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Reinhart Staff Come Together for 7th Annual Blood Drive

Last month Reinhart teamed up with the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross to host our 7th Annual Blood Drive. Led by Deb Odom Stern, Reinhart had 45 generous donors who donated 39 pints of blood.

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Over the past 7 years, Reinhart has produced over 251 pints of blood, which could benefit as many as 753 patients. There is currently a large need for blood in Washtenaw County. This makes the partnership between the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors and the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross vital for our community.

If you are interested in donating blood, make an appointment online to donate blood go to www.redcross.org

 

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Remarkable Home in Ann Arbor with Water Views

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Today we are featuring Laurie Buys’s listing  – 4163 Boulder Pond Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

4163 Boulder Pond Drive - Ann ArborQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
This is a two story Cape Cod style.4163 Boulder Pond Drive-Living RoomQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
This lovely and light-fill home has water views, a first and second-floor master and wonderful amenities throughout.4163 Boulder Pond Drive-KitchenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Perfectly situated, this house provides you with gorgeous pond views while being minutes from Downtown Ann Arbor.4163 Boulder Pond Drive-Dining RoomQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Enjoy the beautifully finished lower level complete with full bath, fresh paint, new carpet tons of storage and daylight windows. Additional updates include a new roof, furnace, A/C, water heater, gutters, professional landscaping & sprinkler system.4163 Boulder Pond Drive-Sitting RoomQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
Stonebridge has many amenities including walking trails, tennis courts, beach, lake, stocked ponds and a volleyball net.4163 Boulder Pond Drive-Master BedroomQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Stunning views of a lovely pond from the expansive deck.4163 Boulder Pond Drive-Master BathroomQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
The home provides almost 3,000 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a finished lower level and a 2 car garage.4163 Boulder Pond Drive-BedroomQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
The home is in an awesome location with an Ann Arbor mailing address and low Pittsfield Township taxes. It is close to downtown and a public golf course.

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For more information about 4163 Boulder Pond Drive, Ann Arbor, MI or to schedule a showing contact Laurie Buys at 734-658-7158.

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Mark Your Calendar for These Delightful December Events

When most people think of December, they think of staying in their house, cozy and warm in front the fireplace. However, while the temperatures outside will drop, the fun will be heating up this December in the Ann Arbor region.


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Santa’s Mailbox
November 25 – December 16

Santa’s mailbox is now open for letters and wish lists in front of Conor O’Neill’s (318 S. Main St.). All letters received by 3pm on December 16th will be answered. Please remember to include your return address.


The Best Christmas Pageant Event

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 1 – December 4

In this beloved story, a reluctant pageant director is determined to succeed with “the worst kids in the whole history of the world” – the Herdmans! Bullies, thieves, smokers and more, the Herdman siblings are bent on turning the Christmas Pageant into Revenge at Bethlehem! The entire congregation is afraid of them. Will they burn down the church or will this indeed be the Best Christmas Pageant Ever? This rollicking one-act play is tons of fun for the whole family. Click here for more information.


KindleFest

KindleFest
December 2

Kerrytown District’s KindleFest is a free outdoor holiday market happening December 2nd, 6pm – 10pm. The festival features local and regional artisans and farmers selling hand-crafted ornaments, toys and unique holiday gifts, as well as German foods, sweets and beverages. Enjoy live music, fire pits to keep you warm, warming tent, s’more roasting and a Lantern Parade in the Kerrytown neighborhood.


Midnight-Madness

Midnight Madness
December 2

Once again Kerrytown and Main Street Association of Ann Arbor will be hosting Ann Arbor’s famed Midnight Madness on December 2. This is a fun-filled evening of shopping and dining. You’ll find great holiday sales throughout the stores, while you shop enjoy the sidewalk entertainment, and say hello to Santa Claus and Miss Washtenaw County, who will be roaming the sidewalks from 7 pm – 9 pm.


Hometown Holiday

Hometown Holidays
December 2 – 4

Annual Chelsea Michigan Hometown Holiday is a fun-filled weekend celebration which marks the beginning of the holiday season. Festivities start with a tree lighting ceremony and the weekend includes visits with Santa, a live nativity, holiday activities and entertainment at our many great merchants and historic locations in Chelsea, Michigan Chelsea is decked out in holiday splendor to warm your hearts and get you in the holiday spirit. Local merchants are on hand with great gift ideas and special pricing for everyone on your list. Explore the annual gingerbread house displays, sip on hot chocolate, and enjoy the special events from December 4 – 6.


