In a hurry to sell your Northern Michigan property? Most families know that conducting a few renovations is optimal for selling a home quickly and for the above market expectations. But knowing which changes to make is where many of us feel at a loss. To save you time and money, we’ve put together a checklist of the house renovations that you should prioritize. These are the most consistent and easiest to implement tasks that can significantly drive up the allure of most properties. (Click here to see all Northern Michigan Waterfront Lifestyle Homes for Sale)

Your real estate agent will be responsible for marketing your home, but you can also take a few steps to make your home one of the most desirable in the Northern Michigan real estate…

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SOLD: 02611 L-642 Condo Loop Boyne Falls, MI 49713 - $250,000
MLS: 453376 - Mountain Villa Condo at Boyne Mountain Resort Sold

Boyne Mountain 3 bedroom+Loft, 3 Bath unit in the "L" building at the foot of the ski slopes. (Click here to see all Boyne Mountain Homes for Sale)

Brook attributes his professional network and state-of-the-art real estate marketing to be the biggest factor that made the home sell so quickly, in addition to the already high demand for homes in the area. As soon as the listing was taken live, it was promptly syndicated globally and domestically and to all major search engines. Not only was it easily discoverable, but it was also sent directly to potential buyers who have requested to have automatic notifications…

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It’s easy to forget that the technology we use every day once only existed in the imaginations of quirky sci-fi writers. Now, these innovations appear in our everyday lives and continue to change the way our communities, cities, and jobs appear and function. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

With so many inventions changing the way we live, shop, work, and play, it isn’t a surprise to learn that our homes are also evolving to keep up with these emerging technologies. When houses are outfitted with some of the latest and greatest innovations, we call these houses “smart homes.”

Smart technology – whether in your phone, car or home – is about automation. Home automation alleviates household…

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One of the best uses of a limited liability company (LLC) is a vehicle for families to pool their money together to invest alongside one another. The benefits of a family pooling their money through a limited liability company come mostly from the power of an LLC operating agreement. The family LLC can invest in everything from stocks, bonds, and real estate to mutual funds and start-up businesses. (Click here to see all Northern Michigan Waterfront Lifestyle Homes for Sale)

LLC Operating Agreement 
An LLC operating agreement can be written with all kinds of provisions. For example, the operating agreement could forbid individual family members from selling their shares of the limited liability company without the permission of all other…

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When forming a limited liability company for the purpose of starting a small business or pooling investment assets, the three most popular choices are to incorporate the LLC in your home state, form a Nevada LLC, or form a Delaware LLC. This brief overview will explain the reasons the third option, a Delaware LLC, might be a great choice to hold a family operating company, real estate portfolio, or securities such as stocks and bonds. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

The Benefits of a Delaware LLC 

There are several benefits to forming a Delaware LLC for a family business, investment pool, or other assets. You don’t have to do business in Delaware to form a Delaware LLC because the…

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All limited liability companies (LLCs), are typically governed by a contract that the investors sign amongst themselves. This contract is known as an LLC operating agreement. The agreement has fairly standard terms, and you can easily find a template by searching for one online. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals

When to Use an LLC Operating Agreement 

You would use the LLC operating agreement when starting a new LLC to define its operations. If you already have an LLC set up, an operating agreement allows you to outline information about its operations.

In practice and theory, an LLC operating agreement is essentially the same as the limited partnership agreement…

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In recent years, limited liability companies, or LLCs as they are frequently known, have become one of the most popular ways for investors to structure their holdings, beating out the formerly more popular limited partnership. From families pooling their money together to Fortune 500 corporations that have subsidiaries, you may have directly or indirectly invested in an LLC without knowing it. This overview was designed to help you understand what LLCs are, why investors use them, and some of the factors you may want to take into consideration before you form an LLC or invest in one.  (Click here to see all Northern Michigan Waterfront Lifestyle Homes for Sale)

The Potential Benefits to Using a Limited Liability Company 

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It was a very busy and exciting time for Brook Walsh, NorthernMichiganEscapes.com founder and Broker. Brook toured a wonderful family around Boyne City and East Jordan as they looked for Lake Charlevoix waterfront property. (Click here to see all Lake Charlevoix Homes for Sale)

The clients were somewhat hesitant to take on a second home as they led quite busy lives and wouldn't be using for the next few years. Brook explained the lifecycle of ownership based services Northern Michigan Escapes provides for their clients and that gave them the peace of mind to make such a considerable investment. How did it turn out after a little more than a year, read their heartwarming client testimonial? (Click here to see all Northern Michigan Waterfront…

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It was a very busy and exciting time for Brook Walsh, Northern Michigan Escapes founder, and Broker. Brook toured a wonderful family around Boyne City and East Jordan as they looked for Lake Charlevoix waterfront property. The clients were somewhat hesitant to take on a second home as they led quite busy lives and wouldn't be using the home for the next few years. Brook explained the lifecycle of ownership-based services Northern Michigan Escapes provides for their clients and that gave them the peace of mind to make such a considerable investment. How did it turn out after a little more than a year, read their heartwarming client testimonial? (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

SOLD: 1 Water Street #9…

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Many investors have never owned a stock or bond. Instead, they have most of their net worth tied up in a family business or startup.  In the past twenty years, Limited Liability Companies, or LLCs, have become one of the most popular ways to hold ownership stakes in these types of businesses. (Click here to see all Northern Michigan Waterfront Lifestyle Homes for Sale)

There are unique benefits and protections afforded to the LLCs owners make it easy to understand why they are so highly favored.  It is essential for you, as a new investor, to understand how they work, why you should care about LLCs and some of the tax implications. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of vacation rentals)

This…

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