Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood

The average sale price of a house in mid-Michigan up 12 percent since start of the pandemic

Guest Post: Sarah Grimmer, Contributor at Fox News 47
Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 10, 2021 in  uncategorized
Most of us have been spending a lot more time at home this past year.But folks looking for a nicer place to ride out the pandemic have run into a problem: Home prices in mid-Michigan are way up and the competition among buyers is pretty fierceThe average sale price for a home in mid-Michigan in the first months of 2021 was $21,840 higher than it was at the start of the pandemic, an increase of more than 12%, according to sales statistics released by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Tomie Raines REALTORS."It's gotten... read more
View blog Entry | Comments Not Allowed

Buying a House as a Police Officer, Firefighter, EMT, or Teacher

Guest Post: Lindsay Listanski, Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker
Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 03, 2021 in  uncategorized
Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and teachers give so much to our country. They selflessly put their lives on the line to protect us, take care of our children, and help us accomplish our dreams. So it’s only right that they have the same opportunity to achieve their own American dream of buying a home.Unfortunately, even though these public servants are working tirelessly in essential roles, they often have a difficult time purchasing property. Too often, it’s just out of reach financially.The good... read more
View blog Entry | Comments Not Allowed

5 Ways To Create An Effective Study Station In Your Home

Guest Post: Madeleine Low, Content Web Publisher at Western Governors University
Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 03, 2021 in  uncategorized
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 SpaceLook 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 distracti... read more
View blog Entry | Comments Not Allowed

Staging Tips to Enhance Your Home’s Appeal

Guest Post: Kristina Smith, Contributor at Coldwell Banker Blue Matter Blog
Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 03, 2021 in  uncategorized
Whether on television, at an open house or on the pages of a magazine, we’ve all seen stunningly outfitted estates that deliver a true wow factor – and listing price – that properties without staging just cannot match. Buyers quickly fall in love with homes that have a strong character while wordlessly conveying the lifestyle they would enjoy if they lived there. Before listing your property, consider that proper staging is one of the most important factors in enhancing your home’s appeal an... read more
View blog Entry | Comments Not Allowed

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
View blog Entry | Comments Not Allowed
Real Estate Links Our Domains