Thursday, September 10, 2015


Spring is always a good time to be on the market as a home seller.  Buyers are plenty--fed up with the snows and cold of winter--and many other home sellers (your competition) wait too long to get their homes on the market.  They think their home looks better when the lawn is mowed, the trees have leaved out and the flowers are blooming (June).  While that is arguably true, remember that you don't have to compete with how your lawn looks at its best, you have to compete with how other lawns look when you are on the market!  So . . . don't wait till all the snow and mud are gone (they're not gone from your competition either), get on the market early!  By the first of March at the latest, earlier if February blesses us with a good thaw.

With that in mind, now is the time to prepare for a sale early next year.  The following article from Homes. com provides some good suggestions . . .

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Any "Best" list should be taken with a grain of salt.  There's always a point of view behind the list and chances are . . . that point of view is different than yours.  Still, it can be interesting to peruse.  I ran across this one this morning and found it interesting and humorous.  Worth the time it took to read.  Click on the link below and scroll through the list from 50 to 1.  If you can help it, don't cheat by flipping to the end.

Thursday, May 29, 2014


JUST REDUCED TO $359,000!  Country estate on 26 rolling acres just minutes south of Schoolcraft. Mostly wooded land with some pasture and field, great for hunting deer & turkey. Currently set up for horses, dogs & just about any other livestock you want to keep with 36x52 Morton building, fenced pasture and antique, restored windmill. Home is an extensively updated walkout Cape Cod with over 3000 s.f. of living space. Great open floor plan with granite kitchen and great views. New foam backed siding and 50 yr roof installed in 2010; main floor master suite and kitchen remodeled in 2001; new well pump and holding tank. Extras all over the place! Two additional barns (24x40 & 24x32), 24x24 garage w/ finished attic storage, log play house for the kids, screened gazebo and 16x32 in-ground pool, raised deck off the dining area & master BR. Morton building has 3 horse stalls with 1200 bale hayloft (with drop doors to stalls!) & large kennel area (had operated as dog boarding business w/ 22 kennels—heated tile floors and ERV system!).  Schools can be either Three Rivers or Schoolcraft--via School of Choice. Open 2-4 Sunday June 1.  Call Jared with any questions 269-488-0236.


Check out these ideas for sprucing up your deck from House Logic.  Also, great tips on cleaning your deck.  Click on the link below or the title above.

Friday, March 28, 2014


Beautiful new, ready-to-move-into 2-story in Prairie Oaks with double staircases, great natural lighting and a wonderful, family floor plan. Main level includes: 2-story atrium entrance with Travertine flooring and French doors to den; 2-story great room with fireplace—open to spacious kitchen with 2 pantries, center island and bay-alcove breakfast nook; large formal dining; powder room and dedicated mud room with built-in bench.  Great room, kitchen and formal dining flooring are Asian Teak.  All bedrooms are on the upper level and have private bath access--master, princess and Jack n Jill.  The luxurious master suite includes bay alcove sitting area and huge bath area featuring heated marble flooring, double vanity, whirlpool, tiled shower with pebble floor and bonus room usable as additional closet space, workout room or meditation/quiet area. This is a “Fine Building by Tiefenthal" showcase with incredible attention to detail. Impeccable trim work, granite countertops w/ full marble backsplash in the kitchen; deep tray ceilings in the Great Rm and master BR; TV wiring buried in 2 places in the Great Rm alcove; foam and cellulose insulation in the walls for energy efficiency and sound-proofing--notice how quiet it is! Lawn is seeded & includes underground sprinkling. Basement is plumbed for full bath, all walls are framed and insulated. 3 car, side load garage has insulated overhead doors and large storage closet. 

For more information or a private viewing, call Jared Arnold at 269-488-0236.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Spring time is a great time to get light into your home.  As tree's leaves begin to fill in, less natural light will make its way into your home.  So get the most out of your interior lighting by cleaning up!  Click on the title above to read a helpful article from House Logic.