Buying A Home

Buying Your Home

Home Buying Tips

Find everything from home buying tips for first-time home buyers to home financing tips that suit your needs. Browse our home buying tips.

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Selling A Home

Selling Your Home

Home Selling Tips

We can help equip you with the home buying tips you need to sell your home and find another. Learn how much your home is worth and more.

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Ask Tomie Raines

Ask Tomie Raines

Ask BHHS Tomie Raines

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Free Downloadable Resources

Download these helpful home buying tips to equip you to buy or sell your home confidently. Our free real estate resources can be accessed here at any time.

First Time Home Buyer’s Guide

Simple advice to help you feel at home while buying one.

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13 Questions for Homeowners Before Making a Move

Home Selling and Home buying tips for move-up buyers looking for their next home.

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The Ultimate Guide to Building Equity in Your Home

Home updates and mortgage financing tips that will actually impact your home’s equity before selling.

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Guide to Moving to Greater Lansing, Michigan

Everything You Need to Know About the Greater Lansing Area

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Home Seller’s Checklist

Complete list of inside & outside updates for your home before you sell.

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Home Buyer’s Guide

Home buying tips for home buyers at every stage. Learn what to expect from your Realtor and more during the home buying process.

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Home Value Estimator

Do you know how much your home is actually worth? Find out instantly by simply submitting your address.

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Latest Real Estate Blog Posts

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Buying vs Renting in East Lansing

posted on December 18, 2018

If you’re considering your first home in Mid-Michigan, you’re probably comparing the costs of buying vs renting in East Lansing and Greater Lansing. Graduates of Michig...
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Greater Lansing's Best and Worst Schools

posted on December 04, 2018

There's a lot of pressure on new families to choose a home in a great school district. Choosing the right Greater Lansing school district can help your child develop their educ...
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Property Tax Rates in Greater Lansing: Okemos vs East Lansing

posted on November 27, 2018

Property taxes are an important consideration when buying a home. Though you will eventually pay off a mortgage, property taxes are due twice annually for as long as you own the pr...
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Top 5 Home Buying Tips

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Prepare for your home search first by checking your credit and getting your finances in order.

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Next, get matched with a mortgage lender to get pre-approved for a mortgage.

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Get matched with a qualified BHHS Tomie Raines Realtor.

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Finalize with a mortgage option that suits you and your family. You may be surprised by what’s available!

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Sign up for an accurate and up to date home search platform and find your dream home. 

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