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Backyard Grilling Cheat Sheet

Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 06, 2019 in  Family  For Your Home  Lifestyle  New Homeowner
This summer and most likely this weekend, you’ll be firing up that grill in the backyard for at least a few meals. Below is a simple cheat sheet you can reference before putting on that apron and refilling the propane or charcoal to make sure your dish is cooked to perfection. IMPORTANT: Salt and pepper are the building blocks of seasoning regardless of what you throw on the grill. Salt and pepper each side of your beef, pork or poultry before putting on the grill. Salt again when you turn... read more
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Becoming a first-time homeowner is one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life, even after the closing papers have been signed and key is in hand. Suddenly, you’re faced with a whole new set of challenges: how to manage a home that’s yours, not your landlord’s. There are a lot of opportunities to learn—and as you learn, mistakes will be made. Luckily, many new homeowner mistakes can be easily avoided with a little preparation. Don’t let the following potential mistakes da... read more
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Earth Day Fun Facts

Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 22, 2019 in  Healthy Living  Sustainability
It's a day to celebrate the most famous mother of all — Mother Earth! Today (April 22) marks the 43rd Earth Day, with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries expected to participate in activities this year.Here are some fun facts about this important day and how it has influenced all of us: 1. It Is the Largest Secular Holiday in the World It is the largest secular holiday in the world. The Earth Day Network works with over 20,000 partner organizations in 192 countries to coordinate events for this d... read more
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Earth Day Events Around Southeast Michigan

Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 22, 2019 in  Healthy Living  Sustainability
Planet Earth gives us food, water, shelter and all of the things necessary to keep us going. Every year on Earth Day, April 22, we get to celebrate our beautiful blue orb by showing how much we care about it by cleaning her up and enjoying other Earth Day events. Looking for ways to get your kids tuned into learning about our environment and appreciating nature in 2019? From volunteer clean-ups to craft days and festivals, metro Detroit is chock-full of fun Earth Day activities for all ages to enjoy. Gear up,... read more
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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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