Weir Manuel

Keep Your Heating Bills in Check This Winter

Guest Post: Amy Freeman, Blue Matter Blog Contributor
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 03, 2019 in  Homeowner Tips  Winter
Winter is coming, and with that comes sky-high heating bills... If your gas or electric bill spikes every year from December through March, it’s time to do something about it. There’s no reason why you need to pay an arm and a leg to keep your home comfortably warm all winter long. Fix Up Your FurnaceIf your furnace is working harder than it needs to, you’re likely to see higher heating bills throughout the winter. Before the temperatures fall too much, have a repair company come out and tune... read more
| Comments Not Allowed

Make A Move to End Hunger

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder of NorthStar Moving
Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 03, 2019 in  Charity
Did you know that in the United States, 1 in 7 children goes to bed hungry? Shocking right!? What can just one person do to tackle such a big problem? A simple click of a button or making a move can help out quite a bit! First thing you can do is go online and donate to your local food bank. Every little bit helps! It only costs $1 to provide four meals to a hungry child. Next, bring non-perishable food directly to your local food bank’s door. If you are moving, it is the perfect opportunity to help... read more
| Comments Not Allowed

Real Estate Update | November 2019

Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 15, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
Michigan’s cold weather is in full effect, which officially signifies that our housing market will be entering its slower season — though many remain optimistic as sales volume has remained up since September.Looking at Mid-Michigan’s Capitol region, the median sold price has decreased 7% compared to September 2019 when it was $169,950, while last month’s was $157,750. In comparison to October 2018, this year’s median sold price is up 5%. The city with the highest median sold price in ... read more
| Comments Not Allowed

What Millennial Home Buyers Are Looking For in Their First Home

Guest Post: Victoria Keichinger, Director of Brand Marketing for Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 05, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Millennials
While home is a universal concept, there is one generation making extra waves in today’s real estate market. Representing about a fourth of the population, this group of young group of consumers are setting trends from technology to fashion and even food and are now emerging as a dominant force in today’s real estate market. This year, it’s anticipated that more than half of all home purchases will be made by first-time buyers, and most of these newbies will be millennials. So, if you’re con... read more
| Comments Not Allowed

Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas to Set the Scene

Guest Post: Audrey Sellers, Award-winning, Dallas-based Writer & Editor
Posted by Matthew Hillier on November 05, 2019 in  Home Decor  Thanksgiving
All the best Thanksgiving decoration ideas should add some warmth, class, and personality to your home. When your family and friends gather at your table for roasted turkey and fresh-baked pumpkin pie, give the meal some festive flair with creative seasonal decor. Here are a few ideas to try this Thanksgiving. Say Thanks with ChalkChalkboard signs can work in a number of different ways (you can use them to write quotes or count down to a family member’s birthday, for example), but why not put a Thanksgiving t... read more
| Comments Not Allowed
Real Estate Links Our Domains