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Expansive Countryside Colonial

Featured-Listing
This week we are featuring Jean and Jim Wedemeyer’s listing – 6640 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

6640 Earhart Road Ann ArborQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
This 3,426 sq. ft. home is located on 5 acres is only 10 minutes from Ann Arbor. The cove plaster living room ceilings, updated private study with beveled glass French doors, and a sun filled kitchen add charm and utility to the main floor of the house. The huge sun porch adds year-round living space with an expansive view of the yard, lovely landscaping, and surrounding countryside.

6640 Earhart Road - EntryQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
This home is a spacious center entrance colonial with 4 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths including a second floor master suite with huge closets. Features include solid 6 panel doors, updated windows, 5-zone heat system, newer roof, 1st floor laundry, and house generator.

6640 Earhart Road - FireplaceQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Low township taxes and a city of Ann Arbor address make this home appealing. It is also located close to many other school districts and you can choose from Ann Arbor, Dexter, or South Lyon schools with the “Schools of Choice” program.

6640 Earhart Road - KitchenQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
These owners have continually upgraded and improved this home. One of the latest updates is the family room with the impressive stone fireplace.

6640 Earhart Road - MasterQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Lounge on the back deck, soak in the hot tub, or sit in the sun room and enjoy a private backyard and wooded area. From the side yard you will see a historic barn that is undergoing a restoration.

6640 Earhart Road -  4 season sun porch Q. What makes the price of this home so great?
This high quality home is only $124 a sq. ft. and sits on 5 beautiful acres.

6640 Earhart Road - Lower Level BarQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
The finished basement has a fun retro red bar area and matching bar stools that the seller will leave for the new buyer.

6640 Earhart Road - Backyard

For more information about 6640 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor, MI 4 or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Jean Wedemeyer or Jim Wedemeyer.

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Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Thomas Bradshaw

We are thrilled to welcome Thomas Bradshaw to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors.
Thomas BradshawAfter seven years in event sales and marketing, Thomas Bradshaw has joined the sales team at the Charles Reinhart Company. Thomas grew up in a real estate family and found he has the same passion.

Thomas specializes in successful marketing and sales of residential real estate throughout Southeast Michigan. As a native of Ann Arbor, Thomas knows the area inside and out and understands the needs of today’s buyers and sellers. He is fluent in French and Spanish.

He is currently working out of the North Office – 2200 Green Road - and can be reached at 734-272-6419 or by email at tbradshaw@reinhartrealtors.com.

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Time Honored Grandiose Estate

Featured Listing
This week we are featuring Alexa and Tammi Ebenhoeh’s listing – 540 Rock Creek Dr, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
540 Rock Creek Drive Q. What distinctive features set this home apart?
The fabulous gourmet kitchen has executive style cabinetry, apple honed granite and marble counter-tops, and radiant heated stone floors. Island has a second sink. The spacious, open family room features French doors that open to the blue stone patio, salt-water pool, and lush gardens.

540 Rock Creek Drive - Living RoomQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
You will love this gorgeous Cape Cod style home with a traditional floor plan and updated finishes.

540 Rock Creek Drive - DenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
The home is in a fantastic location just North of Geddes. It is just a short walk to the arboretum and Huron River.

540 Rock Creek Drive - KitchenQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
The exquisite master suite overlooks the pool and beautifully landscaped yard. The yard has lush gardens that were featured on the 2015 Garden Walk.

540 Rock Creek Drive -  Master SuiteQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
The pool is filled with salt water, which is gentle on the eyes and skin, has a “soft water” feel and is less maintenance.

540 Rock Creek Drive - PatioQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
The house overall is awe-inspiring. The master suite has cathedral wood ceilings, a steam show, and a jetted tub bathroom. The lower level features a second family room, study with a fireplace, and a fifth bathroom with daylight window and full bath. This level also has a wine cellar.

540 Rock Creek Drive - PoolFor more information about 540 Rock Creek Drive, Ann Arbor, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Alexa Ebenhoeh or Tammi Ebenhoeh.

