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Feb
25

Nix the neutrals: Decor to make a new home your own

(BPT) – When selling a house, the mantra for most is neutral, neutral, neutral. To help potential new owners envision themselves moving in, real estate experts remind sellers to de-personalize their homes. That means removing family photos and mementos and replacing favorite color schemes with more vanilla shades and hues. So as a new homeowner, how do you begin to de-neutralize your new house to make it your new home?

Color your world

Choose colors that reflect your personality

Choose colors that reflect your personality

It’s a pretty safe bet that as the previous homeowners were preparing to sell, they went through the house and repainted with shades of beige or gray. While nice for an open house, these colors can be a little impersonal. It’s also likely the homeowners didn’t invest in the highest quality paint, saving that money for their new home. Therefore, one of the best ways to make your mark is by giving rooms a fresh coat of paint.

Choose colors that reflect your personality and style, and don’t be afraid to select bolder hues. Darker, more vibrant colors work well, especially for accent walls or rooms that could use some drama, like your guest bath.

Spend the money on a premium paint to ensure you see excellent hide (the paint’s ability to conceal the color under it) and coverage (how far you can paint with a gallon). Accolade Interior Paint + Primer from Pratt & Lambert is a good option. Not only can Accolade be tinted to any one of Pratt & Lambert’s lush colors, but the paint is also washable, durable and easy to maintain so it lasts until you’re ready to change colors.

Treat your windows well

When it comes to the floors, most real estate agents advise their clients to replace carpeting before the house goes on the market, particularly if it’s worn or on the more colorful side. As a result, you can hold off on the expense of putting in new carpet and instead look at window treatments.

Once you paint, the blinds, curtains or cornice boards that were part of the open house staging efforts may not fit in with your decor. Consider the function you need from window treatments. Do you need to create privacy as well as style? Is blocking light essential, like in a bedroom, or would sheer drapes be an option? Will the treatments be used in a child’s room, making cordless blinds important? Read more…

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May
28

2 Family Home For Sale Near Downtown W. Dearborn

Hot New Home Listing

This is a 2 family home! Live in 1 unit and rent out the other.

21732 Homer, Dearborn

Price: $159,900

Great Location! Just a short walk to Downtown West Dearborns restaurants, bars, coffee shops, markets, library and more.

Great Location! Just a short walk to Downtown West Dearborn’s restaurants, bars, coffee shops, markets, library and more.

    Brick Tudor Income
    2 Units – each w/2 Bdrms
    Baths: 1 per unit
    Square feet: 2,100
    Year built: 1931
    Lot size: 40 X 109
    Property taxes: $3,565
    Basement: Yes – Separate
    Heating: Gas Forced Air – Separate
    Cooling: Central Air – Upper unit
    Garage: 2 Car
    Schools: Dearborn
    Rare Find!! Upper/lower income property in West Dearborn!
    Great location… short walk to Downtown West Dearborn coffee shops, restaurants, clubs and bars
    Here’s a Sweet Deal… live in the lower unit and have your upper unit tenant approx. 1/2 of your payment!
    Beautiful brick tudor w/ covered porch off upper unit and lower units
    Each unit has 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and bath
    Separate utilities, basements and entrances
    Each basement is partially finished basement and has has a commode
    Central air in upper unit
    Upper unit fully renovated
    Lower unit recently updated
    In-ground sprinkler system

Appliances: Upper unit – stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer. Lower unit – stove and refrigerator.

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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Mar
01

Moving or improving? Tips for a flawless painting project

(BPT) – Did you know spring is the best time to sell your home? And now that the housing market is bouncing back, there’s never been a better time to do it. But even if you’re planning to stay put for the long haul, chances are there are some much-needed touch-ups you could be doing to keep your home in tip-top shape. And you don’t have to break your back, or the bank, to do it. In fact, adding a new coat of paint is a quick, affordable, and possibly the most impactful, way to get your project done.

Prep, prime and primp

Misusing color can be a surefire way to turn people off from your home. For a more inviting look that nearly everyone can enjoy, opt for neutral paint colors. A subtle beige, slight grey or even white can do the trick. First, move furniture out of the room and place drop cloths to protect the floor. Remove any picture frames, outlet covers and wall decor. Then, gently scrub the walls with a mild detergent and water mixture using a soft sponge to remove any dirt, grime or lint. Don’t forget to prime your walls before applying color to ensure the best end-results.

Paint like a pro

For an ultra-smooth finish, try Purdy’s line of Ultra Finish roller covers. These premium microfiber roller covers, available in 9-inch lengths and varying nap thickness, provide an even release of paint and deliver a consistent application from start to finish. Plus, they work great with any kind of paint and finish, including satin, semi-gloss and gloss, taking the guesswork out of the DIY equation.

Paint your Dearborn Michigan home like a pro

When applying paint, start at the top and work your way down. For superior results you’ll want to fill the well of your roller tray with paint, dip the roller in half-way and then roll it back onto the tray’s angled platform to easily remove excess paint. This will reduce dripping and improve overall paint cover.             The best approach for applying paint? Use your roller cover to make an overlapping “W” pattern in a 2-foot by 2-foot area; then fill in and repeat.

For smaller interior paint projects or tight spaces, Purdy also has a variety of innovative mini roller choices that are versatile, lightweight and can quickly and easily deliver a perfect finish with smooth rolling action. These combined features make them the ideal applicator for a variety of projects like painting doors and cabinets, to freshening up tables, chairs and even bedroom furniture.

