How to Hold a Successful Garage Sale

Garage sales can be a great way to get rid of clutter — and earn a little extra cash — before you sell your home. But make sure the timing is right. Garage sales can take on a life of their own, and it might not be the best use of your energy right before putting your home on the market. Follow these tips for a successful sale. Continue reading

Real Estate Continuing Education Class

Friday, November 12th, Mayfield township Hall, 1900 North Saginaw, Lapeer.  Registrations begins at 8:00 a.m., Class begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Instructor: Peter Banwell, Cost $40.00 for LUTAR Members, $45.00 for non-members and $50.00 for walk-ins.  Includes a Continental Breakfast & Lunch.  This course meets the 2 hour law requirement,  Call LUTAR  810-664-02721 for details or go to and fill out the form. 

This will complete your 6 hour requirement for 2010.

5 Reasons Homeownership Trumps Renting

The seemingly endless run of bad housing news is discouraging some potential home buyers from considering a purchase. But the truth is that the advantages of homeownership have very little to do with investment gains. The best things about owning a home have a lot more to do with personal comfort and satisfaction.

Here are five of them: Continue reading

Safety Starts at Home: Simple Tips for Safeguarding Your Home

If you’ve been following my advice on real estate safety and changing your work habits, then good for you! But don’t forget that your own home may also be vulnerable to crime. When it comes to home safety, taking simple precautions can make the difference in having your home broken into, or having the criminals move on to a different home or neighborhood. Continue reading