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It's Tax (Appeal) Time
It's Tax (Appeal) Time March 15, 2016 By Lynn Geiger This week, across northern Michigan, business owners and residents are lining up before their local boards of review to appeal their taxes – in most cases, property taxes. Whether due to an Read More...
Winter Is Best Time to Sell, Study Shows
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, December 15, 2014 --> The housing market doesn’t hibernate in the winter. Sellers who list and buyers who buy often find the winter season the most advantageous time to make a move in real estate, according to a Read More...
Landscaping can Increase your Homes Value up to 12.70%
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS You might want to take a closer look at your listing's curb appeal: Upgrading a home's landscape from average to excellent can raise its overall value by 10 percent to 12 percent, according to research from Virginia Tech. Read More...
Traverse City Real Estate Market YTD Stats
The Traverse City area real estate market continues to rebound well and continues to be in great demand , especially the under 250,000 price points....the lower the price point the more demand which is driving inventory down and prices up. Great news Read More...
Foreclosures Fall to 5-Year Lows
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, November 25, 2013 --> National foreclosure pre-sale inventory is at its lowest point since 2008, Lender Processing Services reports. The inventory—which reflects the number of loans that are in some stage of foreclosure—represents Read More...
Foreclosure Starts Cut in Half
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, September 30, 2013 --> Foreclosure starts have fallen to half the level they were a year earlier, according to second quarter data recently released from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. In the second quarter, Read More...
Despite Rising Mortgage Rates, Housing Remains a Positive Contributor
July 22, 2013 Economy Poised for a Stronger Second Half of 2013 Despite Rising Mortgage Rates, Housing Remains a Positive Contributor Pete Bakel 202-752-2034 WASHINGTON, DC – The ongoing housing recovery coupled with improvement in both consumer Read More...
Exterior Projects Provide Biggest Return on Investment
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 --> Home owners looking for the most return on their investment when it comes to remodeling should consider exterior replacement projects. According to the 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report , REALTORS® Read More...
Traverse City area Real Estate Market continues to Improve
As Many people already know the Traverse City area real estate market certainly took hits over the past few years like anywhere but luckily not nearly as hard as many areas. Our local market has been recovering for almost 2 years now with inventories Read More...
Real Estate Prices Are Going Back Up
Illustration by Ian Michael Rousey By Jed Kolko Jul 8, 2012 6:30 PM ET House prices , after falling for more than five years, are rising again. All the major sales-price indexes show that there have been modest national increases in recent months, even Read More...
3.8% Investment Tax - Effective January 2013
Applies to: ! Individuals with adjusted gross income (AGI) above $200,000 Couples filing a joint return with more than $250,000 AGI Types of Income: Interest, dividends, rents (less expenses), capital gains (less capital losses) Formula: " e new Read More...
Home Ownership - Still HIGHLY Important to Americans
REALTORS® rallied for the American dream of home ownership. But the nation’s voters are just as committed to the cause, according to a national survey released in May by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. July 2012 --> Visitors Read More...
Political Deadlock Prompting Sales Deadlines
Wealthy home owners are reportedly contacting their real estate agents with an urgent request: They must sell their home within the next five months, CNBC reports. Why are they suddenly in such a rush to sell? Wealthy home owners—those with million-plus Read More...
Traverse City area Home Sales Surge in May
June 23, 2012 Sales surge continues in May 236 homes were sold in the five-county area last month By Bill O'Brien bobrien@record-eagle.com The Record Eagle Sun Jun 24, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT TRAVERSE CITY — Housing sales continued a spring-time Read More...
New Michigan Principal Residence Exemption Law Passed
Yesterday, Governor Snyder signed into law the revised Principal Residence Exemption statute. The revised statute changes the filing deadline for the Principal Residence Exemption Affidavit from May 1 to June 1 and adds a new second filing date of November Read More...
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