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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
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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March
9

Spring Break Fun - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

If you and your family have been putting a lot of effort into exploring Ann Arbor homes for sale, it's time to reward yourselves with some fun adventures over spring break. After all, if you're working with one of our REALTORS®, you can be confident that they'll take care of all the important details so you can relax and enjoy your time with your family. 

Don't feel like you want to go too far away? No worries! There are many great places to spend spring break right in the Ann Arbor area. Here are five local destinations that we recommend. 

  1. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: 220 E. Ann Arbor St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Want to make sure the kids have fun and learn something this spring break? Then head over to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Here you'll find over 250 interactive exhibits that give kids (and adults!) the opportunity to learn about science, technology, art, math, and engineering. This is an adventure that the whole family is sure to love.

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March
2

Furniture Stores - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Whether you're sprucing up your own home to sell it, or you're in the market for some tasteful new furnishings to stage a home you've bought for resale, how about going local? There are many charming galleries and shops in the Ann Arbor area. Think of them as a valuable resource for distinguishing your property from other Ann Arbor homes for sale.

The "shop local" movement is all the buzz in the food world, but it's also about encouraging production of arts and crafts in your region and promoting local markets for these goods. Shopping locally for home decor, artwork and home furnishings can help individual artists and craftsmen in your area, while boosting small business in general. 

Here are six unique home decor shops around Ann Arbor to check out.

  1. Found Gallery - Kerrytown Market and Shops, 415 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor
    Found Gallery
     offers a mix of gifts and home goods. Shop here for candles, home accents and some vintage collections of artistic items. If you're looking for creative accents that can make your home stand out in the marketplace, try this vintage modern store in the Kerrytown Market and Shops.

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February
17

Wine Bars in Ann Arbor - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Some holidays give us more reason for excitement than others, and when our REALTORS® found out that National Drink Wine Day was coming up on February 18, we just had to spread the word. Here in Ann Arbor there are a lot of great places to celebrate the occasion, including some truly outstanding wine bars that serve our favorite local Michigan wines!

  • Vinology Restaurant - 110 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    It's right there in the name. Wine is a science as well as an art at Vinology, a great Ann Arbor restaurant with an extensive wine list. More than 150 wines are arranged in such a way that makes it easy for novices and experts alike to navigate the wine list and choose a bottle or glass that perfectly compliments Vinology's New American menu. The restaurant is located right on Main Street, footsteps away from many Ann Arbor homes for sale.

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January
20

Spas and Salons - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown Realtors

When you're out looking for Ann Arbor homes for sale, why not take a break and enjoy a relaxing massage, aromatherapy wrap, lash or brow treatment, or other indulgence?

Fortunately, the Ann Arbor area offers plenty of places where you can treat yourself to these services, including the following day spas:

  • Sha Zen Massage - 2020 Hogback Road, Suite 6, Ann Arbor
    Sha Zen Massage offers many popular services that allow you to indulge yourself and reach the height of relaxation. Treat yourself to a personalized massage, which focuses on specific areas with therapies that can include deep tissue massage, hot stones, stretching, or cupping. Couples massages are also available, and if you're in your second or third trimester of pregnancy, a special prenatal massage targets the muscles that support you during pregnancy. To pamper your face, choose a facial treatment including a professional-grade cleanser, exfoliator, toner, and moisturizer as well as cupping for the face.

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January
6

Ann Arbor Pizza Shops - Remerica Hometown Realtors

Who doesn't love a good pizza? If you're looking for a delicious way to start 2020, then National Pizza Week January 12-18 is the perfect time to throw a post-holiday party and celebrate your favorite pie. With so many of the following places to choose from, our REALTORS®  recommend trying a new slice every day of the week.

  1. Pizza House - 618 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    When you stop into Pizza House, you'll discover a 10-page menu filled with delicious Chicago and Sicilian treats to choose from. You name it, they have it, and all of it is guaranteed to fill you up. They're open until 4 am every day, which makes this a perfect place to fulfill your late-night cravings for a cheesy treat.

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December
30

New Year, New Hobbies - Ann Arbor - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

2020 is right around the corner, and instead of making your usual New Year's Resolution, our REALTORS® encourage you to start the year off by taking classes for a hobby you've always wanted to learn. Enroll in lessons at one of these inviting studios around Ann Arbor.

