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  • Look Good, Sound Good, the Art of a Successful Zoom Meeting

    Look Good, Sound Good, the Art of a Successful Zoom Meeting

    July 20, 2020

    Look Good, Sound Good, the Art of a Successful Zoom Meeting: Find a Space to Settle in with Good Lighting. Good lighting is critical when setting up for a Zoom meeting because it allows the other party to see you clearly. To find flattering lighting, place your computer on a desk, table or side table, […]

  • How Lower Interest Rates Can Increase Purchase Power

    How Lower Interest Rates Can Increase Purchase Power

    July 9, 2020

    With a limited inventory of affordably priced homes and a high demand, searching for a house can feel exhausting. Although the competition and dreaded multiple offer situation may make you want to put off purchasing a home until the market slows, 2020 is actually a great time to buy. Here’s why. In the Spring, mortgage […]

  • What Millennials Want in a Home

    What Millennials Want in a Home

    June 19, 2020

    It’s official: Millennials have taken over the housing market. Despite previous trends implying that millennials are uninterested in owning homes, people born between 1981 and 1997 will account for more than half of all mortgages in 2020 according to a Realtor.com study. Rising rent prices and the luring investment potential of homeownership has translated into […]

  • 8 DIY Home Projects to Help Fill Your Time & Add Value to Your Home

    8 DIY Home Projects to Help Fill Your Time & Add Value to Your Home

    May 13, 2020

    With the extra time on our hands, now can be a great time to execute on some of those home projects we haven’t been able to get to. These 8 easy and affordable value-adding projects are the perfect way to give your home the refresh it deserves! Interior DIY Paint: A fresh coat of paint […]

  • How to Make Moving Easier on Your Kids

    How to Make Moving Easier on Your Kids

    April 30, 2020

    How to Make Moving Easier on Your Kids Author Bio: Cristin Howard runs Smart Parent Advice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Cristin writes about all of the different ups and downs of parenting, provides solutions to common challenges, and reviews products that parents need to purchase for babies and toddlers. […]

  • Family Bonding Ideas During Quarantine

    Family Bonding Ideas During Quarantine

    April 24, 2020

    As we do our part in flattening the curve during the stay-at-home order, it may not always be easy to remain positive, but taking this time to slow down and reconnect with family has its silver lining. The time gained during quarantine has given us all the opportunity to connect—and in new ways! Many people […]

  • How We Are Generating New Ways To Do Business—Remotely!

    How We Are Generating New Ways To Do Business—Remotely!

    April 8, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Treadstone and other real estate professionals are establishing/generating new ways to do business—remotely!  Our common goal is to keep transactions moving while keeping people healthy. At Treadstone, we pride ourselves on being nimble and evolving our business when the time calls for it—and that is just what we’ve done! […]

  • How The Mortgage Market & Interest Rates React To Covid-19 “Coronavirus”

    How The Mortgage Market & Interest Rates React To Covid-19 “Coronavirus”

    March 25, 2020

    With interest rates still hovering at or near record lows, many of our customers are asking two simple questions, why and how? To understand why interest rates are low, we first need to examine how interest rates are set. In the U.S., mortgage rates are typically based on the supply and demand for bonds and […]

  • 8 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Grand Rapids

    8 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Grand Rapids

    February 10, 2020

    Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here again, and deciding how to spend the day can be difficult. Do you stick to flowers and chocolates, go to your favorite restaurant, or try something new? The day is about making a conscious effort to show your valentine you love them—and what better way to […]

  • How to Protect your Home During the Winter Months

    How to Protect your Home During the Winter Months

    December 4, 2019

    Home Winterization Tips! The home buying process doesn’t exactly end at closing, it simply transitions into the home owning process! Depending on where you live and how extreme the winter season is, there are useful tips and tricks to help protect your biggest and newest investment– your home. West Michigan Buyers who purchase in the […]

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