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Is Winter or Summer the Best Season to Buy a Home?

Guest Post: Lindsay Listanski, Director of Media Engagement at Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 09, 2020 in  Buying a Home  Winter
You hear it a lot – there are best and worst times to make any sort of purchase. Whether it’s a television, a car, or a home, statistics are available that may influence your decision on when would be the best time to make a purchase.Numerical data isn’t the only thing you should be taking into consideration, though. Each season has something different to offer in terms of making the home buying process easier or more challenging. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of buying during the w... read more
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6 Festive Christmas Markets in Michigan

Guest Blog: Blog Contributor, PureMichigan.com
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 19, 2019 in  Christmas  Shopping  Winter
Christmas markets have a 700-year old history in Europe. A little bit of this old-world tradition has made its way into the hearts of Michigan families. With lights, music, food and gift shopping, start your own holiday tradition at a Pure Michigan Christmas market near you.  1. Downtown Detroit Markets – Detroit Winter in Detroit Pop-Up Markets | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan Detroit has really pulled out all of the stops to put visitors in the holiday spirit! With retail, craft, food and oth... read more
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5 Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

Guest Post: Blog Contributor, Wells Fargo
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 17, 2019 in  Christmas  Safety  Shopping  Winter
The holidays are here, and it’s time to make your list and check it twice! Though online shopping is easier than ever, watch out for the Grinches who target shoppers for holiday scams. Here are 5 tips from our friends as Wells Fargo to keep in mind as you click your way to the perfect present. TIP #1:Use secure shopping sites. Only shop with merchants you trust and make sure internet purchases are secured to protect your information. Look for secure transaction signs like a lock symbol and &ldq... read more
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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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