By Fox News / Associated Press They didn’t have to absolutely, positively get them there overnight, but when  the U.S. Equestrian Federation sent some of its horses to London for the  Olympics, it was a special delivery. The elite U.S. three-day eventing equine squad landed in London on Monday on  a FedEx flight, having taken [...]

Realtors do more than just help you search for a home; they provide indispensable advice during the entire home-buying process. Here are three ways that your Realtor will protect your interests in the steps toward buying a home. 1. Finding Your Ideal Home – If you’ve already searched for a home for several months, you [...]

  Once you have found the home you want to buy, the next step is to make an offer. As part of the purchase offer, you have the option of entering a home inspection contingency clause. A home inspection is an optional clause on an offer, but one worth serious consideration. A home inspection contingency [...]

By Les Christie, CNNMoney Home prices hit a bottom and are finally bouncing back, according to an industry report released Tuesday. Nationwide, home values rose 0.2% year-over-year to a median $149,300 during the second quarter, the first annual increase since 2007, real estate listing site Zillow reported. Prices were up 2.1% from the first quarter. [...]

The market is showing the same good news we have been seeing all year. The current housing recovery is riding on three core factors: low home prices, historic low interest rates and increased consumer confidence (i.e. a stabilizing Michigan economy). There has been a slight slowing in the pace of growth, which can be attributed [...]

By Adam Levin,, Sometimes people are dumb. There’s really no way to sugar coat this, and I say this with all humility, as I have done more than my fair share of dumb things. But when I read last week that a Twitter account had been created whose sole purpose was to re-tweet pictures [...]

By Zlati Meyer, Detroit Free Press Mortgage rates fell to their lowest levels ever this week, giving more reason for optimism that the fledgling housing recovery is gaining traction. And real estate agents in metro Detroit are elated. “The effect on the market has been amazing,” said John McArdle, a Remerica Hometown broker in Plymouth. [...]

By PureMichigan Ice cream is a staple treat in Pure Michigan during summer months. From dairy farms to local shops, there are plenty of ice cream options to satisfy any sweet tooth across the state. With July being National Ice Cream Month, we thought it would be fun to ask our fans on Facebook, Twitter [...]

By Ellen Creager, Detroit Free Press A 125-foot cake will be dished out Tuesday and served on what is said to be the world’s longest porch to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel. Rooms at the storied hotel will be available for $125 per person on that day, a rate that includes [...]

By Sarah Cox, (Click link to see photos by Nick Hagen) Metro Detroit is not what one would call a paragon of great taste (in general). At least as far as the rest of the country is concerned. National home decor magazines don’t cover this region, and with good reason. But if there are two [...]