Interest rates, inventory and home values in the New Year

By every metric, 2021 was a whirlwind year for real estate and mortgage lending. Of course, if you live in northern Michigan, you probably already knew that. Our local housing market has rarely been hotter. You didn’t have to go far this year to hear tales...

Sticker Shock: Sky-high lumber prices hit local construction

From decks to sheds to houses, construction is going to be more expensive for the foreseeable future. It's "a perfect storm" of factors that have caused lumber prices to skyrocket over the course of 2020, says Kingsley Lumber CEO Mike Tucker. [caption id="attachment_59199" align="alignleft" width="272"] Kingsley Lumber...