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Selecting a Fireplace
Posted on 12/08/2019
Selecting a Fireplace
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock A fireplace is a cozy addition for a home that can add aesthetic value as well as warmth to your space. Whether you’re building new, retrofitting, or shopping for the perfect home there are options for most situations. You’ll find many design options as you start to shop but the initial consideration should...
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What Is the Cost of Selling a Home?
Posted on 12/01/2019
What Is the Cost of Selling a Home?
Believe it or not, home sellers may encounter many expenses after they list their residences. These costs include: 1. Home Cleaning and Maintenance Costs Before you start showing your residence to prospective buyers, it often is beneficial to clean your house. As such, you may need to purchase assorted cleaning supplies. Or, you can always hire a professional home...
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Should You Submit a Lowball Offer to Purchase a Residence?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Should You Submit a Lowball Offer to Purchase a Residence?
If you find your dream house, there is no need to leave anything to chance. But if you submit a "lowball" homebuying proposal, you risk missing out on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence. Putting together a competitive offer to purchase can be easy. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an aggressive...
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Is a DIY Security System Right for you?
Posted on 11/17/2019
Is a DIY Security System Right for you?
Photo by Pixaline via PixabayThe right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY...
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Another Property Sold - 1592 Trace Hollow Dr, Commerce twp, MI 48382
Posted on 11/13/2019
Another Property Sold - 1592 Trace Hollow Dr, Commerce twp, MI 48382
Newer construction colonial in popular Timber Trace Estate Sub in the highly acclaimed Walled Lake Schools. Located near end of cul-de-sac with sidewalks. Open floor plan features hardwood floors thru-out, stainless appliances, custom trim, roomy 2 sty great room w/tall ceilings & fireplace to warm those cold nights. 1st floor bedroom w/full bath next to it. Formal dining, living room or office/study. 1st floor laundry located off of 3 car attached garage. Spacious master w/his & hers closets. Master bath is to die for w/huge body shower. Larger additional bedrooms w/spacious closets. Basement has been wired for finishing, plumbed for...
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Tips for Buyers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
Posted on 11/10/2019
Tips for Buyers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
If you want to find and purchase a great house at a budget-friendly price, it helps to enter the homebuying journey with a plan in hand. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for all stages of the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up for success as...
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How to Choose a Furniture Set for Your Living Room
Posted on 11/03/2019
How to Choose a Furniture Set for Your Living Room
Your living room is an essential space in your home. It is where your friends and family spend more time having fun and enjoying entertainment. When you have guests, they probably spend the whole of their time with you in your living room. All these factors point out the necessity for having a pleasant living room with the...
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Tips for Making Your Home Safe for Pets
Posted on 10/27/2019
Tips for Making Your Home Safe for Pets
Image by Irina from Unsplash Whether you have young pets or older ones, there are certain household hazards to be aware of. Puppies and kittens can get into trouble while exploring different parts of your home out of curiosity. Adult dogs and cats can also end up getting hurt or sick from common household dangers for pets. Keep...
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Where Do I Use a Sconce?
Posted on 10/20/2019
Where Do I Use a Sconce?
First things first: what is a sconce? Also known as wall sconces, these light fixtures hang on the wall rather than on the ceiling. Unlike ceiling lights, pendants, and chandeliers, scones have more versatile uses, and you can place them in almost any room in the house. The idea of a sconce came from old-fashioned torches that rested...
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Organize Your Important Life Documents
Posted on 10/13/2019
Organize Your Important Life Documents
The last thing your family needs is to have no idea where to find your important papers and last wishes when confronted with a sudden illness or death. No one wants to talk about these things but taking the time to organize your paperwork can give your loved ones true peace of mind when dealing with your estate....
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2610 Greenlawn Ave, Commerce twp, MI 48382 now has a new price of $247,900!
Posted on 10/08/2019
2610 Greenlawn Ave, Commerce twp, MI 48382 now has a new price of $247,900!
JUST REDUCED $12,000...Spacious raised ranch with daylight and walkout lower level offers a beautiful wooded setting on tree-lined street, just a few houses from the pavement. Upper level offers open concept kitchen, dining and living room. Gas fireplace with marble surround, kitchen has raised solid oak double-tiered bar with separate wetbar sink for ease of entertaining and recessed lighting. All brand new stainless steel appliances and fantastic deck (recently stained) off of the dining area doorwall. Two larger sized bedrooms and full bath along with master bedroom with separate bath finish out the upper level. Lower family room also...
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When to Adjust Your Home Selling Timeline
Posted on 10/07/2019
When to Adjust Your Home Selling Timeline
Although you might have a home selling timeline in place, there may be instances where changes to your plan are required. These include: 1. You are listing your home in a buyer's market. If you add your house to a buyer's market, you likely will face lots of competition from rival home sellers. As such, it may be difficult...
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