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Real Estate Update | July 2019

Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 16, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
As a result of months of low inventory, home prices continue to escalate throughout Michigan’s housing market — however, real estate professionals are starting to see signs of progress as available inventory begins to grow.Grosse Pointe made up for its unusual decline in closed sales with a 42 unit jump to 92 closed sales in May. Available listings continue to rise — up 12% from the prior month and 21% from a year ago. Additionally, prices have been leveling off and the average sale price is about... read more
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4 Ways to Welcome Your New Neighbor to the Neighborhood

Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 16, 2019 in  Family  New Homeowner
Moving into a new house is stressful enough. Add on the fact that you are living next to all new people and it can be a very anxious and overwhelming experience. Welcoming new people into the neighborhood is a nice gesture and can even be the start of a new friendship.Here are 4 tips for helping your new neighbors feel welcomed.#1 Introduce Yourself Once you feel your neighbors have had time to settle in, simply introducing yourself and your family is an easy and memorable gesture. You can break the ice by asking w... read more
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Summer is a great time to take time off and enjoy some TLC on vacation. However, most of us are so focused on the excitement of our trips that we don’t take much time to consider the security of our homes while we’re away. Studies show that burglaries take place 10% more in the summer than in the winter. Keep your home protected while on vacation with these 4 helpful tips.#1 Lock All Windows & DoorsOver 30% of burglars enter a home through unlocked doors and/or windows. To avoid this mishap, ensuri... read more
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3 Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal Easily

Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 12, 2019 in  Curb Appeal
Whether or not you are thinking about selling your home, summertime is a great time for home maintenance and making small adjustments. When it comes to curb appeal, a little bit of work can go a long way. If you are looking to make a big impact on your curb appeal, but don’t want to spend endless days or an excessive amount of money on projects, try these 3 tips.#1 Paint Accent AreasPainting your entire house can be time consuming, messy, and expensive. However, focusing on accent areas such as trim, doors, a... read more
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3 Best Smart Home Devices

Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 10, 2019 in  Smart Home
The “smart home” space can be a little overwhelming for any homeowner. The good news is, the term “smart home” is very versatile and there are many simple smart home devices and systems in place today. If you are thinking about adding smart devices to your home, chances are you have many questions regarding price, value, how complicated these systems are, etc. Check out these top 3 best smart home devices to ease your mind and prepare you to dive into the smart home world.#1 Amazon Alexa Ale... read more
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