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Topics related to real estate sales and rentals in Kalamazoo, Michigan are the focus of this category.

The chief types of real estate transactions involve land, residential properties, commercial properties, and industrial properties.

Generally, land refers to undeveloped property and vacant lots, while residential real estate consists of housing for individuals, families, or groups of people.

There are several types of residential properties, including single-family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, attached units, apartments, multi-family houses, condominiums, detached houses, portable houses, mobile homes, villas, and huts, although you probably won't find very many huts in Kalamazoo.

Commercial property refers to land and buildings in which various businesses carry out their operations. These may include individual stores, shopping malls, office buildings, clinics, hotels, and parking lots. Land and buildings that are used by industrial businesses as factories, mechanical productions, research and development, transportation, and warehousing are known as industrial real estate.

There are several aspects to the real estate industry. These include real estate development, sales and marketing, brokerage, and property management. While lending and professional services, such as legal and accounting, are also part of a real estate transaction, we would be covering law firms and accountants in the Services & Industries category.

Land development companies generally purchase raw land, arrange for rezoning, if necessary, and then construct buildings that are sold or leased to end-users. Sales and marketing may refer to the activities performed by a real estate agency or agent to advertise and market listed real estate, although it could also refer to dedicated marketing firms that work with developers to sell the buildings and units they create. Real estate brokerages are firms that employ a team of real estate agents who facilitate the buying and selling of real estate. Their job is to represent either party, assisting them to achieve a purchase or a sale in the best possible terms. These firms may also be known as real estate agencies.

Real estate agencies or brokerages often perform property management services to assist owners in maintaining or renting out their buildings or units, showing units, vetting tenants, collecting rent, fixing deficiencies, performing repairs, and managing tenants. Typically, they charge a percentage of the rent to property owners. Some firms focus on property management, while some property owners, particularly those who own only one, or a limited number of properties, opt to manage their own property management tasks.

Examples of the resources that might be found in this category are the websites of Kalamazoo real estate agencies or brokerages, property management firms, apartments, or condominiums.

Short-term rentals, such as hotels, motels, or vacation homes, would be listed in the Places to Stay category, however.



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