$485,000 :: 49290 MONARCH, MACOMB Township MI, 48044

Property Photo

4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,933 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 05/02/18, Last Updated: 05/03/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031346315
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: MONARCH ESTATES
Status: Active

Phenomenal new construction in Macomb’s prestigious Monarch Estates! This is the builder’s model and is loaded with upgrades. Gorgeous stone/brick elevation & premium features you won’t find with other builders. This Hawthorne Colonial offers everything you could ask for. 4 spacious bedrooms including a master suite with panned ceiling, MASSIVE walk-in closet & master bath with double vanity, tub & HUGE shower. Large open kitchen with island & walk-in pantry. Secluded office/study & Great Room with fireplace. Grand double staircase & convenient drop-zone area. 2nd Floor Laundry. All kitchen appliances and window treatments are included. Sod, Sprinklers & Landscaping. Built in speakers & alarm system. Furniture is also negotiable. Additional lots & floor plans available. Gemini Homes is a custom home builder that can make your dream home come true!

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!


      

$485,000 :: 49290 MONARCH, MACOMB Township MI, 48044

Property Photo

4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,933 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 05/02/18, Last Updated: 05/03/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031346315
Community: Macomb Twp
Tract: MONARCH ESTATES
Status: Active

Phenomenal new construction in Macomb’s prestigious Monarch Estates! This is the builder’s model and is loaded with upgrades. Gorgeous stone/brick elevation & premium features you won’t find with other builders. This Hawthorne Colonial offers everything you could ask for. 4 spacious bedrooms including a master suite with panned ceiling, MASSIVE walk-in closet & master bath with double vanity, tub & HUGE shower. Large open kitchen with island & walk-in pantry. Secluded office/study & Great Room with fireplace. Grand double staircase & convenient drop-zone area. 2nd Floor Laundry. All kitchen appliances and window treatments are included. Sod, Sprinklers & Landscaping. Built in speakers & alarm system. Furniture is also negotiable. Additional lots & floor plans available. Gemini Homes is a custom home builder that can make your dream home come true!

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!


      

Ask the Coach: Show Your Agents How to Turn Open House Leads Into High-Volume Pipelines and Future Sales

Johnson_Sherri_60x60

It is officially open house season and truly the best opportunity for your agents to fill their pipeline of listing and buyer leads that, when effectively converted can turn into big profits within the next 90 days. Sunday is notoriously known as “real estate day” in every city in the country. Look at the open house as the best, free lead-generating system to be in front of potential buyers and sellers to create new business.

Use these 5 strategies to help coach and train your agents on how to maximize open houses right now to create listings and sales in the next three months:

  1. Pick the right house to hold open that will have a move-up buyer who also has a house to list. This way, you are getting two sales out of each client. Don’t sit first-time buyer open houses if you want to pick up listings. Also pick the price point that is in the highest demand—that’s where all the buyers will show up every week and create more leads.
  1. Prepare the open house in advance. If you prepare well for an open house you can drive more traffic to it. Post it up to three weeks in advance online to create urgency and showings before the open house. Invite the neighbors with a phone call and a post card. Run a boosted Facebook ad to target buyers to attend your open house.
  1. Offer value during the open house. The agent who provides the most value, gets hired, plain and simple. Offer a homebuyer guide or packet of information branded to you. Include information about mortgages, home inspections and steps in the buying process. Also add value in what you say to help convert the lead.
  1. Focus on getting appointments during the open house. You have a 90 percent greater chance of getting a yes to an appointment if you ask right then. Add value by offering to assist them before they put the house on the market. Letting prospects know you can save them time and money is one of my favorite value adds. Remember you’re just starting the relationship; you’re not going to go over their house to list it. You are cementing the relationship.
  1. Watch my webinar, “How to Make $50K at Your Next Open House.” This webinar makes for your next in-office lunch and learn or special training session to share proven strategies with new or experienced agents. My entire strategy shows agents how to properly prepare, plan and execute the most 2-3 profitable hours of their week. Email yourock@sherrijohnson.com to receive a FREE link of this priceless webinar. Your agents will have immediate results and approach open houses with a new mindset to convert more leads into listings and sales in the next 6-12 months.

Sherri Johnson is a national leader offering world-class real estate keynotes, consulting and coaching while delivering accelerated results. No other coach matches her distinguished 20 years of experience as a top agent and executive of a Top 3 National brokerage. She has recruited, trained and coached thousands of agents, and was responsible for leading over 700 real estate agents and over $1.6 billion in annual sales volume. Johnson’s relevant, real-life and proven strategies, coupled with her high energy, produce immediate results and can triple your income regardless of your current production. Johnson is the national speaker for Homes.com for its Secrets of Top Selling Agents national tour. Contact coaching@sherrijohnson.com or 844-989-2600 (toll-free) or visit www.sherrijohnson.com.

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Ask the Coach: Show Your Agents How to Turn Open House Leads Into High-Volume Pipelines and Future Sales

Johnson_Sherri_60x60

It is officially open house season and truly the best opportunity for your agents to fill their pipeline of listing and buyer leads that, when effectively converted can turn into big profits within the next 90 days. Sunday is notoriously known as “real estate day” in every city in the country. Look at the open house as the best, free lead-generating system to be in front of potential buyers and sellers to create new business.

