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Jul
01

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

If you are in the market to Buy a home or if you are planning to Sell a home or real estate in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Westland, Redford, Livonia, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Farmington, Allen Park, Southgate, Woodhaven, Taylor or any one of the other Detroit Michigan west side suburbs, Contact Steve Hatfield today.

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Apr
05

Hot new home listing in Dearborn MI

Hot New Home Listing

7727 Orchard Street, Dearborn

Price: $59,900

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If you are planing to sell your Dearborn or Dearborn Heights Michigan area home or if you are in the market to Buy a home or real estate in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Westland, Redford, Livonia, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Farmington, Allen Park, Taylor or any one of the other Detroit Michigan west side suburb, Contact Steve Hatfield today.

For more information about this home visit my web site at: www.HomeMoves.com There you will also find complete and in-depth information about Buying or Selling real estate in the Dearborn Michigan area or any one of the other Detroit Michigan west side suburbs.

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May
09

The History of Mothers Day…

Mother’s Day is set apart every year in honor of motherhood. On the second Sunday in May, many families and churches make a special point of honoring mothers. Many people follow the custom of wearing a carnation on Mother’s Day. A colored carnation means that a person’s mother is still living. A white carnation signifies that one’s mother has passed away.

A day for honoring mothers was observed many years ago in England. It was called Mothering Sunday, and came in mid-Lent. Yugoslavs and people in other nations have observed similar days. Julia Ward Howe made the first known suggestion for a Mother’s Day in the United States in 1872.

She suggested that people observe an annual Mother’s Day on June 2, as a day dedicated to peace. For several years, she held an annual Mother’sdearborn homes and real estate day meeting in Boston.

Mary Towles Sasseen, a Kentucky school teacher, started conducting Mother’s Day celebrations in 1887. Frank E. Hering of South Bend, Indiana, launched a campaign for the observance of Mother’s Day in 1904.

Mother’s Day received national recognition on May 9, 1914. On that day, President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution of Congress recommending that Congress and the executive departments of the federal government observe Mother’s Day. The next year, President Wilson was authorized to proclaim Mother’s Day an annual national observance.

So you see, Mother’s Day was not invented by Hallmark, but by women. Which is as it should be.

Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Are you looking for some special way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Have you done all the usual things? Well, let’s look at some alternative ideas on how you could celebrate this year.

A balloon ride would be a wonderful way to celebrate this special day. Join her as she gently floats in the blue sky. The thrill of doing a daring flight as a contrast for the tedious task of repeated household chores.

Another idea would be to have a ‘this is your life party’ with the family. Surprise her with a photo album filled with pictures of her life, for her to keep.

Don’t forget a gift for Mom! Mother’s Day is not the appropriate time to buy your mother a kitchen appliance, or a new vacuum. The best gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day are the kind that make her feel special. Consider paying for a day at the beauty salon, or take her out shopping for new clothes. A new look can really give Mom a new outlook on life. Some less expensive suggestions might be bath salts, perfume, or a new sweet smelling body lotion.

Most importantly, make sure that Mom doesn’t have to work on Mother’s Day. Do the cooking and the cleaning for her. That’s the best gift a daughter or son can give to show their appreciation.

If you are planing to sell your Dearborn Michigan area home or if you are in the market to Buy a home or real estate in Dearborn MI, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Westland, Redford, Livonia, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Farmington, Allen Park, Taylor or any one of the other Detroit Michigan west side suburb, Contact Steve Hatfield today.

Visit my web site at: www.DearbornHomes.com for complete and in-depth information about Buying or Selling a home or real estate in the Dearborn Michigan area or any one of the other Detroit Michigan west side suburbs.Visit www.DearbornHomes.com

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Mar
08

I really love this house but I want to keep looking!

As strange as the title of this column may appear, it is a familiar refrain these days. Buyers are shown a house that is just perfect for them, and after seeing it, they ask their Realtor® to show them more homes. This is a recent phenomenon. In the past, when the buyers found the right house for them, they sat down and made an offer. From my conversations with other local Dearborn area Realtors, I have concluded that home buyers are acting this way for one of two reasons:

A BETTER BUY MAYBE JUST AROUND THE CORNER:
Some buyers today feel that they should continue looking at other properties because there may be a better deal around and they don’t want to miss it. Although this is a possibility, this philosophy could be taken to an extreme. Theoretically, the best decision is not to buy at all. This would allow you to always be available to look at more homes. While continuing your search, it is possible that someone else could purchase the home that was right for you.

