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5 Reasons You Should For Sale By Owner

5 Reasons You Should For Sale By Owner

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some West Michigan homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. […]

West Michigan Home Prices Over The Last Year

Every quarter, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reports on the year-over-year changes in home prices. Below, you will see that prices are up year-over-year in every region. Year-over-Year Price Regionally Looking at the breakdown by state, you can see that each state is appreciating at a different rate. This is important to know if […]

5 Reasons to Sell This Spring in Grand Rapids

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the […]

Advice for First Time Grand Rapids Home Buyers

Pre-Qualification:  Meet with a mortgage broker and find out how much you can afford to pay for a home. Pre-Approval: While knowing how much you can afford is the first step, sellers will be much more receptive to potential buyers who have been pre-approved. You’ll also avoid being disappointed when going after homes that are […]

Why You Should Use an Agent to Sell your Grand Rapids Home

Selling your home is a big endeavor that should include working with an expert, a real estate professional. To compensate the agent for their time and expertise a portion of the money you receive upon the home sale will be used to compensate the real estate agent. Commissions are scary and can be difficult to […]

What is a CMA and Why do You Need One?

CMA is real estate shorthand for “Comparative Market Analysis“. A CMA is a report prepared by a real estate agent providing data comparing your property to similar properties in the marketplace. The first thing an agent will need to do to provide you with a CMA is to inspect your property. Generally, this inspection won’t […]

Traversing the Pitfalls of Home Inspections in Grand Rapids

June and Fred Smith were diligent about getting their home ready for sale. They ordered a pre-sale termite inspection report. The report revealed that their large rear deck was dry-rot infested, so they replaced it before putting their home on the market. The Smiths also called a reputable roofer to examine the roof and issue […]