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Posted on 09/28/2020
When is The Best Time to Buy Your Retirement Home?
Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash Although it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, a strong case can be made for purchasing your retirement home before your golden years. In fact, with some deft financial planning, it may be worthwhile to buy your retirement home decades in advance. That may seem counterintuitive, but maybe other...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Spring Lake, MI Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 09/21/2020
5 Types of Real Estate Property Investment
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Real estate investing is a powerful way to build wealth, as investors can take advantage of rent payments, appreciation, tax deductions and leverage. Additionally, there are lots of properties to invest in. If you’re starting to explore real estate as an investment opportunity, here are five types of properties and why you...
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Posted on 09/17/2020
Grand Haven, MI Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 09/14/2020
Easy-to-Grow Herbs You Can Plant Indoors
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels If having freshly grown herbs at the tip of your fingertips appeals to you, growing an indoor herb garden is right up your alley. There are many flavorful herbs that you can easily grow indoors. The following are a few of the herbs that are most conducive to an indoor growth environment:...
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Posted on 09/07/2020
Step-Up Basis and Real Estate
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Fruitport, MI Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 08/31/2020
Tips for Buyers: Score a Great Deal on a House
Believe it or not, you don't need to be a homebuying expert to score a great deal on your dream residence. In fact, there are many things you can do to find and acquire a house that won't force you to break your budget, and these include: 1. Shop Around When it comes to conducting a home search, it...
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Posted on 08/26/2020
Spring Lake, MI Real Estate Market Update
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Posted on 08/24/2020
Is Your Residence Worth Less Than You Originally Paid for It?
Let's face it – determining how to price a home is rarely simple for a seller. In some instances, your home may be worth less than you originally paid for it. Ultimately, if you failed to maintain your house over the years, various home problems may crop up when you decide to list your residence. If these issues go...
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Posted on 08/17/2020
The Benefits of Urban Living
Photo by Thomas Le on Unsplash If you choose to live in a city, you’ll find a number of benefits to your location. Community: Most cities are densely populated and home to people from many different backgrounds. When you live in a location like this, you’re likely to find a community of folks who share similar interests and...
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Posted on 08/15/2020
Grand Haven, MI Real Estate Market Update
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