$1,495,000 :: 1420 FAIRFAX Street, Birmingham MI, 48009

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4 beds, 4 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 4,712 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,632 sq ft
Added: 05/31/16, Last Updated: 05/31/16
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 216052146
Community: Birmingham
Tract: CASPAR J LINGEMAN’S QUARTON ROAD UNIT NO 1
Status: Active

EXQUISITELY RENOVATED IN QUARTON LAKE ESTATES. WONDERFUL CORNER LOT WITH THREE CAR SIDE ENTRY HEATED GARAGE. OVER $200,000 IN IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PAST TWO YEARS. NEW MAHOGANY FRONT DOOR OPENS TO 2-STORY FOYER. CROWN MOLDING, RICHLY STAINED & REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLRS. RECESSED LED LIGHTS. NEW HARDWOOD FLRS UPSTAIRS, FOUR COMPLETELY RENOVATED BATHROOMS. NEW HARDWARE & LIGHTING. LIBRARY FEATURES CUSTOM BUILT-INS. LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE & ELEGANT DINING ROOM, GRANITE BUTLER’S PANTRY. GOURMET CHEF’S KITCHEN, VIKING PROFESSIONAL GAS COOKTOP, SUB-ZERO, LARGE GRANITE CENTER ISLAND WITH COUNTERTOP SEATING, WALK-IN PANTRY & COMMAND CENTER. ADJACENT 2-STORY FAMILY ROOM OPENS TO KITCHEN. LUXURIOUS MASTER SUITE, NEW DUAL CALIFORNIA CLOSETS, PRINCESS SUITE & JACK-AND-JILL. FINISHED LOWER LEVEL, MIRRORED EXERCISE RM, 2ND FULL KITCHEN, EXTRA HIGH CEILINGS. BUILT-IN SPEAKERS. PRIVATE FENCED BACK YARD, BRICK PAVER PATIO & FRONT WALK. BIRMINGHAM SCHOOLS. EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY BUILT HOME BY THE DENEWETH CO!

Listed with Max Broock, REALTORS®-Birmingham


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$1,495,000 :: 1420 FAIRFAX Street, Birmingham MI, 48009

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4 beds, 4 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 4,712 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,632 sq ft
Added: 05/31/16, Last Updated: 05/31/16
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 216052146
Community: Birmingham
Tract: CASPAR J LINGEMAN’S QUARTON ROAD UNIT NO 1
Status: Active

EXQUISITELY RENOVATED IN QUARTON LAKE ESTATES. WONDERFUL CORNER LOT WITH THREE CAR SIDE ENTRY HEATED GARAGE. OVER $200,000 IN IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PAST TWO YEARS. NEW MAHOGANY FRONT DOOR OPENS TO 2-STORY FOYER. CROWN MOLDING, RICHLY STAINED & REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLRS. RECESSED LED LIGHTS. NEW HARDWOOD FLRS UPSTAIRS, FOUR COMPLETELY RENOVATED BATHROOMS. NEW HARDWARE & LIGHTING. LIBRARY FEATURES CUSTOM BUILT-INS. LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE & ELEGANT DINING ROOM, GRANITE BUTLER’S PANTRY. GOURMET CHEF’S KITCHEN, VIKING PROFESSIONAL GAS COOKTOP, SUB-ZERO, LARGE GRANITE CENTER ISLAND WITH COUNTERTOP SEATING, WALK-IN PANTRY & COMMAND CENTER. ADJACENT 2-STORY FAMILY ROOM OPENS TO KITCHEN. LUXURIOUS MASTER SUITE, NEW DUAL CALIFORNIA CLOSETS, PRINCESS SUITE & JACK-AND-JILL. FINISHED LOWER LEVEL, MIRRORED EXERCISE RM, 2ND FULL KITCHEN, EXTRA HIGH CEILINGS. BUILT-IN SPEAKERS. PRIVATE FENCED BACK YARD, BRICK PAVER PATIO & FRONT WALK. BIRMINGHAM SCHOOLS. EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY BUILT HOME BY THE DENEWETH CO!

