Homes

Published July 17, 2018

METRO DETROIT — As temperatures began to soar last month, with certain days reaching the upper 90s, some residents might be wondering what they can do to combat rising energy costs and stay cool while doing it.

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Published July 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — For parents-to-be or for moms and dads whose families are expanding, there is so much to do before the baby arrives, and that includes decorating and painting the nursery.

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Published July 3, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Taking proper safety precautions should be a high priority to avoid returning home to a burglarized or damaged home.

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Published June 26, 2018

METRO DETROIT — With a few days having hit highs in the mid-90s before the official start of summer, it’s important to remember that humans aren’t the only ones who feel the effects of the heat — pets do too.

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Published June 19, 2018

METRO DETROIT —  If you were hoping to get a house in metro Detroit this spring, you may have had to come to the table with contingencies to make your offer rise above all the others that the seller was receiving.

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Published June 12, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The sun is out, the kids are out of school and everyone is restless inside. Why not head out to the backyard for a dip in the pool?

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Published June 6, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Homeowners gearing up for the summer often clear out unwanted items, and a common way to clear out those items is to hold a garage sale.

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Published May 29, 2018

METRO DETROIT — An essential part of maintaining a home, gutters can often be overlooked or neglected by homeowners — sometimes with disastrous results.

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Published May 22, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Just because where you are planting your garden may be devoid of sunlight doesn’t mean it has to be without color.

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Published May 16, 2018

METRO DETROIT — A Friday in early May brought extremely high winds that kicked the spring season into high gear.

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Published May 8, 2018

METRO DETROIT — When it comes to multigenerational living, Mom, Dad, the kids — and grandparents — always have a space to come home to, together.

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Published May 2, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Enticing visitors with a cozy front porch isn’t as hard as it seems. Local designers have tips to stay with trends, create an inviting space and purchase materials for all elements.   

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Published April 30, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Spring is here, and those looking to plant seeds for their annual gardens may have already hit the dirt. But what if the spot you want to put a garden happens to get very little sunlight? Horticulturist Arlene Welsh is here to help.

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Published April 24, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Officials say that oak wilt, caused by an invasive fungus spread by beetles attracted to fresh-cut sap, is exploding through Michigan, and now is the peak time to take preventative measures to save oak trees.

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Published April 18, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Spring has sprung, and while it may be nice to get back to nature, sometimes nature can get a little close to metropolitan backyards.

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Published April 17, 2018

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DETROIT — For more than 40 years, the Junior League of Detroit has been conducting its biennial Designers’ Show House fundraisers at homes in the Grosse Pointes. That’s about to change.

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Published April 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 8-14.

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Published April 4, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Local landscape experts have some tips about how to catch some relaxing moments outdoors at your home, especially as the weather warms up.

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Published March 28, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Several Oakland County-based real estate agents discussed trends in the local housing market, tips for springtime buying and selling, and how to get the most bang for your buck.

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Published March 21, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The beginning of daylight saving time, which occurred earlier this month, is a great time to check the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in our homes.

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