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Top 3 Home Trends for 2020

A few days ago, we left 2019 behind and stepped into a new year. What home trends await us in 2020? To find out, I reviewed research reports from companies such as Buffer, Upwork, and Pinterest and combined this data with my direct experience showing and selling existing and new homes in Metro Detroit. Because my real estate practice allows me direct access to a wide variety of homes and personal relationships with buyers and sellers, I hear what ho

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Create An Evacuation Plan For Your Pets

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

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Professional Home Organizer Covers 3 Key Things to Prepare Your Home for Sale

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

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Enhancing Your Client’s Estate

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

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Inherited Homes: Tips For Avoiding Family Conflicts

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

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How to Choose the Best Real Estate Agent in Oakland County, MI

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

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