In this issue of "Ask the Expert", Michigan estate planning attorney, Esther Acosta lists 3 real estate planning mistakes you should avoid.
Your home and other real estate likely represents a significant portion of your overall estate. The way you go about passing
There will come a day when seniors will be faced with the decision of whether or not to downsize their living space in order to accommodate a new lifestyle.
The desire to downsize can be a result of several factors:
Children have moved out of the home, leaving behind emp
The purpose of an inspection is to identify health, safety, mechanical and structural issues, not cosmetics or repairs costing less than $1,000. For instance, if a high level of radon gas is detected, the buyer would request that the seller install a radon mitigation system prior to closin
It’s summertime in Michigan! After being confined indoors during the winter months, most Michiganders will be making the most out of every sunny, dry day they can get.
A huge trend right now for Michigan homeowners i
How Will Current Interest Rates Affect Home Sales?
Interest rates are at a one-year low and hovering over a two-year low.
So how will this impact the real estate market in 2019? Although it’s impossible to predict the future, typically lower rates bring more buyers into the market. Ultimately, lower interest ra
Did you know over 50% of Americans die without a will?
Gary Shegina, CFP, Vice President and Sr. Trust Officer at Credit Union Trust shared some information with us that may surprise you.
People who pass away without a will aren’t limited to those who simply can’t afford one or don’t think they need to have one drafted. Many people w
The weather is finally warming up for Michiganders which means we are entering the hottest months in real estate. So what can we expect for the end of Spring and beginning of Summer for 2019? Oakland County Realtor, Tracy Wick explains.
First let’s compare to Spring/Summ
Northville Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Tracy Wick had an opportunity to interview estate planning attorney, Christopher Berry about real estate mistakes seniors and their family should avoid.
Christopher Berry explains that real estate is one of
Whether you consider yourself a senior, an empty nester or just a person whose needs and lifestyle have changed, there comes a time when most of us will want to sell our house and move into something a little more manageable. Whether due to health or mobility issues or simply the desire for a smaller space with less maintenance, there are several options available for seniors such as condos, small ranches and cape cods. And working wi
For years, real estate experts have been predicting that huge numbers of baby boomers will sell their homes as they reach retirement age and downsize. In fact, some experts have even predicted a potential housing bust when seniors unload their homes in large amounts and create a