$429,900 :: 54885 Cabrillo Dr., Macomb Township MI, 48042-6134

Property Photo

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,500 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 04/23/18, Last Updated: 04/24/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345525
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Sumpter Forest Sub
Status: Active

Fabulous Meticulous Home in Great Northern Sub with Utica Schools. Move in at closing to this spotless home loaded with upgraded features throughout. Custom list of features attached with disclosure statements. Spacious home Freshly painted throughout with Bridge overlooking Bright Foyer and Beautiful Great Room. New Carpet in Great Room and Master Bedroom. All new granite in Kitchen and Baths. Custom Draperies, Anderson Casement Windows and Casablanca Fans – So many upgraded features. Fabulous Finished basement with workshop and custom made doors and moldings. A true woodworkers delight! Huge oversized garage with 3+ car garage and 9 foot doors. Bump out bays included in s.f. of 5 rooms. Even the commodes have been replaced with comfort-height. Extra attic insulation – Professional landscaping and fenced yard with hugs custom patio and perimeter lighting.

Listed with Realty Executives Associates, Inc.


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$429,900 :: 54885 Cabrillo Dr., Macomb Township MI, 48042-6134

Property Photo

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,500 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 04/23/18, Last Updated: 04/24/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345525
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Sumpter Forest Sub
Status: Active

Fabulous Meticulous Home in Great Northern Sub with Utica Schools. Move in at closing to this spotless home loaded with upgraded features throughout. Custom list of features attached with disclosure statements. Spacious home Freshly painted throughout with Bridge overlooking Bright Foyer and Beautiful Great Room. New Carpet in Great Room and Master Bedroom. All new granite in Kitchen and Baths. Custom Draperies, Anderson Casement Windows and Casablanca Fans – So many upgraded features. Fabulous Finished basement with workshop and custom made doors and moldings. A true woodworkers delight! Huge oversized garage with 3+ car garage and 9 foot doors. Bump out bays included in s.f. of 5 rooms. Even the commodes have been replaced with comfort-height. Extra attic insulation – Professional landscaping and fenced yard with hugs custom patio and perimeter lighting.

Listed with Realty Executives Associates, Inc.


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$314,900 :: 55145 Huckleberry, Macomb MI, 48042

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,925 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 04/24/18, Last Updated: 04/24/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345426
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Wolverine Trace Sub
Status: Active

This home is a must see! Immaculate brick/vinyl split level just waiting for someone to enjoy! 2 car attached garage. Over-sized back patio great for entertaining. Professionally landscaped. 3 bedrooms with walk in closets. Spacious master suite on first floor. Over-sized walk-in shower and walk -in closet. Its fabulous layout has pristine character and unique styling. Spacious kitchen with granite counter tops throughout, porcelain tile flooring. Multiple picture windows bring plenty of natural light. Large Great Room with vaulted ceiling and beautiful view of the yard. Professionally finished basement with wet bar, workout area, 1/2 bathroom, and concealed in the wall wiring and cabinetry closet for an amazing theater set-up. Appliances to stay with acceptable offer. Too much to list come see for yourself.

Listed with Century 21 Market Tech Realtors


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$314,900 :: 55145 Huckleberry, Macomb MI, 48042

Property Photo

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,925 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 04/24/18, Last Updated: 04/24/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345426
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Wolverine Trace Sub
Status: Active

This home is a must see! Immaculate brick/vinyl split level just waiting for someone to enjoy! 2 car attached garage. Over-sized back patio great for entertaining. Professionally landscaped. 3 bedrooms with walk in closets. Spacious master suite on first floor. Over-sized walk-in shower and walk -in closet. Its fabulous layout has pristine character and unique styling. Spacious kitchen with granite counter tops throughout, porcelain tile flooring. Multiple picture windows bring plenty of natural light. Large Great Room with vaulted ceiling and beautiful view of the yard. Professionally finished basement with wet bar, workout area, 1/2 bathroom, and concealed in the wall wiring and cabinetry closet for an amazing theater set-up. Appliances to stay with acceptable offer. Too much to list come see for yourself.

