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Friday, December 15, 2017   /   by Jessica Yeager

Living with Kids- It’s December, 5 Tips to Snagging the “IT” Toy!

written by Heather O'Kronley



Last year I went from zero Hatchimals, the it toys of 2017, diligently wasting away my day searching stores and websites. To purchasing and distributing them to many local family and friends as well as new friends I had made through online communities. That is, once I researched and figured out the best way to get my hands on one!

It was mid-October and besides a few odds and ends I hadn’t really given much thought to Christmas and what to get the kids. The commercials started blasting and every toy ad had been distributed and all of a sudden it became perfectly clear what the hot item was going to be; A Hatchimal. A magical bird-mammal mixed creature that after rubbing and patting and loving on it would hatch out of an egg. My oldest desperately wanted one and if she thinks it’s cool, so do all her siblings.

The search had begun, and by the time I realized the kids wanted it; I also quickly realized they were not going to be easy ...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017   /   by Jessica Yeager

Save Money with These 5 Price Reductions in Royal Oak

While it's a pretty hot sellers market, there are some savings to be had! We found these 5 Royal Oak homes with recent price reductions ranging from $5k all the way up to $40k! Just because a property had a price reduction doesn't mean there is something wrong with it, as most buyers tend to think, it simply means the seller is motivated to sell!

If any of these look good to you, let us know and we'll set up an in person walk thru for you!

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Monday, December 11, 2017   /   by Jessica Yeager

Living with the Pantone Color of the Year!

Written by Kate Waters


Ladies and Gentleman- the Pantone 2018 color has finally been unveiled and it is… ULTRA VIOLET!

To me, there’s nothing better than a good pop of color, especially something that is on the daring side so you won’t necessarily see it everywhere you turn. Check out the best ways you can add Ultra Violet to your home décor:

~ACCENT CHAIRS + FUNKY SOFAS~

For those that are bold enough to invest in a larger piece of Ultra Violet furniture then an accent chair or sofa is the way to go. It can be translated through so many different styles from modern, to glam, to rustic. Tie it with wood tones or white-spectrum colors to really make the purple stand out.

~RUGS~

If you want to add a pop of Ultra Violet into your décor without the big commitment, a rug is an awesome option. You can find some incredible, inexpensive rugs that will give you the 2018 look and will also blend seamlessly with your current furniture. How beau ...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017   /   by Jessica Yeager

Road Map to Home Buying Success - A 1st Time Home Buyer Tells All

Written by Katharin Schaefer


Naturally, as the biggest financial investment of most people lives the home buying process involves many steps, and there are many concerns and questions that I am sure you have.

What is the first step? Do I need an agent? How long is the process?

As I recently purchased my first home, I have asked many of these questions myself. Here is what I found are the most important questions:

Where do I start?

When making an important purchase the first step is always to ask how much can you afford to spend, home buying is no different. The best thing that a first time home buyer can be is informed. To find out all of your options based on your financial situation you need to speak with a lender. This conversation is completely free, and it will let you know more about what you can afford to buy, and the different types of loans you can apply for. Knowing how much you can afford will put you in the best position to purchase, and you will know wh ...

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017   /   by Jessica Yeager

10 Great Colors to Paint Your Front Door

Painting front doors a bright and/or unique color has become extremely popular! Most home exterior updates can be incredibly costly, which is why we absolutely adore this colorful trend! We love the character it gives a home and welcoming guests with a door painted in your favorite color is such a fun and inexpensive way to add some personality to your home.

Check out below for our 10 Great Colors to Paint Your Front Door!


RED! One of the more traditional yet bold colors to go with, red is a spunky classic!


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Yellow! Our favorite of the bunch, yellow is both modern and a nod to past eras.


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Green! A great way to tie in colors from your landscape!


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Blue! With so many beautiful blue tones to choose from, your options are pretty limitless with this one! We're loving this periwinkle one.


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Orange! A super modern choice that really pops on a white home!


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Black! It may seem mor ...

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