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We’ve all noticed it; the icy cool breezes, the flecks of snow on the lawn, and the need for an extra layer outside. While we might not like to admit it, Winter is just around the corner. Just like you’d get your vehicle ready for the weather ahead, there are some things that homeowners can do to ensure their home doesn’t turn into an ice palace when the temperatures drop.

Getting your home ready for Winter doesn’t have to cost much, and each little improvement can help save expensive fixes and wasted energy, saving you time and money in the long-run.

Here’s how you can get your Northern Michigan home in tip-top condition this Winter:

REVERSE THE CEILING FAN

It’s something incredibly simple but it can make a considerable difference.

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Natural disasters, theft, and other home security problems can arise no matter the technology or attention that you give to your home. But preparing your home with practical safety measures is a powerful way to enhance the safety of your family, and alleviate the problem or damages these incidents cause.

Northern Michigan isn’t exactly the most dangerous place to live in the U.S., but even the safest places on earth are far from perfect. Theft, fire, and weather are a possibility no matter where you turn. Those who desire more safety for their family can easily improve their security with a few intentional investments of time or money.

Here are a few ways to improve the safety of your Northern Michigan home:

1. Always Give The Appearance Of

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In this post you’ll learn how to do a 1031 exchange with real estate. Topics include: 1031 exchange rules, types of exchanges, success stories and more. Continue reading to learn how to use this powerful strategy!        

Introduction:

A 1031 Exchange, also called a Starker Exchange or Like-Kind Exchange, is a powerful tax-deferment strategy used by some of the most financially successful investors. This is, perhaps, even more true as we head into 2018. Why? Because in many U.S. cities prices real estate have surpassed the “bubble levels” of a decade ago. Because of this, many investors think that today is the optimal time to exchange properties in expensive markets for cash flowing properties across the country.

If you’re interested in

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The fireworks have burst into the sky to welcome the New Year, and the Christmas decorations are coming down. Most of us are returning to work after vacation.

As you return home from holiday travels or finish the last of that leftover turkey, it’s time to mull over what you hope to create in 2019. As a Michigander, your dreams can be as large as the state itself.

New Year’s resolutions are easiest to fulfill when your home fosters an environment that pushes you toward those goals. Here are some ways to prepare your home for making the most of 2019:

1. Robust kitchen = healthy family

Healthy eating begins in your home kitchen. As you prepare to live more intentionally in the new year, giving yourself real energy through healthy meals and

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Chances are good that robotics, drone imagery and digitized collaboration will play a large part in design and construction of future homes and business structures, and a variety of other construction improvements may not be far behind.

Already, there is some evidence that buildings of the future may be constructed of "self-healing materials" and that plant-based components will create new design and energy flexibility. Tomorrow's built environment may not resemble today's buildings any more than the great stone structures of the past have anything in common with today's steel and glass high-rises.

What is evident is that new construction techniques and building efficiencies are constantly being introduced. In many cases, these new technologies go

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In a hurry to sell your Northern Michigan property? Most families know that conducting a few renovations is optimal for selling a home quickly and for above market expectations. But knowing which changes to make is where many of us feel at a loss. To save you time and money, we’ve put together a checklist of the house renovations that you should prioritize. These are the most consistent and easiest to implement tasks that can significantly drive up the allure of most properties.

Your real estate agent will be responsible for marketing your home, but you can also take a few steps to make your home one of the most desirable in the Northern Michigan real estate market. That means once you’ve chosen an agent you can trust, it’s time to put your money

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It’s easy to forget that the technology we use every day once only existed in the imaginations of quirky sci-fi writers. Now, these innovations appear in our everyday lives and continue to change the way our communities, cities, and jobs appear and function.

With so many inventions changing the way we live, shop, work, and play, it isn’t a surprise to learn that our homes are also evolving to keep up with these emerging technologies. When houses are outfitted with some of the latest and greatest innovations, we call these houses “smart homes.”

Smart technology – whether in your phone, car, or home – is about automation. Home automation alleviates household upkeep to give you and your family more safety, control, and time to do what you love.

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From telecommuting to freelancing, more people are working from home than ever before. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the first areas to get neglected in terms of décor and upkeep. Regardless if you’re working remote or just occasionally paying some bills and checking the internet, you deserve to have a home office that’s both pretty and productive – and you don’t have to break the bank to get it.

Here are some tips to help create the perfect home office:

LOCATION IS KEY

Location is the foundation to success. If you’re easily distracted, try setting up in a room that’s away from the main living area. If you’re going to have client’s coming by, it might be best to position yourself somewhere near the main door and make sure you have plenty of

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Last Thursday marked the end of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and like many years prior, this year was filled with big news and exciting developments – especially for the home. For the past two weeks, the conference highlighted some of the most exciting up-and-coming products in consumer technology, from virtual reality and wearable tech to advances in healthy and science.

Aside from self-driving cars and audio equipment, smart home accessories were among the most common exhibits this year at the event, so if this is a glimpse at the year ahead, there’s certainly a lot to look forward to.

Here’s a quick recap of the hottest smart home technology you can look forward to this year.

1. ALEXA

The leading-edge virtual

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