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Hometown Development strives to be a resource for local homeowners with real estate questions. Check back regularly for new, helpful articles explaining topics we’re asked about the most. From arranging a short sale to dealing with an inherited home, our blog has the answers you need.

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Behind on Mortgage Payments? Here’s What You Can Do

I’m behind on mortgage payments. What can I do? Getting behind on mortgage payments can be a slippery slope, and the longer you ignore the problem, the more dangerous it becomes. It can feel ...

Why Now is the Time to Invest in West Michigan Real Estate

If you’re looking for new opportunities to invest in real estate, West Michigan has some of the fastest-growing real estate markets in the country. Michigan is already on many investors’ radar ...

What to Know About Michigan Property Tax Foreclosure

Foreclosure is a scary word. What does it mean? What can be done to stop it? Here’s everything you need to know about Michigan Property Tax Foreclosure. What does property tax foreclosure ...

How Long Does an As-Is Home Sale Take?

If you want to sell a home quickly for whatever reason, be it divorce, death of a family member, or foreclosure, you may have heard that selling for cash, as-is is the fastest way to do that. But ...

Can I Sell A House that Needs Repairs?

It’s a tough situation: you need to sell your house, but it’s not in good shape. Maybe you haven’t been able to keep up on repairs ...

I Need to Sell My Home Fast — What Are My Options?

There are many reasons you may want to sell your house quickly. Whether you’re facing foreclosure, getting divorced, are moving ...

5 Signs You Can Trust A Cash Offer For Your Home

Selling a home for cash isn’t the traditional or typical route, so naturally, people are concerned about the risks. After all, when you do a traditional sale, you don’t have to vet the offers—the ...

Can I Sell A Home In Pre-Foreclosure?

Foreclosure is a scary word, especially if crushing mortgage payments after an accident, illness, divorce, or another tragedy have rocked you and left your finances unstable. If you’re worried ...

Buying a Remodeled Home vs. Building New

When you’re looking to move, the first question is always do you buy a home or do you build one? While there are benefits to both, you might find that buying a remodeled home rather than ...

6 Tips to Selling a Home As-Is

Are you considering selling your home as-is? Whether you need to move out quickly, don’t have the time or money to make the repairs your home needs, or are just hoping to get out of an expensive, ...

What Can I Do With Inherited Property?

If you’ve recently inherited property from a loved one, you may be wondering what to do. Whether you’ve inherited the property solely, or jointly with siblings or other family members, it can be ...

Answers to Some of the Most Common Divorce Home Ownership Questions

Divorce is difficult for anyone. No matter what your assets or whether you have children or not, there’s no easy way to finalize a divorce. For many couples, homeownership is one of the most ...

Understanding the Michigan Foreclosure Process

Every state has different home foreclosure laws. Though there are specifics to the Michigan foreclosure process, the general course is the same — if you are unable to make your mortgage or ...

What to Look for in a Cash Offer For Your Home

If you’ve decided that accepting a cash offer is the best way to sell your home, you’re likely already familiar with the benefits. ...

Benefits of Buying a Professionally Remodeled Home

Buying a home is never easy. You have to find the right location, the right size home, with a layout that makes sense for your family, and it has to be within your budget range. That’s a lot of ...

Step-By-Step Guide to Selling Your Home for Cash

If you’re considering selling your home for cash, you might be wondering what to expect. While there are a lot of resources out there for hiring a realtor and selling a home traditionally, there ...

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home As-Is

Selling a home can be a long, stressful process. From hiring a realtor and finding a buyer to making sure that the sale is going to close properly, many components go into a traditional home ...

How to Stop a Tax Foreclosure

Tax foreclosure is a scary thought for most homeowners. Since many tax foreclosures happen to homeowners who own their home outright and owe nothing to the bank, it can be a surprise to hear your ...

What to Know About Selling A Home As-Is

Whether you’ve inherited a home, have a home that needs substantial repairs, or are just hoping to unload a lemon, an as-is sale is perhaps the most hassle-free selling option for homeowners. If ...

Offer Comparison: As-Is Home Sale vs. Traditional Retail Sale

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about the differences between an as-is offer for a home and a traditional retail sale offer. Since we often purchase homes as-is, we thought we’d share ...

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