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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...
Why Buyers, Sellers Shouldn't Panic
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, January 12, 2016 --> Stocks globally have been off to a bumpy start in the new year, which has spawned news articles showing concern over whether a shaky housing market could be poised for a slowdown and even a similar Read More...
10 Blockbuster Housing Sales of 2015
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, December 22, 2015 --> The 10 priciest home sales this year add up to a whopping $445 million in transactions. Reatlor.com® recently added up the most expensive on-MLS sales of 2015. Most of the sales were in California, Read More...
Solo Sales: For Sale By Owners’ Costly Mistake
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, November 10, 2015 --> Forty-eight percent of home owners who sell their home without a real estate agent believe that if they sell themselves they’ll have to just do a little extra work and then be able to save Read More...
New Developments and changes around Traverse City
Cider House Coming & More November 4, 2015 By Beth Milligan Downtown Traverse City will soon welcome a new cider house and retail boutique, while a stagnant commercial and residential park on Birmley Road is being revived and a new assisted living Read More...
Home Owners Trump Renters in Wealth
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, October 16, 2015 --> Home owners’ net worth is significantly higher than renters. A typical home owner’s net worth is $195,400 compared to a renter’s $5,400, according to the Federal Reserve’s last Read More...
Heat Wave Sweeps Through Housing Market
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 --> Read more : 10 Housing Markets Fueled by Job Growth The housing market is getting hotter this summer, according to a preliminary analysis of June data from realtor.com®. The median list price nationwide Read More...
Economists Pinpoint Housing Inventory Shortage Causes
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 --> Inventories of homes for-sale remain low due to home owners staying put and homebuilders still keeping supplies tight, economists said during a panel discussion at the National Association of Real Estate Read More...
Consumers: Real Estate a 'Good Investment'
Consumers: Real Estate a 'Good Investment' Daily Real Estate News | Monday, April 27, 2015 --> Americans believe that real estate is the best long-term investment option for the second year in a row, according to a new survey by Gallup. Americans Read More...
The Top 10 Features for New Homes
The Top 10 Features for New Homes Daily Real Estate News | Monday, April 06, 2015 --> The outdoor kitchen and two-story foyers are starting to lose favor among new home shoppers, while energy efficiency and bigger closets are gaining in popularity, according Read More...
Foreclosure Inventory Plunges 33%
Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, March 12, 2015 --> Foreclosures are quickly drying up in many markets. Foreclosure inventory dropped 33.2 percent, while completed foreclosures fell 22.5 percent in January year-over-year, according to CoreLogic’s Read More...
Pending Home Sales Surge to 18-Month High
Pending Home Sales Surge to 18-Month High Daily Real Estate News | Monday, March 02, 2015 --> A rise in buyer demand pushed pending home sales upward in January to the highest level since August 2013, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Read More...
Why Buyers May Find Mortgages Easier to Get
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, February 23, 2015 --> Good news for potential home shoppers: A Mortgage Bankers Association index shows lender requirements regarding credit scores, down payments, and other key terms are finally loosening up. Some lenders Read More...
NAR: Home Sales Only Going Up From Here
Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, January 08, 2015 --> Existing-home sales will likely rise about 7 percent this year, as a strengthening economy and job growth leads to a healthier market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' Read More...
Did Mortgages Just Get Easier to Obtain?
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, December 02, 2014 --> Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new lending guidelines went into effect Monday, which are expected to help loosen up the tight credit standards that home buyers and refinancers have faced in recent Read More...
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