Listed with Max Broock, REALTORS®-Birmingham


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$1,495,000 :: 1420 FAIRFAX ST, Birmingham MI, 48009

4 beds, 4 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 4,712 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,632 sq ft
Added: 05/31/16, Last Updated: 05/31/16
Property Type: 2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21169255
Community: Birmingham (63192)
Tract: CASPAR J LINGEMAN’S QUARTON ROAD UNIT NO 1
Status: Active

EXQUISITELY RENOVATED IN QUARTON LAKE ESTATES. WONDERFUL CORNER LOT WITH THREE CAR SIDE ENTRY HEATED GARAGE. OVER $200,000 IN IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PAST TWO YEARS. NEW MAHOGANY FRONT DOOR OPENS TO 2-STORY FOYER. CROWN MOLDING, RICHLY STAINED & REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLRS. RECESSED LED LIGHTS. NEW HARDWOOD FLRS UPSTAIRS, FOUR COMPLETELY RENOVATED BATHROOMS. NEW HARDWARE & LIGHTING. LIBRARY FEATURES CUSTOM BUILT-INS. LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE & ELEGANT DINING ROOM, GRANITE BUTLER’S PANTRY. GOURMET CHEF’S KITCHEN, VIKING PROFESSIONAL GAS COOKTOP, SUB-ZERO, LARGE GRANITE CENTER ISLAND WITH COUNTERTOP SEATING, WALK-IN PANTRY & COMMAND CENTER. ADJACENT 2-STORY FAMILY ROOM OPENS TO KITCHEN. LUXURIOUS MASTER SUITE, NEW DUAL CALIFORNIA CLOSETS, PRINCESS SUITE & JACK-AND-JILL. FINISHED LOWER LEVEL, MIRRORED EXERCISE RM, 2ND FULL KITCHEN, EXTRA HIGH CEILINGS. BUILT-IN SPEAKERS. PRIVATE FENCED BACK YARD, BRICK PAVER PATIO & FRONT WALK. BIRMINGHAM SCHOOLS. EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY BUILT HOME BY THE DENEWETH CO!

Listed with Max Broock, REALTORS~-Birmingham


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$1,495,000 :: 1420 FAIRFAX ST, Birmingham MI, 48009

4 beds, 4 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 4,712 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,632 sq ft
Added: 05/31/16, Last Updated: 05/31/16
Property Type: 2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21169255
Community: Birmingham (63192)
Tract: CASPAR J LINGEMAN’S QUARTON ROAD UNIT NO 1
Status: Active

EXQUISITELY RENOVATED IN QUARTON LAKE ESTATES. WONDERFUL CORNER LOT WITH THREE CAR SIDE ENTRY HEATED GARAGE. OVER $200,000 IN IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PAST TWO YEARS. NEW MAHOGANY FRONT DOOR OPENS TO 2-STORY FOYER. CROWN MOLDING, RICHLY STAINED & REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLRS. RECESSED LED LIGHTS. NEW HARDWOOD FLRS UPSTAIRS, FOUR COMPLETELY RENOVATED BATHROOMS. NEW HARDWARE & LIGHTING. LIBRARY FEATURES CUSTOM BUILT-INS. LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE & ELEGANT DINING ROOM, GRANITE BUTLER’S PANTRY. GOURMET CHEF’S KITCHEN, VIKING PROFESSIONAL GAS COOKTOP, SUB-ZERO, LARGE GRANITE CENTER ISLAND WITH COUNTERTOP SEATING, WALK-IN PANTRY & COMMAND CENTER. ADJACENT 2-STORY FAMILY ROOM OPENS TO KITCHEN. LUXURIOUS MASTER SUITE, NEW DUAL CALIFORNIA CLOSETS, PRINCESS SUITE & JACK-AND-JILL. FINISHED LOWER LEVEL, MIRRORED EXERCISE RM, 2ND FULL KITCHEN, EXTRA HIGH CEILINGS. BUILT-IN SPEAKERS. PRIVATE FENCED BACK YARD, BRICK PAVER PATIO & FRONT WALK. BIRMINGHAM SCHOOLS. EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY BUILT HOME BY THE DENEWETH CO!

