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By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI
(North Sky Realty LLC)
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In September I was heading to a rural appointment and had to stop at an intersection of a railroad crossing where a truck was blocking the road.  From a distance I though they had an accident and were somehow sideways.  When I approached closer I came to realize their blocking the intersection was on purpose.  The crew was busy aligning the truck with the railroad tracks and then they lowered train wheels from underneath their truck.   I was facinated, and thinking that this was not something one sees everyday I snapped a photo.  I have heard about trucks that did this, but never saw the power company before in the process of transistioning a vehicle from street travel to RR tracks travel.  Something interesting...
  Eaton Rapids, Michigan – Would are the options when an meritless roofing company swoops down and rips off an unsuspecting homeowner? There aren’t too many options in most cases and this sort of thing runs rampant among the world of contractors. One Eaton Rapids homeowner is feeling what it is like to get steamrolled over in a scam done by an unsavory roofing company, Best For Less” that was featured on WILX. This story does have a happy ending however when a Lansing based roofing company stepped in and took control of the situation. This story goes back to 2012 when  Antroy Nathan was fired from JR Neely a roofing company known for quality service. Nathan was accused of soliciting clients for his own business, stealing information and interfering with day to day operations.  Nathan to...
  Potteville, Michigan – Looking for something uplifting and mood enhancing? How about a $30,000 home makeover from one of Michigan’s top premiere home improvement companies to make this summer one to remember. The Potteville JR Neely has been Central Michigan’s “GoTo” home remodeling company with a successive history of everything from window replacements to metal roof installation. The popular campaign is back and this year the prizes are better than ever with new improved metal roofing options, gutter installation, bay and bow windows, garden windows, casement windows and an impressive door selection to make the home an impressive neighborhood statement. Get more information here…. http://1baybowwindowsmasonmi.com/ROOFING+LIFE+TIME+METAL+installation+costs+price+contractors+materials...
By Ted Cantu
(i Cantu Media LTD)
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Lansing JR Neely a Michigan Metal Roofing Company Has Strong Customer Service Commitment   Lansing, MI - The Lansing JR Neely is a full-service home improvement company that can suit all every need. JR Neely has an extensive success history and there isn't a type of home improvement project that they haven't encountered. Call on them at any time (24/7 - 365) to handle your needs. The Lansing JR Neely is the cheapest metal roofing home remodeling company in Michigan and beyond! JR Neely provides metal roofing installation, 30 year roofing installation, vinyl siding, gutter installation and insulation for residential homes.   The Lansing JR Neely is also capable of servicing multiple accounts across the central Michigan area. They quickly earn your trust by giving you the level of service...
By Ted Cantu
(i Cantu Media LTD)
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Last week I found out there are 4 pieces of code that need to be placed in your website pages when you want to connect to Google+. Course it is not necessary if you do this but it is advised if you do. Google has been very sketchy on all of this since the recent FTC investigation last winter and the Penguin updates.... its a mystery really. But Facebook started doing this too with the Open Graph search updates. They are running a similar deal. There are some code structures that need to be included into your website pages so that Facebook and your website can actually talk to one another. This base model for Open Graph is really for web geeks only and it is kind of under the radar. My research team has concluded that Google is envious of Facebook and its sudden rise to 800 million in it...
Metal Roofing FAQ Online Resources For Lansing, Michigan Home Owners Lansing, Michigan – With the new spring weather comes the inevitable question of home repairs. Winter can bring significant damage to the home and every aspect of it can be in dire need or repair starting from siding, windows and the rooftop. When it comes to repairs the total can be quite costly and this can play a heavy burden on the home owner. Now there is a resource that will set the record straight on what the home owner can look for and what to expect. JR Neely, based in Lansing, Michigan, has set aside some of the toughest questions and answers regarding older homes in need of repair. The common questions regarding home repair has been put into an easily accessible FAQ or frequently asked questions section on t...
