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Things You Need to Consider Before You Host a House Showing
Posted on 11/17/2019
Things You Need to Consider Before You Host a House Showing
A home showing often plays a key role in the property selling journey. In fact, if your house dazzles a buyer during a showing, you may receive an offer to purchase your residence shortly after this individual views your home. Of course, there is no guarantee that a house showing will lead to a fast, profitable home selling experience....
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Should You Buy a Vacation House?
Posted on 11/10/2019
Should You Buy a Vacation House?
Buying a vacation home may prove to be a great investment. It enables you to spend time at a terrific location at your convenience – all without having to worry about hotel or motel costs. Plus, a vacation home can be tailored to your individual needs. You can decorate your vacation house however you would like, and ultimately, find...
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Benefits of Prefabricated Homes
Posted on 11/03/2019
Benefits of Prefabricated Homes
The multitude of construction options on the market does not make it easy for you to make the right choice for your family. The various models of prefabricated houses seem to become more and more popular in the real estate market. When you search for your next home, you may have heard about prefabricated homes, but what exactly...
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Another Property Sold - 630 South Manitou Ave, Clawson, MI 48017
Posted on 11/01/2019
Another Property Sold - 630 South Manitou Ave, Clawson, MI 48017
This well-built home is conveniently located in Clawson which has so much to offer - coffee shops, restaurants, close proximity to malls and ever-popular Royal Oak. This home has hardwood floors throughout, large windows providing plenty of light and views of the pretty treed neighborhood. There is plenty of storage in the DRY basement (no flooding in August 2014!) and a basement refrigerator for your convenience. Enjoy the one and a half car garage in the large yard fenced on three sides. A new Lenox furnace and air conditioning was installed in November 2018 and a brand new gorgeous fiberglass door was installed this month. Hardwood...
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Another Property Sold - 411 South Old Woodward Ave #Unit#606, Birmingham, MI 48009
Posted on 10/30/2019
Another Property Sold - 411 South Old Woodward Ave #Unit#606, Birmingham, MI 48009
This beautifully updated Birmingham Place Condo is located in the heart of Birmingham, just steps from shops, coffee houses, top restaurants, parks, etc. . . Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on your private 6th floor balcony with beautiful views of the City. This spacious condo feels like home with an open layout and top-of-the-line updates including California Closets, updated baths, granite, stainless steel appliances, large pantry, in-unit washer/dryer, brand new air con and furnace, and spacious master bedroom with a huge walk-in-closet. This is a friendly and secure full service building with a 24 hour concierge, complimentary valet service,...
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Tips for Paying Off Your House Fast
Posted on 10/27/2019
Tips for Paying Off Your House Fast
You might think those people who own houses saved up until it got to the right amount. Well, this might be possible, but it is difficult to achieve since the temptation to use the money and unforeseen expenses may arise. So how do most people acquire a house? In America today, the quickest path to homeownership is by...
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How Will You Benefit from 5G?
Posted on 10/20/2019
How Will You Benefit from 5G?
5G or fifth generation will soon be rolled out in the world, and it is the latest innovation in communication technology. The benefits of 5G are numerous; from faster speeds and lower latency to higher capacity and reliability, it seems the world indeed just got smaller. In all these, the question you will want to ask is how...
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30590 Helmandale Dr, Franklin, MI 48025 now has a new price of $364,900!
Posted on 10/19/2019
30590 Helmandale Dr, Franklin, MI 48025 now has a new price of $364,900!
Spacious open-concept ranch in beautiful Franklin with Award Winning Birmingham Schools. This home has been loved and updated in 2017 by the current owner including a tank-less hot water heater, ALL NEW WINDOWS, and all new kitchen with Shaker cabinets, Bianco sink, double oven, French door refrig, slate appliances, recessed lights, granite. . . and a counter-height bar that overlooks the very large living room. The new door-wall leads to a gorgeous paver patio and treed backyard. No basement? No problem! There are plenty of closets, and a separate room for your use as an office, storage room or pantry. There is even a "shed", though it is...
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Houseplants That do Well in Low Light
Posted on 10/13/2019
Houseplants That do Well in Low Light
We've all been there. You're excited to put life into your home with houseplants. The problem is that they keep dying. Whether you have a jet black thumb or just a brown thumb, it is hard for you to find plants that will last long enough to get their benefits. There are different things to take into consideration...
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What Types of Mortgages can you get?
Posted on 10/06/2019
What Types of Mortgages can you get?
Multiple options are available when it comes to real estate loans. Figuring out which one you need can be disconcerting, to say the least. So, if you’re new to the game, here’s a quick guide to help you along. Standard Mortgages: Conventional – Loans that fall within the FNMA/FHLMC (Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac) guidelines where the Federal government is...
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Another Property Sold - 1725 Danbury Ln, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Posted on 09/30/2019
Another Property Sold - 1725 Danbury Ln, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
This home is so warm and inviting. Homey, for sure! With 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, this immaculate and cozy home of over 1300 sq. ft. is perfect for 1st time buyer or family. This home has lovely curb appeal and a gorgeous lush backyard. There are good-sized closest through-out as well as tons of storage in the lower level. Updates include a full bath remodel, the addition of solid core doors, new closet doors, newer window in upper bath and door wall, a 40 year roof in 2007, newer furnace, central air, and humidifier, refinished deck, and insulated garage door. This home is waiting for your decorating touch. Award Winning Rochester...
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Save Yourself from a Cluttered Kitchen
Posted on 09/29/2019
Save Yourself from a Cluttered Kitchen
Resolutions are well on their way with the New Year. If organizing your kitchen is one of yours here are some tips to help get it going. Getting started Figure out how you want the space you do have to work, enabling you to measure out the type of organization you need. For instance, if it is a...
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