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Amazing opportunity in Bristol Corners of Novi to own this entertainer's dream home! 5 spacious bedrooms and 3-1/2 baths. Kitchen remodeled 2013 w/semi-custom soft close maple cabinets, modern glass backsplash, granite counters, stainless steel high end appliances including wine cooler. Master ba...
Those of you thinking of on purchasing a home -- IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY!  How do I know?  I have some AWESOME opportunities for new buyers.  The mortgage lender that I work with and my broker are collaborating in order to offer some incentives to SAVE YOU $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$! First, your new mortga...
If you're a buyer, this question is a home run for you!  The prices in the housing market today are great!  Most sellers have realized that the property values have declined and it is reflected in their asking prices.  Which makes this a GREAT time for buyers.  Not only are the prices FABULOUS . ...
Some agents claim it's price, price, price!  Some agents swear by staging.  What is the right answer?  Well . . . BOTH are the best answer.  I mean, look at all of the listings on the market today. Especially in the Michigan marketplace, the words "foreclosure", "short sale" and "undervalued" lis...
This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath Colonial home is located in one of the nicest cul-de-sacs of desireable Bristol Corners. Featuring a dramatic 2-story entry leading to an all oak kitchen with corian countertops, cozy family room with fireplace, formal dining room with crown moldings, living r...
I have a listing that I have been servicing for about 5 months.  My contract is up after 6. We have had over 30 showings on this property and not one offer! You would think this home is atrocious . . . but, quite the opposite -- it's a BEAUTIFUL home. The only problem is that it backs up to a som...
Recently, a friend of mine informed me that they had to claim bankruptcy and their home was going into foreclosure because it was used as collateral for a business deal that went south quickly. They put a lot of thought and prayer into the decision to purchase this business, however, it just didn...
Ahhhhhhh, the Fall weather is upon us.  Don't you just love that crisp, cool weather hitting your face as you walk outside.  Okay, so it was really tough covering the pool and preparing for winter in Michigan, but I like to relish this weather as long as I can.  So what are some of the things we ...
Since I've already covered de-cluttering, de-personalizing and the all-important exterior first impression as a buyer pulls up to the home, let's talk about the interior room basics.  I don't know how many times I've heard from clients and colleagues how a buyer has been turned off because of too...
Thanks to everyone who commented on my last two blog postings regarding the importance of staging.  It is very exciting to see the enthusiasm in our real estate community when it comes to servicing our clients.  After all, our job is to get that home listed and sold as quickly as possible.  We ar...

Laurie Schwandt

Realtor & Certified Home Stager
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