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Posted on 09/20/2020
Does the Appraisal Impact a Home's Sale?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay As the home buying process nears the closing, both buyers and sellers need to prepare for the appraisal. This often the last step the lender requires before approving financing for the buyer, so it’s an important part of the home sale process. What is an Appraisal? An appraisal is an unbiased, professional evaluation...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Security Options for Your Luxury Home: Protecting Your New Investment
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When it comes to protecting your high-value home in your absence, few things beat an actual living, breathing caretaker who lives on the grounds. And you'll score bonus points for hiring someone who's trained in fighting fires or apprehending invaders. Your second line of defense should be a local monitoring service that...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
How to Reduce Allergies in the Home
Photo by Roman Koval from Pexels It’s common to experience seasonal allergies with the passing of the months, but did you know that indoor allergens can aggravate your allergies and asthma symptoms as well? Many people choose to stay inside when the pollen and mold levels are high. However, they could be doing more harm than good if...
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Posted on 09/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 1825 Huntingwood Ln, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Spacious, 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home located on a quiet street in Bloomfield Hills. An Entertainers dream with over an acre of private fenced yard where you can enjoy a fire on your large brick patio . The Kitchen has an open concept with large center island and stainless appliances. Both living and dining room have gorgeous, hard wood floors and crown molding throughout. The den and family room share a fireplace and vaulted ceilings along with new carpet in the family room. Along with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths the Second floor has a Spacious, Master bedroom with a fantastic WIC and master bath. Rare 5 car garage. Bloomfield Hills...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
How to Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
The real estate market offers no guarantees for house sellers. Thus, even if your home boasts lots of great features and is available at an appealing price, there is no guarantee that your residence will sell quickly. Ultimately, a home seller must act aggressively to promote his or her residence to the right groups of buyers. With an aggressive...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Create a Rustic Walkway with Native Stones
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Try this Grilled Vegetable Soup
Photo by alleksana from Pexels This delious spring recipe is perfect for anyone who enjoys grilling. This recipe is tasty, nutritious and if you grill a lot anyway, you'll have the perfect opportunity to prepare vegetables in advance. Charcoal grills produce the best smoke and flavor, but you can grill your vegetables over a gas grill with good...
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Posted on 08/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 1231 Nicklaus Dr, Troy, MI 48085
Desirable ranch home in Golf Trails sub. 2 car garage, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths. Attention to detail and pride in ownership shine through. Many updates since 2014 include: '14 wood flooring in family room and kitchen, electric panel, FP mantle and gas insert, granite in kitchen. '16 A/C. '17 gutters w/leaf guard. '18 garage door. '20 Furnace, block windows in basement. Great location with acclaimed Troy Schools, close to shopping and expressways. Sylvan Glen golf course at the entrance to the...
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Posted on 08/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 2186 Bordeaux St, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
WELCOME TO THIS SCENIC CLOISTER LAKE CONDO WITH TRANQUIL VIEWS OF THE LAKE FROM THE MASTER BEDROOM BALCONY AND REAR PATIO. THE SWEEPING DRIVE LEADS TO AN ENCLOSED PRIVATE BRICK PAVED COURTYARD. 2520 SQ FT DIVERSELY LAID OUT TO ENJOY GREAT FLEXIBILITY & VARIETY FOR FAMILY OR AT HOME PROFESSIONAL. ALL ROOMS ARE GENEROUS SIZE ESPECIALLY THE MASTER BEDROOM WITH ADJOINING SITTING ROOM. SECOND FLOOR LAUNDRY. FINISHED BASEMENT OFFERS REC AREA, WORKSHOP, BEDROOM AND FULL BATH. STEPS TO COMMUNITY POOL AND TENNIS COURTS. THIS HOME WAS COMPLETELY REBUILT IN 2011 AND IS IN ONE OF THE BEST LOCATIONS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. AWARD WINNING BLOOMFIELD HILLS...
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Posted on 08/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 943 Portsmouth Dr, Troy, MI 48084
If you are looking for the best way to enjoy Summer, look no further. This private oasis with beautiful pool, large deck, lush gardens and plenty of privacy is an entertainer's paradise. As you approach the home, you notice the stunning brick pavers (2020) and magnificent landscaping. Enter into the welcoming foyer and observe the immaculate hardwood throughout. The updated kitchen (2019) with high end cabinets, stainless appliances, a movable island offers views to the family room and backyard sanctuary. Finished basement with 1,000SF of new flooring and fresh paint makes for the perfect man cave. Bedrooms are large with plenty of closet...
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Posted on 08/12/2020
Another Property Sold - 18485 Devonshire Street, Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Welcome to this classic colonial on one of the most coveted streets in Beverly Hills. This special home has a (2011) gourmet kitchen with high end custom cabinets, appliances and island with a large eating area. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the first and second floors. Living room with large bay window and gas fireplace. The family room with cathedral ceiling looks out on the private backyard with patio, large garage and lush landscaping. The finished basement offers a secluded bonus room for a home office. Updates Furnace (2018), Windows, A/C (2011), Roof (2010). This is your opportunity to live in West Beverly and join the...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
How to Set Goals for Real Estate Investing
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Whether you're about to sign on your first rental property or already possess a portfolio full of properties that are cash-flowing like crazy, you need this. Time to reframe your mindset, step above the minutiae, and get a panoramic view of the path you're choosing. Why Set Goals? It's easy to get...
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