Listed with Century 21 Market Tech Realtors


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$314,900 :: 55145 Huckleberry, Macomb MI, 48042

Property Photo

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,925 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 04/24/18, Last Updated: 04/24/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345426
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Wolverine Trace Sub
Status: Active

This home is a must see! Immaculate brick/vinyl split level just waiting for someone to enjoy! 2 car attached garage. Over-sized back patio great for entertaining. Professionally landscaped. 3 bedrooms with walk in closets. Spacious master suite on first floor. Over-sized walk-in shower and walk -in closet. Its fabulous layout has pristine character and unique styling. Spacious kitchen with granite counter tops throughout, porcelain tile flooring. Multiple picture windows bring plenty of natural light. Large Great Room with vaulted ceiling and beautiful view of the yard. Professionally finished basement with wet bar, workout area, 1/2 bathroom, and concealed in the wall wiring and cabinetry closet for an amazing theater set-up. Appliances to stay with acceptable offer. Too much to list come see for yourself.

Listed with Century 21 Market Tech Realtors


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$129,500 :: 46893 CRESTVIEW, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 1 bath
Home size: 1,100 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/24/18, Last Updated: 04/24/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 484320
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Status: Sold

Listed with R.E. Professional Services,Inc


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$129,500 :: 46893 CRESTVIEW, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 1 bath
Home size: 1,100 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/24/18, Last Updated: 04/24/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 484320
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Status: Sold

Listed with R.E. Professional Services,Inc


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$129,500 :: 46893 CRESTVIEW, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 1 bath
Home size: 1,100 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/24/18, Last Updated: 04/24/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 484320
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Status: Sold

Listed with R.E. Professional Services,Inc


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$295,000 :: 49725 Cumberland, Macomb MI, 48044

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,040 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/22/18, Last Updated: 04/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345397
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Deerfield Park Sub #2
Status: Active

IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY ON THIS OPEN SPACIOUS 3 BDRM. 3 FULL BATH, 2040 SQ FT RANCH.UPDATED KITCHEN W/GRANITE COUNTERS, NEUTRAL CERAMIC FLR. EATING SPACE IN KITCHEN WHICH ACCOMMODATES LARGE DINING TABLE AND DOOR WALL TO PATIO. GRT. RM WITH GAS FIREPLACE, CATHEDRAL CEILING. LIBRARY/DEN , 1ST FLR LAUNDRY, 2.5 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. ROOF 3 YRS OLD. NEWER WINDOWS, NEW H20 TANK, IN GROUND SPRINKLERS. TRULY A MUST SEE.

Listed with Real Estate One Inc-Shelby


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$295,000 :: 49725 Cumberland, Macomb MI, 48044

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,040 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/22/18, Last Updated: 04/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345397
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Deerfield Park Sub #2
Status: Active

IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY ON THIS OPEN SPACIOUS 3 BDRM. 3 FULL BATH, 2040 SQ FT RANCH.UPDATED KITCHEN W/GRANITE COUNTERS, NEUTRAL CERAMIC FLR. EATING SPACE IN KITCHEN WHICH ACCOMMODATES LARGE DINING TABLE AND DOOR WALL TO PATIO. GRT. RM WITH GAS FIREPLACE, CATHEDRAL CEILING. LIBRARY/DEN , 1ST FLR LAUNDRY, 2.5 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. ROOF 3 YRS OLD. NEWER WINDOWS, NEW H20 TANK, IN GROUND SPRINKLERS. TRULY A MUST SEE.

Listed with Real Estate One Inc-Shelby


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$295,000 :: 49725 Cumberland, Macomb MI, 48044

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,040 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/22/18, Last Updated: 04/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345397
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Deerfield Park Sub #2
Status: Active

IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY ON THIS OPEN SPACIOUS 3 BDRM. 3 FULL BATH, 2040 SQ FT RANCH.UPDATED KITCHEN W/GRANITE COUNTERS, NEUTRAL CERAMIC FLR. EATING SPACE IN KITCHEN WHICH ACCOMMODATES LARGE DINING TABLE AND DOOR WALL TO PATIO. GRT. RM WITH GAS FIREPLACE, CATHEDRAL CEILING. LIBRARY/DEN , 1ST FLR LAUNDRY, 2.5 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. ROOF 3 YRS OLD. NEWER WINDOWS, NEW H20 TANK, IN GROUND SPRINKLERS. TRULY A MUST SEE.

