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Is Real Estate Investing Right for You ?
Posted on 02/16/2020
Is Real Estate Investing Right for You ?
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay While real estate has ups and downs, it has generally been a good long-term investment. Owning a home is one way of investing, but to really take advantage, you can buy property that you won’t necessarily occupy but will make you some money. How Real Estate Makes Money There are two basic...
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For Sale by Owner: Worth the Risk?
Posted on 02/09/2020
For Sale by Owner: Worth the Risk?
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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Update Your Kitchen to Sell
Posted on 02/02/2020
Update Your Kitchen to Sell
Image by StudioDin from Shutterstock Homeowners wishing to sell their home for top dollar might consider a kitchen remodel to increase its value and efficiency. Aside from the kitchen being the heart of the home, it also has several surfaces you can quickly upgrade that affect the entire space. The tips below give you a guide to which...
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Common Mortgage Options and Their Benefits
Posted on 01/26/2020
Common Mortgage Options and Their Benefits
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Most homebuyers take out a mortgage when they purchase a house, and there are several different types of mortgages to choose from. Here are some of the more common mortgage options and the benefits of each one. Conventional 30-Year Fixed Mortgages Perhaps the standard starting point for a mortgage is the conventional...
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19161 Harlow St, Detroit, MI 48235 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/25/2020
19161 Harlow St, Detroit, MI 48235 is now new to the market!
This lovely 3 bedroom home features three bedrooms with the third bedroom on the lower level, carpet through out; built in appliances with recessed lighting in the kitchen. Basement is finished. Walkout from family to fenced back yard. Great for entertaining. This home is currently tenant occupied. Lease is up in April. Allow min 4 hours prior to showing....
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Reduce Energy Consumption in Your Kitchen
Posted on 01/19/2020
Reduce Energy Consumption in Your Kitchen
Image by Milly Eaton from Pexels Cooking or baking, refrigerating food and running the dishwasher all contribute to the amount of energy your home uses overall. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, refrigerators use the highest amount of energy in household kitchens. While large appliances require more energy, lighting and other sources of energy, such as water...
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1093 Voorheis St, Pontiac, MI 48341 now has a new price of $134,990!
Posted on 01/15/2020
1093 Voorheis St, Pontiac, MI 48341 now has a new price of $134,990!
BUYERS FINANCING FAILED! Come on in! This two bedroom, one and half bath home is graciously waiting for you to make this your new home. This lovely home features all hardwood floors thru out, brick fireplace to keep you warm and cozy on those cold winter evenings. Updated kitchen with all stainless steel appliances and granite countertops with loads of storage. There is a three season room just off from the kitchen and a large fenced in back yard that include 1 car detached garage (entry to garage is on Smith St.) and comes with shed. New furnace, HWT and roof with in last 5 years. Windows approx. 10 yrs. Key access to Sylvan Lake come...
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What to Watch Out for When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Posted on 01/12/2020
What to Watch Out for When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Photo by Michael Jarmoluk via Pixabay When you’re shopping for a new home, the prospect of a fixer-upper being on the market for an unbeatable price sounds great! There are a few things that should be on your checklist to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze when purchasing a home. A fixer-upper that needs mainly...
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What are the Benefits of a Large Home?
Posted on 01/05/2020
What are the Benefits of a Large Home?
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Bring Your A-Game to the House Selling Journey
Posted on 12/29/2019
Bring Your A-Game to the House Selling Journey
It generally is a good idea to bring your A-game to the home selling journey. Because if you fail to put your best foot forward, it may take many weeks or months to stir up interest in your residence. Ultimately, there are lots of things that you can do to generate interest in your home, such as: 1. Bolster...
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Qualifying for a Mortgage When You Are Self-Employed
Posted on 12/22/2019
Qualifying for a Mortgage When You Are Self-Employed
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay When you’re self-employed, it’s difficult to decide whether you are ready to buy a house. After all, your income might come in spurts instead of having a regular check every week or two. Being prepared for the mortgage process increases the chance that your application will be approved. Self-employed people have more hurdles...
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Another Property Sold - 16021 Hummel Dr, Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Posted on 12/15/2019
Another Property Sold - 16021 Hummel Dr, Beverly Hills, MI 48025
NEWLY INSTALLED ENERGY STAR MITSUBISHI HEATING & COOLING SYSTEM W/TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY & A NEW ROOF (TEAR OFF) instld Jly 2019. This Comfortable, inviting move-in ready ranch in Beverly Hills is Located on low traffic cul-de-sac w/B'ham schools, walk to Greenfield Elem., Enjoy closeness & convenience of dwntwn B'ham shops & restaurants. Short drive to Somerset Mall. EZ access to all points of interest, north & south, along the Woodward corridor. Features include a fire-lit LR, spacious, FR, updated KIT w/SS appliances. NEW SS STOVE, DW, DISPOSAL & FAUCET. 2nd fridge in garage stays. Large windows in LR, FR, DR & Kit flood areas with natural...
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