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



Once a railroad line connecting nine towns between Kalamazoo and South Haven, Michigan between 1870 and 1970, the Kal-Haven Trail in Southwest Michigan is now a State Park.  The 34.5 mile Kal-Haven Trail is an active park all along its distance, even though some of the towns along this route have...
I was over in Monroe, Michigan about a month ago visiting some friends and I looked across a parking lot and saw this sunset.  I snapped a photo with my HTC EVO, and forgot about it.  I came across it the other day, and thought this was just too beautiful to not share on my blog.  I hope you all ...
The herb Yarrow has a long history as a healing plant.  It is a legend that Achilles used this herb to heal wounds of soldiers during the Trojan War.  In fact Yarrow was used as a healing herb on the battlefield up until the Civil War, where the plant was crushed and applied to wounds.  Its prope...
I was in Marshall, Michigan not too long ago and was showing a foreclosure to a prospective buyer.  The home was in pretty rough shape, and after a few minutes I knew it was going to be beyond the scope of work for his needs.  When he were still upstairs checking out the bedrooms, I walked downst...
A few months ago I was traveling in the area of Dowling, Michigan which is North of Battle Creek, in Barry County.  It is mostly a rural area, and I was heading up there to show a house and check on a listing I had in the area as well.  It was one of those days when I was ahead of schedule, and I...
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 wa...
Too many times I encounter buyers that have that disturbing experience of getting denied a loan due to a low credit score or poor credit report, and they take on the frame of mind that it is the end of the road.  The truth is that is only means 'Delay of Game' not 'End of Game' as long as you rem...
The 2011 U.S. Nationals Balloon Competition in Battle Creek, Michigan is underway this week.  This is the U.S. Hot Air Balloon championships, and this year Battle Creek has the honor of hosting it.  There are 63 balloonists competing in this years competition from all over the United States.  In ...
In a new video series about 'Buying your First Home' I have been trying to break down the steps for prospective buyers on the process of buying a home.  In my second installment in this series, I covered a summary of popular loan programs.  Certainly one could go into great detail about ratios, a...
When moving into the Battle Creek area, one can look at the various townships surrounding the main city.  One popular township is Pennfield.  Prospective buyers are often drawn to the idea of buying a house in Pennfield Township, Michigan because of the newer high school, and elementary school.  ...

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