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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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Posted on 07/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 1378 Carol Ave, Plymouth, MI 48170
FABULOUS!!! TURN KEY & 10+ IN EVERYWAY!!! LOCATED ON AN OVERSIZE LOT IN THE CITY!!! THIS HOME OFFERS AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH TOTALLY REMODELED KITCHEN INCLUDING CABINETS, GRANITE COUNTERS & MAJOR APPLIANCES, OPEN TO A FAMILY ROOM W/FIREPLACE OVERLOOKING A SCREENED IN PORCH & LARGE STAMPED CONCRETE PATIO & SCENIC YARD. HARDWOOD FLOORING IN LIVING ROOM & THROUGHOUT FIRST LEVEL. MAIN BATH REMODELED WITH STATE OF ART TILE & FIXTURES. SIX PANEL DOORS THROUGHOUT, SOME CROWN MOLDING. UPDATED CONVENIENT HALF BATH. FINISHED BASEMENT OFFERS EXTRA 900 SQ/FT OF ENTERTAINING AREA. OTHER UPDATES WITHIN LAST 4 YEARS, ROOF,...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
Outdoor Cooking: Creating a Stunning Outdoor Kitchen
Photo by Allison Gillett via Pixabay You can create a stunning outdoor kitchen using basic components and pulling things together over time. Entertaining outdoors has become so popular that supplies and materials for cooking are easy to come by in a variety of price points. Follow the steps below to make the most of the process. Foolproof Steps...
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Posted on 07/28/2020
Another Property Sold - 48880 Rainbow S, Northville, MI 48168
FABULOUS IN EVERY WAY!!! LOCATION !!! CONDITION!!! BACKING TO GREENBELT BUFFER FOR SCENIC VIEWS. NEWER BUILT SPACIOUS OPEN FLOOR PLAN CONDO FEATURES A WELCOMING FOYER W/HARDWOOD FLR, LARGE GREAT ROOM W/FIREPLACE, CROWN MOLDING & PILLARS. OPEN TO FORMAL DINING ROOM, GOURMET KITCHEN W/UPGRADED CABINETS, GRANITE, MAJOR APPLIANCES, BREAKFAST BAR, OPEN TO BREAKFAST AREA OPENS TO SUNROOM. LIBRARY W/FRENCH DOORS, OVERSIZE MASTER STE OFFERS GLAMOUR MASTER BATH W/SEPARATE SHOWER, SOAKING TUB, DOUBLE SINKS, COMMODE ROOM, & HUGE WALK IN CLOSET. FIRST FLOOR LAUNDRY HAS CABINETS & SINK, BASEMENT W/EGRESS...
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Posted on 07/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 8912 Hubbard St, Livonia, MI 48150
MOVE IN CONDITION!!! LOCATED ON INTERIOR LOT IN SUB!!! FEATURES & UPDATES SOUGHT BY TODAY'S BUYERS!!! OPEN FLOOR PLAN!!! SPACIOUS GREAT ROOM W/CATHEDRAL CEILING & /HARDWOOD FLOORING, OPEN TO FABULOUS TOTALLY REMODELED KITCHEN: EURO CABINETS, UPGRADED GRANITE, BACKSPLASH, CERAMIC FLOORING & SS APPLIANCES 2015. KITCHEN OVERLOOKS LARGE DINING AREA W/HRWD FLRS. TWO FULL BATHS HAVE BEEN UPDATED. LOWER LEVEL FEATURES OVERSIZE FAMILY ROOM, BEDROOM & BATH. OTHER UPDATES INCLUDE, SHINGLES 2019 (TEAR OFF). COPPER PLUMBING THROUGHOUT, ELECTRICAL PANEL, 2015. HWT 2016, FURNACE 2011 ULTRAVIOLET AIR CLEANER (MERV10 FILTER) 2015....
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Posted on 07/22/2020
Essentials for Hosting Guests in Your Home
Image by 영훈 박 from Pixabay One of the great benefits of having a home of your own is being able to host friends and family. If it’s your first time living in a house that’s big enough for more than just you, you’ll want to make sure you plan out the best way to keep people comfortable...
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Posted on 07/20/2020
Another Property Sold - 34566 Dover Ave, Livonia, MI 48150
WOW!!!! SOUGHT AFTER OPEN FLOOR PLAN BRICK RANCH IN A GREAT LOCATION!!! HOME OFFERS A LARGE FENCE YARD, WITH SCREENED GAZEBO & DECK (RESTAINED IN 2019), OVERLOOKING A PARK LIKE SETTING. OVERSIZE GREAT ROOM HAS CATHEDRAL CEILING & FIREPLACE OPEN TO SPACIOUS BREAKFAST ROOM & UPDATED KITCHEN W/OAK CABINETS W/PULLOUTS, FLOORING 2017. LARGE MASTER BEDROOM W/WALK IN CLOSET & MASTER BATH. CONVENIENT 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY. BASEMENT IS READY TO FINISHED W/SINK OR SECOND LAUNDRY AREA. WHOLE HOUSE GENERATOR & WATER FILTER! BATTERY BACKUP SUMP PUMP,. FURNACE & AC 2006, HWT 2017, BUYERS & AGENT TO FOLLOW COVID REQUIREMENTS...
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Posted on 07/15/2020
Will Your House Selling Plan Work?
Selling a home may prove to be an uphill climb. Fortunately, if you craft a home selling strategy, you can eliminate guesswork throughout the property selling cycle. A home selling plan is a must-have, and perhaps it is easy to understand why. This strategy enables you to prepare for potential hurdles you may encounter as you promote your residence...
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Posted on 07/08/2020
Increase Living Space with Bench Footing
Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash When buying an older home, you might wonder how to get more livable space out of that low-ceiling basement. There are two ways to gain height: raise the foundation or lower the floor. Raising the foundation requires lifting the entire home off its current foundation, building a new foundation, and resettling the...
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