April 2014

There are 8 blog entries for April 2014.

MSHDA Down Payment Assistance Program
MSHDA’s MI Next Home Program

Called “MI Next Home”, this Michigan based program is similar to what other states have implemented to jump their Real Estate Market.

Home Buyers in Lansing, MI. can receive up to $7,500.00 or up to 4% of the purchase price to help cover down payment, closing cost, and prepaid expenses, (taxes and insurance).

For Example: A single or married couple would qualify on East Lansing if they make less than $77,040 and purchase a home of less than $224,500 using an FHA or VA Loan.

Over one million households in Michigan are eligible for this program.


THIS PROGRAM IS FOR People who have purchased a home in the past.

  • Repeat homebuyers may be eligible for Down Payment Assistance up to a maximum of $7,500.00 or 4% of
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Selling quickly,Selling for more money.It is so exciting for buyers to find a home that has just the perfect lay-out and to find one that is amazingly  well cared for! Putting your home in "good order" is the  key to selling quickly and for more money. As realtors we can guarantee that if you follow a eight simple steps you will have a shorter selling time and that you will have more dollars in your pocket to invest in your next home. 

I think sellers need to look at their home as if they were a prospective buyer and ask the question...if you were looking at homes in your neighborhood would you buy your house today?  If the answer is anything but yes you have a little work to do. It isn't just the big things that need to be done it's the little ones that will grab a potential buyers

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HOUSE PRICES REMAIN STABLEThe US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the US Department of Treasury reported in April that house prices remained stable and foreclosure starts continued their downward trend.  According to HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs, Kurt Usowski, “The good news is that homeowners’ equity is now over $10 Trillion, foreclosures starts are at their lowest levels since 2005, and house prices remain stable, but the recovery is stronger in some markets than in others.” 

As of January 2014, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) purchase only house price index rose 7.4 percent from last year and ticked up 0.5 percent (seasonally adjusted) from December.  The FHFA seasonally adjusted purchase-only index for the US shows that

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Renovations at the Morton House are revealing the downtown Grand Rapids landmark’s original 1920s style.

Born as a hotel in 1923, the Morton House located on Monroe Center NW at Ionia Avenue served as subsidized housing from 1971 until closing in 2011.

Now, Rockford Construction is investing $25 million to develop the structure’s 13 floors into at least 100 market-price apartments that are expected to be available by the spring of 2015. About 25,000 square feet of space could be used for restaurants, shops or offices.

The renovation effort is now revealing areas of Morton House long covered up or blocked off.

“We didn’t even know a lot of this space existed when we came in here,” said Mike Mraz, the vice president

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East Grand Rapids Homes For Sale
East Grand Rapids Homes For Sale
2405 Maplewood Dr Se, East Grand Rapids, MI. 49506
Home For Sale In East Grand Rapids.
$579,000 BEDS 5 BATHS 4

2405 Maplewood Dr Se, East Grand Rapids, MI. 49506
Custom built 4 bedroom home....Nine foot ceilings on all three levels, large master bedroom with built-ins and office/nursery. Large master bathroom includes whirlpool tub, separate shower, double sinks and two walk in closets. Bonus room over garage is a guest bedroom with a built-in queen size murphy bed . Kitchen includes large island with range top, built in kitchen table- seats 6, prep sink and double oven. Basement has a finished theater room with fireplace, game room and full bathroom with sauna. Slate and hardwood floors throughout.

If you are looking to ssell your home in East Grand

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