Southwest Michigan Realtor

By Michael Delaware, REALTOR®

December 25, 2013
by Michael

Christmas Winter Beauty in 2013

The season if upon us.  Christmas is here.  Yesterday I ventured up to Hastings and then Middleville, Michigan to enjoy some time with photography.  The winter mix over the last few days in the Southwest Michigan area of the state has been combined with ice storms, snow and as part of Christmas Eve, bright blue skies.  The combination and stage set over the last few days was just right for some beautiful winter photography.  Here are a few photos I took on Christmas Eve 2013:



December 9, 2013
by Michael

Land Contract Books Available in Print

Order your copies todayIn December 2012 I released two eBooks on the subject of Land Contract homes.  I am happy to announce that last month I was able to finally make these books available in print.  Both books take of the subject of land contract homes from different directions.  The first book ‘Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream‘ covers the subject as an overall study of the basics.  ‘Land Contract Homes for Investors‘ takes up the subject from an investors perspective.

The books are available now through Amazon.  If you would like to order copies, go to my author page here.

November 24, 2013
by Michael

Finally in Paperback: Understanding Land Contract Homes

Understanding Land Contract HomesThe popular eBook I released in December 2012 entitled ‘Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream‘ is now available in print.  You can get your copy by clicking here.

Land Contract homes are a popular subject with a lot of new first time home buyers because on the surface seller financing appears to be an easier way to go than conventional lending.  However, there is much to know about this firm of seller financing, and it is not an arrangement to enter into blindly.  The book ‘Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream’ touches many aspects of this form of seller financing to help guide a buyer or seller through the process and discover if it is the right choice for their situation.

Prior to now, this book was only available as an eBook.  It is now available in paperback for $14.95.  Get your copy today!

November 22, 2013
by Michael

Update on my Projects as an Author

I have not written to this blog in several months, and the reason is that I have been busy with my other writings. A Sample of some of Michael's books This year I released 10 eBooks, bringing my total of published eBooks to 12.  In the past several months I have been working on expanding my publishing business and have been working on the project to bring many of my existing titles into paperback.

Follow Michael Delaware in Facebook! I am happy to announce that as of this writing I have six of my titles available not in paperback for sale on Amazon through print on demand, and I also have two more titles which will be available before Thanksgiving.  To see my complete list of books, visit my author page on Amazon at:

You can also follow what I am doing on my website:, also on my Facebook author page:  I am also now on Goodreads, and my profile there is:

All in all it has been an exciting journey as an author this year.  I have also helped another author bring two of her books into print, including an illustrated children’s book which I will write more about later.

March 14, 2013
by Michael

California Michigan?

Did you know there is a township in Michigan called California?  Yes, it is true.  I have been there.  It is a small township of approximately 900 residents near the State line of Indiana and Michigan.  It has a small town as part of it called ‘Ray’ which sits on both sides of the State line.  Mostly a farming community, California was incorporated in 1846.  There is not much to see there when you drive through the small township, but the sign below did catch my attention.

California, Michigan