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Here's What Will Open and When in Michigan

Guest Post: wxyz.com
Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 08, 2020 in No Category
(WXYZ) - The state of Michigan is beginning to reopen as the number of coronavirus cases continues to drop.Today Monday, June 8th, restaurants and bars in the state were able to open with limited capacity, and last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced plans for even more businesses to open. Whitmer did say she hopes to move the rest of the state into phase 5 in the coming weeks, possibly around the July 4 holiday. It may be tough to keep track of what's opening and when, so we have a list of the types of bus... read more
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Everything You Need To Know Before Moving With Pets

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder at NorthStar Moving Co
Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 02, 2020 in No Category
Moving? Let’s be honest, moving is stressful. But, imagine if you can’t read, understand all of the chatter around you and all you see is the chaos of boxes, your home in an upheaval and stressed out humans everywhere. Sounds even more stressful, right? That’s why it is vital to look after your furry friends during the moving process.Moving doesn’t have to be a dog-gone cat-astrophy. The good news is that with a paw-ful of wise tips you can ease their trauma. Here are ten tricks that have be... read more
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Home Buying Lingo You Should Know

Guest Post: Zillow Porchlight Blog
Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 02, 2020 in No Category
Appraisal management company (AMC): An institution operated independently of a lender that, once notified by a lender, orders a home appraisal. Appraisal: An informed, impartial and well-documented opinion of the value of a home, prepared by a licensed and certified appraiser and based on data about comparable homes in the area, as well as the appraiser’s own walk-through. Approved for short sale: A term that indicates that a homeowner’s bank has approved a reduced listing price on a home, and the home ... read more
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How to Solve Small-Space Storage Dilemmas

Guest Post: Zillow Porchlight Blog
Posted by Matthew Hillier on June 02, 2020 in No Category
When you’re in a small space — especially if you’re sharing it with others — you’ve probably come to realize that square footage is something to be savored, not squandered. If things are feeling a little crowded, this may be a good time to assess your organization methods.Whatever your hobby or collection, there’s an organizational hack to help you store it. Here are some clever storage tricks for six of the toughest, bulkiest space-takers you may own.Off-Season Wa... read more
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Seller Tips For Hosting a Virtual Open House With Your Agent

Guest Post: Originally Posted by RISMedia.com
Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 19, 2020 in No Category
Social distancing is affecting businesses all across the country in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. For real estate agents and sellers, hosting open houses and walk-throughs have come to a halt. However, with the help of new technology, it’s easier than ever to give future homebuyers a similar experience with virtual open houses. Here are some tips for working with your real estate agent to host virtual home tours and keep the selling/buying process moving.&n... read more
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