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We had our office Thanksgiving party yesterday - potluck at the office complete with turkey, stuffing, and all the trimmings!  Such a great time to reflect on being thankful for a wonderful "family" of associates who are also friends! I am truly thankful for the group we have here: how well we wo...
If you are planning to sell your home in Michigan in the spring, few things can liven up and beautify your yard more than spring bulbs! You can plant these bulbs as long as the ground hasn't frozen, and with our extended fall of warmer than usual temperatures, it is a great opportunity that doesn...
An associate was relating the mold challenges of a couple of properties that he purchased that had a toxic mold presence.  One property they remediated by sealing off the room, then bleaching and sealing the affected areas with a shellac-based paint.  The entire home then vacuumed using HEPA filt...
Investors - Land Contracts & Homebuyer Tax Credit as Balloon Some investors are doing land contracts with very little down, and including language in the contract that requires a balloon payment based on their Homebuyer Tax Credit. If buyers qualify for this credit, (a tax professional should ev...
  I know it's early to be thinking about holiday decorating, but... the outdoor lights are already starting to appear! While the exterior landscaping may be looking a little drab until the white fluffy stuff sticks around, your interior homescape can be more inviting and homey than ever. If your ...
This home has newer everything! Roof, insulation, windows, doors, laminate flooring in kitchen, carpeting, appliances - including washer and dryer, fresh paint, kitchen cabinets & counter. Less than two miles to Ferris State University, and just within the City of Big Rapids for municipal water, ...
Have you noticed the Snowmobile signs in Mecosta County? Mecosta County, Michigan, is a very snowmobile-friendly county!  If you are looking for a cottage or cabin for your family recreation activities, this is a great place to be.  Many main roads in this county even have a paved shoulder for an...
Yay!  The Senate amended version of the Homebuyer tax credit bill HR 3548 now has passed the US House - they are still voting as I post this, but there is already a 2/3 majority needed to pass it. It will go to the President's desk for signature, and may be signed into law yet this week! Update f...
Tax Credit will no longer just for 1st time homebuyers when extension is signed into law. Excited buyers are looking forward to the extension of the Homebuyer Tax Credit, just passed by the US Senate today, with 98 Yeas, 0 Nays, 2 not voting.  Now the bill goes back to the US House of Representat...
The Homebuyer Tax Credit has still not passed the Senate.  The "cloture" vote that was taken yesterday in the US Senate and passed, was to end debate on the Senate version, and bring it to a vote within 30 hours.  Senate amendment 2712 is a replacement in the form of an "amendment", as a substitu...

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