8 Curb Appeal Boosters You Can Do in a Weekend

8 Curb Appeal Boosters You Can Do in a Weekend Zillow Porchlight BY SARAH PIKE ON 14 FEB 2019      Win home shoppers over before they even think about stepping foot inside. A polished home exterior creates an inviting experience for visitors or passersby, which is especially important if your home is on the market. Check out our…

Beaver Island Boat Company proposes plan to move ferry operations out of downtown Charlevoix

Beaver Island Boat Company proposes plan to move ferry operations out of downtown Charlevoix Petoskey News and Review Lonnie G. Allen (231) 547-6588 lallen@charlevoixcourier.com   Mar 14, 2019       This site plan shows a potential layout for Beaver Island Boat Co.’s proposed Ferry Avenue facility   CHARLEVOIX — A proposed move by the…

Realtors: Strong demand, tight inventories make for upward home price trend in Northern Michigan

Realtors: Strong demand, tight inventories make for upward home price trend in Northern Michigan Petoskey News and Review Ryan Bentley (231) 439-9342 – rbentley@petoskeynews.com   Oct 1, 2018 Realtors tended to see basic laws of supply and demand on clear display in Northern Michigan’s residential real estate market through the first half of 2018, with…

35 of the hottest housing markets in Michigan

35 of the hottest housing markets in Michigan MLive Real Estate News By Paula Gardner | PaulaGardner@mlive.com Paula Gardner | PaulaGardner@mlive.com Real estate sales are happening at a frenzied pace across Michigan. That’s not true in every community. However, for much of southern Lower Michigan, a lack of supply on the market is creating a fast…

US new-home sales fell 6.9 percent in January

US new-home sales fell 6.9 percent in January The Detroit News Josh Boak, Associated PressPublished 11:54 a.m. ET March 14, 2019 | Updated 11:56 a.m. ET March 14, 2019 In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 photo a sign is posted near a newly constructed home in Natick, Mass. On Thursday, March 14, the Commerce Department reports…

Revisit 1960s Metcalf design in $1.5M mid-century modern Ann Arbor house

Revisit 1960s Metcalf design in $1.5M mid-century modern Ann Arbor house MLive Real Estate News Updated Feb 20, 2019; Posted Feb 14, 2019 By Lauren Slagter | lslagter@mlive.com ANN ARBOR, MI – Take a step back into Robert Metcalf’s 1960s in a mid-century modern Ann Arbor house that’s for sale for $1.5 million. The house at 2320 Devonshire…

High-Tech Home Design From CES 2019

High-Tech Home Design From CES 2019 Realtor.com Posted in Home Trends, by Melissa Tracey on January 10, 2019   By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine As more homes get teched out, how do you make a home smart but stylish too? CES 2019—Las Vegas’ annual mega tech show—is showing off thousands of high-tech products, including a growing number…

Hibernate Luxuriously in This 5,572-Square-Foot Cave Mansion

Hibernate Luxuriously in This 5,572-Square-Foot Cave Mansion Zillow Porchlight BY CALLIE LITTLE ON 30 NOV 2018 Stalactites? Check. Waterfall? Check. 4 bedrooms and an illustrious guest list? Check, check! When most people envision their dream home, they describe large kitchens, beautiful hardwood floors and clawfoot tubs. But not John Hay. In the mid-1980s, Hay — founder of the…

Furnace, Boiler or Heat Pump? Time for Heating Systems 101

Furnace, Boiler or Heat Pump? Time for Heating Systems 101 Zillow Porchlight BY STEVE ASBELL ON 15 JAN 2019   If your current heating system yields cold hands and frozen toes — it might be time to upgrade. Heating your home accounts for an inordinate portion of your utility bill, so it pays to choose the most efficient…

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS Realtor.org Effective January 1, 2018 Duties to Clients and Customers Articles 1-9 Duties to the Public Articles 10-14 Duties to REALTORS® Articles 15-17 Where the word REALTORS® is used in this Code and Preamble, it shall be deemed to include REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®s. While…

Winterizing Your Vacation Home

    How to Winterize a Vacation Home Although I spent most of my life in California I grew up in northern Michigan and moved back here six years ago. I have owned a cottage on the Thunder Bay River for ten years and I have been a plumber my whole life. The extreme temperatures…

You can rent this Frank Lloyd Wright house for $300 per night

You can rent this Frank Lloyd Wright house for $300 per night MLive.com Real Estate News Updated Nov 29; Posted Nov 26   By Kayla Miller kmille17@mlive.com CHARLESTON TOWNSHIP, MI — A newly restored original Frank Lloyd Wright home near Galesburg is available for short-term stays through Airbnb. The Eppstein House is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home designed by Wright,…

10 Counties With the Most Second, Vacation Homes

10 Counties With the Most Second, Vacation Homes Realtor.org Magazine December 10, 2018 © Lauzia – E+/Getty Images There are about 7.4 million vacation and second homes in the U.S., or about 5.6 percent of the total housing stock, according to a recent National Association of Home Builders analysis of 2016 national census data. Florida…

Why You Shouldn’t Put a Home Search on Hold in December

Why You Shouldn’t Put a Home Search on Hold in December Realtor.org Magazine December 12, 2018 December is typically the slowest month in the housing market, but it can be a great month for home buyers who have been sidelined to finally make their move. This month may be busier than previous December’s for that…

Michigan is home to this year’s hottest real estate ZIP code in US

Michigan is home to this year’s hottest real estate ZIP code in US MLive.com Real Estate News Updated Sep 27; Posted Sep 27 East Kentwood’s Stephen Bracey (2) holds the East Kentwood flag before a recent football game.  (Neil Blake | MLive) By Benjamin Raven braven@mlive.com Thanks to high-income millennial homebuyers looking for a little slice of suburbia, Realtor.com…

Michigan island up for auction in Presque Isle

Michigan island up for auction in Presque Isle Detroit Free Press Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free PressPublished 1:40 p.m. ET Oct. 30, 2018 | Updated 5:12 p.m. ET Oct. 30, 2018 Bidding is underway for the Brown Island property on Grand Lake, which is in Presque Isle, 20 miles Detroit Free Press (Photo: LASTBIDrealestate.com) Editor’s note: A…

Couple helps build solutions to area’s real estate needs

Couple helps build solutions to area’s real estate needs Petoskey News Review  Judy Wagley Special to the Herald Time Jul 27, 2018   Photo by Judy WagleyHannah Techel is ready to say “Welcome home!” with Homes45.com.     GAYLORD — Hannah and Pat Techel have rolled out the “welcome” mat to home buyers in Northern Michigan. The…

Realtors: Strong demand, tight inventories make for upward home price trend in Northern Michigan

Realtors: Strong demand, tight inventories make for upward home price trend in Northern Michigan Petoskey News Review – Ryan Bentley Ryan Bentley (231) 439-9342 – rbentley@petoskeynews.com  Oct 1, 2018     Realtors tended to see basic laws of supply and demand on clear display in Northern Michigan’s residential real estate market through the first half of 2018, with…

Downtown Petoskey Haunted Halloween Feast

Downtown Petoskey Haunted Halloween Feast Petoskey Area Events   Friday, October 26, 2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Petoskey , MI Cost: $45 Contact & More Info http://www.petoskeydowntown.com Contact: Andi Phone: 231.348.0388  On Friday, October 26, Downtown Petoskey will promote its ghostly history with a  dinner in Downtown. Learn about the crying toddler, the employee who fell…