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Brighton Gyms

New Year's resolutions can be hard to stick to, especially ones that involve integrating exercise into your busy schedule. Thankfully, these gyms around the Brighton area feature supportive trainers to help you stick to your fitness goals!

  1. Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp — 8540 Hamburg Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    Start the New Year with a focus on your health at the Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp. This family fitness center is dedicated to helping men and women of all ages reach their goals. They host classes and activities throughout the year, and their facility includes amenities such as a pool, sauna, pickleball court, and on-site childcare. Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp is a great place to meet other community families. We encourage you to stop by to learn more about their personal training and fitness classes after browsing Brighton homes for sale.

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Winter Home Selling

Listing your house in the winter involves a slightly different approach than attempting to sell in the warmer months. With the holidays and weather conditions impacting the way you present your home, you need to proactively take steps to ensure every showing is a success. Here are a few tips our real estate agents encourage homeowners to follow when selling your home during the winter months.

  1. Consider Inspections in the Fall
    If you're hoping to list in the winter, we encourage you to get your home inspected in the autumn. Focus on inspections that cover these areas: the roof, HVAC systems, gutters, fireplaces/chimneys, air sealing windows/doors, pests/rodents, and mold/mildew. Fixing these problems ahead of your listing helps ensure that inspection issues won't disrupt the negotiations.

  2. Prioritize the Exterior
    Curb appeal is important all year long, which is why you can't neglect your landscaping. Remove dead tree limbs or debris around the property and consider planting perennials to spruce up the space. You also want to remove hazards around the home like icicles or patches of ice and slush to ensure a safe space for your potential buyers. Make sure you keep the entranceways of the home clean as well.

  3. Keep Holiday Decorations to a Minimum
    We recommend that sellers refrain from decorating their homes for the holidays. However, we also understand that many homeowners want to enjoy one last holiday season in their house. If you must decorate, we encourage you to choose lights and decorations representing the winter season and doesn't cater to one specific set of beliefs or traditions.

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Winter Home ImprovementAre you looking for some activities to get you through the long winter months? Winter is the perfect time to spruce up your home with improvements that add efficiency and value. Get started with this to-do list, including features most sought-after in Brighton homes for sale.

  1. Prep the Yard
    A well-maintained yard draws more attention from buyers, but healthy greenery doesn't just magically appear in the spring. Put down a layer of fertilizer on grass, trees, and shrubs to keep them nourished during the winter until warm temperatures return.

  2. Retrofit Fireplace Doors
    A crackling fire looks beautiful, but an open fireplace is a heat drain. Folding glass doors keep heat from escaping up the chimney when the fireplace is not in use while adding a clean, contemporary look.

  3. Add "Smart" Technology
    High-tech innovations make it easier than ever to manage your home cost-effectively. Programmable thermostats can cut energy costs by approximately $180 a year per Energy Star, while smart water meters help conserve water usage and detect problems.

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Brighton Holiday Events

The holidays are on the horizon, and towns throughout the Great Lakes State are filling with yuletide cheer. Our real estate agents encourage you to grab your friends and family members for these joyful holiday events coming to the Brighton area!

  1. Dashing Through the Snow and Fire 5K — 201 S. Second St., Fowlerville, MI 48836 | Dec 7
    Race your way into the holiday season with the Dashing Through the Snow and Fire 5K! This 13th annual road race is a Fowlerville holiday tradition that brings racers together to support the Rotary Club of Fowlerville. Runners will sprint passed hot air balloons warming up the track en route to the finish. Buddy the Elf will be there to "fire" you up as well! If you're in the area visiting Fowlerville homes for sale, consider stopping down and cheering racers on or lace up your shoes and join in on the fun!

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