1. Why Moving to a Condo or Smaller Home After Retirement Makes Life Easier

    Retiring? Moving to a Condo or Smaller Home May Be for You! Retirement is a time for relaxation, adventure, and enjoying the things you love. As you imagine this exciting new chapter in your life, it’s important to think about whether your current home still fits your needs. If it’s too big, too costly, or just not… read more

  2. Ann Arbor Named Most Educated City in America by WalletHub

    Ann Arbor Rated The Most Educated City…Again! Ann Arbor has once again proven why it’s a fantastic place to live, especially for those connected to the University of Michigan. WalletHub recently named Ann Arbor the most educated city in America, for the 7th year in a row, a title that underscores the city’s commitment to… read more

  3. What You Need to Know About Today’s Down Payment Programs

    Down Payment Programs Aren’t Just for First-Time Homebuyers There’s no denying it’s gotten more challenging to buy a condo or home, especially with today’s mortgage rates and home price appreciation. And that may be one of the big reasons you’re eager to look into grants and assistance programs to see if there’s anything you qualify for that can help. But… read more

  4. Understanding Working Capital Fees for Condo Buyers

    Understanding Working Capital Fees: A Guide for New Condo Buyers When buying a new condo, you’re often introduced to various fees and costs that can sometimes leave you puzzled. One of these lesser-known charges is the working capital fee. Understanding what this fee entails and how it impacts your purchase can make the buying process… read more

  5. Why a Condo May Be a Great Option for Your First Home

    An Ann Arbor Condo is a Great First Home Having a hard time finding a first home that’s right for you and your wallet, especially in Ann Arbor? Well, here’s a tip – think about condominiums, or condos for short. They’re usually smaller than single-family homes, but that’s exactly why they can be easier on your… read more

  6. Buying a Condo vs. Renting in Ann Arbor, MI: What’s Best for You?

    Buying a Condo vs. Renting in Ann Arbor In the vibrant city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, making a decision between buying a condo or renting can seem daunting at first. However, the prospect of buying becomes increasingly attractive when you look at the long-term benefits of homeownership, particularly in a city as promising as Ann… read more

  7. Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates?

    Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates? When mortgage rates spiked up over the last few years, some would-be condo and home buyers put their plans to move on pause. Maybe you did too because you didn’t want to move and take on a higher mortgage rate for your next place. But is that still the… read more

  8. Ann Arbor Condo Spring 2024 Market Update

    Ann Arbor Condo Spring 2024 The Ann Arbor condo market is buzzing with activity as we advance into the Spring of 2024. The city, always evolving and dynamic, showcases its versatility in the real estate market. With a diverse range of available properties, from the most accessible to the pinnacle of luxury, there is movement… read more

  9. Joining Your Condo HOA Board: Empower Your Community Involvement

    Taking an Active Role in Your Homeowners Association When you purchase a condo, you’re not just buying a unit; you’re investing in a community. How do you ensure that your homeowner’s association (HOA) fees are utilized to benefit you and your neighbors? Joining the condo HOA board is one of the most effective ways to… read more

  10. Unpacking the Real Cost of Condo Living: A Guide to Understanding Condo HOA Fees

    A Condo Buyers Guide to HOA Fees For potential condo buyers, the allure of low-maintenance luxury living often comes with a not-so-glamorous caveat—monthly condo association fees, otherwise known as HOA (Homeowners’ Association) fees. Beyond the catchy “lock-and-leave” lifestyle advertised, these fees can significantly impact your financial obligations and the value you receive from your investment…. read more