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Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Michelle Stalmack

We are happy to welcome Michelle Stalmack to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors
Michelle Stalmack

A 20 year resident of Ann Arbor, Michelle Stalmack has joined Reinhart. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Michelle was a PESG substitute teacher within Ann Arbor Public Schools for 3 years. Michelle is active in many volunteer activities at Pioneer High School including the booster representative for men’s soccer, varsity team representative for Pioneer Football, the volunteer coordinator for Pioneer Football as well as having volunteered for men’s and women’s swim and dive teams, and women’s golf.

She is a very strong activist for all student athletics and the arts within the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Michelle is working out of the South Office– 500 E. Eisenhower Pwky   – and can be reached at 734-276-7236 or by email at mstalmack@reinhartrealtors.com.


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May Market Marvels

The spring rush is in full bloom with the market looking very much like last spring. All indicators in May show a strong market. Prices are up 7%, the number of homes sold is up 20%, the amount of homes for sale is down 8% and new listings entering the market are up 1%, keeping Washtenaw in a seller’s market.

The market momentum does vary by lower, medium and upper priced categories. Although they vary in strength, the lower priced markets are moving faster than the upper-end markets. The trends with each price range are constant, regardless of geography (we use price segments of $0-250k, $250-500k and over $500k as general representations of all markets within Washtenaw County).

About 47% of all homes sales are selling at or above list price, up from 45% last year. Homes selling in 10 days or less are also up compared to last year at 49%. This May, 70% of homes sold in 30 days or less. Looking at each sub category by price, they all moved similarly, showing a stronger market than the rest of Southeast Michigan.

May 2015 Housing Market

Success in buying a home or selling a home in this fast-paced market depends on the skills and knowledge of your Realtor. Reinhart is the place to find more of the top Realtors in Washtenaw County than any other firm. Get in touch with a Reinhart Realtor today.

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Newly Renovated Home in Travis Pointe Neighborhood

Featured Listing
This week we are featuring Susan Tice Niethammer’s listing — 5429 Village Drive, Saline, MI 48176

5429 Village Drive Saline MichiganQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Updated Cape Cod

5429 Village Drive - KitchenQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
Located on one of the nicest lots in Travis Pointe, this 1.8 acre site is on a golf course and pond.

5429 Village Drive- Formal Dining

Q. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Situated on a cul-de-sac in Travis Pointe, the neighborhood is in the Saline school district and looks out onto a pond.

5429 Village Drive- MasterQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Renovations include an updated kitchen and two stunning new baths, including the master. New hardwood floors have been added, and a wall has been removed to create a more open family room.

5429 Village Drive - Back of HouseQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
The community features a variety of amenities including a golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, swim club, tennis, and summer camp.

5429 Village Drive - DeckQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Imagine yourself sitting on the beautiful brick paver patio and enjoying the recently landscaped backyard with sweeping views of beautiful sunsets over the pond and green.

5429 Village Drive - PondQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
This 3400 square foot home is priced to sell at just under $500,000.

5429 Village Drive -CourseQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
The original owner was a commercial builder. He built the house with commercial beams so there are no load bearing walls. Any wall can be knocked down.

If you would like more information about 5429 Village Drive, Saline, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Susan Tice Niethammer at 734-646-6055 or by e-mail at
Susan@Susan-Sold.com.

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May Sets A New Record

May has set another new record in pending sales, breaking the older record set just a month ago!

May 2015 Reinhart Market Share

For Sellers, the peak of the demand curve is passing but listings for sale are still in short supply, so we recommend you get your property on the market as soon as possible. For Buyers, inventory is improving and finding the right home is getting easier.

May 2015 MLS Market Share Numbers

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Five Components of Your Credit Score – New Credit

We continue to discuss the five factors that impact your credit score. This week, the discussion is about new credit.

New credit determines 10% of your credit score
Research shows that opening several new credit accounts in a short period of time represents greater risk – especially for people who don’t have a long credit history.

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Your credit scores will not be affected as long as you order your report directly from the credit reporting agency or through an organization authorized to provide credit reports to consumers, such as myFICO.

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Don’t open new accounts too rapidly
If you have been managing credit for a short time, don’t open a lot of new accounts too rapidly. New accounts will lower your average account age, which will have a larger effect on your credit scores if you don’t have a lot of other credit information. Even if you have used credit for a longtime, opening a new account can still lower your scores.

Source: myfico.com

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Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Wendy Martin

We are delighted to welcome Wendy Martin to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors

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A Dexter native for 12 years, Wendy Martin is excited to join the talented group of agents on the Ewing Pros team. Having recently bought land, built a home and sold a home, Wendy can share her personal experience through every stage of the home buying or selling process.

She is actively involved in the Dexter community and knows all that it has to offer. She now works out of the South Office– 500 E. Eisenhower Pwky   – and can be reached at 248-321-1864 or by email at wendymartin@ewingpros.com.

