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Posted on 05/31/2021
Less Is More: The Benefits of a Hallway Galley Kitchen
Photo by Katerina Holmes from Pexels When everyday people hear the term "galley kitchen" their minds typically imagine the lower deck of a ship. To say this ranks among the top galley kitchen ideas misconceptions would be something of an understatement. A galley kitchen design utilizes a narrow space in a home or commercial building that positions appliances,...
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Posted on 05/24/2021
Is Being a Rental Property Owner Worth the Hassle?
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay It’s only a hassle if you’re not in control. There are a lot of ways to do investment property wrong, but here are the ways to do it right so that it’s an asset, not a nuisance. Be picky about the property. While you don’t need to purchase anything high-end, always choose something...
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Posted on 05/17/2021
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Monthly Payment
Image by Tierra Mallorca from Unsplash One of the most important things to check once you decide to start the home-buying process is your credit score. The three major credit bureaus keep track of how you pay for your credit and how much credit you have. Your score fluctuates, sometimes daily, depending on how much you owe and...
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Posted on 05/10/2021
Buying Your First Home: Keys to Remember
Photo by Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting! And scary! But you don’t have to fear the process if you take the time to become fully prepared for homeownership. Below are the seven primary keys to preparing yourself and smoothing the process. How to Know You’re Ready Determine how much you can afford. The...
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Posted on 05/03/2021
Home Updates for Aging in Place
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you’re planning to stay in your new home for many years, incorporating certain features into your home's design can make for a smooth transition. While you might not necessarily need these kinds of features immediately, you'll likely find they add convenience to your space. What can you do to make sure your...
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Posted on 04/26/2021
6 Tips for Staging before Your Open House
Photo by David Gonzales via Pexels When it comes to selling a home, presentation is key. A well-staged home highlights the best features while leaving plenty of room for imagination in the minds of home buyers. Here are a few tried and true home staging tips to help your home steal the show and bring in the best...
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Posted on 04/24/2021
10084 Scenic Ridge Boulevard, Grand Blanc twp, MI 48360 is now new to the market!
Beautiful 4 Bedroom 2.1 bath home in the Preserves of Grand Blanc. Walk in to beautiful hardwood floors, open floor plan and gas fireplace to keep you warm. There's plenty of room for everyone in this home but if you want a nice man cave or TV room, it would be easy to finish off the basement that has been plumbed for a 3rd bath. Home sits on a small, easy to maintain yard with a deck out back that is perfect for relaxing. All appliances stay. This home is ready for its new...
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Posted on 04/19/2021
Easements & Right of Way
Photo by David McBee from Pexels At some point, you might come across the terms “easement” and “right of way.” These terms both imply another person or entity may have use of your property. As a homeowner or buyer in the market for a home, you’ll want to thoroughly understand both of these terms and how they can...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
New Construction: Why You Should Still Work With an Agent
Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels Purchasing new construction might seem easier than buying an existing home, since you’re not working with a seller. However, a new construction purchase can come with its own complications that make the process challenging. Having a real estate agent at your side with buying new construction can ensure that this process goes...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Hardy Indoor Plants For The Black Thumb Gardener
Photo by Pushok via Pixabay Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive. Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a...
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Posted on 03/29/2021
How to Create a Budget for Your Next Home Remodel Project
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels Your social feed is likely filled with plenty of inspiration for your next home improvement project. It's easy to scroll past images of sparkling kitchens and sleek basements and decide that now is the best time to take on your next renovation project. The next step is figuring out how to pay...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Should You Avoid an HOA Neighborhood?
Photo by Romakoma via Shutterstock Many modern housing developments share areas such as parks, pools and playgrounds. When this is the case, they need a homeowner’s association to tend to the needs of the common areas. The same is true for condominium complexes and townhome communities. Since hallways, elevators and the outsides of buildings require shared maintenance, the...
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