calhoun county: Tekonsha, Michigan - 01/14/13 12:14 PM
Today I made a drive to Tekonsha, Michigan.  It is a small community just South of Marshall.  According to the 2000 Census, only 712 people lived in this small village of less than one square mile.  By the 2010 Census the population was just 717 people.  So you can see this is a relatively small community, and not much in the way of explosive growth has occured in the last 20 years or so.
Tekonsha is famous as the birthplace of Talbert Abrams, the man considered the father of aerial photography.  Tekonsha is in Calhoun County, and has some beautiful historic … (4 comments)

calhoun county: Liela Arboretum in Spring in Battle Creek, Michigan - 04/12/12 10:22 PM
I went driving through the Liela Arboretum last week just to take in the spring colors.  One of the spots of beauty in our city is the Liela Arboretum in Spring.  This is a park is maintained by volunteers, and contains over 600 different trees and plant species.  The circle drive is almost exactly 1 mile, so runners and joggers can partake in the beauty and get in their exercise.  It also offers great places to host a picnic, walk your dog or simply go for an escape for lunch for a few hours.  Driving through recently with the spring flowers, … (3 comments)

calhoun county: Buying a Home in Bellevue, Michigan - 11/19/10 06:32 AM
An area of Calhoun County that is popular with homebuyers is Bellevue, Michigan.  Buying a home in Bellevue, Michigan places you in a great location between Battle Creek and Olivet, and gives you access on I-69 to Lansing or Marshall if you need it. 
One thing to consider in buying a home in Bellevue, Michigan is that the city is located in Eaton County, but part of the village is in Calhoun County.  Depending on which section of Bellevue you select will determine which County you have to work with in terms of well and septic requirements. 
Barry County is merged … (0 comments)

calhoun county: More on Rural Development Loans in Calhoun County Michigan - 11/16/10 03:20 AM
There are specific income caps for Rural Development loans in Calhoun County, Michigan.  Each County in the State has a specified income requirements assigned by USDA Rural Development that oversees the guidelines for this loan program. 
In Calhoun County, a household income of 1 to 4 people cannot exceed $74,050.00 per year.  The household income of 5-8 people cannot exceed $97,750.00 per year.  The income is verified by the lender by obtaining a copy of the prior year's W-2 and recent pay stub of each working member of the household over 18 years old.  This can include adult children living in … (0 comments)

calhoun county: Requirements for VA Loans in Battle Creek, Michigan - 11/15/10 01:51 AM
There are Calhoun County specific requirements for VA loans in Battle Creek, Michigan which should be of interest to the prospective buyer.  One key Calhoun County requirement is that the home must have a pest inspection, and this inspection must be paid for by the seller. 
Obviously if signs of infestation are discovered in the inspection, the home must be properly treated and any required structural repair made.  Additional requirements for VA loans in Battle Creek, Michigan include the standard VA requirements of having a VA certified appraiser do the appraisal.  VA loans in Battle Creek, Michigan offer features that are … (1 comments)

calhoun county: Cornwell's Turkeyville Farm and Restaurant - 10/16/10 02:18 PM
Cornwell's Turkeyville Farm and Restaurant is located in Marshall, Michigan at the corner of N Drive and 15 ½ Mile Rd, about a mile from I-69 off Exit 42. 
It is quite an interesting facility, with an interesting history.  It originally a farm held by the Hawkins family, established in 1836.  Asahel Hawkins who had emigrated from Vermont, began with 80 acres of government land and eventually increased his holdings to 240 acres.  After his death in 1881, his son Asahel Myron Hawkins took over the farmstead. 
He grew a variety of crops, and held several Convis township civic offices including … (0 comments)

calhoun county: Rural Development Loans in Calhoun County Michigan - 10/05/10 03:30 AM
Rural Development loans in Calhoun County Michigan is one of the most popular first time home buyer loan programs going.  The advantages of the loan for a first time home buyer is that it offer 100% Loan to Value (LTV) based on the appraised value. 
What this means is that if you work with a Realtor that knows the area, and you find a house that is priced correctly based on the area, so it appraises accordingly, your loan will finance at 100% of the purchase price. 
Rural Development loans in Calhoun County Michigan has the restriction that requires the home … (0 comments)

calhoun county: Back Roads in Calhoun County, Michigan - 08/30/10 02:47 PM
My life as a Realtor often takes me to traveling along some of the many back roads in Calhoun County, Michigan.  I have had many an adventure, my GPS and I as we fly along trying to get from house to house to show, photograph or inspect for a client. 
Back roads in Calhoun County, Michigan come loaded with everyone's favorite: The pot hole!  Yes sir!  We have some big ones out there in the country.  Some you could drop a VW Beetle into, and then drive right on over it. 
I liken traveling down some of these back roads in … (4 comments)

calhoun county: 5 Cool Places to Shop in Calhoun County, Michigan - 07/28/10 09:31 AM
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)

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