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Property Protocol™ Case Study: Condo Fixer Upper

By Tracy Wick – Recently our Property Protocol™ system was utilized to assess, prepare, and sell an inherited condo for an optimal return on investment. In this case, the condo was in need of repair. Without any improvements, the maximum list price of the condo was determined to be $100,000. Deferred maintenance items were iden

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Selling a Senior’s Home is Different

  Many homeowners have previously bought and sold homes. However, selling a senior’s home can be much more complicated, due to the number of unique issues and decisions – and sometimes the number of people involved. Though seniors usually make the decision

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Top 5 Spring Organizing Tips for Three Main Areas of Your Home

Top 5 Spring Organizing Tips for Three Main Areas of Your Home: Kitchen Toss out expired cleaning items or those you haven’t used in years. Go through food storage containers – if there’s not a lid to match the bottom, throw it out. Drawers – Have a garbage can nearby so that you can easily toss items

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3 reasons to sell your home NOW!

I have a friend in another state who wants to sell her home. And, whether a blessing or a curse, she has the luxury of taking her time. In other words, she doesn’t need to relocate for a new job, she’s not getting a divorce and she’s not in escrow on another home. So, suffering from “analysis paralysis,” she drags her feet. She also burns up her cellphone

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Tips for Preparing Your Home for Spring

One thing many Michiganders can attest to is the feeling that there is, seemingly, no end to winter. However, they eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel with winter’s transition to spring and begin the process of ushering in a new season with home maintenance. Whether it’s giving their house a deep, thorough clean or preparing their garden for planting, spring is one of the best times of year to get busy with the chores that may have been put off throughout winter. If you’re r

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When can a house be sold in a probate estate?

By Howard H. Collens People often ask if they need to wait until AFTER a decedent’s estate closes in order to sell the deceased loved one’s house.  This is a common misconception and nothing could be further from the truth.  The sale process may be completed while the estate is

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Estate Planning Tips for Homeowners

By Mallory Kallabat DID YOU KNOW: After your death, assets titled in your individual name cannot be transferred to your beneficiaries without probate court proceedings, which are time consuming and costly. Here are two ways homeowners

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Home Decorating Tips

Professional decorators see the same decorating faux pas repeatedly. Hey, it’s only natural that those of us who don’t do it for a living are winging it. One of the mistakes most frequently made by novices is that we don't pay attention to scale. Specifically, some of the items we

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New Smart Products for Your Home

Technology offers countless solutions for making life easier, with many more products and applications arriving in the not-too-distant future! Here are just a few examples of ways to make your home “smart.”  Cooking is a snap Snap a photo of a barcode on a prepackaged meal and cooking instructions are

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