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Four Natural Remedies to Keep Your Dog Pest Free at Home

Guest Post: Athena Snow, Public Relations Manager at Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on September 02, 2020 in  uncategorized
The convenience of chemical-based bug repellents are plentiful, but why not test out some natural products this summer for your four-legged friend. If the product you’re using now says it’s not safe for your children, then how can it be safe for your dog at home?Lavender and Lemon Eucalyptus Oil: A company called Daisy Paw has taken all the hard work out of blending the right oils for your dog and sells not only the essential oil but a cool collar that you can put the oil into.Lemongrass or Citrone... read more
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Tips for Moving During COVID-19

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving Company
Posted by Matthew Hillier on September 02, 2020 in  uncategorized
Over the past few months, we have all been learning how to adapt to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many of our social events or travel plans have been put on hold, moving does not have to be. Moving and Storage are actually considered essential businesses, which means they remain open. With a little extra planning and by following the CDC and WHO safety measures, you can safely move during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are some of our top safety tips for moving during COVID-19 to protect your ... read more
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Helping to Protect Buyers and Sellers From the Unexpected

Guest Post: Keith Loria, Contributing Editor to RISMedia
Posted by Matthew Hillier on August 25, 2020 in  uncategorized
American Home Shield® home warranties bring added security to the real estate transactionAlex Milshteyn first started in the real estate business back in high school, and 20 years later, he’s serving as associate broker for Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Real Estate. Located in Ann Arbor, Mich., the firm consists of nearly 800 agents and serves buyers and sellers in the lower part of the state.Early in his career, Milshteyn had his first taste of working with American Home Shield (AHS®) , and he knew rig... read more
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Real Estate Update | August 2020

Posted by Matthew Hillier on August 18, 2020 in  Real Estate Update
To begin this real estate update, we will focus on Michigan's southeastern region, specifically the counties of Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne. There, home prices continue to rise as the year-to-date median sales price increased the most in Wayne County (up 10.2% to $145,500), followed by Macomb County (up 7.7% to $194,000). One reason for rising home prices is a lack of inventory, especially among starter homes that range between $150,000 - $200,000. Year-to-date new listings across t... read more
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Can First Time Home Buyers Use a 401k For a Down Payment?

Guest Post: Gustavo Gonzalez, Senior Manager of Content & Multimedia at Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 15, 2020 in  uncategorized
Coming up with a down payment to purchase your first home can feel like a herculean task. How can you possibly save twenty, thirty, fifty thousand dollars—approximately 11% of your home purchase price in 2016 (National Association of Realtors)—to pour into a house? For most individuals, it can be incredibly tough to save enough, particularly if you’re strapped for cash. What can you do? The good news is that if you’ve been consistent about saving for your retirement, you have a leg up thanks... read more
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