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How Often Should You Check Your Credit Scores?
Posted on 03/29/2020
How Often Should You Check Your Credit Scores?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Federal law allows you to get your credit report free once per year. To do so, go to annualcreditreport.com and request your report. You need to do this at least once a year so that you can correct any errors or missing information. Differences Between Credit Report & Credit Score You typically have...
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Video Tour  - 26849 Pepperwood Dr, Woodhaven, MI 48183
Posted on 03/27/2020
Video Tour - 26849 Pepperwood Dr, Woodhaven, MI 48183
This 4 bedroom colonial in the desirable Coachwood subdivision is on a premium lot that backs to woods, with a vacant lot next door. The grand staircase greets you on entering, with the elegant living room and formal dining room adjacent to the foyer. The cook?s kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances is the working center of the home, and the connected breakfast nook looks out on the wooded yard. A large family room with gas fireplace is open to the kitchen area, with an adjacent library/office. The upper level features a master bedroom with cathedral ceiling that looks over the wooded yard; the en-suite features dual...
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26849 Pepperwood Dr, Woodhaven, MI 48183 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/27/2020
26849 Pepperwood Dr, Woodhaven, MI 48183 is now new to the market!
This 4 bedroom colonial in the desirable Coachwood subdivision is on a premium lot that backs to woods, with a vacant lot next door. The grand staircase greets you on entering, with the elegant living room and formal dining room adjacent to the foyer. The cook?s kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances is the working center of the home, and the connected breakfast nook looks out on the wooded yard. A large family room with gas fireplace is open to the kitchen area, with an adjacent library/office. The upper level features a master bedroom with cathedral ceiling that looks over the wooded yard; the en-suite features dual...
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How to Grow Your Portfolio with an Assumable Mortgage
Posted on 03/22/2020
How to Grow Your Portfolio with an Assumable Mortgage
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay It's easy to think that investing in real estate is an incredibly expensive venture. You may think you need thousands if not tens of thousands saved before you can even think about it. But there are ways to jumpstart your portfolio even if you're renting one of the cheapest apartments in your neighborhood....
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Another Property Sold - 2174 London Ave, Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Posted on 03/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 2174 London Ave, Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Welcome to this 3 bedroom 1 bathroom bungalow! This home is perfect for a first time home buyer or to be used as an investment property. The living room features a large window for natural light and original hardwood floors. All bedrooms are spacious with large closets for storage. The basement is perfect to finish for additional living space or to use for storage. This home features new ductwork, new a/c and new furnace. Home is located close to local schools and major roads. Being sold AS-IS....
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What Does It Really Cost to Purchase a Home?
Posted on 03/15/2020
What Does It Really Cost to Purchase a Home?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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Video Tour  - 44520 Country Ln, Northville, MI 48168
Posted on 03/09/2020
Video Tour - 44520 Country Ln, Northville, MI 48168
A hidden gem of Northville! This 4 bedroom ranch with walkout basement sits on top of 1.27 acres of wooded land on a secluded country lane just outside the Northville city limits. Completely updated: cook?s kitchen with built-ins, Corian counters, updated baths with beautiful quartz counters, a large master bedroom with en-suite bath, a 4th bedroom and full bath in the finished walkout basement. Enjoy the country setting from the sunroom or the multiple level Trex decks; 2 fireplaces to choose from for cozy winter nights. AND ? 2 garages! An attached 2 car garage for daily use and a 2 car insulated, heated living/working area complete with a...
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44520 Country Ln, Northville, MI 48168 is now new to the market!
Posted on 03/09/2020
44520 Country Ln, Northville, MI 48168 is now new to the market!
A hidden gem of Northville! This 4 bedroom ranch with walkout basement sits on top of 1.27 acres of wooded land on a secluded country lane just outside the Northville city limits. Completely updated: cook?s kitchen with built-ins, Corian counters, updated baths with beautiful quartz counters, a large master bedroom with en-suite bath, a 4th bedroom and full bath in the finished walkout basement. Enjoy the country setting from the sunroom or the multiple level Trex decks; 2 fireplaces to choose from for cozy winter nights. AND ? 2 garages! An attached 2 car garage for daily use and a 2 car insulated, heated living/working area complete with a...
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Why Buy in an HOA Community?
Posted on 03/08/2020
Why Buy in an HOA Community?
Photo by Robert Arthur Designs via Shutterstock If you’re moving to a new city, particularly an area with new development, you may discover that most homes are part of a homeowner’s association. If you’ve never been part of one before, you might not understand their function and why they are useful within a neighborhood. When an association functions...
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How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Posted on 03/01/2020
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a Home?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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4325 Grayton St, Detroit, MI 48224 now has a new price of $89,900!
Posted on 02/27/2020
4325 Grayton St, Detroit, MI 48224 now has a new price of $89,900!
This East English Village Bungalow features a natural fireplace in the living room, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, an upper floor window sitting room in the master bedroom, and 1-1/2 baths. Enjoy summer evenings on the screened rear porch. Main sewer line has been replaced. Furnace and water heater will be installed prior to closing, minor kitchen repairs required (seller will help with repairs). All dimensions approximate. No virtual showings, a licensed agent must be physically present for all...
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Video Tour  - 13932 Stratford St, Riverview, MI 48193
Posted on 02/25/2020
Video Tour - 13932 Stratford St, Riverview, MI 48193
This very well maintained 3 bedroom ranch is being sold by original owners. Many recent updates include: roof (2007), windows, built-in oven (2018), furnace (2016), water heater (2018). All concrete is newer, as is the main sewer line. Exposed hardwood floors in one bedroom and under carpet throughout. Great curb appeal with new concrete and nice landscaping. Large fenced back yard is great for entertaining or recreation, with a screened porch and gas grill for relaxing. All appliances stay, as do the pool table, office desk, freezer, and work bench. Riverview C of O will be provided. 1 year AHS home warranty included. Located in the very...
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