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    Keep Heating Costs Down This Winter

    By Admin | January 19, 2023

    In fall 2022, the National Energy Assistance Directors Association warned that heating costs will be the highest in 10 years as households pay nearly 18% more this winter. Between the 2020-21 and 2022-23 winters, home energy costs increased by 36%. What can you do to stay warm and save energy costs? The National Resources Defense Council advises that you... Read More

    A Quick and Easy Decluttering Guide

    By Admin | November 28, 2022

    With more stuff than you probably need or want, decluttering before a move can seem overwhelming, but you don’t want to pay movers to move or store items you don’t use, love, or want. Here are some tips to make it quicker and easier: Start Small. Label moving boxes for selling, donating, or throwing away.... Read More

    Is now the time to remodel?

    By Admin | September 30, 2022

    With today’s runaway inflation and rising interest rates, it may seem like a good idea to put your remodeling plans on hold. Or, maybe not. According to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, remodeling expenditures are expected to cool... Read More

    Real Estate Investment Percentage Rules

    By Admin | September 29, 2022

    Have you ever wondered what the formula is to make money in real estate? Guidelines or rules can help you gauge profitability and improve your results before you invest in a home to flip and resell quickly, or a rental home. Home flippers use the 70% rule, meaning that the maximum price you pay for... Read More

    Ann Arbor Area Oktoberfest Events, Breweries, and German Restaurants

    By Admin | September 13, 2022

    Events Saline Oktoberfest. September 16-17, 2022. More info and Tickets. The Heidelberg Oktoberfest. September 30 – October 1, 2022. More info. A2 Artoberfest. October 8-9, 2022. More info. German Restaurants Metzgers The Heidelberg The Cellar by Grizzly Peak (formerly known as The Old German) Biercamp Breweries Arbor Brewing Company Corner Brewery – Ypsilanti Grizzly Peak –... Read More

    What Buyers Want in 2022

    By Admin | August 5, 2022

    Virtual interior designer/home stager Stuccco.com compiled a wish list from numerous online sources that experts say homebuyers want in 2022. Many popular features aren’t what home sellers may think. Before you upgrade your home to sell, consider these top five homebuyer preferences: Laundry rooms Exterior lighting Ceiling fans Patios Walk-in pantries Laundry rooms. Homebuyers don’t want to go... Read More

    Interior Painting Tips

    By Admin | March 2, 2022

    Buying a home is a fresh start in many ways, and one of the first things you may want to do is paint your new interior. While the neutrals that seller may have chosen are okay, you may want to repaint with color choices of your own.  Start with a high quality paint that is designed to last, and plan... Read More

    Window Replacement Guide

    By Admin | February 24, 2022

    How do you know it’s time to replace the windows in your older home? According to BobVila.com, some signs are obvious – hot and cold air leaks; condensation; warped, rotting or damaged frames; difficulty opening and closing; cracks or breakage; mold growth; noise pollution from outdoors; and high energy bills. If your windows are cold-to-the-touch in... Read More

    5 home decor trends for 2022

    By Admin | February 21, 2022

    The way Americans use their homes has changed since the advent of the pandemic and has informed interior design trends for 2022.  These ideas are so smart, they’re likely to stick around even after the pandemic is over.  Smart furniture – According to Puffy.com, the smart furniture industry is on track to reach $244 million by 2024.... Read More

    The Post-COVID Appeal of Suburbia

    By Admin | February 17, 2022

    Do homebuyers want the same things in their next home as they did before the COVID pandemic? In some ways, yes, and in others, no. According to the latest summertime Realtor.com survey, post-COVID homebuyers are willing to spend more money on a home, have saved more money toward a downpayment as they sheltered in place,... Read More