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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever in Greater Lansing, Michigan

Discover the difference in net worth between homeowners and renters
Posted by Mike Bowler on February 13, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Home-Selling Tips  Homeowner Tips  Real Estate Update
Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotional or social reasons.) For Americans approaching retirement age, one of the greatest benefits to homeownership is the added net worth they have been able to achieve simply by paying their mortgage! The Joint Center for... read more
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Why A Normal Market is Just What We Need in Greater Lansing, Michigan Area

The real elephant in the room here is housing supply.
Posted by Mike Bowler on February 20, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Real Estate Update  Selling a Home
The housing market has been hot for a while now. Homes have been flying off the shelves as fast as they have been listed. Buyers have been competing in bidding wars just to find a home to buy, let alone find their dream home. This ‘seller’s market’ has driven home prices to new heights. Home price appreciation averaged over 6% across the country. However, home price growth has recently started to cool down. The latest report from CoreLogic shows that home prices ha... read more
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Where Did Americans Move in 2018? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Mike Bowler on February 15, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
Some Highlights: Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement state-to-state over the course of the year. Vermont claimed the top spot of states with the highest percentage of inbound residents following a campaign that covered relocation costs for skilled workers who moved to the state. The most common response for why someone relocated to another state was for a new job or company transfer. ... read more
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It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that is a good strategy this year. The other listings that come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market during this season in comparison to the rest of the year? The National Association of Realtors&nb... 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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