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Home Cleaning Tips for Sellers

Home Cleaning That Lasts

Whether you’re getting ready to put your home on the market to sell, or planning on staying for a while, it’s always very important to have a clean house. However, with everything many of us have going on throughout the day, we often find ourselves without the time or desire to clean. There are some simple things we can do to not only prevent the mess from getting out of control, but also to keep our homes cleaner for longer.

Fighting Dust

A very important thing to keep up with around the whole house is dust. Dust forms very quickly and sticks to everything as well as gets in the air we breathe. A way to combat dust is to keep your home at a higher humidity level of 40-50%. Lower humidity causes static electricity,

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When is the Best Time to Buy a Home in Michigan?

Best Time to Buy a Home?

Did you know that there is a time of year that is best to take advantage on low home prices? In reality, yes, homes are being sold everywhere year round. However, according to some research that has been done on this topic, it has been found that there is a time of year that is the best to get your dream home at the lowest price.

Best Month to Buy Real Estate

Believe it or not, October is the best month of the year to buy a home at the highest discount. Studies show that there is a 2.6% buyer discount on homes during the month of October. Why? There aren’t as many homes on the market this time of the year as there are in the summer months, for example. A lot of sellers decide to remove their homes from the market at

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8 Michigan Home Landscaping Mistakes

8 Landscaping Mistakes

We all see professional landscapers working while we drive through our neighborhoods and by local businesses. They make the work they do look incredibly easy and, in turn, inspire us to do landscaping of our own. However, not a lot of people know that landscaping requires a lot of time and research. We have eight very common landscaping mistakes that, if you consider them, will guarantee that you are fully prepared to do this work yourself.

Not Having A Plan

The first mistake, and easily the most common, is not having a plan. There is a very good chance you will end up not being happy with the way the work turns out if you don’t. Having a plan means knowing what you’re going to buy, how much of everything you will need,

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5 Budget Bathroom Updates to Add Value to Your Home

Does Your Bathroom Need Some Work?

If you have an older bathroom and are getting tired of the same boring look day after day, you have probably thought about a renovation. The thought of renovating your bathroom can be a scary thought, though, thinking of all the time it will take and how it expensive it will be. Luckily, there are some ways to renovate that will give your bathroom some very modern looking twists that your wallet (and potential home buyers) will appreciate.

Updating Vanity Cabinets

Replacing your vanity cabinet can go a major way in providing a new look for your bathroom. There are ways to go about buying a new cabinet without breaking the bank. Visit a major retailer and ask if they have any stock models available for

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Ways to Make a Yard Look Great in Michigan

How to Take Care of Your Home's Lawn

Summer is the time to focus on yard maintenance for your home, but perhaps the most major task of them all is to take care of your lawn.  If you're trying to build curb appeal to sell your home, this becomes even more important. With all of the maintenance you do, including before and after summer, you will want to make sure that you have the best equipment possible, including a mower, trimmer or edger. Without these, you will not be able to take care of your lawn to the best of your ability.  Also, there are lawn care best practices that not a lot of people are aware of.

Picking the Right Mower

There are three types of lawn mowers out there, and the one you should choose is dependent on the type of lawn

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Buying a Michigan Home as a Pair

Buying a Home With a Partner

There comes a point in time in every serious relationship where the topic of buying a home together will come up. While this is very exciting, there are some important factors that need to be considered before both people make the decision together to move forward with the process.

Getting Priorities Straight

All homebuyers will have different priorities when it comes to what kind of home they want to find. These might include bedroom and bathroom count, commute time, what type of home you want, neighborhood quality, good schools in the area, or having a large kitchen. It’s so important that both people in the relationship can agree on priorities. Chances are both people will not agree on every single thing, but

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The Most Bought Home Styles in Michigan

Trendy Types of Homes

When you’re looking for a home to buy, or even building one, you may have a visual of what you want. As you’re working with a realtor or a builder, it is important to know what different types of home styles there are that you can accurately describe what you want in the most efficient way possible. Here is a guide of the 10 most popular home styles in America, along with descriptions of each.

Craftsman

If you’re seeking something more natural looking than modern, the style of your home you’re looking for is a Craftsman home. The look of a Craftsman style home really hints to a smooth transition between nature and the construction. The idea behind this style is to evoke cozy living inside. They will feature mostly stone

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Green Homes in Michigan

Making Your Green Home a Reality

The trend of “going green” with everything we do in our daily lives is ever-growing. Those who are looking to buy a home are interested in efficient, environmentally friendly homes, and homeowners have even been interested in learning about ways to make their homes greener as well. Maintaining an eco-friendly home is attractive not only because it’s better for the environment, but also because it will reduce your energy bill. However, a lot of people think this idea appears unrealistic and complicated, and costly. Here are some really simple ways to make your home greener.

Getting the Right Lights

We all know that one of the main things in our houses that we use energy for is turning on the lights. This is an

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Mistakes People Make When Buying Their First Michigan Home

Pitfalls First-Time Buyers Should Avoid

The home-buying process can be complicated and stressful, and especially intimidating for first-time homebuyers. There is a lot of thinking and planning ahead involved in the process of buying real estate that some people might not realize.

Not Knowing Your Financial Situation

Something important that you will want to make sure you’re aware of as a home buyer is your credit score. In most situations, a credit score of at least 620 is needed to qualify for a mortgage. A lot of sellers will want any buyers who see their home to be pre-qualified before a showing takes place. If your credit score is high, there’s a chance you may be qualified for a large mortgage.

Before you choose to go with that large

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Choosing Your Michigan Real Estate Agent

Finding the Right Agent

When going through the process of buying or selling a home, choosing an agent is the most important thing you can do. As a seller, you want to make sure you choose someone to represent the sale of your home who has the same goals and motives as you do, as well as someone who you know will have you in their best interest. When buying a home, on the other hand, you will want to find an agent that has experience servicing your market as well as one that you know will listen to you and consider your wants and needs to the best of their ability.

There are several important questions that should be asked when interviewing agents to make sure you are choosing the best one.

Years of Experience

The first thing you'll want to

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