  • Paint a Masterpiece at Brighton Art Guild — 202 W. Main St., Brighton MI 48116
    Unleash your inner artist at the Brighton Art Guild. If you've always wanted to express your artistic side but weren't sure how to begin, you can sign up for a variety of classes including drawing, abstract, journaling, scrapbooking, watercolor painting, or mixed media. Class availability changes from week to week and their difficulty levels range from beginner through intermediate and advanced lessons. Be sure to check the schedule ahead of time so you can sign up for a class whenever you'll be in town looking at Brighton homes for sale.

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December
2

Live Christmas Tree - Ann Arbor, MI - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

There are a ton of fun ways to celebrate the holidays around Ann Arbor. A favorite tradition among our REALTORS® is to gather up the family and head to a local tree farm to choose the perfect live Christmas tree. 

Whether you've always decorated a live tree, or you're ready to start a new tradition, there are plenty of options. Take a quick break from visiting Ann Arbor Homes for Sale and head over to one of these area locations. Your perfect tree is waiting for you! 

  • Braun's Tree Farm - 796 Warren Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    If a wide selection is important to you, you'll love shopping at Braun's Tree Farm. They have over 50 acres of trees and a wide variety of species including Frasier Fir, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, White Spruce, Siberian Spruce, and Blue Spruce. You can either hunt and harvest your own tree or choose from a stock of pre-cut trees. Prices start at just $10 a foot!

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October
7

Ann Arbor Top College Town - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Our country is home to many great universities and the beautiful city of Ann Arbor is one of the top college towns in the United States. Our REALTORS® have introduced many visitors to the Ann Arbor area who quickly fell in love with this thriving college town and decided to call it home. Let us show you everything this fantastic city has to offer and why it's been ranked as one of the top college towns in the country!

Best College Towns in the United States

According to Best College Reviews, Ann Arbor nearly tops the list for their 50 Best College Towns in America. Their ranking system factors in area employers, schools, cultural activities, livability, affordability, and a student-to-resident ratio to determine which college towns would be ideal for those graduating and entering the workforce.

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September
9

Ann Arbor Fall Festivals - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Autumn is in the air, and it's a wonderful time for exploring Ann Arbor homes for sale and checking out the sights, sounds, and tastes of this beautiful area of Michigan. Spending the day going for a drive to see the vibrant fall foliage and checking out local fall festivals are just a few seasonal excursions Our REALTORS® love. These four fall festivals are sure to have something for each member of the family to enjoy.

  • Pumpkin Festival at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor
    Mark your calendars for Oct. 19 and 20 and make your way to the Pumpkin Festival at the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market! This cool community event in the Kerrytown District of Ann Arbor features all sorts of harvest-themed activities and live creation of one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass pumpkins throughout the day by Dearborn glass studio The Glass Academy.

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September
3

Ann Arbor Italian Restaurants - Remerica Hometown REALTORS®

A plate piled high with pasta is the perfect way to start your search for the best Ann Arbor homes for sale. It will give you the energy and stamina you need to sort through listings in your search for the perfect home. If you're craving pasta, you'll be thrilled to learn that chefs in the area are gearing up to do the cooking for you Sept. 15 for National Linguine Day.

  1. Nico & Vali Italian Eatery - 744 Wing St., Plymouth, MI 48170
    Nico & Vali is the nicest Italian restaurant this side of Palermo. Their lunch and dinner menus are filled with locally sourced ingredients, including wild-caught salmon, pesticide-free poultry, cheeses, and much more. Dining here is a great way to fill up and support a robust regional economy. It is also the ideal setting to discuss Plymouth homes for sale with your family.

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July
29

Ann Arbor Breweries for National IPA Day - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

The city of Ann Arbor has always been known for its diverse dining and entertainment options. Now, it's making its mark in the craft beer scene as well. It seems like every time you look, there's a great new brewery or bar opening up. 

If you happen to be in the area looking at Ann Arbor homes for sale in early August, we suggest celebrating National IPA Day by visiting one (or more!) of these popular establishments. 

