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Another Property Sold - 457 Woodhaven Dr Dr #Unit#36, Commerce twp, MI 48390
Posted on 12/05/2019
Another Property Sold - 457 Woodhaven Dr Dr #Unit#36, Commerce twp, MI 48390
Move-In ready condo in the highly desirable Oakbrook Pointe Condominiums & award winning Walled Lake School district. With a wonderful open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, and new carpeting throughout, this 2 BR, 2 Bath, condo includes a fireplace that starts with a flip of a switch. The spacious deck overlooks a shared but still very private landscaped commons area because it's at the back of the complex. The huge lower level offers excellent storage space and an unlimited potential for finishing. First floor laundry room off the 2 car garage makes bringing groceries into the kitchen easy. Smart planning by the architects. Easy access to...
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Bi-Weekly Mortgage: Could It Help You?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Bi-Weekly Mortgage: Could It Help You?
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock The term “bi-weekly” means every other week. If you get paid bi-weekly, you usually get your check every other Friday. When it comes to a mortgage, typical amortization plans (payments of principal and interest) use a 30-year/360-month calculation. But many lenders offer a bi-weekly plan too. In this case, you would make 26...
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Perform a Comprehensive Vacation Home Search
Posted on 11/24/2019
Perform a Comprehensive Vacation Home Search
Finding the right vacation house is rarely simple. Dozens of quality vacation residences are available in cities and towns nationwide. Yet if you make even a single mistake during your search for the ideal vacation residence, you risk making a poor property buying decision. As you get set to begin a search for a vacation home, there are many...
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Launch a Successful Homebuying Journey
Posted on 11/17/2019
Launch a Successful Homebuying Journey
The homebuying journey may be complicated, particularly for those who fail to plan for it. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to boost your chances of enjoying a successful property buying experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you start a successful homebuying journey. 1. Establish Criteria for Your Home Search...
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Determining Fair Market Value
Posted on 11/15/2019
Determining Fair Market Value
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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All About Multi-Family Homes
Posted on 11/10/2019
All About Multi-Family Homes
A multifamily home is defined as a building that has more than one unit. Each unit has its own separate kitchen, bathrooms, and utilities. These types of homes can be rented, owned, or be an investment property where a landlord collects rent. A multi-family home is a more economical way of living. Because there is less privacy and tenants...
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Key Factors to Consider Before You Counter an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 11/03/2019
Key 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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Hidden Enemies in Your Home
Posted on 10/27/2019
Hidden Enemies in Your Home
Could your home be making you sick? Could those allergies be inside rather than outside? Yes, and yes. Of course, you’ve already sussed out the obvious places: the mold in the bathroom, years of dirt in the carpet, even the drapes and blinds. But what about the air ducts? You know, the very thing that carries the conditioned...
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What Does It Take to List a Home?
Posted on 10/20/2019
What Does It Take to List a Home?
Listing a home may be simple. In fact, if you know what it takes to craft an engaging house listing, you could speed up the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to ensure you can create an effective home listing. 1. Evaluate Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses Your home likely has served you well,...
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Setting up a Home Office
Posted on 10/13/2019
Setting up a Home Office
If you are working from home or considering starting a new business at home, a home office is going to be very important for what you do. But you don’t necessarily have to break your budget to create your own home office, using what you have on hand, you can come up with something that is functional and...
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Organize Your Important Documents
Posted on 10/06/2019
Organize Your Important Documents
The last thing your family needs is to have no idea where to find your important papers and last wishes when confronted with a sudden illness or death. No one wants to talk about these things but taking the time to organize your paperwork can give your loved ones true peace of mind when dealing with your estate....
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 Avoid Some of the Usual Pitfalls of Moving
Posted on 09/29/2019
Avoid Some of the Usual Pitfalls of Moving
Moving to a new home can definitely be labor intensive, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier and less stressful. Creating a priority list of things to do before the moving truck arrives can help ensure that you won't forget important details. If you've chosen a service-oriented moving company, they should provide you with information --...
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