Listed with Real Estate One Inc-Shelby


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

Hot Home Trend: Vertical Gardens

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Want to add some greenery or a garden to a backyard but tight on space? Try a vertical garden. By going up with your plants instead of spreading them out, you’ll be able to squeeze a garden in even the smallest of spots.

Vertical gardens are considered a hot landscaping trend. Use trellises, planting walls, and other structures to attach plants too. The vertical gardens can also double as a way to add privacy to a small deck or patio.

Create a vertical wall of planters, such as by using mason jars of ornamental grasses. Or, plant a variety of vegetables or flowers. Attach multiple containers to a frame or wall and then fill them up with plants.

But a vertical garden still requires a lot of upkeep. Be sure to prune plants appropriately. Also, you’ll want to make sure the upper levels of the plants don’t overshadow the lower areas and the garden stays vibrant and green.

Read tips on getting started with a vertical garden from the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

Photo Credit: Photos by Linda Oyama Bryan for Mariani Landscape, Lake Bluff, Ill., a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals

Photo courtesy: Dennis Hammett, Ebby Halliday REALTORS(R)

      

Hot Home Trend: Vertical Gardens

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Want to add some greenery or a garden to a backyard but tight on space? Try a vertical garden. By going up with your plants instead of spreading them out, you’ll be able to squeeze a garden in even the smallest of spots.

Vertical gardens are considered a hot landscaping trend. Use trellises, planting walls, and other structures to attach plants too. The vertical gardens can also double as a way to add privacy to a small deck or patio.

Create a vertical wall of planters, such as by using mason jars of ornamental grasses. Or, plant a variety of vegetables or flowers. Attach multiple containers to a frame or wall and then fill them up with plants.

But a vertical garden still requires a lot of upkeep. Be sure to prune plants appropriately. Also, you’ll want to make sure the upper levels of the plants don’t overshadow the lower areas and the garden stays vibrant and green.

Read tips on getting started with a vertical garden from the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

Photo Credit: Photos by Linda Oyama Bryan for Mariani Landscape, Lake Bluff, Ill., a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals

Photo courtesy: Dennis Hammett, Ebby Halliday REALTORS(R)

      

Hot Home Trend: Vertical Gardens

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Want to add some greenery or a garden to a backyard but tight on space? Try a vertical garden. By going up with your plants instead of spreading them out, you’ll be able to squeeze a garden in even the smallest of spots.

Vertical gardens are considered a hot landscaping trend. Use trellises, planting walls, and other structures to attach plants too. The vertical gardens can also double as a way to add privacy to a small deck or patio.

Create a vertical wall of planters, such as by using mason jars of ornamental grasses. Or, plant a variety of vegetables or flowers. Attach multiple containers to a frame or wall and then fill them up with plants.

But a vertical garden still requires a lot of upkeep. Be sure to prune plants appropriately. Also, you’ll want to make sure the upper levels of the plants don’t overshadow the lower areas and the garden stays vibrant and green.

Read tips on getting started with a vertical garden from the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

Photo Credit: Photos by Linda Oyama Bryan for Mariani Landscape, Lake Bluff, Ill., a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals

Photo courtesy: Dennis Hammett, Ebby Halliday REALTORS(R)

      

5 Home Inspection Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make

(TNS)— A home inspection is an assessment of a home’s condition. Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses; they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep.

“We want to teach them how to maintain the property because it’s the biggest investment they’ll ever make,” says Alden E. Gibson, a past president of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

If you’re getting a home inspection, here are five mistakes to avoid.

Not Researching the Inspector
Too many buyers and sellers hire whoever is recommended to them without doing any research. The inspection is only as good as the inspector doing it, says Troy Bloxom, owner of Home Inspections Plus near Anchorage, Alaska, and past president of the National Association of Home Inspectors.

A few questions to ask:
· How long have you been inspecting homes?
· How many inspections have you done?
· What are your qualifications, certifications and training?
· What was your job before you were a home inspector? (Ideally, your pro was in contracting or building.)

You want a certified professional who stays current.

