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Increase Property Value by Avoiding These Landscape Blunders

Everyone knows the importance of making a good first impression. It’s no different when it comes to your home’s curb appeal, which refers to your property’s overall appearance from the street.

To make your home’s “frosting” as appealing as possible, you’ll definitely want to think about planting stunning blooms and making sure your landscaping is well manicured and maintained. Implementing a long-term landscaping plan can help increase your property value when it comes time to sell.

When you go to plant, make sure to avoid the below common landscaping mistakes that homeowners make when planting trees and shrubs.

First, avoid planting invasive tree species. Some such species, like bamboo, grow quickly and actually push out native plants, which does tremendous damage to an area’s biodiversity.

Another no-no is planting too much and too close together. When too many trees and plants are crammed together, the greenery doesn’t have enough space to grow bigger, stronger, or healthier. While aesthetically this could look good for the first few years, the plants will eventually mature and fight each other for light and nutrients. So, unless you want a property covered in dead leaves and branches, it’s best to save your coins and plant less.

When planting anything, you’ll want to make sure you’re not too close to home. This, professionals warn, is a nightmare in the making. Trees planted too close to the home will, over time, get woody and grow too close, which will bring bugs and moisture inside. The resulting dampness could actually lead to rot inside your house, and the tree’s big roots could damage your property’s foundation or basement.

When it comes to planting and maintaining your home’s green exterior, do your research and exercise restraint. While trees and shrubs certainly boost your home’s value and curb appeal, some green mistakes could cost you.

Classic 4 BR Colonial For Sale In Southfield

Great Location!

21310 Glenmorra St.
Southfield, MI 48076

 

Welcome Home! This four bedroom colonial is located in Mount Vernon Sub on a dead end, little traveled and quiet street. Featuring a great eat-in kitchen that open into the spacious family room with a natural wood burning fireplace. Living room with large windows and wood flooring that opens into the formal dining area. Upper level bedrooms including a cozy master bedroom with full bath. Full basement, attached garage, fenced yard and much more!!

| 4 Bedroom | 1898 SQFT | $239,900 |

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Great Ranch Style Home For Sale In Warren

Perfect 1st Time Home Buyer Or Investment Property

11291 Lozier Ave.
Warren, MI 48089

 

Great ranch home for first time home buyer or investment property. Septic replaced in 2016 and newer hot water tank. Schedule your appointment today and be on your way!

| 2 Bedroom | 720 SQFT | $52,900 |

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Beautiful Lake Front Home In White Lake, MI!

Beautiful Lake Front Home!

10785 Oxbow Lakeshore Dr.
White Lake, MI 48386

 

Lakefront, located on private all-sports Oxbow Lake. This unique home boasts over 7200 square feet of livable lake living. Each of the three levels provides panoramic views of the lake. Main level has open floor plan allowing access to the large island serving kitchen, living room, and adjoining sun room. Home features two spacious and private guest/in-law suites. The master suite has steam shower, jetted tub and private access stairs to the study directly above. For those in a hurry, there is a fireman's pole from the upper to the entry level! Lower level has it's own living room with fireplace (one of 4 in the home) and a door wall leading directly out to the shaded patio. Home gym, game room, maybe a home office, the lower lever provides ample finished space for whatever you choose. Lakeside, landscaping features a beautiful waterfall descending from the house to the lake providing a most impressive view. Truly a must see home!

| 5 Bedroom | 4801 SQFT | $769,900 |

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**PRICE REDUCED** HUD Home For Sale In Historic Seminole Hills!

HUD  Listing

170 Cherokee Rd.
Pontiac, MI 48341

 

WELCOME HOME TO THIS 2 BEDROOM AND 2 BATH RANCH LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC SEMINOLE HILLS. THIS ADORABLE RANCH STYLE HOME IS MOVE IN READY AND FEATURES KITCHEN WITH APPLIANCES. SPACIOUS BACKYARD. EASY ACCESS TO MAIN HIGHWAYS WITH PLENTY OF SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS.ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE, BUYER/BUYER'S AGENT TO VERIFY ALL INFORMATION. Buyer accountable for cost/coordination of inspection if needed. Buyer to select closing agent/firm. 203K eligible subject to an FHA appraisal. FHA case #261-871524. FHA insurable code:IE. Repair escrow $1000, CALL AGENT TODAY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT TO SEE THIS PROPERTY.

| 1479 SQFT | $99,000 |

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Ray Twp. HUD Home For Sale On 26 Mile Rd.

