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5 Places in Ann Arbor to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

 
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September 16th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

Did you know that today is Mexican Independence Day and National Guacamole Day?  Get into the spirit with delicious Mexican food. Below are 5 of the best Mexican restaurants in Ann Arbor.

Chela’s

Chela's tacos
Isalita

Isalita Guacamole

 

Sabor Latino

Sabor Latino
Taqueria La Fiesta

Taqueria La Fiesta
Tmaz Taqueria

TMAZ

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

Spacious Hilltop Home in Matthaei Farm Neighborhood

 
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September 12th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

Featured Listing
This week we are featuring Nicki Noel and Tracey Roy’s listing – 5220 Pheasant Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

5220 Pheasant Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Q. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Contemporary with traditional elements.

5220 Pheasant Court - DenQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
Great home for entertaining. The layout creates a wonderful flow from kitchen to dining room to great room. Spacious three leveled deck for entertaining and relaxing, overlooking the Big Valley pond in Matthaei Farm.

5220 Pheasant Court - KitchenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Home is located in Superior Township (township taxes) with Ann Arbor Schools. The 20 acres of protected common areas afford homeowners nature trails that wind along Fleming Creek and three nature ponds.

5220 Pheasant Court - Formal DiningQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Upgrades include refinished kitchen and dining room hardwood floors, attic insulation and attic fan, re-surfacing of driveway, 2 water heaters, and deck maintenance.

5220 Pheasant Court - Master Bedroom
5220 Pheasant Court - MasterQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
There is a club/pond house with large stone fireplace, kitchen and bathrooms. Adjacent to the clubhouse are tennis courts and a swimming pond. Hiking trails.

5220 Pheasant Court - Lower Level

Q. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
This home sits on a hilltop overlooking one of the ponds in the Matthaei Farm neighborhood. The pond below has a sandy beach and picnic area. The home is situated amongst mature trees, wildlife and affords the owner beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

5220 Pheasant Court - BackQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
From the home you can see wildlife. Deer have been seen in the front yard, wild turkeys in the backyard and even an occasional red fox has crossed the property.

5220 Pheasant Court - DeckQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
The home has been well maintained and upgraded throughout the years to maintain its appearance and comfort.

For more information about 5220 Pheasant Court, Ann Arbor, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Nicki Noel or Tracey Roy.

Are you looking for homes for sale in Ann Arbor, MI ?

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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, Sandy Goetz

 
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September 11th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

We are thrilled to welcome Sandy Goetz to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors

Sandy Goetz

Sandy Goetz has had a real estate license for 7 years. For the last 2 years she worked at Referrals Inc. processing referrals but keeping her eye on the housing market. She is now returning to Reinhart as a full time Realtor.

A native of Southeast Michigan Sandy is familiar with the area and has been living in Dexter for over 3 years. Sandy is working out of the Chelsea Office — 800 S. Main Street — and can be reached at 734-904-0416 or by email at sgoetz@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.

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

Washtenaw County School Ranked 7th in the Country

 
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September 10th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

Newsweek just released rankings for U.S. schools. This first list, America’s Top High Schools 2014, ranks schools based solely on performance. The second, Beating the Odds: America’s Top High Schools for Low-Income Students, measures schools with poverty levels taken into account.

Washtenaw Technical Middle College was ranked the seventh-best high school in the country, on America’s Top High Schools 2014.Washtenaw Technical Middle College was ranked the seventh-best high school in the country, on America’s Top High Schools 2014.

pencils

The ranking is based on six factors: enrollment rates, graduation rates, AP and International Baccalaureate scores, SAT and ACT scores, the change in student enrollment from 9th to 12th grades, and the counselors to students ratio.

Washtenaw Technical Middle College is a charter school program that’s authorized by Washtenaw Community College and operates out of WCC’s campus.

The full list of Washtenaw County schools that made Newsweek’s rankings were:

  • Ann Arbor’s Community High School: 13th in the country in “Top High Schools,” 58th in the country in “Beating the Odds”
  • Ann Arbor’s Huron High School: 345th in country in “Top High Schools,” 257th in the country in “Beating the Odds”
  • Chelsea High School: 332nd in the country in “Top High Schools,” 458th in the country in “Beating the Odds”
  • Saline High School: 289th in the country in “Top High Schools,” 476th in the country in “Beating the Odds”
  • Washtenaw Technical Middle College: 7th in the country in “Top High Schools,” 35th in the country in “Beating the Odds”

Click here for the full list of Newsweek’s rankings

Source: MLive 

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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, Kirk Glassel

 
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September 4th, 2014  |  +Greer Thibodeau  |  No Comments

We are overjoyed to welcome Kirk Glassel to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors

Kirk Glassell

Kirk Glassel has lived in the Jackson area his entire life. For the last 22 years he has been teaching Alegbra 1 and 2 at Western High School outside of Jackson. Since 2001 he has owned a small business that focuses on servicing sports teams and others businesses for uniforms and promotional clothing.

He is involved in the community and is one of the founders of the American Youth Basketball Tour and serves on the Board of Directors. Kirk is working out of the East Office – 2452 E. Stadium – and can be reached at 517-812-7038 or by email at kglassel@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.

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

Starting Your Rental Search in the Ann Arbor Area

 
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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.

laundry
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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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Greer Thibodeau

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