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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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Posted on 03/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 8715 Kennedy Cir Unit 3, Warren, MI 48093-2255
Center square condo with the best front yard in the complex! Massive master bedroom with a brand new remodel! You?ll find an open floor plan with a door wall leading to private patio, formal dining area and kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and granite. First floor laundry, attached cold storage, 1.5 baths and appliances included! Minutes from 696, GM tech center and walkable local establishments. Immediate occupancy! Can be...
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Posted on 03/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 2511 Flintridge St, Lake Orion, MI 48359-1532
Stop searching! Make an appointment to visit this spacious and freshly remodeled home. Great location within highly rated Lake Orion school district. Close to I-75. Only three miles from Great Lakes Crossing mall and your favorite shopping. The house is offering 5 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Perfect for large family or for those that are working from home. Completely remodeled kitchen with brand new appliances and granite countertops, opens to a dining area for family warm and friendly dinners. Large fenced back yard with patio perfect for outside entertainment. Two sheds are offering plenty of storage...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Simply Re-Grouting Will Breathe New Like Into Your Tiles
Photo by Brett Hondow via Pixabay You love your tiles. But they don't seem to do your bathroom justice anymore. Ask yourself, is it the tiles themselves, or what's in between that makes you cringe? Is the grout cracked, faded, yellowish or gray? Breathe new life into a dirty-looking bathroom tile floor, kitchen backsplash or tile shower by...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Host a Home Showing
A home showing often plays a key role in the property selling journey. In fact, if your house dazzles a buyer during a showing, you may receive an offer to purchase your residence shortly after this individual views your home. Of course, there is no guarantee that a house showing will lead to a fast, profitable home selling experience....
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