• Buy a Home with No Money Down in Michigan in 2023

    Buy a Home with No Money Down in Michigan in 2023

    June 28, 2022

    The number one obstacle when it comes to buying a home for most Americans is lack of down payment. We know saving for a down payment can seem daunting, but at Treadstone, we offer numerous loans with low down payment options, and even a couple with zero down payment! Our team can help you find […]

  • Why Pre-Approvals for Mortgages are Important for Home Buyers in 2023

    Why Pre-Approvals for Mortgages are Important for Home Buyers in 2023

    June 14, 2022

    What Is a Pre-Approval? Pre-approvals are simple and easy, but they’re a heavy-hitter when you’re shopping for Michigan homes. Simply put, a pre-approval is when we check (and double-check) your qualifications for a potential home loan, and give you the green light to move forward with a home purchase. No more guessing! During the pre-approval […]

  • Home Owner’s Guide <br> to Gardening

    Home Owner’s Guide
    to Gardening

    May 18, 2022

    It’s finally warming up in Michigan so that means it’s planting season! Gardens add so much life, color, and character to your home—not to mention it’s a major curb appeal boost. Personalizing your home’s outdoor landscaping is also a great way to encourage you to spend more time outdoors this summer. We know not everyone […]

  • Don’t Keep Your House Hunting a Secret!

    Don’t Keep Your House Hunting a Secret!

    April 26, 2022

    House Hunting Tip! With the low inventory right now, we know that finding a home can be difficult. One tactic for combating this is spreading the word to everyone one you know that you are looking for a home. The more people you talk to, the more people you have on your side. Word of […]

  • 2022 Millennial Homeowner Trends — More Sales Coming!

    2022 Millennial Homeowner Trends — More Sales Coming!

    April 19, 2022

    Millennials are Taking the Market by Storm While millennials (aged 26-41) were slower to buy their first home than previous generations, it’s no secret that they are currently taking over the housing market. Millennials account for 43% of all home buyers so far in 2022 — more than any other generation. Like previous generations, millennials […]

  • 5 Tips for a Seamless Mortgage Process

    5 Tips for a Seamless Mortgage Process

    March 28, 2022

    Anyone who watches shows about real estate sees the glam—the house hunting, the cocktails at trendy downtown bars with the Realtor, the lender calling to happily tell the clients that their financing came through. You may even see two hunks coming over to do all of your renovations and design. Although some of these aspects […]

  • Michigan First-Time Home Buyer Savings Program

    Michigan First-Time Home Buyer Savings Program

    March 22, 2022

    At a glance: 50% of home buyers save for five years prior to their first home purchase. As a benefit of recent legislation, Michigan residents can save for a down payment for their first home, using a tax-free savings account, using the Michigan First-Time Home Buyer Savings Program. Savings accounts can be opened at a […]

  • The Threat of Skimpflation & How Treadstone Does Things Differently

    The Threat of Skimpflation & How Treadstone Does Things Differently

    January 31, 2022

    What is Skimpflation? While inflation has been at the center of discussion and news headlines, a more subtle phenomenon may be be even more frustrating to consumers. The unique economic situation with inflation driving up costs for both businesses and consumers, in tandem with the shortage of labor, has led to skimpflation. Recently defined and […]

  • Why Waiting to Buy Could Cost You

    Why Waiting to Buy Could Cost You

    December 8, 2021

    Since March 2020, the housing market has changed considerably. Buyer demand coupled with low inventory drove up competition and home values, ushering in questions regarding the stability of the market. As we approach 2022, the reality of a crash has gone unfounded, and would-be buyers who were counting on home prices dropping have yet to […]

  • Homebot: A Home Value Tool for Owners to Track Equity & Options

    Homebot: A Home Value Tool for Owners to Track Equity & Options

    November 10, 2021

    What is Homebot? Designed to empower homeowners with valuable information about their home value, equity, and other real estate options – Homebot is a tool that enables homeowners to track and understand the wealth they are building in their real estate.   For most Americans, our homes are our single largest and most lucrative investment, […]