Use these 5 strategies to help coach and train your agents on how to maximize open houses right now to create listings and sales in the next three months:

  1. Pick the right house to hold open that will have a move-up buyer who also has a house to list. This way, you are getting two sales out of each client. Don’t sit first-time buyer open houses if you want to pick up listings. Also pick the price point that is in the highest demand—that’s where all the buyers will show up every week and create more leads.
  1. Prepare the open house in advance. If you prepare well for an open house you can drive more traffic to it. Post it up to three weeks in advance online to create urgency and showings before the open house. Invite the neighbors with a phone call and a post card. Run a boosted Facebook ad to target buyers to attend your open house.
  1. Offer value during the open house. The agent who provides the most value, gets hired, plain and simple. Offer a homebuyer guide or packet of information branded to you. Include information about mortgages, home inspections and steps in the buying process. Also add value in what you say to help convert the lead.
  1. Focus on getting appointments during the open house. You have a 90 percent greater chance of getting a yes to an appointment if you ask right then. Add value by offering to assist them before they put the house on the market. Letting prospects know you can save them time and money is one of my favorite value adds. Remember you’re just starting the relationship; you’re not going to go over their house to list it. You are cementing the relationship.
  1. Watch my webinar, “How to Make $50K at Your Next Open House.” This webinar makes for your next in-office lunch and learn or special training session to share proven strategies with new or experienced agents. My entire strategy shows agents how to properly prepare, plan and execute the most 2-3 profitable hours of their week. Email yourock@sherrijohnson.com to receive a FREE link of this priceless webinar. Your agents will have immediate results and approach open houses with a new mindset to convert more leads into listings and sales in the next 6-12 months.

Sherri Johnson is a national leader offering world-class real estate keynotes, consulting and coaching while delivering accelerated results. No other coach matches her distinguished 20 years of experience as a top agent and executive of a Top 3 National brokerage. She has recruited, trained and coached thousands of agents, and was responsible for leading over 700 real estate agents and over $1.6 billion in annual sales volume. Johnson’s relevant, real-life and proven strategies, coupled with her high energy, produce immediate results and can triple your income regardless of your current production. Johnson is the national speaker for Homes.com for its Secrets of Top Selling Agents national tour. Contact coaching@sherrijohnson.com or 844-989-2600 (toll-free) or visit www.sherrijohnson.com.

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Ask the Coach: Show Your Agents How to Turn Open House Leads Into High-Volume Pipelines and Future Sales

Johnson_Sherri_60x60

It is officially open house season and truly the best opportunity for your agents to fill their pipeline of listing and buyer leads that, when effectively converted can turn into big profits within the next 90 days. Sunday is notoriously known as “real estate day” in every city in the country. Look at the open house as the best, free lead-generating system to be in front of potential buyers and sellers to create new business.

Use these 5 strategies to help coach and train your agents on how to maximize open houses right now to create listings and sales in the next three months:

  1. Pick the right house to hold open that will have a move-up buyer who also has a house to list. This way, you are getting two sales out of each client. Don’t sit first-time buyer open houses if you want to pick up listings. Also pick the price point that is in the highest demand—that’s where all the buyers will show up every week and create more leads.
  1. Prepare the open house in advance. If you prepare well for an open house you can drive more traffic to it. Post it up to three weeks in advance online to create urgency and showings before the open house. Invite the neighbors with a phone call and a post card. Run a boosted Facebook ad to target buyers to attend your open house.
  1. Offer value during the open house. The agent who provides the most value, gets hired, plain and simple. Offer a homebuyer guide or packet of information branded to you. Include information about mortgages, home inspections and steps in the buying process. Also add value in what you say to help convert the lead.
  1. Focus on getting appointments during the open house. You have a 90 percent greater chance of getting a yes to an appointment if you ask right then. Add value by offering to assist them before they put the house on the market. Letting prospects know you can save them time and money is one of my favorite value adds. Remember you’re just starting the relationship; you’re not going to go over their house to list it. You are cementing the relationship.
  1. Watch my webinar, “How to Make $50K at Your Next Open House.” This webinar makes for your next in-office lunch and learn or special training session to share proven strategies with new or experienced agents. My entire strategy shows agents how to properly prepare, plan and execute the most 2-3 profitable hours of their week. Email yourock@sherrijohnson.com to receive a FREE link of this priceless webinar. Your agents will have immediate results and approach open houses with a new mindset to convert more leads into listings and sales in the next 6-12 months.

Sherri Johnson is a national leader offering world-class real estate keynotes, consulting and coaching while delivering accelerated results. No other coach matches her distinguished 20 years of experience as a top agent and executive of a Top 3 National brokerage. She has recruited, trained and coached thousands of agents, and was responsible for leading over 700 real estate agents and over $1.6 billion in annual sales volume. Johnson’s relevant, real-life and proven strategies, coupled with her high energy, produce immediate results and can triple your income regardless of your current production. Johnson is the national speaker for Homes.com for its Secrets of Top Selling Agents national tour. Contact coaching@sherrijohnson.com or 844-989-2600 (toll-free) or visit www.sherrijohnson.com.