By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI
(North Sky Realty LLC)
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Abaout a month ago I was out driving around in the rural countryside like I so often find myself doing.  There had been a fresh snowfall the night before, and the morning was brisk and cold.  As I drove by this field, there was something moving out there but I could not make out what it was.  So, being the curous sort that I am, I pulled over, got out my camera and set it on zoom.  To my surprise it was a raccoon out in the field.  I watched him for quite awhile, and I could not quite figure out what he was doing.  It seemed to be another furry animal underneath him.  It seemed like it was perhaps another raccoon.  Maybe a baby?  The other one did not seem to be moving. I watched him for quite awhile, and he watched me too.  I finally moved on.  It seemed like an sad moment in nature.  ...
By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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 Being a Lansing blog writer can offer many benefits to your cause or marketing on behalf of another Lansing Area business, but there are certain things a good blogger must avoid. The Internet has eventually become a great marketing tool in which everyone strategically utilizes to advertise his or her brand. At the rise of content marketing, more and more people turn online to promote their cause because of its worldwide reach and little expense. Blogs, specifically, have become a great choice for businesses to become well known, not only in their products but also to demonstrate their knowledge within their field.   In Lansing MI, there are many potential businesses that might improve success and profits through blogging. A Lansing blog writer may choose to write about the city’s disti...
By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI
(North Sky Realty LLC)
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I was driving up in the rural areas last week in Eaton County, and had to go to Vermontville, Michigan.  Vermontville Township is a very tiny community, and their downtown is just a few short blocks long.  When I was driving around the area, I came to a stop light and across the street from me was the Vermontville Fire Department.  It has what appears to be a ten foot tall carved statue of a fireman in front of the building, and I thought it was quite interesting. It is great to see community pride for the men who serve the community and risk their lives in times of need.  What a great tribute.
By Peter MacIntyre, Working to Bring You Home!
(MacIntyre & Cowen- ReMax)
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Remax Awards Gala 2011: Award for 4th most sales in Michigan   The MacIntyre & Cowen Team was honored with 3 awards at the Remax Awards Gala 2011 in Grand Rapids, MI. It was a wonderful event to celebrate our accomplishments for the previous year. MacIntyre & Cowen was recognized as achieving the 4th Highest Commissions of any Remax team in Michigan. Peter MacIntyre was honored with the very prestigious Chairman's Club Award, for earning $500K - 1 Million Gross Commission Income. Having such a successful year was a huge component in establishing Peter MacIntyre as a new inductee of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. This status is reserved for only the top producing & distinguished REMAX agents.
By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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I wrote a post about agents selling their own homes a few weeks back.  If you missed it here is the link to the post.  http://activerain.com/blogsview/2107897/real-estate-agents-selling-their-own-homesSome of us that have done this, learned from the experience.  I have used many selling experiences to help sellers understand the selling process. In my humble opinion agents have to be pro-active in the selling process and get the seller active in helping sell their own home.  If you do not obtain seller involvement, the only thing that happens, you work twice as hard without the reward of selling the home or a commission. A few steps are necessary to help you sell. Belief in the agent.  If you are selling your own home you should already have this faith. Price to sell.  Pricing is the nu...
By Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust!
(Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions")
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Musical Realtors may be a new term and it doesn't have to do with a Rock Band! Your have to make a decision when you prepare your home for sale.  Will you use a full service real estate company and agent or will you try on your own.  After making that decision the anticipation of selling sends your mind into the "what if" scenario.  What if, we sell fast?  What will we do? What if, the offer is to low and we counter and the buyer walks? What if, the buyer asks for concessions or large repairs? What if, the buyer wants our appliances? What if, we don't sell? These are common concerns and valid issues that must be faced.  Let's look at what we can't control first. Things You can't control: Location, where your home or property is located is where you are, it can't be changed. Style, what ...
By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI
(North Sky Realty LLC)
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If you are considering buying a home in Olivet, Michigan, you probably are aware that this is a college town.  Olivet College, founded in 1859, in Eaton County is located 30 miles south of Lansing and 125 miles west of Detroit. It sits on a rolling hilltop shaded by huge maple and oak trees in the city of Olivet, a community of about 1,700 people.  Buying a home in Olivet, Michigan can be a fun adventure, as some of the homes have been cobbled up to serve as multi-units the closer you get to the college, so if you are going to use it as a single family home they can require some renovation.  This is a common occurrence in college towns.  One of the great benefits of buying a home in Olivet, Michigan is that the area qualifies as a rural area on U.S. Department of Agriculture maps, due t...
