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Posted on 07/07/2020
Caring for Wooden Decks and Porches
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay If you plan to add a deck to your home, begin by selecting quality pressure-treated or composite building material. If you build with pressure-treated wood, let the porch or deck set raw — without paint or stain — for at least six months to a year. The longer you let it set, the...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
First Time Homebuyers: Mortgage Perks
Image by Aline Oliveira from Pixabay If you've been dreaming of buying a home or have started looking at houses and mortgages, you've likely seen ads and information that directly targets the first time home buyer. Buying your first home is a significant milestone and one of the most financially beneficial things you'll ever do, and there are...
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Posted on 06/22/2020
Wishing You Had an Old-School Culinary Herb Garden? Here's What You Need to Do
Photo by stux via Pixabay If you're like many busy homeowners, you may not have a lot of time to cultivate a vegetable garden for the purpose of putting food on the family table. However, old-school culinary herb gardens are deceptively easy to grow, and they pull double duty by providing an exceedingly pleasing aesthetic. Not only do they...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
Is Commuting Worth Owning a Home?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock Homeownership is a marvelous thing. Many folks go to extraordinary lengths to make it happen for their household. One thing that makes ownership difficult is affordability in the same locale as your employment. When that's the case, many potential buyers begin searching outside their comfortable commuting radius to find an affordable...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
Another Property Sold - 11494 Milford Road, Rose twp, MI 48442
THIS IS A MULTIPLE OFFER SITUATION. SELLER IS REQUESTING HIGHEST AND BEST OFFERS BY THURSDAY FEB. 27TH NO LATER THAN 6:00 PM. PLEASE ONLY NON-CONTINGENT OFFERS ONLY. INVESTORS AND HANDY MEN/WOMEN,THIS ONE IS FOR YOU! PRICED FOR A QUICK SALE AND WITH THE REPAIRS/UPDATES NEEDED IN MIND. THIS IS AN ESTATE SALE SUBJECT TO PROBATE COURT APPROVAL. SHOULD GO QUICKLY. SELLER IS SELLING "AS IS" NO REPAIRS WILL BE MADE. GREAT LOCATION, BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY, NICE FLOOR PLAN. WITH JUST A FEW UPDATES AND FIXES, YOU WILL HAVE INSTANT EQUITY. SITTING BACK OFF THE ROAD ON 1.41 ACRES JUST MINUTES FROM QUAINT DOWNTOWN HOLLY. FIRST FLOOR MASTER SUITE,...
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Posted on 06/10/2020
Funding Your Home Improvement Projects
Photo by Analogicus via Pixabay After settling into your home, you start to notice a few things either need to be retouched or completely overhauled. The biggest issue that a lot of homeowners run into is the money for the project. Even after assessing whether the project is a DIY or you’ll need a professional, funding still comes...
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Posted on 06/08/2020
A Quick Guide to PMI
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Posted on 06/01/2020
Is Now a Good Time to Purchase a Second Home?
Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on...
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Posted on 05/25/2020
What to Expect When Closing on a New Home
Image by S K from Pixabay Buying a new home can be an exciting experience. Unfortunately, the closing can seem a little daunting if you are unsure about what to expect during the closing process. Below is a simple guide as to what you can expect during the closing of your first home. Knowing How Long the Process...
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Posted on 05/21/2020
2536 Dixie Highway, Waterford twp, MI 48328 is now new to the market!
GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY WITH A GREAT LOCATION. FORMERLY USED AS A JEWELRY STORE. THE BUILDING IS APPROXIMATELY 1600SQFT. CURRENTLY, THE FRONT AREA IS SET UP FOR THE JEWELRY STORE WITH AN OFFICE AREA AND A WORKROOM AND HALF BATH. THE BACK OF THE BUILDING IS SET UP WITH AN OFFICE AREA AND A FULL BATHROOM. AT ONE TIME THE BACK PORTION OF THE BUILDING WAS AN APARTMENT WITH A SEPARATE ENTRANCE. THIS COULD EASILY BE CONVERTED BACK IF SOMEONE WANTED TO. THIS ALSO HAS 20 PARKING SPOTS (10 ON EACH SIDE). THE BUILDING HAS A FULL SECURITY SYSTEM, NEWER SIDING, AND ROOF. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN YOUR OWN COMMERCIAL BUILDING AND...
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Posted on 05/18/2020
Handling Household Emergencies
Photo by Jan Mallander via Pixabay When you’re a new homeowner in a new community, you don’t always know how to handle unforeseen emergencies. Before that day arrives, take the time to learn your community so that a minor issue doesn’t become a major catastrophe. Handling Household Emergencies Whether it’s a burst pipe or a broken window, household...
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Posted on 05/11/2020
How to Make Cauliflower Pizza
Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash A dish just about everyone can agree on anytime is pizza, and this tasty recipe for veggie pesto pizza with a homemade cauliflower crust is a healthy alternative to delivery or frozen options. While it takes about an hour to prepare and cook, those extra few minutes of prep are well...
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