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There are many benefits to homeownership. One of top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.
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We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But often, the emotional reasons are the more powerful, or compelling reasons. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s feel a
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There is a plethora of real estate information available today in the news and on the internet. It can be extremely confusing at times. If you are thinking of buying or selling, you need an agent who can help make sense of this rapidly evolving housing market. You need an agent who can help y
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Michigan real estate is still buzzing #MIrealestate  
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report. Inventory Levels & Demand Sales of existing homes rose 3.2% from May, outpacing year-over-year figures fo
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People always talk about the “spring buying season” when they talk real estate. However, this year it appears as though the summer real estate market will be just as hot. The most recent Foot Traffic Report released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that there are more buyers
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State of the Nation's Housing
The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently released their 2015 State of the Nation’s Housing report. The report concentrated on the challenges renters in this country are facing because of the diminishing supply of quality rental units and dramatically escalating rents. H
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Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists
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Great graphic for Lansing area home buyers
Some Highlights: According to Freddie Mac, 40% of buyers are putting less than 10% down, with many putting down as little as 3%. Have a budget and stick to it! Know your credit score and history! Reach out to a professional who can help you with the process!
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In their latest Housing Market Insight & Outlook report, Freddie Mac revealed that recent low down payment initiatives have raised concerns that we may be returning to the same lax mortgage qualifications that caused the housing crisis from which we are just now recovering. The report went on
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As the temperature continues to rise, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Here are five reasons that you should list your house for sale now. 1. Strong Buyer Demand Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right now. The latest
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Housing Bubble Post and FREE Sellers Report
The recent talk of Greece and its financial challenges has some questioning whether the U.S. could also return to the crisis we experienced in 2008. Some are looking at the rise in real estate values and wondering whether we are in the middle of another housing price bubble. What actually is a pric
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Using Homesnap App on Apple Watch is kind of cool.
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Realtor Greater Lansing Area, Real Estate Trainer & Consultant
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  • Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood
    Realtor Greater Lansing Area, Real Estate Trainer & Consultant, 2007 - 2012
  • Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood
    General Manager, 2001 - 2007
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    1978 - 2001
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REALTOR, Educator/Trainer "Expect the Best" Serving Greater Lansing & Mid-Michigan Real Estate Market Over 30 Years
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As a former Broker-Owner, I have been personally involved in every aspect of the real estate transaction. With 34 years in the real estate business and the hundreds of closings I have handled, you can count on my expert advice for all your real estate needs.

The current market conditions in Lansing, Michigan are improving with fewer properties to search. But, this could be a great time to sell and buy another home, depending on your circumstances. Interest rates remain the lowest in years, prices are very realistic for home buyers and investors and the Lansing area has tons to offer.

I am prepared to employ the latest techniques and services for your benefit, just like you've grown to expect from a professional. Real estate transactions are complex, involve large assets and demand competent representation.  Marketing properties, home selection and financing are just a few of the skills today's consumer looks for when they select a real estate professional. I am prepared to offer my clients the knowledge and expertise to counsel them in relocating, buying, investing or selling the family home. Serving Mid-Michigan area including:  

  • Lansing
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  • East Lansing
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  • DeWitt
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  • Grand Ledge
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  • Okemos
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  • Haslett
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  • Mason
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  • Williamston
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  • Portland
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  • Charlotte
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  • Holt
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  • Bath

When buying and selling real estate you need someone who knows what they're doing and will work hard to get the job done. My knowledge of the real estate market, negotiating skills, and ability to listen to clients' needs and desires keep me ahead of my competition. 

"Expect the Best" Mike 

Mike Bowler Sr., CREA, CRB, ePRO, GRI, SRES


I have established a record of recognized accomplishments in the real estate industry as broker/owner/general manager/trainer and educator. I have provided vision and
leadership to managers, employees, sales associates over the past 35 years as an established, energetic, results oriented leader in our industry. 