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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Mood Ring House: Would You Wear Your Emotion on Your Home?

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Mood rings change color as our finger temperature fluctuates—this house changes color with the tap of a finger.

Behold the Mood Ring House, a rainbow spectacle outfitted with LED lamps that reflect the owner’s disposition at night. The single-family home, located in Fayetteville, Ark., was conceived by SILO AR+D as an “exploration of how architecture can have different day and night presences with distinct experiential and spatial qualities.”

ArchDaily reports:

“At night, illuminated soffits construct volumes out of projecting colored light from concealed energy efficient LED fixtures. Colors are derived from the temperament of the house and directly by the owners’ desire.”

Economical at $80 per square foot, the T-shaped house was designed to minimize costs and environmental impact, with work space assigned to the compact ground floor and living spaces spread across the second level. The house derives natural light from a north-facing shed roof, and boasts southern and western views of the surrounding forest and mountains.

The Mood Ring House is not the only color-changer on the block—neighbors are purported to have installed colored LED fixtures on their homes when construction of the house ended. (That’ll make an appraiser’s task much easier.)

The house also calls to mind another multicolored home in California, painted with a mica-laced shade that shifts with the sun.

Would you wear your emotion on your house? Something tells us the mood ring movement has only just begun.

Credits: Dwell, SILO AR+D

This post was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. Check the blog daily for top real estate tips and trends.

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Mood Ring House: Would You Wear Your Emotion on Your Home?

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Mood rings change color as our finger temperature fluctuates—this house changes color with the tap of a finger.

Behold the Mood Ring House, a rainbow spectacle outfitted with LED lamps that reflect the owner’s disposition at night. The single-family home, located in Fayetteville, Ark., was conceived by SILO AR+D as an “exploration of how architecture can have different day and night presences with distinct experiential and spatial qualities.”

ArchDaily reports:

“At night, illuminated soffits construct volumes out of projecting colored light from concealed energy efficient LED fixtures. Colors are derived from the temperament of the house and directly by the owners’ desire.”

Economical at $80 per square foot, the T-shaped house was designed to minimize costs and environmental impact, with work space assigned to the compact ground floor and living spaces spread across the second level. The house derives natural light from a north-facing shed roof, and boasts southern and western views of the surrounding forest and mountains.

The Mood Ring House is not the only color-changer on the block—neighbors are purported to have installed colored LED fixtures on their homes when construction of the house ended. (That’ll make an appraiser’s task much easier.)

The house also calls to mind another multicolored home in California, painted with a mica-laced shade that shifts with the sun.

Would you wear your emotion on your house? Something tells us the mood ring movement has only just begun.

Credits: Dwell, SILO AR+D

This post was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. Check the blog daily for top real estate tips and trends.

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Tee It Up! Golf and Real Estate Are a Lot Alike

I love golf. Growing up in the Buffini household, it was almost a religion. Each of us kids was introduced to the game by our dad, George, and every summer we’d receive a handful of balls that were to last us until fall. If you lost one, you’d better find one.

Golf is a game that tests you in so many ways; one minute you’re having the game of your life, and the next, you’re thinking about taking up a different sport. Some days, the harder I try, the worse it gets. And then it happens: I hit one incredible shot and get a glimmer of hope that keeps me coming back. Just like real estate…one good sale and we keep coming back for more.

The Importance of Feedback
Today’s professional golfer is not just a great golfer, but a great athlete, as well. Every top golfer in the world has an entourage of coaches and experts working day and night to help them perform at their highest level.

We all need feedback. We need to know when we’re doing the right things, and when we’re drifting off track.

