June 2017

Found 9 blog entries for June 2017.

Why rent when you can own? Why mow grass and shovel snow when you don't have to? This home comes with no exterior responsibilities and is very affordable! Be sure to click on the link below to view the full photo album and then contact us for a private showing.

42596 Lilley Pointe Drive, Canton MI

42596 Lilley Pointe Drive

Today’s featured property is an END UNIT condo and it is priced very affordably. What does this mean to home buyers? It means having neighbors only on one side, and that means more windows! Also, the homeowners association will be taking care of outdoor chores., and that means no lawn mowing, raking, or snow removal for you. In fact, even the exterior of the building is taken care of for you. At this affordable price, this home makes it very easy for you to get

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CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news for the economy, as 48.2 million mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation.

Value Appreciation = Good News for Homeowners

Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist, explains:

“One million borrowers achieved positive equity over the last year, which means risk continues to steadily decline as a result of increasing home prices.”

Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic, believes this is a great sign for the market in 2017 as well, as he had this to say:

“Homeowner equity increased by $766 billion over the last year, the largest increase since Q2 2014. The rising cushion of home

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Some Highlights:

  • Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI).
  • While big projects like adding a bathroom or a complete kitchen remodel are popular ways to increase a home’s value, something as simple as updating landscaping and curb appeal can have a quick impact on a home’s value.
  • For more information about top renovation projects that net you the most ROI, you can check out the complete list here.

Bottom Line

Minor renovations can add major value to your home. Visit our preferred partners page for a list of trusted professionals to help you with

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This week's featured home is one that we know will spark many emotions in home buyers. One of them will be love. That's right - LOVE. One glance at the exterior of 408 Roosevelt Street, Canton MI will make your heart skip a beat and possibly even put a glow on your cheeks. It's perfect for the single professional, newlywed, young family or empty nester! Discover what makes this home so special below, then contact us to visit it in person. Be sure to see the links below for the full photo album AND the spectacular 3D tour!

408 Roosevelt Street, Canton, MI

Let's start with the information that every home buyer wants to know before looking further. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,501 square feet and a FIRST FLOOR MASTER. That's right - no

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interest rates

To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates, and an improving economy, the question wasn’t if they would increase but instead how much they would increase. Some thought we could see rates hit 5-5.5% by the end of the year.

However, the exact opposite has happened. Instead of higher rates as we head into the middle of 2017, we now have the lowest rates of the year (as reported by Freddie Mac). Here is a graph of mortgage rate movement since the beginning of the year:

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 | Simplifying The Market

Projections still call for an increase…

Four major entities (Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National

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You’ll be checking off every box on your list when you see this Canton MI home for sale! Amazing curb appeal sets the stage for what’s inside, and what's in the back, too. Ready to learn more? Be sure to click on the link for the photo album below - you'll want to see EVERYTHING here at 7269 Memorial Drive, Canton MI!

7269 Memorial Drive, Canton MI

7269 Memorial Drive is Beautiful

Let's start at the beginning: the curb appeal of this home is terrific! Neat and tidy from sidewalk to front door. Then, inside that front door, a gleaming wood floor greets you in the spacious foyer. Lovely crown molding in that space, as well as in the formal living and dining rooms. And, the dining room has a gorgeous bay window with a view!

4 beds - 2.5 baths - 2,280 square feet

7269 Memorial Drive, Canton MI


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Beyond average is how we are referring to this fabulous Canton Michigan colonial for sale. Located in one of the more established Canton neighborhoods, it is right in the heart of town and within easy walking distance of the assigned PCCS elementary school. There's so much to tell you about 7398 Kingsbridge Road, so let's get started! Be sure to view the full photo album by clicking on the link located below! Just look at this covered porch - just begging for a tall, cool drink and comfy chair!

7398 Kingsbridge Road, Canton MI

Beyond Average

This colonial has so much to offer home buyers, inside and out. Many details have been taken care of, which means that you have fewer items on your to-do list and more time to enjoy your life!

4 beds - 2.5 baths - 2,058 square feet

7398 Kingsbridge Road, Canton MI

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client consultation

Whether you are selling or buying a home, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your family makes the right decision. Most agents can walk you through the process and explain the industry ‘lingo,’ but you should expect so much more than that.

The housing crisis made everyone aware that truly understanding the real estate market is more complicated than it seems. Today, there are many questions your real estate agent must be able to answer to ensure your family is making the right decision. Here are just a few:

  • What impact does the movement in mortgage interest rates have on buyer demand? 
  • With home prices increasing rapidly, are we headed toward another housing bubble?
  • Do you need a 20% down payment to purchase a
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What matters to us more than anything is the satisfaction of our clients. Actually, it's the extreme satisfaction of our clients that we're after. You see, without you, there would be no us! It's because of our clients that we continue to do what we do best (and what we totally love!) every day. Yes, we do help people buy and sell real estate. But our goal is bigger than that. It's to help our clients realize their dreams and get to that exactly perfect place in the world that brings them and their families peace, security, and boundless joy.

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Satisfaction Matters

When we get feedback like this from a client, we really can't be happier. We are so thrilled to have had a part in the realization of another dream. Thank you for letting us into your

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