Job Growth Strongest in West, South

Employment numbers help to buoy housing markets, and in these regions, single-family home construction is increasing as well.

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Fewer Commercial Deals Will Need Appraisals

Under a new federal provision, commercial property sales of $500,000 or less are exempt from the appraisal requirement.

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Despite Buyer Demand, Contract Signings Fall

Healthy economic conditions may be sparking demand for home purchases, but lack of inventory is keeping buyers from being able to sign sales…

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CFPB Fixes ‘Black Hole’ in Mortgage Rules

The agency has issued an amendment to the Know Before You Owe rules, attempting to provide greater clarity to borrowers when it comes to…

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Affordable Cities Luring the Most Millennials

Millennials accounted for the highest share of home purchases last year compared to any other age group. Find out the places they’re calling…

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3 Ways to Beat Your Competition

With a tight market this spring, competition for listings and buyers will be fiercer among real estate professionals. So how can you show clients…

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Hot Home Trend: Stylish Cowhide

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By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

From rustic to modern to even the most luxurious interiors, homeowners are sprucing up their spaces with cowhide. Cowhide rugs have seen one of the biggest jumps in Google searches on home design trends over the last decade, according to Digital Third Coast’s latest design trends study, based on search engine results.

There are many types of cowhide to choose from, such as solid colored, cuvy shaped ones to black and white cowhide to ones with brown accents. The brown accent cowhides can be more subtle when used up against hardwoods or brown leather furnishings. The black and white cowhides, meanwhile, are for the wishing to make a bigger statement.

Where should you add a cowhide? Here are a few ideas to show how the trend is being used in home design.

FURNISHINGS: A cowhide accent chair or ottoman can create a focal point in a space.

RUGS: A curvy cowhide rug under a coffee table in the living room can help anchor a space. Designers say the cowhide even helps “loosen up” an otherwise perfectly symmetrical balanced space.

ACCESSORIES: Cowhide accessories can also make an impact, such as cowhide patterned throw pillows or cowhide print blanket to dress up a brown or black sofa.

One thing to add with this trend: Don’t overdo it. You don’t need a lot of cowhide to make a statement.

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$324,900 :: 38033 Terra Mar Street, Harrison Township MI, 48045

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,750 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 03/09/18, Last Updated: 04/30/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31341854
Community: Harrison Twp (50015)
Tract: Point Rosa
Status: Sold

Beautiful move in ready 3 bedroom open concept waterfront brick ranch. This home is on one of deepest and largest canals in Harrison Township. Professionally landscaped with 3 (yes 3) patios. Hot tub on 1 of the 3 patios, which is such a pleasure to sit in on a clear night and enjoy the stars. Shed in back has been converted to a tiki bar w/electricity and cable. Updates over recent years include new concrete driveway, roof, windows, furnace, AC, granite kitchen with oak cabinets, granite and updated full bath, original oak hardwood floors in all bedrooms. Closet organizers in each bedroom closet, marble window sills. Brand new vinyl plank flooring in living room. Minimal annual association fee includes canal weed treatment, navigation buoys, and other canal maintenance as needed to ensure a smooth short boat ride to Lake Saint Clair. Very clean & ready to move in.

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-Shelby


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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$324,900 :: 38033 TERRA MAR STREET, HARRISON Township MI, 48045

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3 beds, 1.1 baths
Home size: 1,750 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 03/09/18, Last Updated: 04/30/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031341854
Community: Harrison Twp
Tract: POINT ROSA
Status: Sold

Beautiful move in ready 3 bedroom open concept waterfront brick ranch. This home is on one of deepest and largest canals in Harrison Township. Professionally landscaped with 3 (yes 3) patios. Hot tub on 1 of the 3 patios, which is such a pleasure to sit in on a clear night and enjoy the stars. Shed in back has been converted to a tiki bar w/electricity and cable. Updates over recent years include new concrete driveway, roof, windows, furnace, AC, granite kitchen with oak cabinets, granite and updated full bath, original oak hardwood floors in all bedrooms. Closet organizers in each bedroom closet, marble window sills. Brand new vinyl plank flooring in living room. Minimal annual association fee includes canal weed treatment, navigation buoys, and other canal maintenance as needed to ensure a smooth short boat ride to Lake Saint Clair. Very clean & ready to move in.

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-Shelby


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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$309,900 :: 37874 MAST, HARRISON Township MI, 48045

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,475 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 04/30/18, Last Updated: 04/30/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031345924
Community: Harrison Twp
Tract: MALLASTS SUB 1
Status: Active

MOVE-IN READY!!! Beautifully updated 2475 sq ft on the water!!! See the lake from the front porch. New 8K lb boat hoist 2017, new electrical panel, new fixtures throughout, fresh paint and crown molding, many large closets, tons of storage, seawall in great shape, garage wired for 220, quiet safe neighborhood on dead-end street. Street newly paved! Upstairs bedrooms to be painted this week.

Listed with RE/MAX Advisors


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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