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Top 4 Things You Can Negotiate Beyond the Asking Price

Guest Post: Meghan Wbber, Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS®
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 28, 2021 in  uncategorized
When you go to buy a house, you’re certainly hoping to get the best price. But across most of the country, sellers are receiving multiple offers, so haggling over price likely won’t get you far. However, even in a seller’s market, there are still opportunities for negotiation. Here are some of the areas — beyond price — that may be worth discussing during your next home purchase.TimeIn any real estate deal, they say cash is king, primarily because it allows the process to move smoothly... read more
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Real Estate Update | January 2021

Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 20, 2021 in  Real Estate Update
To begin this real estate update, we will focus on Greater Lansing’s tri-county region, which is composed of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham. Experiencing similar trends seen across East and West Michigan, year-over-year new listings in the tri-county region have decreased across the board with Eaton County experiencing the least significant loss of -11.8% totaling 1,492. On the other hand, Clinton County saw the most significant loss in year-over-year new listings, down -16.5% totaling 1,040. Eaton Coun... read more
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Local REALTORS® Make the Holidays Brighter for Those in Need

Guest Post: Meghan Wbber, Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS®
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 11, 2021 in  uncategorized
At the end of a difficult year, with millions of Americans feeling the economic effects of COVID-19, Lansing area REALTORS® rallied together to lend a helping hand and make the Christmas season a bit brighter for those in need.Community giving is an important part of the Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood (CBHB) culture, and while the company is involved in many charitable efforts throughout the year, area agents go above and beyond during the holidays.The CBHB company meeting in November served as the kick-off ... read more
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Want to Become a Homeowner in 2021

Guest Post: Amanda Oboza, Communications Director at Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS®
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 05, 2021 in  uncategorized
If you’ve decided that this is the year you will become a homeowner, congratulations! Buying your first home is an exciting and rewarding experience, and while it may seem overwhelming, the process can actually run pretty smoothly if you’re properly prepared.To help you get started on the right foot, we’ve broken down the process to make it more manageable and, hopefully, a little less intimidating.  Start With Self Knowledge:  REALTOR® Jim Magnotta with Coldwell Banker Hubbell Bria... read more
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How to Keep Your Kids’ Minds Moving

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder NorthStar Moving Company
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 05, 2021 in  uncategorized
These are certainly challenging times, especially if you have children who are home because their schools and daycare facilities have been temporarily shut down due to COVID-19. Whether or not you are working from home yourself, many still need to figure out how to keep their kids busy and challenged – without the options of trips to parks, libraries, theaters, museums and other public gathering spaces. Here are some tips on how to keep your kids’ minds moving and motivated throughout however long this ... read more
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