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Burns Park: One of Ann Arbor’s Most Desirable Neighborhoods

One of Ann Arbor’s most desirable and expensive neighborhoods, Burns Park is composed of beautiful old homes set around the historic Burns Park and nearby Burns Park Elementary School. Burns Park features tennis courts, softball diamonds, a basketball court, a playground, picnic area, and a sledding hill for everyone to enjoy.

On the northeast side of Burns Park is Ives Woods, with one of the highest median household incomes in Ann Arbor. Driving down the blocks of tree-canopied streets that make up Burns Park and Ives Woods, tucked away within the city of Ann Arbor, is an experience like no other.

Within the exceptional Ann Arbor Public School District, students in Burns Park attend Burns Park Elementary School and Tappan Middle School. Homes north of Washtenaw Avenue attend Huron High School, while the rest of Burns Park attends Pioneer High School.

An Ann Arbor tradition since 1979, Burns Park Run is an annual 5K and 10K race organized by volunteers as a fundraiser for Burns Park Elementary School. The annual race draws beginners and world-class runners alike to run through the beautiful Burns Park neighborhood.

Several grocery and convenience stores are in close proximity to Burns Park including Stadium Market, Kroger, CVS, the Produce Station and Morgan & York. Burns Park is also near Caribou Coffee, Dairy Queen, and the University of Michigan. There are Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) bus stops, bike lanes and sidewalks to quickly and safely get you to downtown Ann Arbor.

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Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Curt Zell

We are pleased to welcome Curt Zell to the Charles Reinhart Company.

A resident of Ann Arbor, Curt is deeply rooted in the local community. Curt’s community involvement includes volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Burns Park School PTO, and Meals on Wheels of Ann Arbor.

Curt’s previous career helped him gain valuable experience building homes and managing large municipal construction projects. His construction knowledge and ability to manage complex situations and contractual obligations will be beneficial in the service of his clients real estate needs.

Curt Zell is working out of the Ann Arbor East Office – 2452 East Stadium – and can be reached at 734-669-5899 or czell@reinhartrealtors.com.

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Ann Arbor’s Argo Cascades Receives State and National Awards

The City of Ann Arbor was recently awarded the 2012 Michigan Recreation and Park Association’s Park Design Award for the Argo Cascades along the Huron River.

In addition, the Argo Cascades also received a “Frontline Park” designation for the month of March by City Parks Alliance. The designation is awarded to projects that demonstrate inspiring examples of urban park excellence, innovation and stewardship.

Click here for more information about Ann Arbor’s Argo Cascades.

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Walk Out a Winner at the Next WXW Event

The Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw (WXW) is hosting “Walk Out a Winner” on Thursday, March 14th at Washtenaw Community College.

The event will feature a panel of business women who have become experts in the art of negotiating.

Panelists include:

  • Marie E. Klopf, Interim President/CEO – Ann Arbor Art Center
  • Veronique Liem, Attorney and Certified Mediator, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
  • Tracey Roy, Realtor, The Charles Reinhart Company Realtors
  • Elizabeth Jolliffe

The panelists have learned to negotiate by understanding that the bargaining process, setting goals for negotiating sessions, and managing relationships with both opponents and allies are important factors to a successful outcome. Following the panel will be an Exchange Session where attendees will have breakout conversations to talk about the artful skill of negotiation.

Click here for more information.

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University of Michigan Ranked Among Top 100 Hospitals in the United States

The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) was recently named in the top 100 most integrated health systems in the nation by IMS Heath, a leading health care market analysis firm.


The U-M Health System is comprised of three hospitals: University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital; more than 40 outpatient health centers and clinics and a comprehensive home-care program; the U-M Medical School with its Faculty Group Practice and extensive biomedical research and education programs; the clinical operations of the U-M School of Nursing; and the Michigan Health Corp.

Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities are very fortunate to have one of the best hospitals in the nation right here in Washtenaw County!

