The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth

The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth “I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s) Even back in the mid-1800s, people knew that negative news … Continued

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last … Continued

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses. … Continued

Dissecting The Escrow Process For Michigan Real Estate

Buying or selling real estate involves a fairly complex and lengthy process with lots of confusing terms and technical jargon. Still, most people understand it all fairly well . . . till it comes to the escrow process. So let’s dissect the escrow process for Michigan real estate to make it a little less confusing … Continued

Pros And Cons Of HOAs In Metro Detroit

m Homeowners’ associations (HOAs) are on the rise across the country. As of 2014, 59% of all newly constructed home were built to participate in an HOA. That’s a significant increase from 2009’s 46%. But there are both pros and cons of HOAs in Metro Detroit. For some people they are great, and for others, … Continued