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Brighton Charities

Our REALTORS® invite you to spread kindness to those in need throughout the Brighton area by participating in Giving Tuesday. On December 3rd, we encourage you to take a moment of your time to support one of the local charities that devote their compassion and effort to improving the community. Any donation, no matter how large or small, to the following five charitable organizations, will dramatically improve the livelihood of the amazing men, women, and children we share our community with.

  1. Reaching Higher — 508 East Grand River Ste. 300 B., Brighton, MI 48116
    Reaching Higher aims to help the young people of Brighton live happier and healthier lives by reaching their full potential through leadership programs. Transitions from childhood through adolescence are often difficult for many young kids, especially if they lack emotional support at home. Reaching Higher uses an evidence-based curriculum to help these boys and girls develop life skills that will help them grow into the best versions of themselves.

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Saving for Down Payment

For a variety of reasons, many people consider moving away from their hometown. Whether it's for a new job or just a new start, here are some helpful money-saving tips before you relocate to one of the great Brighton homes for sale.

  1. Create a Budget
    This is the number one rule for all major financial undertakings. Have a reasonable idea of what your expenses will be and build in a cushion to cover unexpected costs. Include factors such as moving services and supplies, deposits and down payments, fuel, and overnight travel.

  2. Save Your Tax Refund
    Tax refunds are more or less "found" money not accounted for in regular household budgeting, so they can go a long way toward covering the expenses of moving.

  3. Pare Down Your Possessions
    Start going through clothing, furnishings, and other household items to determine what stays. Take whatever doesn't make the cut and pick up some extra bucks by holding a garage sale or selling the items through eBay or a consignment shop. As a bonus, you'll reduce expenses and labor by having less to move.

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Brighton Hiking Trails

You don't need an excuse to go for a hike in the Brighton area. With dozens of local parks and trails to choose from, there's always an adventure waiting. But in case you needed a little extra incentive, November 17th is National Hiking Day. In honor of the occasion, our REALTORS® are excited to highlight some favorite hiking destinations in the Brighton, MI area. 

  1. Huron Meadows Metropark - 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI 48116
    The picturesque Huron Meadows Metropark spans more than 1,500 acres along the Huron River. Located minutes away from Brighton homes for sale, this park has become a favorite destination for hiking and biking, with well-groomed paths that meander through lush forests and wide-open meadows. You can explore 11 miles of trails at Huron Meadows Metropark, with easily accessible trailheads just south of Hammel Road at Cedar Ridge picnic area.

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Staging Tips During the Holidays

Selling your home during the holidays presents the opportunity to add a splash of festivity to your home staging. But there are some popular decorations you may want to leave in storage until next year. Decorations that complement the existing look of your home can be a great way to make your home feel warm, cozy, and inviting to buyers. Our REALTORS® know what it takes to stage a home during any season, and we've got some tips to help you stage your home for sale during the holidays.

  1. Less Is More
    Whether you normally go all-out with holiday decorating or opt for simple decorations, less is more when staging your home for sale during the holidays. Large lawn decorations and extensive outdoor lighting may be fun, but they're not the best choice when competing with other Brighton homes for sale. Instead, opt for simple outdoor lighting that highlights the best features of the home, and small, tasteful touches indoors.

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