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    Origins of Common Home Features

    By Admin | May 22, 2024

    Exploring Common Home Features and Their Origins When we look at homes today, it’s fascinating to see how certain architectural features have evolved over time. Many of these elements were developed in response to the environment, cultural practices, and technological advancements. Understanding the origins of these features can give us a deeper appreciation of the... Read More

    Rental History to be Included in Mortgage Credit Evaluations Beginning September 18, 2021

    By Admin | August 31, 2021

    Fannie Mae recently announced that it will begin to include rental history as part of its mortgage credit evaluation process, beginning September 18, 2021. This decision will likely bring a large number of creditworthy renters into the homebuying market, according to Fannie Mae. What is Fannie Mae? Fannie Mae, or The Federal National Mortgage Association,... Read More

    Home Buyers Reveal the Top 5 Things They Want in a Home in 2021

    By Admin | August 11, 2021

    Location, Location, Location First and foremost, location is the most important feature of any home. Location isn’t just the geographic coordinates on a map or commuting time, it’s the all-encompassing offerings of the community… and those are constantly changing. Today, people prefer areas with high mobility and accessibility, convenient amenities, and plenty of recreation opportunities.... Read More

    Buying vs Renting in the Greater Ann Arbor Area

    By Admin | June 29, 2021

    Right now, people want to know if they should sit on the sideline and rent, jump into the market and buy, or sell then rent for a while. In the past year, the number one real estate-related search has been, “Are we in a real estate bubble?” …Questioning whether or not there will be an... Read More

    2020 Ann Arbor Area Local Gift Guide

    By Jack Cassedy | December 4, 2020

      This season, if you are looking for something special, there is no doubt that you can find it locally here in the Greater Ann Arbor Area. Not only will it be a special and unique gift, but the purchase may also mean the world to the local business owners and employees. Gifts Locally Handmade... Read More

    Support Ann Arbor Area Non-Profit Organizations this Giving Tuesday

    By Jack Cassedy | December 1, 2020

    This Giving Tuesday, please consider donating to any of the extremely worthy Ann Arbor Area non-profit organizations and charities. They are all fighting the good fight to save lives, alleviate hunger, empower and educate the youth & adults, and develop equity in our community. We have highlighted a few organizations below who could use your... Read More

    The 0.5% Adverse Market Refinancing Fee – What You Need to Know

    By Jack Cassedy | August 18, 2020

    With refinancing rates being reported near 2.5%, current homeowners have been quick to take advantage… So much so, that the two large government-sponsored enterprises who back mortgage products have announced that they will be tacking on an additional one-time 0.5% Adverse Market Refinancing Fee to the lender, who will undoubtedly pass it on to consumers.... Read More

    MiMortgage Relief Partnership Announced

    By Jack Cassedy | April 23, 2020

    Press Release from The Michigan Governor’s Office – April 23, 2020: Governor Whitmer and Michigan’s Financial Institutions Agree to Partnership for Providing Borrowers 90-day Mortgage-Payment Forbearance Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) today announce the creation of the MiMortgage Relief Partnership with over 200 of Michigan’s financial institutions to recognize... Read More

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Named ‘Real Estate Agency Brand of The Year’ and ‘Highest Ranked Brand in Trust and Love’ in 2020 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study.

    By Jack Cassedy | April 2, 2020

      Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced it was recognized as “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” and “Highest Ranked in Trust and Love” in the 32nd annual Harris Poll EquiTrend®study. In January 2020, more than 39,000 U.S. consumers rated nearly 2,000... Read More

    Earth Day 2018 Tips & Things to do in Ann Arbor

    By Iris Petersen | April 20, 2018

    Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22. Since Ann Arbor is also known as “Tree Town,” you can imagine there will be plenty of activities to contribute to the well-being of our community. Here are our top picks, along with some tips on going greener all year round. All of these events are free and... Read More