Chimney Rebuilding – Ann Arbor in 3 Minutes

Here is time lapse video showing Kevin Watts the Mason and his assistant Orin rebuilding this chimney.

It took about nine hours but this video shows it in less than 3 minutes.

This is a home in Western Ann Arbor Michigan and the roof is scheduled to be replaced this summer so the mason didn’t use roof protection like he normally would have. (The chimney was done before the roof to make sure that the new roof didn’t get damaged.)

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Ann Arbor Buyer Agent Quoted on CBS News about Home Listing Language


Ann Arbor, MI, November 2, 2015
Released just in time for Halloween, 10 Signs of a Scary Real Estate Listing, a recent article by Ilyce Glink, borrowed wisdom and tips from Home Buyer’s Agent of Ann Arbor broker Jon Boyd. Noting 10 leading misleading phrases often employed in home ads, the article was verily an expose on the real meaning behind trending word selections in descriptions for houses for sale.

From “All work has been carried out for you” subtly referring to a property flipped with low-quality materials to the results of “As is” listings , the article explored the subtext of these typical phrases employed by real estate agents to artfully describe their listings. Boyd, a veteran of the pursuit of honest disclosure in home marketing, was happy to lend his knowledge to this article, and Glink employed a number of of his anecdotes to illustrate the often-misleading terminology. “We think Ilyce Glink is great”, Boyd mentioned. “She has been a great consumer writer for years and I even have one of her real estate books in our meeting room bookshelf. When her staff asked me for some input for this article I did everything I could to help them out.”

Jon Boyd went on to say that “The language of listings is often confusing to home buyers, sometimes intentionally…Buyers need to understand that the purpose of the listing agent’s remarks is to get you in the home and buy the house, not to inform you and certainly not to disclose things that would direct you away from a house that you could possibly buy. It is not an exact science, but buyers should remember it is an advertisement for the home. It is not objective.”

More about Ilyce Glink can be found at her website at

The  Home Buyer’s Agent of Ann Arbor, Inc.  is the oldest Exclusive Buyer’s Agency in the state of Michigan and has helped hundreds of home buyers save millions of dollars on their home purchases. Since Exclusive Buyer Agents only represent home buyers and never sellers, these companies avoid the conflicts of interest of traditional real estate companies and offer home buyers 100% loyalty. The firm also meets the stringent membership requirements of The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents ( The standard setting organization for buyer agency.

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Cure Your Own Back Pain is a PDF eBook that shows you how to rid yourself of chronic pain in the lower back in a matter of a few days. It was written by a regular guy who was forced to get rid of his own back pain because nobody else could do it.

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Back with more news for you today. It’s amazing how much good information there is on this stuff out there if you know where to look. Three in particular that I found really valuable were…

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Today the flat screen TV is very popular among consumers. It is easy to see why these modern TVs are such a hit with viewers all over the world. They are much lighter in weight, they offer a true HDTV high resolution picture, and they take up much less space than the old CRT TVs of years gone by.

Because of the greatly decreased space requirements and much lighter weight many people today are finding it better just to do a wall mount flat screen installation.

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A smaller percentage of homes will need to have the wall bracket hardware secured to concrete, cinder block or brick walls. This will require special wall anchors, but this hardware is usually included with most wall mount hardware kits supplied with the mount.

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I hope you’ve been enjoying my posts lately. I thought I might do something different today and rustle up a few bits of info from around the WWW. These are some of the news items and blog posts that have been popular over the last few weeks. Leave me your thoughts.

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For many decades designers have been looking to Frank Lloyd Wright for design inspiration. The principles underlying his approach to design can be applied to anything that calls for fine aesthetic quality. If you have an outdoor area that you would like to make more comfortable and attractive, the approach taken and structures created by Wright might be worth investigating. The Dana-Thomas House Continue reading cinder block – Repetition and Outdoor Living – Looking to Frank Lloyd Wright For Design Ideas

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To secure most items to a concrete, brick, or cinder-block wall, you will need to drill a hole and insert a wall fastener. Use lead anchors for most loads and expansion shields for exceptionally heavy ones. Use plastic anchors and fiber plugs for very light items.

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