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Posted on 12/20/2020
Get a Leg Up on the Home Selling Competition
Selling a house may prove to be difficult, particularly for those who are competing against dozens of rival sellers in the same city or town. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to gain a competitive advantage over rivals in a fierce housing market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Hardy Indoor Plants For The Black Thumb Gardener
Photo by Pushok via Pixabay Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive. Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Buying In: REIT Starter Guide
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via PixabayWould you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Got an Old Door? Create Your Dream Headboard in 7 Steps
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay Have you always dreamed of having a beautiful stately headboard at the head of your bed? Do you have an old door and wonder just what you can do with it? If you answered yes to both of those questions, boy, do we have the perfect project for you. Using your old door...
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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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