$360,000 :: 4141 DIXIANA CRT, Rochester MI, 48306

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,350 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,117 sq ft
Added: 09/28/17, Last Updated: 11/15/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21373536
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Tract: THE CROSSINGS SUB NO 3
Status: Sold

Beautiful updated home in The Crossings. This home is situated on a quiet court and enjoys a private yard. The location provides all the amenities you could want – award winning schools, parks and trails, easy access to I-75 and Adams corridor. Add to that the community pool, playground, tennis courts and basketball court and you’ll never want to go far from home.Original owners have not just maintained the home, they had upgraded it! Granite countertops, subway tile and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Brand new flooring throughout including wide plank Brazilian cherry hardwood floor. New aluminum clad windows and new 3 dimensional roof with 30 year transferrable warranty. New a/c and new front door. Lighting fixtures updated and freshly painted.Floor plan enjoys double height ceilings in dining and living room and vaulted ceiling in master bedroom.Schedule your viewing today!Washer & Dryer excluded

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$126,000 :: 554 TENNYSON, Rochester Hills MI, 48307

2 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 1,402 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 11/14/17, Last Updated: 11/14/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 406832
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Status: Sold

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$667,500 :: 1110 RIDGEWAY DR, Rochester MI, 48307

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5 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,822 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,117 sq ft
Added: 08/10/17, Last Updated: 11/14/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21353974
Community: Rochester (63152)
Tract: STONY POINTE SUB NO 2
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/11/2017 by 3%
Status: Sold

Crown jewel of Rochester in the prestigious Stony Pointe Subdivision -the meticulously maintained and completely updated FIVE BEDROOM brick Colonial Luxury dream home. Surrounded by Resort Quality landscape and professionally designed and constructed private backyard oasis that includes NEW, no maintenance, raised concrete loggia for outdoor dining with brick pillars, spiral staircase and iron rail, overlooking the inground heated gunite pool and stone waterfall, and above a covered entertaining space below. Inside the doors of the WALKOUT BASEMENT, the home’s second complete living space with a SECOND FULL KITCHEN fitted with stainless steel appliances, a guest suite, with an updated full bath, entertaining space, recreation room, 2nd LAUNDRY ROOM and still plenty of storage. Upstairs a renovated kitchen with granite counter-tops and island, stainless steel appliances. Pristine luxury living within walking distance to downtown Rochester, and in award winning Rochester School District.

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$1,105,000 :: 3901 W TIENKEN RD, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 6 baths
Home size: 4,247 sq ft
Lot Size: 142,005 sq ft
Added: 08/26/17, Last Updated: 11/13/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21361501
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Status: Sold

Exquisite 3+ acre Private Country Estate in the heart of it all that includes a remodeled and very charming guest house with another garage. Amazing piece of property with gorgeous mature trees that boast brilliant color in the fall, hand built rock walls, master gardener landscaping, brick pavers, and stunning fenced in ground pool with hot tub. Top grade updates and finishes including new main furnace, painting, new gutters, kids’ play structure, whole house generator, insulation throughout, lifetime warranty on finished waterproofed basement, radiant flooring over garage-side crawlspace, new pool equipment, new sewer line hookup. Heated garage with Doggie Shower, gas line for grill. 100 year old barn w/rock climbing wall, golf practice range, basketball court, and space for 5 horse stalls. So much more! Please allow 48 hour notice to show.

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$1,105,000 :: 3901 W TIENKEN RD, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 6 baths
Home size: 4,247 sq ft
Lot Size: 142,005 sq ft
Added: 08/26/17, Last Updated: 11/13/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21361501
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Status: Sold

Exquisite 3+ acre Private Country Estate in the heart of it all that includes a remodeled and very charming guest house with another garage. Amazing piece of property with gorgeous mature trees that boast brilliant color in the fall, hand built rock walls, master gardener landscaping, brick pavers, and stunning fenced in ground pool with hot tub. Top grade updates and finishes including new main furnace, painting, new gutters, kids’ play structure, whole house generator, insulation throughout, lifetime warranty on finished waterproofed basement, radiant flooring over garage-side crawlspace, new pool equipment, new sewer line hookup. Heated garage with Doggie Shower, gas line for grill. 100 year old barn w/rock climbing wall, golf practice range, basketball court, and space for 5 horse stalls. So much more! Please allow 48 hour notice to show.

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View the Possibilities With Virtual Staging

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By Brian Balduf, VHT Studios

Appealing to home buyers is all about making that emotional connection. Smart marketers know emotions trump other factors, especially when you hear buyers say the listing “just feels right.” They may be searching for a new house, but they’re envisioning their next home.

Buyers’ emotional experience while home shopping is heightened even more by stunning real estate photography that is the attention-grabber in the age of Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Houzz.

Breathtaking photographs and video stir buyers’ emotions and imaginations and prompt dreams about how they’ll live in that home.

New virtual staging tools go even one step further. Virtual staging makes a listing stand out and allows buyers to visualize their dreams – not only in their minds – but on their monitors or mobile devices.

When marketing to those buyers, virtual staging allows real estate professionals to present the rooms of a listing in many styles and functions, enabling agents to reach the widest audience possible by appealing to myriad tastes and lifestyle needs.

Virtual Staging blows up the current one-size-fits-all listing model and gives real estate pros far greater flexibility in customizing a listing to the desires and expectations of their perceived audiences.

It starts with high quality photographs, the standard for showing how a home is currently furnished and decorated today for its current owner. Virtual staging tools inserted into or enhancing those photographs amp up the features of a listing and showcase why each room is a great space and how it can be used, whether the prospective owner is a workout enthusiast, a craft hobbyist, or a new parent.

