A Barefoot Fantasia Barrino Sings Soulful Tribute At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

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$310,000 :: 251 MARMOOR, ROCHESTER HILLS MI, 48309

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3 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 1,883 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 07/12/18, Last Updated: 08/30/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 58031353429
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: SARGENTS CROSSING OCCPN 501
Status: Sold

Lovely 3 bdrm 2.1bth condo located in a serene and private area of Rochester Hills, enjoy nature and wildlife from your deck with an automatic awning, Master suite has cathedral ceilings, wic, jetted tub, separate toilet, updates include windows, granite in kitchen and lavatory, hdwd flrs, furnace, Hwt, a/c, and more. Gas fireplace in great room, first flr laundry, attached garage, basement, this place has so much to offer.

Listed with Isles Realty, Inc


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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$310,000 :: 251 MARMOOR, ROCHESTER HILLS MI, 48309

Property Photo

3 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 1,883 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 07/12/18, Last Updated: 08/30/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 58031353429
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: SARGENTS CROSSING OCCPN 501
Status: Sold

Lovely 3 bdrm 2.1bth condo located in a serene and private area of Rochester Hills, enjoy nature and wildlife from your deck with an automatic awning, Master suite has cathedral ceilings, wic, jetted tub, separate toilet, updates include windows, granite in kitchen and lavatory, hdwd flrs, furnace, Hwt, a/c, and more. Gas fireplace in great room, first flr laundry, attached garage, basement, this place has so much to offer.

Listed with Isles Realty, Inc


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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Detroit To Shut Off Drinking Water At All Public Schools Because Of Contamination

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Taylor Swift Honors Aretha Franklin With Moment Of Silence At Detroit Gig

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$425,000 :: 1695 FORESTHILL DR, Rochester Hills MI, 48306-3120

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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 2,826 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 07/24/18, Last Updated: 08/28/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21478852
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: NORTH FAIRVIEW FARMS NO 7
Status: Sold

Handsome, updated home in lovely North Fairview Farms subdivision. This home has been well maintained and has updates galore! A 2-story foyer welcomes you in w/. newer hardwood floors throughout most of the first level. As you walk through the inviting dining room where you?ll hold meals & gatherings, you pass the butler?s pantry into the updated kitchen (2008) w/. stainless appliances & granite counter tops. Off the kitchen is a huge screened porch to enjoy morning coffee. The cozy family room shares a 2-way gas fireplace with the study. As you head upstairs, you?ll notice the freshly cleaned carpets, fresh paint & updated baths w/. new fixtures, cabinets, quartz, & tile (2010). Furnace (2012), Pella Windows (2008), 100-yr Metal Roof (2007), Gutters & Gutter Guards (2017), AC (2016) HWH (2012),Full House Generator (2013) . Adams High, Van Hoosen Middle, & Brewster Elem

Listed with Real Living Kee Realty


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5 Email Subject Lines Clients Won’t Click

Be careful of these common gaffes when sending out a marketing message, and make sure you’re being as relevant to your subscribers as possible.

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$340,000 :: 1261 E Horseshoe, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,428 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,632 sq ft
Added: 08/27/18, Last Updated: 08/27/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31358239
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: Fairview Farms
Status: Active

Welcome home to a newly updated colonial in the hills of Rochester. Move in ready, four large bedrooms. Master bedroom has huge walk-in closet along with a fireplace and large master bath. So many updates which include completely vinyl sided 2008, new windows 2010, new chimney 2014, living room floor 2013, furnace & air 2016, HWT 2017, new carpet in bedrooms 2018, updated kitchen 2018. Both second floor bathrooms completely updated 2018. New pergo flooring in kitchen & dining room 2018, new carpet in family 2018. Large deck off the kitchen for your outdoor entertaining. This is a must see home!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Lakeside


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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Staged to Sell: A Fixer Upper to Show Stopper

Home stager: Justin M. Riordan, founder of Spade and Archer Design Agency, with offices in Portland, Ore., and Seattle

The home: This Portland, Ore., home was a “complete and total fixer,” Riordan says. But it wasn’t anything that some savvy staging couldn’t fix. The 3,180-square-foot home was built in 1906 and features five bedrooms, 3.5 baths. It’s listed for $875,000.

Riordan’s Staging Tips:

Photo Credit: Justin Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency

  1. When staging a home, stick with neutral rugs with little to no pattern. This will keep the the rugs from distracting from the house itself.

Photo Credit: Justin Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency

2. Mix styles because not everybody loves modern or Victorian or vintage. By having an eclectic mix of styles in each room, the staging can appeal a little bit to each person.

Photo Credit: Justin Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency

3. Use color blocking. By assigning a single color to each room, buyers will have a way to discuss each room. This house has a green bedroom, a pink bedroom, a grey bedroom, and a brown bedroom. When the buyer say, “I think Sally should have the pink bedroom,” the other buyer will understand immediately which room they were talking about.

Have a home you recently staged that you’d like to show off here at Styled Staged & Sold? Submit your staging photos for consideration, along with three to five of your best spruce-up tips. Contact Melissa Dittmann Tracey at mtracey@realtors.org.

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Staged to Sell: A Fixer Upper to Show Stopper

Home stager: Justin M. Riordan, founder of Spade and Archer Design Agency, with offices in Portland, Ore., and Seattle

The home: This Portland, Ore., home was a “complete and total fixer,” Riordan says. But it wasn’t anything that some savvy staging couldn’t fix. The 3,180-square-foot home was built in 1906 and features five bedrooms, 3.5 baths. It’s listed for $875,000.

Riordan’s Staging Tips:

Photo Credit: Justin Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency

  1. When staging a home, stick with neutral rugs with little to no pattern. This will keep the the rugs from distracting from the house itself.

Photo Credit: Justin Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency

2. Mix styles because not everybody loves modern or Victorian or vintage. By having an eclectic mix of styles in each room, the staging can appeal a little bit to each person.

Photo Credit: Justin Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency

3. Use color blocking. By assigning a single color to each room, buyers will have a way to discuss each room. This house has a green bedroom, a pink bedroom, a grey bedroom, and a brown bedroom. When the buyer say, “I think Sally should have the pink bedroom,” the other buyer will understand immediately which room they were talking about.

Have a home you recently staged that you’d like to show off here at Styled Staged & Sold? Submit your staging photos for consideration, along with three to five of your best spruce-up tips. Contact Melissa Dittmann Tracey at mtracey@realtors.org.

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