Kalamazoo Real Estate Blog

Renovation Tips - Do This First

Renovation Tips - Do This First

Renovation Tips Do This First! You’ve bought your first home and you’re eager to put your stamp on it. You want to renovate, but you’re not sure whether you should live in the house first or just go ahead and renovate right away. ...

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What Not To Do After Closing on A House

What Not To Do After Closing on A House

What Not To Do After Closing on A House 5 Tips You've finally closed on your home and can breathe a sigh of relief. But what comes next? Here's what not to do after closing on your home: Don't make major changes until you've lived there a year. ...

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Inflation and Mortgage Rates

Inflation and Mortgage Rates

Inflation and Morgage Rates A couple of issues that are top of mind for consumers in today’s housing market are inflation and mortgage rates. What the heck is going on?! So far this year, inflation reached a high of 8.6% which is a high we ...

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Kalamazoo Michigan Driving Tour - Part 1

Kalamazoo Michigan Driving Tour - Part 1

Kalamazoo Michigan Driving Tour Part 1: From Drake to Oakland Drive This is a virtual driving tour for those who are thinking about relocating to Kalamazoo Michigan or the surrounding areas. In this commentary, I share points of interest and will ...

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Why You Will HATE Living in Kalamazoo, MI

Why You Will HATE Living in Kalamazoo, MI

Why You Will HATE Living in Kalamazoo, MI There's a lot to love about Kalamazoo, Michigan but it's not for everyone. If you're considering moving to Kalamazoo or moving to Michigan, you'd better investigate these 7 things first.  Welcome back ...

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Housing Market Update for July 2022

Housing Market Update for July 2022

Michigan Housing Market  July 2022 - Kalamazoo County In this Kalamazoo County housing report, we’re going to review the top 8 key statistics and why they are important if you’re thinking about buying, selling or relocating in the ...

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Offer Deadlines & What You Should Do

Offer Deadlines & What You Should Do

Offer Deadlines & What You Should Do One thing I’ve noticed as a listing agent in multiple offer situations are agents that send in offers past the offer deadline for a property with multiple offers.  If you're a buyer looking at ...

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Drive In Movie Theaters - Sunset Drive In

Drive In Movie Theaters - Sunset Drive In

Sunset Drive In Movie Theater Red Arrow Highway, Hartford, MI Hey everybody, Janice Allen and on this edition of #DiscoverKalamazo it’s week 3 of my drive in movie theaters in Michigan in Kalamazoo and today I’m featuring Sunset Drive ...

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Don't Work With A Part Time Realtor

Don't Work With A Part Time Realtor

Don't Work With A Part Time Realtor If you are currently looking to buy a property, the best piece of advice I can give you is to get representation from a full-time realtor.  Right now, we are seeing properties selling faster than ever ...

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Getty Drive In Movie Theater - Muskegon, MI

Getty Drive In Movie Theater - Muskegon, MI

Getty Drive In Muskegon, MI It's week 2 of drive-in movie theaters near Kalamazoo, Michigan and today I’m featuring the Getty Drive In which is near the lakeshore in West Michigan.  Bring chairs, inflatable mattresses for the back of ...

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Freshen Your Pool

Freshen Your Pool

Pool Maintenance Freshen Your Pool It's Hometip Tuesday and today’s tip is about keeping your pool sparkling for the summer!  Establish a weekly routine to clean your pool.  Test the pH level weekly with a pool water test kit. ...

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Michigan Housing Market Forecast 2022

Michigan Housing Market Forecast 2022

Michigan Housing Market Forecast 2022 Is it time to put your real estate plans on hold? Hey everybody! Janice Allen, your Michigan Home Girl at Jaqua Realtors in Kalamazoo Michigan. What is the Michigan housing market forecast for 2022? Is it time ...

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What is a Buyer Agency Agreement

What is a Buyer Agency Agreement

What is a Buyer Agency Agreement  The worst thing you can say if you’re looking to purchase a home is “I’ll work with whoever finds me a house.”  I only work with buyers that sign exclusive buyer representation ...

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Capri Drive In Coldwater Michigan

Capri Drive In Coldwater Michigan

Drive In Movie Theaters Capri Drive In, Coldwater, MI 119 W Chicago Rd, Coldwater, MI 49036 On this edition of #DiscoverKalamazoo, I hope you’ll join me over the course of the next 4 weeks where I highlight some of the best drive in movie ...

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