“There’s a lot of stuff you have to know, and you want someone who’s keeping up with ongoing education,” says Kurt Mitenbuler, who is certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and owns an inspection company in Evanston, Ill.

You’re looking for an inspector who can analyze the home’s strengths and weaknesses, then explain them.

Not Attending the Inspection
Being present for the inspection may not be mandatory, but it’s a smart idea. Simply reading the inspection report isn’t enough to give most homeowners the full picture, Gibson says: “If they don’t see it, they don’t understand it.”

Gibson says he turns down dozens of inspections a year “because people can’t be there or don’t want to be there.”

The inspection might take an entire morning or afternoon, so set aside enough time. Some inspectors will sit with you afterward to explain things and answer questions.

“Any home inspector who doesn’t let you follow him around? That’s weird. Ask me any question you want,” Mitenbuler says.

A good inspector can give you an estimate of how much you’ll need to spend on repairs and upgrades, which is very valuable information as you consider your budget.

Not Reading the Inspection Report
Too many buyers and sellers just glance at the inspection report. You need someone who uses “clear, concise” language in person and in written reports, Mitenbuler says. He recommends scanning a few reports by checking the inspector’s website or asking for a sample report.

A knowledgeable pro will state simply what’s wrong with the house and what it will take to fix, Mitenbuler says.

Not Getting a Presale Inspection
Many sellers decide to leave the presale inspection to the buyers, Bloxom says. That’s a mistake.

When the buyers get an inspection (and if they’re smart, they will), the sellers may have little time to complete repairs and keep the sale on track, Bloxom says.

But if the seller has the home inspected before putting it on the market, he has more time to do repairs and to shop around and control his costs for the work, Bloxom says.

Both buyers and sellers often wait too long to engage an inspector, Gibson says. You should find an inspector long before you have (or make) an offer on a home. “Any good inspector will be booked out,” he says.

Not Prepping the Home
Inspectors get annoyed when homeowners don’t prepare their houses for inspection.

“Don’t force the home inspector to empty the closet to get into the attic,” Mitenbuler says. If you have a crawl-space hatch, move anything sitting on top of it.

Got a lock on a utility closet, basement or shed? The inspector needs access, so open it or provide keys.

For a seller, the best tack is to be at home to meet the inspector, introduce yourself, provide your mobile number, and then you can take off, Mitenbuler says.

To reduce the need for repeat inspections, hire professionals to do repairs, Bloxom says. Too many sellers will try DIY or get them done on the cheap, but poor workmanship will show up during the follow-up inspection, Bloxom says, and could result in more repairs—and another inspection.

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5 Home Inspection Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make

(TNS)— A home inspection is an assessment of a home’s condition. Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses; they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep.

“We want to teach them how to maintain the property because it’s the biggest investment they’ll ever make,” says Alden E. Gibson, a past president of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

If you’re getting a home inspection, here are five mistakes to avoid.

Not Researching the Inspector
Too many buyers and sellers hire whoever is recommended to them without doing any research. The inspection is only as good as the inspector doing it, says Troy Bloxom, owner of Home Inspections Plus near Anchorage, Alaska, and past president of the National Association of Home Inspectors.

A few questions to ask:
· How long have you been inspecting homes?
· How many inspections have you done?
· What are your qualifications, certifications and training?
· What was your job before you were a home inspector? (Ideally, your pro was in contracting or building.)

You want a certified professional who stays current.

“There’s a lot of stuff you have to know, and you want someone who’s keeping up with ongoing education,” says Kurt Mitenbuler, who is certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and owns an inspection company in Evanston, Ill.

You’re looking for an inspector who can analyze the home’s strengths and weaknesses, then explain them.

Not Attending the Inspection
Being present for the inspection may not be mandatory, but it’s a smart idea. Simply reading the inspection report isn’t enough to give most homeowners the full picture, Gibson says: “If they don’t see it, they don’t understand it.”

Gibson says he turns down dozens of inspections a year “because people can’t be there or don’t want to be there.”

The inspection might take an entire morning or afternoon, so set aside enough time. Some inspectors will sit with you afterward to explain things and answer questions.

“Any home inspector who doesn’t let you follow him around? That’s weird. Ask me any question you want,” Mitenbuler says.

