Homes

Published February 14, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The number of homes on the market keeps dropping and new homes aren’t getting listed as fast, but buyers are coming in large numbers, leading to high sales numbers and rising prices.

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Published February 7, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Troy resident Nino Licari still has questions after his home caught fire in February last year due to his dryer.

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Published January 31, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Home staging is the process of arranging the existing items inside a home — or bringing in outside items — to make the presentation of the home more appealing to visitors.

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Published January 24, 2018

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NOVI — If you’re inspired to begin new home improvement projects, or aim to find professionals who can turn your dreams into realities, look no further than the Novi Home Show.

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Published January 17, 2018

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METRO DETROIT — Redoing a kitchen can take your home to a new level. Yet choosing what style you want for your space should take into consideration how long you plan to live in your home, what styles suit you and your family’s needs, and your budget.

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Published December 19, 2017

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DETROIT — The Broderick Tower building on Witherell Street at Woodward Avenue, which completed a $55 million renovation in 2012, is the site of luxurious apartments featuring open floor plans, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, along with amazing views.

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Published December 11, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — The housing market in metro Detroit continues to follow the recent trend of benefiting the sellers as 2017 comes to a close, as there isn’t enough inventory to fulfill the demand from buyers.

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Published December 6, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Whether it’s decorating the Christmas tree, baking batches of cookies or hosting a family party, many people fine-tune the music inside the home to add to the festivities.

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Published November 29, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Even though that cold spell is coming, not all individuals and family households can quell their financial woes. There are a few different options to help people who have fallen on hard times or live on fixed incomes.

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Published October 17, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Millions of people across the United States are kept warm each year thanks to funding from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. However, declining federal appropriations means groups that receive money from this fund are finding it harder and harder to assist those in need.

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Published October 11, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Although Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind as to whether the furnace or air conditioning is needed on any given day, the fact remains that as the calendar counts down to winter, more and more residents will need to switch on their heat.

But will it work?

Heating and cooling experts all recommend an annual check of the furnace to make sure a professional can catch any problems before the outside thermometer dips.

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Published October 3, 2017

METRO DETROIT — You don’t have to howl if you don’t want to, but Halloween is coming, and for many it’s a time of excitement that circles around with the annual changing of the seasons.

The month of October allows many people to celebrate being a kid again with costume parties or surrounding themselves with cute or spooky Halloween décor.

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Published September 27, 2017

METRO DETROIT — The tiny-home movement has already taken over home improvement channels and is slowly starting to spread across the country, as more people are drawn to the idea of downsizing.

Locally, Scott Baker is hoping the trend will grow some feet in the metro Detroit area. 

Baker recently started the company Cool Tiny Homes, based in Rochester, to offer tiny homes to people looking to bring a small cottage up north or to a hunting site.

“I like the idea of minimization to kind of get back to your roots,” he said. 

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Published September 20, 2017

METRO DETROIT — The most occupied room in a house is arguably the kitchen, so a nice countertop really goes a long way.

As the years have passed, times have changed. Many homes now forgo the old plastic laminate look in exchange for a more chic, yet classic, look.

Jena Anastasio, an interior designer at Transitions Remodeling in Farmington Hills, said she has noticed an influx in popularity in the quartz market.

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Published September 13, 2017

METRO DETROIT — It’s sometimes easy to forget in our modern, often comfortable lives that something could throw a wrench into our routines and bring life as we know it to a screeching halt.

September is National Preparedness Month, a timely educational effort amid the wildfires, hurricanes and flooding that have been filling the news of late.

Local experts weighed in on what residents in the metro Detroit area can do to make sure they are ready for emergencies, such as water main breaks or power outages, or disasters, such as tornadoes or flooding.

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