$399,900 :: 62713 FRANKLIN PARK, WASHINGTON Township MI, 48094

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,950 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 02/20/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031340453
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: FRANKLIN PARK
Status: Active

Your home search will end here, come see this corner premium lot with a custom brick paver walkway, front steps, custom designed brick colonial built in 2015 located in a cul-de-sac. Kitchen includes white custom cabinetry, walk-in pantry, granite counter-tops with island. Under mount sink with all stainless steal appliances. Open floor plan, Hardwood floors throughout with built in drop zone mudroom. Luxurious master suite with an en-suite bathroom and huge walk-in closet. Basement is prepped to be finished with walkout. Way to much to list.

Listed with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Macomb


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$174,900 :: 5838 NEWCASTLE CT, WASHINGTON Township MI, 48094

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0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 86,248 sq ft
Added: 02/19/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 58031340407
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: BRADBURY CONDOMINIUM
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/19/2018 by 0%
Status: Active

PRIVATE ELITE BRADBURY ON THE PARK ESTATE-SIZED LOTS IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP. THIS EXCLUSIVE SUBDIVISION WITH GATE HOUSE ENTRANCE FEATURES A READY-TO-BUILD HOMESITE. LOTS 42 AND 43 COMBINED EQUAL 1.98 ACRES WITH A POND VIEW AND POSSIBLE WALKOUT. YOUR BUILDER OR OURS. COUNTRY FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLING. MINIMUM TOTAL BULDING WIDTH IS 62 FEET. HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION DUES EACH LOT — $650 ANNUALLY. LOT SIZE AND PROPERTY TAXES REFLECT COMBINED LOTS 42 AND 43.

Listed with MJC Real Estate Co Inc.


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$399,900 :: 62713 FRANKLIN PARK, WASHINGTON Township MI, 48094

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,950 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 02/20/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031340453
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: FRANKLIN PARK
Status: Active

Your home search will end here, come see this corner premium lot with a custom brick paver walkway, front steps, custom designed brick colonial built in 2015 located in a cul-de-sac. Kitchen includes white custom cabinetry, walk-in pantry, granite counter-tops with island. Under mount sink with all stainless steal appliances. Open floor plan, Hardwood floors throughout with built in drop zone mudroom. Luxurious master suite with an en-suite bathroom and huge walk-in closet. Basement is prepped to be finished with walkout. Way to much to list.

Listed with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Macomb


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Survey Finds Hidden Costs of Homeownership

(TNS)—Your day burns brightly on both ends.

You prod your kids out of bed at daybreak, get them dressed, fed and off to school. You drive to work, endure meetings, colleagues, power lunches, memos and strategy sessions, only to return home through gridlocked traffic just as the sun sets, beg your kids to eat dinner, wash them, coax them to sleep, do the dishes and then mercifully collapse in front of the television set.

You fret over your emergency savings account, retirement savings account, credit card debt, mortgage rate, health insurance, college savings, and on and on.

It makes sense, then, you’d opt to pay a cleaning or lawn service every week to lighten your load. Hiring someone to keep your property in working order, either on your own or through homeowners association fees, doesn’t come cheap, though.

More than three in five homeowners—63 percent—use at least one recurring home maintenance provider, while 35 percent use two, according to a recent Bankrate survey. The average homeowner pays $2,000 annually on maintenance services, the survey finds.

Costs of Owning a Home
The price of biweekly landscaping probably never factored into your calculus when deciding how much house you can afford.

The average home mortgage neared $250,000 last year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, which came with a monthly principal and interest payment of $973, or about one-sixth of median family income.

Homeowners saw an average property tax bill of $3,300 in 2016, according to ATTOM’s most recent data, adding another $275 to your monthly budget. You’ll also owe hundreds more in insurance premiums depending on where you live and what type of house you own.

That doesn’t even include the money you need saved in case something unexpected happens. If your air conditioning unit or washer and dryer gives out, you could immediately owe hundreds, if not thousands.

Kevin Mahoney, CEO of fee-only financial advice firm Illumint, recommends to designate a savings account as a “home maintenance fund.” Mahoney, who recently bought a renovated row house in Washington, D.C., contributes $100 to $200 a month as a hedge against unexpected repairs and wear-and-tear. Maintaining a house fund will inoculate you against high-interest debt, leaving your budget open for routine maintenance services.

Cost You Probably Didn’t Think About
After the years required to amass a sufficient down payment—the average among new homebuyers is 11 percent—and all the big costs staring homeowners in the face, it’s little wonder if you don’t account for smaller fare.

But the price tag for convenience can rise quickly.

