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Mortgage Lending 101 with Elizabeth Banks


Mortgage Lending 101

Mortgage lending 101 at its funniest. Comedian Elizabeth Banks teaches about the home buying process. In this hilarious episode she explains the importance of getting pre-approved for a mortgage.

Unless you have a boatload of cash under your mattress, buying a home usually costs more money than you currently have. First, you’ll need a competitively-priced loan.

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Cory Latocki – Realtor Rookie Of The Year 2015 Jackson MI


Cory Latocki

Cory Latocki has been awarded Rookie Of The Year from the Jackson Area Association of Realtors for 2015. He sold over 2 million dollars of real estate in his first year from 2013-14. We are very proud of his success.



At an awards ceremony that was held at the Cascades Manor House in Jackson MI, Cory Latocki was awarded Realtor Rookie Of The Year by the Jackson Area Association of REALTORS. He is very committed to the Jackson Michigan community. Cory volunteers for charities, as well as serving his association on different committees. All of this along with selling over 2 million dollars of real estate set him apart from his strong competition. A celebration was planned for the next day at The Chase in downtown Jackson. Contact Cory Latocki for all your real estate needs – 517-937-3136.

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Michigan Real Estate Property Taxes 101

Every year in March we get tons of  questions on Michigan real estate property taxes. Bill Hestwood and Amy Gilpin answer some of our most frequently asked questions about real estate property taxes in Michigan.

What is SEV and TV? 0:27
How are SEV and TV calculated? 0:53
Why did my SEV go up? 2:30
Why did my taxes go up when I bought my house? 5:10
How do I lower my property taxes? 6:23
Final thoughts. 8:58

For Sale By Owner Jackson MI – 4055 Mathews Rd, Spring Arbor, MI 49283

4055 Mathews Rd,Spring Arbor, MI 49283

4-5 beds 2.5 baths 1,976 sq ft


Beautiful Colonial Style 4-5 bedroom 2.5 bath home nestled on 1.8 acres of professionally landscaped property. Custom crown molding throughout the house. 3 skylight tubes. One in 3 car garage, one in first floor stairwell and one in guest bathroom allows natural sunlight into the home. All new Windows and blown insulation in attic above recommended amount. Custom mudroom with pantry off the kitchen. Wood burning fireplace on first floor. Partially finished basement with movie theater room. 84 inch TV built into wall included. New hickory kitchen accented with expresso color. Stainless steel appliances dishwasher, stove, French door refrigerator and above the range convection microwave included. Underground dog fence in the back yard. Continue Reading →

For Sale By Owner Jackson MI – 653 Sparks St Jackson, MI

653 Sparks St, Jackson, MI 49202

3 beds 2 baths 1,000 sq ft


Great starter home with many updates. New energy efficient Samsung fridge, Bosche dishwasher, York furnace and air conditioner. Large open concept finished basement. Recently refinished hardwood floors. Fenced in private backyard with garden, shed, and firepit. Minutes from I-94, shopping, dining, walk to Bob Evans or Starbucks for breakfast. Continue Reading →

For Sale By Owner Jackson MI – 5162 N Granite St

5162 N Granite St, Jackson, MI 49201

3 beds 2.5 baths 2,785 sqft


Well-maintained ranch on cul-de-sac in quiet neighborhood that shows pride of ownership; main floor includes master BR with walk-in closet, master bath and full guest bath, 2 additional bedrooms, eat-in kitchen (lots of quality oak cabinets) with pantry, laundry room with closet, dining room, living room, sunroom… Continue Reading →

Club Ludwig in Jackson MI Sold

The historical Club Ludwig in Jackson MI has sold to a local business owner.

Amy Gilpin of Production Realty represented the buyer of this historical night club. The new owner plans to redevelop the former site of Club Ludwig. Demolition and asbestos remediation of the building will likely cost more than than the purchase of the property.  

At the final walk through of the building, we took a few pictures of the abandoned building. 

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2015 Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser of Jackson MI

14th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Dance of Jackson
Date: Saturday, February 14th, 6:00 p.m.-12:00

Location: Gene Davis Banquet & Convention Center
Price: $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door.

Party includes Dinner, Dancing, Drinks, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Live Music, and 50/50 drawings!!! Be there!!
Come, expecting a great time. The McCormick’s need us!!
Tickets available at Production Realty, Key Largo, and The Town Bar – or by calling Casey Adler, Jeff McCormick or Sheryl McCormick at their numbers below.
Donations & silent auction items are needed.
For more info call Casey 517-917-7915, Sherry 517-787-0245 or Jeff 517-392-3696
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