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Ballet Chelsea: The Nutcracker
December 3 – 4 & December 10 – 11, 2016.

Ballet Chelsea is pleased to present its 19th annual performance of The Nutcracker ballet on December 3-4 & 10-11, 2016. During intermission, enjoy live music, and our Snow and Sweet Shop in the sparkling commons, for light refreshments and an array of holiday and Nutcracker themed gifts for purchase.


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Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels Holiday Home Tour
December 3

Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels (YMOW) invites you to support the upcoming 20th Annual Holiday Home Tour. Guests will enjoy a strolling dinner from some of the finest area restaurants while viewing the festive holiday decorations of five historic homes. Guests will wrap up their evening with an afterglow dessert reception at the iconic Hutchinson Mansion.


Saline Christmas Parade

41st Annual Christmas Parade – A Saline Christmas Carol
December 3

Don’t miss Saline’s 41st Annual Christmas Parade December 3, at 5:30pm. Each year, depending on the weather, anywhere between 3,000 and 5,000 people come out to enjoy marching bands, scout troops, and floats made by local businesses, organizations and churches.


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Chelsea Historic Home Tour
December 5

Five historic homes (including the newly-renovated museum) and a beautiful neighborhood church are opening their doors to greet visitors. You’ll start your tour at the museum where we will provide you with your map of the 6 locations. All the locations are an easy walk within a few blocks or you can choose to ride a festive horse and carriage (complete with brass jingle bells) for an extra fee.


Winter Art Tour

Winter Art Tour
December 9 – 11

The Winter Art Tour (WAT) is an exciting new cultural event held on the second weekend of December, that will take you on a tour of 9 art shows in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti featuring over 150 local artists. At each stop, visitors will be able to meet artists personally and learn more about their work. Many Tour venues will offer music, refreshments, creative activities and demonstrations in addition to art shopping.


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DIYpsi Hoilday Market 2016
December 10 – 11

Check out the best indie artists our region has to offer for a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience that will take care of everyone on your list. On top of finding unique hand crafted gifts, doing your holiday shopping at DIYpsi means you’re contributing to a larger cause- keeping thousands of dollars invested in our local economy and supporting the arts.


Tiny Expo

Tiny Expo
December 10

Tiny Expo is an annual holiday fair that features over 40 artists and crafters selling their wares in a festive library space where you can shop local and buy handmade! It’s a great way to support your community and find unique gifts. AADL is thrilled to produce and host this event! Tiny Expo 2016 will be on Saturday, December 10 from 11am to 5:30pm at the Downtown Library.


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Michigan Firehouse Museum’s Holiday Open House
December 18

The Michigan Firehouse Museum will host their Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Visitors can experience the museum decorated for the holidays and see all the entries in the Gingerbread Firehouse Contest. There will be crafts for the kids, holiday fire safety information, and a chance to visit with Santa. Light refreshments will be served.

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Collecting Winter Coats for the 21st Annual Coat Drive

In no time at all, warm coats will be needed by many people who can’t afford them. Over the Coat Drive’s 20-year history, Reinhart has collected more than 19,000 new and gently used winter coats. Many wonder, where do the coats go?

Dropping off coats

We contact several local agencies annually to determine their needs in terms of winter coats. This year we will be donating coats to:

 

Please encourage your family and friends to drop of their gently used winter coats at all of the Charles Reinhart Sales Offices as well as all Sunday Open Houses.

For more information about the 21st Annual Coat Drive, please contact Greer Thibodeau, Marketing Coordinator at 734-669-5837 or gthibodeau@reinhartrealtors.com.

 

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Spacious Oasis For Sale in Ann Arbor

FeaturedFriListing_2016 Today we are featuring Janet McAllister’s listing – 3518 Eastbrook, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
3518 Eastbrook - Ann Arbor MIQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Colonial

3518 Eastbrook - DenQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
This home sits on over an acre homesite with outbuilding, pond and extensive privacy with township taxes.

3518 Eastbrook - Eat-in KitchenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Private cul-de-sac with township taxes yet quick access to expressway and five minutes to Ann Arbor City limits.

3518 Eastbrook - KitchenQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Upgraded triple pane Marvin windows, Trex deck, new carpeting in great room and two bedrooms. The home has over $45,000 in updates.

