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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...
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...
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...
Mortgage Rates Are Staying Below 4%
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, October 16, 2015 --> Interest rates may remain lower longer than originally expected. The Federal Reserve released recent comments that suggested it may continue to hold off in raising short-term interest rates and weaker-than-expected Read More...
Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4% Again
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, August 07, 2015 --> For the third consecutive week, averaged fixed mortgage rates edged down as uncertainty about the economy continued to push Treasury yields lower, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. 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...
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...
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...
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...
Michigan Tops Nations housing Price Increases
Home Prices Still Rising, But Pace Slows Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 05, 2014 --> September's home prices showed year-over-year appreciation in every state, but signaled a slowdown as earlier double-digit increases have faded to more Read More...
Fannie, Freddie to Loosen Up on Lending
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, October 20, 2014 --> The regulator of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is reportedly working on a deal with the financing entities that will loosen up lending standards and make mortgages more affordable for 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...
Why and How Northwestern Bank Was Sold
By Luke Haase With yesterday’s announced sale of Northwestern Bank to Midland-based Chemical Bank, The Ticker examines why the deal happened and how the two Michigan community banks came together. Why Most bankers and analysts agree that it’s Read More...
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