Real estate properties are some of the most valuable assets owned by Michigan residents, making any action related to them especially significant. Real estate transactions can be some of the most precarious transactions if mishandled. With a great deal of money and emotional investment on the line, securing the best deal possible for our clients is our top priority.
Purchasing a home is a big financial move for anybody to make, and it is important to do one's homework so as to avoid problems after the transaction is complete. For those looking to purchase a home, getting a good inspection is important since a properly trained inspector can help spot potential problems with the property so that these issues can be addressed in the negotiation process, or so the interested party can move on.
In the early 20th century, Holland Furnace Co. was the largest employer in Holland, Michigan and one of the most important businesses in the state. Its founders amassed significant wealth, including a massive estate known as Hazelbank.
In a December post, readers of our blog received a brief-albeit it uncertain-answer to the question: can you avoid falling over the fiscal cliff with a short sale? The answer to this question hinged on whether Congress could come to a consensus on what to do with many of the tax laws that were set to expire at the end of 2012.
If there is one thing that has the entire nation on edge it's the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff. With the federal budget still in limbo, homeowners who are still paying on mortgages they may not be able to afford fear that soon, the coming of the New Year could mean an increase in their taxable income.
An interesting story out of Minnesota may give readers of our blog here in Michigan more information about real estate transactions and how property can be transferred from private ownership to public ownership.
During the recession, real estate agents around Lake Huron's southern shore saw massive changes to the real estate market, and not just in terms of foreclosed homes. As the automotive industry scaled back, so too did blue-collar families who had owned vacation homes along the shores of Lake Huron in Michigan. Families no longer able to afford two homes were forced to sell their summer homes for a more fiscally responsible future, a true reflection of the changing economy.
During the recent recession, hundreds upon thousands of people in Michigan and across the nation watched as housing prices plummeted. With people foreclosing on houses left and right it seemed that it was going to be a buyer's market for quite some time.
When you go hiking in the woods, generally there are no paths, there may not be any signs to guide you on your way and usually you're navigating without a map or a sense of direction. You know the road ahead will be dangerous, there will be risks, and sometimes you wonder if you will ever be able to consider it a successful journey.