A good inspector can give you an estimate of how much you’ll need to spend on repairs and upgrades, which is very valuable information as you consider your budget.

Not Reading the Inspection Report
Too many buyers and sellers just glance at the inspection report. You need someone who uses “clear, concise” language in person and in written reports, Mitenbuler says. He recommends scanning a few reports by checking the inspector’s website or asking for a sample report.

A knowledgeable pro will state simply what’s wrong with the house and what it will take to fix, Mitenbuler says.

Not Getting a Presale Inspection
Many sellers decide to leave the presale inspection to the buyers, Bloxom says. That’s a mistake.

When the buyers get an inspection (and if they’re smart, they will), the sellers may have little time to complete repairs and keep the sale on track, Bloxom says.

But if the seller has the home inspected before putting it on the market, he has more time to do repairs and to shop around and control his costs for the work, Bloxom says.

Both buyers and sellers often wait too long to engage an inspector, Gibson says. You should find an inspector long before you have (or make) an offer on a home. “Any good inspector will be booked out,” he says.

Not Prepping the Home
Inspectors get annoyed when homeowners don’t prepare their houses for inspection.

“Don’t force the home inspector to empty the closet to get into the attic,” Mitenbuler says. If you have a crawl-space hatch, move anything sitting on top of it.

Got a lock on a utility closet, basement or shed? The inspector needs access, so open it or provide keys.

For a seller, the best tack is to be at home to meet the inspector, introduce yourself, provide your mobile number, and then you can take off, Mitenbuler says.

To reduce the need for repeat inspections, hire professionals to do repairs, Bloxom says. Too many sellers will try DIY or get them done on the cheap, but poor workmanship will show up during the follow-up inspection, Bloxom says, and could result in more repairs—and another inspection.

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5 Home Inspection Mistakes Buyers and Sellers Make

(TNS)— A home inspection is an assessment of a home’s condition. Home inspectors not only identify problems with houses; they can give buyers information that will help them with the upkeep.

“We want to teach them how to maintain the property because it’s the biggest investment they’ll ever make,” says Alden E. Gibson, a past president of the American Society of Home Inspectors.

If you’re getting a home inspection, here are five mistakes to avoid.

Not Researching the Inspector
Too many buyers and sellers hire whoever is recommended to them without doing any research. The inspection is only as good as the inspector doing it, says Troy Bloxom, owner of Home Inspections Plus near Anchorage, Alaska, and past president of the National Association of Home Inspectors.

A few questions to ask:
· How long have you been inspecting homes?
· How many inspections have you done?
· What are your qualifications, certifications and training?
· What was your job before you were a home inspector? (Ideally, your pro was in contracting or building.)

You want a certified professional who stays current.

“There’s a lot of stuff you have to know, and you want someone who’s keeping up with ongoing education,” says Kurt Mitenbuler, who is certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and owns an inspection company in Evanston, Ill.

You’re looking for an inspector who can analyze the home’s strengths and weaknesses, then explain them.

Not Attending the Inspection
Being present for the inspection may not be mandatory, but it’s a smart idea. Simply reading the inspection report isn’t enough to give most homeowners the full picture, Gibson says: “If they don’t see it, they don’t understand it.”

Gibson says he turns down dozens of inspections a year “because people can’t be there or don’t want to be there.”

The inspection might take an entire morning or afternoon, so set aside enough time. Some inspectors will sit with you afterward to explain things and answer questions.

“Any home inspector who doesn’t let you follow him around? That’s weird. Ask me any question you want,” Mitenbuler says.

A good inspector can give you an estimate of how much you’ll need to spend on repairs and upgrades, which is very valuable information as you consider your budget.

Not Reading the Inspection Report
Too many buyers and sellers just glance at the inspection report. You need someone who uses “clear, concise” language in person and in written reports, Mitenbuler says. He recommends scanning a few reports by checking the inspector’s website or asking for a sample report.

A knowledgeable pro will state simply what’s wrong with the house and what it will take to fix, Mitenbuler says.

Not Getting a Presale Inspection
Many sellers decide to leave the presale inspection to the buyers, Bloxom says. That’s a mistake.

When the buyers get an inspection (and if they’re smart, they will), the sellers may have little time to complete repairs and keep the sale on track, Bloxom says.