HUD HOME

23075 26 Mile Rd.
Ray Twp. MI 48096

 

WOW CHECK THIS ONE OUT , SUPER SHARP AND NICE HOME , GREAT UPDATED KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS AND PREMIUM CABINETS, NEWER FLOORING, BATHROOMS ARE ALSO UPDATED AND SHARP, GREAT LARGE LOT AND ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE THIS IS ALMOST TURN KEY MOVE IN READY, GREAT HOME, GREAT LOCATION AND GREAT PRICE MAKES THIS ONE A WINNER WINNER, BRING YOUR DEPOSIT CHECK YOU'LL NEED IT. HUD homes sold as is.

| 1,232 SQFT | $170,000 |

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What Is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2019 occurs on Monday, May 27. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Early Observances of Memorial Day

The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s, Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers. Did you know? Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo—which first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags

Decoration Day

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance later that month. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle. On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Many Northern states held similar commemorative events and reprised the tradition in subsequent years; by 1890 each one had made Decoration Day an official state holiday. Southern states, on the other hand, continued to honor their dead on separate days until after World War I.

History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.

For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Memorial Day Traditions

Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some people wear a red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war—a tradition that began with a World War I poem. On a less somber note, many people take weekend trips or throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because it unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

**Price Reduced - Kitchen Updated**

Custome Built Brick Ranch

6084 Adams Ct.
Washington Twp. MI 48094

 

**Price Reduced - Kitchen Updated In May!** Original Owner, custom built brick ranch home on a cul-de-sac in Washington Pointe. Open floor plan w/soaring ceilings. Features a huge updated gourmet kitchen w/Frigidaire Gallery series appliances including dual convection double oven, french door refrig, cherry island, spacious dining area. MB has his/her California custom WICs. Luxurious master bath w/jetted tub & extra-large walk-in shower. GR boasts 2-way fireplace which leads to the covered outdoor terrace. The terrace is ceramic tiled w/ hardwood ceilings & fans. All BRs have WICs with 8' doors. Separate laundry w/built-in LaFata cabinets. Daylight basement w/ extra wide staircase, 10' ceilings, prepped for a 4th bath/2nd kitchen/bar. 3 car side entry garage. Professionally landscaped, sprinklers, & 15 Seer A/C system. Minutes to Stony Creek Metro park, restaurants, & shopping.

| 3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath | 3254 SQFT | $534,900 |

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Great Home In Cherokee Hills!

214 Oshawa Cir.
Waterford, MI 48328

 

A fantastic opportunity in Cherokee Hills sub! This fully remodeled home is turn key ready for your family! The home boasts a contemporary palate of soft grey throughout. The new cabinets, counters and appliances make the kitchen a center piece to be proud of! The adjacent family room has a natural fireplace to take the chill off and a large double door that opens onto your spacious deck. There is plenty of living and entertainment space here! The large living room and dining room make up the rest of the main floor. Upstairs you will find three large bedrooms with large closets and a completely remodeled bathroom. The master bedroom has a large walkthrough closet and private full bath, as well as a balcony for your morning coffee. Finally, there is a partially finished basement for additional relaxation and entertainment needs along with another remodeled lavatory.

| 3 Bedroom/2 Full Bath/2 Half Baths | 1588 SQFT | $225,000 |

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Completely Updated - Great Location!

A Turn Key Home With Style!

204 Grant St.
Holly, MI 48442

 

A turn key home with style! Recently remodeled with several modern amenities such as two full baths, granite countertops, new appliances, new flooring with a tasteful contemporary color palette. The first floor has an open floor plan while retaining much of the original design characteristics that give this home charm! A partially finished basement offers storage and additional living space. The garage has room for additional storage and a mechanics pit! Close to downtown Holly and all of the charm it offers!

| 3 Bedroom/2 Full Bath | 1118 SQFT | $179,9000 |

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