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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2011 

The Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, Michigan is a great asset to the community.  The Binder park zoo consists of approximately 600 specimens of over 140 species including one of the largest giraffe herds in the United States.  The zoo also contains 32 rare and exotic animal exhibits plus 19 dome...
Posted almost 3 years ago
This past Memorial Day weekend Battle Creek, Michigan and many other areas in the Southwest part of the State experienced massive damage from an instense thunder storm that came through the area.  Tornado syle winds were a part of the tirade of winds that accompanied the storm.  The good news is ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Do you like fresh peanut butter?  Have you ever had it?  At Horrock's Famers Market in Battle Creek, Michigan they have a fresh peanut butter making machine that is one of my favorite items to stop at.  You can put your container of various sizes right under the machine, and push the button and w...
Posted almost 3 years ago
I have been in sales since I was a little kid, from the times when my mother and father would have me involved in school and Boy Scout fundraising drives to sell things to raise money for one cause or another.  I sold everything from chocolate bars, to breakfast tickets and flowers.  They did thi...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Calhoun County has a County-wide initiative that kicked off earlier this year to have residents lose weight.  The goal County-wide is to lose 100,000 lbs.  To date, as of this writing, combined participants have lost a total of 12,800+ pounds!  This is a healthy and fun initiative, and encouges a...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Over the last year or so the Battle Creek Central High School here near dowtown had been expanded with new classrooms and a gymnasium.  The project also renovated the football field.  It was quite an amazing transformation, and I drove by it yesterday and snapped this photo.  Battle Creek Central...
Posted almost 3 years ago
A long time ago I learned some basic truths in sales. One particular truth is that sometimes your lines feel clogged. Occasionally I find I have to re-learn the lesson. You probably have encountered that feeling of grinding away with a really unpleasant client and getting nowhere. Ever run in to ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Buying HUD homes as an investor requires some patience, and perseverance.  The first time an investor approaches the process, they may not realize that when a HUD home first comes on the market it is available only to owner occupant bidders.  So as compelling the home may be to consider buying, i...
Posted almost 3 years ago
A recent National Association of REALTORS® study reveals Americans favor walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods over those that require more driving. Such "Smart Growth" communities are characterized by shops, restaurants and local businesses in walking distance from homes. According to NAR's Communit...
Posted almost 3 years ago
Sometimes playing around with a high quality camera, even an amateur photographer like myself can get a great photo or two.  Here are two photos I snapped with my Canon Rebel at the Butterfly exhibit at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids about a month ago.  Earlier I was trying to hard t...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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I enjoying looking at the lighter side of life. So, this blog is about my wacky observations, my sometimes sideways point of view and the Southwest Michigan, Battle Creek Area Real Estate Market.

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