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“Expect the Best” Mike Mike Bowler Sr. ePRO, CRB, GRI, SRES Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood 1020 S. Creyts Road, Lansing, MI 48917 Phone: 517-492-3400 Fax: 888-832-6203 email: Mike@MikeBowler.com Website for Clients: MikeBowler.com Search Listings
home: Lot’s of Great News for Greater Lansing Real Estate Market and the Tri-County Area - 12/17/09 02:07 PM
Lot’s of great news for Greater Lansing Real Estate Market and the Tri-County Area has been the buzz for the past month or so, with signs that home selling may get a big shot in the arm this winter producing a strong 2010 for buyers and sellers. Seller’s who want to get the jump on selling their house should begin early to meet that Home Buyer Tax Credit date of May 1st, 2010. Buyer’s should also start soon for obtaining the best interest rates in nearly 40 years and locking those rates down. Here’s some of that positive news hitting the streets (1 comments)
home: Ten Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Winter, Plus Some in the Greater Lansing Real Estate Market - 12/02/09 05:25 PM
I received this list below in my email today, Titled: Ten Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Winter. This list has been floating around for several years on why to buy and sell real estate in the winter month's or holiday season. I made a few alterations because this year 2009/2010 is an unusual time for real estate in the Greater Lansing Real Estate Market and could be the best time ever to buy or the worst time ever to sell, depending on your circumstances. I also added a few remarks at the end of the list for your information. Ten Reasons to Sell (7 comments)
home: Newspaper Ads vs. Internet Marketing -Who's Really the Boss - 11/26/09 07:23 PM
It's Thanksgiving night and I am finally getting around to look at this humongous newspaper that was hanging out of my paper-box this morning. Maybe you experienced the same reaction I did, by saying what a waste of paper. In doing some quick investigating, I came across this report by MORI Research, that has some interesting stats. According to a new report from the MORI Research nearly two thirds (69%) of Americans make shopping plans based on newspaper ads. Here are some stats from the research: • 82% of consumers clip coupons, buy a product, visit a website or try a product (5 comments)
home: Things to Do In Grand Ledge, Waverly, Delta Township & Lansing for The Entire Family - 11/14/09 06:26 PM
There are plenty of events and activities coming up over the next 6 weeks in Grand Ledge, Waverly, Delta Township and Lansing, Michigan for the entire family to enjoy. The Greater Lansing area is a great place to live, work, and play. Check these out and note that we also have Broadway talent at Waverly and Grand Ledge High School. I Hope you enjoy. November 19th-22nd Grand Ledge High School presents the Christmas Carol The 25th Annual Silver Bells in the City will take place on Friday, November 20, 2009 from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Lansing. Nov 21, 2009 Waverly High School Musical - Fiddler on the RoofDecember (2 comments)
Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible: 1. Check your credit.Before you apply for a home loan, regardless of your credit, it’s a smart idea to obtain a copy of your credit report from the three major credit bureaus and review the information. If there are errors or things that need to be addressed, it’s easier to address them before you have found a house, than after you have found a house and are trying to close your loan. If (0 comments)
home: Greater Lansing Michigan Home Sellers Have an Additional Tool Available - 08/20/09 03:31 PM
Greater Lansing home sellers have an additional tool available that helps expose their property to more buyers using the iPhone on the go for searching properties. Here's an example of how the application works. In addition to having a Realtor who understands real estate syndication, Internet marketing, and search engine optimization, this should be a requirement sellers should add to their list of expectations when listing their house with an agent. A Real Estate Professional must meet the needs and expectations of the Connected Consumer. The rules of business are changing in our industry, with nearly 90% of all buyers searching the (0 comments)
home: Buying & Selling Real Estate in the Greater Lansing Market, Contribute to Economy!! - 06/06/09 05:25 PM
You have decided to purchase a home, or are thinking about buying one, in the Greater Lansing real estate market. You'll be joining the ranks of hundreds of families who realize that home ownership offers a number of benefits including building equity as a long tern investment, saving for the future, and creating an environment for your family. When you own your own home, your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours. Over time, your home will increase in value. Although real estate values shot up about 89% from 2000-2006, they have declined in excess of 30% in (0 comments)
home: Real Estate Consumers in Greater Lansing Are Seeing Some Light - 05/29/09 08:35 PM
Real estate consumers in the greater Lansing area and across the country can now take advantage of a Federal Housing Administration program to allow qualified home buyers to apply the $8,000 tax credit when purchasing a home, reported by NAR in a press release. FHA will now permit its lenders to provide a short-term bridge loan that will let qualified home buyers use the tax credit to either make a larger down payment above the FHA required 3.5 percent, cover closing costs, or buy down their interest rate.Lansing has shown an increase in sales of 9.8% over last year compared to Michigan 8.55 (0 comments)
home: The Right Price on Your House for the Greater Lansing Michigan Real Estate Market - 05/10/09 04:07 PM