But if the seller has the home inspected before putting it on the market, he has more time to do repairs and to shop around and control his costs for the work, Bloxom says.

Both buyers and sellers often wait too long to engage an inspector, Gibson says. You should find an inspector long before you have (or make) an offer on a home. “Any good inspector will be booked out,” he says.

Not Prepping the Home
Inspectors get annoyed when homeowners don’t prepare their houses for inspection.

“Don’t force the home inspector to empty the closet to get into the attic,” Mitenbuler says. If you have a crawl-space hatch, move anything sitting on top of it.

Got a lock on a utility closet, basement or shed? The inspector needs access, so open it or provide keys.

For a seller, the best tack is to be at home to meet the inspector, introduce yourself, provide your mobile number, and then you can take off, Mitenbuler says.

To reduce the need for repeat inspections, hire professionals to do repairs, Bloxom says. Too many sellers will try DIY or get them done on the cheap, but poor workmanship will show up during the follow-up inspection, Bloxom says, and could result in more repairs—and another inspection.

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$250,000 :: 22012 Wilshire, Macomb MI, 48044

Property Photo

3 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 1,320 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 04/21/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345265
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Fairways East
Status: Active

A rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful ranch home where all the updates have been done for you! Brand New Kitchen Cabinets(2018), Glass Backsplash & Granite Countertops (2018), Hard Wood Flooring in Kitchen & Nook (2018), Finished Basement with Custom Fireplace & Full Bath (2018) with Loads of Storage. Two Full Bathroom Remodels in Both Main Floor Bathrooms, New Tub and Custom Tile in one and a Generous Shower with Seat in the other (2017), New roof (2014), Exterior Painted with new gutters & downspouts (2017), New Garage Door & opener (2017), New wood on Spacious Deck & New Sod in Backyard (2017), New Carpet Basement & Bedroom (2017), New Carpet Living Room (2016), Large Fenced Backyard. Tucked away in the Neighborhood in a great location close to shopping, dining and expressways. Get here fast before it is gone!

Listed with Real Estate One-Clinton


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$250,000 :: 22012 Wilshire, Macomb MI, 48044

Property Photo

3 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 1,320 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 04/21/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345265
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Fairways East
Status: Active

A rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful ranch home where all the updates have been done for you! Brand New Kitchen Cabinets(2018), Glass Backsplash & Granite Countertops (2018), Hard Wood Flooring in Kitchen & Nook (2018), Finished Basement with Custom Fireplace & Full Bath (2018) with Loads of Storage. Two Full Bathroom Remodels in Both Main Floor Bathrooms, New Tub and Custom Tile in one and a Generous Shower with Seat in the other (2017), New roof (2014), Exterior Painted with new gutters & downspouts (2017), New Garage Door & opener (2017), New wood on Spacious Deck & New Sod in Backyard (2017), New Carpet Basement & Bedroom (2017), New Carpet Living Room (2016), Large Fenced Backyard. Tucked away in the Neighborhood in a great location close to shopping, dining and expressways. Get here fast before it is gone!

Listed with Real Estate One-Clinton


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$250,000 :: 22012 Wilshire, Macomb MI, 48044

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3 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 1,320 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 04/21/18, Last Updated: 04/22/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31345265
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Fairways East
Status: Active

A rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful ranch home where all the updates have been done for you! Brand New Kitchen Cabinets(2018), Glass Backsplash & Granite Countertops (2018), Hard Wood Flooring in Kitchen & Nook (2018), Finished Basement with Custom Fireplace & Full Bath (2018) with Loads of Storage. Two Full Bathroom Remodels in Both Main Floor Bathrooms, New Tub and Custom Tile in one and a Generous Shower with Seat in the other (2017), New roof (2014), Exterior Painted with new gutters & downspouts (2017), New Garage Door & opener (2017), New wood on Spacious Deck & New Sod in Backyard (2017), New Carpet Basement & Bedroom (2017), New Carpet Living Room (2016), Large Fenced Backyard. Tucked away in the Neighborhood in a great location close to shopping, dining and expressways. Get here fast before it is gone!

