$433,000 :: 3230 Greenspring Ln, Rochester Hills MI, 48309

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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,306 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 09/13/17, Last Updated: 10/31/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217082653
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: QUAIL RIDGE SUB NO1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/13/2017 by 3%
Status: Sold

Step into amazing space, natural light & ample storage throughout. An elegant staircase greets you w/ 2 story ceilings that flow into the Great Rm w/ floor to ceiling windows. Dining Rm features floor to ceiling bay windows. Kitchen updated w/ GRNT, SS appliances, & a Lg. island, door-wall opens to deck w/ stairs to grounds. Hardwood flooring flows into the family Rm w/ a beautiful carved wood gas fireplace. Main flr office french doors open to floor to ceiling bay windows, attached is a dual entry 3 piece bath. Main level laundry w/ GRNT. 3 car attached garage. Upstairs Mstr double door entry opens up to vaulted ceilings w/ gas fireplace & custom walk in double closets. Mstr bath has vaulted ceilings, his/her sinks & a large jetted tub. 2 bdrms, w/ 1 featuring a bay window, are connected by Jack & Jill bath w/ GRNT counters. Walk out basement w/ In law living quarters, full kitchen, 4th bdrm & wine cellar! ADDITIONAL BONUS FEATURES in Agent Only Remarks. A true breathtaking turn key!

Listed with Alexander Real Estate Services LLC


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$211,000 :: 280 SHADYWOOD RD, Rochester Hills MI, 48307

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,176 sq ft
Lot Size: 48,351 sq ft
Added: 07/19/17, Last Updated: 10/30/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21341535
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: AVONCROFTS SUB
Status: Sold

Beautifully wooded 1 acre lot with a brick walkout ranch. Hardwood floors, wet plaster, 2 full baths third bedroom would make a perfect in-law suite. Nice kitchen with convenient eat in area attached. Garage has been converted into a very interesting workshop. Porch over looks private landscape that only Michigan can make happen. Walkout lower level with a wood burning fireplace for your winter enjoyment. Home values in this area should increase substantially.

Listed with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Plymouth


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$1,050,000 :: 2024 TOURAINE DR, Rochester MI, 48306

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6 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 7,494 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 03/22/17, Last Updated: 10/30/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21274033
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: DEER CREEK ESTATES OCCPN 544
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/23/2017 by 15%
Status: Sold

STUNNING HOME ON EXCEPTIONAL 2 ACRE LOT IN PRESTIGIOUS DEER CREEK ESTATES. THIS HOME SITS ON A PROFESSIONALLY LANDSCAPED LOT FEATURING 5 CAR GARAGE, INGROUND POOL WITH HOT TUB, TWO LARGE BRICK PAVER PATIOS & SCREENED IN PORCH. INSIDE THE HOME, FIND A BRIGHT & OPEN GREATROOM WITH SEVERAL TWO STORY WINDOWS & ACCESS TO THE FORMAL OFFICE WITH STUNNING WOODED FLOORS & CEILING. THE KITCHEN FEATURES DUAL ISLANDS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, LARGE BREAKFAST NOOK, PLANNING DESK, AND SEATING AREA WITH FIREPLACE. FINISHING OFF THE ENTRY LEVEL IS A FORMAL DINING ROOM, TWO HALF BATHS & LAUNDRY. UPSTAIRS, THE MASTER SUITE BOASTS TRAY CEILING, TWO WALK IN CLOSETS & ATTACHED BATH WITH DUAL SINKS & SEPARATE TUB & SHOWER. A LARGE GUEST SUITE WITH PRIVATE KITCHEN & BATH, THREE ADDITIONAL AMPLY SIZED BEDROOMS, TWO WITH SHARED BATH & ONE WITH A PRIVATE BATH FINISH OFF THE UPPER LEVEL. THE BASEMENT IS FULLY FINISHED WITH WET BAR, FIREPLACE, GYM, BEDROOM & BATH AND WALKOUT ACCESS TO THE POOL AREA.

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$330,000 :: 3209 COURTFIELD Drive, Rochester Hills MI, 48309

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3 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,459 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 09/14/17, Last Updated: 10/30/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217083279
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: KENSINGTON FOREST SUB NO 1
Status: Sold

Amazing pride of ownership throughout this Split Level style home in The Kensington Forest Sub with a fully finished Walkout basement with an amazing Brick Paver patio with Built in Fire Pit, , Enter into the 1 1/2 story foyer with hardwood flooring that flows to the spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, included SS appliances, and island. Great room with Natural fireplace, and a wall of windows with a wonderful natural light. Master suite with a vaulted ceiling, Walk in closets, and attached bath with duel sinks, and separate tub and shower. walkout basement is fully finished with living and entertaining space, a full bath, multiple storage areas, and a unique and stylish Kitchen Large composite deck , new windows and 8′ door wall from the nook are to the new big deck , siding, Roof and Furnace, close proximity to all major highways.

