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Battle Creek Real Estate Listings Online - 07/30/10 08:30 PM
Looking for Battle Creek Real Estate listings online? So many of these national sites have cropped up in recent years, and buyers gravitate towards them because they seem to have information and seem to be user friendly. It has been my experience that these sites do not offer Battle Creek Real Estate listings online, but more of a collection of confusing information. I often receive calls from a client I have been working with for awhile, and they ask me to find out about a property they saw was for sale on one of these sites, and when I do more (2 comments)
Stop Renting and Start Owning in Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/30/10 07:09 PM
Stop renting and start owning in Battle Creek, Michigan. Do you know what it takes to make the transition from being a continual renter, to a happy homeowner? It takes a change of mindset in your life, and decision to work towards that goal. Stop renting and start owning, in Battle Creek, Michigan! You can become a homeowner. Oh, sure, there may be some hurdles you will have to overcome. However, it can be done. Working with an experienced Realtor is a great way to start. Sometimes I do a lot of coaching in my job. I coach renters to stop (2 comments)
Moving to Battle Creek, Michigan? - 07/30/10 06:38 PM
Moving to Battle Creek, Michigan? Are you moving to Battle Creek, Michigan and you don't know where to start looking for a home? Perhaps you just want to get familiar with the City, and learn the lay of the land, so to speak? Well, I thought I would offer some help to those moving to Battle Creek, Michigan in terms of getting to know our community. We have some great hotels in the area, mostly along Beckley Road. Those would be the ones I would land in, if I were moving to Battle Creek. We have a great downtown, complete with (0 comments)
Home Warranty Plans in Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/30/10 11:21 AM
As homebuyer, you might want to be considering a home warranty plan in Battle Creek, Michigan before you close on your home. There are several home warranty plans in Battle Creek on the market, and some are worth their value, and others are not. With some bank owned properties, there is a new $1100 ‘Homesteps Warranty' that you may come across. When it comes to home warranties in Battle Creek, Michigan or anywhere else, this is an extremely over-priced product, with little or no value once purchased. I came across this home warranty plan in Battle Creek about a year ago, and the (3 comments)
Selling Battle Creek MI Homes - 07/29/10 11:00 PM
Selling Battle Creek MI homes... Whenever you are looking at selling Battle Creek MI homes, you are well advised to seek out a Realtor that knows the marketplace, and is familiar with the pride of ownership of the neighborhoods. Some homes have more of a challenge than others in selling. It is important for any prospective seller to realize that selling Battle Creek MI Homes means you need to do more than just put a sign in the yard, and wait for a call from your Realtor. As the homeowner, you have a role in the process too. To be successful (1 comments)
The Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan - 07/29/10 08:34 AM
The Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan is a very cool place to visit. It is an awesome educational museum and activity center. If you want to learn about the history of flight, see a Black Bird spy plane, or ride in a simulator, the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan is a great place to visit. I recently took my nephew there who was visiting from Georgia, and I took my little brother with Big Brother, Big Sisters there earlier this year. It is a fun place for kids, and they learn something as well. Also at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, (7 comments)
Sold on Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/28/10 08:34 PM
I have been sold on Battle Creek, Michigan for almost a decade now. Being sold on Battle Creek, Michigan is not a new idea, nor is it an old one. Battle Creek offers a lot as a City of approximately 50,000+ people. It is not a large city, but if you survey nationally, Battle Creek is the best known City of its size in the USA. Many people are sold on Battle Creek, Michigan through over their breakfast table each morning, as the top three manufacturers of cereal reside here: Kellogg's, Post and Ralston. There are many local people, who are sold on Battle Creek as (0 comments)
5 Cool Places to Shop in Calhoun County, Michigan - 07/28/10 04:31 PM
