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The Most PAWesome Christmas Gifts For Dogs

Guest Post: Lindsay Listanski, Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 03, 2019 in  Christmas  Dogs  Winter
The howlidays are here and we have compiled the ultimate roundup of pawesome gift ideas for your pooch. There is something for every budget…DIY GiftsIf baking, sewing and DIY projects are your forte you are going to love this section. Try out a tasty treat recipe or quilt up a comfy bed, whichever you choose we know your pup will appreciate the effort. Christmas Pupcakes Duncan Hines totally nailed it with these adorable dog cupcakes. To get the recipe CLICK HERE! Tasty Treats We know these treat... read more
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Keep Your Heating Bills in Check This Winter

Guest Post: Amy Freeman, Blue Matter Blog Contributor
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 03, 2019 in  Homeowner Tips  Winter
Winter is coming, and with that comes sky-high heating bills... If your gas or electric bill spikes every year from December through March, it’s time to do something about it. There’s no reason why you need to pay an arm and a leg to keep your home comfortably warm all winter long. Fix Up Your FurnaceIf your furnace is working harder than it needs to, you’re likely to see higher heating bills throughout the winter. Before the temperatures fall too much, have a repair company come out and tune... read more
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Make A Move to End Hunger

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder of NorthStar Moving
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 03, 2019 in  Charity
Did you know that in the United States, 1 in 7 children goes to bed hungry? Shocking right!? What can just one person do to tackle such a big problem? A simple click of a button or making a move can help out quite a bit! First thing you can do is go online and donate to your local food bank. Every little bit helps! It only costs $1 to provide four meals to a hungry child. Next, bring non-perishable food directly to your local food bank’s door. If you are moving, it is the perfect opportunity to help... read more
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Real Estate Update | November 2019

Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 15, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
Michigan’s cold weather is in full effect, which officially signifies that our housing market will be entering its slower season — though many remain optimistic as sales volume has remained up since September.Looking at Mid-Michigan’s Capitol region, the median sold price has decreased 7% compared to September 2019 when it was $169,950, while last month’s was $157,750. In comparison to October 2018, this year’s median sold price is up 5%. The city with the highest median sold price in ... read more
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What Millennial Home Buyers Are Looking For in Their First Home

Guest Post: Victoria Keichinger, Director of Brand Marketing for Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 05, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Millennials
While home is a universal concept, there is one generation making extra waves in today’s real estate market. Representing about a fourth of the population, this group of young group of consumers are setting trends from technology to fashion and even food and are now emerging as a dominant force in today’s real estate market. This year, it’s anticipated that more than half of all home purchases will be made by first-time buyers, and most of these newbies will be millennials. So, if you’re con... read more
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