Southwest Michigan Realtor

By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®

Dogwoods Grow in Southwest Michigan

February 4, 2013 by Michael | 0 comments

Although as of this writing, it is too early in the year for dogwood trees to bloom, I thought I would share some photos of one I captured last season.  The dogwood tree has a unique

A Dogwood bloom.

A Dogwood bloom.

flower that has always captured my attention.  It is hard to overlook in a forest when one is going for a nature walk.

The dogwood tree is classified as Cornus Florida.  Its dense wood has been used for a variety of small hand made items from dulcimers to laminated tennis rackets and walking canes.  The bark is sometimes used in combating malaria, as it is rich in tannin.  It has also been used for larger items such as basket for pressing fruit and wine.

Ultimately, however, I merely love coming across one when it is in full bloom in a quiet forest, and taking time to admire its beauty.

Dogwoods blooming in a Southwest Michigan forest.

Dogwoods blooming in a Southwest Michigan forest.

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February 3, 2013
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Homes Selling More Quickly, Time on Market Down with Tighter Supplies

The following article was provided by the National Association of Realtors® in September of 2012, but I felt the information has relevancy to the upcoming Spring market, so I am publishing it here: WASHINGTON (September 5, 2012) – A new … Continue reading

February 2, 2013
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Download my eBook for Free today: Understanding Land Contract Homes

In December of 2012, I released a book entitled: Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream.  It covers the subject of Land Contracts, a form of seller financing that is popular in Michigan and other states.  There … Continue reading

February 1, 2013
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More Cash Sales, Shrinking Time on Market Show Changing Buyer Dynamics

The following article was provided by the National Association of Realtors®: ORLANDO (November 10, 2012) – All-cash buyers have surged since the housing downturn while the typical amount of time it takes to sell a home is shrinking, revealing the … Continue reading