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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 […]

14 Million Households Plan to Give Their Homes to Family

Move over, fine china — homes just might be the hottest new heirloom. Americans are moving less than ever, according to Zillow’s analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. Just 4.2 percent of American homeowners moved between 2015 and 2016 — which is almost half the 7.7 percent rate reported in 1990. According […]

Maximizing Space in a Small Kitchen

Small kitchens can be a challenge. Use these tips to set up a kitchen that lets your inner chef shine. Many homes come with kitchens that are less than ideal. The lighting can be terrible, the appliances old, the floors grimy … and counter space? Well, that’s a nice idea. Get the most out of the kitchen space […]

Is Buying a Historic Home Right for You?

Hold on there, architecture aficionado! Consider these factors before making history your home. Some home buyers want new, modern and move-in ready. Others prefer older homes, with character and charm they can’t find in new construction. If you’re interested in historic homes, take these factors into consideration as you shop. Historic neighborhoods often impose restrictions Many towns throughout […]

3 Must-Do’s Before Listing Your House for Sale

When it comes to first impressions, the little things make all the difference. Planning to sell your house this year? Now’s the perfect time to prep it for listing! Set aside a couple of weekends to do the work, and follow these three steps. Then, get ready to make a great impression on potential buyers […]