Jodie Franklin's Blog

Posted on 07/07/2020
Add a Rain Chain to Your Garden
Image by Kaitong Yepoon from Shutterstock Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Services Your Real Estate Agent Can Offer You
Photo by Benjaminrobyn Jespersen on Unsplash Real estate agents sell homes -- but the agent you choose should offer you a comprehensive lineup of services and assistance. If your agent is just a "set it and forget it" seller, you're missing out on the level of service you deserve. Ask any prospective agent about what they have to...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Craft a Home Selling Blueprint
Selling a home can be quick and seamless, particularly for an individual who crafts a property selling blueprint. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you create a successful plan to sell your house. 1. Analyze the Local Housing Market A seller who understands the housing market in his or her city or town may be...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Capitalize on a Buyer's Market
A buyer's market typically is a dream come true for those who want to find a high-quality and affordable house. In fact, there are many things you can do to capitalize on a buyer's market to ensure you can purchase a house that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
3 Facts about Selling or Renting an Inherited House
Photo by Dave Frisch from Pexels If you've inherited a house you'd rather not live in, here are some things to consider—before you accept it. Before we get to the selling or renting part, calculate the cost of: Repairs and renovations. Any debt that would pass to you with the home. Annual property taxes. Yes, you may decline...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Why Use a Drip Irrigation System
Photo by KML from Pexels When you have a garden, it is important to have a good watering system. If you are looking to have the best garden maintenance that you can, then drip irrigation systems are a nice choice to consider. How It Works Drip irrigation works by slowly applying water directly to the plant. It consists...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
The Five Hottest U.S. Markets for Luxury Homes
Photo by Daniel Salcius on Unsplash If you're looking for that second home in the vacation paradise of your dreams, these five locations have just turned the corner from luxury sellers' market to luxury buyers' market: Maui, Hawaii Tennis clubs, golf resorts and views of white sand beaches and pristine blue water top the reasons why Maui has...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Create and Maintain a Beautiful Hanging Basket
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Hanging baskets add personal enjoyment as well as curb appeal to any home. If you're the creative type, you may prefer to make your own rather than purchase ready-made hanging baskets from home and garden retailers. However, DIY hanging baskets sometimes fail to thrive. The following tips and tricks help ensure that your...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Alternative Funding: Crowdfunding for Down-Payments
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay In an age where collaboration is on the rise, it’s not surprising that some are looking to find an alternative source of funding for their home or business purchase. Crowdfunding has been a successful way to fund various projects and business propositions, but it seems that some have found a way to make...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Update to a Transitional Bathroom
Photo by Андрей Постовой on Unsplash A transitional bathroom is a popular design trend that is a cross between modern and traditional. What are the key features of a transitional bathroom? A combination of two styles: A transitional bathroom can have different meanings to different people. Usually, it is a mixture of a recent era with the current...
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Posted on 05/02/2020
Another Property Sold - 5181 Village Road, Saline, MI 48176
Wonderful, all brick 3392 SF colonial on a 1.1 acre private, professionally landscaped lot in Travis Pointe. Built by Landau and distinguished by its light, spacious, immaculate interior. The heart of the home is the remodeled kitchen with granite, subway tile, and Sub-Zero fridge. The connected breakfast room opens to a patio and three-season porch. The living, dining, and family room with fireplace provide more gathering space. A handy first floor laundry, a private study and two powder rooms round out this floor. Upstairs, retreat to the master suite; a beautifully updated master bath includes marble, granite, new fixtures and new...
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Posted on 04/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 817 Buffalo Run, Dundee, MI 48131
Say Hello to this Better than New Construction Home located on a Quiet Cul de Sac in Dundee Ridge! Home offers Sod Yard with Irrigation System, Covered Front Porch, Rear Deck and backs up to an Open Field! Inviting Entry boasts Real Hardwood Floors and leads to a Spacious Family Room w/Gas Fireplace that is open to the Kitchen & Dining Area. Kitchen has Upgraded Cabinets w/under cabinet lighting, Stainless Steel Appliances, Island w/Snack Bar & Granite Counter Tops! Master Suite offers a Walk-In Closet, and En-Suite Bath with Dual Sinks, Granite Counter Tops, Soaking Tub & Tiled Shower! You will also find 3 More Bedrooms and...
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