There is more to Real Estate than Zillow

Understanding how to fins and finance the perfect home for you!!

Buying a house  can require a lot of time and effort, these 10 steps can help make the home buying process manageable and help you make the best decisions possible.

 

STEP 1: START YOUR RESEARCH EARLY

As soon as you can, start reading Web sites, newspapers such as the Record Eagle of Traverse City, and magazines that have real estate listings. Make a note of particular homes you are interested in and see how long they stay on the market. Also, note any changes in asking prices. This will give you a sense of the housing trends in Traverse City.

 

STEP 2: DETERMINE HOW MUCH HOUSE YOU CAN AFFORD

Lenders generally recommend that people look for homes that cost no more than…

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What's in a name? In our opinion, a lot. When it came time to launch our latest expansion, we spent countless hours going over names. Family and friends offered up their suggestions. We turned to branding professionals. In the end, it was a simple phrase from my wife that checked all the boxes. After more than 15 years in the Real Estate and Construction Industry, she said it all boiled down to being Social. 

 

She couldn’t have stated it in a more perfect manner. Back in 2004, I was working for Home Depot at a corporate level when my father suggested I look into becoming a real estate appraiser. Without that Social suggestion, I never would have started on the path to a career in Real Estate. 

 

Less than a year later, I was out valuing homes…

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