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Pantone Color(s) Of The Year 2021: Ultimate Gray And Illuminating

Posted by Matthew Hillier on February 02, 2021 in  uncategorized
After a most unique year, it only makes sense that we would launch into 2021 with an unexpected color of the year choice. In fact, Pantone has gone with not one, but two, hues in its annual proclamation. The color authority today announced PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating as the dual Colors of the Year for 2021. In a news release, Pantone called them “two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thought... read more
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It’s Finally 2021, Make Your Home Feel New Again

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving Co-Founder & Chief of Organized Living
Posted by Matthew Hillier on February 02, 2021 in  uncategorized
Hurrah it’s 2021! I don’t think anyone is sorry to say goodbye to 2020. A new year brings a new start. Normally, we have our list of resolutions; our promises to get to the gym, not to procrastinate on our projects, and spend more quality time with friends and family.  Instead of just making a list of resolutions, set up your home so you can actually keep them; even during the pandemic, no excuses.Our homes continue to be our everything space – workplace, school, gym, restaurant and more. The... read more
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Words From a Legend

Guest Post: Robbyn Moore
Posted by Matthew Hillier on February 02, 2021 in  uncategorized
Growing up, Jim Willis watched both his father and grandfather have successful careers in the real estate business. He was inspired by their tenacity and drive for success. While Jim loved the industry, he wasn't quite convinced the sales aspect of the business was for him. However, in 1978, after encouragement from his father and a shift in his mindset, he obtained his real estate license and went on to build a name and legacy for himself.Jim watched his father become one of the state’s top real estate profe... read more
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Real Estate Update | January 2021

Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 20, 2021 in  Real Estate Update
To begin this real estate update, we will focus on southeastern Michigan, specifically the counties of Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne. In this region, home prices continue to rise as the year-over-year median sales price increased the most in Wayne County by 14.1% to $154,000. The next highest year-over-year median sales price increase is followed by Macomb County, which saw prices go up by 10.8% to $203,000. Year-over-year closed sales have increased in three out of the six counties, ... read more
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How to Keep Your Kids’ Minds Moving

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder NorthStar Moving Company
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 05, 2021 in  uncategorized
These are certainly challenging times, especially if you have children who are home because their schools and daycare facilities have been temporarily shut down due to COVID-19. Whether or not you are working from home yourself, many still need to figure out how to keep their kids busy and challenged – without the options of trips to parks, libraries, theaters, museums and other public gathering spaces. Here are some tips on how to keep your kids’ minds moving and motivated throughout however long this ... read more
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