$142,000 :: 31388 LYONS CIR E, Warren MI, 48092

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,107 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 11/06/17, Last Updated: 01/30/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21387245
Community: Warren (50023)
Tract: GREEN ACRES
Status: Sold

One year home warranty included on this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, brick ranch with 2 car garage, situated in North Warren. Features include: Newer vinyl floor in kitchen, hardwood floors, newer appliances, and gas fireplace in living room. A finished basement with full bath, kitchen area, bedroom, and EGRESS window, expands your living area. All appliances are included.

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$131,900 :: 32428 SHAWN DR, Warren MI, 48088

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,212 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 10/02/17, Last Updated: 01/29/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21374884
Community: Warren (50023)
Tract: BALMORAL PARK
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/16/2017 by 4%
Status: Sold

Great curb appeal is what you will think when you pull up to this ideal, very well maintained brick RANCH that features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, finished basement, 2.5 car detached garage and a nice fenced-in yard with patio. Warren Consolidated Schools all within close proximity. Don’t wait! This beautiful home should be on top of your list to see today!

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$105,000 :: 11926 HERBERT, Warren MI, 48089

3 beds, 1 bath
Home size: 1,100 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 01/27/18, Last Updated: 01/27/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 366639
Community: Warren (50023)
Status: Sold

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$49,900 :: 12889 PROSPECT AVE, Warren MI, 48089

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2 beds, 1 bath
Home size: 700 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,920 sq ft
Added: 01/27/18, Last Updated: 01/27/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21408979
Community: Warren (50023)
Tract: JOHN F KEY’S KEY’SLA
Status: Active

Cute 2 bedroom Ranch, Newer vinyl siding and windows. Perfect starter home or investment opportunity.

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$66,500 :: 22263 CUNNINGHAM Avenue, Warren MI, 48091

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3 beds, 1.1 baths
Home size: 1,143 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 10/22/17, Last Updated: 01/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217095350
Community: Warren
Tract: WM MASCH FARM
The price of this listing was last increased on 10/22/2017 by 13%
Status: Sold

NEWLY UPDATED 3 BEDROOM RANCH STYLE HOME WITH ONE AND A HALF BATHROOM. GOOD SIZED LIVING ROOM AND FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE. OVERSIZED 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. HUGE DECK AND NICE SIZE BACKYARD. NEW LAMINATE FLOORING IN LIVING, FAMILY AND ALL BEDROOMS. NEW CERAMIC FLOORING IN KITCHEN AND BATHROOM. GREAT STARTER HOME AND MOVE IN READY!

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Amazon Closes In: What HQ2 Means for Housing in the Top 20

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Amazon is a step closer to finalizing its HQ2 plans, having narrowed its sights on the top 20 contenders after receiving over 230 proposals from across North America. While the winning city could be any one of the short-list nominees, Amazon has made one thing clear: It is looking to build HQ2 away from the West Coast, which currently houses its principal headquarters in Seattle, Wash. Although Los Angeles is still in the realm of possibility after making Amazon’s top 20 list, most of the other locations are closer to the East Coast, with a few others scattered across the country.

Here are the cities Amazon is zoning in on:

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Denver, Colo.
  • Nashville, Tenn.
  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Austin, Texas
  • Boston, Mass.
  • New York City, N.Y.
  • Newark, N.J.
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Montgomery County, Md.
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • Northern Virginia, Va.
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Miami, Fla.

“Amazon will bring thousands of high-paying jobs to one of these cities and will boost overall local economic growth—all of those highly-skilled engineers will need doctors, real estate agents, barbers, babysitters and baristas, too,” said Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow, in response to the top 20.

With new job opportunities, the chosen city can expect a surge in relocations or commuters from those seeking employment.

“We would pull from other big cities like Cleveland and Cincinnati and even outside of the state,” says Lee Ritchie, REALTOR® and team leader of the Ritchie Realty Group at RE/MAX Metro Plus in Columbus, Ohio. “We are already pulling in people from outside of the community.”

Daniel Evenchen, REALTOR® with the Mike McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach REALTORS®, believes Philadelphia’s prime location nearby other massive metro areas is one of the biggest reasons Amazon has short-listed it.

“Of a location perspective, we’re very close to Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York, but, comparatively, we have a lot of room for growth,” says Evenchen.

If Amazon attracts more individuals willing to relocate rather than commute, the winning location will need to prepare for an influx of incoming buyers and renters. The top 20 cities are already making plans for the possibility of HQ2.