The Right Selling Price Affects Your Bottom LineWhen you're selling your home in the greater Lansing, Michigan real estate market, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you'll receive. That's why you need a professional evaluationfrom an experienced Realtor. This person can provide you with an honest assessment of your home, based on several factors including:Market conditions Condition of your home Repairs or improvements Time frame In real estate terms, market value is the price at which a particular house, in its current condition, will sell within 30 to 90 days. If the price of your home is (0 comments)
home: Things to Do in Holt Michigan, Delhi Township - A Great Place to Live, Work and Play - 05/09/09 07:29 PM
Holt is a great place to Live, work and play. In addition to award winning school system, Delhi Township is into recycling, gardening, blood drives and many other events for the entire family. Our family lived in Holt for 25 years and our children always had something to do within the community, in addition to the great school system. Here are some events taking place this summer you may want to check out. I have included a link to Delhi Townships latest newsletter which includes many details and dates for you to participate in. May 16 - Waste Water Treatment Plant (0 comments)
home: Holt, Delhi Township Home Seller’s Today, Need Massive Exposure to Find Buyers - 12/14/08 07:01 PM
Holt, Delhi Township home Seller’s today, need massive exposure to find buyers, to get the most exposure. The days are gone of just putting a sign in the yard and selling your house. With over 85% of all home-buyers shopping the Internet prior to contacting a Realtor, it is imperative that your Real estate agent provide syndication from their website to offer better search engine exposure. Although real estate agents have the luxury of the company site, the local multiple listing site and a national site, if they’re part of a national franchise, that’s just not good enough for you, the (1 comments)
home: Hot New Listing, East Lansing, Home of the Michigan State Spartans - 08/20/08 08:19 PM
East Lansing, Hot Price, Hot Property, 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Baths at Only $159,900.00 - Won't Last!Dont wait on this wonderful 1728+ Sq. Feet, four bedroom home with 2 1/2 baths, formal dining room, formal living room and spacious family room to enjoy a cozy fire anytime with the gas log fireplace. Great kitchen with ceramic floor, laminate counters and refaced cabinetry adjacent to both dining areas. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for the large family who needs lots of bedrooms, storage, near a neighborhood park and a nature trail right out your backdoor. Fabulous neighborhood that is convenient (3 comments)
home: Greater Lansing Real Estate Home Sales Get Relief, or Did We? - 07/30/08 06:17 PM
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, first time Home buyers, and the thousands of people fighting to keep their homes from foreclosure, are coming out the winners with the new bill signed by President Bush today. Matthew Kelly of Geek Estate Blog has illustrated a very nice explanation and recap of the bill. Many sellers are asking everyday, what about us home sellers who need to sell for job reasons or other normal reasons to sell, have made our payments on time, and who have been the victims of this mess by having the price of our home driven down? It's been a vicious catch (1 comments)
home: Your Home Sells Faster in Greater Lansing Area With the Right The Selling Process - 06/05/08 08:28 AM
My goal is to provide you with the latest marketing systems, technology and a high level of customer satisfaction to get you happily moved into your new home or to sell your existing home in the shortest amount of time. With over 80% of all buyers shopping the Internet prior to ever contacting an agent it is important to make sure your agent has the technology and tools to give your home the exposure it deserves. Traditional newspaper advertising does not cut it in today's market. Blogging, Web2 Websites, search engine marketing, and email marketing are only a few of the (1 comments)
home: Fed Drops Rates, Activity Picks Up, GM May Go Back to Work, Yes for Lansing Area! - 05/01/08 04:52 PM
Lots of good news this week around Lansing area as the weather starts to break, additional good news hits the streets with the Federal Reserve lowering rates and the strike being settled. We started noticing increased activity last Sunday with open houses reporting increased traffic 3 and 4 fold compared to previous weeks. The telephone has been ringing with buyers and sellers, the conference rooms are being used more frequently and it appears to be business as usual in and around the greater Lansing real estate market. Notice I said business as usual vs. back to a booming market. The boom (1 comments)
home: Holt, Michgan Real Estate for Sale, Spring is Here! - 04/04/08 10:37 AM
Holt properties between $100,000.00 and $250,000.00 are a great price range to start looking if you want to get out of that rental situation where you end up at the end of the year with nothing but 12 receipts for rent. The tax advantages to homeownership are great for the single person as well as the newly married couple who pay heavily to Uncle Sam each pay period. Delhi Township has plenty to offer the new home buyers with convenient shopping, bus-lines, award winning school system and much more. The demographics are here. A Realtor can help you determine the price range (0 comments)
home: Thinking About Purchasing a Home in Greater Lansing Area? - 03/10/08 08:45 PM
Thinking about purchasing a home of your own? Keep these critical considerations in mind: How long you plan to live in the home.If you purchase a home and get a job transfer or decide to move after only a short time, you may end up paying money in order to sell it. The value of your home may not have appreciated enough to cover the costs that you paid to buy the home and the costs that it would take you to sell your home. The length of time that it will take to cover those costs depends on various economic factors (0 comments)
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