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Real Estate Update - April 2021

Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 27, 2021 in  Real Estate Update
Southeast Michigan Real Estate 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 third consecutive month in Wayne County by 27.9% reaching $145,000. The county that saw the least significant raise in year-over-year median sa... read more
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4 Ways to Avoid Overextending Yourself When Buying a Home

Amanda Oboza, Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS®
Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 26, 2021 in  uncategorized
In March 2021 the median sold price was $172,000 in the Greater Lansing market, up 7.5 percent compared to last year, and on average sellers got about 101.1% of what they were asking.With limited inventory, stiff competition, and rising prices, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos and start pushing the limits of your budget. But the last thing you want is to let excitement cloud your judgment and cause you to make an unwise decision.Here are a few tips to avoid overextending yourself in today’s high-... read more
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Stages of Buying a Home

Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 02, 2021 in  uncategorized
It may be a goal you have had since childhood. Perhaps, you have rented for most of your adult life and now want to experience the joys and satisfaction of home ownership. Buying a home is a big step and requires a lot of important decisions along the way. With some advanced planning and research, you can be sure your home purchase is something you feel good about for many years ahead. Here are the basic steps that lead you to a successful transaction.Understanding What You Can Afford This is different from qualify... read more
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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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