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Spring Cleaning 2020 = Disinfecting

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder at NorthStar Moving
Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 03, 2020 in  Health & Wellness  Spring
Just a few short weeks ago, “spring cleaning” meant taking advantage of the longer days to dust off your home and make it nice and shiny for the warmer months. Today, we’re living a new reality.   The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us all together. We are sharing the collective experience of being at home, doing our utmost to stay healthy and making sure we are doing our part to flatten the curve to keep entire communities safe. Since many of us are at home full-time, it is vital that we ... read more
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5 Ways To Create An Effective Study Station In Your Home

Guest Post: Madeleine Low, Content Publisher at Western Governors University
Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 03, 2020 in  Health & Wellness  Healthy Living  Home Improvement
Every home should have space for relaxing, resting, cooking, and studying. Whether you have children or are furthering your own education, it’s important to create a place inside your home that makes it easy to stay focused and organized on schoolwork. These tips will help you create a designated study station inside your home: Evaluate your space. Look around your home and determine the best location to set up a study station. A room with a door is the best option because it allows you to shut out any ... read more
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Hot Home Trend: The Kitchen Blues

Guest Post: Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Contributing Editor at REALTORĀ® Magazine
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 11, 2020 in  Home Decor
Blue is emerging as a popular color choice in cabinetry, whether it’s a deep blue, a grayish-blue, or a softer pastel shade. Blue can be used to spice up a kitchen island or as the base color for the surrounding cabinetry.Blue and gray have emerged as the top choices for contrasting kitchen island cabinets, according to the 2020 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. Another trend is painting kitchen walls blue, which is appearing in 7% of upgraded kitchens (up from 5% last year). White cabinetry remains the overal... read more
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Real Estate Update | February 2020

Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 06, 2020 in  Real Estate Update
The winter months are rarely popular for Michigan’s real estate market, and with the recent snow, ice, and rain making its impact, the start of the 2020 housing market is off to a cold start. However, that doesn’t mean all real estate activity is slowing down and Michiganders should expect an uptick in activity in just a few short months.We will begin this real estate update looking at Michigan's southeastern region, specifically the counties of Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Way... read more
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Can Hiring a Professional Photographer For Listing Photos Help Sell Your Home Faster?

Guest Post: Gustavo Gonzalez, Senior Content Manager at Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on March 06, 2020 in  For Your Home  Selling a Home
A picture is worth a thousand words. We’ve all heard the saying before, and it’s definitely true when it comes to real estate. It would be almost impossible to fully describe a house without pictures. There’s just one problem; too often homeowners forget about picture quality. Not all images are created equal. Blurry or poor-quality photos can be detrimental when selling your home. The question is, “Does professional photography help sell homes?” The simple answer is yes. Professional ... read more
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