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Five Renovation Projects that Increase Your Bloomfield Hills Home’s Value - 12/27/10 11:27 AM
Whether you’re planning on selling soon or just want a comfortable home to live in now, here are five projects that increase your Bloomfield Hills home’s comfort and value: 1. Uncover hardwood floors. Is there a hardwood floor lurking under your Bloomfield Hills home’s carpet? If you're not sure, pull up the carpet in an unnoticeable corner and investigate. If you find wood floors, you’ll probably need to refinish them, but that’s a lot less expensive than installing new hardwood flooring. 2. Add ceiling fans. Everyone likes to save money, and adding ceiling fans can reduce your electric bill considerably. Central (1 comments)
When Your Royal Oak Michigan Home for Sale Won't Sell--Rent It! - 12/20/10 07:47 PM
Your home simply isn’t selling for your desired price. If you don’t have to sell in order to buy a new home, make your Royal Oak Michigan home for sale work for you by renting it out. But, first, consider the pros and cons of renting to be sure it’s the right choice for you. Here are four potential pros to renting your Royal Oak Michigan home for sale.1. You continue building equity. Your property will continue to appreciate and the principal on your mortgage will continue to decrease.2. Landlord tax advantages could offset income tax on rent.3. Rental income could (2 comments)
Should I Take My Home Off Of The Market For The Winter? - 12/15/10 11:04 AM
It's that time of year again that I am frequently asked by Southeast Michigan home sellers if they should take their homes off of the market because of the holidays, New Years, and the cold. If you are serious about selling your home, the answer is DEFINITELY NOT and here's why. I am currently working with several buyers. One is going through a divorce. One is being transfered into the area and another just received an inheritance from a relative and is living in a dingy apartment. All three of these buyers want to buy NOW. That is the common theme (1 comments)
Understanding the Southeast Michigan Real Estate Market for FSBOs - 12/13/10 08:38 AM
On first thought, selling your home by yourself seems to make perfect sense. It doesn't look all that hard, right? So you decide to sell your home the FSBO way (For Sale By Owner). You figure that you can put up a sign. Let people come to look at your house. Review all the offers you are sure to get and pick the best one and you're done. That's all there is to understanding the Southeast Michigan real estate market—right? Well, not quite. One of the most difficult things for a person trying to sell their own home to do is (2 comments)
How to Go Green in Your Bloomfield Hills Home this Holiday Season - 12/06/10 03:06 PM
Start a new holiday tradition: Give the environment a holiday gift this year by going green. Here are six green traditions you can begin at your Bloomfield Hills home: 1. Use LED lighting. Save energy and protect the environment by using LED lights. LED lighting is 90 to 95% more efficient than non-LED lights. 2. Decorate organically. Use seasonal fruits as decoration, which you can eat afterwards, or are at least biodegradable. Pomegranates and oranges are good choices. Use organic holiday decorations such as grapevine wreaths, eucalyptus, fresh pine and pine cones.3. Give environmental gifts. Help others go green by giving (1 comments)
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