Realtor, Author & Neighbor: Battle Creek, Michigan

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Real Estate Agent - Troxel Realty Co. LLC - 6501344841
My name is Michael Delaware. I am an author and a Realtor. This blog covers my crazy points of view, observations and the Southwest Michigan, Battle Creek Area Real Estate Market

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2010 

I attended a meeting regarding the soon to be expiring rental property ordinance last evening here in Battle Creek.  There was much talk about this ordinance, and without getting into the details of the ordinance or its purpose, l feel it is important that one first take a few steps back and exam...
10/27/2010
This time in our history may have many historians citing the collapse of the mortgage industry, the flood of foreclosures, the excessive government spending as the important sign of the times.  However, this time will truthfully be remembered by the wise as the golden time for real estate investo...
10/25/2010
Are you dreaming of a home of your own?  Has it ever occurred to you that you too could achieve the goal of home ownership?  Many new prospective buyers first start as dreamers, and some reach out and become home owners eventually.  However, the mystery surrounding ‘How to become a homeowner' is ...
10/22/2010
Battle Creek residential investment properties are in high demand from investors in recent years because of the rise in foreclosures from two aspects.  The foreclosure increase has created great deals, as banks and mortgage companies offload unwanted Real Estate Owned (REO) property from their le...
10/21/2010
When you first see black squirrels of the Northern Midwest, they actually look kind of unusual and seem like some sort of alien creature if you have always been accustomed to seeing grey and red squirrels.  I frankly had never seen or heard of the black squirrels of the Northern Midwest before I ...
10/19/2010
The subject of flood insurance on homes in the Battle Creek area is often not given as much thought as in perhaps some areas of the State, however, flood zones are in the area.  How flood insurance on homes is determined is by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maps.  Flood zones are ...
10/19/2010
Llama farms in Michigan provide a spectacle of interesting lawn ornaments when you drive by them without knowing the place is there. The 'lawn ornaments' are of course, the llamas themselves! Why would someone raise llamas, you might ask?  The truth known to most owners of llamas is that they are...
10/18/2010
Selling a home in Battle Creek takes a Realtor that knows the market place, and one that can makes sure the seller prices the home correctly.  The first two weeks of being on the market are the most vital in determining whether a home is priced correctly.  Far too many homeowners when selling a h...
10/17/2010
This year I attended the Michigan Association of REALTORS® 2010 Annual Convention and Expo held at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant.  I was held September 30th through October 1st, and it was the first time I had ever attended.  It was both an exciting, and educational experience f...
10/17/2010
            Autumn in Battle Creek, Michigan is perhaps the most beautiful and spectacular time of the year with the many changes in colors.  The many variety hues of gold, red and yellow sparkle from horizon to horizon with splendor for all to enjoy.  Reminders that winter is around the corner i...
10/16/2010
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