$379,000 :: 52908 STORBAELT Lane, Macomb Township MI, 48042

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,710 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 07/11/18, Last Updated: 07/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 218064141
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: BRIDGEWATER ESTATES CONDO #101
Status: Active

EXECUTIVE STYLE COLONIAL (PREMIUM LOT, UPGRADED ELEVATION) WITH ABUNDANT NATURAL LIGHT, NO NEIGHBORS BEHIND. DRAMATIC 2 STORY FOYER WITH TILE FLOORS. CROWN MOLDING THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. DEN/LIBARY OFF FRONT DOOR WITH BAY WINDOW. BEAUTIFUL GOURMET KITCHEN OFFERS UPGRADED AMPLE CABINETS, ISLAND, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, BACK SPLASH, SS APPLIANCES, WI PANTRY AND SPACIOUS BREAKFAST ROOM. GREAT ROOM WITH BAY WINDOWS, RECESS LIGHTS AND FIREPLACE. LUXURIOUS MASTER BEDROOM STE WITH DOUBLE DOORS, TRAY-ED CEILING WITH SITTING AREA, E-LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET, AND PRIVATE BATHROOM WITH LAVISH SOAK-IN TUB AND SEPARATE STALL SHOWER. 3 ADDITIONAL SPACIOUS UPPER LEVEL BEDROOMS. 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY, MUD RM, SECURITY ALARM, OVERSIZED 3 CAR GARAGE AND MORE. PRIVATE FENCED IN YARD WITH LARGE STAMPED CONCRETE PATIO AND SPRINKLER SYSTEM. ALL INFO/MEAS APPROX

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$379,000 :: 52908 STORBAELT Lane, Macomb Township MI, 48042

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,710 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 07/11/18, Last Updated: 07/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 218064141
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: BRIDGEWATER ESTATES CONDO #101
Status: Active

EXECUTIVE STYLE COLONIAL (PREMIUM LOT, UPGRADED ELEVATION) WITH ABUNDANT NATURAL LIGHT, NO NEIGHBORS BEHIND. DRAMATIC 2 STORY FOYER WITH TILE FLOORS. CROWN MOLDING THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. DEN/LIBARY OFF FRONT DOOR WITH BAY WINDOW. BEAUTIFUL GOURMET KITCHEN OFFERS UPGRADED AMPLE CABINETS, ISLAND, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, BACK SPLASH, SS APPLIANCES, WI PANTRY AND SPACIOUS BREAKFAST ROOM. GREAT ROOM WITH BAY WINDOWS, RECESS LIGHTS AND FIREPLACE. LUXURIOUS MASTER BEDROOM STE WITH DOUBLE DOORS, TRAY-ED CEILING WITH SITTING AREA, E-LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET, AND PRIVATE BATHROOM WITH LAVISH SOAK-IN TUB AND SEPARATE STALL SHOWER. 3 ADDITIONAL SPACIOUS UPPER LEVEL BEDROOMS. 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY, MUD RM, SECURITY ALARM, OVERSIZED 3 CAR GARAGE AND MORE. PRIVATE FENCED IN YARD WITH LARGE STAMPED CONCRETE PATIO AND SPRINKLER SYSTEM. ALL INFO/MEAS APPROX

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$379,000 :: 52908 STORBAELT Lane, Macomb Township MI, 48042

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,710 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 07/11/18, Last Updated: 07/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 218064141
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: BRIDGEWATER ESTATES CONDO #101
Status: Active

EXECUTIVE STYLE COLONIAL (PREMIUM LOT, UPGRADED ELEVATION) WITH ABUNDANT NATURAL LIGHT, NO NEIGHBORS BEHIND. DRAMATIC 2 STORY FOYER WITH TILE FLOORS. CROWN MOLDING THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. DEN/LIBARY OFF FRONT DOOR WITH BAY WINDOW. BEAUTIFUL GOURMET KITCHEN OFFERS UPGRADED AMPLE CABINETS, ISLAND, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, BACK SPLASH, SS APPLIANCES, WI PANTRY AND SPACIOUS BREAKFAST ROOM. GREAT ROOM WITH BAY WINDOWS, RECESS LIGHTS AND FIREPLACE. LUXURIOUS MASTER BEDROOM STE WITH DOUBLE DOORS, TRAY-ED CEILING WITH SITTING AREA, E-LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET, AND PRIVATE BATHROOM WITH LAVISH SOAK-IN TUB AND SEPARATE STALL SHOWER. 3 ADDITIONAL SPACIOUS UPPER LEVEL BEDROOMS. 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY, MUD RM, SECURITY ALARM, OVERSIZED 3 CAR GARAGE AND MORE. PRIVATE FENCED IN YARD WITH LARGE STAMPED CONCRETE PATIO AND SPRINKLER SYSTEM. ALL INFO/MEAS APPROX

