Posts Tagged ‘Real estate’

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 […]

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 […]

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  readers that aren’t familiar with […]

How your Toys Play into Real Estate

When people think about the valuable material things that they own, the first on many people’s lists include the homes that they own. Many people get caught up with the idea of ownership however, and fail to realize that their homes are still on a mortgage, and their lender essentially own a percentage of their home. Bust […]

Home Foreclosures – An Overview

What Is A Foreclosure? Home foreclosures can be a very stressful and humiliating process for anyone. It’s important to understand what foreclosure is in order to know how to avoid one. If a house risks the chances of being foreclosed, it means the borrower or homeowner is not paying the monthly mortgage note. The lender […]

Learn About Mortgages

A mortgage is not something people like to think about, let alone pay off, but the process does not have to be too overly stressful. Understanding a few simple facts about mortgages and taking the advice of a qualified professional can take much of the stress out of understanding a complex real estate market and […]

Disadvantages to Selling a Home on Contract

Just like anything, selling real estate on contract ALSO has its downfalls. Following are a few thoughts I’d like to share with sellers considering selling on contract: 1. Remember: You can ONLY sell a home on contract IF you hold the title to the home free and clear with no liens, mortgages, etc. This usually […]

A take on chlorine for pool owners

chlorine production

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to maintain your pool? Or maybe you have some general questions regarding pool maintenance and utilization of pool chemicals (there is an excellent guide on pool chemicals here). Below are some common questions regarding pool supplies and how to use them to keep your pool clean […]