Cathy Tishhouse's Blog

Posted on 08/01/2021
The Art and Science of Home Staging
Today, home staging is a thriving bicoastal industry making inroads everywhere across the United States, with companies devoted both to renting furnishings and doing the actual staging. There’s a reason for all this interest. Staging sells homes faster and attracts more buyer interest. Some Tips for Artful Staging Though functionality is key, you also want to follow basic...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
How to Prep Your Backyard for a New Shed or Outbuilding
Outbuilding popularity exploded in recent years. Homeowners have latched on to innovative ways to utilize designs that now include front porches, lofts and solar-powered energy attached to roofs. Often resembling small houses, these buildings can be converted into large playhouses for children, workshops and a private escape. While pre-fabricated buildings allow homeowners a convenient alternative to spending leisure...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Fairy Gardens: What They Are & How to Build Them
Image by normwear from Pixabay Fairy gardens are miniature gardens either planted in containers or in part of an actual garden. They typically feature small plants and decorative materials depicting a tiny scene or living space for “fairies” or other small imagined creatures. Some are purely decorative, while others are interactive and meant to be played with. Setting...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
DIY Flower Pot Fountain Guide
You can create your own simple and welcoming water fountain for your yard or porch using materials you might already have. If you have one or more ceramic flower pots gathering dust, you can turn them into a water feature in only a few simple steps. Here we’ll go over all the materials you need and the process...
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Posted on 07/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 1375 Mckail Rd, Leonard, MI 48367-1440
Welcome home to this beautiful, custom, 3 bed/2.5 bath cape cod on 2.28 acres. Great Room features breathtaking views, stunning feature wall including fireplace, & tons of natural light. Large 2nd floor owner?s suite including WIC, separate shower & jetted tub. Loft overlooking great room is the ideal location for your home office or additional lounging area. Main floor laundry and 2 additional bedrooms. Partially finished basement w/half bath, additional storage, & home gym/entertaining space. Step outside to the nature-lovers oasis w/2 patio areas, tons of mature trees & landscaping, additional 2 car garage & shed. All...
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Posted on 07/06/2021
7421 Wing Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-3776 now has a new price of $1,245,000!
Located on private road off Wing Lake Rd., with an impressive decorative fountain & circular driveway. A brick pillared 2-story porch leads into a stunning foyer where imported chandeliers capture your attention. A marble floor opens to a 14-foot-high living/great room where an imported marble mantle accents the room. Uniquely designed windows on outside walls throughout highlight the impeccable details at every turn ? tray ceilings, crown molding & beautiful flooring (marble, wood, ceramic). A pristine updated kitchen opens to an all brick elevated living space w/ outdoor cooking island (grill w/double Lynx burners); 38? raised fire...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Customize Your Room with an Accent Wall
Image by Pixabay from Pexels An accent wall is a great way to add interest to your home’s interior. Accent walls allow you to personalize your space. They can also highlight or complement unique furniture and accessories around your home. Introduce Color: When planning for an accent wall, choose a color palette that works well with the other...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Quick Guide for Home Financing for Freelancers
Photo by 200 Degrees via Pixabay The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Today, around 36% of the US workforce is freelancing and many more or self-employed small business owners. While being your own boss does afford you great freedom to set your hours and often work where you want, you may face extra scrutiny when...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Tackling DIY Projects Around Your Home
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay It may be tempting to call an expert (and sometimes, you can't avoid doing so) to fix something or to enhance the decor of your home, but some projects are surprisingly easy to do. Tackling DIY projects at home has never been easier, thanks to the availability of tools and products designed just...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Selling a Home: Tax Considerations
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Posted on 06/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 101 S Union St Unit 217, Plymouth, MI 48170-1755
Live in the heart of vibrant downtown Plymouth! With all its amenities and events! By far the best value in sought after Daisy Square. This loft was updated with cherry cabinets, granite countertops, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and modern ceramic floor in kitchen, living area and hall. Large Owner?s bedroom Suite includes w/i closet, spacious bathroom with dual sinks, shower and jetted tub. Second bedroom or office. Other features: professionally painted. 10 ft. ceilings, 9 foot door wall out to private balcony, in-unit stacked washer/dryer, trash chute on each floor, underground climate controlled designated parking and...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Healthy & Simple Chicken Recipes
Photo by Mark DeYoung on Unsplash Chicken is a great source of protein and other nutrients, and you can make it even healthier with the right recipes. Instead of having fried chicken, for example, make grilled or baked chicken with some healthy ingredients added to it. If you’re looking for simple ways to prepare a chicken dinner, keep...
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