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Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on April 10, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Homeownership  Real Estate Update
There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”. And while this might be true for some millennials, more and more research has surfaced that shows for the vast majority, owning a home is a major part of their American Dream! New research shows that 66% of millennials who currently rent are determined to buy a home! Seventy-three percen... 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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What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on April 08, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Homeownership  Lifestyle
As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement. According to the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents (NAEBA), there are 7 factors that you should consider when choosing your retirement home. 1. Affor... read more
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Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC] for Greater Lansing, Michigan

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on April 05, 2019 in  Home Improvement
Some Highlights: Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year. 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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3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on April 04, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Real Estate Update
The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices! The best way to show what’s really going on in today’s real estate market is to go straight to the data! We put together the following three graphs along with a quote from Chief Economists that have their finger on the pulse of what each graph illustrates. Interest Rates: “The re... read more
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