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Costs of Home Selling
Posted on 01/19/2020
Costs of Home Selling
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock At first glance, you may wonder what the point is of paying a real estate agent for work you may just as easily do yourself. The curse of the Internet is that many consumers have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. That means that while you could sell your home directly, you may...
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When to Hold a Successful Open House
Posted on 01/12/2020
When to Hold a Successful Open House
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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Another Property Sold - 15260 West Us 12, Brooklyn, MI 49266
Posted on 01/11/2020
Another Property Sold - 15260 West Us 12, Brooklyn, MI 49266
Looking for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, walk-out basement, and a two car attached garage? This home is secluded back off US 12 on almost 5 acres with a pond. Short commute to Jackson, Adrian, and Hillsdale. About an hours drive to Ann Arbor and Toledo. Look inside to find a cabinet lined kitchen providing the perfect spot for all your dishes, glassware, pots, and pans. Stainless steel appliances included. Bedrooms have cedar lined closets. Off the main bedroom find a new bath with a soaker tub and tile shower. Separate main floor laundry room with washer and dryer. The partially finished basement allows you to imagine a den, a game room, an...
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Another Property Sold - 6163 Belle Vernon, Osseo, MI 49266
Posted on 01/10/2020
Another Property Sold - 6163 Belle Vernon, Osseo, MI 49266
Welcome to this well-loved charming one bedroom with a loft overlooking all-sport Bird Lake. Deeded access and docking across the street. This front window and wood lined rustic cottage offers an affordable option to Snowbirds or Campers looking for permanent accommodations at the lake. There is a lot more to this fully furnished home with decking and landscaping already in place. It has been spray foamed for temperature comfort. Owners say heating and cooling is no problem! Window a/c to cool in the summer and the LP gas log fireplace takes on the chilly nights. The windows and roof are lifetime warrantied. Not to be missed are three...
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Another Property Sold - 6163 Belle Vernon, Osseo, MI 49266
Posted on 01/10/2020
Another Property Sold - 6163 Belle Vernon, Osseo, MI 49266
Welcome to this well-loved charming one bedroom with a loft overlooking all-sport Bird Lake. Deeded access and docking across the street. This front window and wood lined rustic cottage offers an affordable option to Snowbirds or Campers looking for permanent accommodations at the lake. There is a lot more to this fully furnished home with decking and landscaping already in place. It has been spray foamed for temperature comfort. Owners say heating and cooling is no problem! Window a/c to cool in the summer and the LP gas log fireplace takes on the chilly nights. The windows and roof are lifetime warrantied. Not to be missed are three...
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Is It Easy to Sell a House?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Is It Easy to Sell a House?
Unfortunately, selling a house sometimes can be a long, complicated process. And if you're not careful, you risk costly, time-consuming mistakes that may prevent you from achieving your home selling goals. When it comes to selling a house, it helps to plan ahead as much as possible. Lucky for you, we're here to teach you about the home selling...
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Tile is Back: Backsplashes for Your Kitchen
Posted on 12/29/2019
Tile is Back: Backsplashes for Your Kitchen
Photo by P_Kennedy123 via Pixabay The word is out! Tile is back, and we couldn't be happier. No other medium finishes the look of a kitchen like a tile backsplash. And regardless of your skill level, with a little patience, almost anyone can create a stunning tile backsplash. Here's how it's done! What you'll need Tile of choice...
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Should You Forgo a Home Inspection?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Should You Forgo a Home Inspection?
If a seller approves your offer to purchase his or her house, conducting a home inspection likely will be the next step of the property buying cycle. Although you may have the option to forgo a house inspection, you should not avoid this evaluation. Because if you forgo a home inspection, you may wind up purchasing a house that...
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Do You Qualify for a 203k Loan?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Do You Qualify for a 203k Loan?
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay If you're hoping to make some major changes to your home, you're likely interested in the types (and terms) of financing available to you. The 203k loan was designed to give homeowners an attractive interest rate, so they'd be more likely to upgrade and modernize their homes. However, it's not available to...
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Perform an In-Depth Home Search
Posted on 12/08/2019
Perform an In-Depth Home Search
Conducting an in-depth home search may prove to be difficult, particularly for individuals with limited time and resources at their disposal. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to streamline your home search and discover your ideal residence without delay. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly navigate the homebuying journey....
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A  Pre-Qualification Letter Doesn't Equal Being Pre-Approved
Posted on 12/01/2019
A Pre-Qualification Letter Doesn't Equal Being Pre-Approved
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Preparing Your Home For a Successful Showing
Posted on 11/24/2019
Preparing Your Home For a Successful Showing
Although all home buyers have different tastes, expectations, and preferences, there are several things you as a home seller can do to make your home more appealing. Three priorities worth keeping in mind are spaciousness (or, at least, the appearance of it), brightness, and cleanliness. Whether your home is a compact cottage or a large colonial, a feeling of...
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