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November
25

Selling to Millennials Buyers - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

From their attitude towards technology, work, and social issues, there's no question millennials have a great influence on society today. And when it comes to the housing market, they hold significant buying power, accounting for 34 percent of real estate buyers. So if you want to add your home to the list of Ann Arbor homes for sale, they're a market segment that you can't afford to ignore.

Millennial homebuyers have a unique set of preferences and demands that are very different from what boomers want. To expand buyer interest and sell your home competitively, you need to follow millennial homebuying trends and make your house fit their criteria. Here are the features that appeal to today's youthful buyers:

  • A Nice-Sized Lawn
    While we may assume that a lawn may be the last home feature that younger Americans would be interested in, recent research shows that many appreciate the value of a healthy lawn. According to the research, a nice-sized lawn is the highest priority feature among millennials, even beating out a smart home and updated kitchen. But with their busy and social lifestyle, millennials prefer lawns that look nice, are easy to maintain, and safe for their pets. So, if you want to lure millennial buyers, you better boost your home's curb appeal and yard before selling.

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November
18

Commute Time - Buy a House - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

While most home buyers search for a "dream home" that meets all of their aesthetic and functional desires, many forget that other factors may create lifestyle issues that are less than dreamy. One aspect of the home buying process that all homeowners should consider is the commute from their home to their place of employment or other locations they'll visit on a regular basis. Before you make an offer on Ann Arbor homes for sale that are miles away from your daily destinations, consider these facts about long commutes.

Long Commutes Impact You Negatively

Do you think that a long drive to work is nothing to stress about? Think again. When you live a far distance from work, school or other locations you frequent, you may be negatively affected in a variety of ways. Studies show that a significant commute from home to your destination can harm the following:

November
11

Ann Arbor Parks for Hiking - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Surrounded by the rolling forests and farmlands of eastern Michigan, Ann Arbor is a truly beautiful place to spend time in the great outdoors. It's a particularly great destination for hiking, with countless miles of trails and greenways ripe for exploration.

Even with the colder weather, it's a great time to lace up your hiking boots, bundle up, and hit the trails. In honor of National Hiking Day on November 17, our REALTORS® are excited to share some of their favorite hiking destinations in the Ann Arbor area. 

  • Nichols Arboretum - 1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Established in 1907 as an outdoor oasis next to the University of Michigan campus, Nichols Arboretum is one of the most scenic spots in Ann Arbor for a leisurely afternoon stroll. The arboretum includes 3.5 miles of trails that meander through serene gardens, woodlands, and meadows along the Huron River. Located right around the corner from countless Ann Arbor homes for sale, the Nichols Arboretum is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. 

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November
4

Ann Arbor Holiday Craft Fairs - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

The holidays are fast approaching and sometimes it can be tough to find the right gifts for your loved ones. Fighting crowds at the mall to buy mass-produced stuff can get frustrating and exhausting. But don't despair, our REALTORS® have the info on the best places to find unique holiday gifts. Get ready for some unique holiday shopping at these Ann Arbor holiday arts and crafts shows.

  • Ann Arbor City Club Art & Crafts Festival - 1830 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor | Saturday, December 7th
    Celebrate the season at the Ann Arbor City Club Art & Crafts Festival, which features food items, art, jewelry, candles, wall hangings, stained glass, sculpture, adorable holiday decorations, and more. Buy local and meet new friends at this member-owned organization that has been a vital part of the Ann Arbor community since 1951. And be sure to stop by Ann Arbor homes for sale while you're in the area.

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