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Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to a family owning their own home. Here are a few: 1. Appreciation “The rising of home prices over time, is how the majority of wealth is built in real estate. This is the ‘home run’ you hear of when people make a large windfall of mone... read more
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Pricing Your Home in Greater Lansing, Michigan

Real Estate
Posted by Mike Bowler on January 16, 2019 in  Home-Selling Tips  Real Estate Update  Selling a Home
Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right! If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price. In today’s shifting real estate market, where more inventory is coming to market and home values are projected to appreciate at lower rates, homeowners will not be able to price their homes as aggressi... read more
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 we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling your starter house to move into your forever home, there are two pieces of the real estate puzzle you need to watch carefully: interest rates & inventory. Interest Rates Mortgage interest rates had been on the rise for much of 2018, but they made a welcome reversal at the end of the year. According to F... read more
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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Posted by Mike Bowler on November 10, 2018 in  Real Estate Update
Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” which revealed that, “Consumers often think they need to put more money down to purchase a home than is actually required. In a 2017 survey, 68% of renters cited saving for a down payment as an obstacle to homeownership. Thirty-nine percent of renters believe that more than 20% is needed for a down payment and many renters are unaware o... read more
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Selling Your Home in Greater Lansing, Michigan

Preparation goes along way!
Posted by Mike Bowler on November 10, 2018 in  Home-Selling Tips  Selling a Home
The Everything Guide to Selling Your First Home How to figure out exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it. Read Sell Your Home: Step-by-Step Close the chapter (lovingly) on your old home with the right support system. Read The Ins and Outs of Setting a Price for Your Home It’s a big decision with a lot of factors, but don’t worry — you have backup. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2018 NATIONAL ASSOC... read more
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