Listed with Real Estate One-Clinton


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$280,000 :: 21856 TESNER DR, Macomb MI, 48044

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,900 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/21/18, Last Updated: 04/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21437770
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: TESNER PARK SUB
Status: Active

**OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY APRIL 22ND 12-3PM**The living is easy in this impressive, generously proportioned residence. The floor plan encompasses 3 spacious bedrooms with plenty of room for study, sleep and storage, two luxurious bathrooms with one lav, and a sleek and stylish kitchen that compliments the residence. Perfect for any family, this home is ideally positioned to enjoy the proximity to cafes, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Listed with Keller Williams Professionals


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$280,000 :: 21856 TESNER DR, Macomb MI, 48044

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,900 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/21/18, Last Updated: 04/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21437770
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: TESNER PARK SUB
Status: Active

**OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY APRIL 22ND 12-3PM**The living is easy in this impressive, generously proportioned residence. The floor plan encompasses 3 spacious bedrooms with plenty of room for study, sleep and storage, two luxurious bathrooms with one lav, and a sleek and stylish kitchen that compliments the residence. Perfect for any family, this home is ideally positioned to enjoy the proximity to cafes, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Listed with Keller Williams Professionals


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

$280,000 :: 21856 TESNER DR, Macomb MI, 48044

Property Photo

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,900 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/21/18, Last Updated: 04/21/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21437770
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: TESNER PARK SUB
Status: Active

**OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY APRIL 22ND 12-3PM**The living is easy in this impressive, generously proportioned residence. The floor plan encompasses 3 spacious bedrooms with plenty of room for study, sleep and storage, two luxurious bathrooms with one lav, and a sleek and stylish kitchen that compliments the residence. Perfect for any family, this home is ideally positioned to enjoy the proximity to cafes, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Listed with Keller Williams Professionals


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


      

Is ‘Green’ at a Premium? Depends Where You Purchase

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Who says you need “green” to get a green home?

According to an analysis by realtor.com®, eco-friendliness is becoming the norm—and being a green homeowner may not be as pricey as thought. While California’s costlier markets have high concentrations of green homes, there are also affordable pockets outside the Golden State—and, in many markets, eco-features are no longer at a premium.

The greenest:

  1. Fort Collins, Colo.
    Green Home Listings Share: 36 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $170.4
    Green Local Median PPSF: $171
  1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
    Green Home Listings Share: 35 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $139.1
    Green Local Median PPSF: $144
  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
    Green Home Listings Share: 35 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $738.9
    Green Local Median PPSF: $701
  1. San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
    Green Home Listings Share: 34 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $128.8
    Green Local Median PPSF: $130
  1. Tulsa, Okla.
    Green Home Listings Share: 33 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $96.7
    Green Local Median PPSF: $115
  1. Boulder, Colo.
    Green Home Listings Share: 25 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $257.7
    Green Local Median PPSF: $267
  1. Salinas, Calif.
    Green Home Listings Share: 21 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $498.5
    Green Local Median PPSF: $429
  1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga.
    Green Home Listings Share: 20 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $121.5
    Green Local Median PPSF: $132
  1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
    Green Home Listings Share: 19 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $93.2
    Green Local Median PPSF: $107
  1. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Calif.
    Green Home Listings Share: 17 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $565.7
    Green Local Median PPSF: $544

“Although Southern and Western states still lead the way in green technology adoption, eco-friendly features have grown in popularity across many regions of the United States,” says Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research at realtor.com. “Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.

“However, in today’s inventory-starved market, location still reigns supreme and the price of land can easily override the allure of special eco-friendly features,” Vivas says.

Analysts defined a “green” home as one with bamboo flooring, dual-pane windows, ENERGY STAR appliances and/or rating, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ventilation and/or solar panels.

For more information, please visit www.realtor.com.

Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Is ‘Green’ at a Premium? Depends Where You Purchase

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Who says you need “green” to get a green home?

According to an analysis by realtor.com®, eco-friendliness is becoming the norm—and being a green homeowner may not be as pricey as thought. While California’s costlier markets have high concentrations of green homes, there are also affordable pockets outside the Golden State—and, in many markets, eco-features are no longer at a premium.