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Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Elke VanDyke

We are excited to welcome Elke VanDyke to the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors
Elke VanDyke
Originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, Elke VanDyke now calls Saline home. For the past several years she ran a business that specialized in home staging with an emphasis on real estate. She worked with clients and Realtors throughout Wayne and Washtenaw County learning much about the real estate business and neighboring communities.

Her previous home staging experience allows her to assist her clients in preparing their homes for sale.  Elke is fluent in German. She now works out of the Saline Office – 1020 E. Michigan Ave – and can be reached at 734-635-3150 or by email at evandyke@reinhartrealtors.com.

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Rev Up Your Thursday

No matter your age, Thursdays in the Ann Arbor area are jam packed with events for everyone. Ann Arbor hosts a free concert every Thursday at Sonic Lunch; while in Saline, bands play at the Summer Music Series. Ypsilanti has classic cars at the Depot Town Cruise Night; and in Chelsea, enjoy music, art, and movies at the Sounds and Sights on Thursday Night.

Sonic Lunch – Ann Arbor
Sonice Lunch 2015
Started in 2008, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is a free summer outdoor concert series at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor. This free lunchtime music concert runs from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Sonic Lunch runs June through August.

Sounds and Sights on Thursday Night - Chelsea
Chalk Art in Chelsea Photo by Amanda Presnell

Enjoy the sounds of some of the region’s best musicians while taking in the sights of vibrant downtown Chelsea, Michigan. Performances are held on nearly every street corner and grassy area in downtown each Thursday. It’s two hours of fun starting at 6:30 and lasting until 8:30 p.m. In addition to music festivities include including children’s entertainers, a juried sculpture walk, outdoor movies, plenty of great food, local brew and an assortment of unique retail shops. The fun lasts until the second Thursday in August.

Saline Summer Music – Saline
Saline Summer Series
Ten free concerts are held in downtown Saline every Thursday evening. They run from June through the middle of August. In addition to the music there are also art activities for children provided by the 212 Arts Center. Due to the level of fun for kids and adults alike the popularity of this event increases each year.

Depot Town Cruise Night – Ypsilanti
Chevrolet
Photo by Jakub Biernacki

Depot Town rocks on Thursday evenings during Cruise Nights when hundreds of visitors stroll the length of Cross Street to check out classic cars, hot rods, and customs. It’s also a perfect time to sit at one of the several sidewalk restaurants, grab a bit to eat and watch the cars roll in.

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Pristine Cape Cod Home

Featured Listing
This week we are featuring Tammi Ebenhoeh’s listing —10321 Timber Ridge Drive, Milan, MI 48160

10321 Timber Ridge Drive - Milan MI Q. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
Cape Cod

10321 Timber Ridge Drive - EntryQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
Exquisite chef’s kitchen with custom Pennville cabinets will have you opening every cupboard. There is also a private study and a finished walkout.

10321 Timber Ridge Drive - KitchenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Located on a large lot with mature trees this home also provides easy access to US 23 and I-94. Additionally it is in the Saline school district but has lower York Township taxes.

10321 Timber Ridge Drive - Eat in KitchenQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
The home has had many recent renovations including the addition of new gutters, appliances, remodeled lower level bath, custom plantation and Hunter Douglas blinds, and landscaping.

10321 Timber Ridge Drive - DenQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Enjoy 1.6 acres of flowering shrubs, pines, maples, and river birch trees from the brand new Trex deck. The newly landscaped yard also features custom built planter boxes and external main deck speakers to encourage outdoor activities for all ages.

10321 Timber Ridge Drive - BedroomQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
The home has $75,000 worth of upgrades and improvements.

10321 Timber Ridge DR. - Living RoomQ. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
 Custom builder owned and built this property.
10321 Timber Ridge Drive - Backyard

10321 Timber Ridge Drive - deck 2If you would like more information about 10321 Timber Ridge Drive, Milan, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Tammi Ebenhoeh at 734-276-4463.

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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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