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We are pleased to announce that our blog is migrating to our website, www.ReinhartRealtors.com/blog.

Our blog will continue to be a source for market updates, community happenings, non-profits spotlights, and everything else related to the Ann Arbor region.

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Thank you for being such a great supporter.  We look forward to continuing the conversations at www.ReinhartRealtors.com/blog.




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Sonic Lunch, downtown Ann Arbor’s free lunchtime music concert series, released their highly anticipated 2012 summer line-up.  Sonic Lunch’s fifth season features returning local favorites Laith Al-Saadi, Jill Jack, and Macpodz. Big names expected to draw a large crowd include Mayer Hawthorne and the County, Mitch Ryder, and Detroit band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Brought to you by Bank of Ann Arbor, Sonic Lunch concerts take place from 12:00pm to 1:30pm on Thursdays in Liberty Plaza, at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor.

Who are you the most excited to see perform this summer at Sonic Lunch?




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Each week, for 12 weeks, we will write about something fun to do in Chelsea, Michigan.  Located just 15 minutes west of Ann Arbor, Chelsea has a vibrant downtown, with a mix of retail, galleries and restaurants.

  1. See a Live Performance at the Purple Rose Theatre Company
  2. Visit the Chelsea Center for the Arts
  3. Spend a Day Playing at the Chelsea TreeHouse
  4. Take a Tour of the Chelsea Teddy Bear Company
  5. Dine at The Common Grill

#6. Tour the Jiffy Mix Factory

With roots in the flour milling business dating back to the early 1800s, the iconic Chelsea Milling Company is a family-operated manufacturer in Chelsea, Michigan. Mabel White Holmes, grandmother of the current President of Jiffy Mix, Howdy S. Holmes, developed and introduced to the market the first prepared baking mix product in 1930. Currently, Jiffy Mix offers 22 “Jiffy” mixes to consumers across the country and in some foreign countries.

Have you have wondered how Jiffy Mix makes their delicious, fast and easy mixes? Free tours are available to the public Monday through Friday. Advance registrations are required. For more information or to make a reservation to tour the Jiffy Mix factory, call (734) 475-1361.

Of their 22 different “Jiffy” mixes, which one is your favorite?




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A desirable community of luxury single-family homes and condominiums in Ann Arbor, Stonebridge Estates is made up of several neighborhoods including The Links at Stonebridge, The Ponds at Stonebridge, Highpoint at Stonebridge, Stonebridge Heathers, Crooked Stick at Stonebridge, and Lone Oak at Stonebridge.

Homes in Stonebridge Estates range from 2,100 square feet to 4,900 square feet. Popular styles include 1.5 and 2-story Cape Cod, Colonial, Contemporary, Tudor, and Traditional homes.

Built with families in mind, Stonebridge Estates has several amenities including beautiful ponds with fountains, a beach, playground, walking paths, and Stonebridge Golf Club.

Designed by world famous golf course architect Arthur Hills, Stonebridge Golf Club is a public 18-hole championship golf course and driving range. In addition, Stonebridge Golf Club has a full-service Bar and Grille and Pro Shop with name brand golf merchandise. Stonebridge Golf Club offers adult and junior golf lessons and camps operated by PGA staff.

Located in southwest Ann Arbor off Lohr Road, Stonebridge Estates has the advantage of low Pittsfield taxes, while enjoying city water and sewer. The Stonebridge community is divided between Ann Arbor Public Schools and Saline Area Schools.

For more information about Stonebridge Estates, contact a Reinhart Realtor.

> Search for homes for sale in Ann Arbor and Saline




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We are thrilled to welcome Reesha Sullivan to the Charles Reinhart Company.

A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Reesha has lived in the Ann Arbor region for over 10 years. As a Realtor, Reesha specializes in working with first-time homebuyers. Reesha has knowledge and experience in residential, condominium and vacant land sales.

A committed community volunteer, Reesha is a member of Ypsilanti Jaycees as well as a supporter of the United Way of Washtenaw County.

Reesha Sullivan is working out of the Ann Arbor North Office – 2200 Green Road – and can be reached at (734) 669-5829 or rsullivan@reinhartrealtors.com.




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Today we are featuring Tracey Roy and Nicki Noel’s beautiful Pinckney Listing – 7927 Alta Vista Drive.

What distinctive features set this home apart?
From its sprawling design and hilltop location to the inground pool surrounded by mature trees, this stunning Pinckney home has many unique features.

