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By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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You may not think that little document called a will is a big deal.  Let me tell you, it is a big deal when someone close to you passes and has possessions like a home, land, cars and furniture.  The law regarding death without a will is well tested and very clear. I have had to deal with four de...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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You never know who or what the question may be when you answer a phone call.  I have turned my efforts toward internet marketing, with great results.  This also has increased area from where phone calls are received. Yesterday I am calling back a young man located hundreds of miles away from my 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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How long do you schedule for showing a buyer a home?  When showing multiple home you have a tentative schedule that you set as your showing time. I recently had a young man take over an hour looking over a home.  It wasn't new, it wasn't a costly home and it wasn't his first home purchase.  I had...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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I recently became involved as a volunteer for a Woman's Life Chapter #876 that is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Smith Regional Respite Center in Allendale Michigan. One of my agents, Therese VanderMeer is a member of the group.  We were discussing a listing.  Therese then shared her involvement...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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Many people are selling off possessions to raise cash.  Some use traditional advertising while others are turning to the internet as their advertising option. The statistics are stacking over internet advertising and selling items from homes.  It is very easy for criminals to target homeowners wh...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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If you listen to the major news channels or your local real estate board you do not always get the real facts.  You might get the daily dose of whatever is being served today as fact.  The underlying foreclosure ghost market is still there. I recently had a discussion with a local real estate bro...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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Many families are affected by a loved one with Alzheimer's.  My wife and I enjoy her father and he stays with us one a week overnight.  This is a family disease not an individual disease.  It may take the memories of the individual but it affects the family and friends. His memory betrays him mor...

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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How many times have you heard of homeowners returning to a home they lost due to foreclosure to do damage?  If you are the new owner and the former owner shows up what do you do? How many people are forced out of their homes due to foreclosure and leave possessions behind?  If the lender takes ov...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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Scams are costing millions and most of the people initiating scams are never punished. Here is one that I know many elderly people will panic and call to get money.  It's a postcard it seems reasonable but in actuality it is designed for one thing and one thing only.  To get a call.  No return ad...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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The new proposed effort to help people in mortgage trouble may not be the silver bullet that all the news services are pointing out. Bank of America is hand picking some of their clients that currently have mortgages.  We don't know if the criteria they are using now will be the future method use...

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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That is exactly what the voice on the phone said this past week.  "Hi, I want a House, I found your name on a website and kept seeing your name on different articles and listings.  I need help I want to buy a home, can you help me get one? He saw my name on Activerain articles, websites and linke...

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 finished my master's program!  I could not have been released from jail and be happier.  Don't get me wrong I was the one that signed up for the education.  I wanted to have a more in depth knowledge to help my company, business and clients. Obtaining a Master's Level education isn't exactly li...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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Michigan has not had temperatures like this EVER!  We are setting new high temperature records everyday.  Consequently we have also had some severe storms and fog because of the odd weather patterns. Yesterday I had an early morning appointment.  I did my morning routine to get ready, I took a qu...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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I have all these fancy features on my car.  I have owned it for three years and never once have I been able to get the remote start to function.  I have talked to the dealership and they tell me every time, it works fine.  I go to use it and the remote doesn't work.  I read the manual, again! 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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I was on an inspection of a home and we could see that a few mice had made themselves home.  As we continued our inspection of the vacant property it was evident that mouse population might be significant. I didn't notice any obvious places for mice to gain access to the home.  The next day I met...

By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
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We all know the price of gas.  In West Michigan we pay higher prices that other areas of the state because of distributors.  Most every distributor pays similar prices but west Michigan consistently pays .10 cents per gallon higher.  This can only be contributed to a greedy distributor lining his...

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 state have high insurance rates.  Michigan is among the highest in the nation.  The legislature has passed a law to allow for unlimited damage claims because of an accident.  You can look at this two ways.  If you are the one filing the claim and the court awards you millions of dollars you ...

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 grew up in Chicago and they turned the river green to celebrate with the large Irish population.  In Grand Rapids Michigan where I now live they serve a lot of green beer. Today and tonight the city is closing some of the streets downtown to allow for more celebration room so pedestrians will n...

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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Homes for sale inventory can affect how long your home is for sale and what your eventual sell price could be.  Less homes available in the housing market for sale means a higher concentration of home buyers for remaining homes for sale.  Conversely if a larger number of homes are competing for t...

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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Considering selling your home but do not have an idea of what sell price to place on your home in the current Grand Rapids real estate market?  In the Grand Rapids Real Estate housing market one of the guides to use for sell price analysis is the cost per square foot of a home. This analysis can ...

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