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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...
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...
Mortgage Closing Costs on the Decline
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, August 07, 2012 --> Closing costs have dropped by 7 percent over the last year, according to an annual survey on closing costs conducted by Bankrate.com. Closing costs average $3,754 nationwide. Title insurance and other 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...
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...
Time to snag a lakefront bargain home in Up North Michigan
TRAVERSE CITY -- Home sales and prices are on the rise in parts of northwestern Michigan as baby boomers scoop up second homes and cottages sometimes years before they plan to retire to get today's discounted prices on lakefront property. Realtors 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...
2011-12 Cost vs. Value: Big-Bang Remodeling Projects
Find out which remodeling projects will provide the biggest bang for your buck this year, according to Remodeling magazine. March 2012 | By Erica Christoffer --> Optimizing the use of space in a home will not only attract buyers but also give sellers Read More...
Grand Traverse Regional Homes Sales Jump in February
March 22, 2012 Regional home sales jump in February 141 existing homes were sold last month in five-county area By Bill O'Brien bobrien@record-eagle.com The Record Eagle Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:14 AM EDT TRAVERSE CITY — Local home sales continued Read More...