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Selling your home in Michigan...  What's that smell? If you are selling your home, you may not realize that one of the very first things that impact how a Buyer FEELS about your home is the odors that they encounter when first entering your home...  and each room! Too much fragrance at every turn...
Below I have reblogged a very practical and almost foolproof way of choosing the right kitchen color if you are about to sell your home.  Also remember- no "faux" finishes, sponge painting, textures, etc.The more "custom" your paint finishes, the fewer Buyers are that will appreciate them, so you...
How to Buy a Home in Michigan - For First Time Home Buyers There are many challenges that can occur in a home buying transaction, and it is so important for first time home buyers to work with an agent who is patient and willing to answer all of your questions in a satisfactory and friendly way w...
Home sellers- How clean is your dishwasher? Many home sellers take great care to make sure their kitchen is very visibly clean, yet forget some of the more hidden areas like the inside of the dishwasher, oven, microwave and refrigerator. Generally we tend to think of a dishwasher as CLEAN, but ha...
2015 Holland Michigan Tulip Festival May 2-9If you have never been to the Holland (Michigan) Tulip Festival, or have not visited in recent years, you will be amazed at the variety of events offered this year!From Saturday, May 2nd through Saturday May 9th, 2015, you will find things for everyone ...
Close to Family...  or  TOO Close to Family It always amuses me when Buyers talk about family reasons for the location of their new home. For some, being close to other family would be the ideal location of their new home.  For others, the ideal would be driving distance for holidays, but not too...
Does that skunk come with the home? All was ready to close the home sale the next day, but when we did the final walk-through, we discovered a skunk who had recently taken up residence in the 4-foot-deep window well of the egress window in the basement.  (Definitely was not there during inspectio...
Many wonder what the difference is between the Michigan "Principal Residence Exemption"  (or "PRE") and the "Homestead Exemption". Simply, what was PREVIOUSLY called the "Homestead Exemption" has been changed and is now called the PRE, or "Principal Residence Exemption". Homeowners sometimes save...
Is it a good investment to buy a home for Ferris State University college student(s) in Big Rapids, Michigan? About this time of year, parents start thinking about the costs of paying for college dorms compared to the cost of buying a home that their student can live in during college years. Some...
Do you have a favorite "HOME" song?  The word "home" can bring out different emotions in people, and some of us have a favorite song that reminds us of those special home feelings. Many famous songwriters have put their 'home' feelings into words. A couple of my favorites are:'Our House' - by Cro...

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