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Why Real Estate Sales Should be Handled by Professionals

Sellers who want to sell their home for the best price while not letting it sit on the market for too long should consider allowing a professional Realtor® to assist them in the process. The thought of some sellers is that they can reduce the price to buyers and avoid sales commissions but in truth, […]

Making Your House Appealing to Buyers – The Open House

Buyers will walk through many houses before finding the home they want to make an offer on. First impressions are important so staging your home to show it in its best light is also important. Buyers will buy a home they can imagine themselves living in, so it has to be clean and inviting. Open […]

Tips for Closing up Your Seasonal Home for Winter

It’s time to close up the cabin for winter, but before you leave for the season, it’s important that you protect your property from water and wind damage, vandalism, structural damage and even those pesky critters who like to come in for the winter. You can easily avoid these pitfalls and make re-opening your home […]

Tips for Opening Your Northern Michigan Cottage in Spring

Spring is here and although the snow has yet to leave, many seasonal homeowners in Northern Michigan are getting ready to start planning for “opening” day. If you are a Northern Michigan seasonal homeowner, you may already be familiar with the work it takes to reopen your cabin after the winter however, if you are […]

10 Things to Consider When Buying Your Northern Michigan Vacation Home

Who doesn’t love Northern Michigan especially in summer? A large number properties in the Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake and Grayling areas are seasonal homes and occupied only during the warmer months often by residents of Southern Michigan. If you live in Southern Michigan or elsewhere and are thinking about buying a vacation home in Northern […]

Second Home Trend Is Set In 2011 Buy Before Prices Rise

Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2011 Sales of investment and vacation homes* jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s 2012 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2011, shows investment-home sales surged […]

Financial Power Play

Buy That Waterfront Second Home And Let The IRS Help You I bet there are vacation home buyers that are trying to decide to pull the trigger on purchasing this year. It’s the best time right now to buy! Inventories of lake, river and canal homes are still plentiful and sellers are motivated. If you […]

Roscommon County Community Foundation

Ken Carlson Associate Broker For Ken Carlson Realty PC Is Proud To Be A Member of the Roscommon County Community Foundation Professional Advisory Committee. The committtee work involves asset management advice for all of life’s real estate and financial needs. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy but is now available for common people from […]

Northern Michigan Buyer’s Agent

Grayling Real Estate Offers Numerous Property Listings The listings vary from low end foreclosures and distressed homes to high end waterfront lodges and log homes. Having an agent that will represent your side of the transaction is called a Buyer’s Agent or Buyer’s Broker. I can perform this Agency for you. BE A PREPARED BUYER Going […]

Before Listing Your Northern Michigan Home With A Real Estate Firm Consider Their Website

Are You Thinking Of Listing Your Home? Before you make a decision that you are locked into for 6 months, take a look at their website. Today’s real estate buyer’s are looking online for their new home, you can count on it. Even if they drive by and see the property for sale, you can […]

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