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2017 Year End Results

The hardworking Associates at Reinhart closed 3,631 transactions in 2017 – more than double our closest competitor. When you need to buy or sell a home it’s best to hire the company with the most practice at completing sales successfully. Year after year that is Reinhart.

Let us earn your business by helping you explore your options. Start today by contacting a Reinhart Associate.

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8 Fun February Events

While the weather might be cold, there are many wonderful activities going on in the Ann Arbor area this February. Whether you are looking to enjoy sports, listen to a symphony, or participate in stewardship there is something for everyone.

Million Dollar Quartet
February 1 – 25

Million Dollar Quartet is a jukebox musical written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott. It dramatizes the Million Dollar Quartet recording session of December 4, 1956, among early rock and roll stars Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, and newcomer Jerry Lee Lewis.


Let’s Chill Winter Fest
February 2 – 3

The third annual Let’s Chill Winter Fest features activities for individuals of all ages. The winter festival spans the downtown shopping area, Wilson Park and Edgetown. Activities include a chili cook-off, the area’s only wine walk, indoor and outdoor winter games, ice carving, an Artisan tent, food, and more.

Free shuttle service will run between all major event areas and parking lots, making it easily accessible. Warming stations in the downtown area and a large bonfire in Wilson Park offer warmth and ambiance.


Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
February 3

Former Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director Neeme Järvi returns to Southeast Michigan with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

Järvi leads the ensemble in its UMS debut. The evening’s program is steeped in the music of Estonian composers, including the beautiful fifth symphony of Eduard Tubin. Tubin fled to Stockholm in 1944 when the Soviet Union occupied Estonia. Garrick Ohlsson, a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess, joins the orchestra for Brahms’s first piano concerto.


Artini
February 9

The 10th Annual “Artini”, a fundraiser benefiting the Ann Arbor Art Center! Once again, the finest downtown bars and restaurants in downtown Ann Arbor will compete to create the city’s most artful martini. From 6:30pm to 10:00 pm, Artini guests will visit participating establishments and taste carefully crafted and innovative cocktails designed by some of the city’s top mixologists.

Artini guests have the chance to crown the “People’s Choice Award” winner by texting to vote for their favorite drinks throughout the evening. The “Juror’s Choice Award” will be decided by a panel of jurors that are unaffiliated with the participating venues.

Participating venues:

• The Alley Bar
• Ann Arbor Distilling Company @ the Ann Arbor Art Center
• Aventura
• Bab’s Underground
• The Beer Grotto
• Black Pearl
• Melange
• Pretzel Bell
• Additional venues confirming daily!

Attendees must be 21 or older by 2/9/2018. Ticket prices are $55 and are non-refundable. The Ann Arbor Art Center is a 501©(3) organization, and $25 of each Artini ticket is tax deductible.


Curling Fest 2018
February 9 – 10

Curling Fest 2018 is a weekend of curling fun, for beginners and experienced competitors, with a tournament and learn-to-curl sessions.

Saturday, February 10 is for both experienced and novice competitors, with learn-to-curl ice time on February 9, 2018. Watch the bonspiel (term for curling tournament) free of charge or stop by Friday night for great winter fun. Enjoy music, beer, food, hot cocoa, and more in a heated tent on both days.


Chainsaw carving an ice sculpture

Third Annual Ice Carving Festival
February 10

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission proudly presents our annual Ice Carving Festival! Watch students from colleges and universities across SE Michigan compete. Stand in awe as these carvers showcase their mastery with chainsaws and flamethrowers to create unique masterpieces to display at County Farm Park.


Volunteering

Stewardship Workday
February 11

Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area contains a mature oak hickory woodland as well as wetlands, which support several species of frogs and salamanders. Come help preserve this diverse nature area by cutting invasive shrubs such as buckthorn and honeysuckle. Meet at the park entrance on Turnberry Lane, off of Packard Road. Please dress in layers and wear shoes suitable for snow or wet ground. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.


Blooming YIES Dinner and Silent Auction
February 24

Join in the second annual Blooming YIES Dinner and Silent Auction hosted by the Ypsilanti International Elementary School PTO. Blooming YIES is a strolling dinner and silent auction that will raise money for the establishment of an “Educational Oasis” at Ypsilanti International Elementary School. The event will feature a night of fundraising, silent auction, and community building.