People who opt for housekeeping shell out an average of $285 a month, while HOA dues ($210) and landscaping ($144) followed behind. A home security system costs $130, slightly more than pool care ($123). Snow removal ($84), septic service ($67) and trash and recycling collection ($55) proved more affordable.

Unsurprisingly, renters are less likely than homeowners to pay for recurring maintenance services, and when they do, they pay less for most services.

On average, renters pay less for housekeeping ($128), HOA dues ($71), pool care ($70), landscaping ($61) and snow removal ($24); however, they fork over a little more for security systems ($142), septic service ($113), and trash and recycling collection ($63).

Nate Masterson, a director of Finance for Maple Holistics, pays $1,000 annually for gardening services, and another $70 to clear his Riverside, N.Y., home of snow.

“It would require a lot of strenuous work to perform either task, and it’s simply more worthwhile for me to pay a professional,” says Masterson, 34.

Make Sure You Account for All Costs
Americans broadly struggle mightily to save.

The average person wouldn’t pay for an unexpected $1,000 expense from their savings, per a recent Bankrate survey, while the median amount in a savings and checking account for a middle-income household has essentially remained flat over the past 27 years, according to Federal Reserve data.

Credit card debt recently hit an all-time high, while the personal savings rate has dropped precipitously over the past two years.

If you don’t have a fully-funded emergency fund comprising three to six months’ worth of expenses in a high-yield savings account, strongly consider suspending as many as these services as possible until you do. Dropping almost $300 a month on housekeeping while lacking $1,000 in the bank is simply too risky. What if the roof caves in? At the very least, start contributing to a home maintenance fund.

You may not have a say in other costs—trash collection and HOA fees were two of the three most common—but make sure to account for those expenses into your budget prior to moving in, and in your emergency fund.

Life’s hard, and there’s nothing wrong with paying someone else to mow your lawn. Unless you can’t afford it.

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$60,000 :: 62776 N BRAUN DR, Washington MI, 48094

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0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 43,560 sq ft
Added: 09/01/17, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 21363937
Community: Washington Twp (50006)
Status: Sold

Listed with RE/MAX Metropolitan


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Survey Finds Hidden Costs of Homeownership

(TNS)—Your day burns brightly on both ends.

You prod your kids out of bed at daybreak, get them dressed, fed and off to school. You drive to work, endure meetings, colleagues, power lunches, memos and strategy sessions, only to return home through gridlocked traffic just as the sun sets, beg your kids to eat dinner, wash them, coax them to sleep, do the dishes and then mercifully collapse in front of the television set.

You fret over your emergency savings account, retirement savings account, credit card debt, mortgage rate, health insurance, college savings, and on and on.

It makes sense, then, you’d opt to pay a cleaning or lawn service every week to lighten your load. Hiring someone to keep your property in working order, either on your own or through homeowners association fees, doesn’t come cheap, though.

More than three in five homeowners—63 percent—use at least one recurring home maintenance provider, while 35 percent use two, according to a recent Bankrate survey. The average homeowner pays $2,000 annually on maintenance services, the survey finds.

Costs of Owning a Home
The price of biweekly landscaping probably never factored into your calculus when deciding how much house you can afford.

The average home mortgage neared $250,000 last year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, which came with a monthly principal and interest payment of $973, or about one-sixth of median family income.

Homeowners saw an average property tax bill of $3,300 in 2016, according to ATTOM’s most recent data, adding another $275 to your monthly budget. You’ll also owe hundreds more in insurance premiums depending on where you live and what type of house you own.

That doesn’t even include the money you need saved in case something unexpected happens. If your air conditioning unit or washer and dryer gives out, you could immediately owe hundreds, if not thousands.

Kevin Mahoney, CEO of fee-only financial advice firm Illumint, recommends to designate a savings account as a “home maintenance fund.” Mahoney, who recently bought a renovated row house in Washington, D.C., contributes $100 to $200 a month as a hedge against unexpected repairs and wear-and-tear. Maintaining a house fund will inoculate you against high-interest debt, leaving your budget open for routine maintenance services.

Cost You Probably Didn’t Think About
After the years required to amass a sufficient down payment—the average among new homebuyers is 11 percent—and all the big costs staring homeowners in the face, it’s little wonder if you don’t account for smaller fare.

But the price tag for convenience can rise quickly.

People who opt for housekeeping shell out an average of $285 a month, while HOA dues ($210) and landscaping ($144) followed behind. A home security system costs $130, slightly more than pool care ($123). Snow removal ($84), septic service ($67) and trash and recycling collection ($55) proved more affordable.

Unsurprisingly, renters are less likely than homeowners to pay for recurring maintenance services, and when they do, they pay less for most services.

