Simple Actions Help Turn Renters into Homeowners

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The season for New Years’ Resolutions is barely underway, but if history is any guide, many have already met their Waterloos. For future Southeast Michigan homeowners resolved to make this the year they make the leap from renter to homeowner, there are some incremental moves that will make that leap less daunting. Here are three:… Continued

January 15, 2021

Federal Move Expands Limits on 2021 Home Loans

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For homeowners weighing the pros and cons of adding their homes to the Southeast Michigan listings, the ‘pros’ are substantial. The steady national rise in home prices indicates a healthy market —one significant “pro.” The latest national existing-home sales price figures confirmed a median rise of 14.6% over the previous year—the 105th consecutive month of… Continued

January 13, 2021

Five Major Real Estate Trends: ‘Steady as She Goes!’

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Dave Ramsey is a standout among media finance coaches. It’s hard to disagree with his brand of commonsensical counsel that eschews shortcuts and paths to riches that depend on newly concocted strategies. Southeast Michigan readers and listeners who rely on his consistently risk-averse advice learn to avoid high-interest debt while building a solid financial base—a… Continued

January 8, 2021

Does a Smart Home Payoff Come from an Unexpected Source?

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Some of today’s ‘smart home’ technology is costly—even considering the savings from lessened resource usage. Even so, the ‘green’ results seem to provide sufficient motivation for many environmentally focused Southeast Michigan homeowners. Yet there is the possibility that the premiums spent on smart refrigerators and dishwashers may not constitute a sacrifice at all—at least not… Continued

January 6, 2021

Good News in a Tough Year for Homeowners

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No one may be sure of how many Southeast Michigan homeowners chose to deal with their year- end stir-craziness by surfing the web last weekend, but for those who did so by Googling “top events of 2020,” there wasn’t much doubt about what finished as Number One: The pandemic, of course. Second place tended to… Continued

January 4, 2021

Real Estate in 2020: New Year’s Wrap-Up

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Gather ‘round, people: it’s The Year in Review time again—the week when columnists and TV talking heads line up to chatter and lament over the year’s record-shattering advances and failures. From Washington to Hollywood, Wall Street to Silicon Valley, 2020 provided as rich a trove of talking points as any year in memory. Closer to… Continued

December 30, 2020

Time-Saving Tip for Household Shoebox Guardians

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Here’s a timely end-of-year tip for heads of Southeast Michigan households—or, more precisely, for the family member who has been designated to keep track of the household finances. This is the individual who is Keeper of the Shoebox (or kitchen drawer) filled with 2020 receipts—usually, also someone who knows how to deal with the Excel… Continued

December 28, 2020

Prospecting for Holiday Season Magic

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Southeast Michigan’s Christmas decorations are up in most of the familiar places around town, but they’ve had to pull some extra duty this year. Usually, the reindeer, giant candles, Santas, elves, and light displays can’t fail to bring on the familiar magic of the season—and if ever they don’t do the trick, the evocative sounds… Continued

December 21, 2020

Investors, One ‘Drawback’ that’s Actually Priceless

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Ever since its founding nearly 30 years ago, Southeast Michigan investors have been entertained and educated by The Motley Fool—the financial and investing advice company known for its good-humored “foolish take” on stock market matters. The firm started out by publishing a run-of-the-mill newsletter but burst into national prominence through a series of creative April… Continued

December 16, 2020

Timely Heads-Up re This Year’s Holidays

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Attention, Southeast Michigan! Ready or not, the Holidays are not waiting around! If that alert strikes you as unnecessarily alarmist, remember that this year’s calendar works out to have fewer days than usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And if your traditional Thanksgiving tryptophane-engendered post-turkey stupor was followed by too many days of leftover turkey sandwiches,… Continued

December 14, 2020