Cathy Tishhouse's Blog

Posted on 04/19/2020
Finding the Right Agent for Your Needs and Goals
If you've set a goal of buying your first home within the next year, there are several things you can begin doing now to set the stage for a positive experience. While it pays to familiarize yourself with everything from your credit score to mortgage options, choosing a good real estate agent will prove to be an invaluable advantage...
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Posted on 04/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 34579 San Paulo Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Multiple offers and highest and best by Monday, February 24 at 1PM. 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 cars on one side. Excellent condition ? must see. Hot Tub...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Select the Perfect Closet Lights
Image by B. Forenius from Shutterstock There are some overlooked places in your home that need proper lighting. A good example is a closet. Whether a closet is small or large, proper lighting is essential for safety and good illumination. When building a new space or upgrading an existing one, these tips will help you choose the ideal...
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Posted on 04/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 298 West St. Clair, Romeo, MI 48065
Amazing home located in prime area of Romeo. Inviting front porch. Light, bright and airy with open concept. Completely remodeled kitchen offering large breakfast bar. Spacious eating area. Granite counters. Newer stainless steel appliances. Updated light fixtures. Refinished hardwood floors. Gorgeous .80 acre lot offering plenty of privacy and entertaining space. Must see 30x48 pole barn with 14" doors, loft storage, electric and concrete floors. Many updates. Must see. This one of a kind charming Romeo home will not...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Allergy Problems? Here's How to Protect Your Home From Common Allergens
According to recent data, allergies affect up to 30% of adults and 40% of children in the United States. Over-the-counter medications can provide some relief, but allergies persist and are a source of discomfort and annoyance for many of us. One place we can all agree should be a place of comfort and relaxation is our homes. However, allergies...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Create a Game Plan for Saving for Your First Home
You’ve been thinking it for a while: “I really should start putting some money aside for a down payment.” But, you just can’t seem to find any wiggle room in your budget. You’re not alone. Saving for a down payment isn’t easy. Especially if you’ve got rent, car payments, student loans, and are trying to put money aside for...
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Posted on 03/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 11738 Lancer, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Multiple Offers Received. H & B Due 2/11/2020 @ 7:00pm Great Location on This Sterling Heights Ranch! Walking distaMultiplence to Dodge Park and the New Community Center. Walk to Schools. Home offers updated Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops & 2 Full baths. Finished Basement. Fenced Yard with Covered Patio and 2 Car attached Garage. Welcome to the...
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Posted on 03/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 3204 Elmhurst Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Well maintained first floor ranch condo. Very reasonable association fee that includes water and heat. Large bedroom with lots of closet space, larger living room with separate dining area. Cheerful updated kitchen. Assigned carport, common in ground pool and community laundry in basement. Very near the new Woodward Corners and Beaumont...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Garden DIY: Creating a Beautiful Potting Bench
Photo by Andy via Pixabay A potting bench can provide you with a place to work on your garden, from starting seeds to grafting and transplanting. Ideally, your bench should be at a comfortable height for you to work at, be sturdy enough to support plants and tools and enhance the look of your yard. You have several...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
10 Home Improvements for Less Than $100
Boosting the value of your home doesn’t have to require huge renovation projects, thousands of dollars, and months of planning. Making small, tactful home improvements can do the trick just as well. The key to making desirable home improvements is to follow well-established building and design principles. Don’t worry about the latest trends or trying to reinvent the wheel....
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Posted on 03/08/2020
Three Essential Design Tips for New Homeowners
Photo by Khiem Tran via Pixabay Designing a home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time. Maybe you were a design aficionado with the perfect dorm room, but designing a whole house seems intimidating. Maybe you're worried you have no feel for design at all and will leave your room an empty canvas with one, central...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Sell Your Home
Photo by Pexels via Pixabay If you do not know the process for selling a home it can raise your stress level some. It can also be a very unpleasant experience. During the process, you will have to endure a lot of opinions and suggestions that can either help you or end up hurting your efforts when the...
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