$495,000 :: 880 RIDGEDALE AVE, Birmingham MI, 48009

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,162 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 11/17/17, Last Updated: 01/13/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21390896
Community: Birmingham (63192)
Tract: POPPLETON HEIGHTS SUB
Status: Pending

Look at this one, it’s adorable! An updated Birmingham classic is located a stone?s throw away from downtown. A turn-key ready 4 bedroom colonial with 2.5 baths has a fresh coat of paint & BRAND NEW carpet. Hardwoods, archways, & cozy fireplace all add to the character & charm. The family room & breakfast nook open to back covered deck offering great outdoor living space. Private fenced yard. White kitchen with stainless appliances & new tile floor. Lovely master suite with walk-in closet, skylights, vaulted ceiling & spa-like bath. This home has been loved & well cared for. With great curb appeal and ideal location, this one is a must see!

Listed with Max Broock, REALTORS~-Birmingham


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Infographic: How Recent Buyers Purchased Their Home

Demand and home prices are increasing, but that has yet to keep homebuyers out of the market. Here is how they did it:

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$1,449,900 :: 1195 FAIRFAX ST, Birmingham MI, 48009

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4 beds, 5 baths
Home size: 4,411 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 01/12/18, Last Updated: 01/12/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21403393
Community: Birmingham (63192)
Tract: CASPAR J LINGEMAN’S QUART
Status: Active

Magnificent four bedroom, four full & one half bath brick colonial located in the highly coveted Quarton Lake Estates. This exquisite home features a newer Hunter Roberts kitchen w/custom gourmet cabinets, stone counters, large wolf range, sub zero fridge/freezer, Jenn air built-in double ovens, under counter microwave, warming drawer & large center island overlooking grand family room w/gas fireplace, mostly new hardwood flrs throughout, extensive crown moldings & woodwork, lst flr paneled library with gas fireplace & bay window, lst floor laundry, a spacious master suite w/large walk-in closet, a luxurious master bath w/Jacuzzi tub, Euro spa shower, dual vanities, the 4th bedrm is a private en suite, bonus or possible 5th bedrm on 2nd flr, professionally finished lower level w/small kitchen, full bath, great room w/surround sound, phenomenal storage, plantations shutters, three car garage, newer driveway, professionally landscaped private fenced yard, stone patio & parking pad.

Listed with Signature Sotheby’s International Realty


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$299,900 :: 1292 DAVIS Avenue, Birmingham MI, 48009

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0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,791 sq ft
Added: 01/11/18, Last Updated: 01/11/18
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 218002774
Community: Birmingham
Tract: LEINBACH-HUMPHREY’S WOODW
Status: Active

Super charming location–on the west side of Woodward south of Lincoln–walking distance to town! This house can either be lived in while under renovations or torn down–also listed under residential house MLS#218002760.

Listed with Monopoly Real Estate, LLC


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$299,900 :: 1292 DAVIS Avenue, Birmingham MI, 48009

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0 beds, 0 bath
Home size: 0 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,791 sq ft
Added: 01/11/18, Last Updated: 01/11/18
Property Type: Lot/Land/Acreage
MLS Number: 218002774
Community: Birmingham
Tract: LEINBACH-HUMPHREY’S WOODW
Status: Active

Super charming location–on the west side of Woodward south of Lincoln–walking distance to town! This house can either be lived in while under renovations or torn down–also listed under residential house MLS#218002760.

Listed with Monopoly Real Estate, LLC


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Nearly One Quarter of 2017 U.S. Home Sales Were Above the Asking Price

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3 Ways to Throwback Style

(Family Features)—When it’s time for a bathroom or kitchen upgrade, some of the greatest inspiration may come from another time entirely. Some of the most on-trend styles of today are actually throwbacks to bygone eras.

Learn how to make your updated spaces pay tribute to re-emerging trends and add your own modern touches with these three new-again looks.

Retro-Modern
A retro-modern design is unique in every way, with elements transitioning from the historically unfitted 1920s to 1950s charm and eccentricity. The result is a space that represents many eras and design styles, and the kitchen is the perfect space to bring this look to life.

Start by establishing a focal point for your retro-modern design, such as a functional nod to the past. Long before modern refrigeration, iceboxes were used in many of the homes in the early 20th century to keep foods fresh. It’s possible to mimic this look with the Wellborn Cabinet Premier Series, to achieve an icebox look that actually functions as storage space.

Use contrasting finishes, colors and textures to uniquely define a small space. For example, a modern cabinet scheme in a dark stain or paint contrasts beautifully with stainless steel hardware and a pop of color to break up the cold nature of stainless steel.

Then bring some uniformity with an option like Shaker decorative legs, which adds to the multi-era design feel. Deriving from the Shaker lifestyle and tradition, the tapering effect offers a beautiful yet simple design feature. Integrate the look across multiple elements, such as a wooden-style tapered leg icebox, along with stainless steel tapered legs on wall and peninsula cabinets, which can pair nicely with stainless-steel hardware and a 1950s Malt Shop grooved countertop.

Accessories are an important part of kitchen design, which is why they should be kept top of mind when building or designing that dream space. Features such as removable under-sink baskets and a double wastebasket kit lend ultimate practicality.

