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By Bill Myers, Realtor - Cental Michigan
(Century 21 Forward Realty, Inc.)
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  Our first annual golf out last August was a success proceed went Digital Mammography for MCMC Foundation.   The outing was in the memory of my brother Fredrick K. Myers who lost his battle with cancer in the winter of 1999.  Next years outing will again be held at Falcon Head Golf Course in the...

By Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI
(Lake and Lodge Realty LLC )
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Ferris Student Homebuying First thing to note is living off campus is not an option for some students. Here is a link to Ferris State University's Residency Requirement page: Ferris Residency Requirements. Having said that this blog is for those who do qualify and are thinking of living off campu...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Homebuyers: If you are planning to buy a home this Spring and claim a Homebuyer Tax Credit, you must be under contract by the end of April, 2010. This means that you only have a little over 3 months left as of this writing to decide on a home to purchase, and jump through all of the financing hoo...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Instead of paying thousands and thousands of dollars in rent or dorm fees for Ferris State University students in Big Rapids, Michigan, many parents opt to purchase an inexpensive home. Many foreclosures do not require much work, and may save parents thousands of dollars in the long run. Usually ...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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If you are interested in purchasing a home on a Land Contract in Big Rapids or the surrounding Mecosta County area, there are investors who are interested in selling homes this way. It used to be, you needed approximately 10% down payment to buy on a land contract.  Right now, if you purchase bef...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Many of us look months out to see what our expected sales are going to by by month, week and day. Seems like a bit of over anxiousness....in reality it is just business management. Every November I can count on a surge in sales calls.  It is like clockwork.  How can I plan so precisely? Simple, w...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Second Annual Downtown Big Rapids Fall Festival Oct. 30 & 31, 2009 Come join in the fun!  Scarecrow competition and fall displays in the storefront windows both days Friday Oct. 30th, 6-8 pm Blues band live in front of JC Penney on Michigan St. - Key West Perma Frost Crossroads Cougar Fall Carniv...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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Many people wonder if this is a 'good time' to list their home for sale.  It can be... if your home is priced to sell.  Typically, the overall number of homes that sell in the fall and winter months in Michigan are lower than spring & summer volume, but there are always people who must move at an...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Many residents think Michigan is the highest taxed state? We have been help under the tax thumb for a long time.  That is what most people think anyway. You might be surprised to know that Michigan rates # 17 in the nation as least taxed.  That doesn't sound nearly as good as #1 but 33 states hav...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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I have noticed during the process of showing foreclosed homes the remnants of what is left behind.  Many of the mortgage companies have a "clean out service" and they haul aways the former owners belongings, if they have not been removed within the time frame. Some of the others mortgage companie...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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End of summer....will it change your business? For many businesses the end of summer and the beginning of the school year spells a slowdown.  Real estate can have a bit of a lull when people shift their attention to school cloths, the last vacation or time off with the kids before another school ...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Foreclosure Bus Tours Is it Right for YOU? This type of marketing of foreclosure homes has been going on all over the nation for over a year now.  Is this the right method for you to find a bargain? Here are a few thoughts that may make you think twice. All you have to do to be included on these ...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Living in Your Home VS Selling your Home, There is a Difference! When you are not selling your home you can pretty much live your lifestyle any way you see fit. When you decide to sell your home living in your home and selling your home take on very different meanings. Living in your home you can...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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 Do You Communicate Your Efforts To Sellers? Sellers need a communication stream of information or they never know what you are doing for them.  I had a perfect example this week.  One of my agents clients calls for the agent, who is out of the office, as should be the case. The seller says, "I h...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Mold is with us and nearly in every building or home.  The significance and amount of mold is another story.  Mold prevention is almost impossible.  That said, preventing mold build-up is very possible.  Remember mold likes moisture.  Remove the moisture source and it is likely that you mold will...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Home warranties can be good and bad. Ever heard, read the fine print?  I use home warranties on a regular basis but I know what the company cover and does not cover.  I have had them pay claims for clients too.  I have only had good experiences with them myself.  Like anything you should read wha...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Wondering why your home hasn't sold? You feel you have it priced right.  Your home is just as nice as the others.  Some times it takes a bit more.  That "more" can be a variety of things to address not just one issue to change. I have a whole section devoted to helping people sell their home on o...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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A dubious honor having the nations highest unemployment rate. If you have been wondering why less food is on the shelves it isn't just the holiday weekend. Here is the National rankings by state provided by the Bureau Of Labor Statistics. State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted) top 8 states lead...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Looking for that one thing to give you peace of mind about you pet? If you have ever lost a pet you know how difficult it can be...my children were very young when our pet strayed away from our home.  He (Sarge) was a German Police dog and only a couple of years old...he fell in with a neighbors ...

By Lynn Afton, REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County
(Greenridge Realty Oakmont)
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  Ferris State University Theatre presents the musical comedy "City of Angels", which is not at all like the movie.  It is however, about the movie world in the late 1940's.  The FSU Theatre production will take place in Williams Auditorium, on State Street in the heart of Big Rapids, Michigan.  ...

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