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$389,000 :: 20162 WINDHAM DR, Macomb MI, 48044-3537

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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 2,955 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,117 sq ft
Added: 07/11/18, Last Updated: 07/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21472416
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WINDEMERE WOODS # 02
Status: Active

Stunning 4 bedroom 3 and a half bathroom Colonial in Macomb Township with upgrades galore. All hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. A dream kitchen with granite countertops, farmhouse sink, tiled backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen leads into a huge great room with a vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, and plenty of natural light. French doors lead to a nice private park-like setting back yard. This home has generous sized bedrooms with updated bathrooms. To top it off, the home has a fully finished basement furnished with a huge wet-bar and brand-new carpet. The home is worry free as the furnace, A/C, roof, hot-water tank, were all replaced in 2013. Sump-pump with water backup, installed in 2017. This home is truly a gem. Hot-tub, washer, dryer and surround sound-speakers in basement are EXCLUDED. Swing-set in backyard is negotiable. 60 days of occupancy is mandatory.

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$389,000 :: 20162 WINDHAM DR, Macomb MI, 48044-3537

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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 2,955 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,117 sq ft
Added: 07/11/18, Last Updated: 07/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21472416
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WINDEMERE WOODS # 02
Status: Active

Stunning 4 bedroom 3 and a half bathroom Colonial in Macomb Township with upgrades galore. All hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. A dream kitchen with granite countertops, farmhouse sink, tiled backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen leads into a huge great room with a vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, and plenty of natural light. French doors lead to a nice private park-like setting back yard. This home has generous sized bedrooms with updated bathrooms. To top it off, the home has a fully finished basement furnished with a huge wet-bar and brand-new carpet. The home is worry free as the furnace, A/C, roof, hot-water tank, were all replaced in 2013. Sump-pump with water backup, installed in 2017. This home is truly a gem. Hot-tub, washer, dryer and surround sound-speakers in basement are EXCLUDED. Swing-set in backyard is negotiable. 60 days of occupancy is mandatory.

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$389,000 :: 20162 WINDHAM DR, Macomb MI, 48044-3537

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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 2,955 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,117 sq ft
Added: 07/11/18, Last Updated: 07/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21472416
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WINDEMERE WOODS # 02
Status: Active

Stunning 4 bedroom 3 and a half bathroom Colonial in Macomb Township with upgrades galore. All hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. A dream kitchen with granite countertops, farmhouse sink, tiled backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen leads into a huge great room with a vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, and plenty of natural light. French doors lead to a nice private park-like setting back yard. This home has generous sized bedrooms with updated bathrooms. To top it off, the home has a fully finished basement furnished with a huge wet-bar and brand-new carpet. The home is worry free as the furnace, A/C, roof, hot-water tank, were all replaced in 2013. Sump-pump with water backup, installed in 2017. This home is truly a gem. Hot-tub, washer, dryer and surround sound-speakers in basement are EXCLUDED. Swing-set in backyard is negotiable. 60 days of occupancy is mandatory.

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$128,900 :: 24385 DONALDSON, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 1,508 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 07/11/18, Last Updated: 07/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 411483
Community: Harrison Twp (50015)
Status: Sold

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$128,900 :: 24385 DONALDSON, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 1,508 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 07/11/18, Last Updated: 07/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 411483
Community: Harrison Twp (50015)
Status: Sold

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$128,900 :: 24385 DONALDSON, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 1,508 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 07/11/18, Last Updated: 07/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 411483
Community: Harrison Twp (50015)
Status: Sold

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$225,000 :: 20415 COLUMBIA DR, Macomb MI, 48044-3562

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,563 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/30/18, Last Updated: 07/10/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 21442216
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WINDEMERE COMMONS III #584
Status: Sold

EXCELLENT CONDITION. HARDWOOD FLOOR AND CERAMIC TILE. DECK OFF KITCHEN AREA WITH AWNING. IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDED. THERE IS SOME FURNITURE FOR SALE AND PRICED VERY REASONABLY.