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$240,000 :: 52782 ANTLER, Update MI, 48042

4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 2,400 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/02/18, Last Updated: 05/02/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 725579
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: DEERWOOD
Status: Sold

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-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!


      

$240,000 :: 52782 ANTLER, Update MI, 48042

4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 2,400 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/02/18, Last Updated: 05/02/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 725579
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: DEERWOOD
Status: Sold

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-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!


      

$240,000 :: 52782 ANTLER, Update MI, 48042

4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 2,400 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 05/02/18, Last Updated: 05/02/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 725579
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: DEERWOOD
Status: Sold

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-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!


      

Taxes Filed—Time to Chill? Not So Fast, Says IRS

(TNS)—The April 18 federal tax-filing deadline has come and gone. Your taxes are paid, and maybe you already have your refund in hand. Nothing to do now but sit back and chill for eight months or so, right?

The Internal Revenue Service respectfully disagrees.

Given recent changes in tax tables created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, IRS officials are urging taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup” and other double-checks, the better to avoid a possibly unpleasant surprise in early spring next year.

“The IRS is taking special steps to help taxpayers understand these tax law changes,” said Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter. “We encourage people to do a paycheck checkup to help make sure they’re having the right amount of tax withheld for their unique personal situation. To help with this, the IRS has added and updated a variety of tools and information to help taxpayers.”

The IRS says taxpayers should start by determining how much money they want employers to withhold from their paychecks.

That can be done on the “Withholding Calculator” link on www.IRS.gov. Having too little tax withheld can mean a surprisingly high tax bill next year, and with the average refund topping $2,800, the IRS said some taxpayers might prefer to have less tax withheld up front and receive more in their paychecks.

Taxpayers can use the calculator to estimate their 2018 income tax. It compares that estimate to the taxpayer’s current tax withholding options. Some may wish to change their withholding with their employer. The IRS notes that it’s helpful to have a completed 2017 tax return with you when you visit the website.

Taxpayers who need to adjust their withholding will need to submit a new Form W-4, also known as an Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, to their employer. If an employee needs to adjust withholding, doing so as quickly as possible means there’s more time for tax withholding to take place evenly over the rest of the year. Waiting until later in the year means there are fewer pay periods to make the tax changes, which could have a bigger impact on each paycheck.

The IRS said the paycheck checkup is highly recommended for two-income families, people working two or more jobs, parents who claim credits such as the Child Tax Credit, people who itemized deductions in 2017 and those who received either large tax refunds or large tax bills in 2017.

The IRS also has launched a series of “tax reform tax tips” at www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-reform. The periodic notices offer tax changes and other information in plain language.

For some, tax season goes on even now. That includes citizens who filed for an extension, others who did not file or pay what is owed, or those awaiting refunds. The IRS said it has help available for them, too.

There’s no penalty for filing a late return after the tax deadline if a refund is due. Penalties and interest only accrue on unfiled returns if taxes were not paid by April 18. IRS “Free File” is available through October 15 for incomes less than $66,000. To get more information to file electronically, visit www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free.

If a federal return is filed more than 60 days after the April due date, the minimum penalty is either $210 or 100 percent of the unpaid tax, whichever is less. This means that if the tax due is $210 or less, the penalty is equal to the tax amount due. If the tax due is more than $210, the penalty is at least $210.

In some cases, taxpayers filing after the deadline may qualify for penalty relief. If there is a good reason for filing late, the IRS said taxpayers should attach an explanation to their returns. The IRS also noted that taxpayers who have a history of filing and paying on time often qualify for penalty relief. The agency said a taxpayer will usually qualify for such relief if they haven’t been assessed penalties for the past three years and meet other requirements. For more information, do a “first-time penalty abatement” search on www.IRS.gov.

Still looking for your refund? Go to www.irs.gov/refunds, where multiple options are explained to check on your refund status.

Those who owe taxes can get information on payments or applying online for a payment plan at www.irs.gov/payments/view-your-tax-account.

The IRS said it routinely corrects math errors on returns and subsequently notifies taxpayers by mail. If a taxpayer discovers a major error or omission, however, the federal tax agency suggests consulting this site to determine if an amended return is necessary: www.irs.gov/help/ita/should-i-file-an-amended-return.

Finally, the IRS stressed that it never makes initial, unsolicited contact via email, text or social media on filing, payment or refund issues. The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail. Any email that appears to be from the IRS about a refund or tax problem is likely a scam attempt. Don’t give out any key personal information in an email. The IRS wants those suspicious emails forwarded to phishing@irs.gov.

©2018 The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.)
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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Taxes Filed—Time to Chill? Not So Fast, Says IRS

(TNS)—The April 18 federal tax-filing deadline has come and gone. Your taxes are paid, and maybe you already have your refund in hand. Nothing to do now but sit back and chill for eight months or so, right?

The Internal Revenue Service respectfully disagrees.

Given recent changes in tax tables created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, IRS officials are urging taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup” and other double-checks, the better to avoid a possibly unpleasant surprise in early spring next year.

