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The Best Haunted Houses in Michigan 2019The Best Haunted Houses in Michigan 2019

As promised!  Here are the top 10 or so, (I found a few more great ones than 10) best Haunted Houses in Michigan 2019!  First a quick thank you for all the people who took part in our survey, and watch for the next one coming up!  Your input and feedback is extremely important to us.  

THE BEST Haunted houses in Michigan 2019.  Have I been to any?!  Before writing this post . . . . no.  I mean no,  I mean absolutely not.  Yes, I mean no, I scare easily, and I know people love them.  Check out the video to see how that went.  That said after checking a couple out I have to admit.  I'LL NEVER GO TO ANOTHER ONE AGAIN lol.  

I do have one memory of a great one however, and what made it great it totally

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Today I’ll walk you through five myths and five truths about selling your home in this real estate market. Stay tuned.

  

I’ve gotten a lot of very specific questions lately from people who are thinking about putting their home on the market. What should they do? What shouldn’t they do? Today I’ll discuss five myths and five truths about selling in our market that will help potential sellers better understand the process.

Myth No. 1: You should redo your kitchens and bathrooms before listing.

There’s an old saying in real estate that says you can’t flip your own home, and that’s definitely true. The National Association of Realtors, the National Association of Home Stagers, and our own 18 years of experience selling 5,000 houses all say

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Star Wars Quotes Michael Perna Real Estate The Perna TeamStar Wars Quotes Michael Perna Real Estate The Perna Team

 Don't Feed the Ewoks

I remember as a kid, lazy Saturday afternoon summers, my mother, as so many did at the time, chasing us out of the house, on to our bikes and shooing us down the street in a way we can't with our kids today.  All the neighbors counted on to watch us.  It took a village, a village we had.  As the summer turned to fall, which tends to happen, leaves fall, the chill creeps up, bikes are ridden less and a few afternoons here are there, on particularly blustery days, those bikes traded for a TV, and on that tv? 

Star Wars.  

One of the few stories that could be picked up and put down at any point, both because we’ve seen it that many times & of course, George Lucas, started the story with episode IV.  It had all the elements

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Top 10 Cider Mills in Metro Detroit!

Franklin Cider MillParmenters Cider MillBlakes Cider MillErwins OrchardsYates Cider MillPlymouth OrchardsRochester Cider MillWiards OrchardsWestview OrchardsPaint Creek Cider Mill

Can you smell it?! Fall is upon us, whether we want it to be or not.  I’m proud to say I’m a native metro-Detroiter, and as such can say with confidence we have some of the absolute best cider mills in the world.  Period. (I have a lot of pride where I live).  

Every Mill on this list I have amazing family memories going back to when I was 6-7 years old, some of which may or may not include pushing my little little sister into the Rouge River that runs alongside the Franklin cider mill.  Not saying it happened, just that

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An overwhelming majority of buyers begin their home search online, so taking your listing photos now, while your landscaping looks its best, is a must. Let’s discuss why.

  

Your home’s listing photos are massively important to the success of your sale for one very good reason: 96% of today’s buyers start their search online, so these photos will likely serve as their first impression of your home. 

So whether you’re planning on listing next week or next year, the time to take these listing photos is right now. Why? Well, homes tend to look best when the yard is still green and the trees still have their leaves. And as we progress into fall, the gorgeous colors that fill the landscape through this season are sure to set the perfect backdrop

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Supply is down and demand is up in our market this September.

  

Every year around September, the market tends to get a little sleepy, but is this still true for the market in 2019?

At the moment, it is for sellers. Over the first three weeks of August, inventory dropped 9.9%. In other words, one out of every 10 homes a buyer could choose from last month isn’t there anymore. Sellers aren’t bringing as many properties to the market, and I know exactly why. For one thing, they assume the buyers who weren’t able to move before the start of the school year are gone. Also, they assume most people don’t want to move during the winter.

The fact is, though, that money motivates. Interest rates have dropped significantly, and the Federal Reserve

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Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s important that you have your furnace professionally inspected to make sure it’s working properly.

  

As the weather turns colder and we move closer to winter, it’s all the more important to make sure your home’s furnace is in good working order. That’s why today I’ve brought in Denise and Julie Wood of Dan Wood Plumbing and Heating to talk about the importance of maintaining your home’s furnace.

Having your furnace inspected on a yearly basis increases its longevity and protects your family from any unknown hazards. A certified professional can check its safety features and make sure the heat exchanger is in good condition. If it’s cracked at all, that can cause carbon monoxide emissions, which

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How to Bring Your Plants Inside for Winter

 

Metro Detroit Bringing Plants in for Winter 

By Ashley Miller 

Winter season is sneaking up on us and as you find yourself becoming less inclined to explore nature and be outside you’ll find that some of your favorites plants around your home feel the same way. Most native plants within your yard will do well throughout the winter given their ability to adapt to the colder Michigan conditions. However, you may have some plants that prefer a more tropical winter climate that will need to come indoors soon. Consider these ways on how to bring your plants inside for winter to make them last.

 

Identify Plants

Knowing what kind of plants that you have within your yard is a massive part of assessing what needs to be moved indoors to

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If you’re a seller and you don’t price your home correctly to begin with, you might end up having to reduce its price and accept a lower offer.

  

We’re joined today by Lauren Younga, one of our awesome agents, to give a quick word of advice to sellers out there. First, price your home right to begin with. Don’t price it high when you put it on the market.

We’ve seen a lot of price reductions from home sellers lately, and those sellers are getting offers that are lower than what they would’ve gotten if they had priced their home correctly to begin with.


Price your home right to begin with. ”

 

If you price it right, you might attract multiple offers, get a much better deal overall, and end up with more cash flow in your

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Heatherwyke Homes for Sale Novi MI

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 3 Bedrooms  1.5 Baths  0 Fireplace  2-Car Attached Garage

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This Charming Colonial Style, split-level home is a must see! Home features 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths and over 1600 Sq Feet! Open kitchen with granite counter tops, an abundance of cabinets, ceramic tile flooring & stainless appliances. Separate dining room perfect for your family dinners. Living room with new carpet, nice size picture window and plenty of natural light flowing through. Spacious Family room is on the lower level also with new carpet and perfect for family time! Half bath and laundry area both on the lower level as well. All 3

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