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$225,000 :: 20415 COLUMBIA DR, Macomb MI, 48044-3562

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,563 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/30/18, Last Updated: 07/10/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 21442216
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WINDEMERE COMMONS III #584
Status: Sold

EXCELLENT CONDITION. HARDWOOD FLOOR AND CERAMIC TILE. DECK OFF KITCHEN AREA WITH AWNING. IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDED. THERE IS SOME FURNITURE FOR SALE AND PRICED VERY REASONABLY.

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-Troy


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$225,000 :: 20415 COLUMBIA DR, Macomb MI, 48044-3562

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,563 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/30/18, Last Updated: 07/10/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 21442216
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WINDEMERE COMMONS III #584
Status: Sold

EXCELLENT CONDITION. HARDWOOD FLOOR AND CERAMIC TILE. DECK OFF KITCHEN AREA WITH AWNING. IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDED. THERE IS SOME FURNITURE FOR SALE AND PRICED VERY REASONABLY.

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$129,500 :: 45448 MARGATE, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,700 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 07/10/18, Last Updated: 07/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 486011
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: MARGATE ESTATES
Status: Sold

NEED OFFER, SELLER HAS FOUND ANOTHER HOME.******* SELLER WILL CONSIDER ALL OFFERS ******* $1000 DECORATING ALLOWANCE WITH ACCEPTABLEOFFER PRICE REDUCED $3100!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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$129,500 :: 45448 MARGATE, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,700 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 07/10/18, Last Updated: 07/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 486011
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: MARGATE ESTATES
Status: Sold

NEED OFFER, SELLER HAS FOUND ANOTHER HOME.******* SELLER WILL CONSIDER ALL OFFERS ******* $1000 DECORATING ALLOWANCE WITH ACCEPTABLEOFFER PRICE REDUCED $3100!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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$129,500 :: 45448 MARGATE, Update MI, 48044

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,700 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 07/10/18, Last Updated: 07/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 486011
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: MARGATE ESTATES
Status: Sold

NEED OFFER, SELLER HAS FOUND ANOTHER HOME.******* SELLER WILL CONSIDER ALL OFFERS ******* $1000 DECORATING ALLOWANCE WITH ACCEPTABLEOFFER PRICE REDUCED $3100!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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$210,000 :: 45843 PORTSVILLE DR, Macomb MI, 48044-5711

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,507 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 05/17/18, Last Updated: 07/09/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21449271
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WINDEMERE COMMONS II
Status: Sold

Site Condominium- All brick 1500 sq. ft. two bedroom, two bath home in a great neighborhood. The spacious great room with cathedral ceiling has a fireplace and lots of natural light. The kitchen has a large eating area and a door wall with access to a sun room. There is an attached 2 car garage and a full unfinished basement. This home has great curb appeal and an open floor plan. New windows were just installed! Close to shopping and restaurants, schools. Association dues include lawn/snow removal. Bring an offer! NEW FURNACE, A/C, HOT WATER TANK BEING INSTALLED.

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$210,000 :: 45843 PORTSVILLE DR, Macomb MI, 48044-5711

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,507 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 05/17/18, Last Updated: 07/09/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21449271
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WINDEMERE COMMONS II
Status: Sold

Site Condominium- All brick 1500 sq. ft. two bedroom, two bath home in a great neighborhood. The spacious great room with cathedral ceiling has a fireplace and lots of natural light. The kitchen has a large eating area and a door wall with access to a sun room. There is an attached 2 car garage and a full unfinished basement. This home has great curb appeal and an open floor plan. New windows were just installed! Close to shopping and restaurants, schools. Association dues include lawn/snow removal. Bring an offer! NEW FURNACE, A/C, HOT WATER TANK BEING INSTALLED.

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$210,000 :: 45843 PORTSVILLE DR, Macomb MI, 48044-5711

Property Photo

2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,507 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 05/17/18, Last Updated: 07/09/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21449271
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WINDEMERE COMMONS II
Status: Sold

Site Condominium- All brick 1500 sq. ft. two bedroom, two bath home in a great neighborhood. The spacious great room with cathedral ceiling has a fireplace and lots of natural light. The kitchen has a large eating area and a door wall with access to a sun room. There is an attached 2 car garage and a full unfinished basement. This home has great curb appeal and an open floor plan. New windows were just installed! Close to shopping and restaurants, schools. Association dues include lawn/snow removal. Bring an offer! NEW FURNACE, A/C, HOT WATER TANK BEING INSTALLED.

