What To Do With Your Home In A Divorce

2018-10-12T08:36:15+00:00

by Henry Gornbein, Partner and Head of the Family Law Unit at Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein, PLLC - The marital home is often one of the major assets in a couple’s marital estate. A question that I am often asked is what should we do with the marital home in a divorce? Several years ago [...]

What To Do With Your Home In A Divorce2018-10-12T08:36:15+00:00

How to Avoid the Top 5 Pitfalls that Cause Families to Overpay, Waste Time or Lose Money

2018-10-11T13:47:24+00:00

by Tracy Wick, MUP, SRES®, Associate Broker - Attorneys are experts at crafting estate plans that protect real estate assets, but where is the field guide for dealing with a family member’s house full of possessions when age, personal or medical reasons dictate that it is time to sell a primary or [...]

How to Avoid the Top 5 Pitfalls that Cause Families to Overpay, Waste Time or Lose Money2018-10-11T13:47:24+00:00

Nursing Home Residents Can Now Maintain Their Principal Residence Exemption

2018-10-09T15:03:11+00:00

by Lisa J. Walters, Shareholder;  Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar, P.C. - Nursing Home Residents Can Now Maintain Their Principal Residence Exemption Individuals who reside in a nursing home or assisted living facility can now continue to claim a Principal Residence Exemption ("PRE") on their primary residence. The General Property [...]

Nursing Home Residents Can Now Maintain Their Principal Residence Exemption2018-10-09T15:03:11+00:00

What Will Happen to Your Companion Animal if Something Happens to You?

2018-10-09T15:02:04+00:00

by Rebecca K. Wrock, Esq.  Couzens, Lansky, Fealk, Ellis, Roeder & Lazar, P.C. - What Will Happen to Your Companion Animal if Something Happens to You? Have you ever considered what would happen to your companion animal if something happened to you? Do you have a plan? If so, is it legally [...]

What Will Happen to Your Companion Animal if Something Happens to You?2018-10-09T15:02:04+00:00

Made for Michigan Paint

2018-10-09T15:25:34+00:00

by Motor City Paint Company™ Finding the right paint for a Michigan home is difficult work. The truth is, not all brands of paint are created equal. Some are made for certain climates, others for different kinds of homes. And some paints simply don’t stand up to the test of time. For Michigan homes, finding [...]

Made for Michigan Paint2018-10-09T15:25:34+00:00

Property Protocol™ Case Study: Hoarder House

2018-10-09T15:26:33+00:00

by Tracy Wick - Recently our Property Protocol™ system was utilized to assess, prepare, and sell an inherited hoarder house for an optimal return on investment. In this case, the home was in need of a major clean-out:     In order to get the house “Market Ready”, the Tracy Wick Property Team: Obtained multiple bids [...]

Property Protocol™ Case Study: Hoarder House2018-10-09T15:26:33+00:00

“Mom, Help! I Need My Vaccine Records!” Essential Estate Planning Documents Our Adult Children Require

2018-10-09T15:27:07+00:00

"Mom, Help! I Need My Vaccine Records!" Essential Estate Planning Documents Our Adult Children Require by: Lisa J. Walters After my daughter left for college, I received a call from her one day asking me to send her a copy of her vaccination records.  I called her doctor's office and was promptly informed that they could [...]

“Mom, Help! I Need My Vaccine Records!” Essential Estate Planning Documents Our Adult Children Require2018-10-09T15:27:07+00:00

A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection

2018-10-09T15:27:52+00:00

by House Logic - Getting beyond the home inspection is sort of like advancing to the next level in a video game. When you get past this step, you get to advance to a fresh, exciting place — your new home, to be exact. In Every Inspection, There Are Stakes for Buyers and Sellers Once [...]

A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection2018-10-09T15:27:52+00:00

Property Protocol™ Case Study: Condo Fixer Upper

2018-08-24T08:48:56+00:00

By Tracy Wick - Recently our Property Protocol™ system was utilized to assess, prepare, and sell an inherited condo for an optimal return on investment. In this case, the condo was in need of repair. Without any improvements, the maximum list price of the condo was determined to be $100,000. Deferred maintenance items were identified and a [...]

Property Protocol™ Case Study: Condo Fixer Upper2018-08-24T08:48:56+00:00

Selling a Senior’s Home is Different

2018-08-24T08:50:01+00:00

By Tracy Wick, SRES® Many homeowners have previously bought and sold homes. However, selling a senior’s home can be much more complicated, due to the number of unique issues and decisions—and sometimes the number of people involved. Though seniors usually make the decision to sell, it is not uncommon for adult children to help them [...]

Selling a Senior’s Home is Different2018-08-24T08:50:01+00:00