2020 has been quite a year! As we look back over these last 12 months, we recognize the hardships but also the accomplishments we’ve made. This year’s blog posts have covered topics from the offerings of Greystone Homes to flood preparation and ways we’ve helped our community in 2020.
 
Our blog posts early in the year offered insights into the offerings of Greystone Homes; from working with an East Coast designer to build a dream home for a family in mid-Michigan, to “Aging in Place” with Forestridge Luxury Twin Homes. Our “Aging in Place” neighborhood options look out for your future. Forestridge Luxury Twin Homes presents options for you to stay in your home for years to come. We want you to be comfortable in your home knowing we’ve put together amenities that make life a little easier for you. Interior features include wide doorways, low profile showers, and grab bars for your safety. Exterior benefits include snow removal and lawn maintenance for your comfort and peace of mind. Please contact us for more information if “Aging in Place” benefits are right for you; we look forward to helping you!
 
winter pathway

(c) Ali Inay

 
We had an opportunity to work with a building company based on the East Coast to design and build a home for Michiganders returning to mid-Michigan after living in New Hampshire. It was a pleasure to collaborate with this wonderful family and their building company from New Hampshire. Thank you for working with us and allowing us to bring your dream home to life!
 
We’ve also covered the topic of flooding which continues to impact our community to this day. We outlined ways you can prepare for flooding in your community and as the new year approaches and spring looms ahead, we wonder what our new waterways will bring to us. Although this event was a tragic hardship to our community, it was heartwarming to see everyone come together to help each other. Our offices closed and we jumped in to help where we could and we still are. A lot of homes still need repairs and remodeling and we’ve been honored to offer our talents. Thank you to the Midland community and your ability to come together and help your neighbors during this disaster. Keep it going!
 
winter river

(c) Krystian Piatek

 
We took a few weekends in October to enjoy our Parade of Homes event and enjoyed seeing the designs of the 25 participating homes. We were delighted by the turnout and support from our patrons. This year, home tours were offered in person, virtually, and by drive-by. Thank you to the Home Builders Association for their efforts to ensure parade-goers a safe opportunity to view these beautiful homes!
 
And last but not least, of course, our Building for Change house and our involvement in Dine on the Door; both supporting the efforts of Midland’s Open Door. On March 11th, we celebrated the sale of our Building for Change home. The proceeds of the sale of this house were donated to Midland’s Open Door to offer support to women and children in our community. And on November 10th we were proud to be part of Dine on the Door; a fundraising auction presented by Midland’s Open Door. This year’s event was held virtually but offered the same excitement and importance as the previous year’s events. Our donated, hand-crafted table has found a good home and we appreciated the generosity of the event’s participants. It is an honor to work with a local non-profit organization that provides essential assistance to our community. Thank you to Midland’s Open Door for your continued support of our community!
 

(c) Vincent Guth

 
Wishing you health and happiness in the New Year; We look forward to seeing what the new year will bring!