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Staged to Sell: A Country Estate in Gaithersburg, Md.

Home stager: Libby Paulson with Preferred Staging

The home: Paulson staged this remodeled, single-family country estate in Gaithersburg, Md., which featured cathedral ceilings, a two-story stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining room, two staircases, and a walkout basement with full kitchen and bath. The home is listed at $709,500.

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Paulson’s tips:

1. Greenery is a Must:Greenery is considered natures neutral. It provides a space harmony, freshness and energy. Greenery can be incorporated into a staging as an accent color or as a way to soften and welcome someone into a room. Some great examples are fiddle fig plants or ferns of all types as well as large leaves arranged in a vase.

2. Pillows are required: If you are looking for an easy, affordable way to make your home ready to sell try adding some throw pillows. Using some trendy pillows you can transform any space. They also help large furniture stand out and complement and highlight the home’s structural features. So choose pillows that complement the home’s aesthetic and style, and don’t be afraid of adding color as long as it adds style. A quick tip is use solid color pillows if furniture has a busy print or patterned pillows when working with solid color furniture. For an upscale look use pillows with subtle texture such as linen or tweed.

3. Bookshelves are not just for books:The first thing to remember is you don’t need to fill each self. When staging bookshelves try to add items to make the eyes look across, around and down. Limit the amount of books and use pairs of items.

Have a home you recently staged that you’d like to show off here at Styled Staged & Sold? Submit your staging photos for consideration, along with three to five of your best spruce-up tips. Contact Melissa Dittmann Tracey at mtracey@realtors.org.

      

Staged to Sell: A Country Estate in Gaithersburg, Md.

Home stager: Libby Paulson with Preferred Staging

The home: Paulson staged this remodeled, single-family country estate in Gaithersburg, Md., which featured cathedral ceilings, a two-story stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining room, two staircases, and a walkout basement with full kitchen and bath. The home is listed at $709,500.

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Paulson’s tips:

1. Greenery is a Must:Greenery is considered natures neutral. It provides a space harmony, freshness and energy. Greenery can be incorporated into a staging as an accent color or as a way to soften and welcome someone into a room. Some great examples are fiddle fig plants or ferns of all types as well as large leaves arranged in a vase.

2. Pillows are required: If you are looking for an easy, affordable way to make your home ready to sell try adding some throw pillows. Using some trendy pillows you can transform any space. They also help large furniture stand out and complement and highlight the home’s structural features. So choose pillows that complement the home’s aesthetic and style, and don’t be afraid of adding color as long as it adds style. A quick tip is use solid color pillows if furniture has a busy print or patterned pillows when working with solid color furniture. For an upscale look use pillows with subtle texture such as linen or tweed.

3. Bookshelves are not just for books:The first thing to remember is you don’t need to fill each self. When staging bookshelves try to add items to make the eyes look across, around and down. Limit the amount of books and use pairs of items.

Have a home you recently staged that you’d like to show off here at Styled Staged & Sold? Submit your staging photos for consideration, along with three to five of your best spruce-up tips. Contact Melissa Dittmann Tracey at mtracey@realtors.org.

      

Staged to Sell: A Country Estate in Gaithersburg, Md.

Home stager: Libby Paulson with Preferred Staging

The home: Paulson staged this remodeled, single-family country estate in Gaithersburg, Md., which featured cathedral ceilings, a two-story stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining room, two staircases, and a walkout basement with full kitchen and bath. The home is listed at $709,500.

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Photo credit: Libby Paulson, Preferred Staging

Paulson’s tips:

1. Greenery is a Must:Greenery is considered natures neutral. It provides a space harmony, freshness and energy. Greenery can be incorporated into a staging as an accent color or as a way to soften and welcome someone into a room. Some great examples are fiddle fig plants or ferns of all types as well as large leaves arranged in a vase.

2. Pillows are required: If you are looking for an easy, affordable way to make your home ready to sell try adding some throw pillows. Using some trendy pillows you can transform any space. They also help large furniture stand out and complement and highlight the home’s structural features. So choose pillows that complement the home’s aesthetic and style, and don’t be afraid of adding color as long as it adds style. A quick tip is use solid color pillows if furniture has a busy print or patterned pillows when working with solid color furniture. For an upscale look use pillows with subtle texture such as linen or tweed.

