The Charles Reinhart Company is proud to announce that Jason Boggs has been named President-Elect of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors.
As President-Elect, Jason will support the President and act in her absence. In addition, Jason is responsible for attending all Board of Director and Executive Committee meetings, recommending vice chair appointments, and acting as a delegate to National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR) conferences.
Jason’s one-year term as President of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors will go into effect in 2013. As President of the Board, Jason will be responsible for presiding over all meetings of the Board of Directors as well as all general membership meetings. Jason will also attend all state and national association meetings on behalf of the board and recommend all committee appointments.
In addition to Jason’s role as President-Elect, he also serves on the Finance Committee and is co-chair of the Young Professional Network (YPN) of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors.
Jason Boggs is Sales Manager of the Ann Arbor North Office – 2200 Green Road – and is looking to hire new and experienced sales agents to join his team. Jason can be reached at (734) 395-0446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Empty Bowls Project is back for the 2nd consecutive year. On Thursday, February 2nd Saline High School is hosting Empty Bowls from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger. A simple meal of soup and bread, prepared by the Saline Culinary Arts Program, is served in ceramic bowls, created by Saline students in 3rd thru 12th grade. Guests are asked to keep their bowl after their meal as a reminder that there are empty bowls across the world.
Tickets to Saline’s Empty Bowls event are $12 for individuals and $40 for a family. Proceeds from Empty Bowls will be donated to Food Gatherers, a nonprofit working to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in Washtenaw County. Last year, Saline Area Schools donated nearly $3,000 to Food Gatherers.
For more information about the Empty Bowls Project, or to purchase your tickets, visit their website.
Today we are featuring Alice Roderick’s Ann Arbor Condominium Listing – 3150 Bolgos Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
What distinctive features set this home apart?
This 3 bedroom, 2-story brownstone style condominium is on the north side of Ann Arbor. This spacious condo has an open kitchen with an eating area, a beautiful bay window in the living room and a private deck.
Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
This home has been freshly painted throughout. The upstairs bathroom was recently remodeled and Pergo floors have been installed on the main level of this home.
What are the advantages of the location & neighborhood?
On the north side of Ann Arbor, this home is conveniently located near the University of Michigan north campus and the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC). This home is also close to commuter bus access. Located in the middle of the neighborhood, this condo is close to the clubhouse, which features a community workout room and swimming pool, as well as a park.
If you would like more information about 3150 Bolgos Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Alice Roderick at (734) 646-0797.
On January 26, 1837 in Washington D.C., President Andrew Jackson signed a bill making Michigan the nation’s 26th state. Today, our beloved state, the one and only mitten state, celebrates our 175 birthday!
Known as the Great Lakes State, Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world. With four of the five Great Lakes surrounding Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles away from a Great Lake, no matter where you are in the state. In addition to the beautiful Great Lakes, Michigan has over 64,000 inland lakes to enjoy.
Our state has a rich culture, apparent in cities across the state. Michiganders can explore art museums, listen to a symphony orchestra in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo and attend fairs and festivals all year long.
From the sandy dunes and beaches to the snow covered ski resorts up north to the beautiful colors in the fall, Michigan offers unbelievably stunning scenery, no matter what time of the year.
There is so much to love about Michigan! Celebrate Michigan’s 175th birthday by telling us what you love most about our great state.
Each week, for 12 weeks, we will feature one of our top 12 reasons to live in Ann Arbor.
- Exceptional Public Schools
- Vibrant Local Culture
- Great Commuting Options
#4. Job Opportunities
The U.S. News and World Report recently named Ann Arbor one of the 10 Best Cities for Finding a Job. According to the article, education is a significant factor in job stability. This refers not only to individuals’ education levels, but also to the presence of educational institutions, which can provide large, relatively stable job pools to a metro area.
Ann Arbor is very fortunate to be home to the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Health System are the top two highest employers in the Ann Arbor region.