Click here to read the complete article.


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Reinhart Hosts Successful Blood Drive

By partnering with the American Red Cross, Reinhart hosted a successful annual blood drive earlier this month. Led by Deb Odom Stern, Reinhart surpassed the goal of donors by 7, collecting 38 pints of blood.

Over the past five years, Reinhart has produced 169 pints of blood, which could benefit as many as 500 patients. With the current need for blood in Washtenaw County, the partnership between the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors and the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross to organize a blood drive, proves to be vital for our community.

If you have any questions or would like to give blood, please contact the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross at 734-971-5300.

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Find the Perfect Neighborhood that Fits your Lifestyle

Traditionally search fields have been generic and confined to MLS input fields such as price, location and number of bedrooms. Reinhart has launched a Lifestyle Search engine, powered by Onboard Informatics, which allows you to search for homes based on criteria that meets your specific needs.

By removing the limitations of only being able to search for homes based on number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and price range, this innovative search tool will allow you to search for neighborhoods that best match your unique lifestyle ranging from family friendly neighborhoods and great schools to communities near shopping, golf and more. By ranking criteria most important to you, you can find your ideal home.

With convenience in mind, the lifestyle search engine provides a targeted list of homes that accurately reflects your ideal neighborhood – further enhancing your online search experience.

> Start your Lifestyle Search!

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Amazing Ann Arbor Home in Country French Estates

Today we are featuring Matt Miller’s Ann Arbor Listing – 6167 Gabrielle Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103.

Featuring a popular floor plan, this home is located in the highly sought after Country French Estates.

This home includes vaulted ceilings, finished basement, newer flooring on main floor, stamped concrete patio, and much more.

The white kitchen has solid surface counters, 42′ cabinets, a tin backsplash, and large skylights.

The master suite includes walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom.

Finished view out basement has wet bar, full bath, and great flex space.

If you would like more information about 6167 Gabrielle Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103. or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Matt Miller at 734-476-4869.

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Welcome to the Charles Reinhart Company, Sharon Seyferth

We are pleased to welcome Sharon Seyferth to the Charles Reinhart Company Realtors.

Sharon Seyferth has joined the Charles Reinhart Company, working as a full-time buyer’s agent with the Nancy Bishop Team.

Born and raised in Michigan, Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan where she also earned a Varsity Letter in tennis. After graduation, she moved to New York City to work on Wall Street in the Corporate Banking division of Chemical Bank (now Chase Bank). A job transfer took her to Chicago in the early eighties where she continued her career before moving back to Michigan in 1994.

Sharon and her husband Steve raised their family in Ann Arbor where their four children attended both public and private schools. She enjoys the diversity Ann Arbor offers and the vibrant culture the city and University provides.

Sharon Seyferth is working out of the Ann Arbor South Office – 500 East Eisenhower – and can be reached at sharon@nancybishop.com or 734-604-4603.

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Moving Mistakes That May Cost You

Moving can be challenging and expensive. Watch out for these moving mistakes that could cost you!

Not Making a Plan
Whether you are moving across the country or across Washtenaw County, moving takes a lot of work and planning. To alleviate the stress of last minute planning and packing, create a schedule with a moving checklist. Real Simple has a great moving checklist.

Moving Things You No Longer Need
Not only do you waste money moving things you no longer need, you also waste time and energy. Before you begin packing, get rid of everything you don’t use or won’t need in your new home. Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley’s ReStore is a great place to donate what you no longer need.

Packing Poorly
Safely and securely pack your belongings. Invest in quality boxes, specifically designed for moving to ensure that your belongs will be safe. Be sure to accurately label boxes to save time when you are unpacking. Don’t wait until the last minute; begin by packing a few boxes a day so the process isn’t so overwhelming.

> Click here for 9 tips for packing up a household.

Hiring the Wrong Moving Company
A quality moving company can save you time, as well as the stress and energy of moving on your own.

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