Robert Ruppel, Associate Broker/Manager's Blog

Posted on 08/10/2022
Ann Arbor, MI Real Estate Market Update 8/10/2022
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Posted on 08/08/2022
VA Loans: Major Benefits to Consider
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has helped countless veterans finance their home ownership goals. While you have the choice of a conventional loan offered by other mortgage lenders, there are some significant benefits to VA loans. Here are some of the most important advantages to consider: No Down Payment The most famous benefit of VA loans is...
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Posted on 08/05/2022
Another Property Sold - 1017 Parkwood, Grand Blanc, MI 48439 7321
1017 Parkwood Drive is simply stunning! This ranch condo offers almost 2,000 square feet, which includes a professionally finished lower level with a walk-out and three large windows to enjoy the protected wetland views. This beautifully updated home is in move-in...
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Posted on 08/01/2022
Water damage covered by home insurance: What every homeowner should know
A common question homeowners have about their insurance is, “does home insurance cover water damage?” Among the myriad natural perils your home can face over the course of its life, water damage is one of the most varied. With all the different causes of water damage, it’s important to know which types require an additional insurance policy. To...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Clarkston, MI Real Estate Market Update 7/31/2022
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Posted on 07/25/2022
Sheltering at Home: How to Prepare for Extreme Weather
Sometimes when severe weather happens, the safest thing to do is remain indoors. However, for certain weather events with strong winds like tornadoes and hurricanes, there are some parts of your home that are safer than others. Here is a basic guide for how to shelter in your home to stay safe from extreme weather: Where to Shelter...
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Posted on 07/20/2022
Grand Blanc, MI Real Estate Market Update 7/20/2022
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Posted on 07/18/2022
Can Building A Late-Summer Garden Keep Getting Fresh Veggies Coming?
There’s a common misconception that vegetable gardening follows a cycle of planting during spring and harvesting before autumn frosts descend. While a wide range of vegetables, herbs and other edibles require following this pattern, exceptions persist. It may come as something of a surprise, but late-summer and even early fall gardens can yield a harvest before winter arrives....
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Posted on 07/11/2022
Making a budget for home expenses
Making a budget for home expenses is one of the first steps a new homeowner should take. While the extensive planning and budgeting for closing costs and buying the home might be over, your new financial life at home has just begun. To help you get started, here is a basic guide to creating a budget for your...
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Posted on 07/09/2022
Ann Arbor, MI Real Estate Market Update 7/9/2022
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Posted on 06/27/2022
The pros and cons of mortgage points
When buying a home, many homebuyers tend to search for the best mortgage interest rates available. While some may find that perfect rate, others may opt to take advantage of lender-provided options, such as mortgage points. Mortgage points are designed to help buyers bring down their interest rates by paying them ahead of time. Sometimes considered “discount points,”...
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Posted on 06/20/2022
Clarkston, MI Real Estate Market Update 6/20/2022
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