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Deep spring cleaning your home will help you to love or to list it!

It’s that time again! Spring is in the air, and with it, a desire, or at least a need, to spring clean. While spring cleaning is nothing new, this year, having your home dust, grease, and virus free is as much a necessity as it is a desire. Not only will spring cleaning give you peace of mind that you and your family are protected, but it gives you one leg up if you are thinking about or need to sell your home in the near future.
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Good News: Michigan Real Estate is Back in Business May 7th – What to Expect if You are Buying or Selling

I couldn’t be more excited to hear that I can once again help people sell their homes and/or find the perfect one to buy! With this great news comes a lot of responsibility. Safety is my biggest concern, so things won’t look exactly like they did before, but you can be assured that you will be getting the same level of service.
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Landscaping ideas to keep you busy during quarantine and hey, they will likely increase you home value too!

Landscaping ideas

During these unique times of “social distancing” and “shelter-in-place” orders, it can difficult to know what to do with ourselves in our free time. Mental health experts agree that one of the best things we can do for personal wellness is to get exercise and get outdoors. As a home owner, this gives you and your family a much needed excuse and maybe even a little additional time to put towards making the outside of your home as awesome as the inside. While there are always a number of factors that play into whether or not the work and materials you put into your home are going to yield a positive return on investment, most agree that landscaping and outdoor spaces almost always increases the value of your home.
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Moving forward: Selling and buying a home during COVID-19

Buying a home during COVID-19

It is a scary time for most Americans and people worldwide. There is so much uncertainty… There is also the reality that we can’t totally put our whole lives on hold indefinitely, and some people were in the middle of making some necessary big changes in their lives like finding a larger home, needing to move for a job, or wanting to be near family in times of crisis. Fortunately, real estate agents and the industry are making changes that allow you to continue to buy and sell safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few changes that are being seen across the nation to help people continue to sell and buy real estate during these unique times.
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Relationship savers for when you are buying a home

Buying a home with your significant other can be a wonderful bonding experience, but it also has the potential to put a lot of strain on your relationship. Fortunately, there is power in knowing. If you and your loved one can navigate some of the issues and come up with compromises before the search begins, you just may forego many of the hardships other home buyers go through.
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What to REALLY look for when you look at your potential dream home

You’re at an amazing home that you have looked at online dozens of times and driven by even more. As you go through the home, it looks exactly like the pictures, and you become smitten in no time! Now that the house has passed the “first impressions” test, you have to put your potential dream home through the Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass assessment!
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Location is everything: Finding the right location for you!

Location is everything

Everyone says the key to real estate is location, location, location. Often times THAT location (the one with beach access or a mountain view) is too expensive for us average Joes. Still, you want to find a location that meets your needs and your budget. So, how do you determine the best location? Here is a list of criteria for choosing a home that is just right for you.
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Selling Your First Home

Selling Your First Home

Before you decide to sell your first home, get the 4-1-1

If you are considering selling your home, it is best to do some serious homework before putting your home on the market. Here’s the 4-1-1 of
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Prep Your Home For Sale With These Landscaping Trends

It isn’t quite time for spring fever yet, but it is never too early to be thinking about what you want to do to with your landscaping. Likewise, if you are thinking about selling your home this spring or summer then curb appeal and outdoor spaces are where it is at! This year there are plenty of trends for all aesthetics and sensibilities for your home to give a great first impression to potential home buyers, or who knows, maybe these projects will be just for your enjoyment! According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, 2020’s landscaping trends veer on the side of functional, cool, and contemporary.
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2020 Real Estate Trends for Buyers and Sellers

2020 Real Estate Trends for Buyers and Sellers

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that the year is 2020. Just as “time waits for no man,” neither does the real estate market. Fortunately for homeowners in Michigan, we continue to be in one of the best markets in the Midwest, prices continue to climb, appreciation continues to go up, and we live in the Midwest, which is currently one of the most affordable regions in the nation.
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