  1. The Grotto: 303 S. Ashley St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Known for its great vibe and even better beer selection, The Grotto is a popular spot among locals. With 36 rotating beers on tap, you're sure to find an IPA you'll love. Once you get your beer, find a table indoors or head out to the inviting patio to enjoy some relaxing music. Although this bar doesn't serve food, they do encourage guests to bring their own. There are some great nearby restaurants that are happy to accommodate with take-out orders, and some will even deliver them to the bar! 

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July
8

Horseback Riding - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

July 15th is National I Love Horses Day, and there's no better way to celebrate it than to go horseback riding in Ann Arbor. Our REALTORS® chose five of the favorite riding stables in and around Ann Arbor where you can enjoy a morning or afternoon horseback ride.

If you're ready for an equine workout, head over to one of these local businesses:

  1. Trailsend Farm - 2352 Warren Road, Ann Arbor, MI
    Trailsend Farm is a 44-acre property that is currently a work in progress as the owners are busily expanding their farm. But there's still plenty to keep you and your horse occupied in both their indoor and outdoor arenas. If you're a tenderfoot, they offer horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels.

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June
17

Ann Arbor Ice Cream Shops - Remerica Hometown REALTORS®

June is a great month for ice cream lovers. Summer—and ice cream season—kicks off in June, and this month also boasts not one, but two big days celebrating your favorite frozen treat. June 20th is National Vanilla Milkshake Day, an entire day devoted to this traditional and very popular icy treat. June 27th is National Ice Cream Cake Day, a celebration of that awesome, creamy, and delicious dessert.

Of course, for the true ice cream enthusiast—and really, who isn't?—missing out on these celebrations just can't happen. But what if you are in unfamiliar territory, visiting our area to shop Ann Arbor homes for sale, and don't know where to go for great ice cream? If that's how things are for you this June, don't worry, we've got you covered: Here's the scoop on 5 ice cream shops around Ann Arbor.

  1. Blank Slate Creamery, 300 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
    A popular local spot for ice cream and more, the Blank Slate Creamery offers lots of traditional ice cream flavors along with a revolving selection of its own original flavors. You'll find dozens of flavors to try out on any given day, and for vegan customers or dairy-sensitive ice cream lovers, there is also a great selection of delicious non-dairy ice creams and sorbets.

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June
3

Belleville National Strawberry Festival-Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Get ready for the sweet taste of summer at the Belleville National Strawberry Festival. This tasty annual event returns to Belleville during Father's Day weekend for another year of fruit and fun for the whole family. Celebrate strawberry season with our REALTORS® and your Belleville neighbors for three days of non-stop fun!   

  • When: June 14 – 16, 2019
  • Where: Downtown Belleville on Main Street & Trinity Episcopal Church – 11575 Belleville Road, Belleville, MI 48111
  • Free Parking: Belleville Presbyterian Church – 11900 Belleville Road, Belleville, MI 48111

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May
20

Ann Arbor Antique Shops-Remerica Hometown REALTORS

When you're browsing Ann Arbor homes for sale, you're probably imagining what your dream home will look like once you've settled in. After all, a house doesn't really feel like home until you've had a chance to give it your own personal touch. 

While there are plenty of excellent places to find home decor, shopping at vintage and antique stores gives you the opportunity to get your hands on one-of-a-kind items you won't find anywhere else. If you want to give your new home a unique sense of style, try shopping at some of these popular area antique shops. 

  1. Treasure Mart: 529 Detroit St., Ann Arbor
    With the perfect blend of both thrift and antique items, Treasure Mart resale consignment shop is an excellent source for your home decor needs. They have plenty of high-end furniture, rugs, artwork, home items, and an array of oddities. Plan to spend some time digging around as you never know what you're going to find!

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May
6

 

 

Mother's Day Brunch-Remerica Hometown REALTORS

What most moms want for Mother's Day is simply to spend some quality time with their loved ones. Since there are so many great restaurants in the Ann Arbor area, our REALTORS® recommend taking the special ladies in your life out for a brunch date. Here are some of our favorite spots. 

  1. Sava's: 216 South State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Sava's offers a top-notch breakfast buffet with a petite mimosa, bloody mary, coffee, or juice for just $20. They also offer a regular menu and a la carte items. Reservations are accepted, so book a table before or after you plan to look at Ann Arbor homes for sale.

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April
15

Ann Arbor Yoga Studios-Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Yoga focuses on the connection between mind and body to achieve overall health. The roots of yoga date back thousands of years, but its practice is as relevant as ever today.

