We will give you a Fair Price

At Grand Cedar Properties, we’re a team of real estate investors that buy and sell homes in Lansing.  More specifically, we can buy YOUR HOME as-is for a fair cash price.  BUT…  One of the most common questions we get from home sellers like yourself is… “How do I know your offer is actually fair?” … Continued

6 Steps For Choosing a Mortgage Lender in Lansing

Shopping for a mortgage lender is an important part of the homebuying process. (Unless you’re ultra rich and plan to buy your home for cash…) The lender you choose to work with, the type of loan you get, and the terms of the loan will all have a massive impact on how much your monthly … Continued

The Home Buying Process

[EXPLAINED] The Home Buying Process in Lansing Buying a home in Lansing? That’s exciting! But it’s probably a little overwhelming, too — what does the home buying process look like? How can you make sure you get a good deal? How do you find a real estate agent you can trust? What can you expect … Continued

It’s a Great Time to Sell Your House

Now is a great time to sell your house! Demand is still incredibly high, with low inventory and a housing shortage across the country. Even with a rise in interest rates, property is still selling at record speed in most areas in many states. The houses that aren’t selling? Well, they’re the usual ones… Even … Continued

Inherited a Property – Direct Sell

Did you inherit a property? Inheriting a home is both a blessing and a huge obligation — it requires a lot of work. It will be necessary to create a short-term plan for maintaining the home while the estate settles. This can take six months or more. During this time, it’s also important to talk … Continued

Owner Financing your Home

Thinking of doing owner financing to sell your home?  Well, that’s not a bad idea if you do it right and you know what you’re getting into. But you DO need to know what you’re getting into.  Here are some pros and cons for sellers in owner-financing deals: PROS… Sell Faster: Sellers who offer owner … Continued

Think of Selling your House to a Family Member?

Thinking of selling your house to a family member? There are a few things you need to take into consideration before making this decision. Selling your home to a family member can be a great way to keep the property in the family, but it’s not always the best financial (or relational) decision. Here are … Continued

Fixing Code Violations

Does your house have code violations?  It is often unexpected and frustrating when you receive notice that your property has a code violation and that, if it’s not fixed, you’re going to receive a fine. We know what this is like.  At Grand Cedar Properties, we’ve bought a lot of properties in Lansing with code … Continued

Want to Sell Multiple Properties

Trying to off-load multiple properties in Lansing? Coordinating that — and selling the properties as fast as you’d like — can be a real pain.  You could sell each property through a real estate agent. But then you’re at the mercy of the housing market. And you’re not going to get as much money going … Continued

What Does As Is Mean

At Grand Cedar Properties, we talk a lot about how we can buy your home “as is”… But what exactly do we mean by that?  Here’s what we mean:  We will buy your home in its CURRENT CONDITION:   – Whether it needs repairs, is outdated, or even if it’s in perfect condition, we will … Continued

Tips for Working with Contractors

Working with contractors to repair your home should be easy.  But it often isn’t.  How does one find the best contractors for the job without breaking the bank?  What is the best method of communication with the contractors so everything goes smoothly?  How do you find contractors that you can trust?  At Grand Cedar Properties, … Continued

House Purchase Fell Through

Did the purchase of your home fall through?  Nothing is quite as frustrating.  And there are a lot of different things that might cause that to happen.   The home might not appraise for the purchase price, there could be issues with the title, or the buyer could back out of the sale.  What are … Continued

How to Pass Home Inspection

Thinking of selling your house but worried it won’t pass the inspection?  When selling the traditional way, on the MLS, passing the home inspection is very important.  It’s one of the many contingencies that are typically included in a real estate purchase contract. If problems are found during the inspection, the buyer can then choose … Continued

Stress Points When Selling a Home

Selling a house is stressful 😬 Packing, cleaning, repairing, moving, staging, showing, negotiating, inspecting… Those are just SOME of the verbs associated with selling a property.  It’s a lot of work.  And you might not know exactly what to expect.  So we thought we’d help. Here are some of the highest stress points of selling … Continued

Is it a Good Time to Sell?

Is it a good time to sell your house?  At Grand Cedar Properties, if there’s one thing we’ve learned from buying houses in Lansing, it’s that there are TONS of factors to consider when buying or selling a home.  It’s only natural that sellers want to sell at the best possible time (to get the … Continued