Detroit Real Estate News

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Everything to Know About Capital Gains Taxes for Home SalesFor some people, selling their home can affect how much they must pay in taxes at the end of the year; however, not everyone is affected by this tax rule. If you will be selling your home sometime in the near future, there are things you may want to understand about capital gains and how they work. The more you know about this important tax rule and how it affects you, the easier it will be for you to file your taxes at the end of the year.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney, tax, or financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital gains tax is a tax applied to the money you make on the sale of an asset. To find out how much you could be taxed on the sale of

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Top Ways to Improve Your Home's Energy EfficiencyThere's no questioning whether homeowners want to save money on their energy bills. Any extra funds wasted on inefficient walls and poor appliances can be put to good use elsewhere. The real problem is deciding which upgrades to make and when. Energy efficiency will look different for every home, depending on its construction date, environmental factors, and specific property traits. The best way to calculate the ones that are right for any given property is to rely on the average returns on investment. Here are a few suggestions with good rates of return for a better idea of how to get started.

Assess the Problem

Too many homeowners will invest money in a feature of their home that doesn't need quite so much attention. Like a home inspection, a

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The Best Haunted Houses in Michigan 2019

Michigan's Best Haunted Houses:

As promised! Here are the top 10 or so, (I found a few more great ones than 10) best Haunted Houses in Michigan 2019!

  1. AZRA CHAMBER OF HORRORS
  2. EREBUS
  3. HUSH
  4. HAUNTED HOUSE AT BLAKE FARMS
  5. EXIT 13
  6. SCREAMS IN THE DARK
  7. WIARDS ORCHARD NIGHT TERRORS
  8. THE HAUNT
  9. DERANGED HAUNT
  10. CEDAR POINT

Click Here for honorable mentions.

And here for a map of all the locations named in this list!

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 are extremely important to us.  

So THE BEST Haunted houses in Michigan 2019...  have I been to any?!  Before writing this post . . . . no.  I mean

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Landscaping ChangesIf you’re looking to sell your home, you might be wondering how you can increase its resale value without having to spend a ton of money. Simple landscaping updates can help increase your home’s value by up to ten percent or more, and they’re often easy to complete or hire out.

1. Design with purpose

Make sure your home’s landscaping meshes well with your home’s overall style and vibe. For example, a Victorian home should be landscaped with classic country styles, such as English gardens and rose bushes. Modern homes should be landscaped with lots of greenery and contoured beds, instead of formal gardens. Keep your design in mind as you select landscaping services, and remember that you should opt for easy-to-maintain landscapes with a mixture of

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Plymouth Canton SchoolsYour Guide To Plymouth Canton Schools

Everything you wanted to know about the Plymouth-Canton school cluster and educational options. 

Field elementary School

It is a public regular school with 391 enrolled students in elementary levels, providing services for grade levels PK-5. The school ranked better than 52.7% of elementary schools in Michigan. The student/teacher ratio at Field Elementary School is 14.6, which is the 4th best among 15 elementary schools in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools District.

Dodson Elementary School

A public magnet school enrolls 561 students in grades PK and K-5. According to state standards, 86% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. In 2014, Dodson Elementary School

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Livonia Real Estate Information

City of Livonia Homes for SaleLivonia has grown from a population of 17,000 in 1950 to nearly 100,000 today, making it the third-largest city in Wayne County and the ninth-largest city in Michigan. Livonia is made up of 36 square miles in northwest Wayne County and offers multiple different housing options from affordable condominiums, to small to mid-size single family homes, to large upscale new construction homes. Livonia also has the lowest property tax rate in Wayne County.  

Livonia Community

Livonia is served by two school districts, Livonia Public Schools and Clarenceville School District. Livonia was rated The Second Best Kid Friendly Place in the Nation by Population Connection and recognized by the FBI as

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Farmington Hills Real Estate Information

Farmington Hills MI Real EstateFarmington was named a city in 1926 but was considered a small village that primarily served the  area’s farming community until the 1950's. Today, Farmington consists of 10 square miles in south Oakland County and has 152,631 households. Known for its Victorian style charm, Farmington remains a graceful historic district with much to offer to its residents such as weekly  farmer's markets, seasonal festivals, community library, and the historic Farmington Civic Theater.

Farmington Hills Community

Farmington offers a wide range of parks and recreation activities great for families, children and  senior citizens. Shiawassee Park, Drake Park, Women’s Park, Memorial Park, and Downtown Riley Park make up the

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Canton Real Estate Information

City of Canton Real EstateCanton is a desirable neighborhood due to its proximity to major freeways and offers a magnitude of housing options from historical  farmhouses to new construction and developments. Since the construction of I-275 and the explosion of commercial development  along Ford Road has steadily brought in new residents.  

Canton Community

Canton is dedicated to preserving its rich history and serving its community. Once known as the "Sweet Corn Capital of Michigan,"  Canton has weekly farmer's markets offering fresh Michigan produce and locally made products. The Canton area is served by 3  major public school districts: Plymouth Canton Community School District (PCCSD), the Van Buren School District, and the Wayne-

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Plymouth Real Estate Information

 Plymouth Michigan Real EstateThe City of Plymouth, nestled into the middle of the 16.6 square miles that is Plymouth Township, is conveniently located along M-  14 of western Wayne County. Plymouth has one of the lowest tax rates in Wayne County and was rated #1 place to live in Michigan in  2014 by Areavibes. Plymouth exemplifies historic charm with its Victorian-style and cape cod homes and historical markers. Access  to major freeways, world-class industrial parks and high quality housing developments make Plymouth a top location for Metro  Detroit buyers.  

 Plymouth Community

 Plymouth offers senior services and is looking at expanding senior programs at the "Friendship Station", a facility for the senior  population. Enjoy a

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Detroit Tech HubDetroit: From Industrial Motor City to Investors Sitting Pretty

Detroit has long been considered a true Midwestern town with heavy roots in the automobile industry. It's been coined as "Motor City", but for how much longer? Between the ambitious electric vehicle producers and the regulations being imposed on automobile manufacturers to reduce carbon emissions; it's only a matter of time until the city of Detroit transitions to a thriving tech hub. Read on to discover why.

From Rock Bottom to Growing Startup Hub

Just a few years ago, Detroit was one of the few cities to hit rock bottom and file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2013. Everyone thought Detroit was a goner, a lost cause, a city not worth investing in whatsoever. This all changed when

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