“It is affecting the decisions of buyers and sellers right now,” Evenchen says. “I have a lot of clients who are thinking of selling and brought up Amazon. They are kind of holding off on selling and are thinking of renting their homes instead so that the value of their home appreciates if Amazon comes through. Buyers are thinking this is a great time to buy, as well.”

However, adapting to a flood of new buyers will not be easy. Many of the top 20 cities are currently dealing with tight inventory, a problem that will only be exacerbated if Amazon moves in. The proof is in Seattle.

“…Accommodating growth on this scale will be a challenge for any city,” Terrazas said. “As Amazon grew from a startup bookstore into the nation’s dominant retailer, Seattle grew alongside it—which caused some growing pains. Seattle home values have almost doubled and rents have increased by half, straining affordability.”

Evenchen foresees a challenge in the new construction market. Since the rental market in Philadelphia is moving quickly, any incoming buyers who are looking for new housing may be met with few options.

“The Philadelphia real estate market is probably going to experience a very sharp increase,” says Evenchen. “Right now, the market is extremely soft. We are seeing tenants and renters really negotiating in a tough market. At this point, vacant land is extremely difficult to come by. It’s highly sought-after. [Amazon] would probably just reinforce what’s been going on.”

Ritchie believes Columbus will face similar challenges.

“Our struggle would be that we wouldn’t have enough inventory,” Ritchie says. “We need builders to construct more houses, and prices on existing homes would go up for sure. The Downtown Columbus market—the urban market—is very hot, and a lot of people want to work here. There will be plenty of rentals, but, at this juncture, we may have difficulty in this market.”

Regardless of challenges, these cities made Amazon’s top 20 list for a reason. Ritchie believes Columbus caught Amazon’s eye because of its ability to attract millennials, and its talented workforce, moderate housing costs and standard of living. Terrazas agrees.

“Columbus may be a surprise to some, but it has long featured a dynamic combination of size, affordability, access to higher education and room to grow,” said Terrazas, stating that the top 20 list is made up of well-established cities.

“Boston is home to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities, and clearly fits Amazon’s requirement for ready access to top-tier tech talent,” Terrazas said. “Austin has been among the nation’s hottest markets for several years now, and is also home to Whole Foods, which Amazon recently acquired. Atlanta and Pittsburgh have the benefit of being incredibly affordable markets, with some of the lowest median home values and rents among the top 20 list. Amazon clearly has a tough job choosing between these 20 unique communities, and it will be interesting to see how things shake out in the coming months.”

As for Philadelphia, Evenchen believes the location’s potential is in its diversity.

“It’s very much a big little town,” Evenchen says. “It’s a city of neighborhoods. It’s extremely walkable and bike-able. Our public transportation is pretty robust and there has been a great deal of investment in parks and recreation. They just dedicated $90 million to connect the Delaware River to the hub, making it a little more accessible to the waterfront.”

Meanwhile, other cities, such as Los Angeles, are already dealing with more severe challenges.

“With very dense buildings, there are only a few places in Los Angeles where there are walkable areas,” says Natalya Shcherbatyuk, broker/owner of Flat Rate Real Estate. “At the same time, traveling around the city by car is a nightmare. The streets and freeways are overloaded all day, and not only during rush hour.”

However, with every challenge comes an opportunity. Shcherbatyuk believes one of the city’s biggest obstacles may turn out to be an advantage.

“Right now there is a construction boom in L.A.,” Shcherbatyuk says. “There is an acute shortage of housing for rent [at an affordable price] and the expensive apartments are empty, so maybe it will not be necessary to build a lot of new housing for high-salaried Amazon employees.”

Over 85 percent of the cities that submitted proposals didn’t make the cut, and many feel Amazon is losing out on their location’s advantages.

“Obviously, we are all disappointed Amazon did not name Detroit as one of the 20 cities they will be further evaluating for their new ‘HQ2,’” said Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, in response to the top 20. “We are not deterred in any way, shape or form. Detroit is the most exciting city in the country right now, and the momentum continues to build every single day.”

Cities that were not chosen should not discount the possibility of other major tech giants making their way over. With the new tax bill in place, various companies have announced they are putting their tax cuts to good use.

“We have no doubt our best days are ahead of us,” Gilbert said of Detroit. “There are numerous large and small deals you will continue to see develop into reality in the months and years ahead.”

