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  • 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. Up Your Curb Appeal  6 Landscaping Tricks That Wow Buyers  Landscaping That ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on November 24, 2014
  • Michigan Tops Nations housing Price Increases

    Home Prices Still Rising, But Pace SlowsDaily 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 modest single-digit increases, according to CoreLogic’s Home Price Index for ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on November 5, 2014
  • 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 those with less-than-perfect credit. The move is expected to expand home ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on October 20, 2014
  • 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 if you are a seller, not so great news if you're the buyer. Single family home listings ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on September 9, 2014
  • 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 increasingly challenging for small players to compete amidst more ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on March 12, 2014
  • Will Heirs One Day Face the Bill on a Reverse Mortgage?

    Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 14, 2014 --> Reverse mortgages are expected to be an increasing option that baby boomers turn to as they age to cover living expenses, but heirs may get stuck with the final bill, The New York Times reports. “In the future, more homes passed on to children will come with a bill attached ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on February 17, 2014
  • 2013 Traverse City area Real Estate Statistics - Market Improving

    Happy 2014 from Traverse City. The 2013 Traverse City / Grand Traverse area real estate market statistics are in for our local MLS/ 5 County area and the market has improved in every category as you can see by the attached document. If you or anyone you know has any selling or buying real estate needs please Contact Jon anytime, ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on January 13, 2014
  • 5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

    Daily Real Estate News | Friday, December 20, 2013 --> No credit or a bad credit score can be an obstacle to home buying, but you can offer advice to help clients improve their finances.  Al Goldstein, CEO of Pangea Properties in Chicago, has these five tips to pass on to your clients, which will help them take control of their ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on December 23, 2013
  • Century 21 Survey -Home Ownership is Key for Returning Troops

    Daily Real Estate News | Monday, December 02, 2013 --> For 75 percent of military families, owning a home is one of the most important things to accomplish upon returning from service, according to a Century 21 survey. Harris Interactive conducted the study of more than 400 responses of military members or spouses. “Home ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on December 2, 2013
  • 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 2.54 percent of all mortgaged homes in LPS' ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on November 25, 2013
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