Okemos Real Estate


Yesterday the Lansing State Journal reported online that Lansing-area house sales are up, but average sale prices are down.

If you want more detailed information about sales in your neighborhood just ask.

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First-time buyers usually cannot afford expensive homes.  If you’re one of the few who can more power to you, but most of us need a starter home, we don’t buy our dream home the first time out of the gate.  In most cases that is going to mean a compromise on location.  When I’m working with first-time buyers in the Greater Lansing area the top choices for location are always the suburbs, never Lansing itself.  However, most of my first-timers ultimately end up with a Lansing zip code because you get so much more for your money in Lansing.  Plus, contrary to popular belief – there are some GREAT neighborhoods in Lansing!

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