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$1,450,000 :: 881 ARLINGTON Street, Birmingham MI, 48009

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4 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 6,053 sq ft
Lot Size: 28,749 sq ft
Added: 06/30/15, Last Updated: 06/30/15
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 215067807
Community: Birmingham
Tract: ASSR’S REPLAT OF CORYELL PARK
Status: Active

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE YOUR DREAM HOME ON THIS GORGEOUS ELEVATED SITE ON BEAUTIFUL ARLINGTON. GRAND BRICK COLONIAL WITH LARGE ROOMS, VAST AMOUNTS OF NATURAL LIGHT, & ATTACHED 3 CAR GARAGE COULD BE ENJOYED AFTER A FEW COSMETIC UPDATES FOR THE BUYER WHO ENJOYS A TRADITIONAL HOME. OR, FOR A MORE TRANSITIONAL HOME WITH ALL THE MODERN AMENITIES, MULTIPLE POSSIBILITIES EXIST! ARCHITECTS PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. OUTSIDE YOU WILL FIND AN EXCEPTIONAL NEWER SWIMMING POOL W/ SPA, LUSH & BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING, AND WONDERFUL OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS. PRICED BELOW APPRAISED VALUE FOR A QUICK SALE.

Listed with Max Broock, REALTORS®-Birmingham


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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$1,450,000 :: 881 ARLINGTON Street, Birmingham MI, 48009

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4 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 6,053 sq ft
Lot Size: 28,749 sq ft
Added: 06/30/15, Last Updated: 06/30/15
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 215067807
Community: Birmingham
Tract: ASSR’S REPLAT OF CORYELL PARK
Status: Active

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE YOUR DREAM HOME ON THIS GORGEOUS ELEVATED SITE ON BEAUTIFUL ARLINGTON. GRAND BRICK COLONIAL WITH LARGE ROOMS, VAST AMOUNTS OF NATURAL LIGHT, & ATTACHED 3 CAR GARAGE COULD BE ENJOYED AFTER A FEW COSMETIC UPDATES FOR THE BUYER WHO ENJOYS A TRADITIONAL HOME. OR, FOR A MORE TRANSITIONAL HOME WITH ALL THE MODERN AMENITIES, MULTIPLE POSSIBILITIES EXIST! ARCHITECTS PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. OUTSIDE YOU WILL FIND AN EXCEPTIONAL NEWER SWIMMING POOL W/ SPA, LUSH & BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING, AND WONDERFUL OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS. PRICED BELOW APPRAISED VALUE FOR A QUICK SALE.

Listed with Max Broock, REALTORS®-Birmingham


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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Mortgage Rates Break 4% Again Before Falling Back to 3.93%

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Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans fell this week, with the rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.93 percent Tuesday, down 2 basis points from the same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.03 percent Friday and remained there through the weekend, then dropped to 3.88 percent Monday before returning to the current rate.

“After moving higher on Friday, rates fell as markets absorbed the shock of Greece’s decision to close its banks leading up to a referendum on its debt negotiations,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “Greece will likely dominate financial headlines again this week, but Thursday’s early jobs report could move markets if lenders don’t clock out early for the Fourth of July holiday.”

Additionally, the 15-year fixed mortgage rate was 3.04 percent. For 5/1 ARMs, the rate was 2.88 percent.

Check Zillow Mortgages for trends and up-to-the-minute rates for your state, or use the mortgage calculator to calculate monthly payments at the current rates.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick Sell at $750K Loss

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ZillowThe Greenwich Village townhouse features six bedrooms and seven fireplaces, including this one in a bathroom.

By Melissa Allison

Maybe Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick should stick with flipping their hair.

The savvy New Yorkers bought this Greenwich Village townhouse in 2011 for nearly $19 million. They put it on the market the next year, and after almost three years of trying to unload it, have finally found a buyer — at $18.25 million, as first reported by Curbed.

The couple and their children reportedly never lived in the 6,800-square-foot home, which is 25 feet wide and has six bedrooms and seven — count ‘em, seven — fireplaces.

There are twin fireplaces on the “parlor” floor, a marble fireplace near the kitchen, a Victorian fireplace in a guest suite and a stone fireplace — plus a hand-carved stone tub — in the master suite. Photos indicate a couple more fireplaces in bedrooms.

The ground floor opens onto a split-level, landscaped garden that is also visible from a Juliet balcony off the second floor, and the master suite boasts a large, private terrace.

The listing agent for the home was Fredrik Eklund of Douglas Elliman.

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7 Exterior Home Improvements That Increase Resale Value

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Yesterday on Housecall, we discussed ways to increase your home value with indoor décor. Today, we’re focusing on what you can do outside the home to give it an added monetary boost. Curb appeal is everything when it comes to selling your home, and that means your home’s exterior needs to be in optimal condition. In fact, 71 percent […] Continue Reading →

7 Exterior Home Improvements That Increase Resale Value

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Yesterday on Housecall, we discussed ways to increase your home value with indoor décor. Today, we’re focusing on what you can do outside the home to give it an added monetary boost. Curb appeal is everything when it comes to selling your home, and that means your home’s exterior needs to be in optimal condition. In fact, 71 percent […] Continue Reading →

Why the Independent Contractor Decision is So Big For Real Estate

Massachusetts’ highest court ruled in favor of brokerages that want to classify their sales associates as independent contractors rather than…

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