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Posted on 07/10/2020
How Installing Skylights Can Help Your Home
Photo by Tania Van den Berghen via Pixabay When your kitchen or another part of your home could use a bit more light, consider adding skylights instead of lamps or light fixtures. Skylights can provide your home with some important benefits. As long as you have these lights properly installed, they can offer the following advantages for your...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
Time for the Contract - What It Should Include
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
Another Property Rented - 1943 Graefield Rd Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009
Wonderful Graefield condo just steps away from Pembroke Park, Whole Foods, Fitness Club etc.etc. Finished basement has egress window. Updated bath. Appliances included. Min 1 yr lease. NO PETS OR SMOKERS. $300/cleaning fee, 1st month plus 1.5 month security deposit, credit report, emplymnt verification/pay stubs(2 wks). Ideal location about 1/2 block down from entrance to complex. . NOTE: tenant pays own water in this complex. Sorry-Absolutely NO PETS or...
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Posted on 06/26/2020
Requesting a Zoning Variance
Image by Michi S from Pixabay Every property has an assigned zone that controls how you can use it. In residential zones, for example, you often have to abide by restrictions regarding business activity and animal husbandry. Commercial and industrial zoning also comes with many restrictions for its use, limiting the types of businesses that can be operated...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
Buying a Home without Representation Can Be Risky
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay It may be tempting to purchase your first home without the help of a real estate agent. If you want to risk not having professional help to buy your first house, you can, but you’ll be leaving a lot of benefits on the table and assuming all the risks. The Benefits of...
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Posted on 06/12/2020
ROI: Which Pieces of Your Home Puzzle Should You Look At?
Photo by Sue Smith via Shutterstock Choosing what to upgrade or fix in, on or around your home can be a complicated process. Changes fall into two categories – things that increase or decrease value (or sale price) and things that increase or decrease salability (or how willing people are to pay full price for it). Before you...
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Posted on 06/05/2020
5 Home Improvements That Will Boost Your Home’s Value
Photo by Eddie Zhang on Unsplash Whether you’re putting your home on the market or planning to sell down the road, the right home improvements have the power to boost your home’s value. Of course, big home improvement projects add up fast, but you don’t have to spend big bucks or dive into a complete kitchen remodel to...
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Posted on 05/29/2020
6 Ways to Appeal to Millennial Buyers
Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay Those men and women from the millennial generation are now the largest segment of first-time home buyers. A full 66 percent of people who are purchasing their first home fall into this age group. Not only that, but millennials also comprise more than one-third -- 34 percent -- of the overall home buying...
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Posted on 05/22/2020
Take out food draining your wallet?
20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to...
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Posted on 05/22/2020
Easy Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do on a Weekend
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels If you usually spend your weekend sorting for ways to update your home, then doing some minor kitchen upgrades might be the ideal way to spend this weekend. Here are some easy kitchen projects that you can do in just a couple days, and you’ll be glad you did. 1. Change Your...
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Posted on 05/16/2020
Another Property Rented - 3107 Woodland Ridge Dr, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Luxurious and Pristine! This 4 bedroom 2.1 bath is a dream home w/ Bloomfield Hills schools. Spanning over 2700 SF, this magnificent residence is graced w/ oversized windows allowing tons of natural sunlight accents, mocha wood floors, and plenty of space for lounging. The grand entryway with a hidden staircase draws you into a voluminous layout made for entertaining. The family room with sliding doors to the rear deck is the dramatic focal point of the main level, accompanied by an elegant formal dining room, tremendous chef's kitchen, recreational room in the lower level w/ stunning views from up above. The divine master suite presents...
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Posted on 05/15/2020
How to Navigate the Homebuying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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