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Owning a Home in Northern Michigan May be Easier Than You Think

Nancy Lindsay - Friday, January 23, 2015

Those of us who get to call the “tip of the Mit” home know first-hand about the benefits of living in Northern Michigan. Whether the landscape is white with snow or the temps are warm and we’re drawn to the water, we live in one of the best places to fully enjoy the seasons and all they have to offer. It’s no surprise that Northern Michigan is a destination for many to spend not only their vacation, but for many a desirable location for a second home or vacation property. Whether you live here full-time or looking for a “getaway” to be able to enjoy all that the area has to offer, it doesn’t get any better than living in Northern Michigan! 

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Questions Every First Time Homeowner Should Ask Themselves – Part II

Nancy Lindsay - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Buying a new homeIn our previous post we set the stage for the aspiring first-time homeowner to better prepare for the process of applying for a home loan. Understanding your credit history is an important component to getting approved for a loan. Additionally, having stable employment shows the bank you’re generating consistent income (and therefore, able make your payments). But these are just a few of the items that you need to consider. Below are some additional questions to ask yourself to ensure that you’re ready to become a homeowner. 

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Questions Every First Time Homeowner Should Ask Themselves – Part I

Nancy Lindsay - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Questions for first time home ownersDo you see owning a home as bringing your part of the American dream to life? If so, you are like nearly 82% of Americans recently surveyed by the National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine who saw this as a goal. While the housing crisis of the few years back may have made obtaining a mortgage a little more difficult, if you are an aspiring homeowner, what do you need to do to improve the chances of obtaining a mortgage? 

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