3518 Eastbrook - FireplaceQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
A rare opportunity to have acreage in Ann Arbor Schools with two outbuildings.

3518 Eastbrook - BedroomQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Sit in your backyard of towering pines and spend summer evenings enjoying your pond, wildlife and gardens.

3518 Eastbrook - BackQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
The owners have lived there 23 years. Love the location and quaint community feel with neighbors.

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Q. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
The kitchen offers Corian counter tops with custom built in cabinetry. The master bath has heated flooring.

3518 Eastbrook - BackYardFor more information about 3518 Eastbrook, Ann Arbor, MI or to schedule a showing contact Janet McAllister at 734-231-3508.

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Congratulations to the 2016 President’s Club

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Reinhart recognized members of the 2016 President’s Club on Thursday, November 17 at the Yankee Air Museum. The Yankee Air Museum is an aviation museum located at Willow Run Airport in Van Buren Township, Michigan. Exhibits were opened and lunch was served exclusively for the Charles Reinhart Company to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of over 90 agents.DSC_3924

“Our annual President’s Club event provides fellowship as well as peer and corporate recognition for the elite members of our sales team,” explains Dave Lutton, President of the Charles Reinhart Company Realtors. “They are industry leaders. It is our pleasure to honor them. Their outstanding sales achievements are the reason for our firm’s dominant position in the local real estate industry.”

The 2016 President’s Club includes:

  • Maria Anglin
  • Scott Bethune
  • Nancy Bishop
  • Scott Blomquist
  • Jason Boggs
  • Marjorie Bolgos
  • LaDonna Bow Billman
  • Thomas Bradshaw
  • Elizabeth Brien
  • Laurie Buys
  • Brian Caplain
  • Jim Carey
  • Young Choi
  • Bruce Conybeare
  • Pia Crum
  • Laura Detwyler
  • Stacie Dugas
  • Patricia Durston
  • Dick Ebenhoeh
  • Tammi Ebenhoeh
  • Patti Eddy
  • Patricia Edwards
  • Barbara Eichmuller
  • Michelle Elie
  • Deborah Engelbert
  • Robert Ewing
  • Brooke Fajardo
  • Felice Fergel
  • Brent Flewelling
  • Linda Forster
  • Kantha Gardner
  • Kirk Glassel
  • Sherry Grammatico
  • Ariel Hurwitz- Greene
  • Toni Golden
  • Kim Hanschu
  • Deb Helber
  • Bryan Herter
  • Kimberly Hilobuk
  • Lyla Icaza
  • Rick Jarzembowski
  • Robyn Javornisky
  • Jeff Klink
  • Carmen Knick
  • Todd Lands
  • Carolyn Lepard
  • Debra Leutheuser
  • Roger Leutheuser
  • Glacier Liao
  • Snow Liao
  • Jessy Lin
  • Kathy Linderman
  • Rick Mangan
  • Dick Mattie
  • Bruce Maxson
  • Megan Mazurek
  • Janet McAllister
  • Patrick McCauley
  • Matt Miller
  • Kerene Morrissey
  • Jan Nelson
  • Scott Nelson
  • Susan Niethammer
  • Nancy Patterson
  • Kim Peoples
  • Julie Picknell
  • Michal Porath
  • Tim Powell
  • Maura Rains
  • Ed Ridha
  • Lisa Ridha
  • Rachel Robinson
  • Alice Roderick
  • Tracey Roy
  • Sue Rushlow
  • MaryAnn Ryan
  • Michael Ryan
  • Michelle Schulman
  • Anne Sloan
  • John Sloan
  • Cynthia Smigielski
  • Ren Snyder
  • Susan Snyder
  • Lisa Stelter
  • Deb Odom Stern
  • Julie Svinicki
  • Rick Taylor
  • John Tenza
  • Linda Tenza
  • Melissa VanDam
  • Dana Vespremi
  • Maria Wade
  • Hillary Ward
  • Jean Wedemeyer
  • Jim Wedemeyer
  • Judie Wu

 

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Foodie Finds: The Ricewood Brisket Bowl changed my life!

