January 2023

Record Number of Seller’s Concessions Granted to Buyers

By |2023-01-20T12:31:50-04:00January 20th, 2023|First Time Home Buyer, Michigan First Time Buyer, Michigan Mortgage Lender|

You've probably heard the housing market described as a "buyers" or "sellers" market. While a few years ago, the market was decidedly a sellers market, with a high demand for housing and lower interest rates, the market has shifted to a more balanced outlook. As [...]

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From Resolution to Reality: 2023 Housing Market Predictions for MI

By |2023-01-06T15:42:33-04:00January 6th, 2023|First Time Home Buyer, Real Estate Tips|

We celebrated thankfulness with our families, gathered around glowing trees to exchange presents with loved ones, and watched the clock tick forward into the new year. As holiday festivities die down, it’s time to implement our New Year’s resolutions and make our goals a reality. [...]

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December 2022

4 Things New Homeowners Should Be Prepared For

By |2022-12-09T13:03:19-04:00December 9th, 2022|First Time Home Buyer|

Purchasing a home for the first time is an accomplishment to be proud of. Often, it takes planning, patience, and commitment to saving towards that goal. Once you’ve crossed the finish line of the mortgage process and have keys in hand, you may feel like you’re [...]

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How Seller Concessions Help Homebuyers and Sellers Alike

By |2022-12-02T12:24:09-04:00December 2nd, 2022|First Time Home Buyer|

If you’ve been navigating the mortgage process, you may have heard the term ‘sellers concessions’ mentioned but may not know precisely what that means. When making a deal on a home, both the home buyer and seller are strategically working to improve the terms, and [...]

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November 2022

Gratitude Journaling and Homebuying: Writing to Reach Goals

By |2022-11-25T11:46:40-04:00November 25th, 2022|First Time Home Buyer, Life Strategies|

The plates may have been cleared from your family’s Thanksgiving feast, and your refrigerator stocked up with leftovers, but that doesn’t mean that practicing gratitude needs to end. Keeping a journal is a helpful way to focus on gratitude daily and relieve stress. Gratitude journals [...]

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September 2022

Homeownership Provides Relief as Cost of Rent Increases

By |2022-09-09T12:29:05-04:00September 9th, 2022|First Time Home Buyer, Home Loans|

You're probably no stranger to regular rent hikes if you're currently renting. 2022 has been a particularly rough year in terms of the cost of living—from groceries to gas to the cost of renting. As the cost of rent continues to rise, many Americans are [...]

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August 2022

4 Bonuses of Homeownership That You May Not Have Thought Of

By |2022-08-19T12:55:02-04:00August 18th, 2022|First Time Home Buyer|

When weighing the pros and cons of homeownership, some significant benefits often come to mind, like the equity that will accumulate from your home or avoiding rising rent prices due to inflation. However, homeownership is more than just a wise financial investment. Here are 4 [...]

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4 Home Maintenance Tips to Prepare for Fall

By |2022-08-12T10:44:58-04:00August 12th, 2022|First Time Home Buyer|

Summers in Michigan seem to go by in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, the summer is winding down, and you're scrambling to get things done around your home before the cold weather hits. An essential part of homeownership is basic maintenance [...]

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July 2022

What Home Buyers Can Expect at the Closing Table

By |2022-07-29T09:24:52-04:00July 29th, 2022|First Time Home Buyer|

If you're a first-time home buyer navigating the housing market, you may have questions about what to expect. That's especially true if you're budgeting for your down payment or closing costs. But what about your real estate agent whose fighting on your behalf for your [...]

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Why Homeownership Remains a Great Investment in 2022

By |2022-07-22T11:12:55-04:00July 22nd, 2022|First Time Home Buyer|

Our homes are more than walls and a roof. Our homes give us security in uncertain times, help us connect with our communities, and act as the backdrop to precious family memories. That's why homeownership is the American dream that many are working towards. However, [...]

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