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The Art of Mindful Living & Conquering Your Calendar

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving Co-Founder & Chief of Organized Living
Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 02, 2021 in  uncategorized
I frequently hear people say: “I don’t know how to be mindful.” “I don’t have time to meditate.” “How do you find the time?” “I don’t even have time to keep up with my errands.” “I would love to be more mindful but ….”  And, usually, the “but” contains a reason relating to time, energy, or scheduling conflicts.How do you manage time? Do you say: “I am too busy,” “I have too much to do,” &ldq... read more
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Coldwell Banker Looks at the Spring Selling Season

Guest Post: Ellen Paris, Contributor at Frobes
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 30, 2021 in  uncategorized
Coldwell Banker looks at the Spring selling season recently releasing its “Home Seller Survey Key Findings.” Coldwell Banker commissioned The Harris Poll to survey homeowners about upcoming plans to list their homes. From Massachusetts to California, it continues to be a seller’s market. According to’s Weekly Housing Trends for the week ended March 20 year-over-year median listing prices were up more than 15%. Strong buyer activity combined with low inventory is partially respons... read more
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Real Estate Update | March 2021

Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 19, 2021 in  Real Estate Update
To begin this real estate update, we will focus on Southeast 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 for the second consecutive month in Wayne County by 34.3% reaching $145,000. The county that saw the least significant raise in year-over-year median sales price was Macomb, which only saw a 1.7% increase reaching $351,000. Year-over-year sold listings ... read more
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4 Investments Worth Making in Your First Home

Guest Post: Suhayl Laher, Contributor at Tiles Direct
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 09, 2021 in  uncategorized
In today’s post, we’re offering some advice for first-time homeowners on areas where spending a little bit more is likely to pay off in the long-run. From valuable aesthetic updates in key areas such as the kitchen, bathroom and living room to installing smart heating systems and insulation to prioritize energy efficiency, our tips will leave you inspired to make the most out of your first home update.Replace FlooringFlooring has the power to change a room entirely, so it should go without saying that t... read more
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With Limited Inventory, Michigan's Real Estate Market is Red Hot

Guest Post: Paula Gardner, Contributor at Bridge Michigan
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 08, 2021 in  uncategorized
Thinking about buying a house in Michigan this spring? Here’s some advice: Stop listening to your parents, grandparents or friends who tell you that paying list price will always be too much.And get ready to compete with other buyers – probably a lot of them – who will start writing offers within hours of a home hitting the market.Michigan’s housing market may be the most competitive in history, with double-digit sale price increases as home listings across the state plummeted 54 percen... read more
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