The event will be held at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse in Depot Town from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Reserved parking for the event is at the Rice Street Lot, AKA the Frog Island Parking lot – please look for signs. Tickets will cover the cost of the strolling dinner and two drink tickets. Please note this is an adult only event!

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Custom Built Ranch Home in Saline

FeaturedFriListing_2016This week we are featuring Tracey Roy’s listing — 465 Amherst Circle, Saline, MI 48176

465 Amherst Circle - Saline, MIQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
This awesome ranch has cultured stone, brick and wood exterior. Step inside to an open airy floor plan with vaulted ceilings and open living spaces.

465 Amherst Circle - EntryWhat distinctive features set this home apart?
It is only a year old and has 1st-floor living space with a master bedroom along with 3 additional egress bedrooms in the lower level.

Q. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
It is located close to downtown Saline, minutes from schools and parks.

465 Amherst Circle- Dining RoomQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
The home is a custom built house completed in December of 2016.

465 Amherst Circle - KitchenQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
Enjoy the downtown area of Saline with restaurants, shopping, and the amazing Emagine Theatre. It’s a quick commute to Ann Arbor, expressways, and airport.
465 Amherst Circle - Master BedroomQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
The lot is extra wide with additional space to play or allow your pets to roam. Out of every window on the back side of the house is a view of a mature line of trees.

465 Amherst Circle - Master BathroomQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
The quality and age.
465 Amherst Circle - Lower Level Q. Can you tell us a fun fact about the home?
It has an open floor plan with a great kitchen to entertain several guests and still be in the same space. The great room has vaulted ceilings and is centered around a beautiful fireplace.
465 Amherst Circle - Lower Level BathroomQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?

The garage has room for 3 cars plus ample storage room with built-in shelves.

For more information about 465 Amherst Circle, Saline, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Tracey Roy at 734-417-5827.

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Joyful January Events

While the weather might be cold, there are many wonderful activities going on in the Ann Arbor area this January.

HAIR & OTHER STORIES: URBAN BUSH WOMEN
JANUARY 12

Hair & Other Stories is a multidisciplinary evening-length work that addresses matters of race, gender identity, and economic inequality through the lens of physical appearance, including the cultural significance of African-American women’s hair. Weaving contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of the African Diaspora, this astonishing troupe performs innovative, exciting works that bring untold stories to life.


ANN ARBOR RESTAURANT WEEK
JANUARY 14 – 19

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week: A local celebration of dining in our community. From January 14-19, 2018 experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in Ann Arbor. Restaurants offer fixed pricing for lunch and dinner with extraordinary menus tailored to the event. Now is your chance to discover new restaurants and enjoy old favorites at a discounted price. Make reservations now as spots fill up quickly.


2018 MLK CELEBRATIONJanuary 15

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, which occurred on April 4, 1968, along with the founding of the Martin Luther King Memorial Center in Atlanta 50 years ago. On Monday, January 20, 1986, the United States observed the first national holiday honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is also the day that Eastern Michigan University hosted its first MLK President’s Luncheon under the leadership of the late President John W. Porter.

As EMU commemorates the 32nd anniversary of this auspicious celebration, they welcome Joy-Ann Reid as Keynote Speaker. Joy-Ann Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC, host of “AM Joy” and “The Reid Report”, and the author of the book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide (William Morrow). Reid is the former Managing Editor of theGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences. Reid is also a former talk radio producer and host for Radio One and previously served as an online news editor for the NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miramar, Florida.


FLINTJanuary 18 – March 10, 2018

For a century or more, generations of men and women in Flint, Michigan earned good pay and benefits manufacturing automobiles and the things that go into making them. Almost overnight everything changed. The people whose dedication and hard work earned them a place in the most prosperous middle class in history found themselves unemployed and adrift. “Flint” is the heartfelt and brutally honest story of two couples struggling to endure and believe in the American dream. Contains adult language & content.