Listed with Keller Williams Troy


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$440,000 :: 969 ARCADIAN CRT, Rochester Hills MI, 48307

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,674 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,939 sq ft
Added: 09/21/17, Last Updated: 10/29/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21370876
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: ARCADIA PARK SUB
Status: Sold

Beautifully Updated Colonial in the Arcadia Park Subdivision. Your guests will be amazed at the eye catching modern chandelier upon entry and the stunning updated formal dining room and living room. Enjoy the new wide-plank engineered wood floors throughout the entire first floor as you step into the open floor plan flowing from the great room with a gas fire place to the kitchen. The kitchen upgrades include new granite counters, an elegant marble back splash throughout and a spacious island with bar seating. Stainless Steel Appliances, under-cabinet accent lighting, and a walk-in pantry complete this beautiful kitchen. Relax in your cathedral ceiling master suite with a large bathroom and large walk-in closet. The newly finished basement allows room for your theater and a special padded floor exercise room. Your larger cars actually fit in this 26 ft extra deep garage. Convenient central vacuum. Close to Downtown and both Bloomer & Borden Park. BATVAI

Listed with Arterra Realty Michigan LLC


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$145,000 :: 3136 NORTON LAWN, Rochester Hills MI, 48307

2 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,200 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 10/29/17, Last Updated: 10/29/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 517212
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Status: Sold

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-Roch


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$956,160 :: 1648 SERENE CRT, Rochester Hills MI, 48307

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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 4,253 sq ft
Lot Size: 21,344 sq ft
Added: 01/28/17, Last Updated: 10/28/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21256379
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: CLEAR CREEK SUB 5
The price of this listing was last increased on 3/18/2017 by 10%
Status: Sold

Fantastic “Crawford” colonial TO-BE-BUILT in exclusive last phase of Clear Creek Subdivision. Construction to begin when contract is signed and takes about 1 year. This home offers a unique elevation and finish options. Standard finish package includes extensive use of hardwood flooring, premium trim package, and 10′ main floor ceilings. Chef’s kitchen features oversized island and is open to breakfast nook & family room. Large master suite with large walk in closet. Additional bedrooms with ensuite/jack & jill baths. 2nd floor laundry offers convenience. Cul-de-sac lot nestled deep in neighborhood. All room sizes approximate. Other plans & communities available. Note: taxes not fully assessed.

Listed with Arterra Realty Michigan LLC


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$227,900 :: 823 HADLEY RD, Rochester Hills MI, 48307

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,660 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 07/20/17, Last Updated: 10/27/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21345057
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: HEATHERWOOD VILLAGE NO 1
Status: Sold

******GREAT OPPORTUNITY ********Nice Colonial in Heatherwood Village. Walk to Parks and trails. Neutral Decor and carpet. Farm With Fire Place, C/A, Deck.private yard. includes stove, refrig., Dishwasher, washer and dryer. Easy showing, all data approximate

Listed with Keller Williams Domain Birmingham


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$188,000 :: 535 TENNYSON, Rochester Hills MI, 48307

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,402 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 09/07/17, Last Updated: 10/27/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 21365539
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: HAMPTON ON THE GREEN CONDO
The price of this listing was last increased on 9/7/2017 by 3%
Status: Sold

HARD TO FIND 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH BATHS IN HAMPTON ON THE GREEN. LARGE GREAT ROOM INCLUDES FORMAL DINING AREA. OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH BRICK FIREPLACE. LARGE DOORWALL OPENS TO PRIVATE DECK AND LARGE COMMON AREA. MASTER SUITE HAS 2 LARGE CLOSETS AND FULL BATH. HOME IS VERY NEUTRAL WITH UPDATED KITCHEN, BATHS WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS.FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE SECOND FLOOR LAUNDRY ROOM. FULL BASEMENT AND ATTACHED GARAGE.

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4 Home Staging Horror Stories to Haunt You This Halloween

Man hiding in closet

By Jessica Santina, guest contributor from MoneyGeek.com

As little ghosts and ghouls appear on every corner, how about settling in for a few scary stories of home staging horrors?

