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Ann Arbor, MI | 47 Posts
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Buy a Home | 27 Posts
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Plymouth, MI | 8 Posts
Sell Your Home | 29 Posts
August
17

Ann Arbor Trails for Geocaching - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Living in the Ann Arbor area means that you're never far from nature, and geocaching is a great way to experience some of the most stunning natural spaces that the region has to offer. There are a number of geocaching organizations that are very active around Ann Arbor and throughout Michigan, so you will always have something new to experience. Explore the easier trails with the whole family, or grab your favorite hiking partner for a journey deep into nature. Our REALTORS® have you covered either way, with our guide to geocaching around Ann Arbor.

  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail – 1800 N Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Located near Ann Arbor homes for sale, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens Trail starts in those gorgeous gardens and ends at Parker Mill County Park. In between, you'll experience 2 miles of beautiful, well-maintained asphalt trails, and an ideal setting for anyone new to geocaching that still features plenty to see for more experienced treasure hunters. The trail is wheelchair accessible, and biking/inline skating are also allowed.

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August
10

Steakhouses - Ann Arbor - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Craving a perfectly cooked steak? These favorite local steakhouses can deliver. Our REALTORS® recommend these six Ann Arbor-area restaurants for a delicious steak dinner.

  • Carlyle Grill – 3660 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    Known for its elegant, understated décor and friendly, neighborhood atmosphere, the Carlyle Grill has long been a favorite place for steaks close to Ann Arbor homes for sale. Enjoy the warm weather with a meal in the spacious, beautifully decorated open-air dining area. This is a great restaurant for a date night, or an evening out with friends, with an extensive drink menu and daily happy hour specials.

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July
27

Listing Price - Sell a Home - Remerica Hometown Realtors

When most homeowners list their homes, they're hoping to secure the best selling price possible. Our REALTORS® know that each of our clients listing Ann Arbor homes for sale are relying on a financially successful home sale to fund the next chapter of their lives. While we will always act in the best interest of our clients, we believe that all home sellers should be aware that certain situations may warrant a price reduction on the property. When is it appropriate for a seller to reduce the asking price on their home? Here are a few common reasons.

  • Comps are Lower
    Before you list your home, your agent will evaluate the comparable properties to identify a reasonable price for your home. If after you've listed your property you notice that many comps are now significantly lower — or worse, they're selling when yours isn't — you should lower the price to stay competitive.

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July
20

Siding Tips - Homeowners - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Re-siding your home offers a great opportunity to not only improve the visual appeal of the exterior, but also to boost your home's energy efficiency. The key to gaining these benefits is choosing the right material. There are a number of distinctive and attractive materials available for re-siding, so how do you know what to choose?

Further, there are some caveats that go along with selecting siding contractors that every homeowner should know about.

And remember, our REALTORS® can help advise you on all the right moves to make when you're getting ready to place your home among Ann Arbor homes for sale.

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July
13

Furniture Stores - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

If you've bought a new home in or near Ann Arbor, MI, you'll want to make your house your own by ensuring it reflects your personal taste and preferences. Local furniture stores can help you by offering the pieces, expertise, and even customized options to help elevate your home's sense of style.

Our REALTORS® suggest going shopping for furniture at the following five local stores.

  • All About Furniture- 5301 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    All About Furniture has been in business in the Ann Arbor area for over 15 years, offering a large selection and a no-pressure atmosphere. You'll find plenty of Amish and American-made furniture in their large showroom located near Ann Arbor homes for sale, including reclining sofas, custom dining room sets, and entertainment centers. Reviewers have praised All About Furniture's high-quality pieces as well as its superior level of customer service and attention to detail when your furniture is delivered, since the shop uses felt pads to protect your flooring.

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July
6

Camping - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Summer is finally here! After being cooped up at home for so long, our REALTORS® are ready to explore the great outdoor spaces the Ann Arbor area has to offer. Camping is one of our favorite ways to relax, destress, and spend some quality time with our friends and family. If you're hoping to pitch a tent and enjoy the warm weather, check out these five awesome campgrounds around town.

  • Bishop Lake Campgrounds – 5210 Bishop Lake Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
    The Bishop Lake Campground is ready to welcome back visitors for the summer. With five trails ranging from 1- to 6-miles long, it's one of our preferred places to hike and mountain bike. What we really love about the Bishop Lake Campground is its inclusivity. There are handicap accessible trails, beaches, boat launches, a fishing pier, and modern restrooms, making it a convenient and easy way for the whole family to enjoy a night of camping.

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June
22

Cost-Effective Kitchen Updates - Remerica Hometown Realtors

If you're planning to sell your home, your kitchen can make or break a sale. Updating it can help you sell your home faster and for more money. But one thing to remember is that it's not about how much you use to create a big impact, it's about the feeling potential buyers get when they set foot in your kitchen. With the right combination of creativity, elbow grease, and patience, you can give your kitchen a dramatic facelift without the huge price tag. Here are quick and inexpensive refreshers to revive your kitchen and attract potential buyers looking at Ann Arbor homes for sale.

  • Update Your Kitchen Cabinets
    If your cabinets are in good shape, but they look old and outdated, you have options that don't involve replacing them. Sanding, painting, or staining them can give you a complete set of new-looking cabinets for a few hundred bucks. While you're freshening up your kitchen cabinets, it may be time to rethink the hardware. Metals going modern in kitchen design include stainless steel, matte aluminum, copper, and brushed gold. Try swapping out old handles, knobs, drawer pulls, and range hood to create a dramatically different look.

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June
15

Landscape Edging - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Everyone wants an edge over the competition. When it comes to home sales, that edge can be razor-thin or as wide as the sidewalk. As you prepare your Ann Arbor homes for sale, the following are some edging ideas that could close the deal when you put your home on the market. 

Creating Your Edge

Start by creating a defined path for the edge. You can do this using a rope, garden hose, or chalk line. You can make your line straight or give it a curvy twist, but whatever you do, you want the line to be smooth and even. Once the line is where you want it, it's time to make your cuts.

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