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Monthly Archives: September 2017

    5 things to do immediately when you move into your new home

    By Natasha | September 25, 2017

    You bought the house and circled “moving day” on the calendar. Before you get settled in, there are five things you need to do to your new home immediately. Task 1: Change the locks Who knows how many people have keys to what’s now your home? The fix is easy, it’s usually a minimum charge... Read More

    How to Clean Your Gutters in Time for Fall

    By Natasha | September 21, 2017

    As autumn’s last leaves fall, cleaning rain gutters should rise to the top of the to-do list. Skip the chore, and you’re asking for problems that include falling gutters, flooding and a cracked foundation. Here’s how to clean your gutters before those issues appear. The Risks of Not Cleaning Rain gutters and downspouts are designed... Read More

    How to Determine the Property Value of Your House

    By Natasha | September 18, 2017

    The value of your house is not based on what you initially paid for the house, how much you’ve spent to improve the property or the fact that your best friend insists he would pay a specific amount for your house if he had the money. Your property’s value is what a ready, willing and... Read More

    9 Macomb County cider mills, apple orchards that are worth the drive

    By Natasha | September 15, 2017

    Whether you’re in search of cider and doughnuts or an apple-picking experience with the family, there are plenty of options in Macomb County. Here’s a quick look at the cider mills and apple orchards you may want to check out. Keep in mind some orchards may not be open yet. Not all orchards have U-pick.... Read More

    Understanding Warm and Cool Colors When Designing Your Home

    By Natasha | September 12, 2017

    Color is one of the most important aspects of the design of any room. It can create a mood or evoke memories of a far off, distant place. Colors can even make you smile, relieve your stress and help you wander off into a good night’s sleep. So how do we know which colors are... Read More

    Want to move before the holidays? Here are some tips to get your home sold FAST!

    By Natasha | September 11, 2017

    If you’re looking to sell your home in a cooling real estate market, read on for some tips on how to generate interest and get the best price possible. 1. Differentiate From the Neighbors In order to attract attention and to make your home more memorable, consider custom designs or additions, such as landscaping, high-grade... Read More

    7 Home Improvement Projects to Try

    By Natasha | September 8, 2017

    The start of a new year is an obvious opportunity to rethink your diet and workout routines—but it’s also a great time to consider fresh possibilities for your home. Try one of these seven easy, great-for-beginners DIY projects this year. Replace Outdated Hardware  The brass trend isn’t going anywhere in 2017—so, make a relatively low-cost... Read More

    Preparing for an Open House

    By Natasha | September 6, 2017

    Last-minute tips to help you show your home the smart way An open house is an important part of the selling process. It lets people know you’re selling your home, it gets people talking about your home and, most importantly, it gets people looking at your home. An open house will draw potential buyers, neighbors,... Read More

    Fall Fixes: Get Your Fireplace Cold-Weather Ready

    By Natasha | September 5, 2017

    Spending a crisp, fall evening spent in front of a roaring fire is one of life’s great pleasures. And nothing can ruin it faster than a mechanical mishap. Here to keep that from happening is Tom Parks of COASTROAD Hearth & Patio in Shallotte, North Carolina. Parks, certified by the National Fireplace Institute and a self-described “fireplace nerd,” gives... Read More

    Should You Sell Your Home?

    By Natasha | September 1, 2017

    Most people don’t plan on living in their first (or second or maybe even third) home forever, but knowing when the time is right to put that baby on the market can be tricky. In fact, it can feel kind of like breaking up with a longtime boyfriend or girlfriend. Deep down, you knew you wouldn’t... Read More