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If you've ever thought about buying a home, but had second thoughts because of the down payment- listen up!

The federal government is offering a new program called "Step Forward Down Payment Assistance"

This program offers eligible applicants $15,000 in down payment assistance!

Here's a few things to keep in mind:

  • Your household income must be between $67K -130K

  • The purchase price of the home must be below $224,500

  • You must have a minimum 640 Credit Score

Want to learn more about taking advantage of YOUR $15,000? Contact us today, program is first come first serve!

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Sharon Hollow Rd

3272 SHARON HOLLOW RD,MANCHESTER, MI

6 BEDS - 4 BATHS - 3,800 SQFT - 10 ACRES OF LAND

Join us for an Open House this Sunday, 10/21 from noon to 2! Two Story Country Estate on 10 1/2 ACRES! This home features a spacious open layout with over 3800 SQ FT of finished living space and a peaceful backdrop of over 10 private acres. The layout includes; Formal living room with fireplace and stone hearth, carpeted tv room, and large hardwood dining area directly off the kitchen. You will love the updated kitchen with beautiful dark cabinetry, sparkling granite countertops, updated fixtures, and stainless steel appliances and huge walk-in pantry for extra storage (all upgrades were done with American-made materials/products). Upstairs you will find 4

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OPEN HOUSE 3270 VALLEY DRIVE ANN ARBOR

Join us on Sunday, 10/21 at 3270 Valley Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Westside Ranch with Updated Kitchen! This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home is situated on a beautiful private, wooded lot on the west side of Ann Arbor. The ranch-style layout features a tiled entry, spacious family room with plush carpeting and large window to bring in tons of natural lighting. The kitchen is updated with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and beautiful oak cabinetry. Bedrooms are comfortable with ample closet space and large windows. The basement is ready for your finishing touches and has tons of space for extra storage. Outside you will appreciate the concrete patio, perfect for grilling or outdoor entertaining. This location is minutes from downtown, seconds

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The Ann Arbor area is no stranger to winter. Make the transition a bit easier by preparing you for what is to come. 

 

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1. Out with the Summer Tools, In with the Snowblower

Organize your garage to make the most practical sense. Pull your lawnmower to the back and break out the sidewalk salt and snowblower. Make sure your blower is in good working order before the first snow arrives. 

 

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2. Get your yard ready for frost 

Outdoor chores can be a drag, but hey!- at least you won't have to trim or mow for a few months. Collect your leaves, trim the grass short and fertilize to ensure a bright green lawn next spring. Check out the Ann Arbor City's website for ideas on ways to manage your yard waste. 

 

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Sam and Dan had the honor of sitting down with Bonnie Billups, Jr. Executive of the Peace Neighborhood Center in Ann Arbor.

Peace, as they refer to themselves, offers a wide variety of youth and adult services.  Their after-school enrichment programs provide meals and tutoring for 80-120 students per day.  Adult services are geared to help adults gain knowledge and skills that will improve their confidence and ability to manage the day-to-day struggles of family life.

Sam and Dan were especially interested to know how we, at Spotlight Houses, could partner with this wonderful charity especially when it comes to housing needs.

The soaring home prices in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas have taken a toll on many low-income families in the area.

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So you’ve decided that condo living is right for you. Before you take the plunge and sign that contract here are a few things you should check out.

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1. Understand the association's financial situation and how it is governed.
When you buy a condo you become a “co-owner.” This means you share an ownership interest with everyone else in the condominium complex. As a group you are responsible for the financial operations, governing and even the maintenance of the entire property. No this doesn’t mean you will have to mow the lawn or trim the hedges a few times a year. The condo association will typically hire a management company to oversee items like that. It is important that before you buy a condo that you verify the condo associations

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Join us this Saturday & Sunday for the first open house held at 7784 Trotters Park St. Ypsilanti MI. 

Located in beautiful Whittaker Village, this home is the definition of turn-key ready, featuring recent updates such as new carpet throughout, fresh paint, new kitchen ledger stone backsplash, and refinished hardwood floors!

This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features a formal living room with a fireplace to cozy up to this winter, and ceiling fan to keep you cool in the summer. Right off the living room, you have direct access to the kitchen which has a dining area and tons of cabinet space. Upstairs the bedrooms are spacious with ample closet space, Jack and Jill bath, and master suite with attached full bath and vaulted ceilings.

The basement

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8060 Fox Tail Ct. Ypsilanti, MI

Stunning Lincoln Pines Two Story in August Township! This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home features all the upgrades you could ever want, including: glass etched entry doors, refinished hardwood floors, granite countertops, formal dining room with tray ceiling, updated fireplace hearth with concrete and brick, tiered walk out deck with custom brick paver patio and trellis for outdoor entertaining. and MUCH MUCH MORE!

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Ann Arbor is charming, historic and full of "uniqueness". Check out this list before buying to make sure you know what to look for when buying a home in this specific area. 

  1.  Deteriorating Sewer Lines – We love our charming, older neighborhoods in Ann Arbor but there is a cost to buying older homes.  Modern-day sewer lines are typically constructed from PVC. Older sewer lines can be constructed from anything from clay tiles to the highly problematic bituminous fiber also known as Orangeburg.   Mature trees, improper installation from the 1940’s to 1960s and age have taken quite a toll on the sewer lines. As you drive down many local streets you will see cutaways on the roads that lead to the main sewer line.  You may see dozens of homes on each
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Join us this Saturday & Sunday from Noon to 2 for the first open house! 4603 Sawgrass Drive East, Ann Arbor MI 48108. 

Turn-Key Ready Fairways of Stonebridge Condo! These Ranch-style units are among the most popular floor plans in the highly sought after Stonebridge community.

The layout includes; hardwood floor entry, vaulted ceiling living room with gas fireplace to cozy up to this winter and brand new plush carpeting and paint throughout. You’ll love the open kitchen with large island and tons of windows for natural lighting. A three seasons enclosed porch is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee this fall. Convenient designated laundry/mud room with direct access to the attached 2 car garage makes life so much simpler.

You’ll appreciate

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