Brook Walsh's Real Estate Blog

From telecommuting to freelancing, more people are working from home than ever before. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the first areas to get neglected in terms of décor and upkeep. Regardless if you’re working remotely or just occasionally paying some bills and checking the internet, you deserve to have a home office that’s both pretty and productive – and you don’t have to break the bank to get it.

Here are some tips to help create the perfect home office:

LOCATION IS KEY

Location is the foundation for success. If you’re easily distracted, try setting up in a room that’s away from the main living area. If you’re going to have the client’s coming by, it might be best to position yourself somewhere near the main door and make sure

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Last Thursday marked the end of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and like many years prior, this year was filled with big news and exciting developments – especially for the home. For the past two weeks, the conference highlighted some of the most exciting up-and-coming products in consumer technology, from virtual reality and wearable tech to advances in health and science.

Aside from self-driving cars and audio equipment, smart home accessories were among the most common exhibits this year at the event, so if this is a glimpse at the year ahead, there’s certainly a lot to look forward to.

Here’s a quick recap of the hottest smart home technology you can look forward to this year.

1. ALEXA

The leading-edge

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It was a very challenging situation for Brook Walsh, NorthernMichiganEscapes.com founder, and Associate Broker for BrookWalsh.com. His client is always looking for prime real estate investment properties and had to have this one. However, the seller wasn't going to budge on price. After exhausting all of the active listings, Brook used his real estate investment expertise to successfully negotiate the sale with the owner through the listing agent.

ABOUT 02212 BOYNELAND DR IN BOYNE MOUNTAIN RESORTS DISCIPLES VILLAGE COMMUNITY

Disciples Ridge is one of a kind in Northern Michigan. Where else can you find a condo with a 3 BD/3BA upper unit and a separate 1BD /1BA w/full kitchen lower unit? You can rent the upper and stay in the lower or…
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Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC), in partnership with the Urban Land Institute, recently released the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate® report to highlight what investors and developers can anticipate in the year to come. Last year, the report predicted that more Millennials would be looking to suburbs for homes and there would be a large push for more urban agriculture and alternative housing projects. This year's predictions build on the previous ones and look to the future for the next phase of real estate. 

1. A KINDER REAL ESTATE MARKET

Several markets across the country, especially Colorado Springs, experienced record-breaking transactions this year in terms of volume and prices. While the markets continue to shock and impress,

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It was a very challenging negotiation for Brook Walsh, NorthernMichiganEscapes.com founder, and Associate Broker for BrookWalsh.com. His client is always looking for a great deal and had to have this home. However, the seller wasn't going to budge on price. After exhausting all of the active listings, Brook used his real estate investment expertise to successfully negotiate the sale with the owner through the listing agent.

ABOUT 615 HARBOR VIEW HILLS IN PETOSKEY'S EXCLUSIVE HARBOR VIEW HILLS COMMUNITY

Stunning custom built home with panoramic views of Little Traverse Bay! From the moment you walk inside you will know this is a one of a kind home where every detail has been attended to. Upon entering the front door you are greeted…
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Take Your Home Search To The Next Level With Our State Of The Art Real Estate Investment Technology

Posted by Lauren Schneider on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 2:51 pm.

Shopping for a home is a wildly exciting experience, but finding the time to sit down and look for the right home can be a challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to enter the same search criteria every time you visit the site or hunt down a listing you just viewed 10 minutes ago, or save a listing to look at more closely later? Well, home hunters, we have great news for you. Our Command Center function can help you with all of the above, and them some.

Here are 5 Command Center functions you can use to optimize your search for Colorado Springs real estate:

1.

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SOLD: 246 E Main Harbor Springs, MI 49740 - $204,000
MLS: 449526 Downtown Harbor Springs Commercial Real Estate Sale

It was a very long and tough negotiation for Brook Walsh, NorthernMichiganEscapes.com founder, and Associate Broker for BrookWalsh.com. His client is always looking for prime real estate investment properties and had to have this one. However, the seller wasn't going to budge on price. After exhausting all of the active listings, Brook used his real estate investment expertise to successfully negotiate the sale with the owner through the listing agent. 

ABOUT 246 EAST MAIN ST IN HARBOR SPRINGS, MI

Newer street-level retail condo, right downtown on Main Street with the new restaurants and new Lyric Theatre offering…
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It was a very busy and exciting time for Brook Walsh, NorthernMichiganEscapes.com founder, and Associate Broker for BrookWalsh.com. The listing for 870 Sommerset Pointe Unit 62 on Lake Charlevoix was introduced to the market on Monday night, and by Tuesday evening the home went under contact, less than 24 hours after it was listed!

Despite the future homeowner worked with a buyers agent but quickly built a relationship with Brook and let the team at Northern Michigan Escapes manage his investment. But don't take our word for it, read Al's client testimonial.

ABOUT 860 POINTE DRIVE Unit 62 IN SOMMERSET POINTE VILLAS ON LAKE CHARLEVOIX

Four bedrooms, 4 full & 1/2 half bath Sommerset Pointe villa with elevated sunrise views across…
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The Tourist and Lifestyle Investor On The Housing Market

Intuitively, we might think an increasing population will lead to real estate rates to rise. More people means a higher demand for places to live, suggesting the value of homes should increase. While this certainly can happen, it isn't always necessarily the case. Population growth isn't the only factor at play. A dynamic cocktail of interest rates, the economy, government policies, and other unpredictable factors all work together to influence housing prices.

Regardless of whether Northern Michigan real estate rates skyrocket or stay the same, with an influx of tourists and lifestyle vacations, it might be a good time to invest in a rental property and its many benefits. While

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"I have known Brook for many years and his company does a wonderful job of managing my condo at Boyne. As an example, this July our condo had 100% occupancy. But it's more than the strong rentals. They watch over my condo and guide me through what to do to keep my condo as a highly desired rental property. I highly recommend Brook and his company. He was able to sell my condo quickly and hassle-free. - Tom Combs"

Tom is a tremendously honest, kind, and level headed individual and a real pleasure to work with! We are fortunate at BrookWalsh.com to work with amazing people.

"I'd like to help you find the right price and the right time to make your next move a successful one. Send me a message or give me a call at 231.459.3179 to
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