$199,900 :: 67761 SEVEN LAKES CT, WASHINGTON TWP MI, 48095

0 beds, 0 baths
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 34,412 sq ft
Added: 02/27/17, Last Updated: 02/27/17
Property Type: Vacant Land
MLS Number: 58031313562
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: Seven Lakes
Status: Active

Awesome 3/4 acre Lakefront walkout lot with 150 ft of frontage on beautiful Mitchell Lake in exclusive Seven Lakes / located on quiet cul de sac/natural gas, lot will need well and septic,

Listed with Realty Executives Midwest


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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$199,900 :: 67761 SEVEN LAKES CT, WASHINGTON TWP MI, 48095

0 beds, 0 baths
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 34,412 sq ft
Added: 02/27/17, Last Updated: 02/27/17
Property Type: Vacant Land
MLS Number: 58031313562
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: Seven Lakes
Status: Active

Awesome 3/4 acre Lakefront walkout lot with 150 ft of frontage on beautiful Mitchell Lake in exclusive Seven Lakes / located on quiet cul de sac/natural gas, lot will need well and septic,

Listed with Realty Executives Midwest


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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$389,900 :: 62791 Franklin Park Drive, Washington Twp MI, 48094

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4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 2,950 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 08/07/15, Last Updated: 02/27/17
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 215085066
Community: Washington Twp
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/13/2016 by 4%
Status: Sold

WOW…gorgeous builders spec. All the bells and whistles here, Premium elevation with custom paver walk and front steps. Beautiful kitchen showcases coffe maple cabinetry, Island, walk-in pantry, granite counter-tops. designer 10×16 ceramic tile. custom trim including Cased arch’s, crown molding and wainscotting. 2nd floor laundry and and large mudroom on the main floor with built in drop zone area. Luxurious master suite with spacious bath and walk-in closet. This is a Turn-Key home.

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$389,900 :: 62791 Franklin Park Drive, Washington Twp MI, 48094

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4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 2,950 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 08/07/15, Last Updated: 02/27/17
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 215085066
Community: Washington Twp
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/13/2016 by 4%
Status: Sold

WOW…gorgeous builders spec. All the bells and whistles here, Premium elevation with custom paver walk and front steps. Beautiful kitchen showcases coffe maple cabinetry, Island, walk-in pantry, granite counter-tops. designer 10×16 ceramic tile. custom trim including Cased arch’s, crown molding and wainscotting. 2nd floor laundry and and large mudroom on the main floor with built in drop zone area. Luxurious master suite with spacious bath and walk-in closet. This is a Turn-Key home.

Listed with RE/MAX First


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$389,900 :: 62791 Franklin Park Drive, Washington Twp MI, 48094

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4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 2,950 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 08/07/15, Last Updated: 02/27/17
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 215085066
Community: Washington Twp
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/13/2016 by 4%
Status: Sold

WOW…gorgeous builders spec. All the bells and whistles here, Premium elevation with custom paver walk and front steps. Beautiful kitchen showcases coffe maple cabinetry, Island, walk-in pantry, granite counter-tops. designer 10×16 ceramic tile. custom trim including Cased arch’s, crown molding and wainscotting. 2nd floor laundry and and large mudroom on the main floor with built in drop zone area. Luxurious master suite with spacious bath and walk-in closet. This is a Turn-Key home.

Listed with RE/MAX First


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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Taking Title To a Home With Your Friend

Taking Title To a Home With Your Friend

Question. My fiancee and I expect to settle on our new house shortly, but we will not be married until the end of this year. We need to know if there is some addendum that we need to protect each other’s interest in the event of a tragedy that claims one of us. We wish to ensure that the other gets the property with absolutely no claims considered by family members.

Answer. For unmarried people who own property, there are two ways that they can hold title. The first is called “tenants in common” and the second is “joint tenants with right of survivorship.”

Under the first approach — tenants in common — each of you would have a divisible interest in the property. Let us assume in your case that each of you will have a 50 percent interest in the property, although the percentage of interest can be anything you both decide upon. If one of you dies, your 50 percent interest in the property will go to your estate, presumably through your Will, which you should have.

If title is held as joint tenants with right of survivorship, however, then there is no divisible interest. If one of you should die, the other would automatically own the entire property.

It seems to me that the joint-tenant approach is the one you are looking for. However, let me raise a question for you to ponder before you make the final decision.

I am not interested in breaking up your relationship before you get married, but what happens if you find out before the marriage that you and your fiancee are not right for each other? If you should die under the circumstance, your interest in the property may automatically go to your fiancee, which may not be what you want.

You might want to consider the tenant in common arrangement, coupled with a Will. Under this approach, if you die before marriage, your interest in the property will go to your heirs, as designated in your Will. Presumably, your Will would give your interest in the property to your fiancee. However, if you and your fiancee have a falling out, it is easier to change the Will than to change the title.

