Thompson-Homer Team (MI)'s Blog Posts

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022 (June 2022)

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022(Click here for full report - PDF)The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also

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5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market - May 2022

5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market(download full report here)Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring

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Seller's Checklist - A Timeline to Prep Your Home For Sale

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale(Click here to download the full report)We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is

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Are You Wondering if This Is the Year To Buy a Home - KCM220316

Are You Wondering if This Is the Year To Buy a Home?Every year, many renters ask themselves the same question: Should I continue renting, or is it time to buy a home? If you;

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Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types - March 2020 (A)

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types(Download the Full Report Here)The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been

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8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022 - February 2022

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022(Click here for report in PDF format) There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go.

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A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022 (1)

A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022(Download PDF version of report here)Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying

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20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List - (December 2021)

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List(Download Full Report - PDF)Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift

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New Build or Existing Home - (November 2021)

 New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You? (click here for report)Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1Nationwide,

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FIVE THINGS TO DO RIGHT AFTER CLOSING (03-16-2020)

If you just bought your first home, you’re probably still celebrating and feeling the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with home ownership. You’re shopping for furniture,

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FIVE TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME IN A HURRY (03-12-2020)

There are a lot of factors that will determine how quickly your house is sold, and it’s important to tackle the factors you can control. If you’re still living in your home while trying

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FIVE WAYS TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR BASEMENT (03-09-2020)

The basement is usually an afterthought in homes, especially if it’s not already finished when you move in. The lack of natural light compared to the ground floor and above doesn’t

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5 SECRET WEAPONS FOR DIY PROJECTS (03-05-2020)

Is there a home maintenance project that’s been lingering on your to-do list for too long because you’re dreading the trip to the hardware or craft store? There are some projects you can

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IDEAS FOR ACCENT WALLS (03-02-2020)

An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast, and are typically

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FINDING THE RIGHT MATTRESS (02-27-2020)

You’ve got more options than ever when mattress shopping these days with no shortage of brick-and-mortar and online-only retailers to choose from. Here are the factors you should consider when

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PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN (02-24-2020)

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you

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FIVE MONEY-SAVING GREEN UPGRADES (02-20-2020)

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings.Solar panels: The upfront cost

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ORGANIC FOOD ON A BUDGET (02-17-2020)

Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor

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DISPELLING REFINANCING MYTHS (02-10-2020)

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your

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CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR YOUR PETS (02-13-2020)

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create

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The Home Seller's Roadmap

Selling your home can be pretty stressful.  This info-graphic shows you the process at a high level.  Relax... let the Thompson-Homer Team worry about all the details. ;

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Easy To Follow Home Buying Process

Buying a home for the first time can be a confusing and stressful process.  This easy to follow info-graphic to the home buying process breaks it down for you.  Relax... let the Thompson

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Paying it Forward... Giving is Who We Are

Thanks to Green Gardens Community Farm, thanks to our local Churches and thanks to the Food Bank of South Central Michigan in helping us in this whole process of getting fresh food to the people

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Western Michigan College of Aviation announces $20M building expansion

By Brad Devereaux | bdeverea@mlive.comBATTLE CREEK, MI — The Western Michigan University College of Aviation plans to break ground on a new 67,000-square-foot center to address growing

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Things to Do In Michigan For A Long Weekend

Let us help you plan your perfect Michigan long weekend with our favorite ways to celebrate days off in the Great Lakes State, courtesy of The Awesome Mitten.1. Throw some Michigan

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