Most Popular Homes Last Month

Here are the most popular homes seen on FreedomRE.com last month!

12777 Oneida Woods Trail, Grand Ledge
$500,000
5 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 81236
6431 Woodcliffe Ln, East Lansing
$649,900
4 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 81595
4242 Beeman, Williamston
$299,800
3 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 83326
2044 Meech Rd., Williamston
$319,900
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 80777
15272 Sherwood Lane, Lansing
$218,500
3 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82486
6091 Heathfield Dr., East Lansing
$799,900
6 beds / 5.0 baths
MLS: 81445
15300 Center Rd., East Lansing
$289,900
4 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 80264
6371 Island Lake, East Lansing
$545,000
5 beds / 5.5 baths
MLS: 81665
4394 Dell Road, Lansing
$219,900
3 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82506
423 Pearl, Lansing
$67,000
Multi Family
MLS: 81576
9822 Missaukee, Haslett
$367,900
4 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82896
16717 Thorngate Rd., East Lansing
$584,900
5 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 80111
15252 Sherwood Lane, Lansing
$233,500
3 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82488
2691 Halyard Dr, Lansing
$178,900
3 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 83106
406 Centerlawn Ave, East Lansing
$179,900
2 beds / 1.5 baths
MLS: 81544
2115 Coolidge St, Lansing
$135,000
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 80854
12850 Paradise Dr., DeWitt
$474,900
4 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82474
611 Ardson, East Lansing
$639,000
5 beds / 3.5 baths
MLS: 81726
4916 Sugarbush Lane, Holt
$209,900
3 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 81647
8846 S Williams Rd, DeWitt
$205,000
4 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 82619

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Let’s Talk Poo

Poo? Yes, number 2. You see I’ve been reading up on septic systems for a client interested in buying some unimproved land and thought it best to write up what I’ve learned so we can all benefit.

The first thing to find out when buying land that doesn’t have a sewer hook up, is can I put a septic system in? To determine the answer to that question we would write up the purchase contract contingent on a site evaluation (aka perk test). The site evaluation runs about $300-$800 and would tell you if you can install a conventional system or if an alternative system (aka: engineered or mounded system) would be necessary. It will also tell you where you can have the system installed.

Should a conventional system be sufficient you will be looking at about $3,000-$15,000 for the installation. Also, the installation will be completely below ground. Figure on inspections every three years at a cost of about $200-$600 and periodic pumping of the tank at $200-$400.

On the other hand, if the ground water or bedrock are too high you will likely need to have an engineered (aka: mounded) system installed. Here you’re looking at $15,000 to $30,000 for installation and the system will cause a bulge or “mound” in the land. In addition, there is more maintenance and upkeep with a mounded system so make sure to factor in another $500-$1000/year for that.

As you can see the costs fluctuate widely and that’s a great reason to get multiple quotes. Just make sure when you make your selection that you don’t just pick the cheapest option or you may find yourself in deep do-do (quite literally).

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Most Popular Homes Last Month

Here are the most popular homes seen on FreedomRE.com last month!

4871 Sycamore Street, Holt
$209,000
4 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 79422
6431 Woodcliffe Ln, East Lansing
$649,900
4 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 81595
16717 Thorngate Rd., East Lansing
$584,900
5 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 80111
6091 Heathfield Dr., East Lansing
$799,900
6 beds / 5.0 baths
MLS: 81445
6371 Island Lake, East Lansing
$545,000
5 beds / 5.5 baths
MLS: 81665
12777 Oneida Woods Trail, Grand Ledge
$504,900
5 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 81236
15300 Center Rd., East Lansing
$289,900
4 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 80264
504 Windy Rush, DeWitt
$259,000
4 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 82140
2115 Coolidge St, Lansing
$139,900
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 80854
2824 Kittansett, Okemos
$569,900
6 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 79904
2044 Meech Rd., Williamston
$319,900
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 80777
3512 Colchester Rd, Lansing
$154,000
4 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82393
977 Pennine Ridge Way, Grand Ledge
$234,900
4 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82190
15272 Sherwood Lane, Lansing
$218,500
3 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82486
1108 S Geneva, DeWitt
$229,900
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 82476
4624 Nakoma, Okemos
$675,000
5 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 80792
3843 Rudyard Way, Lansing
$219,500
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 80039
15252 Sherwood Lane, Lansing
$233,500
3 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82488
12850 Paradise Dr., DeWitt
$484,900
4 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82474
423 Pearl, Lansing
$74,900
Multi Family
MLS: 81576

