Jim’s Lansing Real Estate Blog

Finding the RIGHT Roofing Contractor

By Jim Munk | Jan 17, 2018
Finding the RIGHT roofing contractor in Lansing, Michigan.

Thinking of a getting a new roof this summer? Finding the right roofing contractor can be a tough decision, with so many options available. Here are a couple of tips on choosing the right one for you and a couple of companies in the Lansing are you can contact to get started. Tips for Finding the Right Roofing Contractor: Visualize: Find a company that has software that you can use to see how certain colors will look on your house. This software can take the guess work out of how a different color will look on your house. Maybe now...

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List Your Home in January or February

By Jim Munk | Jan 17, 2018
List your home in January or February

WHY list your home in January or February? I wanted to share with everyone today about one of the discussions I have been having with people who are thinking of selling their homes this Spring. There is a big advantage when you list your home for sale prior to March 1st! I have included a graph that shows how many homes have sold each month for the past 5 years. The key to this chart is to know that it takes 30 to 45 days from the time a seller receives an accepted offer to the time of closing. So,...

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Misconceptions About Buying a House That Might Be Holding You Back

By Jim Munk | Feb 15, 2018
Misconceptions About Buying a House

Often times, at open houses, I hear people express misconceptions about buying a house for the first time, I hear them say they, “We’re just looking and dreaming for now because we don’t qualify for a home mortgage due to our credit score” or because they haven’t saved enough for a down payment. The Down Payment When I ask people how much they think they need for a down payment, most will answer 20%. And, that was true many years ago. Now, we have several options available to qualifying buyers where the down payment can be as low as 3%...

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