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Monthly Archives: August 2020

    7 Things Waterfront Owners Can Do to Protect Their Shoreline in 2020

    By Bob Brick | August 26, 2020

    I think we can all agree; 2020 has given us more to worry about than we anticipated. Whether it’s a global pandemic, a wavering economy, murder hornets, inland hurricanes, or a little election coming up in November, people have a lot on their minds.    On top of all this, shoreline property owners have an... Read More

    The Continued Move to Higher Density: Will the Condo Market Keep Growing in Traverse City?

    By Bob Brick | August 17, 2020

    Ask a New Yorker what life is like in the city right now and most of them will tell you it’s relatively unrecognizable. Businesses are (mostly) open, but people aren’t eating in restaurants, subways aren’t running at full capacity, and many apartment buildings are relatively abandoned. Where is everyone going? Lots of places; including Traverse... Read More

    Community Opinion of Short-Term Rentals is Changing, but are the Rules Keeping Up?

    By BJ Brick | August 12, 2020

    There are a handful of topics that have consistently, dependably, raised the hackles of northern Michigan residents over the last couple of years. But, we’re not here to talk about Trump, about recreational marijuana, or about the TCAPS school board; we’re talking about short-term rentals.  Short-term rentals in northern Michigan have exploded in popularity, both... Read More

    6 Red Flags During an Open House or Showing

    By BJ Brick | August 3, 2020

    Heading out to an open house this weekend? Excited about a full day of showings for you and your agent? Before you get too fired up about finding your dream home, keep an eye out for these six red flags: 1. Branches hanging over the roof We love a good neighborhood with beautiful, mature trees.... Read More