Also, virtual staging eliminates the expense of renting furnishings or hiring traditional stagers, while allowing buyers to mentally prepare how they can live in their prospective home.

Virtual staging helps buyers look beyond the stark, off-putting appearance of a vacant room. It also presents decorating options that enhance, for instance, a living room containing worn carpeting and outdated furniture that could leave a bad impression.

Virtual staging presents a property’s potential and can attract and interest different audiences with a variety of lifestyles.

See for yourself how virtual staging was used successfully by Robert Pribyl and Bernadette Ray, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group in Chicago. Robert says they took advantage of virtual staging’s flexibility for a vacant and fully remodeled 130-year old house in the trendy Logan Square neighborhood.

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“This neighborhood is very hot. It’s become a magnet for millennials and high-net worth investors, so we needed to showcase how single professionals or families with different needs might live in the home,” Pribyl says. “I like the modern furniture that buyers see in the living room – it fits the style of the buyers I’m trying to attract. The home looks more appealing to buyers when they can see select rooms that are furnished.

They used virtual staging to showcase how a bedroom might appeal, for instance, to a young couple with a newborn. They also transformed that same vacant bedroom into an office and an exercise room for a young entrepreneur or a workout enthusiast.

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In the finished basement, virtual staging allowed the duo to show the space’s potential as a child’s playroom and man-cave for TV sports fans and game lovers.

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In just four weeks after installing virtual photographs, they received multiple offers on the listing, and as of this writing, they were in negotiations with potential buyers.

Virtual staging opens many real estate marketing options which up until now have been impossible to deploy. There are now unlimited ways to present a room’s functions or decor through virtual tools.

Real estate professionals are also applying flexibility to how they use virtually staged photographs. In addition to websites, advertising and brochures, agents are using enlarged virtually staged photographs that depict multiple room functions and placing them on easels in each room of their listings. This allows buyers to instantly recall the virtually staged home they viewed online, as well as to envision the many possibilities.

Also, consider these other virtual tools that can solve common headaches that real estate professionals have had to work through over the years:

  • Virtual paint is helpful when walls need a fresh coat of paint or when dated wallpaper needs a makeover.
  • Virtual declutter removes mementos and personal effects that may be cherished by the owner but are distractions to buyers.
  • And virtual twilight wows buyers and with warm, romantic, and welcoming exterior views that appeared to be photographed at dusk.

Here’s another example of a virtually staged living space at a listing in Rosemont, Ill. See how the space has been configured to appeal to different style preferences.

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Don’t Try This at Home!

Some digital photography pros may be tempted to hire a Photoshop hobbyist to digitally alter photos with virtual enhancements. Having great Photoshop skills doesn’t guarantee beautiful virtual staging.

Installing a virtual couch into a photograph and hitting “Sharpen My Image” may do more harm than good to a vacant room. Often the end result looks like the old Colorforms stickers we played with as kids.

Experienced virtual stagers are studio and image specialists who have composition skills in real estate photography and know how to blend multiple exposures in which lighting, window views, and details are merged to create the final composite photography.

They also understand perspective, shadows, and size in relation to room dimensions.

We advocate trusting your visual marketing to a pro, just as real estate brokers advocate to their clients.

The newest visual marketing tools are proof that real estate marketing is no longer a one-size-fits-all proposition. Smart professionals are adopting these tools to reach a much wider audience, to make a greater first impression on potential buyers, and sell homes faster and at the best price.

Brian BaldufABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian Balduf, CEO, chairman and co-founder of VHT Studios, has built the Rosemont, Ill.-based firm into the nation’s largest real estate photography and image management services company. Since he co-founded the company in 1998, VHT Studios has helped more than 200,000 real estate professionals sell more than $200 billion in properties through its nationwide network of hundreds of photographers and image specialists. Delivering to real estate professionals their most powerful selling tools – high quality photography and video – Balduf has worked to ensure their properties get seen more, sell faster and at the highest price. For more information, visit VHT.com, The VHT Studios Blog or find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

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$206,500 :: 670 LONGFORD, Rochester Hills MI, 48309

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,391 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 11/11/17, Last Updated: 11/11/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 676863
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Status: Sold

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$206,500 :: 670 LONGFORD, Rochester Hills MI, 48309

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,391 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 11/11/17, Last Updated: 11/11/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 676863
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Status: Sold

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$249,900 :: 2049 WALTON Boulevard, Rochester Hills MI, 48309

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,202 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,037 sq ft
Added: 11/10/17, Last Updated: 11/10/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217101476
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: STRATFORD KNOLLS NO 2
Status: Active

Get the most bang for your buck in a desirable area of Rochester Hills! Great curb appeal with freshly painted siding, trim & front porch (2017), mature trees and well-attended landscaping. Indoor-outdoor living with a screened-in patio off the family room. Many updates, features include refinished original hardwood floors on the main level and master bedroom (2016), updated kitchen (2015) with granite counters, beautiful tile back-splash and new stainless-steel appliances (2016). There is a formal dining room, large living room and cozy family room, complete with a gas fireplace. Master bedroom features a completely renovated bathroom (2016). The other bedrooms have hardwood floors under the carpet. Updated lighting throughout the home. Hall bathroom is spacious and neutral. Plenty of storage throughout the home. This beautiful, distinctive home is just waiting for you to make the move!

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$105,000 :: 1921 CARTER RD, Rochester Hills MI, 48306-4503

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0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 25,264 sq ft
Added: 07/20/17, Last Updated: 11/10/17
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 21342397
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: WINKLER MILL ESTATES NO 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/21/2017 by 4%
Status: Sold

Begin making memories here! Build your dream home on this 0.58 acre lot on beautiful Carter Rd. in Winkler Mill Estates Subdivision. Enjoy country living in the city!

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