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Posted on 09/20/2021
3 Reasons to Rent Instead of Buy
If you’re trying to determine whether it’s better to rent or own a home, it’s crucial to weigh the options regarding your personal situation. Both renting and owning have their advantages and disadvantages, which can even vary from one person to the next. Here are some reasons renting might be the best choice for you: Shorter Contract One...
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Posted on 09/13/2021
Best Practices for Decorating an Open Floor Plan
Decorating a home with an open floor plan can be a challenge. However, designers have learned the best ways to decorate open floor plan homes in ways that both celebrate and downplay the sense of open space. Here are some best practices for decorating for an open floor plan. Repeat Colors & Patterns One of the key elements...
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Posted on 09/06/2021
The Best Green Countertops for a Sustainable Home
Photo by Francesca Tosolini on Unsplash Many of today's building materials are eco-friendly as well as attractive. If you're interested in building a green home or upgrading your existing home to include more eco-friendly materials, take a look at these non-conventional choices in countertops. They're planet-friendly options that also function beautifully and can easily last the lifetime of...
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Posted on 08/30/2021
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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Posted on 08/28/2021
4375 Elmdale Avenue, Independence twp, MI 48346 is now new to the market!
You won't want to miss out on this rare find!! You're going to feel like you're in the country, yet you're in one of the most convenient locations in Clarkston!! Easy access to I75, all major roads, stores, restaurants, schools, parks & lakes. What could get better than that you ask?? Well take a good look at the photos. Yep you're seeing that right.. This home has a large 2 story pole barn w/ an additional attached shed!! For all those buyers out there that thought they couldn't find that perfect workshop, extra garage for all your toys or maybe just that extra outdoor entertaining space without driving a hour for work.. Well here it...
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Posted on 08/23/2021
Beautiful Railings Play a Major Role in Your Home's Curb Appeal
Photo by kalcommodore via Pixabay Beautiful railings, including the railing that surrounds your deck, plays a major role in your home's curb appeal. Even when it's not visible from the street, a strong, sturdy deck and the railing that surrounds it can still raise your home's resale value. That's extra living space, after all. Even if it is...
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Posted on 08/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 461 Heights Road, Orion twp, MI 48362
Don't miss this rare find! Vacant Lake front property on Lake Orion. This property previously had a home on it that burnt down several years ago. The township told us that it is a build able lot. However the new owners would have to apply for a variance. Which is a very common thing today with lake property and narrow lots. This property already has city water & sewer on it that has been paid for. It also has a one car garage at the top of the property that is accessible for Summit Dr. The address to the property is 461 Heights Rd. This is a perfect lot that would make for a beautiful walkout that would overlook Lake Orion. Now let's not...
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Posted on 08/16/2021
How to Keep Your Home Cool and Dry in Humid Climates
Image by Bruno from Pixabay When building a new home, climate has the potential to affect every decision. The architecture and layout of your home, landscaping and features all need to be the best possible choices for the region you’re building in. While you always have some freedom, knowing the best practices for building homes in humid climates...
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Posted on 08/09/2021
Want to Sell Your Home as Quickly as Possible? Here's How to Be Proactive About Making That Happen
Image by mynemesis2011 from Pixabay If you're anticipating putting your home on the market soon and want to sell it as quickly as possible, you're probably thinking that the best way to accomplish this is to accept a major drop in price. Although it's true that price points can affect how quickly a property sells, you don't have...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
0000 Hummer Lake Road, Brandon twp, MI 48462 is now new to the market!
Opportunity awaits you on this picture perfect 5-acre hidden paradise. Endless possibilities to build your Dream home, barns, or even multiple garages. It offers that Up north feel without the drive. Abundant wildlife roam the area of this peaceful and tranquil setting (Deer, Turkey, Etc.). Even room for horses. You won’t be disappointed with this one. 66’ wide x 665’ deep Easement off Hummer Lk Rd provides access to this property (5-acres behind 3170 Hummer Lk Rd). This truly offers the Best of both worlds, tremendous privacy & seclusion, yet a short distance to the town with easy access to I-75, Sashabaw, M24 or M-15. You can be in...
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Posted on 08/02/2021
Yarn Crafts for All Skill Levels
Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels Yarn has been one of the most popular crafting materials for decades, if not centuries. While most people think of yarn as a material that requires needles or stitching in order to be used, there are actually many unique yarn craft ideas that do not require any stitches at all. Check out...
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Posted on 07/26/2021
Home Security: 3 Pillars of Automation for Every Homeowner
The right security system can go a long way to both deter criminals from breaking in or stop them in their tracks if they do. We'll look at trends in home security automation that you should know. 1. Home Security Is Becoming More Uniform There are plenty of workaround solutions for hiccups these days, but the trend is...
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