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Home Investing: Your First Steps
Posted on 04/05/2020
Home Investing: Your First Steps
Photo by Paul McGowan via Pixabay Already a homeowner? Planning to sell in a few years? Sometimes the most sensible investment on the table is the property you already own. Why Invest In Your Own Property? Some investors think of each residence as a sort of long-term flip: buy a home, live in it for a couple of...
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How to Use Colors without Overwhelming Your Home
Posted on 03/29/2020
How to Use Colors without Overwhelming Your Home
Photo by Ferenc Keresi via Pixabay Color can – and should – be used to decorate your home, but for most of us, too much bright color is more obnoxious than invigorating. Those screaming bright yellow walls may look amazing in the magazine spread, but you may not be prepared to live with that much color in your...
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What Does It Really Cost to Sell a Home?
Posted on 03/22/2020
What Does It Really Cost to Sell a Home?
Believe it or not, selling a home may prove to be expensive if you are not careful. However, if you understand the costs associated with selling a house, you can budget accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three expenses that home sellers commonly encounter. 1. Home Repairs Cracked siding, floor damage and other home issues are worrisome, particularly...
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1682 Brentwood Dr, Wixom, MI 48393 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/17/2020
1682 Brentwood Dr, Wixom, MI 48393 is now new to the market!
Sprawling Ranch style home with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bath on the entry level and finished basement with additional bedroom, living space, full bath, storage, etc. 2 car attached garage with side entry. Large yard offers ample privacy. Load of natural light enter home in all directions. Awesome neighborhood is quite sought after. New 2019/2020 Roof, Furnace, vinyl engineered floorings, carpet, paint, etc. Newer in last 4 years: siding/gutters/HWH/AC/Windows (transferable warranty) ready for your special touches! Motivated seller, bring all...
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Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Posted on 03/15/2020
Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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What Defines a Successful Home Selling Journey?
Posted on 03/08/2020
What Defines a Successful Home Selling Journey?
A successful home selling journey allows a property seller to quickly and effortlessly generate interest in his or her residence and finalize a house sale. For those who want to enjoy a successful home selling journey, it is vital to prepare as much as possible. Completing a successful home selling journey may prove to be difficult. If you fail...
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What to Do If a Home Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
Posted on 03/01/2020
What to Do If a Home Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
If a seller rejects your offer to purchase his or her house, there is no need to panic. At this point, there are many things you can do, including: 1. Craft a New Offer to Purchase If at first you don't succeed, try again. Remember, if you find your dream house but your initial offer to purchase is rejected,...
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Know What You Want and Can Afford in a New Home
Posted on 02/23/2020
Know What You Want and Can Afford in a New Home
When you decide to make an offer on a home, your mind may be flooded with dozens of questions and concerns -- several of which may involve money matters, while others are about the condition of the house. However, if you've had the house professionally inspected and made sure your income is sufficient to absorb monthly expenses, than you've...
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Another Property Sold - 35236 Norene St, Westland, MI 48186
Posted on 02/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 35236 Norene St, Westland, MI 48186
Don't let this one slide by without you getting a look...it was taken down to the studs in 2003 and rebuilt. You have to see the home in person to appreciate all it has to offer. Spacious family room w/ electric fireplace, door wall leading to a large deck/backyard, spacious kitchen, newer oak cabinets, plenty of counter space. First floor master is a generous size room with double closets. New carpet in upper level where 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are. The garage is amazing: dry walled, 50 amp electrical, heated, TV, surround sounds, plenty of storage (wall 2 wall built in cabinets), extra deep. Newer roof, windows, siding, HWH 18'...the list...
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Another Property Sold - 3460 Loon Lake Shores Rd, Waterford, MI 48329
Posted on 02/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 3460 Loon Lake Shores Rd, Waterford, MI 48329
Great investment or starter opportunity in a nice lake area community in Waterford. 3 Bedroom/1.5 baths, large family room with fireplace, attached garage with breezeway, large fenced-in back yard, just down the street from Loon Lake. Ready for your creative touch and priced to...
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5 Ways to Improve your Home's Security
Posted on 02/16/2020
5 Ways to Improve your Home's Security
Photo by PhotoMIX Ltd. via Pexels Worried about package theft, break-ins and other crime? Even if you have a home security system, there are still steps you can take to make your home less appealing to thieves and criminals. From installing some high tech (but surprisingly affordable) gadgets to caring for your home’s exterior, you can help make...
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Early Warnings: Signs of Electrical Issues
Posted on 02/09/2020
Early Warnings: Signs of Electrical Issues
The first few years in your new home feel like heaven. Everything looks so sleek and shiny, but after some time you start to discover some quirks. Most are nothing to fret about, but there are some signs that pop up that shouldn't be overlooked, such as electrical glitches in the home. Not every electrical problem is dire,...
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