Archive for January, 2011

Marketing Your Michigan Home: What to Expect during Your Open House

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

If your MI home is for sale – whether in Saugatuck, Douglas, Glenn or surrounding areas – there’s a good chance your real estate agent will discuss the benefits of an open house with you. Open houses have long been a part of the home sale experience, since it allows prospective buyers to take a “low-key” approach while they browse the merchandise. It also gives your real estate agent the chance to network with a large number of potential buyers all at one time. In some cases, it also means you’ll finally sell that home!

Owning a home in Saugatuck Michigan is a smart decision!

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Owners, Renters Agree: Owning a Home Is a Smart Decision

January 20, 2011

A substantial majority of both home owners and current renters agree that owning a home is a smart decision over the long term. That’s according to the results of a NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® survey of 3,793 adults conducted online by Harris Interactive.

The American Attitudes About Homeownership survey found that in today’s challenging economy, 95 percent of owners and 72 percent of renters believe that over a period of several years, it makes more sense to own a home. In addition, an overwhelming majority of home owners are happy with their decision to own a home—93 percent of owners surveyed would buy again.

More good news for Saugatuck, Michigan real estate. The second home market is back!

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Daily Real Estate News  |  January 10, 2011  |   Share Vacation Homes Emerge as Hot Market
Vacation communities across the United States are showing big signs of a rebounding real estate market, reporting soaring sales at levels that have not been been seen since the days of the housing boom, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The increase has been driven by deep discounts and cash purchases, analysts say.

“We haven’t felt energy like this in a long time. Buyers sense that they’ve been on the sidelines long enough,” says

More good news for Saugatuck Michigan real estate!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Pending Sales of Existing Homes Swell by 3.5%: NAR

01/03/2011 By: Carrie Bay Printer Friendly View

The number of contracts signed for purchases of previously owned homes climbed again in November, according to data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) late last week.

The organization’s pending home sales index rose 3.5 percent based on contracts signed in November. That follows a record 10 percent jump recorded for the month of October and beat even the most modest market expectations. The median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey pegged the November figure to come in 0.8 percent above the previous month.

More good news for real estate in Saugatuck, Michigan!

Monday, January 3rd, 2011


Good advise for sellers in the Saugatuck, Michigan real estate market

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

by Amy Hoak
Sunday, January 2, 2011

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  • If your New Year’s resolution involves selling a home in 2011, you’ve got some work to do: There’s lots of inventory out there and in a buyer’s market like this one, getting an offer on a home can be challenging.


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