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Top 5 Apps for Home Buyers When it comes to purchasing a home, no two homebuyers are exactly alike, and each person or family has their own unique needs when entering the market. First-time buyers may need more guidance and advice from their Realtor and mortgage loan officer. People purchasing co...
02/04/2019
               Top 5 Apps for Home Sellers   There are a million reasons people are looking to list their homes for sale. Perhaps a job or family change has you headed across the country. Maybe an easier commute or retirement has you moving across town; or maybe you fell in love with a house in t...
01/30/2019
New home purchases down in December. There was a 13% drop overall in mortgage applications in December for new homes BUT that seems to be picking up here in January. In my personal observation during the winter people have opted to “lay low” until the thoughts of the spring market catch their att...
01/25/2019
Real estate 2019. A new frontier.  As I close out 2018 the time is now to prepare for my best year yet. Facing a challenging market (multiple offers, paying more than list price etc) buyer’s NEED to be prepared for this. My job is to educate you on the challenges of this ever changing market. Aft...
01/21/2019
 Interest rates and how they affect the consumer. I’m looking forward to a great 2019 in the real estate business but much of that will be affected by which way the rate(s) swing. Good,bad or indifferent this is the way it goes. Many of the first time homebuyers will reach out to me and quote the...
01/14/2019
Housing Inventory moves up slightly here in GR.  Here in Grand Rapids metro area there has been a slight improvement to the inventory crisis that we face here. Many stories of disgruntled buyer's who can't seem to find a place and other times they are facing multiple offer situations. Either one ...
09/21/2018
Should I buy a fixer upper??  There are many levels of "fixer-uppers" out here. Some could be a full "gut job" and others could be very light and just needing cosmetic "surgery". I tell people depending on what "category" you fall in you need to look at the big picture. Be aware of the foundation...
09/01/2018
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Recession…  I just finished reading an article in CNN Money concerning the growth that has been occurring in various markets. It begs the question are we heading back to the Great Recession of 2008? I’m all for sellers making money when they sell their greatest asset but it is getting out of hand...
08/04/2018
A piece of the American Dream. I was reading thru a post this am and saw an article that speaks directly to the heart of what most buyer’s are facing. The confidence that they have always enjoyed over the years to buy a home when they were ready has been replaced by what we’re going thru right no...
07/04/2018
It’s still happening here in West Michigan with no end in sight. I do understand the frustration of being a buyer and trying to purchase a home. I represent several buyers who are going thru this right now. I am now in the same position of buying a home for myself and it’s stressing me out just l...
06/24/2018
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Robert L. Brown

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