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Posted on 05/09/2021
Quick and Easy Kitchen Upgrades
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 05/02/2021
How and Where to Install Insulation
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
How to Approach Buying a Foreclosed Home
Photo by Alex D'Alessio on Unsplash Purchasing a foreclosure property is a great opportunity to own a home at an extremely affordable price. While many people successfully buy foreclosed homes and are happy with their decision, before making this large financial commitment, it’s a good idea to understand what you might be walking into—before you buy. Homeowner Left...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Analyze Your Home Selling Options
When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to make rash decisions. Instead, you should review your home selling options closely so you can make informed choices time and time again. There are many factors to consider as you review your home selling plans, and these include: 1. Your Home's Condition How your home looks to...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Factors that Could Break a Home Buying Deal
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
Another Property Sold - 4673 Saint Albans Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Amazing opportunity to own this beautifully updated Sterling Hts split level home tucked away in highly sought after Ravines subdivision on the best lot in the sub! Huge backyard featuring a $30,000 in ground salt water swimming pool with jacuzzi jet section overlooking private 66 acre DNR property with 13 acre lake. Great open floor plan with updated kitchen overlooking the living and dining area. Newer hardwood and carpet throughout and freshly painted along with a freshly remodeled fireplace as well as over $80,000 in original builder upgrades. Spacious first floor master suite and first floor laundry. An additional 1,561 sq ft of space...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Energy Efficient Tips for Older Homes
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
How to Decide if an HOA Right for You
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay In many communities, homeowner’s associations, or HOAs, provide services to residents of the neighborhood. In fact, as many as 26 million homes are under the guidance of an HOA across the country. These community organizations can help ensure the neighborhood’s homes stay in good repair, residents treat each other respectfully, and agreed-upon rules...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
A Common-Sense Approach to House Hunting
When buying a house, especially your first home, it's all too easy to make impulsive decisions and fail to "see the forest for the trees." Although it's impossible to ignore your emotional reactions to a house for sale, it's vital to look at the big picture and make sure there are no red flags being ignored or glossed over....
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Posted on 03/14/2021
The Appraisal & Its Impact on the 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 03/13/2021
Video Tour - 56 Pingree Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342-1155
Great deal! Two for price of one! Completely renovated, spacious colonial house and adjoining vacant lot (Parcel 1420376006 and 1420376005). The house is offering 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, 2 kitchens and full basement. Could accommodate big family, or can be perfect "mother-daughter" house. This charming home has 9' ceiling and hard wood floor on main level, new "Pella" windows and granite countertop, newer roof, updated plumbing and electrical. 3 parking spaces on the back, fenced yard. Next door vacant lot (62 Pingree) will bring extra space for outdoor activities. More pictures are...
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Posted on 03/13/2021
56 Pingree Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342-1155 is now new to the market!
Great deal! Two for price of one! Completely renovated, spacious colonial house and adjoining vacant lot (Parcel 1420376006 and 1420376005). The house is offering 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, 2 kitchens and full basement. Could accommodate big family, or can be perfect "mother-daughter" house. This charming home has 9' ceiling and hard wood floor on main level, new "Pella" windows and granite countertop, newer roof, updated plumbing and electrical. 3 parking spaces on the back, fenced yard. Next door vacant lot (62 Pingree) will bring extra space for outdoor activities. More pictures are...
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