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2010 

If you're thinking of selling your home, and you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a short sale. A short sale is one where the net proceeds from the sale won't cover your total mortgage obligation and closi...
08/30/2010
The seemingly endless run of bad housing news is discouraging some potential home buyers from considering a purchase. But the truth is that the advantages of homeownership have very little to do with investment gains. The best things about owning a home have a lot more to do with personal comfort...
08/30/2010
Farmhouse,Barn,Guest House, 160 Ac. near Lake Michigan, Dunes, State Land State Land, Dunes, Lake Michigan, Golf • 1,508 sq. ft., 1 bath, 4 bdrm 1 1/2 story "Farm House" - MLS® $995,000 - 160 Ac. + House & Barns Empire Township, Leelanau County  -  Unlock the possibilities- hobby farm, orchards, ...
08/26/2010
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC VIEWS of West Bay, Old Mission Peninsula, Power Island , City, even East Bay from this lot waiting for your excutive style home at the highest point of the sub and has preserved unobstructed views. Located in high end sub on the edge of town and near to Marina's, TART trail...
08/24/2010
Condominiums and townhouses offer an affordable option to single-family homes in many markets, and they're ideal for those who appreciate a maintenance-free lifestyle. But before you buy, make sure you do your legwork. These are some of the important elements to consider: Storage. Some condos hav...
08/23/2010
TC's Century 21 Northland is expanding its reach again. Less than three months after taking over the former Suttons Bay office of Century 21 McCoy (which closed after cutting ties with the Century 21 franchise in May), Northland has announced its acquisition of Century 21 Sleeping Bear Realty, wh...
08/17/2010
1. What is the assessed value of the property? Note that assessed value is generally less than market value. Ask to see a recent copy of the seller's tax bill to help you determine this information.2. How often are properties reassessed, and when was the last reassessment done? In general, taxes ...
08/17/2010
The trend in firming home prices solidified in the second quarter with more metropolitan areas showing increases from a year ago, aided by a surge in home sales driven by the home buyer tax credit, according to the latest survey by the National Association of REALTORS®.In the second quarter, 100 ...
08/11/2010
Mortgage applications to purchase homes rose 0.3 percent on an adjusted basis last week, virtually unchanged from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association weekly survey.On an unadjusted basis, purchases decreased 0.3 percent compared with the previous week and were 34.1 pe...
08/11/2010
Not just a home...it's a lifestyle! Part of the 900 acre Grand Traverse resort spa & set on world famous Jack Nicklaus golf course "The Bear". 3800+ finished sq. ft. features large kitchen w/ solid surface counters & breakfast nook, Master suite w/ his&hers walkin closets, large bath w/ shower &...
08/05/2010
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