An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, blizzards, tornadoes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create evacuation plans for their homes and practice them with their kids, but far fewer have considered one for their pets. Take these steps to add your pets to your evacuation plan.
Assign pet evacuation to an adult. Everyone should know how to act during an evacuation, and
By Steffanie Porter, TidySmart Organizing Solutions
Every seller wants their home to sell quickly and for the maximum price. So what makes certain homes sell faster than others? What can you do as a seller to ensure potential buyers fall in love with your home as soon as they walk through the door?
In this issue of “Ask the Expert”, TidySmart Organizing Solutions shares 3 easy ways you can upgrade your home witho
In this issue of “Ask the Expert” local estate planning attorney, Rebecca J. Braun explains how they can keep their home out of probate upon their death.
How Do I Avoid my Home Going into Probate at my Death?
Drafted by Rebecca J. Braun, J.D., CDP
Over my years of
Whether you are downsizing into a new home or just doing a little decluttering, part of the process is deciding what items to keep and what to toss.
Before you simply throw unwanted belongings to the curb for pick up, co
The seller just accepted your offer and you're officially under contract. Typically you have about 30-45 days from the time the purchase agreement is accepted until the day of closing, and a lot can happen during that period of time. Here are some tips to keep the closing process
Homeowners in their fifties and sixties will eventually be introduced to at least one of these life changing events: retirement and downsizing their home.
This new chapter of life may feel daunting to some, as they are leaving behind a home they raised a family in and trying to adjus
By Clifford Robison and Kyle Zwiren
We are delivering a lunch and learn presentation in August. This article introduces the subject matter of our presentation. For more information and to attend, please see Clifford’s contact information at the bottom of this article.
It’s the phone call that none of us like to receive. As a trusted advisor in the busines
By Howard Collens
In this issue of "Ask the Expert" Michigan estate planning attorney, Howard Collens shares tips on how to prevent family disputes after inheriting a home.
When a loved one passes away, whether it was expected or unexpected, it often takes a toll on the frien
It's always an exciting experience to buy or sell a home. And having an agent in your corner, that knows the ins and outs of real estate, will ensure you sell your home for the highest value, or help you negotiate the best price when buying a home.
A quick search on Google or Zillow will list so many real estate agents in the results that it can be overwhelming, and you don’t want to hire just anyone during this import
Chances are you have seen at least one of the remodeling programs on the HGTV channel.
The concept seems simple. Purchase a home with potential--has good bones, but needs some work. Invest in renovations and the property value will skyrocket.
But tackling a fixer upper isn’t as easy as it seems o