Community is made of Family, Friends, Lifestyle and Home!

People make Communities Happen

Understanding the local market conditions in the Greater Lansing Area is important when it comes to buying or selling a home. The community, neighborhood and type of place in which you choose can have a significant impact on all other aspects of your life so you’ll want to be knowledgeable about the market so you make an informed and safe financial decision so that you feel secure in your Home.  

Of course, owning a home offers a number of financial benefits including building equity; like a built-in savings account by applying your monthly payments toward something your own rather than rent. There’s a great sense of satisfaction in owning a home, and with homeownership you gain a sense of community as well as wealth for you and your family. When you own a home, you're paying yourself by having your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours, and over time with proper care and maintenance, your home will increase in value.

When you're considering a move, call me for a home finding or selling consultation to ensure you are represented by a Real Estate professional who has experience, local market knowledge and the confidence to advocate for you to help make buying or selling a home the best transaction possible. 

Your Key to a Great Move!
 Lisa Fletcher 

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

1. Make a list of all of the amenities that are close by in the neighborhood you are considering as your new residence.  Keep in mind what distances and routes to each of these places are acceptable and what are not.

2. Determine what the best features of the neighborhoods are.  This is especially helpful if you are deciding between a few different neighborhoods.

Are there parks nearby?
Is it scenic and visually appealing?
Are there quiet areas, streets, culs de sac?
Are the people friendly in the neighborhood?
Is the neighborhood clean?  Yards, streets, parks?
Are there nice trees and foliage?
Do the lots have large or small yards?
Are there walkways and are they easily accessible?
Is it a safe neighborhood?
What are the market values of the homes in the area?
Are there many houses for sale?
How long ago was the community developed?
What is the average age of the people in the area?
Are there people my age with similar interests in the area? 
What is the proximity to schools?
Are there community events or organizations?

3. Walk around in the neighborhood.  The best way to determine the cleanliness and friendliness of the neighborhood is to walk around in it and meet its residents.