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Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on April 22, 2019 in  Greater Lansing  Selling a Home
With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families. Here is a list of just some of the people with whom the seller ... read more
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Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on April 16, 2019 in  Greater Lansing  Homeownership  Selling a Home
Every month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence Index. In the latest release, NAR reported that homeowners have been reluctant to sell their houses. This is reflected when broken down by state. Only 11 states have a stable level of seller traffic compared to the remainder of the country, which came in with a weak rating. As we can see in the following table, the number of people who moved last year is half... read more
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Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on April 11, 2019 in  Buying a Home  For Your Home  Homeownership  Real Estate Update  Selling a Home
The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer. In a recent post on the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook Blog, it was revealed that Realtors are starting to sense that home values are beginning to stabilize and that we may see appreciation beginning to accelerate again: “About 3,000 REALTORS® who responded... read more
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Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on April 09, 2019 in  Homeownership  Selling a Home
One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet! If you are one of the many homeowners looking to list your home for sale, how do you stand out to the millions of pet parents searching for their dream home? Whether a dog person, a cat person... read more
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Greater Lansing: Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on April 03, 2019 in  Home-Selling Tips  Selling a Home
In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgrade from their current house and move-up to a premium home. Much of the demand for housing over the past couple years has come from first-time buyers looking for their starter home, which means that many of the more expensive homes that have bee... read more
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