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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Granny's Attic Sale this weekend

The annual Granny's Attic Sale is this weekend at the Milford Historical Museum at 124 E. Commerce St in Milford, Michigan. This is always a favorite with folks coming to downtown Milford for the annual Sidewalk Sale that will also be going on. I think our sale has actually been going on longer than the sidewalk sale.

There are always treasures to be found at the Granny's Attic Sale because we not only get donations from Historical Society members and local residents, but we have tings that were left over from estate sales throughout the year. I've posted a few picture on our Milford Historical Society Web site. Be sure to click on Granny's Attic Sale to be taken to our News and Information page.

The sale is both Friday and Saturday from 9 AM until 4 PM on the grounds of the Museum. Get there early for the best selection. Carolyn and I have several Middle Eastern brass and copper trays like the one pictured on the web site that we brought back from our two year stay in Iran in the late 60's (before the revolution).

There are several nice pieces of furniture and lots of unique and unusual items. Maybe I'll see you there.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Open House this Sunday - July 1, 2018

I will be holding open the wonderful new listing that I wrote about (see post below this one) on Cooley Lake Road this Sunday, July 1 from 1 -3 PM. Come on out and see what luxurious county living is all about. This house won't disappoint.

To get a preview, watch the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF-GykJpXMg

I hope I see you there. I'll have some fresh cookies.

Friday, June 29, 2018

New listing is the perfect home...

4910 Cooley Lake Road., Commerce Twp, MI  49382

If you have always dreamed of a home for entertaining, this is the home for you.

If you have always dreamed of a home on a paved road with car storage space for 4 or more cars and the ceiling height to put in a lift, this is the home for you.

If you have a large family or maybe a blended family with in-laws living with you, this is the hie for you.

If you have always wanted a pool and spa, this is the home for you.

If you are an avid gardener and have always wants a greenhouse, this is the home for you.

If you've dreamed about a home with a large master suite and great master bathroom, this is the home for you.

See all of these features and more when you watch the video below -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF-GykJpXMg

This is the home for you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Ultimate Home Seller To-Do Checklist

Here's a link to a guest article with advice for would-be home sellers. - The Ultimate Home Selelr To-Do List.. Enjoy and learn about the things you might need to do to get your home ready for the market.

Norm

Friday, May 11, 2018

Bathroom remodeling - how to save some money

It's remodeling season, when [people stop just thinking about doing those remodeling projects and actually start doing them. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most often remodeled rooms in most people's homes (not considering just painting any other room to be remodeling) and most costly rooms to remodel.

Here's an infographic that has some good advice on how to cut the cost of doing a bathroom remodel -  http://luxurycommercialbath.com/blog/how-to-save-money-on-your-bathroom-remodel-infographic/

Friday, February 23, 2018

Norm's Real Estate Tips - Title Insurance

Great interview video with Renee Copper of Title Connect on what Title Insurance is and why you need it. Watch now at -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0a-nIJFs78

Monday, January 29, 2018

Guest post on HVAC tips - Know when to replace your furnace

I've partnered with the folks at PickHVAC.com to provide some useful information about your home HVAC system. Their first post in on my Milford Team Web site at - http://www.themilfordteam.com/hvac_posts.html

I hope to bring you a whole series of informational posts from these HVAC experts, so stay tuned in.

Monday, December 11, 2017

My first YouTube video


I just posted my first YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk8PHG5N-AU

The topic is the same as my last written post here - Before you start looking  - for first-time buyers.

I will be posting a lot more videos for first-time buyers and will keep you posted here. So, check out my first effort. It's a little rough around the edges, but I'll get better at it over time. 


Monday, December 4, 2017

First-time Buyers - Before you start looking

This is the first in a series of posts that will try to provide some advice and guidance to first-time
buyers or those who may not have purchased a home in a while and need to better understand the real estate process as it works today.

There is a temptation to just jump in and start looking at homes, once you have decided that you want to become a homeowner; however there are a number of things that you should accomplish before you start searching for home to visit.

I get it that you can search for a house on-line by yourself. Great! Go for it; however, buying your first house involves a lot more than just finding something that you like on line. Navigating through the real estate process to get to closing on that house is an involved process that is not all that easy.

Here are some tips to help you get the right start, before you start searching for houses.

1. Make a list
Write down the things that are “must haves” and the things that are “would be nice to have”. 
Prioritize the list, share it with your Realtor® and keep it with you as you search. If you make changes, share those with your Realtor, too.

2. Find a good Realtor®
The real estate process is not rocket science, but it is something that you probably don’t know enough about. You need a guide, a Realtor to help you through the process.

To understand why having your own real estate agent is important, read this article -
https://www.thebalance.com/top-reasons-to-hire-a-real-estate-agent-1798906


3. Get pre-approved
Find a good mortgage person and get your mortgage pre-approval lined up. This will help you “get real” about what you can afford and will prepare you, so that you can make an offer when you do find the right house. Your Realtor can probably recommend 2-3 good mortgage agents to call.

More helpful hints and tips about the real estate process in future posts.

For a more in-depth post about things to do before you start looking see the article that I posted to one of my web site - http://www.themilfordteam.com/before-looking.html

Norm Werner is a Realtor® working for Real Estate One in Milford, Michigan. Norms helps people buy and sell houses in Southeastern Michigan, in Oakland, Livingston and Macomb Counties You can contact Norm about finding a new home or about getting a Market Analysis for your current home by texting  or calling him at 248-763-2497 or click here to go to his web site and fill out a Help Form for buyers and sellers.