Re-siding your home offers a great opportunity to not only improve the visual appeal of the exterior, but also to boost your home's energy efficiency. The key to gaining these benefits is choosing the right material. There are a number of distinctive and attractive materials available for re-siding, so how do you know what to choose?
Further, there are some caveats that go along with selecting siding contractors that every homeowner should know about.
If you've bought a new home in or near Ann Arbor, MI, you'll want to make your house your own by ensuring it reflects your personal taste and preferences. Local furniture stores can help you by offering the pieces, expertise, and even customized options to help elevate your home's sense of style.
Our REALTORS® suggest going shopping for furniture at the following five local stores.
Has social distancing disrupted your fun? Don't worry — you can still have game night every night with virtual gaming. Old favorites like Monopoly, Clue, and other classic board games have been given a digital update, joining hundreds of other new and exciting games online. If your young ones are bored — or if the young at heart desire some nightly entertainment — our real estate agents know that your whole family will love playing these fun games remotely.
Whether you are working out of your current home or looking for Ann Arbor homes for sale, your WiFi connection is essential for success. With the recent health crisis, more people are working from home while their children attend school online. The new trend has many reviewing their current WiFi connections. If your WiFi is not up to the task, multiple users can create a significant strain on your current Internet system. The delay in your system can cause missed deadlines and overwhelming frustration.
Is Your WiFi Up to the Task?
Your home's location often determines the type of Internet provider available. When looking for a new home, our REALTORS® are knowledgeable in all aspects of each home listing, including top WiFi providers. The first step in determining if your WiFi is up to the task is to get acquainted with the current system. Learn about your existing router, your Internet speed, and all other aspects of your system to determine the type of changes to implement. If you need help determining if your WiFi is up to the task, consider the following areas.
When you wash a load of laundry, you expect your clothes to come out clean. But they may not be as clean as they could be if your washer has built-up dirt, grime, soap residue, and even mold and mildew.
Our REALTORS® suggest cleaning your washing machine at least once a month if don't do laundry very often and once every week or two if you use your washer nearly every day. This will also banish unwanted odors that could turn off potential buyers if you plan to put your home on the market soon.
The following steps will ensure your washer, as well as your clothes, stay clean.
As temperatures get warmer, it's time to prep your yard for new landscaping and fix any damage that's been done by winter temperatures and snow. You may have to wait to start planting, but there's a lot you can do now or in the near future to get your spring yard and garden off to a good start.
Our REALTORS® recommend the following steps to help prep your yard for new landscaping:
Daily and weekly cleaning is necessary to keep your home clean, but occasionally, a deep cleaning is needed. Our REALTORS® suggest deep cleaning some of the following five things this weekend:
You're finally settled in your new home, and you have everything you need right at your fingertips – or so you think. Unexpectedly, a minor repair needs to take place, and you realize you weren't as prepared as you thought. Having some common – and not-so-common – tools lying around can be the difference between an easy fix or an unnecessary headache. New homebuyers tend to overlook these necessities, but you can equip yourself with these tools, and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Our REALTORS® will help get you into the perfect home, but here's a starting guide to ensure you have the right tools to maintain the upkeep of your home.
Plumbers and other repairmen can cost you upwards of one hundred dollars each time you need to call them. While you may need a professional sometimes, you don't need to spend a lot of money to acquire common tools that will allow you to do the job yourself. However, you also shouldn't run directly to the discount tools section for cheaper options. A basic toolbox purchased at your local hardware store will have many of the basics for you to use. This includes pliers, screwdriver set, adjustable and open-ended wrenches, level, hammer, Allen wrench set, and tape measure among others. These tools alone can help you fix a leaky faucet, repair furniture, tighten loose screws in appliances, or simply hang pictures.
Is your home starting to feel a bit crowded? Perhaps your family has grown, and you need more bedrooms or another bathroom to accommodate everyone comfortably. Maybe you need extra space for an aging or ailing loved one, or office space to accommodate a new or growing home-based business. If your home no longer meets your needs, you have two basic choices in resolving this problem: Adding on or moving on to a new home.
So how do you know which option is best for you? Are you better off looking into local builders, or is shopping Ann Arbor homes for sale your best bet? The answer to that question depends on your particular circumstances, and here we'll outline some important considerations that can help you make a solid decision on whether to add on or move on.
When you're browsing Ann Arbor homes for sale, you're probably imagining what your dream home will look like once you've settled in. After all, a house doesn't really feel like home until you've had a chance to give it your own personal touch.
While there are plenty of excellent places to find home decor, shopping at vintage and antique stores gives you the opportunity to get your hands on one-of-a-kind items you won't find anywhere else. If you want to give your new home a unique sense of style, try shopping at some of these popular area antique shops.
Throughout the year, our REALTORS® enjoy showing potential buyers homes for sale in Ann Arbor complete with fireplaces perfect for warming your home. During Michigan's cold winter days, please consider these eight fireplace safety tips.
Sometimes, the hours get away from you and the next thing you know you barely get any sleep before work. The only thing that is going to get you through the day is your coffee fix. It's always good to know the closest coffee shop to your home.
Our REALTORS® want to ensure you get the best cup of joe before work. Here are six coffee shops located around the Plymouth area to make sure you have your caffeine fix before work.
Gray skies, snowy weather, and stark, leafless trees can create a rather bleak look during the winter months – a look you'll want to overcome if you're working on selling your home. So what do you need to know about creating curb appeal against such a dreary backdrop? Here are some tips that can help ensure that your home looks warm and inviting this winter, creating a great first impression for potential buyers as they shop Ann Arbor homes for sale.
With a chill in the air and winter on its way, it's almost time to layer up and enjoy all of the cold-weather fun available in the Plymouth area. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or learning to do something new, you'll find no shortage of outdoor fun around Plymouth. There are activities available for all ages, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy fun, family-friendly outdoor attractions throughout the season. Our REALTORS® have all of the exciting details, in our one-stop guide to outdoor winter fun in Plymouth, MI.
No matter the season, the Plymouth area is a wonderful place to call home for anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors. Contact us at Remerica Hometown REALTORS® to buy, sell, and learn about homes in the Plymouth, MI area.