2018 NATIONS CUP AAA HOCKEY TOURNAMENTJANUARY 19 – 21

The Nations Cup returns to Ann Arbor! In this tournament, teams wear their Country’s jerseys with pride and battle the opposition for bragging rights. The points for each victory go towards each Nation’s total amount, rather than just a win or a loss for the individual team.


41st ANN ARBOR FOLK FESTIVALJANUARY 26– 27

Get ready to Find Your Folk! Presented by Ford Motor Company Fund, the annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fundraiser for The Ark, returns to Hill Auditorium for two dynamic and different nights of folk and roots music on Friday, January 26, and Saturday, January 27, 2018, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night.

The Folk Festival will celebrate its 41st year with a selection of the world’s finest traditional and contemporary performers. Each night includes a blend of well-known and up-and-coming artists, providing you with an opportunity to hear artists you know and love while discovering great new talent.


WinterFestJANUARY 27

Winterfest is a ‘different’ kind of winter festival hosted by Saline Main Street and participating restaurants, shops, churches, and community organizations! The activities are scattered throughout a four-block area in the heart of Downtown Saline. There are many crazy indoor activities as well as numerous outdoor activities. Winterfest is fun for the whole family; kids, teens, adults, and grandparents. There is something for everyone, from mild to wild.


MOZART BIRTHDAY BASHJANUARY 27

Chad Burrow is recognized as one of the premiere clarinetists of his generation. Mozart’s birthday bash will have his music come to life in front of your ears. Music will include Fellman Reflections on Mozart: Big Bend, Symphony No. 1, Clarinet Concerto, Symphony No. 41.
This is sure to be a delightful homage to Mozart.

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This Giving Tuesday Make a Difference By Cleaning Out Your Closet

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that celebrates and supports philanthropy. Reinhart supports this event with our Annual Coat Drive. Over our Coat Drive’s 21-year history, we have collected more than 20,000 new and gently used winter coats. This year we have partnered with over 30 local non-profits in order to keep Washtenaw County warm.
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This year all coats that are collected will go to the following organizations:

 

Please encourage your family and friends to drop off 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 22nd Annual Coat Drive, please contact Greer Thibodeau, Marketing Coordinator at 734-669-5837 or gthibodeau@reinhartrealtors.com.

 

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Giving Thanks for Your Business

This time of year we are especially thankful for community members like you.

give thanks - Thanksgiving concept - text in letterpress wood type printing blocks with cone, acorn, leaf and berries fall decoration

You invite us into your lives to:

– Advise
– Advocate
– Educate
– List
– Market
– Stage
– Search
– Dream
– Relocate
– Spotlight
– Photograph
– Research
– Sell
– Collaborate
– Evaluate
– Explore
– Negotiate

On behalf of everyone at Reinhart, thank you for entrusting us with your real estate needs.

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Sophisticated Stonebridge Estate for Sale in Ann Arbor

FeaturedFriListing_2016This week we are featuring Thomas Bradshaw’s luxury listing — 1988 Stonebridge, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
1988 Stonebridge - Ann ArborQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
This is a beautiful large stone estate.

1988 Stonebridge - EntryQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
This home is gorgeous, there are so many great living areas. Some of the specific features include a large eat-in kitchen with gorgeous granite countertops and first level laundry.

1988 Stonebridge - DenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
This estate is situated in the prized Stonebridge neighborhood which is a very sought after. Not only are you close to shopping and freeways but the home backs up to woods making it very private.

1988 Stonebridge - KitchenQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
There are many upgrades in the home starting from new wood floors throughout the first floor and going all the way up to a new roof.1988 Stonebridge - Master BedroomQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
This home backs up to serene woods giving you great privacy and nature right on your back deck.

1988 Stonebridge - Master BathroomQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
This is a large home with lots of room to entertain friends or family!

1988 Stonebridge - Yard

For more information about  1988 Stonebridge, Ann Arbor, MI or to schedule a showing contact Thomas Bradshaw  at 734-272-6419.

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Should You Sell Your Home Now or Wait Until Spring?

