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The Howell Farmers’ Market will open May 4, 2014.  On this second most important ‘opening day’ (after that of the Detroit Tigers, of course), there will be horse-drawn wagon rides along with the crafts, herbs, baked goods and garden plants – all from local vendors. The Farmers’ Market is located ...
This 900+ sq ft home has access to all sports Patterson Lake in Putnam Township.  Priced for condition, it does need some work but would make a great seasonal cottage or even a year round home. Minutes away from the 4000+ acre Pinckney State Rec Area and 'downtown' Hell, Michigan. Newer roof and...
Here in beautiful Michigan, we can find the right weather to use our toys all year round.   Right now, the snowmobiles are going into storage and out are coming things like boats, personal watercraft, campers and all terrain vehicles (ATVs).  But have you changed your insurance coverage? Many peo...
If you live in Michigan you’re encountering the dreaded potholes.  A particularly rough winter has made our roads even worse and real road repairs won’t start for a little while yet.  So it’s good to see a city government being proactive. Here’s a great idea. You can report potholes on the websit...
I blogged about this condo at 2181 Knotty Pine Drive when it was assigned to me back in August. After the bank did some minor repairs, added fresh paint, carpet and new kitchen appliances it was listed on October 29th for $89,900.  It went under contract for $97,000 on November 15th, but a lower ...
This morning at my networking group, our restoration/construction expert, Shawn McDonough of Laurens Construction, passed along some great tips regarding roofs and ice dams. Yup, it's that time of year again.USE A SNOW RAKE before the dam builds.NEVER THROW ROCK SALT ON YOUR ROOF - it damages th...
Back in 2010, the American Express Company started advertising a ‘small business Saturday’ on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The general idea was to use your American Express cards and patronize the local ‘Main Street’ businesses, rather than shopping at a big box store.  It was quite success...
The area Farmers' Markets are closed until Spring 2014, and while that means we’re not going to have fresh local produce, there are still some great options for local shopping. The Howell Winter Marketplace is one of those choices. It is open 2 Sundays a month through April 2014, from 10:00 am t...
OK, it is stolen, but it's true and funny.  We all have stories like this, don't we? I can remember wa-a-ay back as a young investor. Too many stories to tell!,,20268240,00.html   Do you have a favorite story to tell about investment propery?
I’ve had a couple of recent calls inquiring about the correct process for multiple offers.   There’s a lot of confusion on the way that consumers think they should be handled as opposed to what Michigan real estate law says.  Here is what the Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR) has to say abou...


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