Today we are featuring the Ewing Professionals Dexter Listing – 3838 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48130.
What distinctive features set this home apart?
A classic example of a solid 2-story Michigan farmhouse, this home visually dominates with its hilltop location and fresh coat of barn-red paint. Inside, the hardwood flooring and generous-sized rooms promise timeless comfort. The screened sun porch, with swing-up windows, is perfect for relaxing conversations or enjoying warm weather. The cozy fireplace and warm wood paneling make the library/living room an ideal retreat. The spacious front room/family room has plenty of room for couches and a big-screen TV.
What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
Views of the surrounding 4 acres of grassland and trees include rare and valuable black walnut trees and a strand of several hundred white pine trees. Colorful wild birds and rabbits are plentiful, and it is not unusual to see deer in the back pasture.
What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
Located mid-way between Ann Arbor and Dexter, and within less than 5 miles of major expressways I-94 and M-14, this home provides the quietness and seclusion of true country living as well as the convenience of quick, easy access to urban amenities. Detroit and its suburbs are approximately one hour away.
Does the community have any amenities we should know about?
Close by, the village of Dexter is a prosperous and growing community with shopping, supermarkets, restaurants, banking, a cider mill and a post office. Dexter High School, Mill Creek Middle School and the Elementary Schools are fairly new, to serve the growing population.
If you would like more information about 3838 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48130 or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Ewing Pros at (734) 669-6834.
Reinhart has partnered with Legacy Land Conservancy and Chelsea Center for the Arts to celebrate the achievement of land conservancy and inspire future conservation efforts through art. Selected artists were commissioned to create works about specific local, private and public lands preserved through the conservancy.
Artwork by Nancy McKay
Please join us on Friday, December 2nd at the Chelsea Center for the Arts from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for STAND in the Place Where You Live, a public Artist Reception. Each work of art will be for sale and 30% of all proceeds will be donated to the Chelsea Center for the Arts and Legacy Land Conservancy. Enjoy the beautiful artwork, delicious appetizers and refreshments provided by Sandhill Crane Vineyard and Wolverine State Brewing Company. The STAND in the Place Where You Live Artist Reception is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Lisa Baylis Gonzalez at (734) 433.2787.
Today we are featuring the Ann Arbor listing of Fran Jones – 2371 Delaware Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
What distinctive features set this home apart?
With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this wonderful 2-story Lansdowne home is in move-in ready condition. The finished walkout lower level features an exercise studio, study with daylight windows and a bathroom.
Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Warm and inviting, the kitchen features beautiful hardwood floors, new cherry cabinets, new countertops and a new cook-top and fan vent. The first floor half bathroom has been recently upgraded as well.
What are the advantages of the location and neighborhood?
A popular residential Ann Arbor neighborhood, University of Michigan, Pioneer High School, Lawton Elementary School and Cranbrook Park are all within walking distance. Also close by are restaurants, shopping, entertainment and hospitals as well as easy access to expressways.
If you would like more information about 2371 Delaware Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Fran Jones at (734) 971-6070.
On Numbers recently analyzed educational attainment in 269 communities, all with 100,000 residents or more, across the country to find the leading brainpower cities. Devising a 5-part formula to determine the leading brainpower cities, On Numbers factored the number of adults (25 and older) at each of following levels:
- Dropped out before high school graduation
- Stopped at high school diploma
- Stopped at associate degree or attended college but stopped without any degree
- Stopped at bachelor’s degree
- Earned graduate degree and/or professional degree
On Numbers named Ann Arbor (University of Michigan), Cambridge, Massachusetts (Harvard University), and Berkley, California (University of California) the top three leaders in brainpower among the nation’s major cities.
According to On Numbers, 75% of all adults (25 or older) hold bachelor’s degrees in Ann Arbor and 43% also have earned advanced degrees.
For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Michigan Medical School is ranked among the top ten medical schools, rising to 6th in terms of total funding from the National Institutes of Health and 2nd among medical schools affiliated with public universities.
The University of Michigan Medical School’s research brought hundreds of millions of dollars into the state of Michigan in the last year. According to a national study, the spending of each research dollar results in approximately $2.60 of direct economic activity. The total estimated economic impact is nearly $1.2 billion. The figure includes spending by the University of Michigan, spending by employees whose salaries are in some way supported by the research funding and the re-spending of dollars in the local economy.
“We take great pride in our role in improving human health – and our direct role in Michigan’s economy,” said James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., dean of the Medical School and the Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine.
Located in the exceptional Saline Area School District, Saline Valley Farms is a new construction neighborhood being built by Peters Building Company. A sense of tranquility envelops you the moment you enter Saline Valley Farms. Nestled amongst more than 600 acres of beautiful wooded land surrounded by preserved nature areas, Saline Valley Farms beckons those who yearn to feel closer to the land. Over 300 acres of nature are untouched and always will be, including Lake Ella Lee and over two miles of the beautiful Saline River.