Keeping your color conviction

If you’re still feeling deprived of color after your painting project is complete, never fret. There are several ways to add a pop of color throughout your home without slathering the walls with offensive paint colors. Try incorporating fun accent pieces in your favorite colors – think lamps, frames, pillows and rugs. You can even include larger focal pieces like royal blue armchairs or a patterned couch to make a bolder statement. By keeping the overall aesthetics of your home neutral and inviting, and enhancing them with a few sight-provoking embellishments, house guests will be asking you for home decorating tips. And if your end goal is to get your home sold, consider these minor improvements a step in the right direction.

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.HomeMoves.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.

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Jan
24

Is it time to reduce the asking price of your Dearborn home

 

Everyone who sells a Dearborn area home wants the highest possible price. Sometimes, the only way to get the highest price is to reduce your present asking price. Most Dearborn area homeowners who have placed their homes on the market are hesitant to reduce the asking price prior to receiving an offer. This is understandable. There are, however, certain circumstances that dictate a price reduction may be necessary to get the house sold. Let’s look at some of the important considerations:

 

THE ORIGINAL PRICE: Was the original asking price for your home correct? Who set the original asking price? If you, the owner, set the price, were you realistic in your expectations? If the Realtor® set the price, was it based on a careful study of comparable properties? It has been my experience that the homeowner usually plays a major role in setting the price. Once the asking price is set,

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Is it time to reduce your asking price?

the owner may become very rigid when asked to consider a price reduction in order to make the home more competitive with surrounding homes. In order to sell your home at the highest possible price, it may be necessary for you to reevaluate your asking price from time to time.

SHOWINGS: If there are not many showings on your home, pricing may be the problem. When buyers are considering which homes to see, they may feel that your home does not offer enough features when compared with other homes in your price range. If there are many showings but no offers, price may be the problem. Your home may include the features and location that attract showings, but, upon closer inspection, buyers may feel the price is not justified.

MARKETPLACE: Perhaps the local Dearborn Michigan market has changed since your home was first put on the market. Although the original asking price may have been correct at the time of listing, it may no longer be adequate to attract buyers away from competing homes that have been priced to reflect the currant market. Real estate values do fluctuate. They respond to changes in the economy, interest rates, local taxing and zoning decisions etc.

ADVICE: Consider your Realtor’s advice regarding a possible price reduction.

 

If you are in the market to Buy a home or if you are in the market to Sell a home or real estate in Dearborn Michigan, 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 suburbs, Contact Steve Hatfield today.

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 my web site at: www.DearbornHomes.com

 

Original article written by: Tom Ervin
Image by: ddpavumba

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Nov
26

Dearborn Heights Home W/ Family Room & Finished Bsmt.

Hot New Home Listing

26633 Midway, Dearborn Heights

Price: $139,900

“Take a Virtual Tour”

Features and Amenities:

    Great inside curve Cul-De-Sac Location!

    Extra 48 X 65 foot easement at rear of property – part of yard

    Over 1,700 square feet of living space on the main floor! – Fabulous open layout!

    Large family room with fireplace and doorwall to covered rear deck!

    3 Spacious bedrooms – each with generously sized closets

    Master bedrooms features private 1/2 bath.

    Extra room adjacent to main floor bath is perfect for a separate powder room or use for a future bath expansion or you could even close it in to make a large walk-in closet!

    The flow of the open kitchen, dining and family room areas are perfect for entertaining!

    Good sized kitchen with island features new flooring and formica counters. All appliances included!

    You love the 23 x 15 family room!! Features include a lovely brick front fireplace, beamed ceiling and a doorwall to the rear yard deck.

    The finished basement offers many possibilities! Features include a 24 x 22 recreation area, half bath and a wet bar with new flooring (a great start to adding a 2nd kitchen to the basement)

    12 X 11 Bonus room in basement could be used as a home office, exercise room, workshop or even an additional storage room…many possibilities!

    17 x 11 Laundry room with built-in cabinets/countertop and 2 storage closets

    Tons of storage space in basement

    Glass block basement windows

    Gas forced air furnace

    Central air conditioning

    Newer roof shingles on house (approx. 5-6 yrs old – stripped to boards)

Appliances Included:

    – Stove

    – Refrigerator
    – Microwave (free standing
    – Washer
    – Dryer
    – Freezer

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.

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

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Nov
19

How to get an Edge when selling your Dearborn MI area home!

 

Today’s Dearborn area real estate market is still very competitive. That said, you’ll need every advantage possible if you are going to get your home sold for the highest price and in the least amount of time.

By focusing on each of the 5 specific areas below, you will have an advantage over competing homes for sale in your Dearborn / Dearborn Heights area neighborhood…

1.  Pick the BEST real estate agent to list your home
2.  Make sure your home gets GREAT Internet exposure
3.  Make your home attractive, inside and out
4.  Make your home easily accessible for showings
5.  Be realistic / flexible regarding price

Pick the BEST agent
The level of service you receive, the quality of the marketing services used to give your home exposure and quite possibly your eventual outcome, meaning if you successfully sell your home or not, it all hinges on the real estate agent you select!

In fact, if you select the wrong real estate agent you might be stuck with bad service or even horrid photos of your home posted online that actually scare buyers away…big mistake!

Selecting the “Best” real estate agent means hiring a Realtor ® that has a minimum of 10 years experience as a full-time Realtor, can give your home GREAT Internet exposure, takes the time to post many high quality photos of your home online, has a comprehensive marketing plan (always ask for a printed copy), is very knowledgeable, is CRS certified and returns emails/phone calls promptly. If you settle for anything less, you may be jeopardizing the sale of your home. Read more…

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