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Here’s what you can expect when buying a house in Michigan.



Get Pre-approved for a mortgage

Getting pre-approved sets you up for a smooth home search. It gives you a realistic point of reference, and allows you to narrow down your home search. 

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Sign up for online search notifications

Now that you know your price range, you can get alerts on homes using a home search platform. Home Finder Pro is the most accurate and up to date platform when searching for a home in MIchigan.

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Get matched with an Agent

A good Realtor will be your number one advocate during your home search. They’ll equip you the tools and information to make informed decisions about your home search.

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Additional Mid-Michigan Home Buying Resources

First Time Home Buyer Tips

If this is your first time going on the home buying journey, it doesn’t have to be nerve wracking. Our team of expert Realtors have experience helping buyers just like you navigate buying a home in Michigan. Learn first time home buyer tips to help you feel confident throughout the entire process.

Schools in Mid-Michigan

Before searching for a new home in Michigan, one important factor to consider if you have children are school systems. There is a ton of data available on the site about each school system in Mid-Michigan. This will help you narrow down homes you’re interested in during your home search.

Buying a Home in Michigan as a Senior

BHHS Tomie Raines Realtors recognizes that all real estate transactions can be emotionally charged but the transactions of seniors can be even more so due to other life transitions that may be occurring simultaneously. Our team of expert Realtors can help facilitate all aspects of a home sale or purchase for a Senior from assessing value, to facilitating repairs and an estate sale.

Luxury Homes in Michigan

When buying a home in Michigan, there are luxury neighborhoods throughout each of our beautiful communities in the Greater Lansing area. Find out what luxury homes exists currently, and key builders in Mid-Michigan that can make your luxury home a reality. Also learn Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tomie Raines Realtors approach to selling luxury homes.

Relocating to Mid-Michigan

Mid-Michigan is a great place to live and has been ranked for a number of different quality of living factors. When choosing a Mid-Michigan community to move to, there are a ton of wonderful communities to suit every lifestyle and family.

Preparing to buy a home in Michigan

There are a few basic things you’ll need when buying a home in Michigan. Having these items prepared will help speed up the homebuying process. This includes pulling a credit report to see where you stand, getting pre-approved for a mortgage and bulking your savings account. Once your finances are in order then you can begin to narrow down what home styles and neighborhoods catch your eye.

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Mid-Michigan’s Best Online Home Search Tool

Home Finder Pro gives you as a home buyer in Michigan the most accurate information for your home search. Updated every half hour, Home Finder Pro is your #1 asset when buying a home in Michigan, as you can see new properties in your desired communities before competing home buyers who’ve opted to use the larger home search sites.

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The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tomie Raines REALTORS® Advantage

Our team of Realtors are different because we have a proven commitment to customer satisfaction. We have an overall buyer satisfaction rating of 96.5% as measured by an independent research company. Our client's rate us highly in thoroughness of search, counseling and needs assessment, quality and frequency of communications, and negotiating assistance. If you’re buying a home in Michigan, we’re the local real estate experts you can count on.

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Facts on Homeownership: What are the benefits of becoming a homeowner?

Homeownership is one of the best ways to build financial stability. The BHHS Tomie Raines Realtors team are experts at giving you a realistic idea about if now is a good time to buy a home and what you can realistically afford. Some benefits of homeownership include:

  • Strong investment opportunity.
  • Tax savings.
  • Mortgage options to suit every situation.
  • Renting doesn’t protect you from rising prices.
  • Building equity instead of paying a landlord.
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Free Download: Home Buyers Guide

Learn what to expect from a Realtor and how to get the most out of buying a home in Michigan.

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