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Want to Become a Homeowner in 2021

Guest Post: Amanda Oboza, Communications Director at Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS®
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 05, 2021 in  uncategorized
If you’ve decided that this is the year you will become a homeowner, congratulations! Buying your first home is an exciting and rewarding experience, and while it may seem overwhelming, the process can actually run pretty smoothly if you’re properly prepared.To help you get started on the right foot, we’ve broken down the process to make it more manageable and, hopefully, a little less intimidating.  Start With Self Knowledge:  REALTOR® Jim Magnotta with Coldwell Banker Hubbell Bria... read more
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How to Keep Your Kids’ Minds Moving

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder NorthStar Moving Company
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 05, 2021 in  uncategorized
These are certainly challenging times, especially if you have children who are home because their schools and daycare facilities have been temporarily shut down due to COVID-19. Whether or not you are working from home yourself, many still need to figure out how to keep their kids busy and challenged – without the options of trips to parks, libraries, theaters, museums and other public gathering spaces. Here are some tips on how to keep your kids’ minds moving and motivated throughout however long this ... read more
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How to Build a Home Gym Without Breaking the Bank

Guest Post: Ricardo Mello, Managing Partner of Manhattan Miami Real Estate
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 05, 2021 in  uncategorized
With many gyms closed or operating at minimum capacity, a home gym has never sounded more appealing. Three out of five Americans are actually turning to home gyms for good, and over half of the population is looking for the best home-fitness options. You can even find affordable home gym equipment that gets the job done just as efficiently as a commercial gym can. The Rise of at-Home Fitness: Americans are exercising 25 percent more than they were before the quarantine and the majority of them are now convinced yo... read more
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Bringing in the Green

Guest Post: Tracy Ellison and Jennifer McGuire, The Studio
Posted by Matthew Hillier on January 05, 2021 in  uncategorized
Living eco-friendly doesn’t have to be complicated. Some of the easiest and most efficient environment-friendly solutions are right under your nose – or above your head – take the sun, for instance. This limitless ball of brilliant energy looming large overhead is one renewable resource just waiting to be tapped for its abundance. And Mother Earth never disappoints by providing us with many natural offerings that don’t need to sap the unsustainable. Here are a few ways to get the most from w... read more
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Real Estate Update | December 2020

Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 29, 2020 in  Real Estate Update
To begin this real estate update, we will focus on Greater Lansing’s tri-county region, which is composed of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham. Following the same trends seen across Michigan, year-to-date new listings in this region have decreased across the board with Eaton County experiencing the least significant loss of -12.5% totaling 1,410. On the other hand, Clinton County saw the most significant loss in year-to-date new listings, down -19.0% totaling 974. Eaton County continues its posit... read more
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