Jodie Franklin's Blog

Posted on 01/17/2021
Benefits of Increasing Natural Light in Your Home
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Common Loan Terms of the Jumbo Mortgage
Photo by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke via Pixabay A jumbo mortgage refers to a high-priced loan, usually meant for a luxury property. And while this loan may have once been reserved for the millionaire investors of the world, it may not be as exclusive as you think. If you're interested in what it takes to apply, it helps...
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Posted on 01/06/2021
1364 Eisenhower Lane, Milan, MI 48160 now has a new price of $245,000!
Beautiful home in Uptown Village of Milan. San Francisco-style tall house has rear entry into the 2.5 car garage, with additional storage/workshop area. Main level has large kitchen with oodles of cabinets, stainless steel appliances, island, and big dining area. Door off kitchen to build your dream deck. Living room has wood fireplace and lots of natural light. Primary bedroom has vaulted ceiling, full bath and walk-in closet. Partial basement is finished with daylight windows, has half bath, and walks out into garage. Beautiful green area behind home makes your yard appear bigger without extra maintenance, also adding privacy. Wonderful...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
Video Tour - 765 Jefferson Lane, Milan, MI 48160
Great Home in an Adorable Neighborhood. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full And 1 half Bath 2-story Home. Nice Kitchen with huge island, with dining area that leads to spacious no maintenance composite deck. Great for Entertaining. Partial basement is finished with Daylight Windows walks out to the garage, perfect for family room, play room or office. Large 2.5 car garage with plenty of space for tinkering. Neighborhood has Pool, Fitness Center, Play Area and tons of grassy common areas. No Smoking, Pets negotiable. 1 year minimum lease, longer preferred. Short commute to Ann Arbor or Toledo. Owner is Licensed...
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Posted on 01/04/2021
765 Jefferson Lane, Milan, MI 48160 is now new to the market!
Great Home in an Adorable Neighborhood. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full And 1 half Bath 2-story Home. Nice Kitchen with huge island, with dining area that leads to spacious no maintenance composite deck. Great for Entertaining. Partial basement is finished with Daylight Windows walks out to the garage, perfect for family room, play room or office. Large 2.5 car garage with plenty of space for tinkering. Neighborhood has Pool, Fitness Center, Play Area and tons of grassy common areas. No Smoking, Pets negotiable. 1 year minimum lease, longer preferred. Short commute to Ann Arbor or Toledo. Owner is Licensed...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
New Construction: How to Design Your New Home
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
DIY: Build a Fire Pit in Your Backyard
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay A fire pit adds a cozy and fun element to any backyard. Think of the roasting of marshmallows or just enjoying a toasty fire on a chilly fall night. Building a fire pit is a relatively straightforward DIY project. To get started, you’ll need the right materials, tools, location and confirmation you will...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Is it Necessary to Order a Home Inspection?
Photo by La Miko from Pexels In a seller's market, buyers often wonder how they can edge out other interested parties and make their offer more appealing. There is often the tendency to forgo some protections that homebuyers have on their side in an effort to make things easier for the seller. One of these might be the...
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Posted on 12/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 7435 Bunton Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Welcome to this astonishing 3 bed 2 bath home.  Easily one of the best valued property's in all of the Township.  This spacious Tri-level  situated on an acre parcel is the definition of move in ready!  You'll take comfort in knowing that not only has this home been completely updated to include a new granite kitchen, bathrooms  w/ showers tiled to the ceiling, and new flooring throughout.  It also offers a new roof, furnace/ air conditioner, hot water tank, sewer line, etc.  With so many good things there's just to many to name.  This is a must see!  Nothing left to say except Welcome...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Best Practices: Boosting Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Javani LLC via Shutterstock Before you ever place your home on the market, start working on curb appeal. What’s curb appeal? It’s the first thing that makes people want to take a second look when they drive by. If they’re house shopping or just dreaming for the future, a home with curb appeal will bring them...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Create a Custom Towel Rack
Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash Whether you need to hang bath towels in the bathroom or hand towels in the kitchen, a towel rack is an awesome thing to have around. And it is even better if made custom to suit your tastes and elevate the look of your home. For even more brownie points, you can...
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Posted on 12/01/2020
Video Tour - 1364 Eisenhower Lane, Milan, MI 48160
Beautiful home in Uptown Village of Milan. San Francisco-style tall house has rear entry into the 2.5 car garage, with additional storage/workshop area. Main level has large kitchen with oodles of cabinets, stainless steel appliances, island, and big dining area. Door off kitchen to build your dream deck. Living room has wood fireplace and lots of natural light. Primary bedroom has vaulted ceiling, full bath and walk-in closet. Partial basement is finished with daylight windows, has half bath, and walks out into garage. Beautiful green area behind home makes your yard appear bigger without extra maintenance, also adding privacy. Wonderful...
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