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Selecting the Best Window Sealant
Posted on 04/05/2020
Selecting the Best Window Sealant
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock Window sealants are sealing materials used to fill in cracks, holes, or openings around windows. A good seal is essential for protecting your windows’ lifespan. Gaps around a window let in the elements and end up increasing your energy bill. For home maintenance, preparing for the next season, or getting your house...
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Another Property Rented - 1449 Ridge CRT, Rochester, MI 48306
Posted on 03/30/2020
Another Property Rented - 1449 Ridge CRT, Rochester, MI 48306
Long Term lease on this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with main floor laundry in fantastic location right off Paint Creek Trail behind cider mill. This Goodsion Hills home offers great access to Addison, Bald Mt. and other trails as well as Rochester/Lake Orion and Troy on all pavement. Terrific floor plan with large open rooms, bright kitchen with storage, Main floor master suite, Main floor office and laundry. Nice sunroom, Gas fireplace's. Work from home? Lovely Den with F/p. 3 bedrooms upstairs with loft. 3 car garage and full basement. No smoking. Pet possible. credit/background check req. Freshly painted, cleaned and ready to move...
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Another Property Rented - 1449 Ridge, Rochester, MI 48306
Posted on 03/30/2020
Another Property Rented - 1449 Ridge, Rochester, MI 48306
Long Term lease on this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with main floor laundry in fantastic location right off Paint Creek Trail behind cider mill. This Goodsion Hills home offers great access to Addison, Bald Mt. and other trails as well as Rochester/Lake Orion and Troy on all pavement. Terrific floor plan with large open rooms, bright kitchen with storage, Main floor master suite, Main floor office and laundry. Nice sunroom, Gas fireplace's. Work from home? Lovely Den with F/p. 3 bedrooms upstairs with loft. 3 car garage and full basement. No smoking. Pet possible. credit/background check req. Rent & Assn. Dues required in advance and...
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How to Improve Your Resting Space
Posted on 03/29/2020
How to Improve Your Resting Space
Photo by WaveBreakMedia via Shutterstock A troubling trend in today’s home is difficulty finding restful sleep. Most of us have heard of a few ways to create a more relaxing atmosphere before bed. Here are a couple others to add to that list. Add Plants Many people avoid putting plants in their bedroom because they’re afraid they’ll get...
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Remodeling with a Larger Budget: Expanding Your Kitchen
Posted on 03/22/2020
Remodeling with a Larger Budget: Expanding Your Kitchen
Image by ElasticComputeFarm from Pixabay Your house is perfect except for one thing: The kitchen is not even close to being large enough. Those who love to entertain and cook will probably agree that even a 15-foot wide by 20-foot long kitchen isn’t large enough, especially if you don’t have an open floor plan. Once you decide how...
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How to Make Common Home Cleaners
Posted on 03/15/2020
How to Make Common Home Cleaners
Photo by Monfocus via Pixabay Homemade cleaning solutions aren't just effective. They're also free of irritating chemicals, gentle on delicate surfaces, and easy on the environment. Here are a few recipes for making your own cleaning solutions. Natural Wood Polish This is a classic mix: In a small cup, mix one part olive oil to one part lemon...
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What Defines a Successful House Selling Journey?
Posted on 03/08/2020
What Defines a Successful House Selling Journey?
A successful home selling journey allows a property seller to quickly and effortlessly generate interest in his or her residence and finalize a house sale. For those who want to enjoy a successful home selling journey, it is vital to prepare as much as possible. Completing a successful home selling journey may prove to be difficult. If you fail...
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Tips for Home Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Posted on 03/01/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: How to Capture Buyers' Attention
Home sellers sometimes struggle to stir up interest in their residences. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to help your residence capture buyers' attention, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing should engage and inform buyers. Otherwise, an ineffective listing may make it tough for a seller to effectively promote his or...
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Build-to-Rent Properties: A Quick Investor Lesson
Posted on 02/23/2020
Build-to-Rent Properties: A Quick Investor Lesson
Image by Виктория Бородинова from Pixabay Build-to-rent is a major term right now for investors. The industry has seen a serious leap in interest in just the past year, making nearly everyone in the real estate space sit up and take notice. We'll look at the special nature of these properties and which attributes make a property more...
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17737 Norborne, Redford, MI 48240 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/18/2020
17737 Norborne, Redford, MI 48240 is now new to the market!
Move in ready Redford bungalow with many extras. Priced to sell. Many updates including windows, flooring, freshly painted interior, appliances, large kitchen with Bay Window, great finished lower level with large full bath, family room, newer carpet and more. All appliances...
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Will Your Real Estate Investment Weather the Hard Times of a Recession ?
Posted on 02/16/2020
Will Your Real Estate Investment Weather the Hard Times of a Recession ?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Property owners got clobbered in the Great Recession of 2008, but that was the exception rather than the rule. Real estate typically weathers hard times well compared to other investments. Still, there’s always the possibility you could get squeezed if property values drop or if your personal or business income takes a...
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Home Staging and Curb Appeal Tips
Posted on 02/09/2020
Home Staging and Curb Appeal Tips
Selling your home can be an exciting time because it usually represents a positive change in your life. Chances are, putting your house on the market means you're moving up in your career, expanding your family, or even retiring. Regardless of the reason you're selling your home, one thing's for certain: You'll want the process to go as smoothly...
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