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Winter Health & Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 19, 2018 in  Dogs  Healthy Living  Winter
We take particular precautions when the weather turns cold and the days grow short. We wear coats, boots, mittens, and bring additional layers with us if we think the weather will become even colder. We do the same for our children when they head off to school as well. After all, no one wants their child to be freezing cold on the playground, right? Many dog owners live with the misconception that because their pets have a coat of fur, they can tolerate the cold better than us humans. This isn’t necessarily t... read more
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We’ve all dealt with it–the gross and off-putting stench that seeps from the washer. Luckily, there are a couple of natural ways to help eliminate the gross smells. It is easy to forget about washing your washer. But the reality is the washer does get dirty and consequently smelly. What’s worse is that the smell, which is typically musty in character with hidden notes of dirt, can also permeate through your clothing. Gross! Luckily, there are a couple of natural ways to help eliminate the yucky od... read more
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Want BIG Storage From a Small Closet?

Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 19, 2018 in  Home Decor  Home Improvement
Your closet is the most underutilized but most important space in your entire home! Yet, time and time again you go to open your sliding closet doors just to be reminded how little of space you have for your belongings. Even after you’ve vacuum–sealed your off-season clothes, there never seems to be enough room. So what can you do about this? What are your options? While it may be a tough task, organizing a small closet is a possibility. In fact, by utilizing every inch of vertical space, you can create... read more
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Work on Your Kingdom This Year

Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 19, 2018 in  Healthy Living  Lifestyle
World renowned exercise enthusiast Jack Lalanne once said “Exercise is King, and Diet is Queen, put them together and you have a kingdom”. I would take that a bit farther to say whatever your activities in life are, they determine the life or “Kingdom” you create. I came up with a few thoughts and potential activities I try to employ in my life and I hope they will be helpful for you. Exercise is not King! I am a big believer in exercise for sure, but even more important is mindse... read more
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Real Estate Update | December 2018

Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 18, 2018 in  Real Estate Update
The winter housing market around Michigan is showing several signs of slowing, providing a much-needed break for potential buyers who have been waiting to jump into the market. With a strong economy and low unemployment, the seasonal housing dip is more about a rebalancing act of the market than a sign of a downturn. According to a report published by the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS® (GRAR), Grand Rapids continues to favor sellers in today’s real estate market, as they are receiving 96% of their ... read more
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