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7 Perfect Kitchen Upgrades for a New Look Without Remodeling

Take your kitchen forward without setting yourself back too much. Kitchen renovations require time and money, often taking several months to complete and costing tens of thousands of dollars. If you don’t have the financial resources for a full-on renovation, there are a variety of ways you can give your kitchen a new look for […]

How to Throw the Perfect Pumpkin-Carving Party

Gather some gourds, and invite your favorite witches and ghouls over for a little Halloween fun. Nothing says Halloween like carved pumpkins, festive treats and fun costumes. Try these tips for throwing the perfect pumpkin-carving party with all your friends. 1. Create a casual atmosphere Head out to the backyard, set up a few long […]

12 Tasks to Tackle This Fall

Cooler weather is coming — prep your home for its arrival while it’s still nice outside. The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler. The kids are trudging off to school again with their backpacks, and leaves are falling from the trees. Yep, it’s official: Fall is here. Now’s the time to […]

5 Myths (and 5 Truths) About Selling Your Home

True or false: All real estate advice is good advice. (Hint: It depends.) Everyone has advice about the real estate market, but not all of that unsolicited information is true. So when it comes time to list your home, you’ll need to separate fact from fiction. Below we’ve identified the top five real estate myths […]

A Right-Sized Home for You: A Guide for Seniors

There’s a lot to think about when looking for the right home, including factors like price, location and square footage. If you’re a senior, there are other things to take into consideration. You need to think about your lifestyle, health, and mobility—things that can have a significant effect on how you’ll live in the years […]

3 Reasons to Live in a New Home Before Renovating

New house? Hold that sledgehammer! You might want to hold off until you’ve settled in. In today’s market, many buyers forego fixer-uppers for move-in ready homes. As a result, significant opportunities abound in prime locations as homes that need work linger on the market. In competitive markets, savvy consumers gravitate toward these homes that nobody else wants. […]

3 Common Moving Nightmares (and How to Prevent Them)

Moving doesn’t have to be a waking nightmare. Here’s how to avoid a move from … you know where. Moving may top the list of stressful experiences that can feel like a bad dream — one that can easily come true unless you take precautionary measures. Problems can occur at every stage of the relocation […]

The Monarch Club Towers Over Downtown Detroit With Panoramic Views

The tallest public bar in the city gives a bird’s-eye view of Comerica Park and other iconic buildings by Brenna Houck@EaterDetroit  May 13, 2019, 1:59pm EDT Photography by Michelle Gerard Perched atop the restored Metropolitan Building in downtown, the Monarch Club rooftop bar opened on Saturday, May 11, with sweeping views of the Detroit skyline. Located on the 13th story of the neo-Gothic property […]

Why That Personal Offer Letter Doesn’t Always Work

Home buyers seeking an edge during offers are increasingly writing personal offer letters directly to the seller to try to win over their hearts. But a new article at realtor.com® calls into question whether this popular strategy works. In some cases, it may backfire, some agents say. Helloquence – Unsplash Many real estate professionals still […]

How to Cope When You’re Relocating After a Loss

When you go through a major loss, you may not be prepared for how grief changes your everyday life. Adapting to these changes can be challenging, and part of that challenge is figuring out how to move forward. For some people, moving to a new home and possibly even a new city is the best […]