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Starting Your Rental Search in the Ann Arbor Area

 
Greer Thibodeau
September 2nd, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

Whether you are moving because of a job transfer, a personal relationship, or for a fresh start, it can be an overwhelming process. Before you spend lots of time online looking at numerous websites for a house, apartment, or other rental property ask yourself these questions first.

SmallMovingBoxes
How soon do you need to move in?
Rentals move quickly in the Ann Arbor area. It is recommended that you start looking around 60 days before you need you need to move. If you are looking for a campus rental they usually rent out about a year in advance. Don’t wait to enlist the help of an expert.

How many bedrooms and bathrooms would you like?
Along with location and square footage, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms can have an impact on the price of rental units.

What is your desired price range?
Supply and demand have significantly increased the average rental rate in Ann Arbor. Properties that rent for less than $1000.00/month are in especially short supply.

Can you be flexible about location?
If you are willing to expand your search area you may have more options. Popular Ann Arbor neighborhoods, such as Kerrytown and the Old West Side are a rare find.

Pet
Do you have pets?
Many rentals do not allow pets. If pets are welcome, they are usually limited in the number, size and breed. Make sure you disclose any pets you have before showing appointments are requested.

How is your credit?
Resolve any outstanding credit issues now because you can assume it will be checked by the landlord or leasing company.

Length of lease?
One year leases are standard for the area. Short-term leases are difficult to find but may be available in our represented apartment communities. We also have partnered with Extended Stay hotels in the area and can even pass along our discounted special rates.

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Do you have special needs?
If you can’t live without a dishwasher, in-home laundry, covered parking, a particular floor level, outdoor space or something else, please be sure to let us know so we can tailor our search for you.

Scheduling showings.
Occupied single-family homes and condos typically require 24-48 hours’ notice to see because the current tenants have to approve the showing. Many apartment communities have model units that can be shown during leasing office hours

After answering all the questions above you are now ready to begin your search. Our professional property management team will take the worry and hassle out of finding the perfect rental home. We have access to every rental property currently listed and can make finding a rental hassle-free experience.

Contact one of our experienced residential property managers to begin making your move by calling (734)669-4100.

Greer Thibodeau

Greer Thibodeau

 

Greer Thibodeau works for Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as their Marketing Coordinator. Greer is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing all digital marketing.

Outstanding Private Home On 6 Acres

 
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August 29th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

Featured-Listing
This week we are featuring Cassiana Ebert’s listing — 14100 Sharon Hollow Road, Manchester, MI 48158

14100 Sharon Hollow Rd -Manchester MIQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
It is a contemporary style home with a huge master bedroom upstairs and a large loft above the garage.
14100 Sharon Hollow Rd - Sitting AreaQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
Wonderful 6 acres with landscaping that includes views of pristine gardens and tress. The house is very detailed and immaculate.

14100 Sharon Hollow Rd - DinningQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Located in the Irish Hills, between Clinton and Manchester, this home is private and peaceful. It is only a 20 minute drive from Saline and Ann Arbor.

14100 Sharon Hollow Rd - KitchenQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
They have recently added a drive way, red birch wood flooring, and a 3rd bathroom to the 2nd floor. There is also a finished 3 car garage with fire rated dry wall.

14100 Sharon Hollow Rd - BedroomQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
The area features a unique combination of picturesque countryside, hometown charm and more than 50 lakes for recreation and enjoyment. The house is located in the Clinton school district. The community values supporting local organizations including community businesses and schools.

14100 Sharon Hollow Rd -  BathroomQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
The home has two very large decks with solar lighting on each post. The views of the 6 acres from the top of the hill are gorgeous. There are lots of trees and flowers throughout the property.

14100 Sharon Hollow Rd - LanscapingQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
The house has many upgrades: granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, extra bonus room upstairs, and 6 acres of gorgeous gardens. The property is unique and private.

14100 Sharon Hollow Rd - DeckQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
Basement walls are steel reinforced insulate precast walls. Each cell adds a protection to keep any fire contained within the cell and adds additional insulation.

