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Posted on 11/22/2020
Reasons to Use a Buyer's Agent
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 11/15/2020
Advantages of Natural Ventilation Systems
Image by Rvector from Shutterstock What is natural ventilation? It's utilizing wind with the "chimney effect" to draw warm air out of the home and replacing it with cooler air from outside. As the wind blows against your home, it forces air into open windows on one side of the house while a vacuum effect draws the air...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
What Should be on Your Home 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 11/06/2020
Another Property Sold - 862 Bay St, Pontiac, MI 48342
Great opportunity on this 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home in Pontiac. Home features a large backyard, hardwood floors, 2 car garage, and finished living area in the basement. located close to shopping and commuter...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Preparing the Perfect Outdoor Entrance
Photo by James Balensiefen via Unsplash An outdoor entrance that provides an attractive, welcoming appearance not only has the ability to enhance the curb appeal of your property, it also makes household residents and visitors with a warm visual reception to your home. You probably already know that hanging baskets and planters brimming with blooming flowers provide vibrant...
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Posted on 10/27/2020
Video Tour - 3767 Sherstone PLC, Lake Orion, MI 48359
New construction by custom home builder on private wooded lot. Cape cod style house is offering 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. All bedrooms are on the main floor. The master bath includes stand-up shower and bath tub. Beautiful kitchen with spacious island and pantry. Granite counter-tops throughout the house. Great room with gas fireplace. First floor boasts 10 ft. ceilings and 8 ft. doors. Second floor spacious loft leads to office/library. High quality "Pella" casement windows with lifetime warranty. The 9 ft. walkout basement is pre-plumbed for an extra bathroom. Insulated 2 car attached garage (prepared for a heater)....
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Posted on 10/27/2020
3767 Sherstone PLC, Lake Orion, MI 48359 is now new to the market!
New construction by custom home builder on private wooded lot. Cape cod style house is offering 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. All bedrooms are on the main floor. The master bath includes stand-up shower and bath tub. Beautiful kitchen with spacious island and pantry. Granite counter-tops throughout the house. Great room with gas fireplace. First floor boasts 10 ft. ceilings and 8 ft. doors. Second floor spacious loft leads to office/library. High quality "Pella" casement windows with lifetime warranty. The 9 ft. walkout basement is pre-plumbed for an extra bathroom. Insulated 2 car attached garage (prepared for a heater)....
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Home-Flipping in 2020: Three Areas to Invest In
Image by Mark Ort from Pixabay While house-flipping in general is slowing down, and profits are slowly decreasing, there are still a few places left worth flipping. Here, real estate investors can score big returns by buying foreclosed or distressed properties, renovating and then selling them. If you're an investor who's looking to dive in, these five U.S....
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Slashing Your Power Bill
Image by RoadRunnerDeLuxe from Shutterstock Heating bills are an engrained part of homeownership. Make some energy-savvy updates to your house that will give you more to spend (or save) throughout the year. Windows: Upgrade old single-pane windows with double- or triple-pane versions with low U-factors (energy efficiency ratings). Repair leaky seals or drafty sashes too. If you can’t...
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Posted on 10/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 4963 Oak Hill Dr #Unit#53-Bldg#6, Waterford, MI 48329
2 Bedroom Condo with private entrance. Open Floor plan Private Deck oversees peaceful common area. Master Bedroom has additional sitting area & Walk in Closet. Garage right in front of Entrance door. Roof 2018, Driveway 2017. Basement partially finished, could convert to bedroom or additional entertainment/workout space. All Sports Eagle Lake privileges. All Updated Appliances Stay! Located Minutes from I-75, DTE, Parks & Ski/Snowboard Areas. Never worry about Lawn/Snow Maintenance, Water or Garbage with the...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Why Buy A Multifamily home?
A multifamily home is defined as a building that has more than one unit. Each unit has its own separate kitchen, bathrooms, and utilities. These types of homes can be rented, owned, or be an investment property where a landlord collects rent. A multi-family home is a more economical way of living. Because there is less privacy and tenants...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Inspection or No Inspection - What You Need to Know
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay As you move forward with your home purchase, your real estate agent may recommend that you have your home inspected. Sometimes the inspection is required by the lender or insurance company, but sometimes it’s an optional step. Buyers who have the option sometimes consider skipping the inspection to save a little cash....
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