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Posted on 01/23/2022
How to Tell If Your Home Needs New Insulation
People who harbor a sneaking suspicion they're paying too much in heating and cooling expenses are often on to something. Under-insulated attics alone can reportedly increase utility bills by as much as 25 percent. If you identify any of the following telltale signs, consider new insulation. 1: Home Experiences Temperature Shifts Imagine sitting by an open window as...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
How to Plan Your New Home Addition
When you need more room in your house, having an addition built can provide extra space for you and your family. Home additions are complex projects, so it’s important to keep certain factors in mind during the planning process. Whether you need to accommodate a growing family or add a home office for work, the following tips can...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Bring the Tropics Home With These 3 Palms
Palm trees can be found on almost every continent in the world. While some hardier versions can survive colder weather, most thrive in tropical or subtropical climates. If you want to grow palm trees indoors as houseplants, you'll need to replicate a tropical environment as much as possible for them to thrive. While it might seem intimidating, there...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Why Homebuyers Should Consider Buying a HUD Home
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties present unique opportunities for homebuyers. By purchasing a previously foreclosed home, you might save money on the sale and mortgage. But is a HUD home the right choice for you? Here are some of the key benefits to buying a HUD home: Low Price HUD wants to recoup the cost of the...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Average Costs for Remodeling a Home with Major Upgrades
Making major upgrades to your home can allow you to design the home you’ve always wanted in terms of its style and functionality. Since these projects are larger in scope compared to minor upgrades, you should have some idea of how much they’ll end up costing you. Knowing rough figures for major upgrades can help you create a...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
How to Maximize Storage in Your Tiny Home
Efficient storage is essential for tiny house living. The great thing is that even in a small space there are tons of clever ways to maximize storage potential. Here we’ll go over some tips for increasing your tiny home’s storage. Install Drawers Under the Stairs If you have stairs in your tiny house, you have a huge potential...
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Posted on 12/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 900 Forest St, Wyandotte, MI 48192-6828
RARE FIND IN THIS 2-3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW WITH 2 CAR GARAGE LOCATED ON A CORNER LOT IN A QUIET TREE-LINED SUB. THIS HOME HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER WITH NEWER VINYL SIDING, NEW GUTTERS, BLOWN IN INSULATION, UPDATED ELECTRICAL, AND COPPER PLUMBING. PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ENTERTAINING IN THE LARGE YARD AND A FULL BASEMENT READY FOR FINISHING. HUGE BONUS ROOM IN THE UPPER BEDROOM/ ATTIC CAN BE USED FOR STORAGE OR AN ADDITIONAL BEDROOM WITH PLENTY OF ROOM TO EXPAND TO A LARGE MASTER. THE STAIRS TO THE BEDROOM/BONUS ROOM ARE LOCATED IN BATHROOM. HOME IS BEING SOLD "AS IS". BUYER TO ASSUME ALL REPAIRS AND CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Coastal Decorating on a Budget: How to Get Beach Vibes for Less
The coastal vibe is light and airy with plenty of relaxing elements throughout the home. However, overdoing the theme and decor can put a large dent in your budget and leave your home feeling "overdone." Here are a few ways to incorporate a brilliant, relaxed coastal theme while staying within budget: Invest in a natural rug Natural fibers...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
3 Ways to Make Your New Construction Home More Energy Efficient
Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash Many prospective homeowners choose new construction over an existing home because they're able to customize the design. While there's no argument that It's fun to choose countertop options and bonus rooms, this is a good time to consider adding green solutions as well. Homes with green, or eco-friendly features, have a higher...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Tips To Process & Reclaim Wood For Rustic Interior Designs
Crafty homeowners may enjoy a rare opportunity to transform seemingly old and useless lumber into inspiring rustic interior designs. In recent years, the trend to repurpose home furnishings and products spilled into the construction materials realm. With the aid of a few basic tools and a DIY attitude, you can reclaim wood and enhance the quality of their...
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Posted on 11/22/2021
Another Property Sold - 698 Shenandoah, Clawson, MI 48017
Gorgeous quad-level in the heart of Clawson. Remodeled open kitchen, granite countertops, custom backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Updated flooring and fresh paint throughout. New roof as well. Fenced yard is perfect for pets. Move right...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
A Beginner's Guide to Flowering Houseplants
From cleaning the air to improving your mood, houseplants have countless benefits. Flowering houseplants in particular can add some vibrant color and sometimes even pleasing scent to the home as well. Luckily, there are many houseplants that bloom easily with only basic care. Here are some of the best beginner-friendly flowering houseplants: African Violet African violets are a...
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