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Spring has finally sprung and you know it’s been a long winter when the sun hurts your eyes and you find your dog searching for beach vacations. This is also the time of the year we do spring cleaning. I know for many including myself cleaning is a four letter word. Have you named your dust bunnies and are seriously considering claiming them on your taxes as dependants? Have no fear, I have 10 quick and easy spring cleaning tips. Let the procrastinators in all of us rejoice.

  1. Go through your medicine cabinet and clear out any old or expired medications you don’t need. Medications like opioids, i.e. prescription pain medication you will need to dispose of properly. Most hospitals have programs to dispose of these medications, just call and ask.

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You got your approval letter from the bank, down payment is burning a hole at said bank and you have your checklist for your dream home.  Now comes the fun part or at least it should be fun...home touring. While you tour home after home and things start becoming a blurr...what are things you should look out for… what are red flags? Don’t ever, ever pay attention to the decor! That poop brown in the living room can be painted, 1970 counters can be updated, and the immensely stained carpet can be changed...those are easy fixes and maybe even concessions when you negotiate the purchase.

 

So what could be a bigger issue?

 

  1. Is there damp? Notice if there is a moldy smell, flaky plaster, and any watermarks.

  2. How much storage is there?

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The main thing I LOVE about the Woodward Corridor is that is it usually a hop skip and a jump to many other cool, interesting neighborhoods, events, and happenings. Today's trip is taking us to Detroit...I hope you have your permission slips signed, cause we are checking out…


Detroit Vegan soul started out in February 2012, as a catering and meal delivery service company. With a mission to:

“help people live healthier lives by providing great-tasting, high-quality, nutritious vegan food that appeals to everyone, while at the same time doing our part to support a sustainable earth.”

With two great locations about thirty minutes from each other and about thirty minutes each way from Woodward Corridor, it’s your choice to pick where you hang. I

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Drum roll, please…

 

The 2019 Pantone Color of the year is…

 

                          .Living Coral

 

 

Why on God’s green earth should you care? Well, my friend, it is going to be everywhere from retail to home decor, to your toothbrush. So let’s get acquainted…

 

Pantone describes it as:

 

“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

 

They also go on to describe how our lives are pretty messed up with technology a shifting environment and this color will enable connection, intimacy and authentic immersive experience ( I am paraphrasing).

 

I do believe that color can affect your mood...but calm down.

 

So, how can we incorporate this color

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Homeownership, the ultimate American Dream. It's American like apple pie. One of the first things Uncle Joe asks when you become an adult (whenever that is). But thinking about buying a home can be overwhelming, to the point you grab your favorite snacks wrap up in a blanket and binge on Netflix till the junk food runs out and you can’t feel your legs.  So before you even start jumping into looking into homes what are three things you need to consider?

 

First and foremost-buy a home because you want to. Not because your Mom is guilt tripping you into or because all of your friends are doing or because you almost 40 and still renting.  Do it because this is something you want and are able to handle. Yes, real estate can be a great investment but it

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     Hello, my name is Natalie and love helping people. A lot.  I am compassionate by nature, the friend everyone calls at three in the morning. The friend they tell the most TMI  too. (Like seriously I really don’t need to know that. And no I don’t want to see it either.). So becoming a registered nurse was the only logical step for me. In fact, I have eighteen years of experience in the medical profession.  WOW, time flies and I have enjoyed every gritty, heartbreaking, joyful, tearful, ecstatic, stressful, learning and happy moment that, that profession provided. There is nothing like being given the honor of being part of someone's worst experience and helping them along the way to better health.  

     But wait...how does real estate come in?

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Whether you’re looking to put your house on the market or have already done so, there are a few wonderful landscaping tips we offer that might add value to your property. By following these tips there’s a greater chance that prospective will be interested in such a lovely looking property.

You have control over your landscape! And that’s where you can augment the look of your house and increase interest. The tips to do such follow:

  1.      Match landscape to Home Style

Try to match the nature of your landscaping to the design of your house. For example, modern homes can entertain prairie or industrial styles; Victorian homes can flaunt a Japanese garden…Read the attached article to find other options for home correlation to landscape

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Former model home - this one has it all! Enjoy over 7,000 sq. ft. of luxurious living space.

 

Enter through the elegant foyer and be ready to fall in love. Convenient dual stairways, one located off the the eat-in gourmet kitchen features an arched entryway, a brand new top of the line stainless steel double oven and a generous granite island with seating is open to the great room making this home perfect for entertaining.

 House offers 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 2 half-baths. It was built in 2000 and has an attached 2 car garage. 

Enjoy 4800 square feet of upstairs living space with a 2200 square foot finished, walk-out basement!

 

Enjoy the convenience of the first floor laundry, two powder baths on the first

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When listing your house your agent will most assuredly need pictures of your home. Here are a few tips that you can help inform you what best needs to be done to create pictures that make your home most appealing.

LIGHT IT UP! Ensure that there are no shadows. No one wants to imagine themselves in a dark, dreary space. If you are using a professional photographer they will have the flash necessary to lighten even a dark space. If you are relying on your phone or camera, then be sure to lighten up the photos in edit mode. Makes the spaces look bigger!

CLEAN UP & STAGE! Homes should look staged not lived in. A staged home allows you to move furniture around to open up spaces and give potential buyers an idea of what to do with their new purchase.

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We’ve discussed over time a number of home repairs that can help you improve the attraction of your house to potential buyers. However, rarely do these articles have actual ROI (return on investment) estimates attached to such decisions. Well, look no further, we’ve found an article for you that has a thorough chart of various home upgrades and their ROIs. Knowing how much you’ll be investing in your home with an eye on what kind of return you’ll get is a critical variable in determining whether you wish to make a value-added investment or not.

Especially in this seller’s market there are some real numbers to understand when undertaking an upgrade versus a replacement. So let this list help inform you as to what kind of prioritization needs to happen

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