Spring isn’t the only time to sell your home. Here are five reasons why choosing to sell your home now may be a better decision than waiting until spring:

  1. Real Estate IndustryLess Competition
    There is less competition right now which increases the probability for showings, but it also increases the probability that an offer will be received and you will get the maximum amount of money for your home.Home Mortgage Rate Increase
  2. Mortgage Rates Are Low
    Mortage rates could increase while you’re waiting for spring, potentially costing you thousands of dollars and eliminating many buyers from the market. Less demand for your home will mean less money.
  3. African-American realtor woman with key. The Best Agents Are Always Up To The Challenge
    A great real estate agent will know how to adapt to the current season and market their listings to reflect that.
  4. Buyers working with RealtorSerious Buyers Are Out There
    Serious buyers are always out there. The fall and winter months are a good time for buyers to survey potential neighborhoods. Are there pumpkins on the stoop, light displays for the holidays? These items paint a picture of the neighborhood and if it’s right for them or not.
  5. Woman With Keys Standing Outside New HomeTransactions
    There aren’t as many real estate transactions now as there will be in the spring. This means there are fewer loans to process, and fewer closing and inspections to do; factors that should lead to a quicker transaction and closing for all the parties involved, and less stress for you!

Waiting until spring to tell sell could be costly. Contact a Reinhart Realtor today to discuss your real estate plan!

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Move-In-Ready Custom Built Home For Sale in Dexter

FeaturedFriListing_2016
This week we are featuring Chris Marten’s listing — 11900 Island Lake Road, Dexter, MI 48130

11900 Island Lake Road - FrontQ. Can you describe the architectural style of the home?
It’s a custom built 3 story contemporary home situated on 1.5 acres.

11900 Island Lake Road - EntryQ. What distinctive features set this home apart?
This modern, multi-level floor plan features 4 spacious bedrooms with plenty of closet space. The private master suite has beautiful wide plank hickory flooring.11900 Island Lake Road - DenQ. What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
This home is just five minutes from downtown Dexter, and it is an easy commute to Ann Arbor. It is located in the award-winning Dexter School District. There is no HOA.11900 Island Lake Rd - KitchenQ. Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
In 2016 the exterior trim was painted and low maintenance landscaping was added. A home warranty is included.11900 Island Lake Road - MasterQ. Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
Lots of outdoor recreation, restaurants and shopping.11900 Island Lake Road - Master BathQ. What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
The numerous large windows provide lots of light and allow you to enjoy views of nature.

11900 Island Lake Road - Dexter MIQ. What makes the price of this home so great?
This 2400 square feet home is move-in ready with a finished walk-out lower level and 3 car garage all for just $359,000.

11900 Island Lake Road - DeckQ. Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about the home?
New owners will a water purification system through the house. The well and septic are done and ready for sale.

If you would like more information about 11900 Island Lake Road, Dexter, MI or if you are interested in scheduling a showing,  contact Chris Marten at 734-546-0282.

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Are Millenials Driven by Their Dogs?

Millennials are now the largest generational group in the United States. One-third of home buyers nationwide are millennials, and they have become the most active segment of buyers as they age from their 20s into their 30s. And as Millenials age, their considerations in buying are changing.

Dog in yard

For years millennials have been flocking to urban areas. When responding to a National Association of Realtors survey taken 5 years ago, 51% of millennials preferred to live in attached housing–condos, townhouses and lofts located close to where they work and play. Millennials in their very early adulthood valued mobility over stability.

Over time, Millennials have been shifting their purchasing toward homes in the suburbs. The greater affordability of these homes makes the longer driving distances more palatable.  But having a yard for a dog is a significant inducement to Millennials that shouldn’t be underestimated.Dog with Millenial

A recent survey conducted on behalf of SunTrust Mortgage, found that 33% of millennials cited their dog as their number one motivator for purchasing a home. Getting married and the birth of a child were well behind at 25% and 19% respectively. Many Millennials who didn’t even own a dog at the time of the survey indicated they wanted to have a yard for a dog they planned to get someday.

As they shift toward the suburbs, Millennials still desire to be close to work and play. Walkability, public transportation, and bike paths will continue to be important. And while their dogs are their most important family members today, these suburban homes give Millennials room to grow.  For many of their generation, neighborhood schools and additional bedrooms/bathrooms, like their parent’s homes had, will become increasingly important to them down the road.

 

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