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Serene Two Story in Manchester

Featured-Listing
This week we are featuring Kelly Frohner’s listing — 15651 Buss Road, Manchester, MI 48158 15651 Buss Rd - Manchester Michigan Q. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
2 Story colonial, built in 1988

15651 Buss Rd - Living Rooma

Q. What distinctive features set this home apart?
This enchanting home is located on a beautiful 5 acre lot.

15651 Buss Rd - Dining room

Q. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Enjoy privacy while being just 10 minutes from Downtown Manchester.15651 Buss Rd - KitchenQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Freshly painted, the home also has a renovated basement with new tiles and paint.3 season roomQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
Manchester offers pleasant, small town living near the country.

15651 Buss Rd - Backyard

Q. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Amazing wildlife, gorgeous sunsets.

15651 Buss Rd - Pole Barn

Q. What makes the price of this home so great?
The price was dropped $20,000 from original asking price.

15651 Buss Rd - Yard

Q. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
House comes with electric back-up generators. There is a sizable pole barn for all your toys and an above ground pool for summer enjoyment.

If you would like more information about 15651 Buss Road, Manchester, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Kelly Frohner at 734-646-7317 or by e-mail at kfrohner@reinhartrealtors.com.

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Three Events, One Weekend, Fun for All

Ann Arbor is known for its abundance of community events. The weekend of June 12 – 14 will be no different. Three diverse events will take place in Ann Arbor and provide marvelous entertainment for all.

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15th Annual Ann Arbor Mayor’s Green Fair

The 15th Annual Mayor’s Green Fair will be Friday, June 12, from 6–9 p.m. on Main Street. This event celebrates the Ann Arbor community’s environmental leadership as exhibited by citizens, nonprofits, government, and businesses.

Join in the celebration which includes “green” products, live music and hands-on activities for all ages. Live music will be performed by Paul’s Big Radio, and local vendors will sell organic food on Liberty Street near Main Street.

To learn more about this event visit http://www.a2gov.org/

Garden Walk
25th Annual Ann Arbor Garden Walk

Started in 1991, the Ann Arbor Garden Walk showcases local homeowners’ gardening prowess in the name of charity. Since that first success, more than 150 private and public gardens have been showcased and more than $200,0000 has been raised for local non-profit organizations. This year, Garden Walk proceeds will benefit Edible Avalon, Friends of Greenview/Pioneer, Leslie Science & Nature Center, Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, and the Washtenaw County Youth Detention Center Garden Program.

This is your chance to enjoy visiting these ‘best of the best’ gardens, knowing that you’re also supporting critical projects that make a difference.The event takes place on Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14 from 10am to 4pm each day.

To learn more about this event visit http://www.annarborfarmandgarden.org

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Grillin’ 2015

One in seven people in Washtenaw County struggle with hunger. Proceeds from Grillin’ enable Food Gatherers to distribute 13,000 meals a day to adults, seniors and children in need of food.
Join more than 2,000 guests to help fight hunger and raise funds for Food Gatherers. Grillin’ takes place on Sunday, June 14, 3:00-8:00 PM (rain or shine) at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, located at 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road.

Hosted by Martin Bandyke, Grillin’ is an event for all ages with live music, a cash bar featuring Michigan microbrews and wines. Kids’ activities hosted by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, performances by Ann Arbor Music Center’s Rock Band School; free massages by Body Wisdom Massage; and a photo booth!

There will be a wide assortment of food including: grilled chicken, gourmet sausages, corn, tofu dogs and veggie burgers throughout the day. Grillin’ for Food Gatherers also features side dishes from nearly 50 of Ann Arbor’s best restaurants, as well as desserts by Zingerman’s Bakehouse and Creamery.

This year’s band lineup includes the rustic pop sounds of Jake & Mary, followed by Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful, an indie folk band with melodies that celebrate American roots music. Grillin’s longtime headliner, George Bedard and the Kingpins, will close the night with blues and rock beats.

To learn more about this event visit http://www.foodgatherers.org/

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Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Karen Fazioli

We are honored to welcome Karen Fazioli to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors
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For the past eight years, Karen Fazioli has worked as an exercise instructor, most recently for the Dexter Wellness Center. Additionally, she spent 9 years as a middle school language arts teacher. She is involved in the community and belongs to the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, IDEA Health and Fitness, National Council of Teachers of English, and various academic honor societies.

She now works out of the North Office –2200 Green Road– and can be reached at 734-780-0808 or by email at kfazioli@reinhartrealtors.com.

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Sonic Lunch 2015 Concert Lineup

Back for its seventh season, Sonic Lunch has just announced their 2015 lineup. This year features an impressive array of local favorites as well as big names who are expected to draw large crowds.

Sonic Lunch 2015

Brought to you by Bank of Ann Arbor, Sonic Lunch is downtown Ann Arbor’s free lunchtime music concert series on Thursdays in Liberty Plaza from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Sonic Lunch runs June through August.

For more information visit www.soniclunch.com

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