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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Debbie Jean (DJ) Artrip, Cardinal Real Estate, Northern Mich



Did your mom ever tell you, If you play with fire, you'll get burnt! Or, If you eat too much candy, your teeth will rot!  Well, somethings just are that obvious but for some crazy reason, we decide we can beat the odds and the "obvious" won't happen to us. Well, please take heed:   If you drive t...
Surviving Your Serengeti was written for all of us, especially in these trying times.  Excuse me for paraphrasing Stefan Swanepoel, but he has some very insightful quotes: Endurance is what makes you get up when you've been knocked down. Find your inner strenght to fight, to keep moving on Seek o...
For those of us who don't have a spouse with health coverage, the cost of health insurance is our responsibility. I was wondering if any of my real estate associates have found a "good" plan that provides major medical coverage, with out taking a second mortgage? At 51 years of age, I'm too young...
8720 Log Cabin Trail, Atlanta Michigan 49709 $49,900              MLS # 271657 Clean and tidy 2 bedroom cottage located in the beautiful Canada Creek Ranch Association. This home offers a newer roof, high efficiency furnace, a drive through 12 x 40 heated attached garage, a dry basement that acce...
The 6 Barriers to Personal Growth The 6 Barriers to Personal Growth by Ernest SmithAll of the barriers that are in place relating to personal growth are known to be caused by six different reasons that people don’t take action on all of the things that they desire to experience within their life...
You can't beat this very affordable 3 bedroom, 1 bath home, conveniently situated in the quaint community of Alpena, on the "sunrise" Side of Northern Michigan, on Lake Huron.  This home offers a 2 1/2 car detached garage, fenced backyard, a full basement and a mud room off the kitchen. Lot size ...
This charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath home sits in the heart of the quaint town of Leslie, Michigan.Leslie is conveniently located between Lansing and Jackson. The home offers many updates, new furnace, carpeting throughout, paint interior and exterior, new deck off back, R60 insulation in the attic, t...
I, like many grandparents across the country don't live next door to my grandchildren.  When they come to visit during holidays, sometimes they leave their finger prints on the door wall facing the lake. I can honestly say there's been times I wouldn't wash that door wall for months, just being a...
This poor real estate agent had a full head of hair before he started working on his first Short Sale. Now he's hairless, can't eat and is about to blow the deal, all because he had no idea how to deal with a Short Sale. Business is NOT as usual, anymore.  I've found an incredible real estate too...
Affordable Northern Michigan Home Check this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home out, only $33,915 in the heart of Alpena, Michigan. If you're looking for affordable living in Northern Michigan, this home fits the bill.  It offers a 2 car detached garage, 66 x 148 lot size, full basement with lots of storage ...

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