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Most Popular Homes Last Week

Here are the most popular homes seen on FreedomRE.com last week!

4871 Sycamore Street, Holt
$209,000
4 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 79422
16203 Park Lake Road, East Lansing
$163,930
3 beds / 1.0 baths
MLS: 81743
2824 Kittansett, Okemos
$569,900
6 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 79904
6234 Pine Hollow, East Lansing
$629,900
4 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 80132
1273 Cambria, East Lansing
$795,000
4 beds / 3.5 baths
MLS: 78323
936 Whittier Drive, East Lansing
$265,000
3 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 82698
15272 Sherwood Lane, Lansing
$218,500
3 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82486
2126 Long Leaf Tr, Okemos
$289,900
4 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 83010
2115 Coolidge St, Lansing
$139,900
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 80854
15247 Sherwood Lane, DeWitt
$201,500
3 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 82483

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Most Popular Homes Last Week

Here are the most popular homes seen on FreedomRE.com last week!

4871 Sycamore Street, Holt
$214,900
4 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 79422
3722 Ridgefield Drive, Lansing
$154,900
4 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 81500
16717 Thorngate Rd., East Lansing
$584,900
5 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 80111
6431 Woodcliffe Ln, East Lansing
$649,900
4 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 81595
15300 Center Rd., East Lansing
$289,900
4 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 80264
6091 Heathfield Dr., East Lansing
$825,000
6 beds / 5.0 baths
MLS: 81445
2115 Coolidge St, Lansing
$139,900
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 80854
1728 Tecumseh River Dr., Lansing
$124,900
4 beds / 1.5 baths
MLS: 81965
2044 Meech Rd., Williamston
$319,900
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 80777
12777 Oneida Woods Trail, Grand Ledge
$519,900
5 beds / 4.5 baths
MLS: 81236

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Most Popular Homes Last Week

Here are the most popular homes seen on FreedomRE.com last week!

4871 Sycamore Street, Holt
$219,900
4 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 79422
3915 Cloverdale Ave., Okemos
$259,900
4 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 81340
324 Walbridge Drive, East Lansing
$499,900
4 beds / 3.5 baths
MLS: 81441
4810 W Clark, Lansing
$399,900
5 beds / 3.5 baths
MLS: 81766
5515 Pocasset Way, Holt
$164,900
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 81934
624 Aquila, East Lansing
$545,000
3 beds / 3.0 baths
MLS: 80715
4375 Elmwood, Okemos
$159,900
3 beds / 1.5 baths
MLS: 81538
2118 Cedar St., Holt
$169,900
Commercial
MLS: 79359
2231 Webster Road, Lansing
$159,900
3 beds / 2.0 baths
MLS: 81191
235 Wind-n-wood, Okemos
$330,000
3 beds / 2.5 baths
MLS: 81138

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Water Heater Mainteance

Consider hiring a plumbing company to do annual service on all of your water systems, including your hot water heater. Generally the things a certified plumber will do to maintain your water heater will include:

  • Cleaning out your dirty burner chamber because it can cause a fire and can make burning less efficient
  • Flushing your tank to rid it of any sediment that may have collected at the bottom and is impeding heating efficiency
  • Testing the thermostat and pressure release valves to make sure they are operating correctly