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The Great Lakes Bay Region is a unique and growing community that consists primarily of 3 main cities that would form an upside down triangle on a map with around 20 minutes travel between each city. That growth has lead a majority of local Realtors to realize the need for some overlap in MLS dat...
Bay City Michigan is a great place to live, work, and play. Bay City is one of three major cities that make up the Great Lakes Bay Region. The Great Lakes Bay Region not only consist of Bay City, Saginaw, and Midland, but also of all the suburbs to them which all offer something unique to one of ...
                     Image courtesy of The first step in finding the right home is to know what area you would like to live in. You will want to consider commute times, whether you prefer city, suburb, or rural living, and what type of community do you want to be a part of?...
I just listed a home where the Seller had a previous PA that expired, along with an extension. The previous Buyer says they couldn't get their financing approved, so they intend to hold the Seller under the expired contract until the Buyers can get approved at some future date. My Broker has been...
I noticed on one of my emails I sent to someone yesterday, that I had one review, and it was really bad. I have been sick about it ever since, because I was never in a situation similar to the one described by the reviewer. Has anyone on here had to deal with this issue? I keep archives of all my...
What do you think of, when someone refers to a Specialist? I have always thought of it as a professional who has narrowed down their area of practice to focus on a very specific niche in whatever field they work in. Since I began my Real Estate Career, I keep hearing how I should find a specific ...
Check out this great Hunting Property in Central Michigan! This 40 acre parcel in Beaverton could be your new private hunting spot? It is a unique piece of land with many potential uses. Half of this property is considered wetlands, and contacts other neighboring properties with wetlands on them ...
Plants do not have to be expensive. I stumbled onto an inexpensive way to make our yard come to life, and it was totally by accident. About 2 years ago I was looking at a rolling rack of clearance plants, when all of a sudden, I heard someone shouting at me. When I turned, a man said I will sell ...
Trim and accents can really improve curb appeal. You can make your house look much more inviting, just by using high contrast colors on the trim and accents. Allot of houses have a narrow brickmold for the trim. Others have windows, doors, and trim that match the color of the rest of the house. I...
  Quick and easy crown molding? How do you do that? When you walk into a room that has allot of classy details, like crown, casing, and chair rail, set off in a contrasting color, it makes you wonder. Can I do that in my own spaces? Also, will it be worth the effort and cost? Once most people ch...

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