14100 Sharon Hollow Rd - TreesQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
There is a finished loft and sitting area which can be used for a family room, craft room, or additional bedroom.

If you would like more information about 14100 Sharon Hollow Road, Manchester, MI 48158 or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Cassiana Ebert at 734-707-6931 or by e-mail at cebert@reinhartrealtors.com.

Are you looking for homes for sale in Manchester, MI?

Greer Thibodeau

Greer Thibodeau

 

Greer Thibodeau works for Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as their Marketing Coordinator. Greer is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing all digital marketing.

Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Andrew Diana

 
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August 28th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

We are excited to welcome Andrew Diana to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors

Andrew Diana

Andrew Diana is an Ann Arbor native. Prior to becoming a Realtor, he worked in the customer service industry, most recently at Aventura. He also worked at Such a Find Estate Liquidation running estate sales for eight years.

He now applies his real estate acumen and customer service skills to helping clients find the perfect home. He will be working out of the East Office – 2452 E. Stadium – and can be reached at 734-730-8957 or by email at adiana@reinhartrealtors.com.
Are you interested in learning more about a career in real estate? Take our online Career Assessment to help you determine if a career in real estate is right for you.

Greer Thibodeau

Greer Thibodeau

 

Greer Thibodeau works for Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as their Marketing Coordinator. Greer is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing all digital marketing.

Student Move-In Impacts Ann Arbor Traffic

 
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August 26th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

Thousands of students will move into University of Michigan’s from 6 a.m. on Thursday, August 28 through 11 p.m. on Friday, August 29. While move-in is incredibly exciting for students, it also has a huge impact on Ann Arbor traffic patterns. It leads to road closures and changes in parking. The synopsis bellow will show you which area to avoid.

Road Closed Sign
Streets impacted by U of M move in:
• Thompson – one way northbound from Packard to East Madison
• Madison – one way eastbound from Thompson to South State
• Observatory – one way southbound from East Ann to Geddes and meters will be bagged
• East Washington – one way westbound from Fletcher to South State
• Maynard – from Jefferson to East William meters will be bagged
• East University – between Hill and Willard meters will be bagged
• Church Street – between Hill and Willard meters will be bagged
• North University Court – meters will be bagged
• Oxford – parking reserved for move-in from Hill to Geddes
• Washington Heights – closed from Observatory to East Medical Center Drive
• East Ann – one way eastbound from Zina Pitcher Place to Observatory

This map illustrates the the city’s road and lane closures.

Greer Thibodeau

Greer Thibodeau

 

Greer Thibodeau works for Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as their Marketing Coordinator. Greer is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing all digital marketing.

Make Memories at the 79th Saline Community Fair

 
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August 25th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

Celebrating its 79th year, the Saline Community Fair runs Wednesday, August 27th through Sunday, August 31st at the Farm Council Grounds. Only the carnival rides will be open on Labor Day, Monday September, 1st. Promising something for everyone, the 2014 Saline Community Fair will feature animals, exhibits, music, rides, food and the 2014 Miss Saline Pageant.

Saline County Fair demolitionPhoto: Saline Community Fair Facebook

Pre-fair events begin tonight, August 25, at 5:00 pm. August 27, the 72st Miss Saline Pageant will be held at the fair after the parade.  Wednesday will be packed with activities for the whole family including Junior Live Stock animal showing, Ag Olympics with Saline Area Schools, and a chance to win free passes and other goodies at the Kick off Parade.

Saline Community FairPhoto: Saline Community Fair Facebook

Schedule of Events:

Monday, August 25
Pre-fair exhibits from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Pre-fair exhibits from 9:00 am until noon.

Wednesday, August 27
All Saline Junior Livestock clubs will show on Wednesday beginning in the morning.
Gates open at 9:00 am with rides starting at 3:00 pm.
Parade in the fair parking lot at 6:30 pm.
Miss Saline in building B following the Parade.

