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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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When Moving Out is a Hassle! How Long Can I Stay in a Home AFTER the Sale?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

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My Home is Sold! Now What?

It’s finally happened!  You Sold your home!  YES!!!   The moment you’ve been waiting for after all the cleaning, making the home available for impromptu showings and enduring nerve-racking anticipation and hope that a purchasing decision will be made in favor of your home. But even before the ink starts to dry on the fully […]

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FAQ Series: What’s the Difference between a Pre-qualification and a Pre-approval for a Mortage?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

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Real Estate Market Trends Fall 2014~ Has the Grand Rapids MI Real Estate Market Softened?

This summer, our market trends blog documented the issue of an unusually low inventory (less than 3 months supply) in the Grand Rapids MI real estate marketplace.  According to the data report, (which tracked data available through the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS up to May 2014) the amount of housing inventory available for sale in West […]

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FAQ: Why does it take so long to Close on a Home after I buy it?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

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FAQ Series: Is it really necessary to hire an Inspector to inspect the home I want to buy?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

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FAQ Series: Why do I see a home on Zillow and call to be told it is Sold?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

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