By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI
(North Sky Realty LLC)
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An area of Calhoun County that is popular with homebuyers is Bellevue, Michigan.  Buying a home in Bellevue, Michigan places you in a great location between Battle Creek and Olivet, and gives you access on I-69 to Lansing or Marshall if you need it.  One thing to consider in buying a home in Bellevue, Michigan is that the city is located in Eaton County, but part of the village is in Calhoun County.  Depending on which section of Bellevue you select will determine which County you have to work with in terms of well and septic requirements.  Barry County is merged with Eaton County with their health departments, and both require that a passing well and septic inspection be done on any property before a change of ownership can be recorded.  So what this means when buying a home in Bellevu...
By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI
(North Sky Realty LLC)
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Olivet Area Investment properties are in demand for knowledgeable investors in the area.  The Olivet area largely known for the college that bears the same name.  Student housing for the college is what drives Olivet Area Investment properties.    Olivet area investment properties are typically ones that offer multiple units for students which are frequently in demand, and investors report that they are easier to rent for 12 months.  Homes in the area are older, and often you can find a two story that has been partially remodeled or already divided into two units, up and down, offering two apartments to rent at least.  Olivet Area Investment properties are sought by the student body, especially those who are not involved with the fraternities and intend to remain in the area for at leas...
By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI
(North Sky Realty LLC)
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Olivet College in South Central Michigan received its State charter as a college in 1859 after being founded by Rev. John J. Shipherd.  He and 39 followers arrived to the wilderness hilltop now known as Olivet in 1844, with the dream of founding a coeducational Christian college open to students of all races.  Olivet College in South Central Michigan is an architectural delight, and has grown over the years to several buildings in the City of Olivet since 1844.  As Olivet College in South Central Michigan continued to grow during the 1930s and 40s, the college developed a national reputation for adopting the "Oxford model," a tutorial system used in European universities that relied heavily on seminars and interaction between faculty and students. It was during this period that the coll...
By Mike Bowler Sr., CRB, GRI, ePRO, RECS, SRES
(Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood)
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When you’re selling your home in the Greater Lansing real estate market, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you’ll receive.   “Expect the Best” Mike Mike Bowler Sr. ePRO, CRB, GRI, SRES Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood 1020 S. Creyts Road, Lansing, MI 48917 Phone: 517-492-3400 Fax: 888-832-6203 email: Mike@MikeBowler.com  Website for Clients: MikeBowler.com Search Listings  
By Mike Bowler Sr., CRB, GRI, ePRO, RECS, SRES
(Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood)
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  I am pleased to introduce to you; Shadow Glen Subdivision, Grand Ledge, Michigan, Delta Township, a community of residential homes featuring beautifully landscaped entryways, lookout and walkout topography, bike paths, sidewalks, nature areas with ponds, and an abundance of wildlife. Shadow Glen provides a beautiful setting plus all the benefits that Delta Township affords including convenience to the Lansing Mall, a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment venues, lower property taxes, and Grand Ledge Schools. Once visiting Shadow Glen, choosing it for your new “Eastbrook” home will be an easy decision. I am also excited to share with you that I am representing Eastbrook Homes who has been offering Michigan home buyers exceptional neighborhoods, incomparable value, inspiring cho...
By Mike Bowler Sr., CRB, GRI, ePRO, RECS, SRES
(Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood)
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There are plenty of events and activities coming up over the next 6 weeks in Grand Ledge, Waverly, Delta Township and Lansing, Michigan for the entire family to enjoy. The Greater Lansing area is a great place to live, work, and play. Check these out and note that we also have Broadway talent at Waverly and Grand Ledge High School. I Hope you enjoy.  November 19th-22nd Grand Ledge High School presents the Christmas Carol The 25th Annual Silver Bells in the City will take place on Friday, November 20, 2009 from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Lansing. Nov 21, 2009 Waverly High School Musical - Fiddler on the RoofDecember 4th is the Grand Ledge Annual Christmas Parade.  Family fun to kick off the Holiday Season including a Lighted Float Parade through town ending with Santa at the Sun Theater. For m...

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