7 Steps to a Seamless Move

7 Steps to a Seamless Move

A RELOCATION GUIDE 

Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming.

Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more.

Of course you’ll need to pack, make moving arrangements, and possibly sell your old home. With so much to do, you may be wondering: Where do I start?

In this guide, we outline seven steps to help you get prepared, get organized, and get settled in your new community. Our hope is to alleviate the hassle of relocating—so you can focus on the exciting adventure ahead!

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3 ways to create a bedroom getaway

3 ways to create a bedroom getaway

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We’ve all heard that getting​ a good night’s sleep is essential for our health. Getting that good sleep goes beyond the hours you’re actually sleeping; it’s creating a relaxing environment in your bedroom. Here are three ways you can decorate your room to help you get that good night’s sleep.

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do these things to help your home sell faster and for more money

do these things to help your home sell faster and for more money

Staging a home prior to listing can result in a faster and more profitable sale.[1] In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.[2]

These 10 tips can help you get your home “show ready” prior to hitting the market. These easy and cost-effective ideas will help your house look its best—and help buyers visualize themselves living there. Even if you’re not currently in the market to sell, you can use these tactics to breathe new life into your existing home decor.

To get a plan customized for your particular property, call me to schedule a free consultation. I’m happy to share my

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A Midcentury Ranch in Ann Arbor gets a modern makeover

A Midcentury Ranch in Ann Arbor gets a modern makeover

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459 Manor Dr. is not my listing. Still, it’s one of the most thoughtfully done renovations I’ve ever seen.

Here are the facts:

4 bedrooms

2 full baths

1840 total square feet (920 on the main level, another 920 on in the finished basement)

it’s currently for sale in north Ann Arbor for $425,000.

Why do I love it so? For one thing the renovator is a builder, Nick Durrie at Oak Leaf Design Build, here in town. Nick took the time to preserve the sense of an MCM at the same time that he made it modern. His attention to detail, both MCM and modern, make this home stand out.

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the home buyer’s guide to getting mortgage ready

the home buyer’s guide to getting mortgage ready

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Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.

If you’re like the majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.

The requirements to secure a mortgage may seem overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. But there are three simple steps to get you started.

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