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Faced with the possibility of losing your home, panic is an understandable -- and common -- reaction.  Denial is another.  Unfortunately, neither of those reactions will save your home nor will they mitigate the damage to your credit rating and future ability to purchase a home.If you are facing ...
01/28/2008
Classic Marywood Two-Story $139,900231 Plymouth NEG609461Between Michigan and Fulton  Welcome to the shaded sidewalks of the Marywood Area of "Near-Northeast" Grand Rapids (Between Fulton & Michigan on Plymouth). 7 minutes to Medical Mile. This classic 2-story is dressed to the nines and ready fo...
01/28/2008
Forward this post your buyers and sellers who are sitting on the sidelines waiting for home values to go up! Tuesday, the Federal Reserve unexpectedly slashed a key interest rate -- the Fed Funds Rate -- by a bold three-fourths of a percentage point on Tuesday, responding to a global plunge in st...
01/25/2008
Eight Steps to Powerful Negotiating in a Buyer´s Market Here in Grand Rapids, Michigan and elsewhere, the real estate market dynamics have shifted from a seller´s market to a buyer´s market.  Buyers have plenty of inventory to choose from and sellers have lots of competition up and down their str...
01/25/2008
After 20 years of selling real estate, I have a considerable collection of "Myths vs. Facts."  In today's real estate market, it is essential to identify which is which.  For any of you who have been in real estate for more than a week, you've probably already encountered most of them.  Hope this...
01/25/2008
Any of you who have been in the real estate business for three months or more have probably heard this story but maybe you've forgotten it!  For those of you in the business less than 3 months, may I be the first to share it with you?  Its lesson is vital to success in a challenging market.The St...
01/23/2008
I shared this with all of you this past fall but a few of my co-workers suggested I re-post it, now that the holidays ar over and we're all getting back to work.  We are, right? Getting back to work?  Snow?? Cold?  Yeah, so?  Did you see the new about intereste rates today?  There are buyers out ...
01/22/2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve unexpectedly slashed a key interest rate -- the Fed Funds Rate --  by a bold three-fourths of a percentage point on Tuesday, responding to a global plunge in stock markets that heightened concerns about a recession. The Fed signaled that further rate cuts we...
01/22/2008
COLD DAY, HOT LISTING, TOASTY WARM INSIDE!!  STOP BY!$159,900      WOW!! What a find!! A 4-Bedroom, 3 FULL Bath, True Two-Story with a Daylight Lower Level with more than 2300 square feet Total Finished Living Area in Old Farm Estates, all for under $160,000!! Great room has a fireplace, too, and...
01/22/2008
After 20 years of selling real estate, I have a considerable collection of "Myths vs. Facts."  In today's real estate market, it is essential to identify which is which.  For any of you who have been in real estate for more than a week, you've probably already encountered most of them.  Hope this...
01/21/2008
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