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5 Best Outdoor Fire Pits

5 Best Outdoor Fire Pits

Happy National S’mores Day! There’s something to be said about roasting marshmallows and making s’mores around a backyard fire with friends on a warm summer night. Nothing quite beats those clear, starry skies, the laughter of shared jokes, and of course that wonderful bonfire smell. Here are five of our favorite outdoor fire pits for those summer nights filled with friendship and s’mores!


Must Visit Thrift Stores in Michigan!

Must Visit Thrift Stores in Michigan!

It’s Bargain Hunting Week and to celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of our top Michigan thrift stores! There’s nothing quite as fun as getting lost looking for treasures in one of our state’s many unique thrift shops. Who knows what you’ll discover!


Beach-goers Checklist

Beach-goers Checklist

Summer is in full-swing here in Michigan! One thing Michiganders love to do during these summer months is spend time on one of our gorgeous lakes. Before you pack-up and drive out to your local beach, make sure you’ve packed these essential items...


Fourth of July Picnic Tips

Fourth of July Picnic Tips

Happy Independence Day everyone! The Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays at Preview Properties. Picnics and fireworks by the lake, carnivals and fairs, parades, and BBQs are just some of the fun activities many families partake in on this day. Planning and executing a Fourth of July family outing, however, can be a bit taxing. That’s why we’ve compiled a How-To Guide for a stress-free Independence Day celebration that the whole family can enjoy!


Summer Cooling Tips for Your Feline Friends

Summer Cooling Tips for Your Feline Friends

Summer is in full swing here in Michigan, and it can get hot. Recently, we wrote up some tips on how to keep your pup cool during the summer heat and we didn’t want to forget about our feline friends this summer! Outdoor cats can get overheated just like dogs can, so here are some ways you can help your cat escape the heat.


Tips for Weeding your Garden

Tips for Weeding your Garden

Summer is here and still your garden has weeds? Every year we go through the same daunting (seemingly never ending) task of weeding our lawn and garden. Here are some tips to help stop weeds in their tracks, allowing you to spend more time enjoying these summer months!


Local Drive-Ins

Local Drive-Ins

It’s National Drive-in Movie Day! Many of us remember spending summer nights at the local drive-in, curled up in the driver’s seat to watch the latest summer hit on the silver screen. This summer you can bask in nostalgia and create new memories at these eight Michigan drive-ins!


Heat Awareness Day

Heat Awareness Day

It’s Heat Awareness Day, and here in Michigan it can get pretty hot during the summer months. Did you know that dogs get overheated very easily? This is because the only ways your pup can release heat is by panting and through a few sweat glands in their paws. We’ve compiled a list of ways to keep your canine friends cool in the summer heat!


Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Home is where your mom is, and what better way to pamper your mom this mother’s day than with yummy homemade treats? National Chocolate Chip Day is the day after Mother’s Day, so we’ve whipped up a quick list of delicious treats you can make for your mom with chocolate chips!


Grad Party Yard Prep

Grad Party Yard Prep

Congratulations! Your child is all grown up, graduating, and heading off to college. This is a big life moment for your teenager, and planning a grad party is a lot of work. You have to organize the food, invites, decorations, and more. If you’re holding the party at your home, you also have to worry about cleaning! Here are six things to do before the graduation party that will have your yard looking top-notch for all those pictures and videos you’re sure to be capturing.