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Real Estate Update | June 2019

Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 21, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
Real Estate professionals and economists are sounding more upbeat toward the housing market and Realtor.com® has revised its 2019 housing market forecast, reflecting optimism for a much stronger market as we head into the summer months.Lower mortgage rates are mostly behind this optimistic shift in attitude, with projected rates averaging 4.5% by the end of the year—nearly a percentage point lower than originally forecasted. The lower mortgage rates are increasing buyers’ purchasing power, however, ... read more
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Stages of Buying a Home

Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 03, 2019 in No Category
It may be a goal you have had since childhood. Perhaps, you have rented for most of your adult life and now want to experience the joys and satisfaction of home ownership. Buying a home is a big step and requires a lot of important decisions along the way. With some advanced planning and research, you can be sure your home purchase is something you feel good about for many years ahead. Here are the basic steps that lead you to a successful transaction. Understanding What You Can AffordThis is different from qualify... read more
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5 Kitchen Update Trends

Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 03, 2019 in  Home Decor  Homeowner Tips  Homeownership  New Homeowner
Whether you’re looking to invest in simple updates or a complete kitchen renovation, you can’t go wrong incorporating the latest design trends to enjoy now as well as boost your home’s value when it comes time to sell. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out our list below featuring on-trend elements we think will give you the most “bang for your buck.” Kitchen Renovations by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating; Photo Credits: Steven Seymour and Jeff Kaufman 1... read more
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6 Tips for Summer Lawn Care

Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 03, 2019 in  Curb Appeal  Homeowner Tips
Don’t you hate it when the grass is greener at your next door neighbor’s place? This summer you could have the lawn that turns everyone’s eyes green with envy and admiration, but you’ve got to get on it right now! Follow these tips to manifest the lawn of your life. BEFORE SUMMER 1. Inspect Inspect your lawn and note any spots that need special attention. If you notice brown patches, you need to act quickly to identify the disease so you can treat it. If the entire lawn is somewha... read more
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Real Estate Update | May 2019

Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 16, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
Spring is typically the most active season in real estate, however, other than some “unexpected hot spots” as noted by Realtor Magazine, the housing market here across Michigan has been good but relatively stagnant.It's no secret that West Michigan’s housing market is hot. Realtor.com’s housing market forecast for 2019 shows that out of the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S., the Grand Rapids metro area is projected to have the biggest percentage increase – 8.2% &n... read more
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