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Posted on 09/15/2020
Video Tour - 0 Hieber Road, Manchester, MI 48158
Beautiful property on Pleasant Lake!!! 3 Parcels included: Lot 039 is .27 acres and 47.5 ft of Pleasant Lake frontage. This deep lot has lush green grass leading to the all sports lake. Across the road are 2 more parcels, 016 is 11.75 acres and 017 is 10.48 acres. Hilltop home site possibilities overlooking Pleasant lake and surrounded by woods. Was part of a Certified American Tree Farm and has many tree varieties, some over 65 years years old: white pine, red pine, spruce, black walnut, red oak and white oak. So much wildlife including lots of deer and turkeys. Sale includes N-14-22-300-16, N-14-300-17 and N-14-22-302-39. This is a nature...
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Posted on 09/15/2020
0 Hieber Road, Manchester, MI 48158 is now new to the market!
Beautiful property on Pleasant Lake!!! 3 Parcels included: Lot 039 is .27 acres and 47.5 ft of Pleasant Lake frontage. This deep lot has lush green grass leading to the all sports lake. Across the road are 2 more parcels, 016 is 11.75 acres and 017 is 10.48 acres. Hilltop home site possibilities overlooking Pleasant lake and surrounded by woods. Was part of a Certified American Tree Farm and has many tree varieties, some over 65 years years old: white pine, red pine, spruce, black walnut, red oak and white oak. So much wildlife including lots of deer and turkeys. Sale includes N-14-22-300-16, N-14-300-17 and N-14-22-302-39. This is a nature...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
The Basics of Staging
Photo by ProgrammingIBC via Pixabay One of the most important things you can do before you list your home for sale is to stage it. Home staging refers to arranging the home’s furnishings and decor so it looks as good as possible. In other words, you use the decor and furnishings to make the home look like a...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Marketing Your Home After Labor Day
Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash Although spring and summer are real estate’s busiest selling seasons, don’t think you have to give up your plans to sell until next year after the Labor Day weekend. While conventional wisdom may indicate you should wait, September to December might be the right time to sell your home. Although families typically...
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Posted on 09/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 13309 Wanty Road, Milan, MI 48160
Welcome to this amazing 3.1 acre private, wooded, paradise. Lot is fenced in, has lots of open lawn but surrounded by lovely woods, with trails. Cozy 2 bedroom home, with updated bath and open floor plan. Home has a wood fireplace. Low maintenance tile plank flooring. Attached 2 car garage and additional 2 car garage with cement flooring. Home has natural gas. You can make this home your own personal haven. Country life but still minutes from town and highways, short drive to Ann Arbor or Toledo. Come see this home...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF - Which One Fits Your Needs
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay For anyone interested in investment diversification, real estate is one of the preferred holdings in addition to stock and bonds. However, many investors possess neither the cash nor the knowledge and interest to actually buy, sell, rent or manage real property. Such investment involves more than cash; it also requires in-depth market...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Is Vinyl Siding Right for You?
Image by Marina Pousheva from Shutterstock One of the clear benefits of siding is to protect both the exterior and interior of the home. This protection is mainly against harsh elements. There are many siding options from which to choose, but the standard siding choice is vinyl siding. Homeowners looking to add this feature to their home will...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
6 Advantages of Owning a Condo
Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash Owning a condo can provide you with the best of both worlds. While you own your unit, ownership of the common areas, land and building are shared. The other members of the condo association share costs with you. Either a property management company or the board of directors is responsible for making...
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Posted on 08/13/2020
Another Property Sold - 1301 Pierce Lane, Milan, MI 48160
A gorgeous house in a wonderful neighborhood. Main floor has 10 foot ceilings, spacious living room with wood fireplace, built-in entertainment center, great kitchen with granite, tons of cabinets, large island, gas stove and plentiful dining area. Upstairs has an amazing master suite with grand entrance: master bath and walk-in closets as you come in and then step down into your master bedroom sanctuary. Upper level offers 2 more spacious bedrooms and full bath. Full finished basement has a large family room, 4th bedroom and full bath. Corner lot with green area next to it makes your yard appear bigger without extra mowing. Yard backs to...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Pros and Cons of FSBO
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay For Sale by Owner (FSBO) can be an extremely tempting prospect for home sellers. If you don't have to pay the real estate commission, you can put more of the money from the house sale directly into your pocket. But it takes more of a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to successfully complete a home...
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Posted on 08/04/2020
6422 Oakhurst Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 is now new to the market!
Beautiful colonial with 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bath, and finished basement. Large lot that backs to nature area and trails gives extra privacy. Main level has new (2018) luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout, new kitchen cabinets and counters, newer appliances including gas stove, and large island. Open floor plan with tons of windows and natural light, gas fireplace in living room. Master suite is large with vaulted ceiling, walk in closet and full bath with dual sinks. 3 other generous bedrooms finish out the upstairs. Finished basement (2015) with room for storage and attractive barn door, plumbed for bath. Major items replaced:...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Landscaping for Energy Efficiency
Image by Tom from Shutterstock Energy efficiency isn’t just for the inside of your home. What you plant outside can affect the bottom line inside. Choosing the right trees, grasses, and shrubs can help. Location, location, location Well placed trees can help to reduce your heating and cooling bills. Trees can keep your home cooler in the summer...
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