3. Bookshelves are not just for books:The first thing to remember is you don’t need to fill each self. When staging bookshelves try to add items to make the eyes look across, around and down. Limit the amount of books and use pairs of items.

Have a home you recently staged that you’d like to show off here at Styled Staged & Sold? Submit your staging photos for consideration, along with three to five of your best spruce-up tips. Contact Melissa Dittmann Tracey at mtracey@realtors.org.

      

Buyers: Challenged by Student Debt? Consider Down Payment Programs

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Student loan debt is one of the biggest factors impacting millennials’ ability to purchase a home. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), 80 percent of millennials do not own a home, and, of that, 83 percent say student loan debt is impacting their ability to buy. Millennials expect to be delayed from home-buying for a median of seven years, the NAR research shows.

There are alternatives, however, that millennials may not know about. In fact, according to a 2016 ATTOM Data Solutions survey, few buyers and real estate agents know about the close to 2,500—mostly local—down payment assistance programs. Across the 513 counties surveyed in the ATTOM Data Solutions report, buyers that used these programs saved, on average, $17,766 over the life of their loan.

From offerings that benefit first-time homebuyers to options for refinancing costly student loan interest rates, it’s important that today’s homebuyer is aware of all the viable options for purchasing a home.

What’s Out There?
For consumers who are having trouble saving for a large enough down payment, there are plenty of options that offer grants or down payment assistance. The National Homebuyers Fund (NHF), for example, has multi-state Down Payment Assistance (DPA) programs that offer closing assistance or down payment grants for up to 5 percent of the loan amount.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also has low- and no-down payment options via its Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, which assists lenders in offering low- and moderate-income households with purchasing opportunities in rural areas, for which closing costs and other related expenses can be rolled into the loan.

Additionally, there are more localized options available on a state-by-state basis. Here are a few examples:

  • Baltimore, Md./Washington, D.C. – The Maryland Mortgage Program offers a discounted mortgage rate and up to $5,000 in down payment assistance when consumers purchase in a sustainable community.
  • Ohio Grants for Grads offers reduced-rate mortgages for first-time homebuyers who’ve earned their associate, bachelor, master or doctorate degrees within the last four years.
  • Rhode Island – The First Down Program allows first-time homebuyers to purchase a one- to four-family home or condominium with down payment assistance of $7,500, forgivable after five years of owning the home as a primary residence.

More and more companies are introducing homebuyer assistance programs to tackle the student loan debt challenge that many of today’s buyers are facing, as well; however, buyers and agents should first consult a financial expert before participating in or recommending these programs. For example, the student loan cash-out refinance that multiple lenders offer, which allows homebuyers to use their equity to pay off high-interest student loans, may not make as much financial sense with the introduction of the new tax bill. as home equity financing is no longer tax-deductible.

With other incentive programs, such as the Eagle Home Mortgage’s Student Loan Debt Mortgage Program, homeowners can pay off outstanding student loan debt (up to $13,000 for this specific program) by redirecting 3 percent of their purchase price to student debt payoff when buying a new home from the home builder. Buyers should carefully assess whether these programs are financially worthwhile.

These are just a sampling of the available down payment assistance and grant programs that can help consumers with high student loan debt achieve their homeownership dream. It’s imperative that real estate agents research these offerings in order to assist consumers who believe homeownership is still out of reach.

Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Buyers: Challenged by Student Debt? Consider Down Payment Programs

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Student loan debt is one of the biggest factors impacting millennials’ ability to purchase a home. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), 80 percent of millennials do not own a home, and, of that, 83 percent say student loan debt is impacting their ability to buy. Millennials expect to be delayed from home-buying for a median of seven years, the NAR research shows.

There are alternatives, however, that millennials may not know about. In fact, according to a 2016 ATTOM Data Solutions survey, few buyers and real estate agents know about the close to 2,500—mostly local—down payment assistance programs. Across the 513 counties surveyed in the ATTOM Data Solutions report, buyers that used these programs saved, on average, $17,766 over the life of their loan.

From offerings that benefit first-time homebuyers to options for refinancing costly student loan interest rates, it’s important that today’s homebuyer is aware of all the viable options for purchasing a home.

What’s Out There?
For consumers who are having trouble saving for a large enough down payment, there are plenty of options that offer grants or down payment assistance. The National Homebuyers Fund (NHF), for example, has multi-state Down Payment Assistance (DPA) programs that offer closing assistance or down payment grants for up to 5 percent of the loan amount.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also has low- and no-down payment options via its Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, which assists lenders in offering low- and moderate-income households with purchasing opportunities in rural areas, for which closing costs and other related expenses can be rolled into the loan.

