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4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring in Greater Lansing, Michigan

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 11, 2019 in   Michigan  Buying a Home  Greater Lansing  Real Estate Update
Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.6% over the next year. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense. 2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Project... read more
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Preparing to Spring Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 08, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Selling a Home
Some Highlights: In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2:00 AM EST. Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ‘spring ahead’ of your competition! Spring brings two things: more buyers & more sellers! Get prepared now to stand out in the crowd! ... read more
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2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 06, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Real Estate Update  Selling a Home
Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge. The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached heights last seen in 2014, with millennials and Generation X leading the way! Let’s dive a little deeper into some of the recent reports that have been released and what they mean for the spring buying season! 1. National... read more
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The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year in Greater Lansing, Michigan

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 04, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Real Estate Update  Selling a Home
Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Traditionally, they would have been right. Buyer demand has seasonality to it. Usually, this falls off in the winter months, especially in areas of the country impacted by arctic c... read more
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Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Great time to buy or sell a home in Greater Lansing, Michigan
Posted by Mike Bowler on March 02, 2019 in No Category
Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more! Mike Bowler CRB, ePROColdwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood 1020 S Creyts Rd Lansing, MI 48917 mike@mikebowler.com www.mikebowler.com 517-492-3400... read more
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