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By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
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I have many friends who are police officers, firemen, nurses, doctors, teachers, and military who are all deserving of some credit for the awesome jobs they do day in and day out. When I found out about this program I was so excited to be able to give something back to these amazing individuals. I am a full time   real estate agent who specializes in the purchase and sale of real estate throughout Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer, and St. Clair counties knowledge of the local area and schools are key to closing your real estate transaction uninterrupted. I've been helping my great clients find the perfect homes and sell their current houses for over 18 years, and I'm ready to help you today. No matter what your needs are, you'll need an agent who understands technology and how to apply it to a r...
By National Realty Centers
(National Realty Centers)
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6625 Waterford Hill Terrace, Clarkston, MI Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2466 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Clarkston homes for sale What is your Clarkston home worth? Presented By: Bob Newman National Realty Centers 248-760-9351   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description For 24 Hour Information: 888-866-9430 ext. 6625 Move in ready. Open floor plan, wood floors throughout, skylights, and all house generator. This home has much to offers such as a new kitchen with granite, GE Profile fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, and French doors in the living room. Study is perfect for conducting business from home. More features include AC, 4 ceiling fans, an attic fan, and a newer furnace, water softe...
By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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Check out this listing from one of our favorite Realtors: 2287 S. Apache Drive Shelby, MI 49455 Lake Michigan 68' frontage Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Jim Harpe Office:616-784-5115 Mobile:616-340-7478 Website:Visit Website Price : $675,000 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot : 2,400 Lot Size : 36,590 County : Oceana Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1986 MLS Number : 10055997 click for more information and pictures Property Description Lake Michigan 68' frontage located in Cheyenne Hills Association north of Benona Shores Golf Course. Main level with open floor plan, living/dining/kitchen with vaulted ceiling beautiful hardwood floors. 3 spacious bedrooms, bath, great family room (unfinished)/9' ceiling, laundry plus bath w...
By Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager
(The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage)
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Have your own piece of Lake Michigan! Offered by Jim Harpe. S. Scenic Drive Parcel "B" Montague, MI 49437 Lake Michigan 206' frontage build site Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Jim Harpe Office:616-784-5115 Mobile:616-340-7478 Website:Visit Website Price : $799,000 Lot Size : 152,460 County : Oceana Property Type : Vacant Land MLS Number : 10056869 click for more information and pictures Property Description Lake Michigan 206' frontage/3.5 wooded acres. Great building site just north of Webster Rd. Subject to approved split by Claybanks Township part of larger parcel. North parcel "A" also available for $799,000 Equal Housing Opportunity. Harpe Realty : 5460 Skyway Dr NE Suite A - Comstock Park MI 49321 : 616-784-5115
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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I have had several people ask me where they should be spending their time on the internet. This is the first in a series of blogs I am writing to help you get started in the social media world. I am skipping the background of social media, but if you want to know more about it, and how it can bring you business, see my earlier posts. Below are ten buttons linking to ten different websites that I have built profiles on. Each one of these sites contain links back to my primary website, http://www.timwhitehomes.com. The goal here is to drive traffic to your website! You don't have to spend hours every day on these sites, just take a few minutes to create a profile on each, and you're started. Here's a tip: Once you create a profile on one site, copy and paste it to a word document. Expand ...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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Let the mushroom hunting begin!   It's official, morels have been spotted in West Michigan. Don't bother asking where, as a good spot is worth more than gold to the avid mushroom hunter. I will tell you that Oceana County is a good place to start. Western and Northern Michigan is a great place to find these delicious little critters, and we take our mushroom hunting seriously. A friend of mine here in the office was kind enough to rub it in my face this morning that she found some yesterday. It's a bit early, but I suspect the big ones will be showing up soon. You can get more information about morels at http://www.morelmushroom.info/index.html   In the spirit of mushroom hunting season, here's a recipe for the tasty little buggers I found at The Great Morel.   Sautéed Morels with Cream...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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First time home buyer activity is on the rise in Oceana County. A significant reason for this is the number of bank owned properties currently for sale in the Hart, Shelby, New Era, and Pentwater areas. Bank owned properties, often referred to as foreclosures, are often sold well below market value, and create unique opportunities for first time home buyers. I recently had the pleasure of writing an accepted offer for a young engaged couple from Hart, MI. They are getting married this summer, and wanted to start looking for a home now. They have decent credit, but relatively low income, and the majority of what they could afford consisted of manufactured housing, which they hoped to avoid if at all possible. I sent them to one of my preferred lenders, and had them prequalified. Prequali...