Apple, for example, announced its plans to build a new major campus stateside; however, the New York Times reports that Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, will not be following in Amazon’s footsteps, and instead using a different strategy to find Apple’s ideal location, rather than relying on a public bidding process.

Regardless of how these companies decide on new ventures, the winning cities can expect a bustling local economy that creates new jobs and a busy real estate market.

“It would be good for everyone,” Ritchie says. “For jobs, for new inventory, and, of course, for sellers whose home values would increase.”

Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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$98,900 :: 29192 YORKSHIRE LN, Warren MI, 48088

2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,179 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 01/24/18, Last Updated: 01/24/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 21408164
Community: Warren (50023)
Tract: SCARBOROUGH SQUARE CONDO
Status: Active

Adorable, spacious FHA approved townhouse with private patio!! Condo has loads of updates- six panel doors, new carpet in 2014, new tile in master bath and crown molding in the living room! Kitchen features butcher block island, brick backsplash, large dining area and doorwall with access to patio! Private patio has privacy fence, brick pavers and bbq grill with gas hookup! Patio has gate with access to covered carport with two assigned spaces! Large master bedroom with double closets, ceiling fan and access to updated bathroom! Second bedroom has a large walk in closet and a ceiling fan! Basement has plenty of storage, workbench, and laundry! Association fee includes water, snow removal. lawn service, and exterior maintenance. Close to freeways, restaurants, and the Warren City Center!

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$124,500 :: 24515 BLACKMAR AVE, Warren MI, 48091

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 962 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 11/15/17, Last Updated: 01/23/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21390222
Community: Warren (50023)
Tract: AGNES SHELL
Status: Sold

Gorgeous 3 bedroom brick ranch in a great neighborhood within the award winning Center Line School District. Large open basement with a 1/2 bath, oversized 2 car detached garage, and nestled on a spacious 83 X 105 lot. New carpet (17), fresh paint (17), updated bath, 100 amp electrical panel (17), new kitchen flooring (17), some fixtures (17), side entry door (17), newer AC, and black kitchen appliances (17). Large kitchen with eating area that opens to the living room. This home is a must see!

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$146,345 :: 29445 WOODPARK CIR, Warren MI, 48092

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,670 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/22/15, Last Updated: 01/22/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 21406285
Community: Warren (50023)
Tract: CREEKS EDGE AT HERITAGE VILLAG
Status: Sold

*New Construction*Unit Not Completed*Model Open: Tues, Wed & Fri 1 pm ? 7 pm, Sat & Sun 12 pm ? 6 pm. 29307 Woodpark Circle, Warren MI 48092. Creeks Edge at Heritage Village: 2nd floor ranch. 2 Bedroom with Loft area or 3 large bedrooms with large closets, 2 full baths, Huge Great Room w/ vaulted ceilings and optional fireplace. Very nice kitchen, Standard Granite counter tops, Range, Microwave, and Dishwasher are standard, Balcony off Kitchen Nook, 1 Car Attached garage.

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All You Need to Know About Garage Security

According to SafeBee.com, recent reports and social media posts are advising homeowners to use a zip tie to secure their door release mechanisms on the emergency latch present on automatic garage door openers. Although the advice is meant to help reduce burglaries, SafeBee.com says the practice can put homeowners in danger.

Using a zip tie to “lock” this mechanism basically removes this safety feature from the door operator system, putting homeowners and others at risk, as the safety function may not work when needed.

Although reports recommend the addition of the zip tie to avoid garage break-ins, those reports leave out the important safety function that may be disabled by doing so.

To enhance the security of your home while helping to ensure the safe operation of your garage door, SafeBee.com shares these tips from UL and the Door and Access Systems Manufacturer’s Association (DASMA):

  • Never interfere with or defeat the manual emergency release mechanism on your garage door operator.
  • Check with your garage door opener dealer or retailer to see what other safety or security features are available for your particular opener or door model.
  • Consider adding an automatic lock, if available, for your opener.
  • Always lock the entry door between the garage and your house, and any other door or windows that may be in your garage.
  • Consider arming your home or premises with a security system.
  • Do not leave valuables, such as bicycles, tools and equipment, visible from an open garage.
  • Do not leave the garage door transmitter visible in your car, and keep car doors locked if a transmitter is inside the car.
  • For garage doors with windows, use a frosted glass coating, if possible.
  • Finally, if your garage door operator has this feature, enable “vacation mode” when leaving home for an extended period of time, which locks out remote controls from activating the door.

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