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Posted on 09/20/2020
Determining Fair Market Value
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Financing Options for Land Purchases
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay You’ve decided it’s time to build the dream house you’ve always wanted. An exciting time! Prior to hiring builders to construct your home, it’s critical to understand the financials involved before you start the planning process. Securing funding for land is different than obtaining a traditional home mortgage. For starters,...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
DIY: 4 Walkways to Boost Curb Appeal
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Know Why You're Buying
Photo by StockEU via Shutterstock Purchasing a home for the first time is often a daunting task. There are many things to know and a plethora of conflicting advice. If you’re new to real estate and the home-buying process, keeping these tips in mind can help make the path to homeownership smoother. Pick the Right Person Choosing a...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
How to Care for Succulents Indoors
Image by Milada Vigerova from Pixabay Caring for indoor succulents is not as intimidating as it may seem. Even though growing them can be a challenge, there are lots of care tips that could make things easier. Succulents are not the ideal plants to grow indoors but that should not stop you from growing them. With the right...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Will Your House Impress Buyers?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to ensure your house impresses buyers. If your residence makes a positive impression on buyers, you could speed up the house selling process. Plus, you may be better equipped than ever before to maximize your house sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Creating an Organized and Restful Bedroom
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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Posted on 08/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 14112 Edgewater Dr, Gregory, MI 48137
This is the one you have been waiting for. Move in ready, open floor plan. Bright & airy, high ceilings, remodeled in 2007 (down to the studs), 50 Ft Lake frontage on Half Moon Lake, All Sports Chain of 7 Lakes. Gorgeous views, sandy lake bottom at shoreline. Superb Year Round Enjoyment. Pinckney recreation area, acres of state land surrounding area. You will appreciate the attention to detail, function and utilization of space, reducing maintenance allowing for more time to relax and enjoy the all sports lake, boating, kayaking, water skiing, fishing etc. The four seasons room was added in 2012 to showcase the lake views & add sq....
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Can You Negotiate for Lower HOA Fees?
Image by Brady Pevehouse from Pixabay When purchasing a home, there are many issues to keep in mind. These often include items such as the interest rate on the mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowner's insurance. If you've purchased a home governed by a Homeowner's Association and have not lived within a similar community before you may find...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Host a Home Showing
A home showing often plays a key role in the property selling journey. In fact, if your house dazzles a buyer during a showing, you may receive an offer to purchase your residence shortly after this individual views your home. Of course, there is no guarantee that a house showing will lead to a fast, profitable home selling experience....
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How Can Professional Staging Help to Sell a Home?
Image by Mark McCammon from Pexels Staging is a marketing tool, not an exercise in decorating for living comfort. Professional real estate stagers should be a member of your team when you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. Even if you have a go-getter real estate agent and your home is in a great...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Tips for Applying to the VA Home Loan Program
Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels The VA home loan program allows qualified veterans and active-duty members of the military to get an affordable home loan with a minimal down payment. If you're planning to use this loan program, you can take specific measures to improve your chances of approval. These tips will take you from house hunting...
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