June 2019

Found 5 blog entries for June 2019.

Utilizing renewable energy is a great way to both lower your bills and reduce stress on the environment. Through some high and no-so-high-tech methods, there are more and more ways to efficiently save and even create energy.

Residential Solar Panels

As the efficiency of solar power technology increases and costs of installation decrease, more homeowners are adding electricity-producing panels on their roofs. Doing so often allows users to sell their surplus power back to their utility company and recoup their panel investment even faster.

With government entities sweetening the deal with tax credits and subsidized rebates, many homeowners are saying ‘yes’ to producing their power.

Smart Energy

Thanks to technologies like super-efficient

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Selling your home requires more than simply sticking a "For Sale" on the front curb and hoping for the best. With a little bit of work and some affordable enhancements, you could be saving yourself loads of time and money in the long run. The last thing any seller wants is for their home to linger in the market for too long and become stale, so here are a few easy ways to get your home in great shape and ready to please prospective buyers.

 

DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF CURB APPEAL
Before a buyer sets foot in your door, they have to pass through the front yard first. As with many things in life, making a good first-impression is the first barrier to successfully showing your home. That initial impression will be hard to change unless the

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There are lots to consider when buying a vacation home. Check out our three keys to help you in your search. Our team is ready to answer your questions. Give us a call at (231) 459-3179 or email Brook, brook@nmescapes.com.

 

1. Consider the cost—and whether you can afford it
Unless you purchase your vacation property with cash, you'll need to apply for a mortgage—typically, a downpayment of 10-20% is required. You’ll also need to meet minimum credit and debt-to-income standards, and provide documents for asset and income verification. 

2. Think: location, location, location
Lakefront cottage? Beachside condo? Cabin in the woods? Know what you’re looking for, then get to know the area.

Bonus tip:

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Experience the thrill of zooming through the trees on our Zipline Adventure Tour, race your friends on the Twin Zip Ride, or explore the ambiance of Northern Michigan from the saddle! The only thing you need to bring is yourself and your sense of adventure, Boyne will provide the rest. 

Your adventure starts at Boyne's Adventure Center, located in The Village. The guides at Boyne's Adventure Center will take you from the treetops to the trails, and help plan a whole day of fun for your family. 

Zipline Adventure
Feel what it's like to fly at speeds of 20-25 mph on lines up to 50 feet in the air and 780 feet in length. The adventure begins at the top of the mountain and routes you through trees and

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If you’re shopping for a new home to lease or purchase in Northern Michigan, you may wonder whether homeowner’s associations are worth your while.

It’s usually easy to educate yourself about what specific HOA communities provide and allow. Before taking the financial plunge, take some time to learn about what Northern Michigan HOA communities offer.

To some, the benefits of having a quality HOA far outweigh the fees and restrictions. Paying a simple, recurring fee can mean time saved from menial tasks, more fun activities to do around your community and no obscure-looking houses or fences that are a blight on the surrounding community, spoiling the immaculate beauty of the rest of the neighborhood.

On the other hand, some believe HOA

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