• The Treadstone Advantage

    The Treadstone Advantage

    July 15, 2020

    Read how Treadstone is not your average mortgage company, and how we do things differently – to your advantage.

  • 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 a home in Grand Rapids. Here’s […]

  • 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

    Nw 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 Grand Rapids home the refresh it deserves! Interior DIY Paint: A fresh coat of paint can go a long way […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • What You Need To Do (& Know) To Get Mortgage Ready

    What You Need To Do (& Know) To Get Mortgage Ready

    March 24, 2020

    So, you’re ready to buy a new home, or you think you may be soon. There are many important things to contemplate before getting a mortgage. Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important purchases of your life and signing on for a 15- or 30-year mortgage payment can feel…daunting. But if […]

  • Knowing When it is Time to Downsize

    Knowing When it is Time to Downsize

    January 27, 2020

    Moving into a smaller home may feel like a step down, but it has a few upsides: saving money, saving time, and having less clutter in your life. According to a 2018 study by Fannie Mae, it is predicted that there will be a 42% increase in the number of older Americans exiting home ownership […]

  • Don’t Be Credit Score Driven

    Don’t Be Credit Score Driven

    September 17, 2019

    “What is the minimum credit score needed to get a mortgage loan?” “What credit score does someone need to qualify?” “Is a certain credit score needed to get a mortgage?” “What credit score does someone need to buy a house? Potential homebuyers in Grand Rapids, who do not feel confident with their credit scores, are […]