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2012 

Technology surrounds us and while most are passing fancies that never really fill the bill my Motorola Bionic has made me a better agent. Not only does it sync with Google so it reminds me appointments but with all the apps out there it has become a must have for my business. Of course being able...
06/26/2012
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About 20 miles due West of Big Rapids is a little place called Bitely, MI. I lived there for a few years and absolutely fell in love with the area. If you are looking for connecting with nature it starts in Bitely, MI. The town itself is not very big but the hearts of it's residents more than fil...
06/26/2012
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Just North of Big Rapids lies a hidden treasure called Paris, MI. Known for it's Fish Hatchery it has been a visitors destination for 100 years. Back in the day it was a huge operation employing several hundred workers. Today it is a quiet place sitting along the Muskegon River offering several d...
06/25/2012
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If you are looking for all sports fun try Chippewa Lake, MI. Over 750 acres in size Chippewa Lake offers some of this area's finest water frontage. With sandy bottoms and clear water this is a must try for people who like to play in the water. Not nearly as busy as one would think there are even ...
06/25/2012
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One of my favorite places on earth is Canadian Lakes, MI. I am lucky enough to cover that area in my real estate sales and love it when I get a chance to show it off. Ammenities like both indoor and outdoor pools, several park areas, beaches, airstrip, 3 golf courses, playgrounds, tennis courts a...
06/24/2012
Just South of Ferris University sits a beautiful subdivision called The Bluffs in Big Rapids, MI. Within a couple miles of Ferris makes this an attractive spot for Ferris faculty as well as home owners looking for the perfect blend of nature and convenience. There are currently 16 lots for sale i...
06/24/2012
One of my favorite subdivisons is Sunrise Haven Estates in Big Rapids, MI. Steve Fenstermacher is the developer and even before the land was cleared he had a clear vision of what it would look like and the lifestyle he could offer. The view from most every lot is amazing. You can see for miles to...
06/24/2012
Each year we encounter a new batch of Students attending Ferris State University looking for Ferris Student Off Campus Living. While it can be a very rewarding experience their are rules off campus too. Whether renting or buying it is always best to check with Ferris as there are students who MUS...
06/24/2012
We all have had our share of appraiser and underwriter woes last few years. Recently I had an FHA loan on a beautiful doublewide come to a screeching halt by an appraiser. There is a small rear deck the sellers used for bbq's. It is only about a 10' x 12' and is 15" high. Appraiser needs to see a...
06/20/2012
Very rarely in Michigan do we get to say it is just to hot. Yesterday we had our yearly golf outing and the 90+ temps about killed me only to come home to an even hotter house. With all the technology most of us have running at any given time the indoor temps are warmer than ever. I have been fig...
06/20/2012
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