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Monthly Archives: March 2015

    Spring Means Servicing Your Air Conditioner

    By Natasha | March 30, 2015

    In preparation for warmer summer days, spring is the perfect time to have your air conditioner serviced. With regular service, air conditioning units can continue to function in the most efficient and effective way possible. Neglected units are more costly to run and deliver poorer air-cooling quality. DIY air conditioner maintenance Several components of your... Read More

    Great News for Our Lake St. Clair Boating Season

    By Natasha | March 27, 2015

    According to the Farmers Almanac, we will experience warmer than normal temps in April and May with near normal rainfall. Our Summer will be hotter than normal, with near-normal rainfall, except for July where it is predicted to be above normal. The hottest times will be in early June, mid to late July, and mid... Read More

    One day left to sign up! Rising Stars Academy Euchre Tournament.

    By Natasha | March 26, 2015

    Come one, come all! Keller Williams Lakeside Realty is proud to sponsor Rising Stars Academy in a Euchre Tournament! The event is scheduled for Friday, March 27th at Vintage House Banquets and Catering (31816 Utica Rd. Fraser, MI). Cash bar opens at 6:30pm and the tournament starts at 7:30pm. Tickets available at Rising Stars Academy... Read More

    4 Easy Spring Cleaning Tips

    By Natasha | March 24, 2015

    Spring is in the air, making it a great time to focus on sprucing up your home.  Whether you have just purchased a home or are planning to sell, a little bit of effort spent and a few quick cleaning tips will help your home to sparkle!  Along with the need for general de-cluttering and cleaning,... Read More

    2015 Programs for Home Buyers

    By Natasha | March 23, 2015

    Although the federal government has offered homebuyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at the local and state levels. State and local agencies, along with lenders and non-profit organizations often offer support for homebuyers in the form of grants or lower-interest loans, or assistance... Read More

    Want to sell for full price? Here’s how.

    By Natasha | March 11, 2015

    Often, homeowners try to “test the market” with a higher than fair-market price when first listing their home. That can be a poor marketing strategy. When your agent tries to talk you out of it: Listen! Setting “too high a price” will be too high a price for you to pay in the end. Results... Read More

    SCS: As inventory declines, house prices rise.

    By Natasha | March 10, 2015

    Market Watch: St. Clair Shores, Michigan. As the weather gets warmer and the ground starts to thaw, both potential purchasers and homeowners alike are getting ready to make the big move. Here is a detailed picture of the latest market activity in St. Clair Shores. When inventory decreases, prices generally rise. You can see from... Read More

    What are closing costs? Know the facts.

    By Natasha | March 8, 2015

    Closing costs include all of the fees and costs associated with completing the sale or purchase of a home using a mortgage, that are in addition to the actual cost of the property itself. These costs are due at the “close” of the deal, with the disbursal of loan monies, transfer of deed and completion... Read More

    Local students place in World Indoor Rowing Championships

    By Natasha | March 4, 2015

    The Detroit Boat Club is North America’s longest continuing rowing organization. (Photo via Facebook) Beatrice Bearnard, 13, of St. Clair Shores, and Sorin Koszyk, 17, of Grosse Pointe Park both medaled Sunday in the World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston. Beatrice won her medal in the youth-girls’ four-minute event, winning with a final distance of... Read More

    11 House Cleaning “Hacks”

    By Natasha | March 3, 2015

    Cleaning isn’t always at the top of your to-do list – and that’s okay! With a little organization and some great systems in place, cleaning doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore.   1. Clean as You Go: Filling your sink with hot soapy water as you start dinner will make clean up a breeze.... Read More