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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I appreciate my wife, Amy, everyday, but Thursdays, and today in particular, make me appreciate her even more. Amy has to go out of town on Thursdays, and I inherit the duties of chauferring our three kids around to their never ending stream of after school events. It's a frenzy of non-stop running back and forth. I would never be able to do all the things I get done in a day if I had to keep up with the kids by myself. One of the greatest reasons I have been successful in my career is because Amy is so supportive. I could never succeed as a realtor if I didn't have Amy in my corner. We're a team, and a pretty darn good one if I do say so myself.   I'm sure all wives feel unappreciated at some point. I know I don't tell Amy often enough how much she means to me, and how I would be lost ...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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I was driving east on Ocean Dr. in Hart, Michigan today when I saw this little gem sitting alongside the road. I had my camera with me, like any good realtor should, and I just couldn't resist blogging about it. Michigan is widely held to be a left leaning, liberal state. So much so, in fact, that Senator McCain's campaign withdrew from the state early during the election runoffs of 2008. John, I think you gave up on us too quickly. You see, there are strong pockets of conservatism in West Michigan. The recent Tea Parties have sounded a clarion call to the formerly "Silent Majority", and I wouldn't be surprised to see more of these types of displays. Even if you're a liberal, you have to admit this is pretty clever.
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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"March Housing Construction Drops 10.8 Percent" By now you've probably seen headlines like this one. It's dramatic, it sounds like the world is ending for real estate, and it is just the kind of dramatic overstatement that makes me gag when I read the news. But have you actually READ the article? I've linked it to the headline. Believe it or not, there's actually a lot of good news in there. The article explains that the percentage is based largely on the fact that multi-family home starts (apartments) are down, but in fact, single family home starts have stabilized. Here are two excerpts from the article which belie the headline: "The much larger single-family sector actually stabilized in March at an annual rate of 358,000 units, the same level as February when single-family starts ma...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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You want to do it. You need to do it. You KNOW you need to do it! But where do you find the time to squeeze in building your web presence? How do balance dealing with current business, while at the same time build for new business?? You already have to much to do! It's too much! ARGHHHHHHH!!! Stop. Breathe. Relax. Wusaahhhh...   Perhaps my favorite and most often used quote is, "Work smarter, not harder." So how can we apply this to Social Media? I'm going to share a few techniques with you that I use. Try them, see if they work for you. Step 1: Commit! Set aside an hour a day to post a blog, add some friends, read some blogs, something SM related. I tend to do a lot of my blogging at night, after the kids are in bed. I plan on an hour, but I usually get swept up in it, and am up til cr...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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For years, people have wished to buy that dream vacation home along Lake Michigan. Others wanted that ideal spot on Silver Lake where they could dock their boat and lounge on the sandy beaches. Others still have wanted the perfect boat house on Pentwater Lake. There was just one problem. All the best spots were taken, and no one was selling. The prime vacation waterfront properties have been kept in the family and passed down from generation to generation, and were seldom offered for sale on the market. When they were, they were snatched up quickly, and often at astronomical prices. This has begun to change. I posted in a previous blog that lakefront home sales are on the rise in Oceana County. There are several for sale that just recently came on the market, and more are coming up for ...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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Hopefully by now, you already know everything there is to know about how to qualify for the Federal First Time Home Owner's Tax Credit. But do you know HOW to apply for it? The IRS has published Form 5405. The form was revised in February of 2009, and is usable for both the new $8000 tax credit, and the old $7500 tax credit. This form is not only the application, but is also very specific as to what the eligibility requirements are. Just click on the money bags for the form and all the details. Some quick highlights of the program, in case this is the first time you've heard of it: $7500 Tax Credit For homes purchased between April 8, 2008 and December 31, 2008 Credit is a zero interest "loan" to be paid back over 15 years Income limit of $75,000 if filing single or $150,000 if married ...