Feed the soul.

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Looking for a last minute gift or a little treat for yourself?  I love to get into the kitchen and create meals out of whatever I can find but how about learning some classic cooking techniques from actual trained chefs in professional kitchen setting?  There are classes offered all over the Metro area which offers such an experience for foodies of all skill levels.  Not only do you get to get to bring home some tasty food that you created, but also memories of sharing the experience and learning a skill that you can show off at your next party.

Here’s a list of some well reviewed schools or private instructors.

Birmingham

http://www.simplygoodkitchen.com/

Commerce

http://cookingwithdawn.com/

Detroit

http://www.nannyskitchen.com/

Royal Oak

https://www.mirepoixcookingschool.com/

Southfield

http://www.myculinarystudio.com/

 

Michigan Winter Wonderland

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As a Realtor® i’m often asked about moving in the winter. I’ve heard the concerns, the weather is bad, the kids are in school, the holiday’s are coming.  But in reality home buying in the off season is one of the smartest decisions you can make. People have different reasons for moving, a new job, relationship, or maybe just starting over. This may be just the right moment to strike and find that dream home, or showcase your beautiful holiday decorations in that listing.Inventory is often lower during the off season but typically buyers are still looking homes allowing for some potentially great negotiations. Remember this is potentially the largest most emotionally intense decision that people make.  A good agent understands this and should offer you solutions and reassurance in the process. We are lucky to have so many great services available to clients to help with their move especially in inclement weather in Metro Detroit.

If you need a recommendation on movers,supplies,or home improvement contractors, send me a note or sign up and I’ll send along a list of vendors I like to use. Until next time,have a great week.

Jon