Do you have an old laptop or phone that you need to dispose?
The University of Michigan’s Office of Campus Sustainability and the Ann Arbor Public Schools have partnered to sponsor a free e-waste recycling event. The 5th annual e-waste event is designed to help residents of the Ann Arbor region, small businesses and nonprofits dispose of electronics, such as laptops, desktops, televisions and telephones, in an earth friendly way.
One of the fastest growing types of waste in the country, e-waste frequently contains hazardous materials like lead and mercury, which can adversely affect the environment. After the event, equipment will be properly disassembled, shredded and recycled into raw materials to be reused to manufacture new items.
The three-day event will be held at Pioneer High School and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District office.
Local Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations
Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4
Washtenaw Intermediate School District
9:00am – 2:00pm
Pre-Registration is encouraged to ensure adequate staffing.
Saturday, May 5
Pioneer High School
9:00am – 2:00pm
Enter from Main Street at the corner of West Stadium Boulevard.
Low interest rates, pent up housing demand, and inventory shortages are fueling activity in the Ann Arbor area real estate market. The pace of 2012 is setting records at the Charles Reinhart Company. New listings are up 13% this quarter compared to the first quarter of 2011 and sold properties are up 27% compared to the first quarter of 2011. This is great news for people who have been waiting for the market to improve.
If you have real estate needs in 2012, we have what it takes to do the job for you. Let us earn your business by helping you explore your options. We will explain pricing, financing, the new regulations and lay out the pathway for you to achieve your goals. Start today by contacting a Reinhart Realtor.
*Based on information from the Ann Arbor Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service for the period of 1/1/2012 – 3/31/2012
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization that works to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for families in Washtenaw County. Over 100 families in our community, with the help of thousands of supporters, have achieved the dream of homeownership.
Habitat is hosting their Annual Auction on Friday, April 20th at Washtenaw Community College from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. According to Habitat, this event is vital to their mission to renovate homes year-round and allows them to continue to expand their capacity to help more hard-working families.
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The Charles Reinhart Company Realtors is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. Ann Arbor agent, Rick Jarzembowski, is currently serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley.
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 has extended the 16th Annual Coat Drive into December to help us reach our goal of collecting more than 1,500 adult and children’s coats.
We are collecting new and gently used winter coats at all of the Charles Reinhart Sales Offices as well as all Sunday Open Houses.
Capitol Cleaners, Chelsea Cleaners, Gold Bond Cleaners and Forbes Cleaners have graciously donated their services to professionally clean the coats before they are donated to more than 20 local agencies.
Over our 15-year history, Reinhart has collected more than 14,500 coats, all of which have been donated to agencies in our community. The need for winter coats, especially for children, continues to be great. The 16th Annual Coat Drive hopes to help fill that need in our community as the weather begins to get colder.
For more information about the 16th Annual Coat Drive, please contact Megan Crosbie, Marketing Coordinator at (734) 669-5906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reinhart North Sales Office is hosting a free Halloween Maze on Sunday, October 30th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
You and your family are invited to join the Reinhart North Team for a family friendly spooky Halloween Maze. Guests are encouraged to come in costume.
Following the spooky Halloween Maze, guests will be able to enjoy cider, donuts and treats graciously provided by Ann Arbor Mortgage, Liberty Title and 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty.
If you have any questions about the Reinhart Green Road Halloween Maze please contact Marjorie Bolgos at (734) 669-5836.
Reinhart Green Road Halloween Maze
Sunday, October 30th
Charles Reinhart Company Realtors
2200 Green Road, Ann Arbor
2:00pm – 5:00pm
In most cities, yes!
According to Trulia’s second quarter Rent vs. Buy index, Americans in 39 of the country’s 50 largest cities have found that it is cheaper to buy a home than rent one. Trulia, an independent real estate advertising and search website, compared the cost of buying and renting a two-bedroom apartment, condo, or town home in the 50 largest cities in the county.
Compared to the previous quarter, buying a home has become more affordable than renting. Rising rents, falling home prices, and low mortgage rates have all contributed to home ownership making more financial sense in most areas of the country, according to Trulia.
Where It’s Cheapest to Buy vs. Rent:
The following is a list of the top 12 cities where it’s cheapest to buy a home than rent.
- Las Vegas, NV
- Phoenix, AZ
- Arlington, TX
- Fresno, CA
- Miami, FL
- Mesa, AZ
- Jacksonville, FL
- Sacramento, CA
- Detroit, MI
- Omaha, NE
- San Antonio, TX
- El Paso, TX
The United Way of Washtenaw County kicked off their United Way Campaign this week with the 4th annual Stuff The Bus event.
A full sized school bus will be staffed with volunteers from 9am – 3:30pm in the Target parking lot off Carpenter through Friday, August 19th to accept your donations.
Last year the Stuff The Bus event collected over $7,000 in school supplies, which gave thousands of students in Washtenaw County a chance to start their school year off with the school supplies needed to be successful. This year the list of participating schools has grown and the need is even greater.
The following are suggested items for donations:
- Three Ring Binders
- Composition Books
- Colored Pencils
- Mechanical Pencils
- Pencil Sharpeners
- Index Cards
- Display Board (science fair)
Stuff The Bus
August 15-19, 2011
Target Parking Lot
3749 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti
9:00am – 3:30pm
For more information about the 4th annual Stuff The Bus contact Cheryl Perry at (734) 222-6784 or email@example.com.
The streets of downtown Saline will come alive with an assortment of activities, attractions, and amusement for Saline’s Summerfest. People of all ages are welcome to join in the festivities on Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th.
Summerfest 2011 will feature the traditional family-oriented food, music, and fun of Saline’s annual Picnic in the Park. In addition, Summerfest will also include a juried art and craft show, a trolley tour of Saline’s historical sites, Casino Night, and a 5K run/walk. Activities for the kids include a fishing contest, volleyball tournament, watermelon eating contest, egg toss contest, bean bag toss, face painting, and an inflatable obstacle course.
On Friday, Summerfest runs from 5pm – 11pm and Saturday, from 8am – 11pm.
Additional information and a continually updated schedule of Saline’s Summerfest activities is available at: www.salinesummerfest.org.
Thinking about a career change? Consider real estate.
It may be a surprise to you, but now is an excellent time to consider a career in real estate. Successful agents are flexible, patient, great communicators and love their job. Agents enjoy being in control of their income, setting their own hours and enjoying flexible vacation schedules.
If anyone has ever told you that you would be great at selling real estate and the attributes above describe you, you may be perfect for a career in real estate.
Reinhart is hosting a series of career open houses for anyone interested in learning more about the real estate profession or a career in real estate. Attendees will be able to network with others during a one-hour informational session followed by questions and answers with experienced Reinhart sales managers.
Upcoming Career Open Houses:
Wednesday, August 3
2452 East Stadium
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 3
800 South Main
Chelsea, MI 48118
5:00pm – 7:00pm
For more information visit ReinhartCareers.com.