“The IRS is taking special steps to help taxpayers understand these tax law changes,” said Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter. “We encourage people to do a paycheck checkup to help make sure they’re having the right amount of tax withheld for their unique personal situation. To help with this, the IRS has added and updated a variety of tools and information to help taxpayers.”

The IRS says taxpayers should start by determining how much money they want employers to withhold from their paychecks.

That can be done on the “Withholding Calculator” link on www.IRS.gov. Having too little tax withheld can mean a surprisingly high tax bill next year, and with the average refund topping $2,800, the IRS said some taxpayers might prefer to have less tax withheld up front and receive more in their paychecks.

Taxpayers can use the calculator to estimate their 2018 income tax. It compares that estimate to the taxpayer’s current tax withholding options. Some may wish to change their withholding with their employer. The IRS notes that it’s helpful to have a completed 2017 tax return with you when you visit the website.

Taxpayers who need to adjust their withholding will need to submit a new Form W-4, also known as an Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, to their employer. If an employee needs to adjust withholding, doing so as quickly as possible means there’s more time for tax withholding to take place evenly over the rest of the year. Waiting until later in the year means there are fewer pay periods to make the tax changes, which could have a bigger impact on each paycheck.

The IRS said the paycheck checkup is highly recommended for two-income families, people working two or more jobs, parents who claim credits such as the Child Tax Credit, people who itemized deductions in 2017 and those who received either large tax refunds or large tax bills in 2017.

The IRS also has launched a series of “tax reform tax tips” at www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-reform. The periodic notices offer tax changes and other information in plain language.

For some, tax season goes on even now. That includes citizens who filed for an extension, others who did not file or pay what is owed, or those awaiting refunds. The IRS said it has help available for them, too.

There’s no penalty for filing a late return after the tax deadline if a refund is due. Penalties and interest only accrue on unfiled returns if taxes were not paid by April 18. IRS “Free File” is available through October 15 for incomes less than $66,000. To get more information to file electronically, visit www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free.

If a federal return is filed more than 60 days after the April due date, the minimum penalty is either $210 or 100 percent of the unpaid tax, whichever is less. This means that if the tax due is $210 or less, the penalty is equal to the tax amount due. If the tax due is more than $210, the penalty is at least $210.

In some cases, taxpayers filing after the deadline may qualify for penalty relief. If there is a good reason for filing late, the IRS said taxpayers should attach an explanation to their returns. The IRS also noted that taxpayers who have a history of filing and paying on time often qualify for penalty relief. The agency said a taxpayer will usually qualify for such relief if they haven’t been assessed penalties for the past three years and meet other requirements. For more information, do a “first-time penalty abatement” search on www.IRS.gov.

Still looking for your refund? Go to www.irs.gov/refunds, where multiple options are explained to check on your refund status.

Those who owe taxes can get information on payments or applying online for a payment plan at www.irs.gov/payments/view-your-tax-account.

The IRS said it routinely corrects math errors on returns and subsequently notifies taxpayers by mail. If a taxpayer discovers a major error or omission, however, the federal tax agency suggests consulting this site to determine if an amended return is necessary: www.irs.gov/help/ita/should-i-file-an-amended-return.

Finally, the IRS stressed that it never makes initial, unsolicited contact via email, text or social media on filing, payment or refund issues. The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail. Any email that appears to be from the IRS about a refund or tax problem is likely a scam attempt. Don’t give out any key personal information in an email. The IRS wants those suspicious emails forwarded to phishing@irs.gov.

©2018 The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.)
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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Taxes Filed—Time to Chill? Not So Fast, Says IRS

(TNS)—The April 18 federal tax-filing deadline has come and gone. Your taxes are paid, and maybe you already have your refund in hand. Nothing to do now but sit back and chill for eight months or so, right?

The Internal Revenue Service respectfully disagrees.

Given recent changes in tax tables created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, IRS officials are urging taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup” and other double-checks, the better to avoid a possibly unpleasant surprise in early spring next year.

“The IRS is taking special steps to help taxpayers understand these tax law changes,” said Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter. “We encourage people to do a paycheck checkup to help make sure they’re having the right amount of tax withheld for their unique personal situation. To help with this, the IRS has added and updated a variety of tools and information to help taxpayers.”

The IRS says taxpayers should start by determining how much money they want employers to withhold from their paychecks.

That can be done on the “Withholding Calculator” link on www.IRS.gov. Having too little tax withheld can mean a surprisingly high tax bill next year, and with the average refund topping $2,800, the IRS said some taxpayers might prefer to have less tax withheld up front and receive more in their paychecks.

Taxpayers can use the calculator to estimate their 2018 income tax. It compares that estimate to the taxpayer’s current tax withholding options. Some may wish to change their withholding with their employer. The IRS notes that it’s helpful to have a completed 2017 tax return with you when you visit the website.

Taxpayers who need to adjust their withholding will need to submit a new Form W-4, also known as an Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, to their employer. If an employee needs to adjust withholding, doing so as quickly as possible means there’s more time for tax withholding to take place evenly over the rest of the year. Waiting until later in the year means there are fewer pay periods to make the tax changes, which could have a bigger impact on each paycheck.

The IRS said the paycheck checkup is highly recommended for two-income families, people working two or more jobs, parents who claim credits such as the Child Tax Credit, people who itemized deductions in 2017 and those who received either large tax refunds or large tax bills in 2017.

