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Preparing Your Home to Sell This Spring in Greater Lansing, Michigan

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 22, 2019 in  Greater Lansing  Selling a Home
Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help! ... read more
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Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 21, 2019 in  Home-Selling Tips  Homeowner Tips  Selling a Home
In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do. According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a year over the past two years, but have started to slow to 4.4% over the last 12 months. By this time next year, CoreLogic predicts that home values will be 4.6% higher. With pric... read more
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Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready?

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 20, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Mortgages
Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the American Dream. Millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones than the generations before them, such as getting married, having kids, and buying a home. However, that does not mean that they do not still aspire to achieve those things. History shows that people tend to buy their first home around age 30. Nearly 5 million millennials will turn 30 in th... read more
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Hey! Greater Lansing: What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 19, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800. Here is the breakdown according to Experian: 16% Very Poor (300-579) 18% Fair (580-669) 21% Good (670-739) 25% Very Good (740-799) 20% Exceptional (800-850) Randy Hopper, Senior Vice President... read more
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Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out! Buy A Home This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 17, 2019 in No Category
Some Highlights: Interest Rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have dropped to 4.41% from near 5% in 2018. Take advantage of more inventory coming to market in the spring to find your dream home! Buying now will allow you to start earning equity today! Mike Bowler Sr. Associate BrokerColdwell Banker Hubbell BriarWoodmike@mikebowler.comDesk Phone (517) 492 3400 Fax (517) 492 3399 ... read more
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