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Posted on 09/09/2020
Vital Things to Remember When Selling Your Home
If you've decided to put your home on the market, one important thing to keep in mind is that perception is everything -- or close to it, anyway! The impression you make on prospective buyers can either help seal the deal or break it, depending on whether that impression is positive or negative. The visual aspects of your home...
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Posted on 09/02/2020
What are Ice Dams?
Image by Emilian Robert Vicol from Pixabay Have you ever gone outside after a patch of cold weather to find long icicles hanging from your roof's edge? These spears of ice are usually caused by an ice dam forming along your eaves or roof's edge and can be dangerous when they melt and go flying to the ground....
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Posted on 08/26/2020
How Many Property Showings Should You Host?
The number of showings a seller needs to host varies. In some instances, a buyer may submit an offer to purchase a house following an initial showing. Or, in other cases, a seller may host dozens of showings without receiving any offers to purchase his or her house. Ultimately, there are lots of things that a seller can do...
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Posted on 08/19/2020
Create a Laundry Oasis
Image by Pixabay from Pexels What do you picture when someone says 'laundry'? Is it piles of dirty clothes, sock singles lost to some undisclosed dimension, a moldy smell and lost hours? Or is it shrugging on a warm shirt straight from the dryer, lemon scent and the zen of folding: a little pocket of peace and quiet...
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Posted on 08/12/2020
HOA vs. Non-HOA, Which is Best for your Needs?
Image by Kirk Fisher from Pixabay Buying a home in a neighborhood with a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) works well for some families, while others find the HOA to be burdensome or intrusive. Learning more about what an HOA is, how it works and what to expect can help you determine if your next home should be in...
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Posted on 08/10/2020
Selling a Home: Tax Considerations
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Posted on 08/05/2020
Tips for Winning A Bidding War
Image by Amy Hirschi from Unsplash Situations arise where prospective buyers find themselves in a bidding war with another buyer over the house they desire. Circumstances like this occur in a seller’s market where the demand for property is higher than the market can provide. It’s not uncommon to see multiple buyers vying over the same property in...
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Posted on 07/29/2020
Advantages and Disadvantages of Carpeted Floors
Although not everyone is a fan of carpeting, there are definitely benefits to having it in your home. The big question is, "Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?" Well, that answer depends on a lot of variables, but if you happen to like the look and feel of carpeting, then it's probably worth having. Assuming the carpet fibers...
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Posted on 07/25/2020
2681 Turtle Shores Dr, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 now has a new price of $749,000!
BEST VALUE in Turtle Lake! Schedule your appointment to view Lakefront luxury, privacy, sophistication and beautiful topography on one of the last private lakes in the Bloomfield Hills area! Turtle Lake is 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. Bring your own architect and builder or ask about mine. i.d.r.b.n.g. **LISTED AGENT ATTENDED SHOWINGS ONLY with notice required...
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Posted on 07/22/2020
Incorporating Nature into Your Decor
Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash The outdoors has a unique and beautiful palette that can inspire and relax you. Whether you are a nature lover, or just enjoy its beauty from afar, you can bring that outdoor feeling into your home to brighten it up and give it a more earthy appeal. Looking for a few ways...
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Posted on 07/15/2020
4 Must-Dos for Real Estate Showings During the Time of COVID
Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels The new normal that all Americans are living during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes in how virtually every industry functions, including the real estate market. One of the areas where COVID019 has most affected the real estate industry is during the showing process. If you have your home on the...
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Posted on 07/08/2020
Determine If a Residence Is Right for You
The definition of a "dream house" varies from homebuyer to homebuyer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to determine if a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate a home so you can decide whether to proceed with an offer to purchase. 1. Review a Home's Features...
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