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Posted on 11/22/2020
Pre-Winter Checklist: Where to Start
Photo by Shveyn Irina via Shutterstock As fall sets in and you’ve prepared the outside of your home for winter, it’s time to move indoors. The cooling days of fall are the perfect time for you to tackle some of those projects you have been putting off. Here are a few helpful tips to get started on your...
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Posted on 11/19/2020
Video Tour - 101 South Union St Unit 217, Plymouth, MI 48170
These lofts don?t last long! Highly appealing maintenance free condo is near the heart of vibrant downtown Plymouth. This loft was updated in 2015 with cherry cabinets, granite countertops, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and modern ceramic floor in kitchen, living area and hall. Large Master closet & bath with dual sinks and jetted tub. Deep cleaned when seller moved and professionally painted. 10 ft. ceilings and 9 foot door wall to balcony, in-unit stacked washer/dryer, trash chute on each floor, underground climate controlled parking and elevators. Reasonable association dues include water. Pets...
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Posted on 11/19/2020
101 South Union St Unit 217, Plymouth, MI 48170 is now new to the market!
These lofts don?t last long! Highly appealing maintenance free condo is near the heart of vibrant downtown Plymouth. This loft was updated in 2015 with cherry cabinets, granite countertops, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and modern ceramic floor in kitchen, living area and hall. Large Master closet & bath with dual sinks and jetted tub. Deep cleaned when seller moved and professionally painted. 10 ft. ceilings and 9 foot door wall to balcony, in-unit stacked washer/dryer, trash chute on each floor, underground climate controlled parking and elevators. Reasonable association dues include water. Pets...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Key Issues to Address Before You Sell a Home
If you're planning to sell your house soon, you should prepare for the property selling journey. This can mean identifying potential home selling obstacles so that you can address these issues right away. Now, let's take a look at three issues that house sellers commonly face, along with tips to address these problems. 1. Exorbitant Initial Asking Price You...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Types of VA Loans
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Before you can get a VA loan or a VA-backed loan through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you'll first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You must have served a certain number of days, depending on when you served, and you must have an honorable discharge if you are a veteran....
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Posted on 11/01/2020
DIY: How to Build a Porch Swing with Pallet Wood
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
How to Navigate the Homebuying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Real Estate Investment Basics
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay You may hear someone say that you should get into real estate, but truthfully, it isn’t for everyone. While real estate investing can be a lucrative opportunity, if you don’t know what you’re facing, things can quickly get out of hand. Why Real Estate Investing? Ultimately, the goal is to...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Qualifying for a Mortgage When You Are Self-Employed
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay When you’re self-employed, it’s difficult to decide whether you are ready to buy a house. After all, your income might come in spurts instead of having a regular check every week or two. Being prepared for the mortgage process increases the chance that your application will be approved. Self-employed people have more hurdles...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Ranch Style Homes Aren't Just for Senior Citizens
Architecturally speaking, many home buyers have very definite ideas about their preferred house style. Whether it stems from a sense of practicality or positive childhood memories, few house hunters are "on the fence" when it comes to the number of stories their ideal house should have. Perhaps you're one of those people who grew up in a two-story house...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 1960 Capitol Ave, Warren, MI 48091
HIGHEST AND BEST BY 5PM TODAY (8/24,2020) Impeccable - Seller has lived in home since 1983 so home has been loved and well cared for. Pristine with new carpet just installed in living room and 2 bedrooms. Large eat in kitchen with laminate flooring, small pantry and all appliances stay. Small laundry area with washer/dryer included. Beautifully maintained Large fenced backyard with 2.5 car garage. Close to expressways - won't last long! Please follow the COVID guidelines! Only 4 people in the house at a time and please wear your...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
The Importance of Home Maintenance: Pest Control
Image by dayamay from Pixabay Termites and other wood-destroying organisms can destroy a home in no time. Even if you have stucco on the outside, you have wood under the stucco. If a piece breaks off, termites and other bugs can get inside and destroy the walls. Wood is everywhere in our homes. Even block homes have wood...
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