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Rent vs. Own? The Best Option in Each State Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Home prices may be on the rise across the country, but you’re still better off buying a home in most states in the U.S. than renting one. Consumers in only 11 states will find renting more affordable tha...
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, May 08, 2017 Kitchen upgrades have overtaken bathroom updates as the remodeling project homeowners want most, according to the National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index report covering the first quarter of 2017. Bathroom renovations previously...
By Beth Milligan   A proposed new $10 million development could bring 60,000 square feet of retail, office and residential space, three new public kayak launches and a second Higher Grounds café location to Eighth Street in Traverse City. Developer Joe Sarafa – operating under Envision Eighth St...
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, February 13, 2017 Bigger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to appreciation. In fact, a new study shows that smaller homes likely will offer a bigger percentage return on a home shopper’s investment. Read more: New Single-Family Homes Are Getting Smaller A new...
Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 20, 2017 For the third consecutive week, fixed-rate mortgages edged down, lowering borrowing costs for buyers and refinancers. Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Jan. 19: 30-year fixed-rate mortgages...
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Century 21’s new television campaign focuses on the value of an agent while poking fun at technology that can sometimes be unreliable in its 30-second, fast-paced ad. The first of four commercials, Not an App,aired during the Golden Globe Awards ...
Posted in Mortgage Financing, by Robert Freedman on December 19, 2016 5Share  Interest rates are inching up and credit can still be hard to get but there is one bright spot for households hoping to buy a home soon: they can get a larger loan now, thanks to recent loan-limit increases for both con...
East Bay Plaza Expanding; Other Business Openings, Closings November 22, 2016 By Beth Milligan   East Bay Plaza is undergoing another major expansion, a new event center is opening in Traverse City, Interlochen Golf Club has a new owner (plus a new name and restaurant) – and several store change...
Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 02, 2016 You've seen clients react: The wall color can make or break a room. And when selling a home, choosing wrongly could make for a very costly mistake. Trendy color: The 'It' Paint Color for 2017 The color “sets up the temperature, the depth, the ...
Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Thanks to rising home prices, home owners are getting richer, a new study says. The amount of homeowner equity has doubled in the last five years, according to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index and HPI Forecast for September 2016. "Home equi...

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