houses: Greater Lansing Real Estate Buyers and Seller's Seem to Be Getting Mixed Messages These Days About the Real Estate Market From Disaster to Recovery. - 08/06/10 08:56 AM
Greater Lansing Real Estate Buyers and Seller's seem to be getting mixed messages these days about the real estate market from disaster to recovery. An example sprang up yesterday as one of our leading news sources for real estate news, Inman News had two separate articles with headlines titled: Real Estate Market: Worse Than Expected? And the other titled, Another Record Week for Mortgage Rates.
Sometimes headlines are what confuse the buyers and sellers on market conditions because the headline might be all they read. Both of these articles are great and have some valuable information that would be a benefit to read.
My point is, the … (2 comments)

houses: Realtors, and Home Renters Beware, of Rental Scams Lansing, Michigan Area - 08/30/09 03:37 AM
The scams and cons are out trying to rent out Realtors listings by running ads on CraigsList and who know where else. They tell the prospective tenant that they are out of the country right now and to fill out an application and send a deposit. I have one of my properties for sale right now that brought me a number of calls from people questioning the legitimacy of the ad. These frauds are dumb enough to only ask about half what the property would rent for, even if it was for lease. Here's an example of how they operate and what to do in … (5 comments)

houses: Good Reason for Sellers in the Greater Lansing Real Estate Market to Prepare Well - 08/09/09 09:16 AM
According to a recent article published by RISMedia; nearly half of brokers polled for a Coldwell Banker survey last year found that affordability was the No. 1 concern for first-time buyers, 81% said move-in conditions were very important to these buyers. Only 7% said first-time buyers were looking to purchase fixer-upper homes that they could buy on the cheap and renovate.
That's good reason for sellers in the greater Lansing real estate market to prepare wellto show your home off at it's best when selling. You can do that by making small cosmetic improvements, minor renovations, home staging, competitive pricing, ease … (0 comments)

houses: Lansing Michigan Real Estate Buyers, Sellers and Real Estate Agents Vs. Internet Marketing - 04/06/09 04:10 AM
Lansing Michigan real estate buyers in today's home market want to have access to houses for sale, with plenty of information and lots of pictures.
It amazes me to no end that you can still visit real estate websites to find no pictures or very few. Even Realtor Boards and MLS Services sometimes limit the number of photos to 8 or 10. A large percentage of the houses have more rooms than that, let alone community photos that could be included, landscape, amenities of the neighborhood, schools, and parks.
The real estate professional must meet the needs and expectations of … (0 comments)

houses: Delta Township, Lansing Michigan, Has the Key to Your Real Estate Needs - 10/27/08 07:38 AM
According to the National Association of Realtors, low prices and low interest rates have been attracting home buyers since September to create a 5.5% increase on the seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.18 million units.  This is the first good news we have seen in awhile, however, it's an indicator that the bottom may be in sight. You can read the entire article here.
The Grand Ledge Public Schools are known for its distinguished student achievement and exemplary delivery of quality educational programs.Many of Delta Townships homes for sale are included in the Grand Ledge School District, in addition to … (0 comments)

houses: Delhi Township & Delta Township Real Estate Are Great for Long Term Investments - 07/27/08 02:07 PM
Two Communities that I am asked about from incoming buyers are Delta Township and Delhi Township.  Now that I have had the opportunity to own a house in both, I can boast the fact that they have plenty to offer when it comes to the concept of being a great place to live, work, and play. We have many great communities in the greater Lansing area; however these two seem to be on the list of most people I talk to about investing in real estate for a single family home.Delta Township just built a brand new library that recently opened … (0 comments)

houses: Holt, Michgan Real Estate for Sale, Spring is Here! - 04/04/08 03:37 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)

houses: Real Estate Terms that Help Sell Homes in Lansing Michigan Area - 02/21/08 09:08 AM
My listing in LochWoode Subdivision sold within 3 weeks of listing it for $4,250.00 over asking price, after 4 showings within a 5 day period. When I listed this house I put it on the regular websites our company offers clients, which consist of about 6-7 sites. However, in addition to using Active Rain, I also use Point2Agent Website which syndicates out to Trulia, Yahoo Real Estate, Google Base, Craig's List, Zillow, Cyberhomes and many, many others. This marketing is part of my plan to get the listing into the hands of consumers with nearly 90%  of all buyers search the Internet … (1 comments)

houses: Greater Lansing Buyers, The Current Market is to Your Advantage - 01/24/08 01:48 PM
Marketing properties, home selection and financing are just a few of the skills today's consumer looks for when they select a real estate professional. I am prepared to offer my clients the knowledge and expertise to counsel them in relocating, buying, investing or selling the family home. Buyers need all the tools available to prepare for a successful home-buying experience. Home Buying Reports and additional tips on financing will not only save them money, it will also assure a more successful closing on their new home. The greaterLansing real estate market has experienced our challenges over the past year, however, now … (0 comments)

houses: Lansing Area Real Estate Update, Tips, and Tools - 01/18/08 12:02 PM
I am beginning to see more activity in sales around the Lansing area compared to last year at this time. It appears that the buyers are getting off the fence, realizing that when interest rates are below 6% it's time to make their move.  The National Association of Realtors has launched a new website reaching out to consumers with the facts about home ownership and the value of real estate as a long-term investment. I encourage you to visit it. If you're a potentially ready, willing and able buyer thinking of owning a home and realize that at the end of the year as a … (0 comments)

houses: What's Going on in Lansing Michigan - 10/27/07 07:33 AM
Well the Fall Season is up on us and there is plenty to do in the Lansing areafor families and single people. I hope you enjoy the opportunity to visit some of these events. NAR recently came out with new economic reports and I also have attached the 3rd Quarter Report from Coldwell Banker Hubbell Real Estate Co. The market has shown additional activity over the past few weeks and NOW is still the best time to buy a home.
In other good news, the House recently pass a Tax relief bill for homeowners in trouble with their mortgages. If you … (0 comments)