The Will can be unilaterally changed by you; changing the title requires action and approval by both of you. You also will have to pay a transfer and recordation tax to the jurisdiction in which the property is located if you change title as unmarried persons.

Once you get married, however, I recommend you have the title changed to a “tenant by the entirety” arrangement. This has the same effect as a joint tenant with right of survivorship, but creates a more sacred relationship for husband and wife that is honored by law.

It is possible under some circumstances, for example, for a creditor of one of you to break a joint tenancy. Generally speaking, it is almost impossible for the tenant by the entirety arrangement to be attached by a creditor of only one party to the title.

And before you take title, the two of you must enter into what I call a “partnership agreement”. Spell out — in a written document — answers to such questions as (1) what happens if one of us wants out; (2) how much do each of us have to pay every month for the mortgage, insurance, real estate tax and food and household supplies, and (3) what if one of us cannot make the monthly payment. This is just a few of the many questions the two of you must work out and resolve. The time to reach agreement is when you are talking to each other, not when you are at odds.

I suggest you discuss these matters with your fiancee, and with your respective lawyers, before you go to settlement.

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Why Do Home Buyers Wait For Spring?

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Why Do Home Buyers Wait For Spring?

Why do they wait until the competition ramps up and all the other buyers are ready to buy? Why do buyers wait for the “hot” spring market with its price increases and multiple offers?

  • Some buyers delay because they are doing what is expected – “we’re always done it this way” thinking is common in real estate.

  • Others may need the first warm rays of sun and the fragrance of spring flowers for motivation.

  • There may be more listings later in the spring, as sellers react for the same two reasons above, but increased buyer competition may cancel out advantages.

    Indications are that this will be an active spring market with real estate price and mortgage rate increases which extend deep into 2017. Getting ahead of this momentum may bring benefits and real estate you can love.

    You’re got nothing to lose by shopping now and a lot to gain. Here are Five Smart-Buying Tips for Getting a Jump on Spring:

    Tip #1: Find a real estate professional who is has a lot of experience in the locations you’d consider and with the type of property (detached house or condominium) you want to own.

    Ask around. Check the net. Interview at least two; ideally more. In the process ask the real estate professionals a lot of questions. Learn what you need to do to prepare to make an offer and what to look for in the properties you’ll view. You’ll also discover the listing price range to shop in and which are the best locations in your buying range. If you don’t start this strategic relationship first, you’ll miss out on many of the advantages of an early start.

    Tip #2: Build your professional team to be ready for offer time.

    Your real estate professional may have recommendations for mortgage brokers, home inspectors, real estate lawyers, and surveyors. Take three names for each and interview them to determine the fit and what they consider the extent of their professional responsibilities to you.

    • For example, concentrate on locating a mortgage broker who has the experience, contacts, and interest to help you finance your purchase. The questions you ask the real estate professional about price range, size of mortgage, and steps in the buying process should also be directed to the mortgage broker. The mortgage pre-approval letter, which may be essential at offer time, will only be truly useful when you’ve been professionally vetted and stamped as mortgage-worthy.

    #Tip 3: Stop Wasting Time and Concentrate on Real Estate.

    There’s a lot to learn and to think about when buying real estate, so your productivity matters. The US 2016 version of Deloitte’s sixth annual Mobile Consumer Survey revealed more online time wasting than ever:

    • More than 40 percent of consumers check their phones within five minutes of waking – text messages (35%) and email (22%)
    • Each day is disrupted since we look at our phones approximately 47 times. Sleep is disrupted: more than 30% check their devices 5 minutes before sleep and about 50 percent in the middle of the night.
    • Every 60 seconds on Facebook, 510,000 comments are posted, 293,000 statuses are updated, and 136,000 photos are uploaded. The average Facebook visit is 20 minutes; Facebook reports visitors spend more than 50 minutes a day using Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. (Source: Zephoria)
    • Millennials (25 to 34-year-olds) demonstrated higher levels of mobile device interest and use than the phone-hooked younger demographic.
    • Postpone binge watching the latest hyped series until after you buy your dream home.

    Tip #4: Sell Yourself on Success

    According to sales inspiration Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, “The only way to influence someone is to find out what they want, and show them how to get it.” To achieve success, clarify, with the help of professionals, exactly what you want and need from a real estate purchase. Then decide to get it. The professional team you select will provide the know-how and will help you refine your dreams into an achievable goal for the location and price range involved. Do your homework, so you understand what they show you.

    Tip #5: Motivate Yourself During This “Buy-athon”

    What motivates you to want to own real estate? Postpone as many non-real-estate distractions as possible. Clarify what will sustain you through the often-stressful buying process. Use slogans, affirmations, or whatever it takes to persist. You may make offers and lose out on one or more properties before you find yours. Persist using self-motivation – that’s your job. No one else can motivate you. No one cares as much about the outcome as you do.

