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Posted on 06/16/2021
DIY: 4 Walkways to Boost Curb Appeal
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 06/09/2021
Should You Rent Your Next Home?
Image by Andrian Valeanu from Pixabay Whether you’re renting or buying, transitioning into a new home can be a big step. From the moving costs to the costs associated with deposits, first and last months’ rent, and more, the whole process can be stressful and expensive. But before these worries pop into your mind, you may also be...
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Posted on 06/02/2021
The Easy Way to Remove Old Caulk & Replace It
Image by bidvine from Pixabay If you have a bath or shower that required caulking, chances are that caulk has seen better days. It's soft, so abrasive cleaners wear away at it. This may cause gaps or ragged holes that trap residue. And even if it's all in one piece, mildew and grime will likely stain it over...
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Posted on 05/26/2021
How to Design a Beautiful Spacious Wheelchair Accessible Shower
Photo by Marcus Aurelius via Pexels Approximately 61 million adult Americans have some form of a disability, according to the CDC. That figure equals one out of every four of our community members. Add the fact that the U.S. Census indicates the country is headed for a “gray tsunami” with upwards of 73 million people entering retirement age....
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Posted on 05/19/2021
Why You Should Keep Plants Away From Basements and Crawlspaces
Image by Jean-Pierre Pellissier from Pixabay It's tempting to plant shrubs and other plants against your house to hide the basement or crawlspace area. However, you could be asking for trouble. Before you buy or plant anything new for spring, find out why it's not such a good idea to have plants too close to your basement or...
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Posted on 05/12/2021
Why Buy a Single Family Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay You have been in the same home for several years, but you want to move. You'll need to decide whether to rent or buy and if you decide to buy, what type of home you want. Condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes all have benefits, depending on where you are in life. Many people...
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Posted on 05/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 2681 Turtle Shores Dr, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
BEST VALUE in Turtle Lake! Enjoy the best of both worlds in the heart of a premier city: LAKEFRONT luxury, privacy, sophistication and beautiful topography on one of the last private lakes in the exclusive Bloomfield Hills area. Turtle Lake is approx 40 acres, 70 feet at it's deepest point, spring fed, has incredible nature views to bird watch, fish, kayak, paddle board/boat or even enjoy your electric motor boats on. Expansive permanent dock already installed, 24/7 GATED with SECURITY GUARD community. BLOOMFIELD SCHOOLS are an option. Survey, Setbacks, Tree count and Soil Boring already completed and available to view during due diligence...
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Posted on 05/05/2021
Avoidable Mistakes Some Home Buyers Make
The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a new home is "buyer's remorse!" With that in mind, it pays to look at all angles when house shopping. Although emotions and first impressions are going to play a big role in your home-buying decisions, a thoughtful analysis of the pros and cons of every home that appeals to...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Small Projects to Work Through Before Listing Your Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Preparing to list your home is a process, that when done correctly, can help you to achieve the best possible price as well as aid you in selling your home more quickly. Before you sell your home, there are a few small home improvement projects that you will want to have completed before...
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Posted on 04/21/2021
Selling Your House with Unpermitted Additions
Image by Sue Smith from Shutterstock House owners frequently remodel, upgrade, or otherwise make changes in their homes for which they do not secure a permit. While some changes do not require permitting, others do. The challenge comes when you attempt to sell the home. You may run into a problem when a buyer makes an offer on...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
What to Expect When Selling Your High-Performance Home
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay A high-performance home is one that operates efficiently, and saves you -- the homeowner -- significant costs in heating, cooling and more. When it comes time to sell a home of this type, the price point is typically higher -- up to 3.4 percent. High-performance homes are in demand today, and if you've...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
FAQ for First-Time Luxury Home Sellers
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Sellers of luxury properties have more concerns about selling than sellers of properties that are not considered luxury homes. Because of the amount of money involved in the transaction, selling a luxury home has additional hurdles. Our real estate agents help you get over some of these hurdles. My House is Unique —...
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