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Ester Bloom. Kentucky houses. Photo by the author.

When I first set out to buy an apartment with my husband, I was in my mid-20s and didn't know anyone my age who owned property. My general policy in life is to try to learn from other people's mistakes, but with no one else's experiences to draw on, I had no choice; I had to make my own.

I entered the fray on my own and, as expected, got bruised — but I also emerged, eventually, with a well-priced, well-situated two-bedroom apartment that has since appreciated significantly in value.

Here are three of the most important things I didn't know I didn't know when I set out to buy my first home:

You should only and always buy for the right reasons

Why should intention matter in real estate?

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Everyone else’s house is selling, why not mine?

 

It’s a seller’s market, everyone is saying it and houses are selling almost faster that they can be listed, so why is mine not moving?

Even in a seller’s market some houses sit there and act lazier than a 17 yr old on kitchen duty. It takes effort just to get someone to look at it. What can you do? There are several reasons why you may not be having any luck finding a buyer; here are just a few as well as a few adjustments that may just get your house the attention it needs to sell.

1.)    Location: This one is a little sticky because obviously you can’t move your house. If your house is in an area that seems to be lagging behind the other areas in your town, try highlighting the positive.

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Costs of Buying a Home.

When buying a home there are typical costs that a Buyer pays for and other that the Seller Pays for. Let us focus on the costs that the Buyer side of the transaction. One assumption we will make up front you are like me and require the assistance of a bank or mortgage company in order to buy your dream home. With that said, there are upfront costs that you need to have funds for before you even close (finally purchase the home).

1)      Earnest money:   An earnest money deposit is submitted with the purchase offer.   Usually 1-3 percent of the offer price. I have put $500 down and that was accepted also.   When the offer is accepted, this deposit becomes part of your down payment and/or closing cost. If your offer is not

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At the height of America's infatuation with Cars....Gale Ferris, created this 80ft high monster carnival ride, and earlier models....of what would soon become known as today's, "Ferris Wheel"...that we all know and love.

The tire, now sitting on I-94 in Michigan, was originally showcased at New York's World Fair...people actually rode the 24 gondolas around the tire.

When the fair ended....The mechanics were stripped, the tire broken down, shipped in 188 peices, and ended up in Allen Park, MI. I never knew that all these years living in Michigan!!!


 

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TOP 10 Mistakes when Selling your Home
Face it, you can't afford to lose money when Selling your Home either through your neglect, indifference, or ignorance of the selling process.   So make sure you sit down with ListTrue to address these issues and pave the way for the smoothest, quickest sale possible.

Top 10 Mistakes When Selling your Home:

    • Not hiring a professional to sell your house
    • Neglecting necessary repairs prior to sale
    • Refusing to remove your clutter and junk prior to the sale
    • Selling your house empty
    • Mispricing you home
    • Not setting the stage for sale
    • Letting your ego get in the way when negotiating
    • Neglecting to
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Spring Lake Condo

 

Spring Lake Condo living is fantastic. Surrounded by water on three sides by Spring Lake and the Grand River adds beauty and charm to the Village of Spring Lake.   There are many public access points to the water including a municipal boat launch, canoe and kayak launches, fishing platforms and a sandy beach.  There is a 12 mile bicycle path that weaves around the lake.   With year around events and celebrations in the area to boot! You will never get bored.

If you are searching for a condo in Spring Lake….Take a look at the ones we have here that are currently for sale. And remember, if you buy your Condo through me, you will receive a rebate up to 1% back on your Spring Lake Condo Purchase.  

Bob Foster: 231-903-4091  ListTrue – Lakeshore

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Downtown Muskegon Condo living is fantastic. It’s a vibrant waterfront downtown teeming with a ton of things to do, eat, and explore. With year around events and celebrations to boot! You will never get bored.
Muskegon County is home to 26 miles of beaches, over 60 miles of wilderness trails for biking or hiking, Michigan's Adventure Amusement and Water Park.

If you are looking for a pedestrian friendly city on the water this is it. Historic charm, updated buildings, decorative concrete, wrought iron fixture make up downtown Muskegon. You’ll feel “in the city” yet the water brings a sense of calming and relaxation.

If you are searching for a condo in Muskegon….Take a look at the ones we have here that are currently for sale. And remember, if you buy

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