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Posted on 08/02/2020
The Benefits of Open Concept Layout
Image by Solomon Rodgers from Pixabay The real estate industry is ever-changing and with it, many trends come and go. One popular trend is the open concept layout, a style that was very popular in homes during the 19th century. The idea of open concept living fell out of favor during the early 20th century when homeowners were...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Real Estate Investing 101: Asset-Backed Security
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay The common understanding of an asset-based debt is a loan meant to be repaid with interest, over time, and backed by a physical asset such as a building or a car. The asset serves as collateral that can be claimed by the lender in case of borrower default. An Asset-Based Security (ABS),...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How to Protect an Unoccupied Home After a Move
Image by Philipp Berndt from Unsplash Sometimes the timelines for buying and selling a home don’t match up perfectly. You may have purchased a new home or need to relocate before you can sell your current residence. In these cases, your property may remain empty for weeks or months at a time. Here are a few ideas for...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
5 Ways to Add Texture to Your Home That Are Trendy and Inviting
Photo by Houzlook .com from Pexels Texture is one of the most overlooked style elements for a home. Most people think about color and trendy furniture when remodeling their home or planning to move into a new property. Yet, texture makes a big difference to your comfort and the actual experience you and your visitors have. It doesn’t...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
How Installing Skylights Can Help Your Home
Photo by Tania Van den Berghen via Pixabay When your kitchen or another part of your home could use a bit more light, consider adding skylights instead of lamps or light fixtures. Skylights can provide your home with some important benefits. As long as you have these lights properly installed, they can offer the following advantages for your...
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Posted on 06/30/2020
16 Charles, Hillsdale, MI 49242 now has a new price of $72,500!
Two possible three bedroom home located on a beautiful tree lined street. Eat in kitchen overlooks the fenced back yard which leads to a two story barn. Close to all amenities such as the hospital, schools, gas station, county fair grounds and beautiful historic down town...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
4 Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay In most homes, the base lighting is drab and dull, often doing little to light up your life. Thankfully, it is quite easy to transform the lighting in your home and create the perfect atmosphere for your everyday activities. All you have to do is follow these four tips and watch as...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Living in an HOA Community
Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay HOA living is not for everyone. However, for those who like the extra structure, you can find plenty of deed-restricted properties. Before you buy a home in a community with a homeowner's association, you should not only check out the rules, but you should also try to talk with some of the...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Can the Property Buying Journey Be Quick and Easy?
There is no need to struggle as you pursue your dream home. In fact, there are many things you can do to ensure the homebuying journey is quick and easy. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a seamless property buying experience. 1. Know Where You Want to Reside It often helps to narrow...
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Posted on 06/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 6167 Belle Vernon, Osseo, MI 49266
Cut as a button, updated turn key cottage. Affordable all sport Bird Lake get a-way. The kitchen is new featuring new appliances. The bath is new, featuring a fresh tile tub surround. The loft is new. Great place for the young ones or those young at heart. Dock the boat in front of the extra lot. Swing and fire pit included in the...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Buying a Vacation Home?
Image by June Hanabi from Pixabay Buying a home is never easy, but it can be especially challenging if you're making your purchase from a remote location, like when you're buying a vacation home. If you're purchasing a second home or a vacation property in the next few months, these tips can help you through the process. By...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Caring for Wooden Decks and Porches
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay If you plan to add a deck to your home, begin by selecting quality pressure-treated or composite building material. If you build with pressure-treated wood, let the porch or deck set raw — without paint or stain — for at least six months to a year. The longer you let it set, the...
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