Real Estate Blog | Canton, MI | Bittinger Team, REALTORS

Canton's Grub Crawl is a fun, annual event that is part of the amazing lineup of events here in our communities. Recently, the 2017 version had us at "grub", so a bunch of us took the plunge and got into the fun. It was awesome!

Canton Grub Crawl

Your Shirt IS the Ticket

The Canton Chamber of Commerce is behind the event, offering online and in-person ticket sales. The ticket, however, is a t-shirt! Wear the specially-designed t-shirt, and you are welcomed as a participant at all the venues. Kinda cool and nothing to keep track of - you're already wearing it!

For just $35 per person, participants (wearing the t-shirt, of course) can visit a variety of participating Canton Michigan restaurants and enjoy some featured food. It's a fabulous way to flit around

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You've worked hard. Now, it's time to reward yourself with a beautiful home already boasting those exceptional features you had in mind. Take a look at the photo album for this Canton Michigan home for sale (link below) and begin picturing yourself and your family enjoying games in that lovely backyard, entertaining in that finished basement, or whipping up a delicious meal in that beautiful kitchen. Yes, it is inch after glorious inch of perfection. Read on!

496 Waterview Court, Canton MI

496 Waterview Court, Canton MI

4 bedrooms - 4 full bathrooms - 2 half bathrooms - 3,532 sq ft PLUS 1,469 sqft finished basement

This spectacular, estate-style home is in one of Canton’s prestigious subs - Antique Forest - and located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a lovely multi-tiered deck

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couple in their new home

Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be at the top of everyone’s list.”

  1. Homeownership can help you build equity over time.
  2. Your monthly payments will remain stable.
  3. You may have some tax benefits.
  4. You can take pride in ownership.
  5. Homeownership improves your community.

Let’s expand on each of Freddie Mac’s points:

Homeownership can help you build equity over time.

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a

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Insanely gorgeous. Is there any more to say about this executive-style home in Canton Michigan's Hampton Ridge North sub? You be the judge! Be sure to view the full photo album (link below). Don't delay - contact us right away to arrange your private showing of this truly spectacular home. Is it time to reward yourself? Yes, indeed it is.

50490 Colchester Court, Canton MI

 50490 Colchester Court, Canton MI

5 bedrooms - 4 full bathrooms - 2 half bathrooms - 3,714 sqft - 1,456 sqft finished walkout basement with kitchen - pool

Right there we have given you the very basic rundown of what you will find in this expansive, decadent home. Just short of palatial, your favorite finishes and upscale features are well-represented. Yes, even right out to the killer backyard.

50490 Colchester Court, Canton MI


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interest rates

Interest rates have hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which has given many buyers relief from rising home prices and has helped with affordability. Experts predict that rates will increase by the end of 2017 and will be about three-quarters of a percentage point higher, at 4.5%, by the end of 2018.

Last week’s Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey revealed that interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have fallen to their lowest mark this year, at 3.88%. This is great news for homebuyers looking to purchase and homeowners looking to refinance.

The rate you secure greatly impacts your monthly mortgage payment and the amount you will ultimately pay for your home.

Let’s take a look at a historical view of interest rates

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Throw away the checklist because this home for sale has everything on that list plus a FIRST FLOOR MASTER! This highly-desirable floor plan is also in a highly-desirable part of Plymouth Michigan, with highly-desirable Plymouth-Canton schools! Learn more here and be sure to click on the link for the full photo album to see every room and all around the beautiful yard (hint: there's a gazebo)!

12117 Chandler Drive, Plymouth MI

4 beds - 2.5 baths - 2,805 sqft

12117 Chandler Drive, Plymouth MI

This entire home is freshly painted for you with brand new carpet throughout. Renovated kitchen in contemporary styling with granite counter and tile backsplash. First floor den with French doors. Spacious family room with volume ceiling, cozy fireplace, and a wall of windows facing the

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now is a good time to sell

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the findings of their Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey. The report covers core topics like, “if now is a good time to buy or sell a home, the perception of home price changes, perceived ability to qualify for a mortgage, and an outlook on the U.S. economy.”

The survey revealed that 75% of homeowners think now is a good time to sell, compared to 70% last quarter. This is a considerable increase from more than a year ago when only 66% agreed.

Even though homeowners believe that now is a good time to sell, many have not taken the step to list their homes, as inventory shortages still exist across the country. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, had this

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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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