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Posted on 10/24/2021
How to Choose a Universal Remote for Home Theaters
Having a home theater filled with tons of equipment, including a TV or projector, sound system, media player, streaming device and other gadgets means you probably have several remote controls to manage. Keeping track of these remotes and making sure you’re using the right one for each device can end up being an enormous challenge. Switching to a...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
How to Successfully Manage Your Home-Flipping Project
Photo by TeroVesalainen via Pixabay Flipping a house successfully means keeping your ducks in a row during the rehab process--and that typically means communicating with several vendors to coordinate work, making sure everyone is on the same page, and dealing with delays when they (inevitably) occur. It's worth your while to build a project management strategy and skill...
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Posted on 10/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 34927 Roycroft St, Livonia, MI 48154
Wow, look at the yard! This Idyle Hills Estates colonial backs to Bell Creek with beautiful views and frequent wildlife visits (flood ins not reqd). 4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths, finished walkout basement, a 3-season room and Trex deck w/gas grill overlooking the huge yard, and a built-in shed for outdoor storage. The walkout basement has a dry bar, and the pool table can stay if desired. Library/den, first floor laundry, gas fireplace, 2 car garage round out the features of this exceptionally well-maintained home. Centrally located in the heart of Livonia, near the popular recreation facilities, library, and municipal buildings, close to...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Can I Buy or Sell Vacation Property With a 1031 Exchange?
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels Owning a vacation home is a popular goal among homeowners. Whether the intent is to rent it out for additional income or to use it as your own private getaway, there are financial aspects of owning a vacation home that are important to consider. Vacation home purchases are expensive up front...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Video Tour - 7405 Warwick St, Detroit, MI 48228-4501
This is a cute bungalow in the Warrendale area with hardwood floors, new roof. Investors note: long-term tenant would like to stay. Fenced yard, big covered porch. Great investment property. Tenant occupied, showings on weekends only. Possible Land Contract terms. All dimensions approximate, a licensed agent must be present for all physical...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
7405 Warwick St, Detroit, MI 48228-4501 is now new to the market!
This is a cute bungalow in the Warrendale area with hardwood floors, new roof. Investors note: long-term tenant would like to stay. Fenced yard, big covered porch. Great investment property. Tenant occupied, showings on weekends only. Possible Land Contract terms. All dimensions approximate, a licensed agent must be present for all physical...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
3 Steps to a Clean Living Room
If your living room is a mess, you might feel overwhelmed at the prospect of “deep cleaning.” The term might hold more weight than normal everyday cleaning, but it’s not as difficult as it sounds. With the right tools and a plan, you can refresh your entire living room without calling in a professional. Living Room Cleaning Tools...
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Posted on 09/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 22386 Derby Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183
Here?s a perfect solution for in-laws or adult kids, with 2 master suites ? one up and one down. A total of 5 bedrooms and 4-1/2 baths, plus a finished basement with bar and wine cooler and 2 bonus rooms. Kitchen and baths updated with solid surface counters, luxury vinyl plank flooring in the family room, and a covered deck in the fully fenced backyard. You?ll never be without power with a whole-house backup generator. Brand new roof and new extra wide driveway. And a first floor laundry. All in the heart of Woodhaven, with great city services and easy access to freeways, medical facilities, shopping, and restaurants. All dimensions...
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Posted on 09/27/2021
Another Property Sold - 13472 Veronica St, Southgate, MI 48195
This sharp Southgate bungalow features an updated kitchen with granite counters and tile backsplash, all appliances, hardwood floors throughout, updated main bath and a bonus half bath in the 2nd floor master bedroom. The basement is partially finished with a half bath and laundry. Updated windows and a hi-efficiency furnace keep energy bills in check. The exterior is brick with low maintenance vinyl siding and aluminum trim; the 1-1/2 car garage is vinyl sided and the backyard is fully fenced with a concrete patio. Close to major freeways, shopping, medical facilities, and all that Southgate has to offer. All dimensions approximate, a...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Real Estate Investing 101: Asset-Backed Security
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay The common understanding of an asset-based debt is a loan meant to be repaid with interest, over time, and backed by a physical asset such as a building or a car. The asset serves as collateral that can be claimed by the lender in case of borrower default. An Asset-Based Security (ABS),...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Ideas for DIY Backyard Gazebos
Backyard gazebos provide shade, shelter from rain and a place to enjoy fresh air with family and friends. Gazebos can also serve as a focal point for your yard and add a decorative touch to it. Building a backyard gazebo is a fairly simple project, although you can make it more complex by adding certain features or designs....
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Turning Your Entertainment Center Into an Automated Wonderland
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels The vast majority of homeowners have put some time and effort into setting up their entertainment centers. Whether it's movies, TV or video games, we all have our priorities. No matter what enjoy, automation can be a great way to get more from every experience at home. Of course, this means that...
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