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June 30, 2019

FAQ - Can a REALTOR also be a wholesaler?

Question: “Can Realtors also work as wholesalers?”

Depending on the situation, but in many scenarios they cannot; clarifying the question or using a specific example might help explain. This is a question I've heard a couple of times during conversations about real estate in Washtenaw and surrounding counties ...

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Posted in Education, FAQ, Information
June 21, 2019

Historic Real Estate Guide: Windows

Historic Real Estate Guide: Windows

 

If you’re looking at purchasing a property in Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti’s historic districts, or have preservation of historic aesthetic as a priority for a home you’re renovating there are some considerations you should make with regards to windows.

Replacement or Restoration?

Oldies can ...

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Posted in Education, History
June 1, 2019

Michigan Cannabusiness Real Estate

Michigan Cannabusinesses Have Arrived: History and 2019 Market Overview

What is a cannabusiness?

A cannabusiness is a business that sells cannabis or cannabis-related products. Since Michigan passed recreational cannabis for adult use in 2018, reports expect Michigan’s pot market to rival Colorado’s due to how generous the law is in ...

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May 31, 2019

Ypsilanti History: A Look at the Water Tower and Beyond

Downtown Ypsilanti can always be defined by its incredible architecture, from the revival style houses to the unique apartments, all of which surround the Eastern University of Michigan. Perhaps the most prominent feature in Ypsilanti is the water tower which has easily raised interest in Ypsilanti Real Estate over the ...

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May 21, 2019

Energy Saving Tips for your New Home

Tips for Increasing Efficiency and Saving Energy At Home

 

Energy savings is a big deal for your new home; you need to make sure you’re not spending more money than you have to, and you want to help the environment. Today we have a few tips that you can ...

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May 20, 2019

The Must-Haves: Six Items your New Home Should Be Equipped With

 

You’re already to buy your first home in Ypsilanti and let’s face it, you’ve chosen a beautiful area. Here’s the question though: have you chosen a beautiful home? Have you chosen a home that has everything you need? Anyone can buy a house but is it really a house ...

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April 26, 2019

Why Should you Use a Realtor in Ypsilanti?

As you eye the great city of Ypsilanti for your next move, you might be wondering where you’re going to live. Ypsi has plenty of beautiful apartments and a thriving culture but if you’re in the mindset of a potential homeowner then you probably have your heart set on one ...

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April 21, 2019

Glossary of Real Estate Terminology

Summary of industry terms and jargon commonly used in the Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti real estate market.

 

Terminology may vary somewhat between market location and asset type; we may discuss other terminology in the fields of commercial, investment, zoning, construction, or development in separate articles to follow.

**Disclaimer: All ...

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April 15, 2019

FAQ - Are Buyer's Agents Free?

Are buyer’s agents services free for buyers?


It depends, but usually no. While many real estate agents tout buyer’s services as being completely free for buyers, the reality is that buyers are often paying for these services indirectly-- it can be part of their mortgage since the cost of these ...

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April 15, 2019

FAQ - How are real estate agents paid?

How are real estate agents paid?

By commissions as delineated in the listing agreements (also often called exclusive right to sell agreements or “ERTS”) which they negotiate with sellers when they’re hired to represent sellers and take the seller’s real estate to the market. Because of this, the vast majority ...

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