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Recently, I wrote a post about worthless prequalification letters and lenders who aren't quite above-board in their representations of buyers' credit worthiness. I suggested requesting credit scores when considering an offer, along with a few other ideas.I briefly also mentioned my BEST LENDERS l...
Great Schools! Great Neighborhood! Under $140,000! 3-Bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 2-Stall Garage, Family Room with Fireplace, Central Air. Roof is eight years new. For more information, call me at 616-648-0800 or 616-791-0110 ext. 2121 or visit my web site at http://www.donphelan.com/ and click on "Prefe...
Recently, I wrote the following piece for a friend of mine who is the creative director for an ad agency in Houston. It was the result of a conversation about how the business of marketing has changed dramatically during the past 10 years due to the internet and blogging. At the risk of preachin...
Classic Marywood Two-Story -- 231 PLYMOUTH NE Classic Marywood Two-Story $149,900Between Michigan and Fulton Welcome to the shaded sidewalks of the Marywood Area of "Near-Northeast" Grand Rapids (Between Fulton & Michigan on Plymouth). This well-maintained, classic 2-story is dressed to the nine...
How to Write Good.Realtors are salespeople. Salespeople talk. Most Realtor-salespeople talk good. Writing, however, can be quite another matter.Writing is an essential communication tool and it is sad to see otherwise bright, articulate people shy away from writing because of their lack of con...
About this time last year, I was enjoying one of my "road trips," stopping for a late lunch and pumpkin fudge dessert while padding around historic Marshall, Michigan. One of the shops there was holding its annual display of Russian nested dolls and I stopped to take it in. It reminded me, you ...
$134,900 Extremely well-maintained and ranch near the Mines Golf Course. Great area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 stall garage, finished basement. Central Air.For more information, visit www.donphelan.com or call em at 648-0800.
Wyoming Rogers Open Sunday, October 21, from 2:00 till 4:00 p.m.Now $109,900613 Cricklewood SW (South on Clyde Park off 28th St. to Cricklewood, East to home)Totally redecorated from top to bottom and inside & out. New carpets, new paint, laminate floors, new vinyl -- even a new work room space. ...
1572 Alexander Street SE (Ottawa Hills/Iroquois Area)$329,900Classic elegance is the hallmark of this plantation-style, all-brick two-and-a-half story home. From its white columns in the front that remind you of "Tara" to its soothing colors throughout, this home offers real comfort, southern st...
Wyoming Rogers Price Reduced Affordable Starter in Wyoming Rogers Totally redecorated from top to bottom and inside & out. New carpets, new paint, laminate floors, new vinyl -- even a new work room space. New carpet in family room, laundry room. Den/office with closet on lower level. Central air....