Whether you're an experienced yoga student or a beginner taking your first class, find your inner om at one of these great yoga studios nearby Ann Arbor homes for sale.  

  • Blue Moon Wild - 440 S. Main St.
    Don't be fooled by the "wild" name. The mission of Blue Moon Wild is to provide a supportive, heart-centered community that feels like "coming home." BMW refers to their primary yoga style as Hatha-flow hybrid because it incorporates elements from many of the disciplines. Classes are offered seven days a week and rated on a scale of 1 to 10 to indicate the level of intensity you can expect. New students receive a 30-day trial period of unlimited classes for $30.

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April
1

Record Stores Around Ann Arbor-Remerica Hometown REALTORS

From the original vinyl records to digital downloads and back to vinyl again, people in the U.S. have been obsessed with owning music for decades. The stores where we purchase our music have done so much more than simply provide us with access to the latest hits. They've also played a major role in the creation of a culture.

If you're like most people, there's a good chance it's been a while since you've set foot in a record store. You might even be surprised to learn that there are several located right near Ann Arbor!

In honor of National Record Store Day on April 13th, our REALTORS® suggest that you pay a visit to one (or more!) and see what you've been missing.

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March
18

Ann Arbor Bookstores-Remerica Hometown REALTORS

At Remerica Hometown Realtors, we're happy to say our REALTORS® do everything by the book. Some of our expert REALTORS® can give you chapter and verse of the entire Ann Arbor market. They can even provide a quick primer in finding your way around Ann Arbor, including these six great book nooks. 

  1. Literati Bookstore – 124 E. Washington St.
    An independent bookstore of Literati's caliber is very nearly a necessity in a college town like Ann Arbor. Host of book and subscription clubs, author events, panels, discussions, storytimes for children, and more, Literati is a bookstore with quirks and character. Shop for bargain books, staff favorites, bestsellers, and many more.

    Literati is a relative newcomer to Ann Arbor, having been in business only since 2013, but it has clear plans to have a long shelf life.

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February
18

Ann Arbor Speakeasy Bars - Remerica Hometown Realtors

When Ann Arbor house hunters contact us looking for great deals on superb properties, they often also ask us for recommendations on where a soul can sip some spirits. Our REALTORS® share how to find these hidden gems in the Ann Arbor area.

  1. The Last Word - 301 W. Huron St.
    This speakeasy is named for a 1921 cocktail, and the entire atmosphere of The Last Word capitalizes on the Prohibition-era setting. Find whiskey, wine, and beer, plus light cocktails; stronger-flavored, bitter, and herbal drinks; and nightcaps and sweet-finishing cocktails.

    Open Monday 5 p.m. to midnight; Tuesdays through Saturday 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. Expect dim lighting and a sophisticated atmosphere.

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January
28

Craft Destinations - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

One of the great joys of owning your own home is personalizing it to your interests, hobbies, and tastes. Many Plymouth home buyers enjoy converting a room into a craft corner, stocked with art supplies, crafting needs, and a well-lit place to work. For inspiration and expanding your craft community contacts, consider these five places to get crafty near Plymouth. 

  1. Creatopia - 924 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth
    Creatopia is the spot for hand-painted pottery. You can play fast and loose with your imagination, or gather a group of friends to follow step-by-step directions for a lovely pottery project with an existing design. Imagine chatting about all the great Plymouth homes for sale in the relaxed atmosphere of a pottery painting class. Then imagine returning later to announce you snagged one of those great homes and have designs for a pottery room of your own!

    Creatopia is open late many evenings (closed Mondays) and offers snacks for each class, at $20/person plus the price of the pottery piece you pick. 

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January
14

Date Night in Plymouth - Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Whether you've just met that special someone or you're in a long-term relationship, it's essential to plan an occasional date night. Great dates give you a chance to connect and keep the romance alive. Luckily, there are plenty of fun things for couples to do in the city of Plymouth.

Our REALTORS® are familiar with all of the best local activities and hotspots. Here are seven of our favorite ideas to help make you a date night hero. 

  1. Meet for Coffee at Plymouth Coffee Bean - 884 Penniman Ave.
    Meeting for coffee isn't just for first dates. Grabbing a quick cup of java with your significant other is a great way to share some time when you've both been busy.

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