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Determining your home's value before selling

Determining your home's value before selling

Knowing the value of your home is critical before putting it up for sale.

There are several ways to determine the value of your home.  Online resources such as Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will provide you with an estimate of the value of your home or your local market overall.  Here are the links to these calculators:

Sun Title: Why 2014 is a great year to sell your home

Sun Title: Why 2014 is a great year to sell your home

With home prices rising more than 10 percent on average last year and inventory levels at historical lows, this is a great year to sell your home and maximize your value.  The current turnaround in housing is being attributed to a number of factors:

More people snatching up homes in Muskegon County

More people snatching up homes in Muskegon County

MUSKEGON, Mich.—When the temperatures started heating up, so did housing sales in Muskegon County.

According to the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and Muskegon Area First, 217 county homes were sold in May; that’s the second highest number of sales in the past six years.

 Realtors say more homes are being purchased by people who do not live in the area. 

“The attractiveness of Muskegon is growing,” says Nexes Realtor Steve Schuitema.  “We are seeing an increase in interest from the Chicago market as well as the east side of the state.”

Schuitema says while a lot of clients are discovering Muskegon, many are also moving back. 

In the first six months of the year, the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce has sent out 81 relocation packets to companies and families moving to the area from as far away as France.

Muskegon Architects Hooker DeJong Expand To Grand Rapids

Muskegon Architects Hooker DeJong Expand To Grand Rapids

 

Longtime Muskegon architectural and engineering firm Hooker DeJong has branched out from its home base to the Grand Rapids market with the opening of its first satellite office. The company has a 75-year history in Muskegon, but in recent years has employed several people from the Grand Rapids area, making a local office hub a practicality.

While the new office at 212 Grandville Ave. SW became reality several months ago as shared space with Fusion Properties, creating a separate space for four employees -- plus a drop-in hub for on-the-road employees -- is now complete.
 

Spring Some Ideas At The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show

Spring Some Ideas At The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show

It is a feeling of spring at the Lakes Mall. The 2nd Annual Home, Garden and Remodeling Show is running through Saturday. It's open tonight, Friday, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm.

This home show is designed to feature home builders, landscapers, home furnishings, financing, real estate and much more!

Development May Bring 70 Homes To Muskegon's Waterfront

Development May Bring 70 Homes To Muskegon's Waterfront

Muskegon's waterfront downtown could look a little different soon. Terrace Point Landing, LLC wants to build 70 new homes. Plans include 28 homes actually on the waterfront along Muskegon Lake and 42 home sites with waterfront access on a vacant 11-acre parcel next to the Shoreline Inn and Conference Center, Terrace Point Marina, and the Lake House Waterfront Grille

The company owner says he wants to appeal to a diverse group of buyers including young professionals, families, and empty nesters with homes ranging from $95,000 to $125,000 for lots, and up to $175,000 to build a home.