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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Gentlemen, START YOUR ENGINES!!! It's that time of year again! Time to pull out those ORV's and get them tuned up for the dunes. The Silver Lake Sand Dunes open April 1st, so get your passes and State Park stickers now! Visit Michigan's Department of Natural Resources website for more information. The Off-Road Vehicle Area is open each year from April 1 through October 31. •     April 1 - May 15 and the day after Labor Day - October 31 it is open 9:00a.m. - 8:00 p.m. •     May 16 - Labor Day it is open 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are a natural phenomenon that attracts more than a million visitors each year. Sand, sun, and fun await you at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes nestled between the shores of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake in Oceana County. You can take your own O...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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One of my most valued friends is Jaime Woodall. I met Jaime about four years ago when I started attending First Baptist Church in Hart. My family and I were new to the church, and Jaime was the youth pastor there at the time. Jaime and his wife Kris welcomed us into the church family, and Jaime and I really connected. Over the first year or so, Jaime and I would meet for coffee, and talk about some seriously deep stuff. I'd never had a friend I felt so comfortable talking with. Jaime opened up new doors for me, and encouraged me to build my relationship with Jesus Christ. Jaime is not your typical pastor, at least not the way I came to expect pastors to be. I grew up in Southern Kentucky, where I attended Southern Baptist churches, and never established a real relationship in any of tho...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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Come and meet me in person Saturday, March 28 at the 3rdAnnual Cottage and Lakefront Living Show at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, MI. I'll be showcasing some of our finest lakefront and vacation properties from 1pm to 4pm. This is a great chance to connect with Lake Michigan property owners and prospective buyers. The Cottage and Lakefront Living Show is held in downtown Grand Rapids each year, and is attending by dozens of exhibitors from across the state. You can find me at the Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt Booth. In addition to real estate professionals, some of the other exhibitors include: •·         A wooden boat building class •·         Camping and hiking outfitters •·         Wildlife artist •·         Sandcastle building (and demolishing!) •·         Home improvement contrac...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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Being in the sales and service industry as long as I have been, I'm pretty daggone fussy about the way I am treated by those providing a service to me. I guess you could say I grade on a pretty stiff curve. I hold myself to an extremely high standard. Because of this, I expect others to do the same, and am often disappointed. Not so today, however. I purchased my domains from godaddy.com a little over a month ago,  and I really didn't expect much from an internet based company that charges just $9.99 per year. So, when the next day I get a call thanking me for my business, I was pleasantly surprised. That representative further went on to ask if there were any questions I may have about my new subscription with GoDaddy. I had a bunch of 'em! The rep took the time to answer all of them, ...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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Thank goodness I learned to preview listings before taking my clients to see them! A fellow agent and I took part of our day today to preview some homes that we were preparing to show our respective clients. Of the six that we looked at, two were actually worth showing and met our clients' prerequisites. One of the homes was a particular disaster. It looked like a good deal on the MLS, but the next thing we know, we are on a muddy, rutted, seasonal county road, in the middle of nowhere, wondering if we were about to drive off the face of the earth. The listing said it was conveniently located near town. I suppose this would be true if the buyer owned a helicopter, or a teleportation device. My car would have never made it out there, and my friend's Explorer was a mess by the end of our ...
By Tim White
(Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt - Hart, MI)
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For the last several years, I worked in Grand Rapids, driving over a hundred miles one way everyday. When establishing rapport with my customers, eventually the subject of my long commute would come up, and they would invariably ask, "Oh my! Why do you drive so far? You should move down here." In truth, I have considered it over the years. But every time I drop my kids off at school, and I recognize nearly every parent and teacher, I realize: THIS IS HOME!  Sure, Grand Rapids is a bustling hub of activity, and the fastest growing city in Michigan. Make no mistake, I love Grand Rapids, too. I will always feel a connection to the big city, and my taste for excitement will always take me back. Grand Rapids has a feel like no other city I have been too, and I have been to a lot of cities. B...
By Eric Hughes, the green home designer
(Image Design, LLC)
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From the Award winning Team Hybrid whose Onekama project became West Michigans first LEED for Homes "Platinum" project.  Image Design, LLC and Hybrid Homes, LLC are proud to announce that we have two new LEED for Homes projects under construction one is a projected LEED for Homes "Gold" project in Paw Paw Michigan we call this project the "Vineyard Project". And our second project is a projected LEED for Homes "Platinum"project in Pentwater call the "Watercress Project". The Vineyard will be a Passive Solar Prairie style home built with BuildBlock ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) from foundation to the roof where we will be using Elk 40 yr. Prestique Cool color dimensional shingles. The exterior will be using two of our favorite products CertainTeed FiberCement Siding (Includes Fly Ash) a...

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