers may find themselves engaging what may feel like a Reality Show competition when they enter into the ring to bid on a fresh or particularly enticing […]

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What to do when your home closing is delayed

This is an UPDATE to a previous FAQ post. As the year 2016 reaches the half way point, another issue is emerging as a challenge for homeowners and home-buyers coordinating move out/in dates.  After many years of closings being largely an efficient process (especially when experienced REALTORS and Lenders worked together), the implications of the […]

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Gripe Alert! MY REALTOR Didn’t Even Find my House and so…

You can fill in the blank with any one of a number of statements and even gripes.  In today’s fast paced, information doused climate, the reality is that for many would be home buyers, the REALTOR may NOT be the one who locates your home for sale online or even in real life.  And, if […]

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Avoid these 7 Costly Mistakes West Michigan Homeowners Make When Selling their Homes!

When it comes to selling a home, many have difficulty letting go of the emotional attachment. As a result, this may overshadow our ability to make critical decisions regarding what needs to be done to sell a home successfully. A home, like a well-loved, but worn out T-shirt can become an item which is so familiar […]

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Avoid these 7 Costly Mistakes West Michigan Homeowners Make When Selling their Homes!

When it comes to selling a home, many have difficulty letting go of the emotional attachment. As a result, this may overshadow our ability to make critical decisions regarding what needs to be done to sell a home successfully. A home, like a well-loved, but worn out T-shirt can become an item which is so familiar […]

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FAQ Series: How many REALTOR Interviews Should I have BEFORE Selecting An Agent?

Question:  How Many REALTORS should I interview BEFORE I make a Selection? Answer:  Well, we’d like to suggest that might be the wrong approach to the Question.  A better question might be:  What should I be asking, considering or thinking about when selecting the right REALTOR for me? Selecting the right REALTOR is more nuanced than […]

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FAQ Series: How many REALTOR Interviews Should I have BEFORE Selecting An Agent?

Question:  How Many REALTORS should I interview BEFORE I make a Selection? Answer:  Well, we’d like to suggest that might be the wrong approach to the Question.  A better question might be:  What should I be asking, considering or thinking about when selecting the right REALTOR for me? Selecting the right REALTOR is more nuanced than […]

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Home Inspections. Do I really need to spend money on this?

Question:  Do I really need to spend money on a home inspection? Answer:  In short the answer is Yes.  Even for a home that looks perfect and is beautifully presented.  And, Yes – even for a home that is brand spanking new. Why?  Well, because a house should be through of as a unique set of systems and parts. […]

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Home Inspections. Do I really need to spend money on this?

Question:  Do I really need to spend money on a home inspection? Answer:  In short the answer is Yes.  Even for a home that looks perfect and is beautifully presented.  And, Yes – even for a home that is brand spanking new. Why?  Well, because a house should be through of as a unique set of systems and parts. […]

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RESPA/TILLA – What Regular Folks Need to Know About the Changes Affecting Selling and Buying Real Estate

Some important changes will be put into effect with regards to the process of completing a real estate transaction on October 3, 2015. The changes are part of the Dodd-Frank Bill and in the industry are referred to by what may seem like a curious set of initials to the average person – RESPA/TILLA.  The government […]

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