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Warner Creek Home with Wonderful Upgrades

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Today we are featuring Rick Jarzembowski’s listing — 1387 Wedgewood Drive, Saline, MI 48176

1387 Drive - SalineQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
This is a 2 Story Colonial home.

1387 Drive - DenQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
There is a newly added sun room that lets in lots of natural light. The basement is finished and has unique cork flooring. There has been extensive landscaping to give the home good curb appeal. Large backyard that is private.

1387 Drive - KitchenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
The property backs up to Warner Creek and is an ideal location, near many amenities including a community park, but is not far from highways.

1387 Drive - Dining RoomQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Renovations include: an added sunroom, finished basement, kitchen counters and appliances updated, wood flooring added throughout first level. Additionally a new garage door and garage door opener, new front door and a tankless water heater have been added to the home.

Sun RoomQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
Neighborhood has a Community park in which events are held in the summer and fall.

1387 Drive - BedroomQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Enjoy beautiful views in the recently added sunroom of the landscaping in the rear of the home and a view of Warner Creek.

1387 Drive - Lower LevelQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
Lots of recent upgrades and renovations.

1387 Drive - BackyardQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
The basement was recently finished providing a fourth bedroom with egress window, recreation space, workroom, and full bath.

Come see the property in person at the open house this Sunday, February 15th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

For more information about 1387 Wedgewood Drive,Saline, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Rick Jarzembowski at 734-645-3634.

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It isn’t Spring Yet, but the Real Estate Market is Hot

Listing are in short supply. Now is a good time to sell. If you’ve been waiting to sell your home, consider acting now instead of putting it off until spring. Buyers are already out there looking.MarketUpdate_2-8-15

 

Attendance at open houses is very high right now because there isn’t as much inventory to see. Listing before the spring wave homes hit the market can put your home in a more favorable competitive position and result in a higher price. Also, interest rates continue to be favorable to buyers, but are expected to rise gradually in 2015.

Think about moving up your selling plans. Market forces are working in your favor.

For sound advice and help creating your real estate plan,  contact us.

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Congratulations to the 2014 Charles Reinhart Award Recipients

Reinhart held their Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 5th at Barton Hills County Club, celebrating the accomplishments of 180 agents and six office managers.

The Charles Reinhart Award, the most prestigious award the company presents, recognizes the highest earning agents of 2014.

Agents receiving the honor were:

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Outstanding Contemporary Home in Ann Arbor

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Today we are featuring Laura Detwyler’s listing— 4892 Hidden Brook Ln, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 

4892 Hidden Brook LaneOutstanding contemporary home located on beautiful 2+ acre lot off Joy Road.

4892 Hidden Brook - EntryDesigned by Aleksis Lahti, the house boasts a sunken living room with cathedral ceiling and windows for viewing the gardens. The house is complete with private wooded land with stream and walking bridge.

4892 Hidden Brook - FireplaceA double-sided fireplace connects the living room with the formal dining area.

4892 Hidden Brook -KitchenThe large custom-tiled kitchen has unique curved cabinets and an island with a breakfast nook.

4892 Hidden Brook It opens to a two-level outdoor deck and connects to a large family room/study with a wall of built-in cabinets.

4892 Hidden Brook - Custom bathAn open master suite on the second floor offers stunning views, skylights, fireplace, custom bath area, walk-in closet, private outdoor deck, and a bonus room.

4892 Hidden Brook - BackyardExceptional design features include: curved wall with glass blocks, steel beams created at Center for Creative Studies, French doors, private access to the upper level, a 3+ car garage, and an energy efficient well-water air cooling system.

4892 Hidden Brook - Backyard TreesFor more information about 4892 Hidden Brook Ln, Ann Arbor, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Laura Detwlyer  at 734-330-9922.

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Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Steve Peterson

We are delighted to welcome Steve Peterson to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors

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Steve Peterson was born in Ann Arbor and grew up in Saline. After a brief time in Peace Corp-style cross-cultural missions, Steve and his wife Terri moved to the Detroit area where they were involved in inner city outreach and ministry for over a decade. Steve and his family moved back to Saline at the end of 2010.

Since 2002 Steve Peterson has marketed health insurance to business owners and decision makers. During his career he consistently exceeded production quotas and won many national and state awards. He spent four years in management and developed his own marketing strategy, receiving approval from compliance departments and leaders.

Steve is working out of the East Office– 2452 East Stadium – and can be reached at 313-999-7096 or by email at stevepeterson414@gmail.com.

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8 Great Cold-Weather Kid-Friendly Activities To Do

Brrrrr…. It’s cold out there! With no end to the winter blast in sight, it can be hard to think of things to do especially with kids cooped up in the house.