Areas of Excellence include Strong supervisory skills/background, senior management, public relations, innovative & open to new ideas, NAR designation studies, service, people, & quality enhancements, strategic planning & delegation, high ethics, merger & acquisition background, technology savvy, teamwork, budgeting & forecasting, understands transparency, teaching & training skills, social media savvy, strong people skills – all levels, organizational skills, legal/regulatory issues

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Married 49 years to the same lovely lady.
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Belding, Michigan - Canton, Michigan - Grand Rapids, Michigan - Greenville, Michigan - Holt, Michiagn - Lansing, Michigan - Belding, Michigan
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Prospecting, FSBO's, iPads and Social Media for REALTORS
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Real estate agents can pickup a few ideas here: RISMEDIA on prospecting has some interesting points for agents to take note on and use in th

Great Real Estate Agents Believe in Professional Development Everyday of...
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I've met some really wonderful real estate brokers, agents and managers over the years, in addition to many real estate related ancillary bu

Zillow, Trulia and Realogy – Lessons From Wall Street | REreflections.com
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The big news this week was the acquisition of Trulia by their rival Zillow for 3.5 Billion dollars. The real estate world immediately ceased

10 Darn Good Reasons to Drink Green Tea
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Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss,

Realtors and builders differ on the need for new homes - Real Time Econo...
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The top U.S. association for Realtors and that for home builders agree more home construction is needed to keep pace with job growth. What t

Monumental effort to tear down blight would improve neighborhoods and De...
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Detroit emergency Manager Kevyn Orr's plan to spend more than half-a-billion dollars in blight removal creates a Marshall Plan-style vision

How A Grown-Up Field Trip To A Museum Can Improve Your Work (And Life)
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Studies show that museums help you feel inspired, relaxed, and open to new possibilities.

Area barber Joe Brown still cutting hair at 98
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Joe Brown, who cuts hair at the Esquire Barber Shop in Pensacola, is the oldest barber in Florida, and he still is going strong.

Your Google Account password has been changed - Accounts Help
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In order to help keep your account secure, Google sends you an email and/or SMS any time your password is changed. If you made this change,

Scribd
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Scribd is a way to easily put your documents online.

2013 Coldwell Banker Award Winners - Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
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It's awards season. The Grammys have been handed out and soon Oscars will be taken home and placed on mantles across Hollywood. So it's only

Why Google Plus is a MUST for 2014
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Four reasons that just may convince you it is time to take the plunge and incorporate Google Plus into your daily social media efforts!

Italy’s Padlocks of Love: Luccheti d’Amore | EuropeUpClose.com
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For young Italians, nothing says “That’s Amore!” quite like heavy metal – and the rest of the continent is locking onto the trend.

A Magical Tree House Lights Up for Christmas
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“When I was 14 years old, I wrote myself a letter, which I still have,” says Jeri Wakefield. “It reads, ‘No matter what happens in my life,

Is The Future of Aging in the Hands of Google?
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A Place for Mom's SVP of Technology and CIO, Clifford Cancelosi, provides valuable insight into Google's "Calico" venture.

Social Bios/AgentMatch Stir Up the REALTOR Troops. Are You Ready Yet? | ...
www.mikebowler.net

Several months ago I wrote a blog post explaining how real estate agents can set their profile up on what's called Social Bios. Social Bios

A Statement from the Sianis Family Regarding Billy Goat on Michigan Ave....
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The Sianis Family would like to thank all of the Billy Goat Tavern fans for their years of unrelenting loyalty and support. This outpouring

Terry is cutting edge when it comes to marketing real estate which is a result of her hard work and determination to stay well informed with technology and innovation for the real estate industry. Terry's knowledge and expertise will help you get your house sold, or assist you in purchasing a new home in the Greater Lansing area. You'll say, I made a great choice.
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One of my favorites is the Burrito Bowl topped off with chips and guacamole dip. Yum. Always fresh contents.
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ListHub provides all our agents at Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood a platform to our local MLS and helps us effectively manage every aspect of advertising listings online, including tools for making informed advertising choices, flexible options for routing consumer traffic and leads, and reporting for accurately measuring the results for all our online marketing. We were one of the first companies in Michigan to begin using this wonderful program. As an Associate Broker and IT advisor for CB-HB I use every aspect of ListHub for marketing online also.
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The CRB Designation has been something I have been very proud to display over my career in real estate. It has set the industry standard for innovative brokerage management resources, tools and learning opportunities and contributed many cutting edge tools, systems and educational opportunities for me over the years. Any REALTOR looking to enhance their management skills and improve their brokerage should consider the CRB Designation.
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As a long standing member of the Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS for 35 years I am proud to say that the leadership, staff, and volunteer committee members are the "Cream of the Crop" of the real estate industry. With a diverse collection of talents, personalities, styles, backgrounds, and experience, all members of the Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS continues to provide innovation in technology, high ethical standards and educational opportunities that are second to none. Regardless if you are a veteran real estate agent or a rookie just getting started, I would encourage you to get involved as a member. Remember, no one is smarter than all of us.
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