$550,000 :: 815 RIDGEDALE AVE, Birmingham MI, 48009

5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,200 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 09/23/17, Last Updated: 09/24/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21371997
Community: Birmingham (63192)
Tract: HIGHLAND VIEW ADD
Status: Active

Exquisite wood and brick Craftsman Colonial in the center of Birmingham. Two blocks from the city park, and two blocks from the hub of downtown, this home rests in the heart of the community and retains it’s original character and charm with fresh updates that include new furnace, main bathroom, light fixtures, large gourmet kitchen, fresh exterior and interior paint, and new city gas and waterlines installed. Fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, spacious detached garage, 3rd floor bath and bedroom for a possible nanny living quarters, charming fenced in backyard, and an exceptional layout make this home the perfect buy at a great price. Schedule a showing today!Walk to downtown in a few minutes, fantastic neighbors, and excellent schools! The updated kitchen and bathrooms are luxurious and have a fantastic layout for hosting large gatherings all year round.

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$809,900 :: 1524 WASHINGTON Boulevard, Birmingham MI, 48009

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4 beds, 3.1 baths
Home size: 2,722 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 09/23/17, Last Updated: 09/23/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217086432
Community: Birmingham
Tract: RESUB OF BIRMINGHAM-LINCOLN
Status: Active

Enjoy this newly remodeled Birmingham Colonial home with an amazing open floor plan. The spacious living room and dining room open to the gourmet kitchen with a large granite island and stainless appliances. Great for entertaining! Cozy up by the fireplace in the spacious master suite with a newly remodeled bath with soaking tub. (Second floor laundry) Lower level recreational room is a great getaway. This is a great opportunity to live within walking proximity to downtown Birmingham. Check out the Matterport 3D tour !!!!The buyer Agent is required to be physically present for all showings unless prior express written consent is given by the Listing Agent and/or Seller .

Virtual Tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=db5xQH2Rtrr

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$2,499,000 :: 1022 LAKESIDE DR, Birmingham MI, 48009

6 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 5,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 09/22/17, Last Updated: 09/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21371737
Community: Birmingham (63192)
Tract: QUARTON LAKE ESTATES-REPLAT
Status: Active

BEGIN LIVING THE LIFESTYLE OF YOUR DREAMS IN THIS NEWEST HOME BY TOWN BUILDING COMPANY. THE EPITOME OF LUXURY LIVING & THE HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS THROUGHOUT, ALMOST 7500 SQUARE FEET OF FINISHED LIVING SPACES. LOCATED ON ONE OF BIRMINGHAMS MOST SOUGHT AFTER STREETS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN. LIVE IN A WORLD THAT MOST PEOPLE CAN ONLY IMAGINE WITH FIVE EXTRAORDINARY BEDROOM SUITES, THE FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP THROUGHOUT, THE MOST EXQUISITE ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS & UNPARALLELED AMENITIES AT EVERY TURN. FINISHED LOWER LEVEL WITH A FULL BEDROOM AND BATH, MEDIA ROOM, WET BAR AND FITNESS ROOM. RARE 3-CAR, SIDE-ENTRY GARAGE. BUILDER PROVIDES A 2 YEAR WARRANTY WITH HIS HOMES. HOME IS SLATED FOR COMPLETION JANUARY 2018

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$2,499,000 :: 1022 LAKESIDE DR, Birmingham MI, 48009

6 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 5,000 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 09/22/17, Last Updated: 09/22/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21371737
Community: Birmingham (63192)
Tract: QUARTON LAKE ESTATES-REPLAT
Status: Active

BEGIN LIVING THE LIFESTYLE OF YOUR DREAMS IN THIS NEWEST HOME BY TOWN BUILDING COMPANY. THE EPITOME OF LUXURY LIVING & THE HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS THROUGHOUT, ALMOST 7500 SQUARE FEET OF FINISHED LIVING SPACES. LOCATED ON ONE OF BIRMINGHAMS MOST SOUGHT AFTER STREETS IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN. LIVE IN A WORLD THAT MOST PEOPLE CAN ONLY IMAGINE WITH FIVE EXTRAORDINARY BEDROOM SUITES, THE FINEST CRAFTSMANSHIP THROUGHOUT, THE MOST EXQUISITE ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS & UNPARALLELED AMENITIES AT EVERY TURN. FINISHED LOWER LEVEL WITH A FULL BEDROOM AND BATH, MEDIA ROOM, WET BAR AND FITNESS ROOM. RARE 3-CAR, SIDE-ENTRY GARAGE. BUILDER PROVIDES A 2 YEAR WARRANTY WITH HIS HOMES. HOME IS SLATED FOR COMPLETION JANUARY 2018

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$289,900 :: 1336 RUFFNER Avenue, Birmingham MI, 48009

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3 beds, 1.1 baths
Home size: 1,103 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,791 sq ft
Added: 09/21/17, Last Updated: 09/21/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217085670
Community: Birmingham
Tract: LEINBACH-HUMPHREY’S WOODW
Status: Active

Vintage Birmingham Colonial circa 1926. Very walk-able location w/ all downtown amenities close-by. Relax and enjoy the front sitting porch. Enter to a Lg, bright living room. The formal DR has a doorwall to a wonderful outdoor entertaining space. The galley kitchen is updated & has great storage & work area. There is a convenient 1/2 math on the 1st floor & a full bath on the second level, which also features 3 bedrooms. Updates in 2017 include plumbing, HWH, C/A, & furnace. Very nice yard w/ gardens & sprinklers, 2 car garage, Birmingham Schools. Make Home Here.