Below is a list of 8 great, kid-friendly things to do in Ann Arbor when the snow is swirling and even the university students seem scarce. All are indoors and either free or quite affordable. There are age-appropriate things to do for babies, teens, and adults should have their fair share of fun, too.

8. Go to the Library

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The five-star Ann Arbor District Library is one of the best places to enjoy in A² in the winter. There are hundreds of upcoming events & activities planned for 2015 across its five branches for babies to teens to adults. Enjoy organized playgroups, concerts, story time, games, crafts and many other events this winter and throughout the year at the wonderful AADL. Don’t forget to check out some books to take home for you and the kids!

7. Go to a Museum

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With over 250 exhibits for kids to explore, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a great place to visit during a frigid winter day. Open seven days a week with many special events on their calendar, the Hands-On Museum is an Ann Arbor must-do with children!

Take older kids to enjoy the collections and special exhibits of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. A cultural gem in the heart of the city, take advantage of all that the UMMA has to offer! Open Tuesday through Sunday.

6. Go Get a Bagel
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Family-friendly Barry’s Bagels in the Westgate Shopping Center off of Jackson & Maple is one of Ann Arbor’s favorite bagel places. Meet up with friends for coffee or lunch as little kids are entertained watching bagels being made through a window towards the back.

Bruger’s Bagels on Ann Arbor-Saline Road also has a bagel-viewing window if you’re closer to the center of town.

5. Go Ice Skating

Ice Skating Photo from Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation

It’s a perfect time of year to brush up on those ice-skating and hockey skills! Get some family exercise while having a blast during Open Skate at Veteran’s Indoor Ice Arena & Pool, U-M’s Yost Arena, or the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. Or take advantage of the organized hockey drop-in games for all ages and skill levels. Be sure to check each location’s schedule for these affordable open skate & hockey times.

4. Go Stargazing
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The University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History & Planetarium has some wonderful public indoor stargazing viewing events that are educational, inspiring, and far away from the cold, outside air. Be awed by the solar system alongside your kids from the comfort of your seat. View the planetarium public schedule to see view upcoming monthly events.

3. Go Swimming

Mack Pool Photo from Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation

Fun in the water might not be the first thing you think of for winter fun, but there are several pools in the area that offer open swim time to the public year-round. Have fun on affordable one-day pass with your kids at local recreation centers like the Mack Indoor Pool or the Meri Lou Murray Rec Center. Or access a free one-week pass to the Ann Arbor YMCA by applying here.

2. Go Exploring

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Cobblestone Farm & Museum is an Ann Arbor historic location built in 1845. Tours of the farm and museum are available by request and every Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. More information available here.

Or check out the Great Lakes Zoological Society’s A World of Discovery. With educational and fun events for toddlers and older kids, this cool spot fosters a sense of conservation in kids as they view “over 100 animals representing over 70 exotic and Michigan indigenous species.”

1. Go Nuts!

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Whirly Ball of Ann Arbor is a fantastic time for both kids and adults! Gather some family and friends, and have a blast zipping around in your WhirlyBug as you try to score against your opponents. Or book a party for kids eight and up, too. May the best whirlers win.

And the kooky fun continues with Zap Zone in Ann Arbor. From laser tag to bumper cars to a classic arcade and even a cannon blaster, how could your kids not expend some pent-up energy here this winter?

So bundle up on your way there, and enjoy your indoor family fun in Ann Arbor this winter.

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Astonishing Custom Spanish Estate in Saline

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Today we are featuring Jim Raines and Steve Peterson’s listing— 5708 Textile Road, Saline MI 48176

5708 Textile Road - SalineThis authentic Spanish hacienda was designed by renown UM architect Tivadar Balogh.

5708 Textile Road EntrywayEntering this custom estate from the front courtyard puts you in the beautiful 2-story, stained-glass filled foyer complete with Romeo and Juliet windows and imported Mexican Terracotta tile flooring.

5708 Textile Road - DenThe Mexican flavor flows throughout with arched doorways, exposed beams, hand-painted tiles and custom iron work. The home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, and 4 gas fireplaces.

5708 Textile Road - KitchenThe custom eat in kitchen has a 2-story redwood framed bay window, new appliances, and a walk in pantry.

5708 Textile Road - Dining RoomThe serene first floor master bedroom has a Kiva fireplace with seating area and the master bath has a Japanese soaker tub.

5708 Textile Road - Master BedroomThe lower level of the home features a finished walkout basement with sauna and an in-ground Gunite pool.

5708 Textile Road - PoolThe house features geothermal heating and cooling.  Additionally amenities include a 3+ car garage, 2400 sq. ft. drive-thru pole barn suitable for horses, and 20 kw generator.

