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buyer: Home Buying in Michigan - FHA will soon require 580 credit score to qualify for 3.5% downpayment - 02/02/10 05:39 PM
In early summer 2010, FHA will begin requiring home buyers with less that a 580 credit score to have a 10% of the purchase price downpayment to qualify for an FHA loan. Buyers with a score of 580 or over will continue to qualify with only 3.5% of the purchase price of a home as their downpayment amount. If you would like to read more information on the January 20, 2010 announcement of FHA changes for the near future, click on the link below: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2010/HUDNo.10-016
buyer: Buyers: Looking for a great deal under $30,000? - 10/24/09 10:39 AM
Many buyers search the internet with the intention of getting a fantastic deal under $30,000. There are some great deals out there. There are also a lot of homes in this price range that really need a bulldozer! If you are seriously thinking of pursuing a home in this price range: Number 1: You must be ready to buy the property when it comes on the market. If you are a cash buyer, you will have an edge. Many Michigan properties have defects (most common- damage due to freezing - broken pipes, damaged water heaters, broken well pumps, water tanks, etc.) (0 comments)
buyer: West Central Michigan (WCAR) Merges MLS with Southwestern Michigan (SWMRIC) - 10/23/09 02:25 PM
Buyers and sellers will notice some changes when they search homes for sale and other property listings in Mecosta County, Lake County, Osceola County & Newaygo County. These four counties make up the geographical area of the West Central Association of Realtors known as WCAR. We have just merged our Multiple Listing Service with SWMRIC (swim-rick), the Southwestern Michigan Regional Information Center. From a single search site, available through many participating real estate offices and agent's web sites, you can now search listings in the following counties: Allegan, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Hillsdale, Kalamazoo, Lake, Mason, Manistee, Mecosta, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, (1 comments)
buyer: $7 Million Clubhouse opens at Tullymore - Canadian Lakes, Michigan - 08/24/08 04:26 PM
In the heart of Mecosta County, Michigan, lies a jewel "in the palm of heaven". The new $7 million Tullymore Clubhouse is 13,000 square feet and the focal point of the $50 million Villages at Tullymore development. The Tullymore golf course is ranked 14th of public courses in the United States. Also in the plans are a $10 million recreational center & spa, and new housing for 600. The Villages at Tullymore also includes condominiums and "fractional" housing (similar to timeshares) overlooking the golf course. Tullymore is one of 5 golf courses in the resort community of Canadian Lakes, Michigan, including (2 comments)
buyer: How to Take a Better Exterior Main Photo - 08/14/08 04:51 PM
There are a few simple things that anyone can do to improve their exterior digital shots. You will be greatly rewarded for spending a little bit of prep time before you shoot, as the main exterior photo is sometimes the only photo a potential buyer will see! 1. Pay attention to what time of day the home will look best, with the least shadowing from the sun on the front of the home. Even homes that are not so great will look better with a sunny, blue sky - even in winter. 2. Take a good look at the home & yard. (12 comments)
buyer: Home Buyers in Michigan: What does your mate want in your next home? Take this Compatibility Quiz! - 08/04/08 09:06 PM
Do you know what basic features your mate wants in your next home? Take the Home Buyers Compatibility Quiz, and find out if you want the same things. Have a great discussion about it before you begin looking at homes! This quiz is multiple choice, only ten questions, and only covers the basics. (Quiz results are not saved, and no one will contact you!) Click Here to take Home Buyers Compatibility Quiz If you are ready to buy, I would really like to help you find the home you are searching for! -Lynn Afton, Realtor (231) 349-9191 www.greenridge.com/lynnafton www.bigrapidshomes.com www.greenridgeoakmontrealty.com (4 comments)
buyer: Email Listing Links to Clients & Use in Presentations - 07/27/08 03:15 PM
Seller clients seem to love seeing their home on website pages, so I email to them the links to all the website pages where their home is listed. (that I know of! Seems new ones are linking in all of the time) My listings appear on over 20 web sites, (not including idx sites to other offices) which is something I also use as a point in my marketing. At listings presentations, I include a page showing all of the major sites that have my listings appear. This can also be of high value in gaining sellers with FSBOs or expireds. (6 comments)
buyer: Let's Pro-rate the Michigan "Homestead" tax for ALL buyers, all year! - 07/24/08 06:25 PM
Need more buyers? You can truly help effect change! Buyers who purchase a home in Michigan after May 1st are currently stuck with whatever property tax designation is on the home at the time of the closing. Michigan Realtors can help more people buy homes by supporting bill HB 5334. Let's start a grassroots action to get this passed! More business for Realtors is a great side bonus! There is a bill introduced in the Michigan House - HB 5334, which would remove the deadline to file for an exemption (which saves around 45% on property taxes). It would be changed to pro-rate (1 comments)
Lynn Afton, REALTOR® in area surrounding Big Rapids, & Mecosta County Michigan
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