Sylvia Dana's Blog Posts

How to Make the Mortgage Process Less Spooky

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage ProcessA considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process –

Read More

Can Property Taxes Impact Your Mortgage Payment?

When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area

Read More

Grand Rapids Market Report: September 2019

Grand Rapids Real Estate Market Activity ReportSeptember 2019Get your free custom market report nowGet your instant home value nowEstimated Home Values (Last updated 7/31/19)Median Estimated

Read More

What You Need to Know About Down Payments

How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling

Read More

Appreciation Is Strong: Might Be Time to Sell

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to SellThere’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a

Read More

Your Spring 2019 Home Buyer Guide

This “Buyer Guide” will give you powerful marketing materials to share with clients, and help you simply and effectively explain the current market opportunities to potential buyers

Read More

Millenials Guide to Home Ownership

This is a content-packed guide that offers powerful marketing materials to share with your clients, while also helping you simply and effectively explain the market’s current homeownership

Read More

That Drink Recipe Though...

  There’s more to Enjoy this month! Please take some time to Enjoy the pages of my monthly lifestyle magazine. It’s filled with delightfully easy recipes and home improvement

Read More

5 Best Home Buying Tips for First-Timers

First time home buyers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, might have a lot of questions about how to buy a home. The following articles will help home buyers learn more about getting preapproved for a

Read More

Homeowner Tax Deductions: How the New Tax Law Affects Mortgage Interest

Tax changes for 2019 change the landscape for homeowners.Tax season is upon us once again, and to make it even more interesting this year, the tax code has changed — along with the

Read More

What You Must Know About Home Appraisals

Understanding how appraisals work will help you achieve a quick and profitable refinance or sale.When you refinance or sell your home, the lender will insist that you get an appraisal--an opinion of

Read More

4 Tips to Decide How Much Home You Can Afford

Home ownership should make you feel safe and secure, and that includes financially. Be sure you can afford your home by calculating how much of a mortgage you can safely fit into your budget.Why not

Read More

Your Stress-Free Guide to Shopping for Home Loans

With this super-simple breakdown of loan types, you won’t get overwhelmed — you’ll find the right mortgage.When it comes to buying a house, most people know what they prefer: a

Read More