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Each year, color pros single out shades that perfectly capture the moment. Here are the colors you can incorporate into your home in 2021.

After a turbulent 2020, we're looking forward to a fresh start, and if you're anything like our real estate agents, you need ways to add color to your life. Each year, paint giants and color pros single out shades that perfectly capture the current moment. For 2021, the needle seems to be moving in a more subdued direction. The color choices are inspired by nature and the sense of calm, comfort, and wellness we've been craving the past year. Here are some of the colors you can incorporate into your home decor in 2021.

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Birdwatching is one of the easiest and most rewarding hobbies a person can have. Be sure to explore these nearby birding hotspots in Berrien County.

Birdwatchers are known for maintaining a "life list" of birds they see. If you're a novice birdwatcher, you'll want to begin keeping your own life list, most likely starting with backyard birds — after you settle into your home of choice among South Bend homes for sale or other homes in nearby Berrien County. You may want to try feeding birds (seed, suet, and fresh water will attract many species) so you can learn common backyard birds. An app like the one the Audubon Society offers can help you with identification. 

Next, explore some nearby birding hotspots in Berrien County.

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Some people like the gym for the bustle and activity, the burst of motivation, and the cutting edge equipment. You're probably paying more for the pumped-up atmosphere than you realize, though. Over time, that low monthly payment adds up.

A home gym offers safety, convenience, and one less bill each month. Think you don't have the money to put together a home gym? Think again! Our real estate agents have seen some pretty sweet setups, and many of them have been installed on a budget. Here are a few tips for designing a home gym you'll love to work out in — while keeping the cost down.

  1. Work with the space you have available.
    The garage is a frequent choice for a home gym because it's out of the way and doesn't take away from limited square footage inside the home. Garages also have higher ceilings to accommodate taller equipment. If you have money to install some nice mirrors and flooring, you could consider converting an unused room, part of the basement, or third-floor space into your home gym. But if you're on a budget, look for spaces that can be easily converted into what you want and save your money for the equipment.

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Try These 5 Restaurants on Tempura Day Around Michiana

There are many things to love about living in the Michiana area, including the incredible variety of dining options. If you love to eat out, you're not alone. Our real estate agents are constantly exploring local restaurants so they can offer recommendations to new residents. 

Since there are so many great Asian restaurants here, we were excited to learn that National Tempura Day is coming up on January 7th. Here are a few of the best local places for you to get your tempura fix. 

  1. Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar: 119 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601
    One of the top 10 fine dining destinations in the greater South Bend region, Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar offers incredible sushi and Japanese dishes in a unique, upscale environment. If you're been looking at South Bend homes for sale, you'll definitely want to familiarize yourself with this incredible restaurant! They're known for their incredibly fresh seafood and a full bar that serves up some of the best martinis in the area. Start your evening off with some shrimp or vegetable tempura, then enjoy a hibachi entree, sushi platter, Asian fusion entree, or a rice or noodle dish.

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