Built in the “transitional” style, this home is a seamless blend of both contemporary and traditional, creating a timeless and classic design. With flowing, open spaces and light-filled rooms, plus walls of windows with spectacular views of nature and wildlife, this is truly a home of distinction.

What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Set on a quiet drive just off of Chilson, this neighborhood is a delightful hidden gem featuring stately homes nestled on picturesque landscaped lots. Close to Winans Lake, this home is one of many properties that share in the natural beauty of Winans Woods. The neighborhood association includes services for trash removal and road maintenance.

If you would like more information about 7927 Alta Vista Drive, Pinckney, MI 48169 or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Tracey Roy at (734) 417-5827 or Nicki Noel at (734) 669-5835.




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We are pleased to welcome Betsy Stover to the Charles Reinhart Company Realtors!

Betsy has dedicated her time to tending to the needs of her beloved family and to the hearts of grieving children. Following the death of her daughter Ele in 1991, Betsy founded Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children in Ann Arbor and Lansing. Betsy now wants to tend to the needs of Ann Arbor area homebuyers.

A natural people person, terrific communicator and an exceptional listener, Betsy is well suited for a career in real estate. Betsy is dedicated to helping homebuyers find the perfect home in a neighborhood that best suites their needs and lifestyle.

Betsy, a graduate in the first class of women from Kenyon College, is a committed and passionate community volunteer. Currently, Betsy is lending her leadership to the boards of Ele’s Place and the Frederick S. Upton Foundation as well as an active member of The Ann Arbor Thrift Shop and the Junior League of Ann Arbor.

Betsy Stover has joined the Nancy Bishop Team with the Charles Reinhart Company Realtors as a buyer’s agent. Betsy is working out of the Ann Arbor South Office – 500 East Eisenhower Parkway – and can be reached at (734) 255-5600 or betsy@nancybishop.com.




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Each week, for 12 weeks, we will write about something fun to do in Chelsea, Michigan.  Located just 15 minutes west of Ann Arbor, Chelsea has a vibrant downtown, with a mix of retail, galleries and restaurants.

  1. See a Live Performance at the Purple Rose Theatre Company
  2. Visit the Chelsea Center for the Arts
  3. Spend a Day Playing at the Chelsea TreeHouse
  4. Take a Tour of the Chelsea Teddy Bear Company

#5. Dine at The Common Grill

Located in the heart of downtown Chelsea, The Common Grill is an upscale American Bistro founded by Craig Common over 20 years ago. The Common Grill presents fresh and delicious dishes and provides outstanding service, earning the restaurant critical praise and a devoted clientele.

Receiving accolades in Gourmet and Bon Appetit, The Common Grill was most recently named one of Detroit’s Top 10 Restaurants in the national-edition Zagat guide.

Do you have plans for Mother’s Day?  The Common Grill is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion!

What is your favorite item on the menu at The Common Grill?




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U.S. News & World Report analyzed nearly 2,200 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. High Schools were evaluated based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college and other factors.

Saline High School ranked 1st among high schools in Washtenaw County and 9th within Michigan.  U.S. News & World Report noted that students at Saline High School have an opportunity to take advanced placement coursework and exams.  Saline’s proficiency in reading and math, based on student performance on state exams as well as performance on AP exams contributed to their high ranking.

Highest Ranking High Schools in Washtenaw County:
#9    Saline High School
#19  Pioneer High School
#20  Huron High School
#21  Chelsea High School

> Read the complete list of Best High Schools in Michigan.

Did your high school make the list?




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Senior Living Week is the only annual event that brings together the people who provide senior resources and products with those who need them. The 14th Annual Senior Living Week, offered by the Housing Bureau for Seniors and the University of Michigan Health System, is Friday, May 11th through Sunday, May 20th.

Senior Living Week provides the Ann Arbor area and surrounding communities with an opportunity to explore a wide variety of senior living, housing and care options to obtain information, resources and approaches to help make better decisions. Throughout the week, community members are able to attend educational workshops, participate in numerous activities and meet professionals from many sectors including: senior housing, home and personal services, health and wellness, social services, home design and remodeling, financial services, and legal services.

Kicking-off Senior Living Week is a free Expo on Friday, May 11th at Washtenaw Community College from 8:30am to 3:15pm.

For registration information and a complete schedule call (734) 998-9336 or visit their website.