April Ozdych's Blog

Posted on 06/28/2020
Can You Sell Your Residence in One Day?
How a home seller approaches the real estate market may dictate his or her success. For example, if a seller allocates time and resources to learn about the property selling journey, he or she may be able to plan ahead and sell a house in a single day. On the other hand, a seller who fails to showcase his...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Tips for a Well-Groomed Dog
Image by Autri Taheri from Unsplash Keeping dogs well-groomed is an important part of helping them stay healthy and happy. The amount of grooming your dogs need depends on certain factors, such as the kind of coat they have or whether or not they tend to roll around in dirt or mud. The following grooming tips can help...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
What are Unpermitted Additions?
Image by Sue Smith from Shutterstock House owners frequently remodel, upgrade, or otherwise make changes in their homes for which they do not secure a permit. While some changes do not require permitting, others do. The challenge comes when you attempt to sell the home. You may run into a problem when a buyer makes an offer on...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Financing Repairs on Your Fixer Upper
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay If you're hoping to make some major changes to your home, you're likely interested in the types (and terms) of financing available to you. The 203k loan was designed to give homeowners an attractive interest rate, so they'd be more likely to upgrade and modernize their homes. However, it's not available to...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Step-Up Basis and How It Can Pertain to Real Estate
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
The Hidden Costs of Buying a Foreclosure
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock An active housing market has reduced the number of foreclosed homes in inventory, but there will always be foreclosed homes available to purchase. Many buyers are not aware of what to expect when purchasing a foreclosure. Here are some home truths about buying a distressed home. You’re not always getting a deal....
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Posted on 05/19/2020
Another Property Rented - 747 Channing St, Ferndale, MI 48220
Very nice open floor plan ranch close to downtown Ferndale and easy access to all area freeways. Private Fenced bard yard and nicely landscaped front yard. All appliances included, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer. Basement is large and open and very clean for great storage and added living space. Home is very bright with great natural light and features a large eat in kitchen with opening to living room. Clean and ready for a new tenant to enjoy! Sorry, this property owner does not accept Section 8 and does not allow...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Moving to a Larger Home: Are You Ready for It?
Image by Konstantin L from Shutterstock After living in a small apartment or crowded house, you might be dreaming of having more space, a bigger closet, or just one more bathroom to ease the clutter and closeness. When is a larger home the answer? Before making the leap to more square footage, consider all the factors that fill...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Sweet But Healthful: Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels Looking for a healthful treat? One that will keep you energized when you need a boost? Or a treat for the kids to replace sweets or cookies? These scrumptious Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars might be just what you're looking for. Great for travel, camping or giving to friends and co-workers, they...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your Residence?
If you list your home and fail to stir up interest in it, there is no reason to panic. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to ensure your house consistently garners homebuyers' attention. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you showcase your home to dozens of prospective buyers. 1. Bolster Your House's Curb...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Negotiating a Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay With a mortgage, a buyer is applying for financing to purchase the property in its entirety. They're relying on their credit and assets for approval before assuming responsibility of the full property. In a land contract, you're cutting out the need for a formal lender and relying on the seller to approve or...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Decorating with Dark Colors -- Without Making Your Home Look Gloomy
Photo by Media Design and Media Publishing via Pixabay Dark colors can be striking in any home, but too many darks can make your home seem gloomy and depressing. Fortunately, simple changes and choices can help you create a space with a dark palette that is attention-getting, not depressing. Lighting Matters Lighting at various levels matters for any...
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