The IRS also has launched a series of “tax reform tax tips” at www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-reform. The periodic notices offer tax changes and other information in plain language.

For some, tax season goes on even now. That includes citizens who filed for an extension, others who did not file or pay what is owed, or those awaiting refunds. The IRS said it has help available for them, too.

There’s no penalty for filing a late return after the tax deadline if a refund is due. Penalties and interest only accrue on unfiled returns if taxes were not paid by April 18. IRS “Free File” is available through October 15 for incomes less than $66,000. To get more information to file electronically, visit www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free.

If a federal return is filed more than 60 days after the April due date, the minimum penalty is either $210 or 100 percent of the unpaid tax, whichever is less. This means that if the tax due is $210 or less, the penalty is equal to the tax amount due. If the tax due is more than $210, the penalty is at least $210.

In some cases, taxpayers filing after the deadline may qualify for penalty relief. If there is a good reason for filing late, the IRS said taxpayers should attach an explanation to their returns. The IRS also noted that taxpayers who have a history of filing and paying on time often qualify for penalty relief. The agency said a taxpayer will usually qualify for such relief if they haven’t been assessed penalties for the past three years and meet other requirements. For more information, do a “first-time penalty abatement” search on www.IRS.gov.

Still looking for your refund? Go to www.irs.gov/refunds, where multiple options are explained to check on your refund status.

Those who owe taxes can get information on payments or applying online for a payment plan at www.irs.gov/payments/view-your-tax-account.

The IRS said it routinely corrects math errors on returns and subsequently notifies taxpayers by mail. If a taxpayer discovers a major error or omission, however, the federal tax agency suggests consulting this site to determine if an amended return is necessary: www.irs.gov/help/ita/should-i-file-an-amended-return.

Finally, the IRS stressed that it never makes initial, unsolicited contact via email, text or social media on filing, payment or refund issues. The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail. Any email that appears to be from the IRS about a refund or tax problem is likely a scam attempt. Don’t give out any key personal information in an email. The IRS wants those suspicious emails forwarded to phishing@irs.gov.

©2018 The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.)
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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$310,000 :: 17900 Bayside Dr, Macomb MI, 48042-1173

Property Photo

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,163 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/30/18, Last Updated: 05/01/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31346035
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Winding Creek Sub
Status: Active

This Impressive Colonial features four bedrooms, two and one half baths. Enjoy the spacious great room with large windows and custom finishes. Den/Dining room has beautiful crown moldings and custom Roman blinds. Kitchen features an island and spacious pantry. The beautiful master suite includes a large walk-in closet and master bath. Totally private yard with park like setting and over sized wood composite deck are wonderful for relaxing or entertaining. Premium lot backs to 100 foot egress which adds to the naturalistic beauty of this yard.

Listed with Century 21 AAA North-Macomb


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!


      

$310,000 :: 17900 Bayside Dr, Macomb MI, 48042-1173

Property Photo

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,163 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/30/18, Last Updated: 05/01/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31346035
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Winding Creek Sub
Status: Active

This Impressive Colonial features four bedrooms, two and one half baths. Enjoy the spacious great room with large windows and custom finishes. Den/Dining room has beautiful crown moldings and custom Roman blinds. Kitchen features an island and spacious pantry. The beautiful master suite includes a large walk-in closet and master bath. Totally private yard with park like setting and over sized wood composite deck are wonderful for relaxing or entertaining. Premium lot backs to 100 foot egress which adds to the naturalistic beauty of this yard.

Listed with Century 21 AAA North-Macomb


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!


      

$310,000 :: 17900 Bayside Dr, Macomb MI, 48042-1173

Property Photo

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,163 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/30/18, Last Updated: 05/01/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31346035
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: Winding Creek Sub
Status: Active

This Impressive Colonial features four bedrooms, two and one half baths. Enjoy the spacious great room with large windows and custom finishes. Den/Dining room has beautiful crown moldings and custom Roman blinds. Kitchen features an island and spacious pantry. The beautiful master suite includes a large walk-in closet and master bath. Totally private yard with park like setting and over sized wood composite deck are wonderful for relaxing or entertaining. Premium lot backs to 100 foot egress which adds to the naturalistic beauty of this yard.

Listed with Century 21 AAA North-Macomb


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!


      

5 Challenging Markets for Millennials

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Across the country, buyers are competing in what has been called the “harshest market yet“—but for millennials, the competition is fiercest in higher-income metros, according to an analysis by realtor.com®:

  1. San Jose, Calif.
    List Price (Median): $1,244,000
    Millennial Income: $109,800
    Millennial Population: 14.3 percent
  1. Seattle, Wash.
    List Price (Median): $553,000
    Millennial Income: $78,300
    Millennial Population: 15.4 percent
  1. Salt Lake City, Utah
    List Price (Median): $394,000
    Millennial Income: $67,800
    Millennial Population: 15.5 percent
  1. Minneapolis, Minn.
    List Price (Median): $283,000
    Millennial Income: $73,600
    Millennial Population: 13.8 percent
  1. Omaha, Neb.
    List Price (Median): $283,000
    Millennial Income: $63,500
    Millennial Population: 13.8 percent

Across the five markets, the economies are flourishing, and Gen Y is raking in more than the average millennial, who earns $59,800 yearly.