With some careful research, and a long conversation with several friends I know, I have compiled this list of 5 cool places to shop at in Calhoun County, Michigan. When I put the concept of this list together, I did not want to focus exclusively on malls and strip centers, however, a few of those made my list. I wanted my list of 5 cool places to shop in Calhoun County, Michigan to include also some of the quaint downtown districts, flea markets, and places off the beaten path of various communities, as well as some little know gift shopping nuggets that (1 comments)
Irving Park in Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/28/10 12:01 PM
Irving Park in Battle Creek, Michigan... Irving Park in Battle Creek, Michigan may as well be called ‘waterfowl' park as it hosts a large ensemble of geese, ducks, sea gulls and other birds. Irving Park in Battle Creek is located at the corner of North Avenue and Emmett Street, across from the hospital. Irving Park in Battle Creek is a small park with a small parking lot, but it boasts a large lake and fountain which is just the perfect community environment for our feathered friends. Not by any means the largest park in the area, or perhaps the most well (2 comments)
Finding Open Houses in Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/27/10 10:13 PM
Finding Open Houses in Battle Creek, Michigan If one is interested in finding Open Houses in Battle Creek, Michigan where do you start? Many can be found advertised in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Sunday. Others come out in a weekly paper called the Battle Creek Shopper. Finding Open Houses in Battle Creek, Michigan can also be accomplished by just driving around neighborhoods of interest on a Sunday afternoon, which is when most open houses are held. Finding Open Houses in Battle Creek, Michigan can be done on the internet as well. Some people do not know where to look online for (1 comments)
Buying a Home in Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/26/10 03:55 PM
BUYING A HOME IN BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN... Are you thinking about buying a home in Battle Creek, Michigan? It is a great community to live in, without the large noise that comes with a big city. At nights we hear trains going through our town, and in the summer we have balloons crossing our skies. Throughout your time here, you will smell cereal at some point being made at one of the local factories of Kellogg, Post or Ralston. The city has beautiful parks, rivers, churches, and is all in all a great community of people. Buying a home in Battle (1 comments)
Rivers in Downtown Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/26/10 11:35 AM
Not many communities can boast having a river in their downtown area. There are two rivers in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan. The city was originally founded as a milling community, as these two rivers were the draw for the founding of a city. The Rivers in downtown Battle Creek consist of the ‘Battle Creek River' and the ‘Kalamazoo River' which pass through the heart of the City. Beautiful walking paths have been established along these rivers, and there is even a very long biking, running and walking trail called the ‘Linear Path'. One can go to the rivers in downtown Battle (5 comments)
Looking for a Battle Creek, Michigan Realtor? - 07/26/10 11:15 AM
Looking for a Battle Creek Michigan Realtor? If you are looking for a Battle Creek Michigan Realtor, you found one. I have sold many hundreds of homes in the Battle Creek, and surrounding area and I know the market. Whether you are looking for a Battle Creek Michigan Realtor that can show you investment properties, your first home in the area, or need help for a family member, I have the pulse of the area. I am very active in my local Board of Realtors, and was recently elected as the incoming President of the Board of the Battle Creek Area (0 comments)
Selling a Home in Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/26/10 09:53 AM
Selling a Home in Battle Creek, Michigan There is always a challenge in selling a home in any market in the country these days. The influx of foreclosures nationwide in recent years has effected every market, including selling a home in Battle Creek, Michigan. In our area, there has been a severe increase in foreclosures since around the mid 2000's. One could debate cause, and everyone has an opinion on what was the driving influence, but nonetheless selling a home in Battle Creek these days is a challenge because of this climate. Here are seven basic tips that I can offer (2 comments)
Relocating to Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/25/10 11:21 PM
Relocating to Battle Creek, Michigan... If you are planning a move from where you live, and have on your horizon plans on relocating to Battle Creek, Michigan it is always helpful to do some online research into our beautiful city before you arrive. For one, it is a growing community, despite what you may hear in negative press about Michigan and its economy. The Kellogg Company is expanding their corporate training center and also their food research center in downtown. The Federal Center, which is one of America's largest military administration logistics complexes, is always relocating people to Battle Creek, Michigan. (0 comments)
