Ann Arbor is the 6th largest city in the state of Michigan and home to the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan and it’s health system is the largest employer with around 30,000 total employees with nearly 12,000 in the medical center alone. High tech firms are also becoming important in Ann Arbor with large operations for Google and smaller firms such as Duo Security.
Popular neighborhoods such as Burns Park allow residents to live only steps from downtown. A vast system of public transportation makes commuting downtown and to campus possible from nearly any area of the city. Downtown features a year-round farmer’s market in the Kerrytown neighborhood. Dining downtown varies from traditional steakhouses, farm to table establishments and global cuisine.
Neighborhoods in Ann Arbor include:
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November 26th, 2019
The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home
The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the American dream, and it’s true in many markets where renting has become really the shortsighted option…as people get more savings in their pockets, buying becomes the better option.” Why is owning a home financially better than renting? Here are the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership: Homeownership is a form of forced savings. Homeownership provides tax savings. Homeownership allows you to lock in your monthly housing cost. Buying a home is less expensive…
November 21st, 2019
3 Benefits to Owning a Home
Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home Success is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made his way in a momentum-driving direction. Here are 3 tips he shares from a recent piece in Business Insider on the benefits of owning real estate: 1. Real estate diversifies your income “While it is certainly important to be properly diversified with your investments, it is even more important to be diversified with your income. This is because the largest financial risk for most of you is the loss of your primary source of income, which is typically in the form of a day job.” The article highlights how having multiple sources of income, such as those derived from real estate investments, can eventually lead…
November 20th, 2019
Myths Holding Back Home Buyers
2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership; it is still a huge part of their American Dream. The piece, however, also reveals, “Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest obstacles faced by first-time home buyers. Dispelling the 20 percent down payment myth could open the path to homeownership for many more.” Here’s The Myths Holding Back Home Buyers- Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers often overestimate how much they need to qualify for a home loan. According to the same article: “Americans still overestimate the qualifications needed to get a mortgage, resulting in qualified potential buyers not even considering homeownership. Indeed, the Urban Institute…