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Posted on 07/26/2021
A Beginner's Guide to Flowering Houseplants
From cleaning the air to improving your mood, houseplants have countless benefits. Flowering houseplants in particular can add some vibrant color and sometimes even pleasing scent to the home as well. Luckily, there are many houseplants that bloom easily with only basic care. Here are some of the best beginner-friendly flowering houseplants: African Violet African violets are a...
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Posted on 07/19/2021
How to Choose the Best Home Automation System for Your Needs
A home automation system can be a great way for homeowners to cut down on hassle, save money and even help the planet. However, knowing what to buy and when to buy it is not always simple, especially if you're unfamiliar with what's on the market today. Ideally, every home automation system should be customized for your property....
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Posted on 07/12/2021
Add Style to Your Kitchen With These Decorative Accents
Whether you have recently renovated your kitchen or you are simply trying to give your existing kitchen a fresh look, you will find that accent pieces are a welcome addition to your decor theme. The kitchen is a room that needs to be both practical and functional as well as pleasing to the eye. While you likely aren't...
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Posted on 07/09/2021
Grand Blanc, MI Real Estate Market Update 7/9/2021
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Posted on 07/05/2021
Kitchen Cabinet Update: All New or Refreshed?
Photo by Jafar Mansuri on Unsplash To resurface or replace? That's the question. Consider replacing if: They have significant water or humidity damage. They're poorly constructed and/or falling apart. The design frustrates. You could do better starting over. The style can't be easily updated, for example, floral moldings. The cost to refinish is more than new cabinets. It...
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Posted on 06/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 2695 Dutton Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306-2341
**HIGHEST & BEST DUE SUNDAY, 6-13-21 at NOON! Almost heaven!! Make this hard to find ranch in Rochester Hills your new home today! Three high, wooded acres encompass this walk-out ranch with 3,500 sq. ft of living space. Soaring ceilings, expansive new multitiered deck overlooking grounds with pond, lush landscaping with grand boulder and brick paver entrance. Enjoy this peaceful setting from your first floor master with en suite and walk-in closet. Separate lower level perfect for teenagers, a growing family or frequent guests. Updated gourmet kitchen with soft close cabinetry and quartz countertops. The entire property is a true...
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Posted on 06/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 4168 Weston, Burton, MI 48509
Nice 2 bedroom brick home in a quiet neighborhood. Huge master bedroom, living room with gas fireplace, pantry, full finished basement with wet bar and natural fireplace. Patio and deck on back of home, completely fenced in back yard. 15 X 10 Florida room. Attached 2 car garage. Updates include windows, Florida room, and deck in 2006 and hot water heater in...
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Posted on 06/28/2021
What to Ask Your Builder During New Construction
Image by Роман Распутин from Pixabay When you’re going to be purchasing new construction, it’s important to understand as much as possible about this process. Being unfamiliar with certain aspects of new construction could lead to you spending more money than you planned or not getting the exact house you want. When you’re going to be meeting with...
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Posted on 06/21/2021
Alive & Thriving: Your Guide to Succulent Care
Photo by Madison Inouye from Pexels Succulents are an excellent choice for houseplant beginners. They don’t have any strict watering requirements and are hardy enough to survive indoors in almost all climates. However, there is a difference between your succulents surviving and thriving. Here we will go over some basic tips to make sure your succulents are the...
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Posted on 06/14/2021
Pros & Cons of Owning a Rental Property
Photo by George Becker from Pexels One of the most popular ways to invest in real estate is through owning rental property. Owning an apartment building or other multi-unit property allows you to rent out the space to tenants and collect a regular income. There are advantages to this type of investment but also some downsides to consider....
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Posted on 06/08/2021
Grand Blanc, MI Real Estate Market Update 6/8/2021
Click here to view Grand Blanc, MI blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 06/07/2021
Make Your Own Home Brew Houseplant Fertilizer
We often use dried eggshells as fertilizer in outdoor gardens. Their extremely high calcium content makes them an excellent way to add extra nutrients to the soil. When properly prepared, eggshells can make for great indoor plant fertilizer as well. Here we’ll go over how to use this common food waste to nourish your houseplants in 5 steps....
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