The issue?

“Millennials want to buy, but record-low inventory is making it extremely difficult,” says Danielle Hale, chief economist for realtor.com. “Our analysis shows millennials are facing challenges in both established markets such as San Jose and Seattle, as well as more recently popular areas like Omaha and Salt Lake City.”

The dearth of inventory is a nationwide problem, but intensified in the markets ranked. According to the analysis, there are 8 percent fewer listings nationally year-over-year, but across the five markets, there are 9 percent less—and though the age of inventory nationally is down 7 percent, in the five markets, age of inventory is down by double, roughly: 13 percent.

The paradox is pronounced in San Jose and Seattle, in that there are blinding-bright employment prospects, but severely short supply. In both cities, the demand from the influx of residents, including younger workers, is exceeding what the market has to offer. Both have above-average pay, but earnings are failing to keep pace with prices—and the challenges in the top two are manifesting in Minneapolis, Omaha and Salt Lake City, where burgeoning demand is impacting inventory.

According to Hale, however, millennials are undeterred.

“Despite the difficulties, first-timers are optimistic and more than willing to weather the challenges this spring has to offer,” Hale says.

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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5 Challenging Markets for Millennials

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Across the country, buyers are competing in what has been called the “harshest market yet“—but for millennials, the competition is fiercest in higher-income metros, according to an analysis by realtor.com®:

  1. San Jose, Calif.
    List Price (Median): $1,244,000
    Millennial Income: $109,800
    Millennial Population: 14.3 percent
  1. Seattle, Wash.
    List Price (Median): $553,000
    Millennial Income: $78,300
    Millennial Population: 15.4 percent
  1. Salt Lake City, Utah
    List Price (Median): $394,000
    Millennial Income: $67,800
    Millennial Population: 15.5 percent
  1. Minneapolis, Minn.
    List Price (Median): $283,000
    Millennial Income: $73,600
    Millennial Population: 13.8 percent
  1. Omaha, Neb.
    List Price (Median): $283,000
    Millennial Income: $63,500
    Millennial Population: 13.8 percent

Across the five markets, the economies are flourishing, and Gen Y is raking in more than the average millennial, who earns $59,800 yearly.

The issue?

“Millennials want to buy, but record-low inventory is making it extremely difficult,” says Danielle Hale, chief economist for realtor.com. “Our analysis shows millennials are facing challenges in both established markets such as San Jose and Seattle, as well as more recently popular areas like Omaha and Salt Lake City.”

The dearth of inventory is a nationwide problem, but intensified in the markets ranked. According to the analysis, there are 8 percent fewer listings nationally year-over-year, but across the five markets, there are 9 percent less—and though the age of inventory nationally is down 7 percent, in the five markets, age of inventory is down by double, roughly: 13 percent.

The paradox is pronounced in San Jose and Seattle, in that there are blinding-bright employment prospects, but severely short supply. In both cities, the demand from the influx of residents, including younger workers, is exceeding what the market has to offer. Both have above-average pay, but earnings are failing to keep pace with prices—and the challenges in the top two are manifesting in Minneapolis, Omaha and Salt Lake City, where burgeoning demand is impacting inventory.

According to Hale, however, millennials are undeterred.

“Despite the difficulties, first-timers are optimistic and more than willing to weather the challenges this spring has to offer,” Hale says.

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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5 Challenging Markets for Millennials

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Across the country, buyers are competing in what has been called the “harshest market yet“—but for millennials, the competition is fiercest in higher-income metros, according to an analysis by realtor.com®:

  1. San Jose, Calif.
    List Price (Median): $1,244,000
    Millennial Income: $109,800
    Millennial Population: 14.3 percent
  1. Seattle, Wash.
    List Price (Median): $553,000
    Millennial Income: $78,300
    Millennial Population: 15.4 percent
  1. Salt Lake City, Utah
    List Price (Median): $394,000
    Millennial Income: $67,800
    Millennial Population: 15.5 percent
  1. Minneapolis, Minn.
    List Price (Median): $283,000
    Millennial Income: $73,600
    Millennial Population: 13.8 percent
  1. Omaha, Neb.
    List Price (Median): $283,000
    Millennial Income: $63,500
    Millennial Population: 13.8 percent

Across the five markets, the economies are flourishing, and Gen Y is raking in more than the average millennial, who earns $59,800 yearly.

The issue?

“Millennials want to buy, but record-low inventory is making it extremely difficult,” says Danielle Hale, chief economist for realtor.com. “Our analysis shows millennials are facing challenges in both established markets such as San Jose and Seattle, as well as more recently popular areas like Omaha and Salt Lake City.”

The dearth of inventory is a nationwide problem, but intensified in the markets ranked. According to the analysis, there are 8 percent fewer listings nationally year-over-year, but across the five markets, there are 9 percent less—and though the age of inventory nationally is down 7 percent, in the five markets, age of inventory is down by double, roughly: 13 percent.