Additionally, there are more localized options available on a state-by-state basis. Here are a few examples:

  • Baltimore, Md./Washington, D.C. – The Maryland Mortgage Program offers a discounted mortgage rate and up to $5,000 in down payment assistance when consumers purchase in a sustainable community.
  • Ohio Grants for Grads offers reduced-rate mortgages for first-time homebuyers who’ve earned their associate, bachelor, master or doctorate degrees within the last four years.
  • Rhode Island – The First Down Program allows first-time homebuyers to purchase a one- to four-family home or condominium with down payment assistance of $7,500, forgivable after five years of owning the home as a primary residence.

More and more companies are introducing homebuyer assistance programs to tackle the student loan debt challenge that many of today’s buyers are facing, as well; however, buyers and agents should first consult a financial expert before participating in or recommending these programs. For example, the student loan cash-out refinance that multiple lenders offer, which allows homebuyers to use their equity to pay off high-interest student loans, may not make as much financial sense with the introduction of the new tax bill. as home equity financing is no longer tax-deductible.

With other incentive programs, such as the Eagle Home Mortgage’s Student Loan Debt Mortgage Program, homeowners can pay off outstanding student loan debt (up to $13,000 for this specific program) by redirecting 3 percent of their purchase price to student debt payoff when buying a new home from the home builder. Buyers should carefully assess whether these programs are financially worthwhile.

These are just a sampling of the available down payment assistance and grant programs that can help consumers with high student loan debt achieve their homeownership dream. It’s imperative that real estate agents research these offerings in order to assist consumers who believe homeownership is still out of reach.

Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

The post Buyers: Challenged by Student Debt? Consider Down Payment Programs appeared first on RISMedia.

      

Buyers: Challenged by Student Debt? Consider Down Payment Programs

Dominguez_Liz_60x60_4c

Student loan debt is one of the biggest factors impacting millennials’ ability to purchase a home. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), 80 percent of millennials do not own a home, and, of that, 83 percent say student loan debt is impacting their ability to buy. Millennials expect to be delayed from home-buying for a median of seven years, the NAR research shows.

There are alternatives, however, that millennials may not know about. In fact, according to a 2016 ATTOM Data Solutions survey, few buyers and real estate agents know about the close to 2,500—mostly local—down payment assistance programs. Across the 513 counties surveyed in the ATTOM Data Solutions report, buyers that used these programs saved, on average, $17,766 over the life of their loan.

From offerings that benefit first-time homebuyers to options for refinancing costly student loan interest rates, it’s important that today’s homebuyer is aware of all the viable options for purchasing a home.

What’s Out There?
For consumers who are having trouble saving for a large enough down payment, there are plenty of options that offer grants or down payment assistance. The National Homebuyers Fund (NHF), for example, has multi-state Down Payment Assistance (DPA) programs that offer closing assistance or down payment grants for up to 5 percent of the loan amount.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also has low- and no-down payment options via its Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, which assists lenders in offering low- and moderate-income households with purchasing opportunities in rural areas, for which closing costs and other related expenses can be rolled into the loan.

Additionally, there are more localized options available on a state-by-state basis. Here are a few examples:

  • Baltimore, Md./Washington, D.C. – The Maryland Mortgage Program offers a discounted mortgage rate and up to $5,000 in down payment assistance when consumers purchase in a sustainable community.
  • Ohio Grants for Grads offers reduced-rate mortgages for first-time homebuyers who’ve earned their associate, bachelor, master or doctorate degrees within the last four years.
  • Rhode Island – The First Down Program allows first-time homebuyers to purchase a one- to four-family home or condominium with down payment assistance of $7,500, forgivable after five years of owning the home as a primary residence.

More and more companies are introducing homebuyer assistance programs to tackle the student loan debt challenge that many of today’s buyers are facing, as well; however, buyers and agents should first consult a financial expert before participating in or recommending these programs. For example, the student loan cash-out refinance that multiple lenders offer, which allows homebuyers to use their equity to pay off high-interest student loans, may not make as much financial sense with the introduction of the new tax bill. as home equity financing is no longer tax-deductible.

