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Real Estate Update | April 2019

Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 16, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
Here in Michigan we’re saying goodbye to the winter blues and hello to warmer weather and longer days — officially signifying that the infamous spring market is upon us! Washtenaw County’s red hot housing market began this spring with more new listings. However, the number of sales remained consistent with 683 residential sales compared to 675 sales at this time in 2018. March brought 577 new residential listings, a 13% increase compared to March 2018, according to a new report from the Ann Arbor ... read more
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6 Steps for Designing Your Garden

Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 03, 2019 in  For Your Home  Healthy Living  Spring
Spring is coming, which means it is almost prime time for gardening. Whether you are a novice gardener or an old pro, there are a few critical actions to take when you set out to design a garden. Read on for six steps for designing your garden–and get started stat! Step 1: Location, Location, Location Like so many things in life, with gardens, location is everything. Determine where you want your garden to be. There are a few important considerations to keep in mind. If you want a landscaped garden around yo... read more
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Feng Shui Living: Tips to Get Ready for Spring

Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 03, 2019 in  For Your Home  Home Decor
Feng shui has long been used to balance the energy in one’s home to provide better chances at succeeding in multiple spheres of life. Dating back to around 4,000 BC, this ancient pseudoscience is based on the principle that the arrangement of your home has a large emphasis on your personal chi (energy). Believe it or not, feng shui may be a lot more than a bunch of mumbo jumbo. Give it a try to see if it can help boost your bank account or improve your love life. The first place to start is your fro... read more
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Homeownership in the U.S. in increasing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the Q2 2018 U.S. homeownership rate was 64.3 percent, up from 64.2 percent in Q1 2018 and 63.7 percent in Q2 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Being a homeowner is exciting and rewarding—not to mention it comes with a lot of perks. No more landlord, no more renting, and no more leases. While owning a home has a long list of benefits, it also comes with great responsibility and hard work. Be... read more
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Real Estate Update | March 2019

Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 15, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
Just like our clocks this past weekend, the Michigan housing market will soon “spring forward”, signifying one of the busiest times in the home buying and selling season. For Michigander’s, harsh weather battered much of the southeast last month, which pushed back market activity, as evidenced by the steep decline in inventory.Michigan’s housing market continues to favor sellers as the number of homes for sale continue to lag behind buyer demand. Although the number of new listings in Oaklan... read more
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