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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

BEFORE YOU SETTLE INTO YOUR NEW HOME Following is a great article with advice on taking care of business once you close on the purchase of your new home. http://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/before-you-settle-into-your-new-home-make-these-changes-immediately/?cid=soc_20151126_55578976&adbid=10153823171562871&adbpl=fb&adbpr=35368227870

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PREPARE FOR A SPRING SALE WITH THESE FALL PROJECTS

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Spring is always a good time to be on the market as a home seller.  Buyers are plenty--fed up with the snows and cold of winter--and many other home sellers (your competition) wait too long to get their homes on the market.  They think their home looks better when the lawn is mowed, the trees have leaved out and the flowers are blooming (June).  While that is arguably true, remem...

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BEST STATE IN THE UNITED STATES?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Any "Best" list should be taken with a grain of salt.  There's always a point of view behind the list and chances are . . . that point of view is different than yours.  Still, it can be interesting to peruse.  I ran across this one this morning and found it interesting and humorous.  Worth the time it took to read.  Click on the link below and scroll through the list fr...

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OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY--51690 WETHERBEE--26 ACRES, OUTBUILDINGS, POOL

Thursday, May 29, 2014

JUST REDUCED TO $359,000!  Country estate on 26 rolling acres just minutes south of Schoolcraft. Mostly wooded land with some pasture and field, great for hunting deer & turkey. Currently set up for horses, dogs & just about any other livestock you want to keep with 36x52 Morton building, fenced pasture and antique, restored windmill. Home is an extensively updated walkout Cape Cod...

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DECK REMODELS--INEXPENSIVE!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Check out these ideas for sprucing up your deck from House Logic.  Also, great tips on cleaning your deck.  Click on the link below or the title above. http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/decks/deck-makeover-ideas-under-300/?cid=eo_em_mkt_solo

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PRAIRIE OAKS 2-STORY--PRICE REDUCED TO $389,900!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Beautiful new, ready-to-move-into 2-story in Prairie Oaks with double staircases, great natural lighting and a wonderful, family floor plan. Main level includes: 2-story atrium entrance with Travertine flooring and French doors to den; 2-story great room with fireplace—open to spacious kitchen with 2 pantries, center island and bay-alcove breakfast nook; large formal dining; powder room and ded...

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BRIGHTEN UP YOUR LIGHTING!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring time is a great time to get light into your home.  As tree's leaves begin to fill in, less natural light will make its way into your home.  So get the most out of your interior lighting by cleaning up!  Click on the title above to read a helpful article from House Logic.

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26 ACRES, 3000 S.F. HOME, DOG KENNELS & HORSE STALLS

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Charming country estate on 26 acres perfect for horses, dogs, hunting & enjoying the great out-of-doors. Set up for boarding dogs w/ 22 kennels in 36x52 Morton bldg that also has 3 horse stalls & 1200 bale hayloft--w/drop doors to the stalls. Kennel has heated tile floors, access to outdoor runs, waiting rm, office & grooming area--plus an ERV system! Open plan Cape Cod extensively ...

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GOT AN INTERIOR PAINTING PROJECT PLANNED?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Painting is one of those DIY projects that all of us, at one time or another, engage in.  It's something that any of us can do.  Personally, I have done a lot of painting AND I have hired professionals.  While I consider myself a pretty skilled and careful painter, I would have to say that I was very impressed the last time I hired professionals.  What amazed me most was the...

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READ THIS BEFORE YOU RE-DO YOUR BEDROOM CLOSET!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Check out this article from "This Old House" magazine.  Lots of great ideas for bringing order to chaos, making the best use of your space and making "getting ready for the day ahead" a snap.  Click on the title above or copy and paste the following link: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20771891,00.html?xid=hinewsletter-140204-bedroom-closet&TOH

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THINGS ARE LOOKING UP!

Monday, January 27, 2014

It seems the improvements in our local real estate market are not out of line with what is happening nationally.  As is often the case, the recovery here is behind the pace of the east and west coasts, but improvement is improvement!  Check out the statistics for residential real estate across the country by clicking on the title of this article or copy and paste the following link in...

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5407 Turkey Run Just Reduced to $399,900!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beautiful new, ready-to-move-into 2-story in Prairie Oaks with double staircases, great natural lighting and a wonderful, family floor plan. Main level includes: 2-story atrium entrance with Travertine flooring and French doors to den; 2-story great room with fireplace—open to spacious kitchen with 2 pantries, center island and bay-alcove breakfast nook; large formal dining; powder room and ded...

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OWNING VS. RENTING—Which is best for you?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Not always a simple question and answer, but here are some thinking points: Life style:   Of utmost importance is your particular set of priorities.  If career mobility is high on your list, renting is difficult to argue against.  Usually, at most, you are committing yourself for no more than a year at a time and if job opportunities come up in far-away places, you are in a much ...

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WINTER: The Season of ice dams . . .

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

We are now in the midst of that part of the year when ice dams can wreak havoc on our roofs, eaves and gutters.  The attached article from This Old House has good advice for preventing and--if it is too late for prevention--fixing ice dams on your house.  Check it out!  Click on the title of this article or copy the link below and paste it onto your browser. http://www.thisoldhou...

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VINTAGE FARM HOME, COMPLETELY UP-TO-DATE!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

1850's architectural character with the comfort & practicality of the best in modern residential infrastructure!  This rebuild & expansion of the original Bliss homestead a "must see" for those seeking a truly special home.  Vintage upscale charm, classic barns & a truly pastoral setting. The current owners have lovingly restored and rebuilt this home over the past 5 ...

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CREATING OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES INEXPENSVIELY

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The following link to "This Old House" online magazine provides some interesting ideas for making the outdoor part of your living environment just a little more comfortable and attractive.  Great ideas for your summer time enjoyment and for showing off your home if you are getting ready to sell. 0595797,00.html?xid=hinewsletter-130723-outdoor-rooms&TOH

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Ideas for Sprucing up Outside your Home

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The current issue of online "This Old House Magazine" has a fine list of things you can do outside your home-- 75 ideas under $75 is the title.  Check it out! http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20361592,00.html

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5 Emotional Mistakes Sellers Make

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The following article on the Trulia web site is a great one for home sellers.  As I am about to become one myself, I am paying special attention.  Real estate moves can make us crazy, whether we are buying or selling! http://www.trulia.com/blog/taranelson/2013/04/5_emotional_mistakes_sellers_make?ecampaign=cnews201304B&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Fblog%2Ftaranelson%2F2013%2F04%2F5_emotio...

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The value of regular home maintenance!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring time is a good time to take care of things in and around the house.  The out-of-doors is more welcoming and you just feel like getting things done again after hibernating for the winter.  I ran across the following article on houselogic.com.  These are good reminders that pay dividends in the long run! http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/maintenance-repair/value-home-mai...

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Now that the Rainy Season is here . . .

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

It's great to have spring finally here--and along with it, April showers!  Rain is wonderful and necessary, but it can wreak havoc on a home.  The attached article from "This Old House" provides some useful and timely information on how to get rain water away from your foundation--reducing the risk of damp basements and mold.  Check it out:    http://www.thisoldhouse.co...

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