In 2015, the average real estate agent earned just over $42,000. In 2015, Buffini & Company Coaching members earned over $336,698*—that’s eight times the national average. In fact, last year, a staggering one out of every eight homes sold in the United States was sold by an agent who was coached or trained by Buffini & Company.

What’s the difference between our members and other agents? Are our members luckier? Do they have thousands of friends on Facebook or followers on Twitter?

The difference is, just like great golfers, great real estate agents seek accountability to help them master the fundamentals. Buffini & Company members have this accountability in their coaches who provide the feedback we all need. The challenge in today’s world is that we often look to technology to take the place of the fundamentals we need to be successful.

Mastering the Fundamentals
Golf has made more advances with technology than any other sport. The thing is, the average amateur golfer’s score hasn’t improved in 30 years—it’s still 100 shots.

In real estate, we have all the gadgets and tools we need to succeed: the Internet, social media, smartphones, GPS systems, virtual online tools and more people living here today than 30 years ago. However, the average REALTOR® still only handles about 11 transactions annually. Regardless of the advances in technology, the outcome is the same.

The best golfers in the world say, “I’m working on my grip, my posture, my tempo.” When you talk to a Buffini & Company member, they say, “I’m networking and building relationships, writing my notes, making calls and setting goals—I just work the system.” In both cases, they’re working on the fundamentals.

To improve, you have to know what you need to do—and do it. Technology doesn’t work unless the fundamentals are in place.

If you want to raise your game, we have coaches and staff here to help. Take Peak Producers® to master the fundamentals, or sign up for a great event like Brian Buffini’s Success Tour or MarTech Trends. Whatever you decide, we can help you become the best that you can be.

Here’s to your success, on and off the course. Tee it high and let it fly.

*The only business coaching numbers that are tracked and verifiable

Dermot Buffini is CEO of Buffini & Company, North America’s largest real estate coaching and training company, which has helped over three million sales professionals in 37 different countries improve their business, increase net profit and enhance their quality of life since its founding in 1996.

For more information, visit http://buffiniandco.com.

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$1,049,000 :: 2521 YORKSHIRE Road, Birmingham MI, 48009

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4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 4,026 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 06/04/15, Last Updated: 05/30/16
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 215056373
Community: Birmingham
Tract: EAST MAPLE GARDENS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/23/2016 by 5%
Status: Sold

NEW CONSTRUCTION TUDOR STYLE COLONIAL – CHARACTER & CHARM – OVER 4,000 SQUARE FEET OF LUXURY LIVING – GRAND OPEN FLOOR PLAN – ALL BEDROOMS W/CONNECTING BATHS – PRIVATE PRINCESS SUITE – RARE, AMAZING 3 CAR TANDEM STYLE ATTACHED GARAGE – 9′ UNFINISHED BASEMENT CEILING HEIGHT – 9′ FIRST FLOOR CEILINGS – UPGRADED INTERIOR TRIM PACKAGE – PREMIUM APPLIANCES – EXTRA LARGE GRANITE ISLAND W/SEATING SPACE – EXQUISITE TUDOR ELEVATION – COVERED REAR LOGGIA/PORCH OVERLOOKING YARD – 4 1/2 BATHS – WALK IN PANTRY – MUD ROOM W/LOCKERS, CLOSET, AND BACK HALL FULL BATH – PREMIUM WINDOWS – EXCELLENT LOCATION ON HIGHLY DESIRED STREET WITH ALL WIDE LOTS – WALK TO POPULAR PEMBROKE PARK – WALK TO ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOLS – COMPLETION EXPECTED ON MAY 10, 2016 – QUALITY BUILT BY BABI CONSTRUCTION – SOD, SPRINKLERS, LANDSCAPE ALL INSTALLED – GORGEOUS HOME ON A BEAUTIFUL STREET OF CHARACTER FILLED VINTAGE AND NEWER HOMES.

Listed with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Bir


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