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It’s Time To Put Down Roots

How does it sound to live in one of the most affordable states in the U.S. without giving up any of the amenities? With housing options from urban apartments to rural cabins, buying a home in Michigan lets you do just that.

Nestle into a spacious new build in Brighton, for example, or a historic home full of character in Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill. The state capital of Lansing and surrounding areas provide family-friendly living, thriving neighborhoods and a short commute to work. If it’s a city close to nightlife and events with other young professionals you’re looking for, you can find it in Michigan.

Or be closer to nature with a waterfront property in the Upper Peninsula or towns like Alpena, Ludington, Port Huron, or on one of the 11,000 inland lakes in the state. With Michigan’s low cost of living compared to other coastal locations, owning a vacation home or lake house doesn’t have to be out of reach.

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What Michiganders Are Saying

“What Michigan has is what a lot of other places don’t — a chance to live in a great town or a great state and be part of a global development community and also have a great quality of life. I think that’s rare, and that’s exciting.”

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Unlock an Affordable and Vibrant Lifestyle

Are you looking for a rental in a community that supports your remote work life? Michigan has walkable college towns like East Lansing and Ann Arbor, plus vibrant city neighborhoods like Midtown Detroit and Grand Rapid’s West Side. Want a quiet spot near the lake? Check out the condos in Elk Rapids or Grand Haven. If you want to be right near the action, the population in Downtown Detroit has grown by 30% over the last decade – with new housing developments, entertainment and events always on the rise across the state.

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First-Place Homes for First-Time Homebuyers

Whether you’re looking for a mid-century modern abode or a cute suburban cape cod, an affordable starter home or a luxurious waterfront estate, the Great Lakes State has a variety of options at costs well below the national average.

The city of Farmington offers a mix of homes for purchase at a median sale price that’s 7% less than the national average, while the Grand Rapids area’s urban and suburban living communities were ranked the best place to raise a family in the U.S. by Rocket Homes in 2022. Between our diverse, affordable housing options and our easy-to-use resources, it’s a breeze to search for your dream home in Michigan.

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