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One of the home features that stays popular is a fireplace.  I’ll leave it to another post to talk about the different types of fireplaces – natural (wood burning), gas (vented and vent free).  There are also safety issues, and regular maintenance on natural fireplaces is important.  Let’s assume...
Money magazine recently released this year’s list of ‘Best Places To Live 2014’. A couple of Michigan cities made the top 50. At number 9, Rochester Hills.  Money calls it a “bucolic” place and cites the low unemployment rate (4.9% compared to the Countywide 8.1%), it’s affordable homes, and the ...
       :             Looking for a Hartland ranch home?  Look no more.  This great home has everything you'll want.  1614 sq feet with a finished basement - great for office, exercise area or use as an additional entertaining area.  Three bedrooms, two full baths (both have a tub/shower), and a l...
I’d like to introduce you to my new mobile real estate web site.  You can visit my regular site on a desktop/laptop/most tablets in the usual way by going to, but if you visit it from your Smartphone (and some smaller screen tablets), you’ll automatically be transfer...
I have a very low priced listing.  It’s priced that low for a reason. $27,900 to be exact, and in this area that grabs a lot of attention.  Naturally, I’m getting a ton of calls and web/email inquiries on it. The house looks cute from the outside. Newer vinyl siding, roof and well.  But inside it...
The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest gave Howell area residents something to look up to (balloons quietly gliding overhead) on the last weekend of June.  Then we had the area Independence Day parades.  I went to the one in Brighton – I believe it was the most entries they’ve had in recent years. An...
 Here's a 1054 sq ft ranch that has been very well maintained.  3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, two car attached garage with workshop and an acre of land.  You'll absolutely love the back yard. Decking and gardens make for a picture perfect setting to entertain or just relax.The kitchen is well appointe...
Looking for a fantastic building site with lake access?  Here you go! 1.19 acres, high and sandy with 149 ft of road frontage.  Deeded access to all sport Lime Kiln Lake, which connects to three other all sport lakes.   You are allowed to install a dock. $210/annual HOA fee is basically to maint...
Successful investors know that it's a lot of work and often there are pitfalls that can nibble away at your reserve funds. They make money, but I don't think that it's 'easy' money. And I'm sure that they sometimes make less than they originally projected due to unforeseen issues and problems.   ...
The relaxed nature of a coffee shop is very good for certain things like meeting with current or potential business partners, discussing trends in your particular industry, or outlining a joint marketing plan. Most of us wouldn’t take a restaurant table for a long period of time, and certainly no...


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