Location is everything! Saline Valley Farms is conveniently located in York Township near the intersection of Saline Milan and Milkey Roads, with easy access to Ann Arbor and expressways. Enjoy a peaceful, country setting coupled with all the fabulous shopping, dining and cultural attractions of nearby Ann Arbor.
A variety of scenic walkout and daylight sites are nestled in this wooded county. Saline Valley Farms offers a variety of floor plans from 2,400 to 4,000 square feet with lot sizes ranging from 1/3 acre to over one acre. Walking trails, public utilities with community water, acclaimed Saline Area Schools and low York Township taxes make this one of southeast Michigan’s most sought-after communities.
For more information about the Saline Valley Farms, or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Debbie Leutheuser at (734) 323-7067 or Sue Rushlow at (734) 669-4524.
Realtor.com compiled a list of the top ten turnaround towns in the United States. Several factors were analyzed including unemployment rates, annual changes in median list price, median age of inventory and total listings. According to Realtor.com, the top ten turnaround towns show the greatest promise for growth and price appreciation despite the national economic situation.
With prices up and inventory down, Ann Arbor rounded out the top ten. According to Realtor.com’s October data, median list prices increased more than 8% year-over-year, while total inventory is down almost 25%. In addition, home sale prices are also steadily increasing, 4.4% for the year to be exact. Realtor.com also stated that the supply of homes is now considered balanced, with a 6.8 month supply of inventory at the current rate of sale, a decrease of 11% over last year’s numbers.
The Top Ten Turnaround Towns include:
- Miami, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
- Fort Myers – Cape Coral, Florida
- Phoenix – Mesa, Arizona
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Sarasota – Bradenton, Florida
- Lakeland – Winter Haven, Florida
- Boise City, Idaho
- Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Ann Arbor, Michigan
For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Ann Arbor was recognized by e-Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities magazine as the 5th “Best Digital City” in the country for using technology to create a seamless environment between local government and citizens.
The City of Ann Arbor’s website features a variety of resources intended provide users with easy access to information. Several online initiates of the City of Ann Arbor were recognized including:
- Online Permitting for High Volume Customer. Working closely with DTE Energy, the city was able to develop an online intake process for right-of-way permits using the city’s public facing permitting site.
- A2 OpenBook. An online tool designed to disclose all City of Ann Arbor expenses, A2 OpenBook is transparent, simple and easy-to-use.
- A2 Performance Dashboard. The performance dashboard, in conjunction with the city’s Citizen Guide to Finance and Budget, provides statistics regarding fiscal stability, economic strength, public safety and quality of life for all citizens to view.
- Interagency Technology Collaborations. The city worked with Washtenaw County and the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority to develop a framework for interagency technology collaboration. To date, the agencies, combined, have recognized more than $3 million in cost avoidance by sharing data centers, hardware, enterprise software, and services.
All cities with a population of 30,000 or more are considered for the survey. Up one place from 2010, Ann Arbor was 5th among cities with a population of 75,000 to 124,999.
To learn more about the 2011 Digital Cities Survey and winners, visit www.digitalcommunities.com/survey/cities.
Reinhart represents Peters Building Company in 10 different developments in Washtenaw County. Home sales have more than tripled from the 2009 levels to 34 new home sales in 2011!
Advantages of a new home with Peters Building Company:
- Experienced in building homes since 1971 with over 1600 new home sales
- Quality homes in desirable neighborhoods in Washtenaw County
- Select from a variety of home plans, which feature the latest in energy efficient amenities
If you act now, you will be in your new home next spring.
Call a Reinhart Representative for more information on any Peters Building Company neighborhood. Find out how easy building a Peters Building home can be!
Reinhart’s South Office – 500 East Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 200 – is hosting an Art & Craft Fair on Friday, November 18 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Proceeds from the Art & Craft Fair will go to the Pat Williams Memorial Fund, a Fund established to care for and support Pat and her family during her terminal illness. “The Fund” has also provided meals and good cheer to south office agents who have found themselves in the hospital, sick, injured or caring for a relative.
The Fund has previously donated to the Caring Bridge Website. The agents of the Reinhart Office have chosen Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children, as the recipient of charitable contributions from The Fund in 2012.
The Reinhart South Office Art & Craft Fair will feature glass work; fine art paints; note cards; herbs and spices; jewelry and hair accessories; water colors; crochet pieces; Christmas ornaments and much more. In addition, there will also be a raffle for a Coach purse.
Artwork Copyright Stacey Burmeister 2011
Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping on Friday and support a great cause.