Mar 4, 2019 |
 


 
Raise your hand if you’re ready for spring? While the winter storms make spring feel far away, we know the spring weather will be here soon! We’re excited for more opportunities to get outside, soak in some sunshine, connect with our communities, and to see the flowers begin to bloom. If the winter blues are getting to you, can we suggest heading out of the house and check out The Commons? This retro-themed restaurant has a look reminiscent of the 60’s/70’s and aside from the fun...
So, you survived the polar vortex, but the resulting electric bill threatens to lighten your wallet considerably. As the brisk winter months continue, you may be wondering if there is some way to avoid, or at the very least, lessen additional costly utility charges. Let me offer a few practical, inexpensive ways that will save energy, the planet, and your bank account as we navigate the final weeks of Ol’e Man Winter.
1. If you have extra or currently unused spaces in your home, like a spare...
Jan 31, 2019 |
Are you staying safe and warm through the Polar Vortex!? Winter seemed to be taking it easy on us but if there’s one thing anyone in the midwest knows, it’s that winter won’t be afraid to make up for lost time and that seems to be the case! While we had all the intent to head out into the city, the weather called for a last minute change of plans consisting of big mugs of tea and cocoa, warm fires, and big cozy blankets. We hope you’re all snuggled up and staying safe and warm as we dive into...
Jan 30, 2019 |
 
It’s not uncommon for a new year to bring about a lot of discussion around what will happen with the market. We’ve all been asked countless times, talked about it amongst ourselves, and decided it was time we take this opportunity to share where we stand with our 2019 Market Predictions.
 
I spoke with each of the guys and gave them an opportunity to share their opinions and I think you’ll find they’re generally on the same page.
 
Josh says…
In 2018 Kent County real estate values...
 


 
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a safe and healthy holiday season full of time with those you love and making many new memories. It’s always hard to believe when a near year rolls around but 2019 has arrived and we are ready to get back in the swing of things!
 
Our monthly 3x3 videos are staying around in 2019 and we’re here with some great events happening in January! To kick things off in the new year, we made our way to Happy Cat Cafe, a registered animal shelter that works with...
Dec 12, 2018 |
 

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Don’t let a dull, dreary winter dampen your hopes of a succesful home sale! Avoid this list of winter slip-ups when selling your home in the off-season and say hello to starting fresh in no time!
 
Slip-up #1: Stowing away your shovels
Whether you break down and buy that fancy snowblower with all the bells and whistles (heated handles and power steering, anyone?) or get out into the great white beyond with nothing but your trusty shovel and some sweat equity, be sure to keep a clear,...
Dec 3, 2018 | 3x3


 
Even though we still have a few weeks until it’s “officially” winter, there’s no denying that the winter time has made its way to West Michigan. We’re busy shoveling our driveways, getting the kids bundled up before making snowmen, and curling up by the fire with a big mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows! When you put it that way, winter doesn’t sound too bad!
 
To make the winter time even better, we made our way to Cannonsburg to check out West Michigan’s premier ski and snowboard...
 
Thanksgiving dinner is probably the most anticipated meal of the year — which puts a ton of pressure on anyonewith hosting duties. Don't panic! The resources below will help you prevent (or smooth over) most cooking blunders.
1. USDA Leftovers and Food Safety GuideDon't let food poisoning destroy your Black Friday shopping plans – use these tips to store leftovers the right way.
2. Turkey-Talk LineSomething fowl happening in your oven? Before asking your mother-in-law for input, you can call...
Oct 30, 2018 |


 
 
This month’s 3x3 is a special, limited edition - we’re calling it a 2x2. Josh was in Africa with his family adopting 2 new kids and trying to get everyone back home safe and healthy, so Ross and Scott took on the challenge of this month’s video on their own!
We made our way to a local candle bar in Eastown called Wax Poetic. It’s the perfect place to gather with a group of friends, head out for a date night, host an event, or to pick up a gift, especially with the holidays right around...
Oct 16, 2018 |
 
While fall may be the perfect time for trips to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch, it’s also the time to start getting our homes ready for winter. Before we know it, our lawns will be snow covered and we’ll all be bundling up in our warmest coats as we head out into the winter wonderland that awaits. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We still have plenty of fall to enjoy and a few tasks to take care of first. Here are seven things to get done outside before winter hits…
 


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