Archive for the ‘Real Estate’ Category

What to Look for When Shopping for a House

We have lists when we go shopping for groceries and lists for what we want for our car. We even have lists of what we want in a significant other, so why are houses any different? Whether you are moving from one house to the other or moving into your first house, buying a house […]

Buying a Home in Midwestern United States

  The process of buying a home can be very complex. There are a lot of steps and rules to follow before you are able to live in your new home permanently. If you are planning to move to the Midwest here is a list of home buying steps, recommendations, and more to help make […]

What to Look For in a Family Vacation Rental

When you’re looking for a family vacation rental online, the choices and the options can be overwhelming. After deciding where you and your family will travel for your vacation, the next step is to determine what options you would like for your home away from home – both the essential features as well as the […]

A School District is Vital in Choosing a Home

There’s a lot that goes into searching for a new home, especially in the home itself, but a major component of the home-buying process is location. It’s important to look for a new home in a location that is well-suited to your needs, and your family’s needs. Moving shouldn’t mean that you have to choose […]

Home Buying Tips for Michigan Home Seekers

Buying a home will likely be one of the biggest purchases in your entire life, so it requires the research and planning of making one of the biggest purchases of your life. Searching for homes on the real estate market is no easy task, especially when you’re looking at homes in Michigan. Markets like Lansing, […]

Should You Invest in a Fixer-Upper?

The beauty of fixer-uppers is not on how they look, but their great return of investment. Purchase a fixer-upper in a good neighborhood at below the market price, invest money in renovating it, and you end up at least doubling its value when it looks good as new again. But when something is too good […]

Summer Saving Tips for Homeowners

The warm weather and vacation days makes the summer a thrilling time to be outside and escape. But home owners need to be continually reminded of ways they can save during the summer. So before you get the sunscreen out and car packed, check out these helpful homeowner tips to save money during the summer. […]

What’s a PCA?

Have you ever sold or purchased a house? Have you ever heard of a “PCA?” How about a Property Condition Assessment? What exactly does PCA mean, anyway? If you are a banker, builder, developer, architect, or engineer, chances are pretty good that you know what a PCA is. For those ┬áreaders that aren’t familiar with […]

Easy Renovations that are a Good Investment for Home Sellers

It’s easy to consider investing into home renovations when you are planning to live in your home for the foreseeable future, but much harder to spend when you’re planning to move. When your home is about to go on the market though, a little bit of renovation can make a big difference in your selling […]

Where to Find a Notary

Many times in the course of dealing with financial and real estate transactions you will have to get a document notarized. Oftentimes, people don’t know even the first steps to take in order to complete this process. Despite the prevalence of notarization in these transactions, notary procedures are far from common knowledge. So what does […]