The greenest:

  1. Fort Collins, Colo.
    Green Home Listings Share: 36 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $170.4
    Green Local Median PPSF: $171
  1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
    Green Home Listings Share: 35 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $139.1
    Green Local Median PPSF: $144
  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
    Green Home Listings Share: 35 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $738.9
    Green Local Median PPSF: $701
  1. San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
    Green Home Listings Share: 34 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $128.8
    Green Local Median PPSF: $130
  1. Tulsa, Okla.
    Green Home Listings Share: 33 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $96.7
    Green Local Median PPSF: $115
  1. Boulder, Colo.
    Green Home Listings Share: 25 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $257.7
    Green Local Median PPSF: $267
  1. Salinas, Calif.
    Green Home Listings Share: 21 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $498.5
    Green Local Median PPSF: $429
  1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga.
    Green Home Listings Share: 20 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $121.5
    Green Local Median PPSF: $132
  1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
    Green Home Listings Share: 19 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $93.2
    Green Local Median PPSF: $107
  1. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Calif.
    Green Home Listings Share: 17 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $565.7
    Green Local Median PPSF: $544

“Although Southern and Western states still lead the way in green technology adoption, eco-friendly features have grown in popularity across many regions of the United States,” says Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research at realtor.com. “Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.

“However, in today’s inventory-starved market, location still reigns supreme and the price of land can easily override the allure of special eco-friendly features,” Vivas says.

Analysts defined a “green” home as one with bamboo flooring, dual-pane windows, ENERGY STAR appliances and/or rating, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ventilation and/or solar panels.

For more information, please visit www.realtor.com.

Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Is ‘Green’ at a Premium? Depends Where You Purchase

DeVita_Suzanne_60x60

Who says you need “green” to get a green home?

According to an analysis by realtor.com®, eco-friendliness is becoming the norm—and being a green homeowner may not be as pricey as thought. While California’s costlier markets have high concentrations of green homes, there are also affordable pockets outside the Golden State—and, in many markets, eco-features are no longer at a premium.

The greenest:

  1. Fort Collins, Colo.
    Green Home Listings Share: 36 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $170.4
    Green Local Median PPSF: $171
  1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
    Green Home Listings Share: 35 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $139.1
    Green Local Median PPSF: $144
  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
    Green Home Listings Share: 35 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $738.9
    Green Local Median PPSF: $701
  1. San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
    Green Home Listings Share: 34 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $128.8
    Green Local Median PPSF: $130
  1. Tulsa, Okla.
    Green Home Listings Share: 33 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $96.7
    Green Local Median PPSF: $115
  1. Boulder, Colo.
    Green Home Listings Share: 25 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $257.7
    Green Local Median PPSF: $267
  1. Salinas, Calif.
    Green Home Listings Share: 21 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $498.5
    Green Local Median PPSF: $429
  1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga.
    Green Home Listings Share: 20 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $121.5
    Green Local Median PPSF: $132
  1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
    Green Home Listings Share: 19 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $93.2
    Green Local Median PPSF: $107
  1. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Calif.
    Green Home Listings Share: 17 percent
    Local Median Price-Per-Square Foot (PPSF): $565.7
    Green Local Median PPSF: $544

“Although Southern and Western states still lead the way in green technology adoption, eco-friendly features have grown in popularity across many regions of the United States,” says Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research at realtor.com. “Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.

“However, in today’s inventory-starved market, location still reigns supreme and the price of land can easily override the allure of special eco-friendly features,” Vivas says.

Analysts defined a “green” home as one with bamboo flooring, dual-pane windows, ENERGY STAR appliances and/or rating, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ventilation and/or solar panels.

For more information, please visit www.realtor.com.

Suzanne De Vita is RISMedia’s online news editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at sdevita@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Flirty Fringe Furniture That Doesn’t Look Like It Belongs In Your Grandma’s Attic

Liven up any boring ol’ room with tassels and fringe.      

Flirty Fringe Furniture That Doesn’t Look Like It Belongs In Your Grandma’s Attic

Liven up any boring ol’ room with tassels and fringe.      

Flirty Fringe Furniture That Doesn’t Look Like It Belongs In Your Grandma’s Attic

Liven up any boring ol’ room with tassels and fringe.      

22 Home Upgrades That’ll Make Life With Roommates SO Much Better

Home organization tips for roommates.