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    Wintertime Fun in Northern Michigan

    By Bob Brick | February 10, 2023

    Wintertime in Northern Michigan is a special time of the year. As a Traverse City native working in real estate for nearly 50 years (gasp!), I know the area well, and along with my fellow Brick & Corbett team, we can share some of the best things to do here in the winter months. From... Read More

    4 Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Bob Brick | January 19, 2023

    Are you prepping to buy your first home? If so, one of the steps you should take early on is making sure you’re financially ready for your purchase. Here are four of the financial fundamentals you’ll need to focus on as you set out to buy a home. 1. Build Your Credit Your credit is one element... Read More

    Planning to Retire? It Could Be Time To Make a Move.

    By Bob Brick | December 20, 2022

    If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, you may be planning your next steps. One of your goals could be selling your house and finding a home that more closely fits your needs. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you realize. Here are a few things to... Read More

    More People Are Finding the Benefits of Multigenerational Households Today

    By Bob Brick | November 29, 2022

    If you’re thinking of buying a home and living with siblings, parents, or grandparents, then multigenerational living may be for you. The Pew Research Center defines a multigenerational household as a home with two or more adult generations. And the number of individuals choosing multigenerational living has increased exponentially over the past 50 years. As you consider... Read More

    Perspective Matters When Selling Your House Today

    By Bob Brick | November 8, 2022

    Does the latest news about the housing market have you questioning your plans to sell your house? If so, perspective is key. Here are some of the ways a trusted real estate professional (like us!) can explain the shift that’s happening today and why it’s still a sellers’ market even during the cooldown. Fewer Homes for Sale than... Read More

    Why You Should Consider Condos as Part of Your Home Search

    By Bob Brick | October 18, 2022

    The historically low inventory over the past few years led to challenges for many buyers trying to find a home that met their needs and their budget. If you’re in the same boat, you should know the recent shift in the housing market may have opened up doors for you to restart your search. The... Read More

    Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert Advice

    By Bob Brick | September 20, 2022

    In a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be renovated before they sell their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional, like Brick & Corbett, comes in. We can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t... Read More

    What’s Really Happening With Home Prices Right Now?

    By Bob Brick | September 6, 2022

    One of the biggest questions people are asking right now is: what’s happening with home prices? There are headlines about ongoing price appreciation, but at the same time, some sellers are reducing the price of their homes. That can feel confusing and makes it more difficult to get a clear picture. Part of the challenge is... Read More

    3 Graphs That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

    By Bob Brick | August 16, 2022

    With all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you may be wondering what’ll happen next. It’s only natural for concerns to creep in that it could be a repeat of what took place in 2008. The good news is, there’s concrete... Read More

    Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for Homebuyers

    By Bob Brick | July 26, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home this year, you might have heard that pre-approval is a necessary step to take before starting out on your journey. But why is that? And is it still important in today’s shifting market? The truth is, getting a pre-approval letter from your lender is critical, and when it comes to your... Read More