The following tales of botched staging jobs, homeowners from hell, and nightmarish décor will likely give you some real-life shivers.

The Scary Screamer

Lori Matzke, owner of CenterStageHome.com, is a home staging expert in the Minneapolis area. As a new stager in 1999, she encountered a horrifying homeowner.

“Unfortunately, at that time, staging had a really bad rap,” Matzke says. “People were so offended if a [an agent] wanted a stager to come into their home — the perception was that you must really live in a pit if you needed staging.”

That was the case with this job. Matzke received a call from a real estate agent asking her to do a staging consultation on a home that was going on the market. Matzke agreed to meet the agent at the home that Sunday morning.

She arrived on time and knocked on the door, only to be greeted by a furious homeowner.

“What do you want?” he barked at her. When she explained who she was and why she was there, he replied, “Oh, yeah, you’re the one who’s coming to criticize our house.”

Matzke politely explained that she only wanted to help them to sell it. The man’s wife came to the door, apologized for her husband, and invited Matzke in. Once she was inside, the man slammed the door so hard that three items fell off the wall.

The agent was running late, so Matzke proceeded to do a walk-through of the home. But every suggestion she made, including the need for a neutral paint color to replace the dark gray, was met with intense hostility.

“He went crazy and started cursing me out,” she says.

Over the course of the next 90 minutes, Matzke feared for her safety as the man repeatedly hurled personal insults at her, screaming, and slamming doors until — at long last — she was able to make her getaway.

Since then Matzke has made it a policy to warn clients not to take offense of her staging suggestions.

“It’s not personal; it has nothing to do with the homeowners’ taste. It’s just about the buyer experience,” she says.

The Body in the Closet

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Another time, Matzke was asked to meet an agent at a home for a staging consultation. The two of them walked through the empty home, which Matzke thought was quite nice and needed only a little editing — things like moving furniture around a bit.

The consultation with the agent went on for some time, and she thought it was going well until suddenly, to their extreme shock, the hall closet door swung open and the homeowner jumped out.

“He’d been waiting there a long time in that closet, wanting to hear what people said about his house when no one was there!” Matzke says.

As if this weren’t bad enough, Matzke heard later the house had remained on the market for a long time, mostly because the homeowner had a nasty habit of jumping out of closets and startling visitors.

“The moral of the story is, you can’t be hanging around,” Matzke says. “Some sellers take it very personally when people come to view their homes, but it makes buyers very uncomfortable” for you to be there (especially if you’re hiding in a closet).

Hall of Severed Heads

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Nothing kills a sale like a room full of dead heads. That’s what Matzke suggested to one client whose small house was packed with at least 20 taxidermied animals, including a giant moose head.

“You literally couldn’t walk into the kitchen or you’d be gored by an antler,” she recalls.

Of course, as an experienced stager, Matzke recommended removing the heads to make the home more appealing to potential buyers, and reminded the homeowners their new home would have plenty of space for these treasures. They reluctantly agreed, and when Matzke returned the next week to paint and finish the job, the heads were gone.

“It looked beautiful, like a totally different space,” she says.

Matzke arranged to have a friend go take pictures of the home a few days later so she would have photos for her portfolio. But when the photos arrived in her email, Matzke made a horrific discovery: “The first photo I opened, there was that giant moose head again!”

Nightmare Décor

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Photo credit: Shell Brodnax, Real Estate Staging Association

In this age of DIY reality shows, many people fancy themselves as amateur home stagers, says Shell Brodnax, CEO of the Real Estate Staging Association.

“We love HGTV, and they’ve definitely shined a light on staging,” she says. “But it also leads homeowners to believe they can do stuff on their own. But, like anything else, you need a professional to make it look professional.”

Brodnax has seen some truly frightening faux pas as a stager — forlorn tableaus like card tables set up in the middle of empty rooms, or armchairs and throw blankets stuffed into awkward spaces.

Or this head scratcher: “I saw one where people just put a pile of throw pillows on the floor. We’re not sure why, but it was bad,” she says.

Don’t leave staging to hobbyists, she cautions. Instead, collect bids from at least three stagers, check out their professional portfolios, and call references. Even in the staging world, you get what you pay for.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jessica Santina is a freelance writer, editor and contributor to the mortgage and home buying channel at MoneyGeek.com. She is an award-winning arts and culture, travel, food, and lifestyle writer and blogger whose work has been published in numerous local and regional publications.

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