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Press Release: GMAR Names James Iodice REALTOR® Active in Politics

Posted by Matthew Hillier on February 04, 2019 in  Press Release
(Southfield, MI) - Please join us in congratulating James Iodice on being named the Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (GMAR) REALTOR® Active in Politics (RAP) for his years of service and advocacy for Realtors®. In making the selection, the RAP Committee noted James’ long standing dedication on matters of public policy at the local, state, and federal levels of government. His commitment to ensuring his peers understand the importance of advocacy and RPAC has never wavered. James has b... read more
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How To Fix & Prevent Frozen Pipes

Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 29, 2019 in  Home Improvement  Homeowner Tips  Winter
Frigid winter temperatures can cause pipes to freeze – or even burst! Do you know how to tell if pipes are frozen? We’ve pulled together a list of battle tested suggestions to help you fix your frozen pipes as well as a list of suggestions for you to follow if they do freeze.If you attempt to fix a frozen pipe yourself, keep the following tips in mind: Keep your faucet open. Water and steam will be created during the thawing process, and your pipes need an opening to discharge this. Keeping the fa... read more
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Real Estate Update | January 2019

Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 22, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
You may have heard of the cliché “new year — new me.” That's good and all, however, although you might be hoping to fulfill your New Year’s resolution this doesn't exactly apply to Michigan’s real estate market. Experts forecast the 2019 housing market in East and West Michigan will resemble that of last year’s housing market. "Ole Man Winter" is being blamed for putting “a freeze” on housing sales across Michigan, as sales dropped by 18% in December from the p... read more
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Millennials & Real Estate

Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 08, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Fun Facts  Homeowner Tips  Selling a Home
The largest generation in American history is about to move into its prime spending years. They are poised, they want to reshape the economy and they have unique experiences, which will change the way we buy and sell, forcing companies to deeper examine how they conduct business. Sorry Baby Boomers but I’m talking about Millennials here. According to the National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends, Millennials made up the largest portion of home buyers in 2017 for the fourt... read more
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Lower Temperatures, Lower Bills

Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 08, 2019 in  Home Improvement  Homeowner Tips  Winter
Colder months often mean higher bills. Check DTE's tips to spare your wallet this winter: Programmable Thermostat Install a programmable thermostat and set it at 68 degrees Fahrenheit or lower - the recommended setting for winter. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs. Check out our DTE Rebate Program to learn how you can get money back for buying a new thermostat. Changing Blade Direction I... read more
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