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Posted on 07/11/2020
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Host an Open House
An open house offers an excellent opportunity for a seller to showcase his or her residence to a large group of buyers. As such, it is important for a seller to plan ahead for an open house. If a seller devotes time and energy to prepare for an open house, his or her residence may make a positive impression...
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Posted on 06/27/2020
Heating Options for Outdoor Spaces
Image by Alessandro Lonati from Shutterstock The benefits of having an outdoor heater cannot be over-emphasized as it significantly impacts the amount of time you spend enjoying your outdoor space during colder weather. There are critical factors to consider when choosing the right outdoor heater. The Location of The Outdoor Heater To determine which type of outdoor heating...
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Posted on 06/20/2020
What is PMI?
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Posted on 06/13/2020
Build-to-Rent Properties: A Quick Investor Lesson
Image by Виктория Бородинова from Pixabay Build-to-rent is a major term right now for investors. The industry has seen a serious leap in interest in just the past year, making nearly everyone in the real estate space sit up and take notice. We'll look at the special nature of these properties and which attributes make a property more...
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Posted on 06/13/2020
Open House - Sunday, June 14 from 1-3 pm - 5120 Bull Run
Join me on Sunday, June 14 from 1-3 pm for an in-person open house at 5120 Bull Run in Ypsilanti Township. Here are the details of this nearly 2800 SF home that is a taste of country just minutes from town and highways. More Info.:...
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Posted on 06/06/2020
Should You Tailor Your Home Search to Your Budget?
For those who want to simplify the homebuying process, crafting a budget is ideal. Because if you tailor your house search to your finances, you can eliminate the risk of spending beyond your means to acquire your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you budget for the homebuying journey. 1. Analyze Your Financial...
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Posted on 05/30/2020
Tips for Handling Emergencies in the Home
Photo by Jan Mallander via Pixabay When you’re a new homeowner in a new community, you don’t always know how to handle unforeseen emergencies. Before that day arrives, take the time to learn your community so that a minor issue doesn’t become a major catastrophe. Handling Household Emergencies Whether it’s a burst pipe or a broken window, household...
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Posted on 05/23/2020
Why You Should Build a Rain Garden & How to Get Started
Photo by InspiredImages via Pixabay Typically made in shallow depressions in the landscape, rain gardens are a great way to beautify your yard and give back to the environment. Since they contain native grasses and perennial flowers, these gardens do not have to cost much — and they are easy to build on your own. To get started,...
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Posted on 05/16/2020
What Defines a Successful Property Search?
A successful home search enables you to discover your dream residence at a budget-friendly price. However, conducting a successful house search may be difficult, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for the homebuying journey. Lucky for you, there are many things you can do to prevent problems as you search for your ideal home. Now, let's take a...
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Posted on 05/14/2020
Just Listed! 1555 Levona St. Ypsilanti Township - MLS#3272828
Welcome to my new listing at 1555 Levona St. in Ypsilanti Township. Watch the video home tour now https://youtu.be/jJ3J4c4oVzg and contact me to schedule an in-person showing. https://annzalek.com/contact About this home . . . Nestled in the Nancy Park subdivision, this charming 3 bedroom ranch is a wonderful place to call home. Inside, you'll find an open and inviting...
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Posted on 05/09/2020
Outdoor Lighting for Home Security
Photo by Malcolm Garret via Pexels No matter how safe your neighborhood is, it doesn’t hurt to take precautions against break-ins or thefts. Installing home security lighting is a highly effective way to deter intruders. This type of lighting also provides plenty of light for walkways and paths, making it safer for you and your family to walk...
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Posted on 05/02/2020
Should You Develop Homebuying Goals?
As a homebuyer, it may be beneficial to establish goals. Because once you know what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey, you can take the necessary steps to achieve your homebuying aspirations. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you develop homebuying goals. 1. Your Dream Home Define your dream house – you...
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