No matter the era, lighting is a must for a functional kitchen space. A carefully crafted, multi-layered lighting design is an essential component of a dream kitchen. An option like Hafele lighting, now offered through a partnership with Wellborn Cabinet, makes it possible to illuminate cabinetry, delivering ambient, accent, task and decorative lighting to create the right mood for any space.

Elegant
A beautiful, ornate bathroom with plenty of traditional features can truly be an interpretation of elegance in design. Plan for an abundance of luxurious, spa-like elements to achieve this look. Incorporate features such as warm hickory covering every inch of the walls and built-in lighting to set the tone for a relaxing atmosphere. Then incorporate antique-styled mirrors and glass hardware to create contrasts among the rich tones and texture.

You can create a distinctive alcove effect by situating the sink vanities directly between matching cabinet ends and recessing two mirrors into the wall. A decorative arch valance can add beauty and function, as this is an ideal place to tuck away lighting that provides depth and visibility.

Let a large soaking tub take center stage between the sink vanity and a custom makeup area. While you can rely on cabinetry for functional features, it’s also a way to continue adding elegant touches, such as a beautifully crafted tub skirt and arch that complements the vanity area.

No luxury bathroom is complete without a standalone makeup alcove outfitted with unique features like drawer dividers (perfect for hair accessories) and countertop hideaway cabinets. Consider creating a focal point using rounded spindles to create depth and allow the custom makeup section to stand out in the design. Lastly, embellish the distinguished look with molding options that highlight the feature areas and create a defined line around the room.

An elegant, spacious master bathroom is luxurious and functional, proving that practicality can be used in a glorious way.

Retro
Going to the extreme with your aesthetic with a retro design is all about fun, with features such as pops of color in the tile behind the vanities or fun and whimsical wallpaper. A 1950s-style bathroom lets you play on your childlike senses. From bright colors to mixed metals and textures, this unique design style pays respect to the era of carhops, Airstream Travel Trailers and Lucille Ball.

The key to making a throwback-styled design work for your contemporary needs is all in the modern elements. Think along the lines of illuminated drawers and cabinets and base pull-out wire baskets. These fun twists of technology paired with retro-styled elements make for a winning solution.

When it comes to the vanities and cabinetry, remember that both style and color can bring your retro design together. Don’t be afraid to step outside more traditional wood tones, and use unexpected colors, such as the pink hue available in Wellborn Cabinet’s ColorInspire program. For the woodwork, look for details such as conical-styled, slender legs that add to the 1950s feel.

Reminiscent of days past, a fabulous ’50s bathroom is the ultimate definition of an eccentric design.

There’s no time like now to begin planning your on-trend home upgrades. Explore the latest styles and home design options at wellborn.com.

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5 Interior Design Details for Winter

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Are you interested in adding a little seasonal oomph to your space? Below are a handful of cozy—and inexpensive—winter updates.

Cozy blankets galore. Nothing is better than a snuggly blanket on a cool winter evening. Drape heavier blankets over sofas, chairs or reading nooks, and even fold one up by the fireplace for stretching out on the floor. Just make sure it’s safely away from the flames!

Gray space. The color gray is a winter staple. Swap out your fiery fall throw pillows for a gunmetal shade, unroll a deep gray rug in the living or dining room, or update your window coverings to a gentle ash tone.

Candle craze. Soft lighting in winter can create a romantic, warm effect. Place candles around the house and ditch the harsh overheads as you settle in with that evening glass of wine.

Bring out your book lover. Stacks of books offer an inviting way to spend those chilly winter hours. Create attractive assemblies on side tables, shelves, inside your unused fireplace, or even in corners on the floor.

Wooden wonders. Adding wood accents to your home in the winter makes you feel like you’re living in a ski lodge. Pile logs in the corner for fire (or simple aesthetics) and add a rustic wood table by the sofa for setting that warm mug of tea. No table? Try a large, seasoned stump for some real rustic vibes.

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5 Interior Design Details for Winter

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Are you interested in adding a little seasonal oomph to your space? Below are a handful of cozy—and inexpensive—winter updates.

Cozy blankets galore. Nothing is better than a snuggly blanket on a cool winter evening. Drape heavier blankets over sofas, chairs or reading nooks, and even fold one up by the fireplace for stretching out on the floor. Just make sure it’s safely away from the flames!

Gray space. The color gray is a winter staple. Swap out your fiery fall throw pillows for a gunmetal shade, unroll a deep gray rug in the living or dining room, or update your window coverings to a gentle ash tone.

Candle craze. Soft lighting in winter can create a romantic, warm effect. Place candles around the house and ditch the harsh overheads as you settle in with that evening glass of wine.

Bring out your book lover. Stacks of books offer an inviting way to spend those chilly winter hours. Create attractive assemblies on side tables, shelves, inside your unused fireplace, or even in corners on the floor.

Wooden wonders. Adding wood accents to your home in the winter makes you feel like you’re living in a ski lodge. Pile logs in the corner for fire (or simple aesthetics) and add a rustic wood table by the sofa for setting that warm mug of tea. No table? Try a large, seasoned stump for some real rustic vibes.

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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San Jose and Raleigh are Zillow’s Hottest Housing Markets for 2018

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