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Posted on 10/17/2020
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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Posted on 10/10/2020
What Does Homeowners’ Insurance Cover?
Photo by Feng Yu via Shutterstock Few things are more mysterious than insurance. When you think you know what's covered, you find out the hard way that it wasn't. Since your home is likely your greatest asset, you want to know what it includes and what it doesn't before you need to make a claim. Whether you're “in...
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Posted on 10/03/2020
The Importance of Home Maintenance: Pest Control
Image by dayamay from Pixabay Termites and other wood-destroying organisms can destroy a home in no time. Even if you have stucco on the outside, you have wood under the stucco. If a piece breaks off, termites and other bugs can get inside and destroy the walls. Wood is everywhere in our homes. Even block homes have wood...
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Posted on 09/26/2020
The Dangers of Setting the Price Too High
Photo by Billion Photos via Shutterstock When homeowners start thinking about selling, the first thing they want to know is, “How much can I sell my house for?” Your real estate agent's task is determining the fair market value with a range of prices from low to high. The spread between the two values typical is not large...
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Posted on 09/19/2020
Banish Clutter to Sell Your Home Faster!
Two of the most important ingredients in a successful house-marketing campaign are competitive pricing and making a great first impression on prospective buyers. Although your real estate agent can assist in achieving both of those goals, keeping your home in "show ready" condition will be up to you and your family. When your home is actively being shown,...
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Posted on 09/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 1631 Judd Rd Road, Saline, MI 48176
A peaceful setting to relax and retreat. This 2 bedroom (easily converted back to 3 bed) ranch home has two full baths on the main level and is plumbed for an additional bath on the lower level. The first floor living plan features an open light-filled living, dining, kitchen, and laundry For outdoor living, the split-level deck is great for entertaining or quiet time taking in the natural surroundings. The 3.5 acre property has the ideal balance of mature trees, native plants, and open grassy yards to explore. The full size walkout lower level with fireplace and mini kitchenette is ready for your finishing touches. Marvin windows...
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Posted on 09/12/2020
The Alphabet of Real Estate Investing
Image by Ulrike Mai from Pixabay If you're considering getting into the world of real estate investing, there are some basic terms that are important to understand. Buying and selling property is, of course, one way to invest, but there are other investments that offer favorable returns. However, it can sometimes be difficult to master the confusing alphabet...
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Posted on 09/05/2020
How to Build a Backyard Firepit
Photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash Just about everyone loves cozying up to a roaring fire and kicking back to relax in the cool night’s air. Far too many, however, leave that for camping once or twice a year at most. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can build a firepit in five easy steps,...
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Posted on 08/29/2020
Tips to Prevent Plumbing Problems
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Plumbing problems can end up causing major damage to your home. While some plumbing issues can occur suddenly due to factors beyond your control, you can take steps to reduce the risk of a few common plumbing problems. Keep the following tips in mind to help keep your home plumbing issues to...
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Posted on 08/22/2020
Garden Clean-Up: How to Build a Hose Container
Image by Victoria Farr from Pixabay With a little thought, creativity and some inexpensive odds and ends you can add charming accents to your home. Weekend projects provide a fun way to spend a few hours and being able to look at your finished project with satisfaction is even better if it serves a useful purpose beautifying your...
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Posted on 08/15/2020
Evaluating Different Offers for Your Home
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Whether it is a seller's market or you just have an appealing home, you could end up with multiple offers -- how can you decide which offer is best? Your agent is an excellent source of information and can help widdle through unqualified buyers, but if you still have to choose between multiple...
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Posted on 08/08/2020
Buying a Home Remotely: Finding the Right REALTOR® for the Job
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay So, you're buying a home remotely. Because you probably don't want to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a house that smells like cats or that features weekly invasions by the SWAT team of the building next door, it's important to find a long-distance realtor you can trust. You need someone who...
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