Ricewood Food Truck
Ask me where I want to go for a birthday lunch or special meal and the answer is Ricewood BBQ. Located behind Morgan and York on Packard in Ann Arbor, Ricewood is a seasonal food truck known for its BBQ ricebowls. The flavors of the Pacific Islands are blended with American BBQ which makes for an intense fusion of flavors which are out of this world. There’s nothing quite like expertly made BBQ with freshly cooked rice and a side of marinated cucumbers to make you really appreciate your lunchtime experience!

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One bowl can easily be shared by two or split into two meals. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor this delicious culinary delight. Open seasonally, Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm (or when sold out – which happens frequently). LAST DAY in 2016 is Friday, November 18th.

To learn more about Ricewood BBQ visit http://www.ricewoodbbq.com/.

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Distinct Duplex For Sale in Ann Arbor

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Today we are featuring Nadine Alpern’s listing – 940 Rose Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
940 Rose - Ann Arbor MI
Q. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Ranch duplex.940 Rose - Fireplace
Q. What distinctive features set this home apart?
It’s a duplex with one front unit and one back unit. The front unit is a one bed, one bath with hardwood floors and a beautiful fireplace in the living room. The back unit is a 2 bed, one bath with a spacious living room and formal dining space and an eat-in kitchen.

940 Rose - KitchenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
The house sits on a lovely, half acre lot of land. Enjoy low township taxes with children attending Ann Arbor schools.

940 Rose - BathroomQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
An interesting fact about this home is that the back house was moved to this location from the Plymouth area, and joined to the front house.

940 Rose - BedroomQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
There are so many possibilities for this house. The home could easily be converted to a single family home, use the duplex as a mother-in-law suite, or rent out the extra unit to help with a mortgage payment.

940 Rose - Deck

For more information about 940 Rose Drive, Ann Arbor, MI or to schedule a showing contact Nadine Alpern at 734-395-3144.

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12 Exciting November Events

In addition to Thanksgiving, there is a plethora of things to see and do this November throughout the Ann Arbor area.


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University of Michigan Football
September – November

Every fall with the return of the school year brings the return of football season. Whether you are a die-hard fan or just happen to be in town visiting, the football games make an impression. During the weekends when a game is played at home expect large crowds and allow extra time for your commute throughout the city.  To see the full schedule click here.


Reinhart Coat Drive

Coat Drive
October 31 – November 30

Reinhart kicks-off our 21st Annual Coat Drive November 1, with the goal of collecting more than 1,500 adult and children’s winter coats to distribute to local agencies throughout Washtenaw County. Through the month of November, we will be collecting new and gently used winter coats at all of the Charles Reinhart Sales Offices as well as all Sunday Open Houses.


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No Humbug Today Cabaret a Fundraiser for Wild Swan Theater
November 6

Wild Swan Theater proudly presents a sophisticated cabaret performance by a stellar lineup of singers and actors at our No Humbug Today Cabaret! Scrooge and Cratchit request your presence at our party of merry improvisational fun– a musical and theatrical experience from the imaginative and innovative minds at Wild Swan Theater.

Raise a glass of ale or wine and enjoy the antics of our gleeful band of talented actors as they share some of the songs and scenes from Wild Swan’s version of that favorite winter’s tale, A Christmas Carol. Our resident playwright and lyricist, Jeff Duncan, will be offering up a few new tunes and surprises for Cabaret-goers. This fundraiser to benefit Wild Swan Theater precedes their version of the wonderful holiday classic A Christmas Carol. Kick off the holiday season in style and join others committed to supporting the arts and the role Wild Swan plays in building community, stimulating the local economy, and spreading happiness and joy.


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Presidential Election
November 8

Do your part by voting on November 8, 2016. Need some tips about who and what is on your ballot? Visit www.Vote411.org, the League of Women Voters’ non-partisan site. You can check your voting location, see the proposals on your ballot and review the candidates’ responses to questions posed by the League. This will help you make an educated decision.


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Service above Self : Honoring our Veterans
November  9

Our veterans have both sacrificed and suffered in their service, so we can enjoy the liberties we take for granted every day. These men and women deserve both our acknowledgment and respect. This is an event towards that goal. Come join us for an engaging evening of storytelling and music at the Michigan Theater. In support of the Fisher House Michigan.


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Tchaikovsky and Friends
November 11

Experience the rich heritage of your favorite Russian composers. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 combines everything you love: the melodic beauty, romantic harmonies, deep passion and beguiling dances. Concertmaster Aaron Berofsky dazzles with his virtuosity in Shostakovich’s demanding Violin Concerto showcasing modern harmonies. Step into history to meet this icon of cultural importance.