Thursday, August 28
Preschool Day: Admission is $5 (ages 2 and up) 9:00am – 2:00pm.
Cement slab tractor pull beginning at 9:00 a.m.
A2SO pet instruments going from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

Friday, August 29
Ladies’ Day: All women 11 and older will get in for $5 until 1:00pm.
Horse Pull at 1:00pm.
Saline’s Got Talent at 6:00pm.
Fiddlers Restrung (stage) 7:30 pm.

Saturday, August 30
Children’s Day: Admission for ages 11 and up is $7.
Rides open at 1:00 pm.
Bike drawing at 4:00 pm.
Chicago Honey Bears (stage) at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm.

Sunday, August, 31
Agriculture Day: Ages 11 and up $7.
Car Show from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Taste of Agriculture goes from noon until 3:00 pm.

Visit SalineFair.org for a complete schedule of events.

Greer Thibodeau

Greer Thibodeau

 

Greer Thibodeau works for Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as their Marketing Coordinator. Greer is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing all digital marketing.

Lovely 1920s Colonial Home with Modern Updates

 
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August 22nd, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

Featured ListingThis week we are featuring Tim Powell’s listing—210 West Russell Street, Saline, MI 48176

210 West Russell Street, Saline, MITake a step back in time in this beautiful 1920′s colonial home that has been completely renovated from top to bottom.

210 West Russell Street - Living RoomThis gorgeous house offers 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms (all renovated in 2014), a main floor study that could be used as fourth bedroom, and hardwood floors throughout the main level.

210 West Russell Street - KitchenStunning kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and a large island with built in range.

210 West Russell Street - Dinning RoomTwo large windows illuminate the expansive dining room and kitchen.
210 West Russell Street - Master SuiteThe master suite is unbelievable with a walk in closet, dressing room, and huge master bathroom.

210 West Russell Street - BackA new roof was added in 2014 along with updated electric and plumbing in 2014.Don’t miss this gem located in the heart of downtown Saline.

210 West Russell Street - Red BarnCome see the property in person at the open house this Sunday, August 24th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

If you would like more information about 210 West Russell Street, Saline, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Tim Powell at 734-669-5897 or by email at tpowell@reinhartrealtors.com.

Greer Thibodeau

Greer Thibodeau

 

Greer Thibodeau works for Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as their Marketing Coordinator. Greer is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing all digital marketing.

Fun For All at 3 Ann Arbor Area Events

 
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August 21st, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

Whether you are interested in music, art, or a demolition derby there will be plenty of fun for everyone at these Ann Arbor area events.
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NashBash
If you’re a music lover, you won’t want to miss the 8th Annual NashBash. The free event mixes Nashville and Ann Arbor musical talent. Catch all the tunes tonight, Thursday August 21, music starts at 5pm at the Farmers Market area in Kerrytown. In addition to a great line up of artists there will also be a beer garden, BBQ, and the Ann Arbor Artisans Market.

Click here for more information

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Chelsea Community Fair
Looking for fun? The 77th annual Chelsea Community Fair has entertainment for everyone. Favorites include the always popular demolition derby and tractor pulls, horse shows, livestock judging, crafts, agriculture and art exhibits, midway games, rides and much more. New this year Mini-Mod Tractors have been added to Friday Night’s Tractor Pull. The tractors will be running V-8 Small Blocks (up to 375 ci) with small tires and weighing no more than 1800 lbs. These tractors are guaranteed to be fast and very entertaining.

Click here for more information

diypsi

DIYpsi Indie Art Fair
The fourth summer installment of DIYpsi Indie Art Fair is taking place this weekend at the Corner Brewery . DIYpsi is a handmade art fair that features the best indie artists in our region. Bring your appetite, and get ready for some incredible food and craft beer while you shop. Find unique hand crafted gifts while contributing to the local economy and supporting the arts. The fair takes place Saturday August 23 from 11am-11pm and Sunday August 24 from 12pm-6pm.

Click here for more information

Greer Thibodeau

Greer Thibodeau

 

Greer Thibodeau works for Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as their Marketing Coordinator. Greer is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing all digital marketing.

Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Thom Omar

 
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August 20th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

We are happy to welcome Thom Omar to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors
Thom Omar

Michigan native, Thom Omar grew up near Lansing. As a long-time service worker in a variety of fields he has honed the skills of customer service, effective communications, and time management. He has worked extensively and successfully in food service management for over 15 years. Most recently he was as a local small business co-owner and manager of food service for a pre-school company. Previously he served as a manager at many local food service establishments.

He has been involved with area organizations like the Humane Society of Washtenaw County and his daughter’s Girl Scout troop. Thom is committed to providing the highest level service to his clients and the community.Thom is working out of the South Office – 500 E. Eisenhower Pkwy – and can be reached at 520-668-6420 or emailed at tomar@reinhartrealtors.com.

Are you interested in learning more about a career in real estate? Take our online Career Assessment to help you determine if a career in real estate is right for you.

Greer Thibodeau

Greer Thibodeau

 

Greer Thibodeau works for Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as their Marketing Coordinator. Greer is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing all digital marketing.

Make Over Monday: 3 Fresh and Fashionable DIY Ideas

 
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August 18th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

We all have small changes we would like to make to our homes. If you are tired of ugly air vent returns, need a coat rack for company, or want to make your own art work these DIY ideas will inspire you to check some things off your honey-do list. Here are 3 small changes you can do yourself.

Fresh and Airy
Air vents are functional but, aren’t typically the most attractive part of a home. This simple makeover will make them functional and fashionable.

Air grille before & after 2By: The Friendly Home

Chic Coat Rack
Fancy coat racks often come at a high cost. By making one yourself, you will save money and have a handy storage solution for coats, backpacks, purses, and more.

DIY-Coat-Rack1By: Shanty 2 Chic 

Wooden Works of Art
The best way to get one of a kind art that reflect your personal style is to create pieces yourself. Homemade art is custom and can easily reflect your current home decor.

Potterybarnartknockoff_thumb1By: Thifty Decor Chick

Greer Thibodeau

Greer Thibodeau

 

Greer Thibodeau works for Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as their Marketing Coordinator. Greer is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing all digital marketing.

Spacious Farm House in Pinckney

 
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August 15th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

Featured Listing

This week we are featuring Jackie Sheller’s listing — 7814 Farley Road, Pinckney, MI, 48169

7814 Farley Road, Pinckney, MIQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Farmhouse with custom renovation and a red barn.

7814 Farley Road - EntryQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
This family home has something for everyone on huge country parcel in Pinckney. Features include 16 acres, in-ground pool with heated recreation/pool house, children’s play area, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage and 40 X 120’ heated pole barn with bathroom. There is also room for horses or livestock.7814 Farley Road - KitchenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Home is close to Farley Elementary. Large parcel allows for family recreation, possible future splits (per municipality), a gentleman’s farm and wide open spaces for relaxation.

7814 Farley Road - Master BathQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
The home has been completely renovated in the past eight years. It has a newer roof, deck, furnace and bathrooms. Kitchen and bathrooms have beautiful granite countertops.

7814 Farley Road - WalkoutQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
Home is close to the Pinckney Recreation area and the famous Chain of Lakes. Hiking and biking trail head is just down the road.

7814 Farley Road - PoolQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Green acres abound. Mature trees and landscaping along with some farm fields make this home a comfortable place to be away from the hustle and bustle.

7814 Farley Road - BackyardQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
This family home was renovated in keeping with a farm house style home. There is a beautiful big red barn, and an in-ground pool. There is also land for a quad/snow mobile track farm or garden and a heated pole barn for many hobbies. This property has something for every member of the family.

7814 Farley Road - SceneryQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
The parcel was a part of the original Farley Farm.

7814 Farley Road - BarnQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
If you are looking for space and a beautiful home look no further than 7814 Farley Rd. in Pinckney. Located just south of Swarthout Rd.

If you would like more information about 7814 Farley Road, Pinckney, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Jackie Scheller at 734-707-8774.

Are you looking for homes for sale in Pinckney, MI?

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Greer Thibodeau

Greer Thibodeau

 

Greer Thibodeau works for Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as their Marketing Coordinator. Greer is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing all digital marketing.