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Posted on 04/18/2021
The USA's Luxurious Neighborhoods
Image by skeeze from Pixabay When looking for a luxury home, you can look for the most expensive neighborhood in the United States, or you can choose a luxury neighborhood in the part of the country you want to live in. Before you move to a different state, be sure you'll like the part of the country you...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Are You Prepared to Cosign on a Home Loan?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Should you cosign on a mortgage loan to help someone else buy a house? Hopeful home buyers who lack the necessary credit history, W-2 income or overall income versus their debt can face problems getting a mortgage lender to approve a loan. Borrowers with a 43% or higher debt-to-income ratio may learn...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Lighten Up a Little: Three Tips to Increase Your Home's Natural Light
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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Posted on 03/30/2021
Video Tour - 7421 Wing Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-3776
Located on a private road off Wing Lake Rd., you will be impressed by the decorative fountain and circular driveway. The brick pillared two-story porch leads into a stunning foyer where imported chandeliers immediately capture your attention. The marble floor opens to a 14-foot-high living/great room where an imported marble mantle accents the room. Uniquely designed windows on every outside wall throughout highlight the impeccable details at every turn ? tray ceilings, crown molding and beautiful flooring (marble, wood, ceramic). The pristine updated kitchen opens to a sophisticated brick elevated living space w/ outdoor cooking island...
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Posted on 03/30/2021
7421 Wing Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-3776 is now new to the market!
Located on a private road off Wing Lake Rd., you will be impressed by the decorative fountain and circular driveway. The brick pillared two-story porch leads into a stunning foyer where imported chandeliers immediately capture your attention. The marble floor opens to a 14-foot-high living/great room where an imported marble mantle accents the room. Uniquely designed windows on every outside wall throughout highlight the impeccable details at every turn ? tray ceilings, crown molding and beautiful flooring (marble, wood, ceramic). The pristine updated kitchen opens to a sophisticated brick elevated living space w/ outdoor cooking island...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Javani LLC via Shutterstock Before you ever place your home on the market, start working on curb appeal. What’s curb appeal? It’s the first thing that makes people want to take a second look when they drive by. If they’re house shopping or just dreaming for the future, a home with curb appeal will bring them...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Mortgage: What are Points?
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Best Herbs to Grow Indoors
Herbs make tremendous impact in the home due to their numerous functions. They can be used as spices on food or as air filters. They add fragrance and absorb odors. For best result, growing each of the herbs in their separate pots helps you customize the care they need as individual plants. Here are a few plants to...
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Posted on 03/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 28583 Castlegate Dr, Southfield, MI 48034-5607
HIGHEST AND BEST OFFERS DUE BY SUNDAY 5PM. DON?T MISS OUT ON THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS GORGEOUS NEWER CONSTRUCTION HOME IN ONE OF SOUTHFIELD?S MOST SOUGHT AFTER SUBDIVISIONS. THIS HOME FEATURES A NEWER ROOF (2018), NEWER FURNACE AND HOT WATER TANK (2018/2015), A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM, RING DOORBELL, FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT WITH A FULL BATH AND SPARE ROOM, OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR, GAS FIREPLACE, FIRST-FLOOR LAUNDRY ROOM, A HUGE DECK WITH A PRIVATE BACKYARD, MASTER EN SUITE WITH A CUSTOM CLOSET, FRESHLY PAINTED, AND MUCH...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Hardwoods Need a Facelift? Consider Bleaching
Post Photo by Pixabay via Pexels One of the benefits of hardwood floors is their durability. When they start to look worn, refinishing takes time, but is much less of a hassle than replacement. Yet sometimes, stains won't simply buff out of the surface of your hardwoods. If you’re dealing with tough stains, like juice or wine spills or...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Benefits of Installing Skylights
Photo by Tania Van den Berghen via Pixabay When your kitchen or another part of your home could use a bit more light, consider adding skylights instead of lamps or light fixtures. Skylights can provide your home with some important benefits. As long as you have these lights properly installed, they can offer the following advantages for your...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Streamline Your House Search
If you want to streamline your home search, there is no need to worry. In fact, there are several things you can do to quickly and effortlessly discover a great house at a budget-friendly price. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline your search for your ideal house. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria Homebuying criteria...
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