    What are you waiting for? Get the jump on spring!

    Final Smart-Buying Tip:Don’t get in the way of the professionals finding out what you want and helping you get it.

    For more from PJ…visit her blog whatsyourpoint.mobi

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    $199,665 :: 6965 Boulder Pointe Drive, Washington MI, 48094

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    2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,424 sq ft
    Lot Size: 0 sq ft
    Added: 10/04/16, Last Updated: 02/27/17
    Property Type: Condo/Ranch 2nd Flr or Above, Residential
    MLS Number: 31304587
    Community: Washington Twp (50006)
    Tract: Boulder Pointe Condo #924
    Status: Active

    BEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION 2-BEDROOM, 2-BATH UPPER UNIT RANCH-STYLE CONDO IN BOULDER POINTE OVERLOOKING GLACIER GOLF COURE. GAS FIREPLACE IN LIVING ROOM. ACCESS TO COVERED BALCONY FROM LIVING ROOM AND OWNER’S SUITE. KITCHEN WITH GRANITE, UPGRADED MAPLE COGNAC CABINETS, PANTRY CABINET AND GE STAINLESS STOVE, DISHWASHER AND MICROWAVE. LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET IN OWNER’S SUITE. CEILING FANS IN GREAT ROOM AND BOTH BEDROOMS. RECESSED LIGHTS AT FIREPLACE AND MASTER BEDROOM SHOWER. HARDWOOD FLOOR AT DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM AND BEDROOM HALL. GAS LINE AT DRYER AND WATER LINE FOR REFRIGERATOR. ONE-CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. BUILDER’S WARRANTY. OCCUPANCY–30 DAYS.

    Listed with MJC Real Estate Co Inc.


    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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    $199,665 :: 6965 Boulder Pointe Drive, Washington MI, 48094

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    2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,424 sq ft
    Lot Size: 0 sq ft
    Added: 10/04/16, Last Updated: 02/27/17
    Property Type: Condo/Ranch 2nd Flr or Above, Residential
    MLS Number: 31304587
    Community: Washington Twp (50006)
    Tract: Boulder Pointe Condo #924
    Status: Active

    BEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION 2-BEDROOM, 2-BATH UPPER UNIT RANCH-STYLE CONDO IN BOULDER POINTE OVERLOOKING GLACIER GOLF COURE. GAS FIREPLACE IN LIVING ROOM. ACCESS TO COVERED BALCONY FROM LIVING ROOM AND OWNER’S SUITE. KITCHEN WITH GRANITE, UPGRADED MAPLE COGNAC CABINETS, PANTRY CABINET AND GE STAINLESS STOVE, DISHWASHER AND MICROWAVE. LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET IN OWNER’S SUITE. CEILING FANS IN GREAT ROOM AND BOTH BEDROOMS. RECESSED LIGHTS AT FIREPLACE AND MASTER BEDROOM SHOWER. HARDWOOD FLOOR AT DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM AND BEDROOM HALL. GAS LINE AT DRYER AND WATER LINE FOR REFRIGERATOR. ONE-CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. BUILDER’S WARRANTY. OCCUPANCY–30 DAYS.

    Listed with MJC Real Estate Co Inc.


    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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    $199,665 :: 6965 Boulder Pointe Drive, Washington MI, 48094

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    2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,424 sq ft
    Lot Size: 0 sq ft
    Added: 10/04/16, Last Updated: 02/27/17
    Property Type: Condo/Ranch 2nd Flr or Above, Residential
    MLS Number: 31304587
    Community: Washington Twp (50006)
    Tract: Boulder Pointe Condo #924
    Status: Active

    BEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION 2-BEDROOM, 2-BATH UPPER UNIT RANCH-STYLE CONDO IN BOULDER POINTE OVERLOOKING GLACIER GOLF COURE. GAS FIREPLACE IN LIVING ROOM. ACCESS TO COVERED BALCONY FROM LIVING ROOM AND OWNER’S SUITE. KITCHEN WITH GRANITE, UPGRADED MAPLE COGNAC CABINETS, PANTRY CABINET AND GE STAINLESS STOVE, DISHWASHER AND MICROWAVE. LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET IN OWNER’S SUITE. CEILING FANS IN GREAT ROOM AND BOTH BEDROOMS. RECESSED LIGHTS AT FIREPLACE AND MASTER BEDROOM SHOWER. HARDWOOD FLOOR AT DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM AND BEDROOM HALL. GAS LINE AT DRYER AND WATER LINE FOR REFRIGERATOR. ONE-CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. BUILDER’S WARRANTY. OCCUPANCY–30 DAYS.

    Listed with MJC Real Estate Co Inc.


    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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