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Posted on 06/13/2021
Custom Floor Plans: Tips for Creating Your New Construction Dream Home
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels New construction gives you a way to start fresh and build the home you’ve always wanted. However, coming up with the perfect custom floor plan might feel intimidating. You don’t have to be an architectural expert to create your ideal floor plan, but it does help to have some knowledge of basic...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Small Kitchen Remodeling Projects
Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay Whether you’re moving into a new home or getting yours ready for the market, remodeling your kitchen can help boost your home’s value. You don’t have to invest in major remodeling projects to spruce up your kitchen. The following minor remodeling options are cost-effective ones that can give your kitchen a brand...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Trying to Find the Right Neighborhood? Look for These 3 Things
Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels When buying a new home, the house itself is only part of the purchase. The surrounding area is just as important and there are many factors to consider when choosing not only the property but the neighborhood. However, it can be very difficult to evaluate a neighborhood you don’t already live in....
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Small Projects to Work Through Before Listing Your Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Preparing to list your home is a process, that when done correctly, can help you to achieve the best possible price as well as aid you in selling your home more quickly. Before you sell your home, there are a few small home improvement projects that you will want to have completed before...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Planning for a Big Budget Renovation
Image by Malachi Witt from Pixabay You might think renovating a home is simple when budget isn't a factor, but when there are no limits, it's deceptively easy to become side railed. Getting off-track on a home renovation can be disastrous. You may end up with rooms that feel cavernous and impossible to fill or hallways that meander...
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Posted on 05/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 301 Marvin Street, Milan, MI 48160
Beautiful 1920's 2-story home with 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Spacious living room and formal dining area. Classic hardwood detail throughout. Large bedrooms, one on main level and 2 upstairs. Basement has been professionally waterproofed. Blown-in insulation in attic and walls. Lovely front porch with swing. Large city lot with patio and deck areas, fenced in yard, shed, and chicken coop. Truly an amazing house to call home. Located in the thriving City of Milan, short drive to Ann Arbor and...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Top Ways to Invest in Real Estate
Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels Property is an increasingly valuable asset no matter where you live, making real estate investment more popular than ever. While it can be a big commitment, investing in real estate is quite accessible and affordable depending on the level of involvement you are interested in. It doesn’t require being an expert...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Guidance for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming when you don't know what to expect. Below are some tips to help first-time homebuyers navigate this process successfully. 1. Get pre-approved before you start shopping. Nothing is more upsetting than finding the home of your dreams, only to...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
3 Natural Stone Alternatives That Look Like the Real Thing
Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger from Pexels Natural stone siding is not always the best choice. Depending on your budget and the climate where you live it might be wise to choose an alternative. But what if you have your heart set on the look of a stone house? There are lots of material options for home exteriors on...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
What Defines a Successful Property Search?
A successful home search enables you to discover your dream residence at a budget-friendly price. However, conducting a successful house search may be difficult, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for the homebuying journey. Lucky for you, there are many things you can do to prevent problems as you search for your ideal home. Now, let's take a...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Pros and Cons of Living in an HOA Community
Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay HOA living is not for everyone. However, for those who like the extra structure, you can find plenty of deed-restricted properties. Before you buy a home in a community with a homeowner's association, you should not only check out the rules, but you should also try to talk with some of the...
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Posted on 04/05/2021
Video Tour - 301 Marvin Street, Milan, MI 48160
Beautiful 1920's 2-story home with 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Spacious living room and formal dining area. Classic hardwood detail throughout. Large bedrooms, one on main level and 2 upstairs. Basement has been professionally waterproofed. Blown-in insulation in attic and walls. Lovely front porch with swing. Large city lot with patio and deck areas, fenced in yard, shed, and chicken coop. Truly an amazing house to call home. Located in the thriving City of Milan, short drive to Ann Arbor and...
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