Identifying and Removing Pet Stains & Odors

Many of us adore—and sometimes live for—our beloved pets. Many pet lovers own homes, and as often happens, begin to think about selling. However much you stand by your animal, and whether not you’re thinking of selling (though more so if you are), how would you like some good tips on how to remove any […]

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Pet Owners: Preparing Your Home For Showings

Selling your home requires so much work! (But you know that, right?) If you’re preparing your home for sale, and if you’re a pet owner, well, there’s even more work to do. You’ll face additional challenges before and during the showings. Two big-ticket items must be dealt with: a thorough clean-up of pet odors, stains, […]

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Home Staging – Why Should I Do It?

Yes! Many buyers shop online first, and they eliminate homes based on photos alone. The first impression of your home could be the ONLY impression it makes! Buyers tell Realtors all the time that they don’t like the photos, or that the house in question looks too dated, cluttered, small, or messy to bother to […]

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Selling a Home the Feng Shui Way

At the most basic level, feng shui is about paying close attention to space from a ch’i* perspective. In other words, it’s understanding how color, placement, furnishings, accents, neighbors, location, etc. impact its inhabitants. For example, if you have a chaotic office, you may be ineffective in your work. If you have a yang (active) […]

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Hazardous Waste Recycling Resources for Oakland County and Beyond

If you’re like most people when it comes time to move to a new home, you suddenly realize you’ve got stores of hazardous waste that the moving company won’t transport and you shouldn’t leave for your buyers. There are several events to dispose of hazardous waste throughout the year. Be proactive and get rid of […]

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Affordable Home Improvements: Time to be Floored

Never underestimate the value of an updated floor. New neutral carpeting in a room gives a quick lift. If you’ve got a variety of carpeting colors in each room, installing the same neutral carpet throughout the house provides a visual cohesiveness that makes the house feel larger and less compartmentalized. Another way of opening up […]

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Affordable Home Improvements: Mini Kitchen Lift

If you’re planning on selling and realize your kitchen is outdated, it doesn’t make sense to invest in a 5 digit kitchen renovation expense. There are a few mini-kitchen updates you can do to improve the desirability of your house. Home buyers still consider the kitchen the heart of a home and some will reject […]

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Affordable Home Improvements: The Un-Dating Panel

Ahhhh wood paneled walls. Originally expensive, the veneering process of the 60’s and 70’s made the installation of wood paneling easy and affordable. There’s hardly a house from that era that hasn’t seen wood paneling in the basement or den. If you are the owner of a home with sheets of wood paneling adorning the […]

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Affordable Home Improvements: Bathroom ReTREAT

Remember when the kids were little and you wished you could go to the bathroom by yourself?  Homeowners want a bathroom that feels like a retreat from the every day world.  A place to unwind and remind them of the all too distant spa visit. Bathrooms have moved beyond the functional and are a statement […]

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Affordable Home Improvements: Treat a Window Right

Window treatments tie in with the light issue mentioned in an earlier article. Using the correct window treatment for a room will emphasize the light in the room, draw attention to or detract from the shape and size of the windows themselves. Long drapes to the floor create a more formal ambiance whereas short curtains […]

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