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The process started in August and was closed Oct. 27. “It took a bit longer – a couple extra weeks – because we were waiting for the split approvals from the township for separating property from a larger chunk,” Brian says. Connie has now worked with GreenStone wearing two different hats. “Both professionally, and now personally, GreenStone has been wonderful to work with,” she says. “I was happy to work with them personally, not only because of all the work I’ve done with them as a realtor, but also because they really support the community, as well. They support 4-H programs and livestock projects, which my kids have been a part of. So, I think it’s great they promote and support country living and farming for the next generation.”

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In addition to hunting ground, the woods will help stoke their outside wood burner and they are pursuing options to best utilize the remaining property for possible agricultural uses. The Hotchkisses have lived in their current home for eight years. “It’s definitely our forever home now,” Connie says. ■

➡ Above: Chad and Connie Hotchkiss taking in the view from their cabin home’s front porch.

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COUNTRY LIVING – OPEN FIELDS BLOG BRIEF

GreenStone publishes regular updates on our Open Fields blog. Check out some of the posts you may have missed at www.greenstonefcs.com. Must-Dos when Preparing for a Home Build

Ambassadors advocate for Michigan farms and food

Ready to build your dream home but not sure where to begin? Checking off these must-do items early in your home construction process will lead to a smoother and more successful build.

As a Michigan GROWN Michigan GREAT ambassador, employee Hailey Andres attends Farmers’ Markets to help connect consumers to their food.

Tax Incentives for Homeowners

Low interest rates make it more affordable to purchase your dream hunting land or build the forever house you’ve always wanted - but timing is everything! ■

The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impacted some of the advantages homeowners historically received at tax time. This blog addresses some of the TCJA’s most important changes taxpayers have seen these last few years that you should be aware of when considering buying a new home.

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Winter 2021 — Partners

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