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MSHDA Expands Access to $10,000 Down Payment Assistance Program

May 23, 2023

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority will expand its MI 10K DPA program statewide, helping low and middle-income homebuyers overcome the biggest barrier to home ownership: the down payment. The program was previously offered exclusively to 236 zip codes, but is now available throughout the state.

Read more at Michigan.gov

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Turning Low Stock Prices Into a Plus for Estate Planning

March 15, 2023

Future Returns: Turning Low Stock Prices Into a Plus for Estate Planning

A bear market in stocks may be painful, but it can create the right circumstances for estate planning.

Read more at Barrons

WhyShould Visit A Real Estate Lawyer Before Buying An Office

October 12, 2022

5 Reasons You Should Visit A Real Estate Lawyer Before Buying An Office

Whether you’re buying or selling an office, you should think about hiring an attorney for your next real estate transaction.

Read more at Legal Desire

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What Does A Real Estate Attorney Do?

August 8, 2022

You might need a real estate attorney for certain transactions, or a real estate lawyer, to navigate all the necessary legal requirements. They can also help you avoid potential landmines, so that you can protect your real estate investment.

Read more at: Forbes.com

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Homeowners offered cash for 40-year right-to-sell contract

July 29, 2022

It’s not illegal - It’s a 40-year contract, and even if you die, whomever inherits your home is also locked in with MV Realty.

Read More at: WoodTV Target8

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Top 5 tips for preventing wire fraud in commercial real estate

July 12, 2022

It's more important than ever for title insurers and investors to follow protocols to ensure money transferred by wire is carefully guided to the right destination, whether for real estate closings or for construction escrow services.

Read more at - Daily Herald

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$243M fund to help Michiganders stay in homes will include those with land contracts

February 14, 2022

Unlike other programs and safety nets created to help homeowners and renters hurt economically during the COVID-19 pandemic, this program will also assist those with land contract homes, who had limited aid during the health crisis.

Read more at Detroit Free Press

New national eviction moratorium for the rest of 2020: What you need to know

August 11, 2020

The order stipulates four steps of government action, none of which call to stop evictions immediately.

Read more at c|net Personal Finance


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Litigation, vacant spaces: How COVID-19 is shifting commercial real estate

August 5, 2020

For some commercial properties, the pandemic created immediate cash flow challenges as tenants saw steep revenue cuts.

Read more at MiBiz


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