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The Latest and Greatest Fall Home Trends

As the days shorten and autumn arrives, it’s time to start considering holiday gift items, or even a couple of household goodies you might just want to keep for yourself.

Take, for example, the remotely controllable slow cooker from WeMo, which lets you check on your meal in progress without actually having to be in the kitchen. Quickly and easily adjust your device’s temperature and cook time via the WeMo smartphone app, or just turn it on or off completely while you’re away. Plus, its six-quart oval stoneware cooking chamber is removable and dishwasher-safe.

Forget fall foliage and Indian corn—add some festive color to any of your home’s doorways with a natural or faux berry fall wreath. Many retail and online home stores and garden centers are offering stemmed bittersweet wreaths gleaming with russet red and persimmon, instead of autumn’s more understated browns and oranges.

Or, add rustic charm to any abode with small-scale set of burnished-bronze Anthropologie Airen antlers (Anthropologie.com, $21). Their hefty aluminum build is sturdy enough for holding purses and scarves by the door, or can just as easily be displayed in the living or bedroom as cruelty-free, cabin-inspired wall art.

Match them up with a pair of Pier 1 Imports antler-shaped candle stands ($28 each). Substitute in lieu of a traditional cornucopia to open up the visual space, while giving any tabletop or nook a more dramatic feel.

If you’re not ready to panel an entire room, or looking to add a few natural woody accents, try Target.com for one or more sets of decorative Weathered brand wood panels. Their eye-catching geometric design is described as the perfect home decor for the minimalist household.

Or if you want the easy-to-apply—and remove—effect of wood, JCPenny.com offers extremely authentic-looking and American-made Beachwood Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper. Use it to freshen up a backsplash, as intriguing shelf-backing, to accent small areas, or on an entire wall.

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For Least Valuable U.S. Homes, Housing Crisis Recovery Lagging

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Revealed: 100 Best Places to Live in America

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Ever wondered who is living the good life, and where? A new study done by MONEY with the help of realtor.com® runs down the top 100 best places to live in the U.S.

But how does one quantify “best,” a term that feels quite subjective? The study’s methodology focuses on towns with a population of 10,000 to 100,000, to avoid the big cities and spotlight smaller suburbs and towns that often get overlooked as folks gush about Portland, Ore. and Austin, Texas.

The variables MONEY focused on with these smaller places included job availability, school systems, crime rates, convenience, home values and community/cultural outlets. Realtor.com stepped in to assist with the real estate aspect, and together the two sources unveiled 100 great places to live across the country, from North Dakota to New Jersey and back again.

So what are the top 10 spots? Some may surprise you:

  1. Fishers, Ind.
  2. Allen, Texas
  3. Monterey Park, Calif.
  4. Franklin, Tenn.
  5. Olive Branch, Miss.
  6. Dickinson, N.D.
  7. Lone Tree, Colo.
  8. North Arlington, N.J.
  9. Schaumburg, Ill.
  10. Bozeman, Mont.

For more details, check out MONEY’s post here, and to see how realtor.com broke down what is occurring in the “Best Places” housing markets, click here.

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What You Need to Earn to Live in the Cheapest and Priciest Metros

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Ever wonder how much bacon you need to bring in to live comfortably in some of our country’s largest metros? HSH.com recently revealed the salaries needed to live in a median-priced home in 50 of the hottest areas of the U.S., and the numbers may surprise you. While the national average of median home prices cost $255,600, requiring a salary of just over $56,000, the salary difference between the least expensive and the most expensive is nearly $200,000 (!!).

5 Least Expensive Metros

  • Pittsburgh: $35,329.29
  • Cleveland: $36,553.26
  • Indianapolis: $37,429.34
  • Oklahoma City: $37,854.04
  • Memphis: $37,964.05

5 Most Expensive Metros

  • San Jose: $221,363.63
  • San Francisco: $181,341.49
  • San Diego: $116,875.11
  • Los Angeles: $101,531.66
  • New York City: $99,136.79

It’s no real surprise that four of the five priciest metros are all in the state of California. Get the full results from HSH.com and see how realtor.com broke down what is occuring in the “Best Places” housing markets.

Zoe Eisenberg is RISMedia’s senior content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at zoe@rismedia.com.

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What You Need to Earn to Live in the Cheapest and Priciest Metros

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Ever wonder how much bacon you need to bring in to live comfortably in some of our country’s largest metros? HSH.com recently revealed the salaries needed to live in a median-priced home in 50 of the hottest areas of the U.S., and the numbers may surprise you. While the national average of median home prices cost $255,600, requiring a salary of just over $56,000, the salary difference between the least expensive and the most expensive is nearly $200,000 (!!).

5 Least Expensive Metros

  • Pittsburgh: $35,329.29
  • Cleveland: $36,553.26
  • Indianapolis: $37,429.34
  • Oklahoma City: $37,854.04
  • Memphis: $37,964.05

5 Most Expensive Metros

  • San Jose: $221,363.63
  • San Francisco: $181,341.49
  • San Diego: $116,875.11
  • Los Angeles: $101,531.66
  • New York City: $99,136.79

It’s no real surprise that four of the five priciest metros are all in the state of California. Get the full results from HSH.com and see how realtor.com broke down what is occuring in the “Best Places” housing markets.

Zoe Eisenberg is RISMedia’s senior content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at zoe@rismedia.com.

For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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