Battle Creek Area Investment Properties - 07/24/10 10:49 PM
Let's Talk About Battle Creek Area Investment Properties... The search for Battle Creek Area investment properties is becoming a challenging and competitive market. There is always a demand for rental properties, and many investors as they pull funds out of 401K's and the stock market are seeking out Battle Creek Area Investment properties. The main reason is the inexpensive price range. One can get started investing for often under $25000 in most areas. Trying to get a grasp on which areas of town will give you the best return on Battle Creek Area Investment Properties, it is important to know school districts, (0 comments)
Buying Your First Home with Financing in Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/24/10 03:33 PM
Buying Your First Home with Financing in Battle Creek So often I speak with a new First time home buyer, and they want to know what they need to qualify for to buy a home using financing in Battle Creek. What does one need buying your first home with financing in Battle Creek? To begin, one must take the concept of lending back to its basics. One is asking someone to loan them money, and in this case, a sizeable sum of money, in return for payment back of the funds with interest. It is an age old concept, called ‘leverage' (0 comments)
First Time Home Buyers in Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/24/10 11:50 AM
I wanted to offer some advice for first time home buyers in Battle Creek, Michigan. In our area, there is a high level of foreclosures in the marketplace. This often inspires first time potential home buyers to consider the prospect of becoming a homeowner and taking advantage of the deals that are available on discounted properties. There are certain basics one has to have in place when buying your first home, which many prospective buyers omit before starting their search. So I thought I would offer some advice for first time home buyers in Battle Creek, to help you achieve your (1 comments)
Open Houses in Battle Creek, Michigan - 07/20/10 04:34 PM
Open Houses in Battle Creek, Michigan can be found advertised in locations online and in print. The main local paper that publishes advertising for open houses in Battle Creek is in the Battle Creek Enquirer, and these advertisements come out on Sunday. Open Houses in Battle Creek are also searchable online as well. I had a meeting with some people just this morning and they were mentioning that they did not know where to refer people to online to find local open houses in Battle Creek, so I thought I would put this blog entry together and share the information. ‘The Southwest Michigan (1 comments)
Where Would Cereal Be Without the Spoon? - 07/19/10 03:21 PM
Where would cereal be without the spoon? Have you ever given that much thought? The cereal industry is what boomed the town I live in, and many attribute it to the success of Kellogg and Post, and other companies. I attribute it to the spoon. Cereal would be no where as a product unless someone had invented the spoon. One can even go so far as to say the entire dairy industry would be half its present size, if man had not invented to spoon to carry milk and cereal to the eaters mouth. What about Raisin Bran? Are not ‘Two (2 comments)
Balloons were passing over our house! - 07/03/10 11:38 AM
Balloons were passing over our house on the morning of July 3rd. It all started as my wife and I were preparing our morning coffee and I glanced into the dining room and saw an unusual sight. The sun was shining in, and then the room went suddenly dark, and then light again as if something huge just passed in front of the sun! I recognized it immediately: Balloons were passing over our house! I immediately grabbed my camera and ran outside, and sure enough, balloons were passing over our house! Very cool! We have a park across from our house, (8 comments)
The Mule Skinner Boot Shop in Chelsea, Michigan - 07/03/10 10:08 AM
As an excursion on Friday, my wife and I returned to re-visit The Mule Skinner Boot Shop in Chelsea, Michigan. What is ‘The Mule Skinner Boot Shop'? The Mule Skinner Boot Shop is where I ordered some magnificent boots a few weeks ago, and it is simply the best known boot and western wear store in the region. I went back to the Mule Skinner Boot Shop this time to pick up my boots, and get fitted for them, as well as show the store to a friend. The place was established in 1973, The Mule Skinner Boot Shop is a (2 comments)
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