Elaine Knuth's Blog

Posted on 09/30/2020
Hiring a Green Home Contractor
Are you familiar with “green” home builders? They are contractors who construct homes from sustainable or renewable products. These green home builders use durable materials in building all kinds of homes ranging from individual bungalows to expansive, real estate developments. Just like traditional builders, they handle diverse types of construction but build in a way that minimizes waste....
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Posted on 09/23/2020
A Few Things to Keep in Mind When Purchasing Land for Residential Development
Photo by Benjamin Balazs via Pixabay Buying land can be a tricky matter for many people, especially when they're first getting started. No matter how valuable a property may seem at the time, it may not take very long to realize there were more strings attached than you thought. But while there are a few red flags to...
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Posted on 09/16/2020
DIY: Adirondack Chair
Image by Susan Lowry Hare from Pixabay Adirondack chairs are popular on decks and for outdoor living, though they also look great in a rustic living room or cabin! Rather than being straight-backed and uncomfortable, their design make them a joy to sit in. However, a finished Adirondack chair can up to $700 dollars, whereas materials will run...
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Posted on 09/09/2020
What does Live-Work Space Mean?
Photo by Archi_Viz via Shutterstock Many urban areas promote the concept of working where you live, or living where you work, to simplify your life. But what does that mean when you’re buying real estate? The main difference is in zoning requirements and building codes. Those that are primarily zoned as residential offer fewer options for commercial enterprises....
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Posted on 09/02/2020
Home Improvement Trends for 2020
Image by DarthZuzanka from Pixabay Those who have lived in the same home for an extended period of time may be thinking about renovating their house. This is a chance to update the space to fit more contemporary styles while also increasing the value of the home itself. With this goal in mind, here are a few home...
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Posted on 09/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 1324 Whittier Rd, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Mid-Century Gem! Every room features an expanse of windows, filling this home with light. Open concept LR/ DR walls are African Mahogany, 3/4 inch oak never before exposed hardwoods. Original mid-century chandelier. Built in glass front china cabinet. Marble fireplace. New kitchen finishes from design center in Troy, white cabs, granite counters, tile floors and back splash/SS appliances, double oven. Spacious Breakfast room. Den with Cherry walls/ original refinished oak floors built in bookcases and desk. Sizable 3 season back porch. 1st floor br/can be used as home office/music room. 1st floor laundry. 2nd floor features spacious master...
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Posted on 08/28/2020
Video Tour - 45654 Tournament Dr, Northville, MI 48168
LOCATED IN NORTHVILLE HILLS GOLF COMMUNITY. OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY!!! TURN KEY!!! OPEN FLOOR PLAN OFFERING THREE 1ST FLOOR SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR ENTERTAINING (GREAT ROOM, LIVING ROOM & GAME ROOM!!!.ENJOY OUTDOOR LIVING ON THE EXTENSIVE STAMPED CONCRETE PATIO AREA INCLUDING KITCHEN W/BBQ,FRIG & BAR OVERLOOKING SCENIC PRIVATE YARD. FEATURING GREAT ROOM W/SOARING CEILING OPEN TO THE SPACIOUS GOURMET KITCHEN W/ ISLAND, 42" CABINETS, GENEROUS COUNTER SPACE. DUAL STAIRCASE, OVERSIZE MASTER STE W/ LOUNGE AREA TRAY CEILING ,WIC . ENSUITE OFFERS TWO CUSTOM SINK CABINETS & LARGE SHOWER. BEDROOMS HAVE JACK & jILL OR GUEST BATH....
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Posted on 08/28/2020
45654 Tournament Dr, Northville, MI 48168 is now new to the market!
LOCATED IN NORTHVILLE HILLS GOLF COMMUNITY. OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY!!! TURN KEY!!! OPEN FLOOR PLAN OFFERING THREE 1ST FLOOR SPACIOUS ROOMS FOR ENTERTAINING (GREAT ROOM, LIVING ROOM & GAME ROOM!!!.ENJOY OUTDOOR LIVING ON THE EXTENSIVE STAMPED CONCRETE PATIO AREA INCLUDING KITCHEN W/BBQ,FRIG & BAR OVERLOOKING SCENIC PRIVATE YARD. FEATURING GREAT ROOM W/SOARING CEILING OPEN TO THE SPACIOUS GOURMET KITCHEN W/ ISLAND, 42" CABINETS, GENEROUS COUNTER SPACE. DUAL STAIRCASE, OVERSIZE MASTER STE W/ LOUNGE AREA TRAY CEILING ,WIC . ENSUITE OFFERS TWO CUSTOM SINK CABINETS & LARGE SHOWER. BEDROOMS HAVE JACK & jILL OR GUEST BATH....
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Posted on 08/26/2020
Craft a Home Selling Budget
A home selling budget can make a world of difference, particularly for individuals who want to avoid potential problems during the property selling journey. Yet crafting a home selling budget may be difficult. Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to simplify the process of creating a home selling budget that matches your finances. Now, let's take...
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Posted on 08/19/2020
Selling Savvy to Today’s Smart Buyers
Image by wavebreakmedia from Shutterstock If you've owned your house for a long time and are putting it on the market, take time to consider how the buying and selling process has changed. Today’s buyers are both smart and cautious. They have access to more information than was possible a decade ago. Research shows that buyers begin shopping...
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Posted on 08/12/2020
Should You Use a House Buying Checklist?
Regardless of when or where you search for a house, a home buying checklist is essential. With this checklist in hand, you can quickly and effortlessly discover a residence that suits you perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three factors to incorporate into your home buying checklist. 1. Your Home Buying Timeline Account for how much time is...
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Posted on 08/05/2020
Indoor Pools Provide Fun Throughout the Year
Photo by Michelle Maria via Pixabay Having an indoor pool provides a convenient place to unwind and have fun throughout the year. Depending on the layout of your home and other factors, you can design a visually striking indoor pool that offers plenty of space for swimming. Consider the following design ideas for your luxurious indoor pool. Outdoor...
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