Seven Unique Home Trends to Watch in 2019

The best homes, like the best home mortgages, are going to be a major part of your life for years, maybe even decades. So, all things considered, you should look to design trends that are vibrant now so that years later you’ll not just have a house that’s a solid investment, but a home that […]

8 Tips for Making the Most Out of Michigan Winters

Michigan winters and mortgage interest rates have at least one thing in common—at least right now—they’re both frozen. OK, as jokes go, that leaves something to be desired, but there’s nothing that says your winter has to be as lame. Winter in Michigan actually offers a lot of possibilities for old and young, rich and […]

How to Improve Your Finances in 2019

Resolved: This year I am going to get my financial house in order, even if it’s only a little bit. Of course, making a resolution is easy—especially in January—but keeping a resolution the whole year long is a bit tougher. However, there’s no reason it has to be. Instead of some abstract determination to “do better” let’s review some […]

Six Tips for Paying Down Your Holiday Debt

The year-end may make for good tidings to all and a most wonderful time of year, but all too often it comes at the expense of your checking account. Estimates are that the average American adds almost a thousand dollars in debt during the holidays. And with interest rates higher than ever, this results in […]

New Study Lists Grand Rapids Among Housing Markets to Watch in 2019

Each December, Trulia releases a report highlighting the top real estate markets to watch in the upcoming year. Each of the markets considered must meet specific criteria, including job growth, vacancy rates, affordability, and a population that is mostly under 35, reflecting even more growth potential. In 2018, Grand Rapids held the top spot on the list, […]