Among U.S. metropolitan areas with 200,000 people or more, here are the 10 best cities for finding a job, according to the U.S. News and World Report:
*The percentage change in unemployment rate is from November 2010 to November 2011
> Click here to read the complete article from the U.S. News and World Report
Top Employers in the Ann Arbor region:
- University of Michigan – 16,143
- University of Michigan Medical Center – 12,000
- Ann Arbor Public Schools – 3,578
- ACH Saline – 2,300
- Eastern Michigan University – 1,976
- Thomson Reuters – 1,785
- Washtenaw Community College – 1,559
- Washtenaw County – 1,339
- Veterans Administration Medical Center – 1,230
- Toyota Technical Center – 1,100
- United States Post Office – 923
- CitiMortgage – 850
- City of Ann Arbor – 710
- Ypsilanti Public Schools – 640
- Saline Public Schools – 613
- US Post Office – 598
- DTE – 588
- Sheridan Books - 580
- Terumo – 550
- Zingerman’s – 500
- Domino’s Pizza, Inc. – 550
- ProQuest – 475
- Edwards Brothers – 420
- Chelsea Milling – 315
Source: Ann Arbor SPARK from January 2011
Reinhart is hiring! It may be a surprise to you, but now is an excellent time to consider a career in real estate with the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors. Reinhart agents enjoy being in control of their income, setting their own hours and enjoying flexible vacation schedules. Click here to learn more about a career at the Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors.
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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.
More than 570 non-specialty and regional health networks and systems are eligible for the IMS Health ranking. Eight factors were taken into consideration when determining the list, including integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability services and access, hospital utilization and physicians. UMHS is listed at 54th in the nation for its performance on the critical success indicators listed above.
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.
Today we are featuring Elizabeth Brien’s luxurious Ives Woods Listing – 2033 Norway Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
What features set this home apart?
Thoughtfully updated throughout the years, this captivating 1926 colonial home is everything today’s family is looking for. Classic characteristics of this 3 story colonial home include generous room sizes, cove ceilings, hardwood floors, exquisite built-in cabinets and book cases, and picture molding. This five-bedroom home has a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace.
Have there been any recent renovations or upgrades?
Dozens of upgrades have been made to this home, including a rustic family room addition with an expansive fieldstone wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, closet with built-in entertainment center and a large bowed window. Designer Jim Derosa created a gorgeous modern kitchen by utilizing every inch of space. From the crown molding, granite countertops and ceramic tile back splash with hand painted design to the stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors, this kitchen shines with beauty.
What are the advantages of the location and neighborhood?
Located in Ives Woods, a coveted central location, this home is just blocks from Burns Park and the University of Michigan. This ideal location is within the exceptional Ann Arbor Public School District.
What amazing views will the new homeowner be able to enjoy?
The beautifully landscaped setting can be enjoyed from both the large bluestone patio and inviting screened porch.
For more information about 2033 Norway Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 or if you are interested in scheduling a showing, please contact Elizabeth Brien at (734) 669-5989 or email@example.com.
2011 ended on a strong note for the housing market in the Ann Arbor region. The improving local economy has gotten people off the fence and out shopping for new homes. An unusual fall rally has left the inventory of available properties low as we being 2012.
Home prices are beginning to rise and we have moved toward a seller’s market in some areas, but economists are in agreement that change will be very slow. Waiting for values to approach where they were before the recession could take many years.
If you’ve been waiting to sell your home, consider acting now instead of waiting until spring. The balance has shifted and there are more buyers than sellers. Listing before the spring wave of homes hits the market can put your home in a more favorable competitive position and result in a higher price.
For sound advice and help creating your real estate plan, contact a Reinhart Realtor today.
Reinhart is a proud supporter of The Education Project for Homeless Youth, a project of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District that works to ensure students of homelessness and temporary living situations enroll, attend and succeed in school.
More than 800 children and youth are living without stable housing in homeless shelters, motels, cars and temporarily with friends and family. Some families have lost everything in a fire, others were forced to abruptly leave to flee from a dangerous situation. Others simply don’t have the money for housing and food, much less clothing. Whatever the reason, The Education Project provides support.
The Education Project is organizing Sock Wars. Participants are asked to collect new packages of socks and underwear to donate to students in homeless situations. Donations can be dropped off at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District – 1819 South Wagner Road – in Saline, Michigan.
Participants have the chance of winning fabulous prizes including a Domino’s pizza party, a Zingermans birthday cake and homemade cupcakes and treats from the Ypsilanti Food Co-op.
For more information about The Education Project or Sock Wars, visit their Facebook page
Not Making a Plan
Whether you are moving across the country or across Washtenaw County, moving is a big job. 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.
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.
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. Reinhart recommends working with Stevens Worldwide Van Lines for their quality service and great value.