What to Look for in a REALTOR® When Buying Your First Home

Posted by Gary Hall on May 1, 2018 10:51:27 AM

Looking to buy your first home; how do you start? Your best first step is to contact ChoiceOne Bank and get preapproved for your home loan. You’ll need to know how much house you can afford to begin your house hunting.  Once you know what price range you are in, then you’ll need to find a REALTOR®. Especially for first-time buyers, a REALTOR® makes for a better experience because they will know the housing market. In a competitive market, this will be your next best step as your REALTOR® will keep you informed about the homes for sale and negotiate your desires.

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The Ultimate Moving Checklist: Make Any Move Easy

Posted by Gary Hall on May 1, 2018 10:39:06 AM

The Ultimate Moving Checklist: Make Any Move Easy

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Time to Upgrade: Using a HELOC for Home Improvement

Posted by Gary Hall on May 1, 2018 10:34:34 AM

Time to Upgrade: Using a HELOC for Home Improvement

A home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a great way to finance your home improvement projects. If you have equity built up in your home, consider tapping it with a home equity line of credit for home improvement.

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Landmarks to Look for When Buying a New Home

Posted by Gary Hall on Apr 30, 2018 4:22:54 PM

Nearby Shopping Centers and Hospitals Impact Property Values
As do coffee shops!

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To Build or To Buy...

Posted by Gary Hall on Apr 30, 2018 4:17:16 PM

What to look for when considering building or buying an existing new home

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Choose ChoiceOne Bank for Your First Home Mortgage

Posted by Gary Hall on Apr 30, 2018 3:57:23 PM

Choose ChoiceOne Bank for Your First Home Mortgage

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Looking For a Home in Grand Rapids?

Posted by Gary Hall on Apr 30, 2018 3:51:03 PM

Finding Houses for Sale in Grand Rapids is a Challenge

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We Bought the House...For Our Dog!

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Feb 5, 2018 4:03:07 PM

 The final elements to our mortgage journey occurred in just ten days. On a Sunday evening, we placed an offer on the house we fell in love with after viewing eight homes. From that moment, the process moved quicker than we anticipated. Here’s how it all fell into place…  

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Topics: Mortgage, Living in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Homebuying #Goals: Shopping for a House... for Our Dog!

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Jan 10, 2018 10:33:33 AM

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Grand Rapids Homebuying #Goals: We're Getting a Pre-approval on a Mortgage...for our Dog!

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Dec 6, 2017 12:00:00 PM

The next step in this story is the quickest but also the most crucial to the home buying process… getting preapproved! We understand that the market is so competitive, so we wanted to show sellers, realtors, and the bank that Nick and I (and Oakley) were serious buyers. Our realtor needed us to get the preapproval before we could tour houses with her, and in this competitive market; we wouldn’t dare place an offer on a house without having the preapproval from ChoiceOne Bank.

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Topics: Mortgage