5708 Textile Road - Pole barnFor more information about 5708 Textile Road or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Steve Peterson or Jim Raines.

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Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Brooke Marks

We are pleased to welcome Brooke Marks to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors

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Charles Reinhart  is pleased to announce that Brooke Marks has recently joined the South office as an agent on the Bishop Team. Originally from Chicago, she has been a Realtor for over two years.

She is a board member and director of Girls Hockey for the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association, as well as being the board president of the Michigan Girls Hockey League. Brooke is working out of the South Office – 500 E. Eisenhower Pwky – and can be reached at 734-545-9570 or by email at brooke@nancybishop.com.

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Ann Arbor Area Restaurants Gain National Recognition Leading Up to Restaurant Week

Lately the Ann Arbor area has been receiving lots of positive press. City Style and Living Magazine posted 31 Reasons to Love Ann Arbor, Michigan (including Chelsea, Dexter and Ypsilanti) on their blog. The article detailed a plethora of places in the area to visit for food, fun, and scenery.

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Prior to that Huff Post published the 9 Reasons You Must Eat in Ann Arbor . This article spotlighted a 9 of Ann Arbor’s most prestigious dining spots. Now Food and Wine has named the Blue Tractor one of the best gastropubs in the United States.

All these positive reviews highlight what is sure to be a tasty Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, Sunday, January 18 through Friday, January 23.

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week 2015

For restaurant week lunch is an open format in which restaurants offer a $15 menu of special items, some of which are one, two or even three courses. Several restaurants will be offering two for the price of one at lunch. Dinner is a fixed price of $28 for a three-course meal. Most restaurants are offering a choice of menu items for each course and a limited number of restaurants will be offering a two for the price of one dinner menu.

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There is no better time to gather your family and friends, make reservations, and taste all the scrumptious snacks Ann Arbor has to offer. With all the buzz around area eateries it is best to make your reservations in advance before everything is booked.

Participating Restaurants Include:

Amadeus Restaurant
Arbor Brewing Company
Argiero’s
Aventura
bd’s Mongolian Grill
Bigalora
The Black Pearl
The Blue Nile
The Blue Tractor
Café Felix
Carlyle Grill
Carson’s American Bistro
The Chop House
Conor O’Neill’s
Cottage Inn
The Earle
Gandy Dancer
Grange Kitchen & Bar
Gratzi
Grizzly Peak
Heidelberg
Isalita
Jamaican Jerk Pit
Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery
Lena
Logan
The Lunch Room
Mani Osteria & Bar
Marnee Thai Restaurant
Mediterrano
Mélange
Mezzavino
Metzger’s
Neopapalis
Old Carolina Barbecue
Pacific Rim
Prickly Pear Café
Taste Kitchen
The Quarter Bistro
The Ravens Club
Real Seafood Company
Sabor Latino
Seva
Shalimar
Silvio’s Organic Pizza
Vinology Wine Bar & Restaurant
Weber’s Restaurant

For more information about Ann Arbor Restaurant Week visit their website.

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Remarkable Traditional Home with Modern Ammenities

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Today we are featuring  Tracey Roy and Nick Noel’s listing - 2521 Walnut Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

2521 Walnut Road Ann Arbor MiQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Traditional

2521 Walnut Road- EntryQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
Home sits back from the road and is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and mature trees. Floor to ceiling windows are featured throughout the home. There is a two story great room with columns, built-in bookcases, and fireplace. The walk out lower level has a study/bedroom, large recreation space with a home theatre and tons of storage.

2521 Walnut Road- Living RoomQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Located close to Skyline High School, downtown, shopping, and expressways.

2521 Walnut Road- KitchenQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
The entire home has been painted and new light fixtures added. The house also has a remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances, built-ins, soapstone counter tops, butler’s pantry with sink, built in desk, and a spacious breakfast nook with an amazing view. Updated master bath with dual vanity has granite counter tops, jetted tub, and a tiled shower.

2521 Walnut Road- MasterQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Mature trees and everything that nature offers can be seen from the screened in porch and the wrap around deck which has access from the 3 seasons room, kitchen, great room, and master bedroom.

2521 Walnut Road- Master BathQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
 Location, 5 bedrooms with a 1st floor master and all of the updates.

 2521 Walnut Road- LaundryQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
It’s a great place to entertain and will accommodate a big crowd.

2521 Walnut Road- 3 Season RoomQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
This is a great home filled with tons of natural light, it’s upgraded throughout and you are close to the city, but can enjoy mature trees and nature.

For more information about 2521 Walnut Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Nicki Noel or Tracey Roy.

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