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1908 Arborview Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 now has a new price of $312,500!
Posted on 01/22/2020
1908 Arborview Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 now has a new price of $312,500!
Charming Westside Bungalow! Very inviting, large front porch with swing and lights to enjoy those fall evenings. Beautiful wood floors and classic archways throughout. 2 good size bedrooms on main floor and 1 large bedroom upstairs. Updated kitchen with tons of cabinets. Gorgeous updated tile bath. Full basement with tons of space and a workroom, could be a great finished space. Lovely backyard, with raised gardens and surrounding trees, your own green oasis. Large shed. No worries of Orangeburg-brand new sewer line installed 2015. Great move in ready house ready to be your new home. Short walks or bike rides to many parks, dining and even...
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Buy Your First Home Sooner with a Down Payment Savings Plan
Posted on 01/19/2020
Buy Your First Home Sooner with a Down Payment Savings Plan
You’ve been thinking it for a while: “I really should start putting some money aside for a down payment.” But, you just can’t seem to find any wiggle room in your budget. You’re not alone. Saving for a down payment isn’t easy. Especially if you’ve got rent, car payments, student loans, and are trying to put money aside for...
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Video Tour  - 549 Liberty Pointe Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Posted on 01/14/2020
Video Tour - 549 Liberty Pointe Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Fantastic deal on this Liberty Pointe condo. 2 bedrooms with walk-in closets and personal baths. Upper level has nice built in library shelves off 2-story entry. Large living room with formal dining and sliding glass door leads to green common area. Generous kitchen with all appliances included. Full basement just waiting to be finished. Laundry room with utility sink. 1 car attached garage. Excellent location, with Burr Park and Lakewood Elementary right around the corner. Short distance to downtown, restaurants, shopping, parks, everything Ann Arbor has to...
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549 Liberty Pointe Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/14/2020
549 Liberty Pointe Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 is now new to the market!
Fantastic deal on this Liberty Pointe condo. 2 bedrooms with walk-in closets and personal baths. Upper level has nice built in library shelves off 2-story entry. Large living room with formal dining and sliding glass door leads to green common area. Generous kitchen with all appliances included. Full basement just waiting to be finished. Laundry room with utility sink. 1 car attached garage. Excellent location, with Burr Park and Lakewood Elementary right around the corner. Short distance to downtown, restaurants, shopping, parks, everything Ann Arbor has to...
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What to Look For When You're House Hunting
Posted on 01/12/2020
What to Look For When You're House Hunting
Shopping for a new house can seem like an overwhelming experience because there are so many factors to consider. The top priorities for the majority of house hunters include the quality of the school district, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the overall condition of the house. Price is also a major consideration, as is square footage, commuting...
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Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a House?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a House?
If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you have a tight deadline in place, you risk making a rash homebuying decision. And as a result, you may pay too much to acquire a home. Perhaps even worse, you risk purchasing a house that fails to match your expectations. As...
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How Corporations Can Affect Residential Real Estate Patterns
Posted on 12/29/2019
How Corporations Can Affect Residential Real Estate Patterns
Photo by Juhasz Imre from Pexels Major corporations can change nearly everything about their surrounding areas and their effect on residential real estate can be truly substantial. The concentration of wealth in areas like Silicon Valley and Seattle has influenced even the most basic properties, causing otherwise unremarkable homes to be worth over a million dollars based on...
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3 Factors to Consider Before You Counter an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 12/22/2019
3 Factors to Consider Before You Counter an Offer to Purchase
You don't need to be a home selling expert to counter a buyer's offer to purchase your house. In fact, sellers who know what factors to consider as they evaluate a homebuying proposal may be better equipped than others to submit a successful counter-offer. Now, let's take a look at three factors a seller should consider before countering a...
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Cleaning and Home Staging Tips for House Sellers
Posted on 12/15/2019
Cleaning and Home Staging Tips for House Sellers
One of the many challenges of putting your home on the market is keeping it clean! That task can be even more difficult if you have kids, pets, and a busy schedule. If everyone is always rushing off to their jobs, classes, lunch dates, meetings, practices, or appointments, it's hard to keep your home in a perpetual state of...
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What to Expect If You Submit a Competitive Offer on a House
Posted on 12/08/2019
What to Expect If You Submit a Competitive Offer on a House
If you want to buy your dream house, you'll likely need to submit a competitive offer from the get-go. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving a "Yes" from a home seller and proceed along the homebuying journey. Putting together a competitive homebuying proposal can be simple. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help...
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Steps to Take Before You Remove Clutter from Your House
Posted on 12/01/2019
Steps to Take Before You Remove Clutter from Your House
If you plan to sell your house in the foreseeable future, it often helps to declutter. That way, you can eliminate excess items from your house and make it easy for buyers to envision what life may be like if they purchase your residence. Before you start to declutter, there are several steps that you should follow to achieve...
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How to Settle In to Your New City
Posted on 11/24/2019
How to Settle In to Your New City
Photo by Alexas Fotos via PixabayMoving to a new city is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Getting the lay of the land, especially if you don't have contacts in the city, is intimidating. From figuring out your transportation options to learning where the most affordable grocery store is, you have many things to tackle...
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