The paradox is pronounced in San Jose and Seattle, in that there are blinding-bright employment prospects, but severely short supply. In both cities, the demand from the influx of residents, including younger workers, is exceeding what the market has to offer. Both have above-average pay, but earnings are failing to keep pace with prices—and the challenges in the top two are manifesting in Minneapolis, Omaha and Salt Lake City, where burgeoning demand is impacting inventory.

According to Hale, however, millennials are undeterred.

“Despite the difficulties, first-timers are optimistic and more than willing to weather the challenges this spring has to offer,” Hale says.

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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Hot Home Trend: Stylish Cowhide

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

From rustic to modern to even the most luxurious interiors, homeowners are sprucing up their spaces with cowhide. Cowhide rugs have seen one of the biggest jumps in Google searches on home design trends over the last decade, according to Digital Third Coast’s latest design trends study, based on search engine results.

There are many types of cowhide to choose from, such as solid colored, cuvy shaped ones to black and white cowhide to ones with brown accents. The brown accent cowhides can be more subtle when used up against hardwoods or brown leather furnishings. The black and white cowhides, meanwhile, are for the wishing to make a bigger statement.

Where should you add a cowhide? Here are a few ideas to show how the trend is being used in home design.

FURNISHINGS: A cowhide accent chair or ottoman can create a focal point in a space.

RUGS: A curvy cowhide rug under a coffee table in the living room can help anchor a space. Designers say the cowhide even helps “loosen up” an otherwise perfectly symmetrical balanced space.

ACCESSORIES: Cowhide accessories can also make an impact, such as cowhide patterned throw pillows or cowhide print blanket to dress up a brown or black sofa.

One thing to add with this trend: Don’t overdo it. You don’t need a lot of cowhide to make a statement.

      

Hot Home Trend: Stylish Cowhide

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

From rustic to modern to even the most luxurious interiors, homeowners are sprucing up their spaces with cowhide. Cowhide rugs have seen one of the biggest jumps in Google searches on home design trends over the last decade, according to Digital Third Coast’s latest design trends study, based on search engine results.

There are many types of cowhide to choose from, such as solid colored, cuvy shaped ones to black and white cowhide to ones with brown accents. The brown accent cowhides can be more subtle when used up against hardwoods or brown leather furnishings. The black and white cowhides, meanwhile, are for the wishing to make a bigger statement.

Where should you add a cowhide? Here are a few ideas to show how the trend is being used in home design.

FURNISHINGS: A cowhide accent chair or ottoman can create a focal point in a space.

RUGS: A curvy cowhide rug under a coffee table in the living room can help anchor a space. Designers say the cowhide even helps “loosen up” an otherwise perfectly symmetrical balanced space.

ACCESSORIES: Cowhide accessories can also make an impact, such as cowhide patterned throw pillows or cowhide print blanket to dress up a brown or black sofa.

One thing to add with this trend: Don’t overdo it. You don’t need a lot of cowhide to make a statement.

      

Hot Home Trend: Stylish Cowhide

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

From rustic to modern to even the most luxurious interiors, homeowners are sprucing up their spaces with cowhide. Cowhide rugs have seen one of the biggest jumps in Google searches on home design trends over the last decade, according to Digital Third Coast’s latest design trends study, based on search engine results.

There are many types of cowhide to choose from, such as solid colored, cuvy shaped ones to black and white cowhide to ones with brown accents. The brown accent cowhides can be more subtle when used up against hardwoods or brown leather furnishings. The black and white cowhides, meanwhile, are for the wishing to make a bigger statement.

Where should you add a cowhide? Here are a few ideas to show how the trend is being used in home design.

FURNISHINGS: A cowhide accent chair or ottoman can create a focal point in a space.

RUGS: A curvy cowhide rug under a coffee table in the living room can help anchor a space. Designers say the cowhide even helps “loosen up” an otherwise perfectly symmetrical balanced space.

ACCESSORIES: Cowhide accessories can also make an impact, such as cowhide patterned throw pillows or cowhide print blanket to dress up a brown or black sofa.

One thing to add with this trend: Don’t overdo it. You don’t need a lot of cowhide to make a statement.

      

$377,900 :: 49576 DUNHILL DR, Macomb MI, 48044-1739

4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 2,963 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/29/18, Last Updated: 04/29/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21440924
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: BUCKINGHAM WOODS SUB #1
Status: Active

Award Winning Pulte Stratford Model 2 story foyer w/dual staircase/Upper level overlooks 2 story Great room. Kitchen w/Center island/pantry/New Appliances 2016/1st floor laundry w/newer washer/dryer. Luxurious Master Ste w/vaulted ceilings/private master bath w/corner garden tub/sep shower/double sinks and a huge WIC. 2nd bedroom ste w/private full bath/WIC. Extensive wainscoting/crown moldings/architectural columns. Brick patio 20×15. 1400 Sq ft Finished Basement.Extra deep 2 car garage! Community pool.Listing agent is owner of this property.

Listed with Sohi Realty LLC


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!