IT’S HARD TO MAKE A DECISION:
The decision to buy a certain home is a big one. Sometimes, wanting to see more homes is a way to avoid making a decision. It is possible to feel confident when buying. Here are some of the steps that can improve confidence:

1. Be sure that this property has the basic features that you need.

2. Ask your Realtor to provide examples of similar Dearborn area homes that have recently sold and their selling prices.

3. Make an offer on the property conditional on a satisfactory home inspection by a qualified home inspector.

4. After taking the logical steps listed above, buy with your heart.

If you are going to invest your hard-earned money on this house, it should be a place that you want to come home to.

ADVICE: When you find the right property, you will feel it. Listen to your instincts. You know yourself and your tastes better than anyone else.

If you are planing to sell your Dearborn Michigan area home or if you are in the market to Buy a home or real estate in Dearborn MI, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Westland, Redford, Livonia, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Farmington, Allen Park, Taylor or any one of the other Detroit Michigan west side suburb, Contact Steve Hatfield today.

Visit my web site at: www.DearbornHomes.com for complete and in-depth information about Buying or Selling a home or real estate in the Dearborn Michigan area or any one of the other Detroit Michigan west side suburbs.Visit www.DearbornHomes.com

Original article written by: Tom Ervin
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Feb
13

Is Your Dearborn Family Ready for Disney?

There comes a time in just about every family’s life when they finally say, “Are the kids ready for Disney?” Here are a few tips to consider before you head out from your Dearborn Michigan home to enjoy the parks at Disney World.

Let’s start with the basics. Are your kids done with naps? Can they make it through a big day without losing it, and needing rest? Usually children that are 6 and up can handle a full day of walking and riding. Also, this age can generally handle most of the attractions Disney has to offer; so they benefit more from the experience.Dearborn MI Real Estate Homes For Sale

Consider going ‘off season’ to avoid the unbelievable crowds. If your children are young enough to miss a few days of school without hurting their education, then go that route. Look at the school calendar and find where there are 2 or 3 days off and add to them to make it a week.

You will find Disney much more pleasant if you don’t have to battle lots of lines and extra people. Prices are lower in the off season as well, for hotel and airfares.

If you can swing it, stay at a Disney Property. You will have unlimited use of the parks, early admission on certain days, and in and out privileges. You can go to Magic Kingdom in the morning, take the bus back to your hotel for lunch and a swim, and then go back to Epcot or MGM in the afternoon or evening. Disney has made it very affordable with the addition of ‘economy’ hotels. Check with your travel agent for details. There’s no substitution for staying on a Disney property.

If you decide it’s time to go on your first Disney trip, go to the bookstore and buy Birnbaum’s book on Walt Disney World. Take time with your children, reading and planning the trip. Map out what you know you won’t want to miss. You’ll enjoy this as much as the children. Getting there is more than half the fun and the planning of this magical vacation is just as important as being there.

If you are planing to sell your Dearborn Michigan area home or if you are in the market to Buy a home or real estate in Dearborn MI, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Westland, Redford, Livonia, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Farmington, Allen Park, Taylor or any one of the other Detroit Michigan west side suburb, Contact Steve Hatfield today.

Visit my web site at: www.DearbornHomes.com for complete and in-depth information about Buying or Selling a home or real estate in the Dearborn Michigan area or any one of the other Detroit Michigan west side suburbs.Visit www.DearbornHomes.com

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Dec
26

Keep New Year’s resolutions close to your Dearborn home

(ARA) – As each year comes to a close, people begin to make resolutions – typically, vowing to start something new in the year ahead, such as lose weight, get a new job, start volunteering and so on. Making resolutions is easy; the hard part is keeping them. However, there are a few things you can do at home that might actually help you achieve some of your New Year’s goals. Start 2012 on the right foot with this list of easy home updates and tips to help conquer your New Year’s resolutions.

Develop better eating habits
* Research shows that people tend to eat less when surrounded by the color blue. Repaint your kitchen or dining room in a blue hue to help naturally suppress your appetite. And, painting is a

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greatway to tone your arms if you also resolve to get in shape. Once the paint dries, clean out your pantry and replace any high-calorie or fatty foods with healthier options.

Help the environment
* Growing concern for the environment prompts many people to resolve to be more green. Your refrigerator runs all day, every day, which accounts for a large percentage of your home’s energy usage. Keeping your refrigerator’s thermostat set between 38 and 42 degrees will help save energy and keep your food from spoiling.

Give to others or volunteer
* Clean out your closets and collect any gently used items you and your family no longer use or need. Read more…

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