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Selling a Senior’s Home is Different

2018-08-24T08:50:01+00:00

By Tracy Wick, SRES® Many homeowners have previously bought and sold homes. However, selling a senior’s home can be much more complicated, due to the number of unique issues and decisions—and sometimes the number of people involved. Though seniors usually make the decision to sell, it is not uncommon for adult children to help them [...]

Selling a Senior’s Home is Different2018-08-24T08:50:01+00:00

Top 5 Spring Organizing Tips for Three Main Areas of Your Home

2018-08-24T08:50:50+00:00

Top 5 Spring Organizing Tips for Three Main Areas of Your Home: Kitchen Toss out expired cleaning items or those you haven’t used in years. Go through food storage containers – if there’s not a lid to match the bottom, throw it out. Drawers – Have a garbage can nearby so that you can easily [...]

Top 5 Spring Organizing Tips for Three Main Areas of Your Home2018-08-24T08:50:50+00:00

3 reasons to sell your home NOW!

2018-08-24T08:51:45+00:00

I have a friend in another state who wants to sell her home. And, whether a blessing or a curse, she has the luxury of taking her time. In other words, she doesn’t need to relocate for a new job, she’s not getting a divorce and she’s not in escrow on another home. So, suffering [...]

3 reasons to sell your home NOW!2018-08-24T08:51:45+00:00

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Spring

2018-08-24T08:52:55+00:00

One thing many Michiganders can attest to is the feeling that there is, seemingly, no end to winter. However, they eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel with winter’s transition to spring and begin the process of ushering in a new season with home maintenance. Whether it’s giving their house a deep, [...]

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Spring2018-08-24T08:52:55+00:00

WHEN CAN A HOUSE BE SOLD IN A PROBATE ESTATE?

2018-08-24T08:54:12+00:00

By Howard H. Collens People often ask if they need to wait until AFTER a decedent’s estate closes in order to sell the deceased loved one’s house.  This is a common misconception and nothing could be further from the truth.  The sale process may be completed while the estate is open. When a loved one [...]

WHEN CAN A HOUSE BE SOLD IN A PROBATE ESTATE?2018-08-24T08:54:12+00:00

Estate Planning Tips for Homeowners

2018-08-24T08:55:07+00:00

By Mallory Kallabat DID YOU KNOW: After your death, assets titled in your individual name cannot be transferred to your beneficiaries without probate court proceedings, which are time consuming and costly. Here are two ways homeowners can keep their homes out of probate court: Transfer Real Estate to your Revocable Living Trust: Real property titled in [...]

Estate Planning Tips for Homeowners2018-08-24T08:55:07+00:00

Why Daylight Saving Time is so hard to adjust to — and what you can do to make the change feel easier

2018-08-24T08:56:31+00:00

By Kevin Loria Daylight Saving Time in the US takes effect in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 11. After that, there will be at least a few miserable mornings where the work alarm feels even more invasive than normal. But it's more serious than that — Daylight Saving Time is literally killing us. On Monday, [...]

Why Daylight Saving Time is so hard to adjust to — and what you can do to make the change feel easier2018-08-24T08:56:31+00:00

Home Decorating Tips

2018-08-24T08:58:36+00:00

Professional decorators see the same decorating faux pas repeatedly. Hey, it’s only natural that those of us who don’t do it for a living are winging it. One of the mistakes most frequently made by novices is that we don’t pay attention to scale. Specifically, some of the items we use to decorate our homes [...]

Home Decorating Tips2018-08-24T08:58:36+00:00

New Smart Products for Your Home

2018-08-24T08:59:26+00:00

Technology offers countless solutions for making life easier, with many more products and applications arriving in the not-too-distant future! Here are just a few examples of ways to make your home “smart.”  Cooking is a snap Snap a photo of a barcode on a prepackaged meal and cooking instructions are sent to your oven or [...]

New Smart Products for Your Home2018-08-24T08:59:26+00:00

Effects of the New Tax Law on Estate Planning

2018-08-24T09:00:35+00:00

by Michael P. Witzke,  Attorney At Law, McDonald Hopkins The new law takes effect for tax years beginning after 2017 and most provisions dealing with individual tax reform and transfer taxes are effective for taxable years 2018 - 2025. The Basic Exclusion Amount doubled from 5 million to 10 million (indexed for inflation). The estimated amount for [...]

Effects of the New Tax Law on Estate Planning2018-08-24T09:00:35+00:00