      

$377,900 :: 49576 DUNHILL DR, Macomb MI, 48044-1739

4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 2,963 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/29/18, Last Updated: 04/29/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21440924
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: BUCKINGHAM WOODS SUB #1
Status: Active

Award Winning Pulte Stratford Model 2 story foyer w/dual staircase/Upper level overlooks 2 story Great room. Kitchen w/Center island/pantry/New Appliances 2016/1st floor laundry w/newer washer/dryer. Luxurious Master Ste w/vaulted ceilings/private master bath w/corner garden tub/sep shower/double sinks and a huge WIC. 2nd bedroom ste w/private full bath/WIC. Extensive wainscoting/crown moldings/architectural columns. Brick patio 20×15. 1400 Sq ft Finished Basement.Extra deep 2 car garage! Community pool.Listing agent is owner of this property.

Listed with Sohi Realty LLC


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!


      

$377,900 :: 49576 DUNHILL DR, Macomb MI, 48044-1739

4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 2,963 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 04/29/18, Last Updated: 04/29/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21440924
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: BUCKINGHAM WOODS SUB #1
Status: Active

Award Winning Pulte Stratford Model 2 story foyer w/dual staircase/Upper level overlooks 2 story Great room. Kitchen w/Center island/pantry/New Appliances 2016/1st floor laundry w/newer washer/dryer. Luxurious Master Ste w/vaulted ceilings/private master bath w/corner garden tub/sep shower/double sinks and a huge WIC. 2nd bedroom ste w/private full bath/WIC. Extensive wainscoting/crown moldings/architectural columns. Brick patio 20×15. 1400 Sq ft Finished Basement.Extra deep 2 car garage! Community pool.Listing agent is owner of this property.

Listed with Sohi Realty LLC


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!


      

$172,900 :: 48451 TILCH, Update MI, 48044

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,420 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/29/18, Last Updated: 04/29/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 640433
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: JEFFERSON MEADOWS
Status: Sold

Listed with RE/MAX First


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!


      

$172,900 :: 48451 TILCH, Update MI, 48044

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,420 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/29/18, Last Updated: 04/29/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 640433
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: JEFFERSON MEADOWS
Status: Sold

Listed with RE/MAX First


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!


      

$172,900 :: 48451 TILCH, Update MI, 48044

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,420 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/29/18, Last Updated: 04/29/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 640433
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: JEFFERSON MEADOWS
Status: Sold

Listed with RE/MAX First


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!


      

$450,000 :: 16235 MOORE PARK RD, Macomb MI, 48044-1149

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,700 sq ft
Lot Size: 14,374 sq ft
Added: 04/28/18, Last Updated: 04/28/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21440760
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WESTMINISTER SUB #2
Status: Active

This is a must see home, in pristine condition wont last, Open floor plan,high ceilings,3 car garage,finished basement entertainers dream. Hardwood floors through out the Kitchen and den,Spacious First floor Master bedroom w/ walk in closet, Large Master bathroom, Great Room has Marble fireplace large windows that brings lots of natural light, Kitchen has newer peninsula Quartz Island, newer backslash and stove. Large windows in kitchen, Basement has ceramic floor, Custom built bar, exercise room and a rec room.. Your guest will never want to go home. You wont find a back yard like this one, pond brick/paver patio custom built fireplace. Must see it for yourself to believe it.

Listed with Real Estate One-Livonia


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!


      

$450,000 :: 16235 MOORE PARK RD, Macomb MI, 48044-1149

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,700 sq ft
Lot Size: 14,374 sq ft
Added: 04/28/18, Last Updated: 04/28/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21440760
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WESTMINISTER SUB #2
Status: Active

This is a must see home, in pristine condition wont last, Open floor plan,high ceilings,3 car garage,finished basement entertainers dream. Hardwood floors through out the Kitchen and den,Spacious First floor Master bedroom w/ walk in closet, Large Master bathroom, Great Room has Marble fireplace large windows that brings lots of natural light, Kitchen has newer peninsula Quartz Island, newer backslash and stove. Large windows in kitchen, Basement has ceramic floor, Custom built bar, exercise room and a rec room.. Your guest will never want to go home. You wont find a back yard like this one, pond brick/paver patio custom built fireplace. Must see it for yourself to believe it.

Listed with Real Estate One-Livonia


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!


      

$450,000 :: 16235 MOORE PARK RD, Macomb MI, 48044-1149

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,700 sq ft
Lot Size: 14,374 sq ft
Added: 04/28/18, Last Updated: 04/28/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21440760
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: WESTMINISTER SUB #2
Status: Active

This is a must see home, in pristine condition wont last, Open floor plan,high ceilings,3 car garage,finished basement entertainers dream. Hardwood floors through out the Kitchen and den,Spacious First floor Master bedroom w/ walk in closet, Large Master bathroom, Great Room has Marble fireplace large windows that brings lots of natural light, Kitchen has newer peninsula Quartz Island, newer backslash and stove. Large windows in kitchen, Basement has ceramic floor, Custom built bar, exercise room and a rec room.. Your guest will never want to go home. You wont find a back yard like this one, pond brick/paver patio custom built fireplace. Must see it for yourself to believe it.

Listed with Real Estate One-Livonia


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!


      

$195,000 :: 48728 LORENZO, Update MI, 48042

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,460 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/28/18, Last Updated: 04/28/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 662368
Community: Macomb Twp (50008)
Tract: ROSE POINTE
Status: Sold

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-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!