Real Estate Market Report

Happy New Year 2014

Well the New Year is finally here and the holidays are officially brought to a close for another season.  Looking ahead to 2014 as a Realtor I can tell you is an exciting one.  Property values are beginning to improve…
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Home Sales and Job Creation would Rise with Sensible Lending Standards

The following article was provided by the National Association of Realtors®: WASHINGTON (September 17, 2012) – New survey findings, combined with an analysis of historic credit scores and loan performance, show home sales could be notably higher by returning to…
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Joint NAR/Google Study Shows More People Use Internet to Research Homes for Sale

The following article is provided by the National Association of Realtors®: WASHINGTON (January 7, 2013) – Real estate-related searches on Google.com have grown 253 percent over the past four years, according to a joint study from the National Association of Realtors® and…
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Battle Creek’s Historic Northside

The North side of Battle Creek boasts some beautiful historic homes that sometimes do not get enough attention. A few years ago, I took some time one day to create a short video showing some of the ones along Capital…
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Housing Affordability Index to Set Annual Record for 2012 In Review

WASHINGTON (January 9, 2013) – With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the National Association…
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Land Contract Homes

The search for Land Contract Homes is far and wide for prospective home buyers when they are struggling with a troubled credit history. This subject by far generates the most inquiries for me as a Realtor, as there are so…
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Mortgage Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

Thirty-year mortgage rates recently fell below 4 percent for the first time in history. But that’s not the only good news for home buyers. Monthly mortgage payments are also at record lows. A home buyer purchasing a typical American home…
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Buying a Home in Marshall, Michigan

Buying a home in Marshall, Michigan is to become part of a wonderful community that has a strong pride of ownership throughout.  Marshall, Michigan is the County seat for Calhoun County, and according to the 2000 U.S. Census has a…
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Michael Delaware, REALTOR® as a Featured Guest on ‘Be Scene On Air’

I currently serve as the President of the Board of the Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS® for 2011.  Last month, the CEO of the Board, myself and the President-Elect for 2012 were invited to a local Cable TV show…
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