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Date Archives: January 2018

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January
23

Scout Neighborhood Buy Home
7 Steps for Finding the Right Livingston County Neighborhood for You & Your Family

When you're deciding which Livingston County neighborhood to buy a home, you'll probably want to begin your search sooner rather than later. Before you hit the open house circuit, you should know the kind of home you want and the kind of neighborhood you need. As you consider your choices, knowing this information can help narrow your focus.

Our REALTORS® believe that to make the right home buying choice you must scout your future neighborhood like a pro. While the internet might yield some of the critical facts you need, you'll have to hit the pavement to track down the rest. Here are a few things to consider. 

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January
15

Buying a House - First Step Pre-Approval
Th real estate market is a fickle thing. While news programs often make us feel the same thing is happening across all real estate markets in the US, that's just not the case.  In fact, our country is filled with thousands of real estate markets sitting shoulder to shoulder across the US.  Each offering unique opportunities and pitfalls that can be radically different at any given time. 

In addition, conditions often change quickly. An entire market can shift overnight thanks to changes in mortgage interest rates, the amount lenders charge borrowers over time. Those adjustments, in turn, can be caused by anything from bank fluctuations to Washington politics.

In the long run, buyers hoping to get the best deal need one thing on their side: Speed.

The faster you get through your transaction, the easier it is to "seize the day" and get the best bargain in any market. This is especially true because a mortgage loan agreement only lasts for a short period of time--if you don't act on it within that window, your rates can go up. 

What's the key to moving faster in the market? Getting pre-approval.

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January
9

5 Tips for Buying a House When You're Self-Employed

5 Tips for Buying a House When You're Self-Employed

The digital age has helped make self-employment a reality for more people than ever before. While self-employment has many benefits, it also poses some unique challenges when it's time to secure a mortgage and buy a house. Mortgage lenders want to see proof that your income and business are stable, so it's important to plan ahead for the process. 

Our REALTORS® are here to help with a guide to buying a house as a self-employed shopper.

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January
5

Ski Local at Mt. Brighton Ski Resort

Brighton Ski Resort

It's been a little on the cold side lately in Brighton, Michigan--to say the least. One good thing about chilly weather is that it gives us a chance to get out and enjoy all the great winter sports opportunities in the area.

Many of our Brighton homes for sale are just a short drive from the area's best skiing and snowboard slopes. Mt. Brighton Ski Resort located just 5 minutes from downtown Brighton tops the list of favorite things to do in Brighton for many local families.  

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