On average, renters pay less for housekeeping ($128), HOA dues ($71), pool care ($70), landscaping ($61) and snow removal ($24); however, they fork over a little more for security systems ($142), septic service ($113), and trash and recycling collection ($63).

Nate Masterson, a director of Finance for Maple Holistics, pays $1,000 annually for gardening services, and another $70 to clear his Riverside, N.Y., home of snow.

“It would require a lot of strenuous work to perform either task, and it’s simply more worthwhile for me to pay a professional,” says Masterson, 34.

Make Sure You Account for All Costs
Americans broadly struggle mightily to save.

The average person wouldn’t pay for an unexpected $1,000 expense from their savings, per a recent Bankrate survey, while the median amount in a savings and checking account for a middle-income household has essentially remained flat over the past 27 years, according to Federal Reserve data.

Credit card debt recently hit an all-time high, while the personal savings rate has dropped precipitously over the past two years.

If you don’t have a fully-funded emergency fund comprising three to six months’ worth of expenses in a high-yield savings account, strongly consider suspending as many as these services as possible until you do. Dropping almost $300 a month on housekeeping while lacking $1,000 in the bank is simply too risky. What if the roof caves in? At the very least, start contributing to a home maintenance fund.

You may not have a say in other costs—trash collection and HOA fees were two of the three most common—but make sure to account for those expenses into your budget prior to moving in, and in your emergency fund.

Life’s hard, and there’s nothing wrong with paying someone else to mow your lawn. Unless you can’t afford it.

©2018 Bankrate.com
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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$60,000 :: 62776 N BRAUN Drive, Washington Township MI, 48094

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0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 43,560 sq ft
Added: 09/01/17, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 217079301
Community: Washington Twp
Status: Sold

Listed with RE/MAX Metropolitan


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$284,900 :: 414 MINOT ST, Romeo Village MI, 48065

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 01/08/18, Last Updated: 02/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031337842
Community: Romeo Vlg
Tract: A/P WONDERLANE
Status: Sold

MUST SEE inside to appreciate spacious floor plan of this 2000 Sqft completely renovated Bungalow. Inside you will find Open Floor Plan w/4 bdrms, 2 full bths, Living & Family rooms, plus newly finished bsmt. Refinished original hdwd flrs plus some new wood flrs & freshly painted walls thruout. Kitchen has new stainless appliances, subway tile backsplash, granite counters, new cabs, sink & fixtures. Bthrms are newly renovated w/granite counters, tile floors & showers. White washed double sided fireplace (w/new insert) nestled between family & dining rooms creates cozy living area. Furnace & hot water tank new 2016. Enjoy the fenced in back yard from the new composite deck(19 X 13). Conveniently located on desirable street w/walking distance to schools, shopping & restaurants. 1 yr Home Warranty included. If you dream of a house in the village where you can simply open the door and move your belongings into, then come check this out!

Listed with Real Living Kee Realty-Washington


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$95,000 :: 5886 HUNTERS RIDGE DR, WASHINGTON Township MI, 48094

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0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 02/20/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 58031340432
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: HUNTERS POND
Status: Active

Outstanding buildable walk-out site in an area of beautiful homes. Close to the Macomb Orchard Trail and Stony Creek Metropark. Seller has buildable footprint already completed. Pond access at the rear of the property. Water & Sewer hookup will be completed prior to closing. This beautiful lot will be ready to build on. Check it out and build your dream home in this very desirable area.

Virtual Tour: https://youtu.be/l27hsQPRvuo

Listed with Century 21 AAA North-Romeo


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$284,900 :: 414 Minot St, Romeo MI, 48065

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
Added: 01/08/18, Last Updated: 02/19/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31337842
Community: Romeo (50000)
Tract: A/P Wonderlane
Status: Sold

MUST SEE inside to appreciate spacious floor plan of this 2000 Sqft completely renovated Bungalow. Inside you will find Open Floor Plan w/4 bdrms, 2 full bths, Living & Family rooms, plus newly finished bsmt. Refinished original hdwd flrs plus some new wood flrs & freshly painted walls thruout. Kitchen has new stainless appliances, subway tile backsplash, granite counters, new cabs, sink & fixtures. Bthrms are newly renovated w/granite counters, tile floors & showers. White washed double sided fireplace (w/new insert) nestled between family & dining rooms creates cozy living area. Furnace & hot water tank new 2016. Enjoy the fenced in back yard from the new composite deck(19 X 13). Conveniently located on desirable street w/walking distance to schools, shopping & restaurants. 1 yr Home Warranty included. If you dream of a house in the village where you can simply open the door and move your belongings into, then come check this out!

Listed with Real Living Kee Realty-Washington


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