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Posted on 04/05/2020
Tips to Keep in Mind When Caring for Carpeted Floors
Although not everyone is a fan of carpeting, there are definitely benefits to having it in your home. The big question is, "Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?" Well, that answer depends on a lot of variables, but if you happen to like the look and feel of carpeting, then it's probably worth having. Assuming the carpet fibers...
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Posted on 04/04/2020
Another Property Sold - 1908 Arborview Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Charming Westside Bungalow in an amazing active neighborhood! Very inviting, large front porch with swing and lights to enjoy those upcoming spring evenings. Beautiful hardwood 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, would 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.  Choose between Forsythe or Slauson Middle School. ...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
What to do with Moving Boxes
Image by khathar ranglak from Shutterstock Most times, after moving your property into your new home, you have stacks of empty cardboard boxes to put away. After taking out the contents, you might be wondering what to do with that pile of cardboard. Thankfully, cardboard moving boxes are easy to reuse and can serve other purposes. Break Down...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Starting from Scratch: How to Find the Capital for Your First Investment Property
Photo by Jonathan Rolande via Pixabay Dipping your toes in the real estate investing waters can feel intimidating--especially when it comes to making a large up-front investment. Although there are ways to get started in real estate with lower up-front costs (low- or no-down payment VA and FHA loans, for instance), it's smart to have some savings to...
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Posted on 03/17/2020
9112 Meadow View Lane, Saline, MI 48176 now has a new price of $384,900!
An amazing home in the desirable Saline Ridge sub. Walk through the grand 2-story foyer with beautiful chandelier into a very open and welcoming living room area with fireplace and new vinyl wood-looking flooring and crown molding. Off the entry is a gorgeous office with abundant built in bookshelves and window seat. Upgraded kitchen cabinets with crown molding, new stainless steel french door fridge, dual oven, and island. Convenient pantry off kitchen with lots of cabinets for storage. Dining nook with doorwall to backyard. Several options for formal dining if desired. First floor laundry with several cabinets, large shelf, coat closet and...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
What Does The Phrase “Up And Coming” Neighborhood Mean?
If you’re looking for the perfect location to live but can’t quite afford the neighborhood that you’re vying for, a good option is to look for what’s deemed a "up and coming" neighborhood. These areas are where buyers can find the perfect house in a place where property values are only going to increase in the coming years. Buyers...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
Should You Develop Homebuying Goals?
As a homebuyer, it may be beneficial to establish goals. Because once you know what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey, you can take the necessary steps to achieve your homebuying aspirations. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you develop homebuying goals. 1. Your Dream Home Define your dream house – you...
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Posted on 03/07/2020
Video Tour - 9112 Meadow View Lane, Saline, MI 48176
An amazing home in the desirable Saline Ridge sub. Walk through the grand 2-story foyer with beautiful chandelier into a very open and welcoming living room area with fireplace and new vinyl wood-looking flooring and crown molding. Off the entry is a gorgeous office with abundant built in bookshelves and window seat. Upgraded kitchen cabinets with crown molding, new stainless steel french door fridge, dual oven, and island. Convenient pantry off kitchen with lots of cabinets for storage. Dining nook with doorwall to backyard. Several options for formal dining if desired. First floor laundry with several cabinets, large shelf, coat closet and...
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Posted on 03/06/2020
9112 Meadow View Lane, Saline, MI 48176 is now new to the market!
An amazing home in the desirable Saline Ridge sub. Walk through the grand 2-story foyer with beautiful chandelier into a very open and welcoming living room area with fireplace and new vinyl wood-looking flooring and crown molding. Off the entry is a gorgeous office with abundant built in bookshelves and window seat. Upgraded kitchen cabinets with crown molding, new stainless steel french door fridge, dual oven, and island. Convenient pantry off kitchen with lots of cabinets for storage. Dining nook with doorwall to backyard. Several options for formal dining if desired. First floor laundry with several cabinets, large shelf, coat closet and...
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Posted on 03/05/2020
1908 Arborview Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 has an Open House on Sunday, March 8, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Charming Westside Bungalow in an amazing active neighborhood! Very inviting, large front porch with swing and lights to enjoy those upcoming spring evenings. Beautiful hardwood 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, would 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.  Choose between Forsythe or Slauson Middle School. ...
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Posted on 03/03/2020
1908 Arborview Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 now has a new price of $307,500!
Charming Westside Bungalow in an amazing active neighborhood! Very inviting, large front porch with swing and lights to enjoy those upcoming spring evenings. Beautiful hardwood 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, would 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.  Choose between Forsythe or Slauson Middle School. ...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
Pros & Cons of REIT Investing
Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay Although most people think of real estate investments in terms of real property that they can see and touch, buy and sell, or rent and manage on their own, there is a popular form of real estate investment that is not as personal and interactive. In many ways, it is easier, featuring the...
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