Home Tips Effortless Summer Home Prep: Easy Ways to Get Ready! Summer is fast approaching, and it’s time to prepare your home for the sunny days ahead! Whether you’re looking forward to backyard barbecues, lounging in the sun, or cozy indoor retreats, a bit of proactive preparation can make all the difference. Keep reading for Effortless Summer Home Prep. Refresh Your Outdoor Oasis Kick off summer […]
Buyer Tips Outdoor Living Spaces: Maximizing Your Michigan Home’s Appeal This Spring Outdoor Living Spaces: Maximizing Your Michigan Home’s Appeal This Spring Introduction: As the chill of winter begins to fade and the warmth of spring fills the air, homeowners across Michigan are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to enjoy their outdoor living spaces once again. From lush gardens to cozy patios, outdoor areas offer endless possibilities for […]
Seller & Buyer Tips Spring Selling Season: Your Ultimate Guide to Maximizing Home Sales As the frosty grip of winter loosens its hold, the real estate market bursts into life with a whirlwind of activity. Potential buyers emerge from hibernation, eager to embark on the quest for their dream home. But beyond the increased activity, spring brings about a captivating transformation in the housing market. It’s a time adorned […]
Seller & Buyer Tips Navigating the Michigan Real Estate Market: A Realtor’s Perspective Welcome to the Crystal Zabel Real Estate blog, where we delve into the ever-evolving landscape of the Michigan real estate market. Navigating the Michigan Real Estate Market: A Realtor’s Perspective. As a seasoned realtor with a passion for helping clients achieve their property goals, I am thrilled to share insights into why now is a […]
Seller & Buyer Tips The Benefits of Full Underwriting Approval vs. Prequalification The Benefits of Full Underwriting Approval vs. Prequalification written by my friend Branch Manager and Loan officer with Union Home Mortgage, April Bynum.   When it comes to obtaining a mortgage, being fully approved through underwriting offers significant advantages over prequalification. Let’s dive into the differences between the two processes.   Pre Approval is an […]
Seller & Buyer Tips Winter Wonderland Homes: Exploring Michigan Real Estate Trends in December Welcome to where we dive into the enchanting world of Michigan real estate during the magical month of December. As the snow blankets our beautiful state, there’s a unique charm to exploring homes and making real estate decisions against the backdrop of winter wonderland landscapes. Join us as we take a closer look at Michigan […]
Recipe's Fall Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe Fall Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe Welcome to fall. Here is one of my favorite fall recipes and I wanted to share the warm fall night dinner to warm up your cool fall evenings with a yummy and nutritious dinner with this Fall Stuffed Acorn Squash. Let’s begin! Ingredients For The Squash: 3 Medium Sized Acorn […]
Seller & Buyer Tips 6 Advantages of Selling Your Home in the Fall 6 Advantages of Selling Your Home in the Fall Although spring and summer are typically regarded as the peak seasons for real estate, the benefits of selling a home in the fall are underestimated. Here are 6 advantages of selling your home in the fall: Reduced Market Competition In contrast to the bustling real estate […]
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Home Tips HOW TO CREATE A GALLERY WALL How to create a gallery wall. First, What is a gallery wall? A gallery wall in your home is an easy, do-it-yourself way to bring your personal style into any room. There is no limit to the possibilities and no right or wrong way to create it. Before you get started check out the following […]
Moving Tips Helpful Moving Tips When Downsizing To a Smaller Home Helpful Moving Tips When Downsizing To a Smaller Home When Downsizing To a Smaller Home Let’s get into helpful moving tips when downsizing to a smaller home. As people adjust to the new economy and become more environmentally aware, one approach grows increasingly popular, which is downsizing. Young and old decide to leave their high-end […]
Moving Tips PRIORITY TASKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE IN PRIORITY TASKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE IN   Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about décor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks have […]
Seller & Buyer Tips Which Down Payment Strategy is Right For You? WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?   You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you […]
Seller & Buyer Tips 10 Benefits of Homeownership Homeownership is a great milestone to strive for, and there are lots of benefits that come with it. Below are 10 benefits of homeownership you might not be aware of yet. Lets get started. Financial security: Homeownership gives you a place to call your own, which can provide stability and financial security. Tax savings: As […]
Seller & Buyer Tips Home Insurance Versus Home Warranty The Difference Between Home Insurance and Home Warranty When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself and your investment if anything were to go wrong. Check out the information on home insurance versus home […]
Seller & Buyer Tips EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS   Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features. Let’s get started on easy landscaping DIY projects. Whether it’s as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look […]
Moving Tips PREP YOUR PETS FOR THE BIG MOVE. PREP YOUR PETS FOR THE BIG MOVE Your moving day is set and it’s time to start preparing. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to factor in your furry friends. Here are some tips for making sure the process goes smoothly and to help you prep your pets for the […]
Seller & Buyer Tips Tips for Choosing the Right Lender Tips for Choosing the Right Lender When you are starting your home buying process one of the first things your agent will ask is if you have been pre-approved. This is important for many reasons; the main reason is to know how much of a house you can afford to purchase and what type of […]
Seller & Buyer Tips Tips For Selling Your House Tips For Selling Your House   When it comes to selling your house, there are always questions that come up. Below are a few tips for selling your house:   Selling Secret #9  Hire a Trusted Real Estate Professional To Guide You Through The Entire Process Having a trusted real estate professional like a realtor […]
Seller & Buyer Tips What is Title Insurance?   What is Title Insurance? If you are planning on buying a home, you are going to need title Insurance. Title insurance is extremely important yet rarely talked about and even less understood by most. If you have already purchased a home with a mortgage, title insurance was required and obtained for you. So what […]
Home Tips Getting Your House Picture Ready to List! Getting Your House Picture Ready to List! Getting your house ready for pictures is an important first step in the selling process. The reason this is an important step is because you want your pictures to look good when they are posted online. Pictures represent the house prior to anyone going to see the house […]