With other incentive programs, such as the Eagle Home Mortgage’s Student Loan Debt Mortgage Program, homeowners can pay off outstanding student loan debt (up to $13,000 for this specific program) by redirecting 3 percent of their purchase price to student debt payoff when buying a new home from the home builder. Buyers should carefully assess whether these programs are financially worthwhile.

These are just a sampling of the available down payment assistance and grant programs that can help consumers with high student loan debt achieve their homeownership dream. It’s imperative that real estate agents research these offerings in order to assist consumers who believe homeownership is still out of reach.

Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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$449,000 :: 22395 Hall Rd, Macomb MI, 48042

Property Photo

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,872 sq ft
Lot Size: 74,487 sq ft
Added: 07/07/18, Last Updated: 07/07/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31352965
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: N/A
Status: Active

The value is in the land! Almost 2 acres with Hall Rd frontage! Can easily be re-zoned commercial! The home itself is beautiful as well with upgraded plumbing, electrical, updated kitchen, living room, and bathrooms, tons of storage in the finished attic, newer complete tear off roof, boiler, carpet, and more! Huge garage with attached workshop and large shed. So many possibilities with this amount of land on Hall Rd!

Listed with RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.


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!


      

$449,000 :: 22395 Hall Rd, Macomb MI, 48042

Property Photo

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,872 sq ft
Lot Size: 74,487 sq ft
Added: 07/07/18, Last Updated: 07/07/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31352965
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: N/A
Status: Active

The value is in the land! Almost 2 acres with Hall Rd frontage! Can easily be re-zoned commercial! The home itself is beautiful as well with upgraded plumbing, electrical, updated kitchen, living room, and bathrooms, tons of storage in the finished attic, newer complete tear off roof, boiler, carpet, and more! Huge garage with attached workshop and large shed. So many possibilities with this amount of land on Hall Rd!

Listed with RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.


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!


      

$449,000 :: 22395 Hall Rd, Macomb MI, 48042

Property Photo

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,872 sq ft
Lot Size: 74,487 sq ft
Added: 07/07/18, Last Updated: 07/07/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31352965
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: N/A
Status: Active

The value is in the land! Almost 2 acres with Hall Rd frontage! Can easily be re-zoned commercial! The home itself is beautiful as well with upgraded plumbing, electrical, updated kitchen, living room, and bathrooms, tons of storage in the finished attic, newer complete tear off roof, boiler, carpet, and more! Huge garage with attached workshop and large shed. So many possibilities with this amount of land on Hall Rd!

Listed with RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.


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!


      

$449,000 :: 22395 Hall Rd, Macomb MI, 48042

Property Photo

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,872 sq ft
Lot Size: 74,487 sq ft
Added: 07/07/18, Last Updated: 07/07/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31352965
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: N/A
Status: Active

The value is in the land! Almost 2 acres with Hall Rd frontage! Can easily be re-zoned commercial! The home itself is beautiful as well with upgraded plumbing, electrical, updated kitchen, living room, and bathrooms, tons of storage in the finished attic, newer complete tear off roof, boiler, carpet, and more! Huge garage with attached workshop and large shed. So many possibilities with this amount of land on Hall Rd!

Listed with RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.


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!


      

$449,000 :: 22395 Hall Rd, Macomb MI, 48042

Property Photo

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,872 sq ft
Lot Size: 74,487 sq ft
Added: 07/07/18, Last Updated: 07/07/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31352965
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: N/A
Status: Active

The value is in the land! Almost 2 acres with Hall Rd frontage! Can easily be re-zoned commercial! The home itself is beautiful as well with upgraded plumbing, electrical, updated kitchen, living room, and bathrooms, tons of storage in the finished attic, newer complete tear off roof, boiler, carpet, and more! Huge garage with attached workshop and large shed. So many possibilities with this amount of land on Hall Rd!

Listed with RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.


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!


      

$449,000 :: 22395 Hall Rd, Macomb MI, 48042

Property Photo

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,872 sq ft
Lot Size: 74,487 sq ft
Added: 07/07/18, Last Updated: 07/07/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31352965
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: N/A
Status: Active

The value is in the land! Almost 2 acres with Hall Rd frontage! Can easily be re-zoned commercial! The home itself is beautiful as well with upgraded plumbing, electrical, updated kitchen, living room, and bathrooms, tons of storage in the finished attic, newer complete tear off roof, boiler, carpet, and more! Huge garage with attached workshop and large shed. So many possibilities with this amount of land on Hall Rd!

Listed with RE/MAX Suburban, Inc.


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!