Ann Arbor’s own Michael Daugherty’s Strut tells the story of a youthful and optimistic Paul Robeson strutting down 125th Street in Harlem. Its musical themes and vibrant syncopations are woven into a lively rhythmic tapestry.


Wine, Women and Shopping
November 12

Wine, Women and Shopping is a fun filled day to share with your mom, sisters and friends. Enjoy Christmas shopping in a relaxed enjoyable quaint small town. Stroll past the Victorian homes and tree-lined streets, enjoy lunch at any of the great restaurants. Boutiques and shops have pulled out all the stops to make sure everyone has a great day.

Come and enjoy the small town and the personal service. A lot of stores stay open until 8:00 pm. Come spend the day or the weekend in Chelsea. This year, Wine, Women, & Shopping will be partnering with Faith in Action and will be accepting any dry good donations during the event.


Saline Craft Show
November 12

The Saline Craft Show, in its 29th year, is rated as one of the top 10 shows in Michigan. This annual event is hosted on the grounds of Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple Road, Saline from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Over 249 crafters will showcase their most recent and exceptional work which includes decorative painting, stoneware, rugs, birdhouses, holiday decorating ideas, ceramics, calligraphy and clothing.

All of these products are designed, made and displayed by the individual crafters and available at affordable prices. All artists will be present and available to customize and personalize their works. This show provides both crafts and art, from the latest in shabby chic to handmade furniture and handpainted clothing.


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Kerrytown Market & Shops Holiday Open House
November 13

Kerrytown’s Annual Holiday Open House kicks off the season with live music, art demonstrations, face painting, storytelling with Mother Goose, holiday treats and great pre-holiday sales from their merchants.


Pets & Pajamas Movie Night
November 18

What could be more fun than spending your Friday night with our furry friends at the Humane Society of Huron Valley? This paw-tastic event is appropriate for ages 5 to 11 and will include adoptable animal interactions, a cheese pizza dinner and an animal-themed movie with popcorn.

Children are invited to wear their pajamas, bring a sleeping bag and pillow and be ready for some animal-themed fun while parents enjoy a night out on the town! Pets and Pajamas Movie Night is offered once a month and is a great way for children to enjoy some after-hours time at HSHV.


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Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
November 24

This year’s Turkey Trot is sure to be a gobblin’ good time in beautiful Ann Arbor. Get into the holiday spirit before your Thanksgiving feast; run, walk or crawl with the whole family. Strollers are welcome but please leave your 4 legged friends at home. The Tot Trot 1K is perfect for the little ones (ages 10 & under), and the 5K is fun for the whole family. Hot chocolate, aid station, pictures with Santa and Turkey Tom, a fun course and a fun after party. 


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Mary Poppins
November 25 – December 23rd

The Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter proudly presents “Mary Poppins” showing from November 25 to December 23, 2016. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.

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Serene Ann Arbor Home on Expansive Wooded Lot

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Today we are featuring Tammi Ebenhoeh’s listing – 2535 Southwood Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

2535 Southwoods Trail - FrontQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Custom Damian Farrell design with windows in every direction.

2535 Southwoods Trail - EntryQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
The high-end kitchen accesses the 3-season screened porch complete with fireplace and adjoining cedar deck. Walkout lower level provides additional living and entertaining space including a wet bar and finished workout room.2535 Southwoods Trail - DenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Located on a 2.41 acre wooded sanctuary, this home has gorgeous gardens, walking trails and a shaded lawn. Additional advantages include Lodi taxes, Ann Arbor Schools, and easy access to I-94.2535 Southwoods Trail - KitchenQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
There is potential to expand or add an outbuilding.

2535 Southwoods Trail - Dining RoomQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Enjoy views of wildlife from every window in an arboretum-like setting with spectacular scenery in all seasons.

2535 Southwoods Trail - MasterQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
The home provides 5,000 sq. ft. of livable space and is just 10 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor or Saline.

2535 Southwoods Trail - 3 SeasonQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
100 different types of plants and trees exist here. Pathways to Travis Pointe golf course.

2535 Southwoods Trail - BackyardFor more information about 2535 Southwood Trail, Ann Arbor, MI  or to schedule a showing contact Tammi Ebenhoeh at 734-276-4663.

 

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