Schaub Team Blog

Financing Options When Interest Rates are High

Posted by Jamie Jewell on Nov 09 , 2023 - 07:53 am

We explore two financing options to consider while interest rates are high including an assumable mortgage and mortgage buydowns.

3 Things to Do to Prepare Your Home to Sell

Posted by Jamie Jewell on Apr 18 , 2023 - 11:06 am

Selling your home can be a daunting task. Preparing your home in advance of listing is critical to expedite the sales process and may also help you maximize its value.

Leelanau Requires Point of Sale Septic Inspection - What you need to know

Posted by Jamie Jewell on Mar 23 , 2023 - 07:16 am

The code states that properties in Leelanau and Benzie Counties with onsite wells and/or onsite sewage treatment systems must be evaluated prior to the property being sold or transferred to a new owner – this includes when a parent passes a property to a child

Home Inspections: What You Need to Know

Posted by Jamie Jewell on Mar 21 , 2023 - 10:49 am

The effects of the recent real estate boom caused many agents and buyers to implement new tactics that would potentially give them a leg up with sellers. Escalation clauses, no contingencies, and waived inspections increased once intense bidding wars accelerated.

2022 Schaub Team Market Review

Posted by Jamie Jewell on Mar 01 , 2023 - 09:58 am

One of the most common questions we get is, “How is the real estate market?”. We’ve compiled some relevant real estate data for Leelanau and specifically Schaub Team in a 2022 market update.

First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account Program Revisited

Posted by Jamie Jewell on Feb 28 , 2023 - 08:09 am

It’s been one year since the Michigan First-Time Home Buyer Savings Program was signed into law. We thought we’d delve into the top questions surrounding this program to help you determine if it could be a good fit for you or your family members. The savings plan was created to assist first-time home buyers with the purchase of their Michigan principal residence. Account funds may be used for the payment or reimbursement of eligible costs associated with the purchase of a single-family residence by a qualified beneficiary designated on the account.

Home Sales Slow, Fetching Top Dollar

Posted by Alan Campbell, Leelanau Enterprise on Dec 29 , 2022 - 10:59 am

Realtors across Leelanau County are selling fewer homes, but many of those sales are providing big payouts for homeowners.

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