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How to Keep the Joys of Homeownership Joyful
Posted on 02/23/2020
How to Keep the Joys of Homeownership Joyful
Photo by Andy Dean Photography via Shutterstock The phrase “the joys of homeownership” is a staple in most households. But sometimes, you think you hear a snicker behind the smile. Now that you’re finally ready to become an owner, you might be wondering if that term is truthful or sarcastic. The answer is “Both.” How can it be...
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Video Tour  - 34579 San Paulo Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Posted on 02/19/2020
Video Tour - 34579 San Paulo Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Located on an extra large lot, this home is well located deep within the sub. Enjoy a quiet evening (or great for entertaining) on the three-tiered vinyl deck with beautiful landscaping in the summer. Enter the home through a modern foyer into the main living area to the open concept floor plan with a snack/breakfast bar between kitchen and family room ? cozy with a natural fireplace. First floor laundry; large master suite with great master closet and jacuzzi tub in master bath; extra deep garage ? almost 3 car on one side. Excellent condition ? must...
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34579 San Paulo Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/19/2020
34579 San Paulo Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 is now new to the market!
Located on an extra large lot, this home is well located deep within the sub. Enjoy a quiet evening (or great for entertaining) on the three-tiered vinyl deck with beautiful landscaping in the summer. Enter the home through a modern foyer into the main living area to the open concept floor plan with a snack/breakfast bar between kitchen and family room ? cozy with a natural fireplace. First floor laundry; large master suite with great master closet and jacuzzi tub in master bath; extra deep garage ? almost 3 car on one side. Excellent condition ? must...
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When is Buying a Home Worth It?
Posted on 02/16/2020
When is Buying a Home Worth It?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock While homeownership often gets referred to as the American Dream, when you purchase before you are prepared, the consequences can be dire. Here are a few reasons you should buy a home. You feel certain. Buying a house is a huge step. It’s sensible to be cautious when making such a...
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Launch a Successful Homebuying Journey
Posted on 02/09/2020
Launch a Successful Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be complicated, particularly for those who fail to plan for it. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to boost your chances of enjoying a successful property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you start a successful homebuying journey. 1. Establish Criteria for Your Home Search...
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Build a Rolling Plant Caddy
Posted on 02/02/2020
Build a Rolling Plant Caddy
Photo by Huy Phan from Pexels Plants and flower pots can be heavy items to move around. The good news is you can eliminate the trouble with a rolling plant caddy. You can build one yourself using rustic wood or precut pieces from your local home store. Stability is the key here. Plan to build the caddy large...
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How To Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
Posted on 01/26/2020
How To Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
You can ask any homeowner-buying and owning a home is expensive. Mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities, and other bills quickly add up. If you want to buy a home but don’t have a large down payment saved, odds are you’ve discovered something called private mortgage insurance (PMI). PMI is an extra monthly payment that you make (on top of...
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Simple Signs It's Time to Check Your HVAC
Posted on 01/19/2020
Simple Signs It's Time to Check Your HVAC
Photo by ElasticComputeFarm via Pixabay Your HVAC system keeps everything cool and comfortable, but only if it is working properly. You don't have to have any repair or DIY skills to determine if your air conditioner is struggling, just look for one or more of the signs below. Finding problems now, at the first sign of trouble, can...
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Create Unique Wall Art with Your Photos
Posted on 01/12/2020
Create Unique Wall Art with Your Photos
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay With so many pictures stored away on digital devices, we forget how enjoyable images of children, friends and memorable experiences in our living space can be. Selecting several of your more meaningful photos for a photo showcase adds character to your home and demonstrates that you value family, connection and staying active. On...
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Things You Can and Cannot Control as a Home Seller
Posted on 01/05/2020
Things You Can and Cannot Control as a Home Seller
If you've decided to put your home on the market, one important thing to keep in mind is that perception is everything -- or close to it, anyway! The impression you make on prospective buyers can either help seal the deal or break it, depending on whether that impression is positive or negative. The visual aspects of your home...
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Wrap Up a House Purchase
Posted on 12/29/2019
Wrap Up a House Purchase
After a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her house, it likely will be only a few weeks before you can wrap up your home purchase. And if you understand exactly what to expect during the homebuying process, you should have no trouble eliminating potential hurdles along the way. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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Planning for Homeownership Costs
Posted on 12/22/2019
Planning for Homeownership Costs
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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