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August
26

 

BBQ Blues Festival - Griffith Realty

Brighton homes for sale are some of the most sought-after in Michigan.

Our REALTORS® know there are plenty of good reasons why: The strong local economy, welcoming culture, and terrific location are just a few of them.

When it comes to "local flavor," one of the top events comes around every September.

It's the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival, and it takes place right in Brighton.

The Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival is Brighton's Signature Event

With a history dating back 14 years, the Smoking Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival is a lively and memorable way to spend a weekend. On Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7, the fun runs until 11 in the evening. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. Friday but starts right at noon on Saturday so you can get a full day in.

Award-winning barbecue artisans from all over the United States travel here to showcase their food. Eat your share of delicious ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and the real Brighton Main Street specialty of macaroni and cheese.

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August
19

Lakefront Homes - Griffith Realty

If you're in the market to buy one of our Brighton homes for sale, one of the area's gorgeous waterfront properties might top your list of possibilities. While there are many things to love about living on the lake, it's not for everyone. Here are things to consider before making your decision.

  1. Lakeside Living Can Bring Peace and Serenity Locals who live on the lake tell our REALTORS® how much they love the quiet serenity. There's nothing quite like enjoying a cup of coffee while relaxing and looking out over the water. It seems almost impossible to hold onto worry and stress when you're listening to the crashing waves and watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets. 

  2. There Are Many Health Benefits There are health benefits associated with living on the water. Since there are plenty of opportunities for walking, biking, swimming, and boating, you'll probably also get more exercise, which is beneficial to your health and well-being! 

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August
12

Raise Credit Score - Griffith Realty

Searching for Brighton homes for sale is an exciting experience. Our REALTORS® want to ensure that you're fully prepared to make an offer that puts the deed in your hand and the keys in your pocket. Unfortunately, many homebuyers don't realize that there are a few elements within a real estate transaction that may prevent you from owning your dream home — especially your credit score.

Credit scores change over time, and although you may be diligent and responsible with your debt, a mistake can drop your credit score to a level that's not attractive to mortgage lenders. A fraudulent or incorrect transaction that you're unaware of can also harm your score. Credit scores range from 300 to 800; the higher the score, the better it looks in the eyes of lenders. Thankfully, even a really low credit score can be raised to an acceptable level with a little planning and discipline. Here are five ways home buyers can increase their credit score while house hunting.

  1. Keep an eye on your credit score.
    To take care of your credit score you first must know what it is. One of the worst things you can do is not check this number regularly. Many financial institutions and credit card companies even offer free credit score reporting every month. This enables you to see your score each month without potentially lowering it. If your report seems lower than it should be, investigate the previous months that show a drop. There's always a possibility that your card may have been used fraudulently. If you see a transaction that wasn't yours, report it immediately.

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August
5

Home Buying for Blended Families

When Two Households Become One

Brighton homes for sale are part of an important real estate trend that's playing out all across the nation: More and more home buyers are looking for properties for their blended family.

Blended family describes any family where at least one partner has children from a previous relationship. Foster families are thought of as blended, too. About two-thirds of active homebuyers in the United States today are buying for a blended family. They need real estate agents who understand their needs!

Our REALTORS® recognize that blended families have their own unique considerations when buying a home. Each blended family is unique, but every family member should enjoy enough space, respect, belonging, and privacy.

Here are a few things to consider when you're house hunting for a blended family home:

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