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Real Estate Update | July 2019

Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 16, 2019 in  Real Estate Update
As a result of months of low inventory, home prices continue to escalate throughout Michigan’s housing market — however, real estate professionals are starting to see signs of progress as available inventory begins to grow.Grosse Pointe made up for its unusual decline in closed sales with a 42 unit jump to 92 closed sales in May. Available listings continue to rise — up 12% from the prior month and 21% from a year ago. Additionally, prices have been leveling off and the average sale price is about... read more
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4 Ways to Welcome Your New Neighbor to the Neighborhood

Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 16, 2019 in  Family  New Homeowner
Moving into a new house is stressful enough. Add on the fact that you are living next to all new people and it can be a very anxious and overwhelming experience. Welcoming new people into the neighborhood is a nice gesture and can even be the start of a new friendship.Here are 4 tips for helping your new neighbors feel welcomed.#1 Introduce Yourself Once you feel your neighbors have had time to settle in, simply introducing yourself and your family is an easy and memorable gesture. You can break the ice by asking ... read more
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Summer is a great time to take time off and enjoy some TLC on vacation. However, most of us are so focused on the excitement of our trips that we don’t take much time to consider the security of our homes while we’re away. Studies show that burglaries take place 10% more in the summer than in the winter. Keep your home protected while on vacation with these 4 helpful tips.#1 Lock All Windows & DoorsOver 30% of burglars enter a home through unlocked doors and/or windows. To avoid this mishap, ensurin... read more
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3 Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal Easily

Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 12, 2019 in  Curb Appeal
Whether or not you are thinking about selling your home, summertime is a great time for home maintenance and making small adjustments. When it comes to curb appeal, a little bit of work can go a long way. If you are looking to make a big impact on your curb appeal, but don’t want to spend endless days or an excessive amount of money on projects, try these 3 tips.#1 Paint Accent AreasPainting your entire house can be time consuming, messy, and expensive. However, focusing on accent areas such as trim, doors, a... read more
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Home Styles & Trends for Millennials

Posted by Matthew Hillier on July 10, 2019 in  Buying a Home  Homeownership  New Homeowner
By next year, 45% of homeowners will be Millennials. With that in mind, we’ve started to see a pattern of the style and trends in the homes that Millennials are purchasing. These reoccurring patterns are helpful for those considering selling their homes as well as new homebuyers to understand the direction of design for the future housing market.  That being said, if you are considering selling your home or purchasing a new one, here are some things you should keep in mind for the up-and-coming majority ... read more
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